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Bliss Morgan
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Good mornthing!

Here is a picture of me looking dubiously/fearfully at my To Do list.

Here is my To Do list:
- Kitchen: Clear off table, empty/clean sink (if time, scrub stovetop, sweep)
- Hallway: vacuum
- Eldest's room: tidy floorstuff
- Middlest's room: tidy floorstff
- Youngest's room: clear away things in front of closet (if time, tidy floorstuff)
- Living room: put all socks away, clear randomness off couches (dust ceiling fan)
- Landing: yarn bins
- Bathrooms: scrub toilets, wipe mirrors (dust/vacuum)
- Master bedroom: Put laundry away in closet, put boxen away in attic, scoop cat litter, (sweep/vacuum)

Why the sudden mass rush to clean the place up? Well, because the building is officially on the market, and the realtor lady called me yesterday. Y'see, she's pretty great, and wants to disturb our lives as little as possible -

::break away for long uncomfortable minutes of tearful laughter::

...wants to disturb our lives as little as possible, so they are only showing the first floor apartment and basement initially, and only having people view our apartment if they've seen all that already and are serious about potentially moving forward with the purchase. Apparently she already has one such investor who is interested in being an owner/occupant; she called me yesterday to see if they could come today after regular work hours to check the place out. So I said yes, and I have to clean up.

I am trying to balance needful cleaning versus panic cleaning. I have given myself 1-3 major things to do in each room, with "stretch goals" in parentheses.

On the upside of things, I did a binge clean in the kitchen and living room last week, so there aren't actually many things to do there.

On the amusing side of things, I just looked at the Zillow listing for this place and saw that my car is in the pictures of the driveway, LOL. Also got to check out via those pictures the renovations the landlord did to our old apartment. Holy crap, it's pretty. Dude has a thing for brown/mauve colorways though. >.>

Anyway, Eldest seems to have slept off his fever, so we've got full enschoolenation happening today, and I'll do All The Things. Let's see how much I can tick off the list before my time with Miz Murphy, eh?

Hello, Blisstopia.<3
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Good mornthing!

I have an interview at 11. I think my hair looks fairly suitable. Is curly hair still considered unprofessional? Should I be bothering with a french twist or a bun or something?

Do I really want to be worrying this much about an interview for an entry-level part time job?

Oh well. I feel like I look pretty good. I've got my awesome necklace from +Murphy Jacobs with the felt pad inside swapped out for pale blue so it goes with the dress. I found heels in the back of my closet that suitable match. The earrings are understated and matchy and professional. I pondered taking out the nose ring, and then figured fuckit. It does not look unprofessional IMO, nor would it detract from my ability to perform the duties of the position.

Makeup? No makeup? ::checks fucks-levels::

One thing I am going to have to do is go hit the thrift shop this morning for a small blue handbag. All my bags are big colorful shoulder/tote/messenger bags, which are fun and useful and definitely do not go with the sleek professional look. Nor would it be particularly professional, I think, to stroll in with my keys in my hands ad then be fumbling for a place to put them the whole time.

As it currently stands, the younger two Spawn are both enschoolenated, and Eldest is home sick. He's got a fever, the tummy swirlies, and hella congestion and such, and he even LOOKS like crap; a weird combo of flushed and pale. A day of rest will be good for him, and if he isn't on the mend by tonight then I will see about getting him to his doctor.

I'm ready so much faster this morning than I thought I'd be. Probably because of the 20-30 minutes I saved not driving Eldest to school. >.>

Anxiety level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp6JwRd7_2c

Hello, Blisstopia. <3
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Good mornthing!

Today began with managing to do some flexible parenting to help a kiddo have a good start to the day, even though it meant a break from established routine.

Today continued with reaching out to one of the former occupants of my apartment to let her know I found a ring with her dead mother's name etched inside.

What next, Tuesday?

Today also included the indulgence of garlic toast, which I will have to skip tomorrow because tomorrow I have an interview! It's not necessarily for the field I want to be in long term, but it's part time, steady hours, and will be money coming in while I continue to job hunt. Wish me good outcomes, my dears.

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Finished a new tri-tone Lost Souls shawl! This get an idea of these things, it takes me approximately 20 Minutes to do one skull regardless of yarn or hook size. This shawl is made of 120 skulls; divide that by three and this represents 40 hours of skilled labor, or one full work week. If I price my skilled labor at $15/hour, this shawl is therefore worth $600, exclusive of materials cost.

I am prepared to let this shawl go for $400 plus shipping for a limited time. If anyone is interested in a Get It First discount, please message me; otherwise I will be putting it up in the shop at full price in one week. Please feel free to share this far and wide!

(Buy a beautiful thing for yourself or someone you love, and you’ll also be buying me new brakes for my car! 😍)

See the shop at http://blissmorgan.etsy.com

#FiberArtist #Handmade #crochet #skull #shawl #skilledlabor
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Good mornthing!

Brief braggypost - I finished the skulls shawl in the Red Heart It’s A Wrap yarn, in the Western colorway. It feels as amazing as it looks.

I’m wearing it today as I drive Middlest to an appointment. As always I hold out hope that someone will compliment me and ask where I got it so I can (A) brag and (2) maybe set up a commission or future sale.

So yes. Monday Monday go go go!!!

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Good mornthing!

Last night and this morning we were kidless! Therefore we had some wine, marathoned a bunch of Big Mouth, saved the world, had a leisurely breakfast and thrift trip, and went for a walk in the Arboretum.

Arboretum photowalk pics included especially for +C. Corey Fisk as well as anyone else who might long for New England springs.

It is currently 86 and sunny in the advance of an incoming afternoon thunderstorm. Therefore the walk is done and we are in air conditioning headed home. I find myself glad that I stuck my parasol in my bag as a just in case; I would be quite burnt right now if I hadn’t.

The thrift store trip has me once again contemplating opening an online post-thrift boutique: silver platters that have been tarnished brought home and cleaned; rescuing the pictures that are actual paintings because people deserve art that is not just mass produced posters; soft, woven blankets; vintage brooches; beautiful scarves; weird glassware; even that tapestry-style Ravenclaw blanket I saw today.

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5/20/18
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Good mornthng!

Invasion Of The Littles!

My sister is at a pop-up shop boutique thing with the wearables she makes, which means I get an entire day with my 6-year-old niece and 1-year-old nephew. A change from routine! So excite!

My skills at parenting such a little Little are a little rusty. It’s like riding a bike, if you haven’t ridden in three years and forget how far forward on the pedals you can put your feet before they spin out and send you lurching.

On the upside, the little dude is incredibly chill. Not pictured, the nest of veggie straws he just dumped out of that container.

I am also chill I guess? Except for when there was mashed cereal bar. I was ok with onion paper all over the floor, and veggie straws on the couch and underfoot. But stickiness between my fingers, gyah!!

Today’s plan is no plan.

Today’s To Do is excellent kiddo time.

Meanwhile my sister will hopefully have much success with her pop up shop. Wish her much luck and many successes; she took a stack of my shop stock with her, and I gave her my blessing to discount things if it decides someone to buy rather than not buy. My car is gonna need brakes in like a month. :-/

Hello, Blisstopia. <3
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5/19/18
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Good mornthing!

On my shoulder is a paper army tank that Youngest made. He perched it there and I named it Polly, to which he squawked, "Polly want a nuclear warhead!"

Children are charming and horrifying.

Friday is upon us, and with it I am back to a morning of cleaning for Ms. N once again. I haven't seen her in weeks. Apparently today will involve some sewing.

After I'm done assisting her, I will be able to finally do the grocery shopping I meant to do yesterday but that was delayed due to banks not handling money orders the way I expected, and once that's done... a shower, I hope. Then deschoolenation of the lads, packing them up, and driving them west.

Around the time I get home from that... my sister will be arriving, eeeee! She's bringing her littles, and we are having a sleepover and then, tomorrow, I will get to be Entertaining Auntie while she goes down into Rhode Island for a photoshoot. You could hire her. She's pretty damn great. http://www.shannon-sorensen.com

So yeah, that's my day.

Hello, Blisstopia. <3
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