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I'm so up and down lately. I believe it's all job related or lack of job related. I've had nibbles the last few days which is encouraging and I'm about to go on vacation anyway, but still...

I did no yoga, no crunches, no dance today but did walk to the post office and mailed a dress I sold on ebay, then to Trader Joe's and Walgreens for stuff and then home. But then I took a long nap. I guess stress will do that to you. And what's wrong with sleeping I ask myself? I'm not lazy, I stay busy all day, it's exhausting. I'm stressed, I accept it.

Seeing my friend tomorrow, the best thing that happened at my last job, I made a true beautiful friend.

This afternoon I practiced gluing crystal jewels on my eyelids, looked great, very tricky to apply. I need to examine more types of eyelash glue. The one I got had no applicator, I used an old but never used small eye make-up brush.

I got a lot of work done on my clothes this week. Glued flat back rhinestones and blue & green seaglass on my black cami, they look good. My theme is ocean,waves, seaweed with blooms, sun rays. I want to add more to it and think I'm going to cut away a section of the part under the bra cups and sew in another piece of material, part of an old scarf or something. Still thinking.

I added two eye-let thing-a-ma-bobs to a skirt I love that I wore last year so I can tie it at my hip a little tighter. That was so easy to do,  I want to add them to everything.

The pink slip-gown has been punked up big time. It was long, with a handkerchief type hem, but now is short.  I sort of chopped it up and re-assembled it, I used fabric glue on it because the silk was too hard to sew. It's part silk, velvet trim and burnt velvet. The glued part is a little stiff, but I'm hoping to lightly iron it when it's done or soak it, not sure though, cause glue may lose some power, will research that.

The back of this work-in-progress is still up for grabs. I evened it out by cutting but need to do something to it. I have some light brown suede I may attach, just to the back. I could sew that. I could make it a little fringe as well. I don't know. I'm thinking.

I learned you can stretch clothing that you accidentally shrunk by soaking the garment in fabric softener or hair conditioner than laying it out flat slightly stretching it. I used clothes pins on two towels then ironed it. I did it twice. The little dress that got too short is back to a non-prostitute length in front, just short. I love the internet.

My two solar lanterns came today. I adore them. I'm going to use them in the house at night. I wish I could solar everything. I'm learning more about it. Two of the women coming to BM are bringing a lot of solar powered stuff. Beats kerosene.

I'm reading the last Harry Potter book - DON'T TELL ME HOW IT ENDS! It's a joy, I mean really.

I bought a lot of incense and sage today, most of it for burning man but am basking in the sweet curling smoke carrying my dreams to the universe for manifestation.


Namaste Dreamwidth friends
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This quote blew me away when I read it  today and I discovered a person I'd like to know more about:

This is when the magic happens: right when you feel like everything is going wrong, shift your attitude to accept that it’s actually going right. Our judgments of how we think our life should be are preventing us from reaching our Highest Potential. If you’re going through a storm, hold the belief that it’s the perfect storm for you to be going through and that you’ve been given everything you need to weather the storm. When the chaos subsides you will experience the Truth that is forever true; you are always taken care of, exactly where you need to be and your efforts are rewarded exactly when they need to be. Remember this Truth the next time a storm is on the horizon and you will grow wings and be able fly right over it and towards the calm waters of Trust and Universal love.” ~Jackson Kiddard

Yesterday I had some news that literally brought tears of joy to my eyes. Although Unemployment had told me the amount I would be receiving via mail, during the process it turns out I qualified for an extension since I've only been working temporary jobs since getting laid off, so I still receive the maximum amount. It's truly wonderful to be slightly less poor than I was!

Burning Man prep is accelerating. I reserved a car, bought a used bike rack, bought 8 two-foot ,1/2 inch diameter rebar stakes, bungies, gems to glue on my face, some toiletries, a paper thin full-length mirror and clothesline. I ordered two small solar lanterns for camp and my tent.

I really need to start hemming and embellishing my clothes. I don't really have that many.  Which is fine. I think that's tomorrow. I have another big trip to an army surplus store for goggles and to see whatever else they have I may need. I need a pad for under my sleeping bag...I am EXCITED and nervous!!

I did major work in my garden today. My hot pepper plants are huge, I see something like a flower coming along but it's droopy. I cleaned the leaves cause a few were shriveling, so I think  bug was sucking the juice out of them. I need a ladybug or two out there. I transplanted my biggest one and a smaller one into a huge pot, then switched a few others into the next size. Yesterday I cut back the basil and cilantro and have it drying. I think I may take a nice dried bag to Burning Man, my mates cook alot. After I clean up the balcony tomorrow --once the sun drys the floor-- I'll take a few pictures and post them.

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Tuesday was definitely the day it started looking like I was going to get what I needed. I started fairly early and went to bike shop and bought a couple spoke and front & back flashing reflectors, 2 tire tubes, two little tools to pop off the tires (they're here somewhere), a bell, and a bike seat cover.

Then I went to the drugstore and got my prescriptions, vitamins, 2 100 block sunscreen (Sport brand) and one for face, cooling aloe lotion, neosporin, band-aids, saline nose spray, batteries, fun eye-makeup, trash bags, small trash bags, lighters and a travel sewing kit.

I went to a craft store in the same area that I wished I had gone to in the beginning. I found a better, cheaper sewing kit, good strong invisible thread, a cheap wicker basket I thought I could use as a bike basket and a swatch of fake fur for $3.00.

I returned the drugstore store sewing kit. I walked across the street the hardware store and got these kind of clips, I have no idea what they're called. They're metal, you kind of loop them and then screw them together. They guy recommended those for the basket, plus some big zip ties.

Between two grocery stores I got most of my food. Cereal and almond milk, veggie pouch meals that you boil and eat, they're vacuumed sealed. A bag of mixed grains-quinoa couscous, orzo, baby garbanzo beans-boil, simmer and eat;  2 cans of refried beans (I'll probably bring more) 2 big boxes of triscuits, 2 big bags of tostitos, 2 bags of sweet potato chips, cookies, almonds, raisins, olives, hot sauce, almond butter, cliff and Luna bars, hard candies, box of emergencee packs.

12 little V-8's, 8 little cranberry juices, 8 little can coffee drinks (will make coffee too).

I returned the bike seat to the bike shop. Altho it was cushy, it was money, my ass will be fine with the fake fur.

At Target I got several sizes of storage plastic containers with clip lids, I think I'll get a few more.

Between my 2 super awesome man friends, we got the reflectors on the bike, the basket (not the cheap one I bought, a better one I had that was sitting doing nothing. We used the clips and bungee cord. I just stapled and tied the fur on the seat. It's cute.

There are just a handful of things left to get, besides 16 gallons of water and vodka.

My theory with food is to keep it simple. I'm not into bringing fresh stuff that will be dead in 2 days and having meals be a huge part of the day. This is kind of how I eat anyway. I plan to eat fruit on the way up and have for the first day, then whatever.

My normal routine is I eat  a lot of raw foods, and I don't eat a lot. When it's hot especially. The last 2 days were a great test, we had our "first days" of summer, it was in the 90's here, my apartment was that. I've heard from so many people that you just don't eat as much out there. I think I have plenty of food, may pick up another something but it's mainly hydration that concerns me. I've been tracking how much I drink normally!!

I have stuff everywhere, but I'm getting there. I went to my friend's yesterday and we put up her little tent, it was simple.

Not the most interesting post, but this is the part that's fun, just a few more errands and the organizing and packing. My list is awesome.


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