My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #535: Preparing for Germ Warfare

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-27-2011 02:04 PM 1210 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m getting ready to face battle here. My partner Keith has come down with what is turning into a nasty cold. The last thing I want or need is to get sick right now so I am doing everything I can to avoid sharing in the experience. To me there are just some things you don’t want to share.

It started last week when we were doing the major cleaning. He was sneezing and saying his throat was sore and his nose was bothering him. We thought that it definitely could have been allergies, because of all the dust we disturbed when cleaning out the wood piles, under the beds and in all the closets. Not to mention we were digging in the basement at his parents house for a couple of days.

But that was last weekend and over the course of the week it seems to have only gotten worse. Now he is starting to cough too and the dust has long settled and he should be getting back to normal by now. I think he really has a cold.

But I am not giving in that easily. I have too much to do and I am trying to ‘will myself’ to not be sick. Let’s see if I can pull it off. It has been over a week so far and as of now I am in the clear. (Well – I can try, can’t I?)

Yesterday I spent the day drawing. The next installments on the calendar project is due and I need to ship it this upcoming week. The first part was the calendar holder base and January and February. I finished that about a month ago but did some other projects in between that and before I knew it, the next part is due. This part includes the overlays for the months of March through July. The name plates for all the months were completed when I began so that is just a matter of cutting them out, so what I need to work on is the three overlay pieces for each of the five months.

Drawing went well yesterday and I was able to complete March, April and May and even begin with June. I pretty much know what I will be doing though so it is just a matter of getting it into the computer. I may possibly be able to begin cutting today, if all goes well. But Keith is cutting a new project too so I may wait until tomorrow. That’s OK because I have plenty of other things to do in the mean time.

I am trying to keep these pieces on the calendar project simple enough so that anyone can do them. I really do like the idea and it is kind of fun getting all excited about it all over again. It will be even more fun to see it come to life.

So there isn’t too much to talk about today other than that. I am glad that some of you watched the videos yesterday and liked them. I appreciate all the messages you sent me – both here and privately and I hope that they showed a somewhat different way to think about things. I know that they did for me.

Have a great Sunday today and do something that makes you happy. I am going to put on my nurses’ hat and see if I can get enough vitamin C into me (as well as Keith) to combat this cold and not be affected.

We can only hope!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 05:09 PM

oh no..poor keith…hope he gets well soon…...yea try hard not to get sick, sterilize everything…lol…...nice kitty shot too…we have rain and 64 today…but colder weather is coming…you have a great day…bob

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 05:41 PM

Thanks, Bob! I am taking all precautions! :) It is warm here too and not too bad. The snow from last week is just about gone. Good day to stay in and draw! You have a great day too! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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