Friday, January 13, 2017

Rainy day off

Today my dad and I took Mom for a regular checkup.
She usually sees her oncologist on Thursdays, so I got Thursdays off from work.

I was sorry to miss Jacki's class, but she was out sick, so the class was cancelled anyway.
Luckily, my mom won't have another visit for at least another 3 weeks.

She is still taking a week of chemotherapy pills at home, every month or so.
Still not strong enough to walk, but everything else is OK for now.

There was a lot of rain!
The right hand lane on a lot of roads was flooded to the curb.

Mom's appointment took less than an hour, which was a miracle.

I was hoping to go visit my green car at the paint shop, but I didn't want to drive all the way to Anaheim in the pouring rain.

I had a bizzare dream where my red car was hit by another car.
I captured the persons responsible into a soup can!
I walked around with the can, trying to tell the police where I was.
In the end the police never showed up and I had to let them go.

I decided it was safer to stay home and work on my metal jewelry.
First I tried to color some aluminum and copper using a patina solution.

It was supposed to give the metal an "antique patina."

All it did was stink like sulfur.
The container didn't have instructions, just pictures.

Maybe I didn't leave it in long enough.

I got out some aluminum dog tags, and a hammer and other tools.

(The metal blanks are coated with blue tape on one side to keep them from getting scratched while you are working on it.)

I made these earrings:

I didn't copy anything, just kind of remembering other earrings I've seen like it.

I also tried to copy a bracelet I saw in the Sundance catalog.
I couldn't find what I needed to make it, so I began to organize my room.

Eventually I found what I wanted and made this bracelet:

I couldn't believe how time flew by.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a productive day to me, love the rain pics! ;o)