20 Oct 2005 The Swirling Brain   » (Master)

Well ball trail sales have picked up. I've sold two right back to back and another I have on ebay already has a bid on it! The problem is that all the ball trails I need for my craft show are dwindling because I'm selling them on ebay. That's a problem I don't mind. I need to really work hard this next week and a half to get a bunch made up so I'll have something to show. I figure as Christmas gets closer the demand for them will increase. I made one that is a christmas ornament that I'm rather pleased with, and another out of popsicle sticks that I'm also pleased with. Also, I made a sign for our booth that will hang from the tent. It's about 4 foot long by 6" high that says, "The Swirling Brain" with a brain in a circle that turns slowly by a gearhead motor and batteries. I'm pleased with that also! I'm hoping it will be a nice day.

We got our food stamps. We got about $350! Woo hoo! Maybe I'll sell enough ball trails that I can get off of it, or get a job. Anyway, we had a blast buying food on someone elses dollar. Is that evil to be happy about spending someone elses money when you really do need it? It's hard not to feel guilty or ashamed, but when you got the money, it sure is fun to spend!

We've been watching lots of movies by checking them out free at the library. We watched "Shaun of the Dead". Except for the language, it was very funny. I loved the ending. We also watched "Brother, Where Art Thou?" I thought it was hilarous and to me it redeemed George Clooney from his Solaris movie disaster. We watched "Fantastic Four" at the dollar theater in Mesquite. I actually liked it even though it got crummy reviews. We also watched Sharkboy and Lava Girl. Oh please, except for the 3d it wasn't worth watching, naw even for the 3d it wasn't worth watching. Natalie loved it, though, so that made it worth it! From blockbuster we watched a bunch of TV shows like Monk and Doogie Howser (wife wanted those) and a bunch of kid movies not worth mentioning. All in all, it's cheaper than cable, that's for sure!

Teresa seems to be doing better now since her father died. She doesn't cry anymore except once in a blue moon. Natalie brought home a fund raiser and I found Teresa crying. I gave her a big hug and asked her why and she said her dad had ordered one of the items. There's little things like that that will still trigger her to crying. I know when my brother died I went through the same thing for probably a year after. My wife seems to be recovering faster than I did, tho.

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