I’m a non- yardworking kind of girl. I dislike dirt and bugs, I’m not skilled at keeping plants alive, and I’m not that fond of breaking a sweat. But after several years of living with a broken stepping stone that led to nowhere, I decided it was time for a change: Now it looks way better and I’m a little proud of myself for finally taking some action. There are 2 or 3 more ‘problem areas’ in the yard I may or may not get to this summer, so this was either a great start or a great finish to my landscaping adventure…
I’ve hit that time of year, when my birthday fast approaches, that I start to feel a bit reflective… and not always in a shiny, sparkly way. I wonder if I’ve done enough with my life, if I’m on the path to becoming who I’m meant to be, if I really need to keep that 15 year old sweater or if I can just toss it already. That sort of thing.
And I also feel like doing something to mark the occasion. Like maybe I should cut my hair extremely short, or get another tattoo, or redecorate the living room, or… well, something.
I decided that this year I’d just do something simple and bring my bead supplies upstairs. I have (er, had?) a nifty area all set up in the basement for
playing working with beads, but I noticed that as the temps dropped outside, the number of times I went downstairs to bead also dropped.
I think this will meet my needs for both making a change and for staying warm while beading. One nifty benefit to the move is that I uncovered a few bags of beads that I had purchased on a trip last year and never put away properly so forgot about them entirely so yay for that, too.
Of course, making myself a beading closet has caused the rest of the room to be out of whack, turning my supposedly simple something into more of a major something as now I have to move things around in the entire room…
I probably should have just gone for the haircut.
What can I say? This little fella has it all… feathers, bling, glitter, a sparkly star… he’s deliciously tacky!
This makes the second kitschy squirrel I’ve received from a friend– does that officially make me a collector?
Yesterday was a pretty good working day. I spruced up a retired design for re-release and kitted it to send to my model stitcher, finished up a new design I had been working on and kitted that one, and started a third. Today, I’m hoping to finish AND kit that 3rd design… we’ll see if the force is with me or not on that ;)
Tranquilizers? Snuggle frog? check check
Tomorrow morning, I’ll be heading back in for round 2 of my Big Dental Adventure. I decided to spend the weekend recovering at my parents’ house because the DDS office is a long drive from home, and I’ll be feeling icky afterwards. And because if I’m here, I’ll feel like I should be doing something productive. And also because no one can make my mom’s pudding or Feel Better Chicken Noodles the way she can. No one.
Have a great weekend! Eat something crunchy for me :)