I landscaped ūüėģ¬†

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… 

reflection is the leading cause of redecoration


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.



work space

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 ;)

oh boy.

Jell-O?  check

Book?  check

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 :)