Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Where did the time go?! June is almost over.  I can't believe it.  This whole summer has felt off for me.  It was cold for a long while into spring with a few days of scorching heat sprinkled in.  Its been a weird season.  At least, I think so.

Lets see...
Last time I wrote I was shopping for a dress, and making a dog charm.  Well, I'm still working on that dog charm.  Its been on the back burner, but I've started working again.  Painting is going slowly, but its not a race.
My future brother in laws wedding happened a few weeks ago now.  It was pretty, and classy, and a lot of fun.  Its always nice seeing the family.  I ended up with a saucy red dress, and a pair of high heels that gave me the worst toe cramps in my life.  I think I might have to burn them.  Whoever thought that high heels were a good idea should be beaten.  Or forced to wear them.  Something.  It was terrible.  Plus, I ended up not wearing them at one point, but I wish I would have had some flats or something.  Especially since a lot of rose petals ended up on the dance floor, and my feet turned purple! :)  I think they were purple for a couple days.  It was a lot of fun though.
I've been working at my new job for a few weeks now.  Its really interesting, and my bosses and coworkers are really nice.  I'm feeling pretty lucky about that.  There is a lot to learn, and I'm hoping to absorb it all like a big ol' brain sponge.  Its going to take some hard work to get into the swing and balance work and the shop.  I just need to organize and focus.  Its been a struggle, but I'm not giving up or anything.  I'm just going to take it one day at a time.
My garden is starting to grow pretty good.  Little flowers are poking their heads up and blooming.  So far I have only seen the pansies.  :)  Yesterday I found a little millipede, a fuzzy white caterpillar, and a green bug I've never seen before.  I researched it, and it looks like it was a green tree cricket.  Like a baby one though.
I recently finished a personal pendant.  It was my first time working with silver metal clay, and it turned out great.  I'm really pleased with it.  :)
I've been working on a new idea for the shop.  Something from a long while ago, something that only a vague memory of remains.  Little bits suddenly came back to me though, and now it needs to be revisited.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when it finally comes together.
With all of these interesting things going on, I would love to toss in some pictures for you to see what I see, but that brings me to my final issue.  My camera is old.  Well, by electronic standards, its a dinosaur.  It sucks too, because I love this camera.  Its been a great little companion and has captured so many memories for me.  Its coming to be time to replace my little buddy though.  The batteries no longer hold a charge, and its not worth investing in new ones.  So, I've been researching, and I think I have found a worthy replacement for my old Canon PowerShot S410 with its tiny 4 megapixels.  Hopefully if things go well, I will have my new baby soon.

*fingers crossed*  :)