Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fairy Balls....?

Umm.... yeah, probably not the best name, upon further reflection. But, when these beads first came out of the kiln, that's the name that popped instantly into my head, Fairy Balls. However, they shall from this point forward be called ~Fairy Lights~ . They're listed on eBay right now, if you'd like to come check them out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Have you ever....

had a puppy that was more work than a baby?

Don't get me wrong, Tucker is a great little guy. He's so cute and he's super sweet. He follows me everywhere, gluing himself to my ankles. He's pretty smart and he did finally learn to swim like an actual Labrador Retriever (he used to swim free-style, hauling his front legs completely out of the water and then slapping them back down really hard - creating such a churning wake that he'd nearly drown himself).

It's just that he gets really, really lonely at night. When we're sleeping. Or, when we used to be sleeping. His heart wrenching cries fill the house until not a creature is sleeping, not even a mouse. (except for my husband who, much like when our children were babies, is miraculously unable to either hear or respond to these cries) But after nearly a month, those cries are not nearly as heart wrenching as they used to be.

So puppy is in the garage. I swear, I just couldn't take it anymore. I'm so sleep deprived, I'm afraid we're going to have a case of Shaken Puppy Syndrome soon. Seriously, he's better off out there for right now. Sorry, Tuck....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Woefully out of shape!

I just went for a run, if you could call it that. OMG, I am so out of shape it's embarrassing! Seriously, I could run farther when I weighed 20 pounds more than I do right now. After taking the entire summer and the last 1 1/2 off, I have absolutely no stamina and no wind. Sad!!!

Anyway, I'll keep at it. I love running and I miss it, so I won't give up.

In the meantime, I have a new set listed on eBay. It's made with gorgeous Gaffer Chalcedony. The colors are just amazing and I made them with Zoozi's crystal press, so they have a wonderful shape to them. Very fun.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Something new, something blue

I have about 45 seconds to post this, so no chit-chat this a.m. Must leave plenty of time to guzzle coffee.
After a many month hiatus from eBay, I've finally listed something new.

Also, I'm in the process of updating the Mermaid Glass website (finally!!!) and I'm starting to list some items there and remember - I always give FREE SHIPPING from my site. Here's a preview of what's there. I'll be adding more items daily.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Back in the groove

Whenever I take too much time off, it feels like I have to relearn everything - how to make beads, how to photograph beads, how to list beads, how to...well, I think you get the picture.

Anyway, after too much time off, I am actually settling back into the routine of it. Last week was my first full week back at the torch. I had some good results and some not so good.

As I expected.

Today, I forced myself to take bead pictures (a chore I hate!) and actually got some things listed. It feels good. It feels 'normal'.

One listing in particular that I want to mention is for a pink and Chalcedony goddess. All profits from this bead will got to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in recognition of Pink October. I'll also match the profits and double the donation. She's in my Etsy shop.

I've also been working on some Pandora-style beads. They're fun to make and very relaxing. They sort of put me in the mood for bigger and better things, so I used them as a 'warm-up' all last week. As a result, I have a ton of them. These are the ones I listed today but, rest assured, there are a bunch more. They're also on Etsy.
Thanks for checking in!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Boys get sleepy

Naps are good!

This is our new puppy, Tucker. We still miss Titus, but Tuck is a sweet little guy and the kids are happy to have a puppy to love. We've had him for a week and he's very healthy, has had his check-up and shots and everything is looking very good so far. He's fiesty, though. Not adjusting to his crate very quickly. Obviously, he prefers the couch!
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