Friday, December 25, 2009

Methinks I am a snob......

Tonight I surfed by several old bookmarked sites.... being nosey, wanting to know what was going on.
Nice work -- same work -- it all looks the same.
The artist is good.
But all of the items look the same -- just different color paletes.
The artist uses the same technique in each piece -- nothing changes.
Same design, over and over and over again.

Maybe that is why I struggle.....
I don't know.
but it is food for my thoughts tonight.

Good stuff, man !

I gots good stuff for Christmas, man !
Lots o' good stuff!

Wonderful Christmas

It has been a wonderful day with my family.
I love them so much.
My life would be incomplete with Van and Colleen in it.
They make me so happy.

The snow is melting !

Ahhhhhhhhh, the snow is melting ! Hurray Hurray !!

I think it is supposed to rain :(

Sunday, December 20, 2009

BJP 2009

I worked on the last heart for the 2009 BJP while we were in the midst of the snowstorm.
There are times that I wish I beaded as fast as others.
Just is not going to happen.
I can't fling them on -- it is a whole process for me.
And I can't not cover the material.
Just to have some beads here, and some beads there makes me nuts.
NUTS I tell you !
It really does make me twitch.

I haven't picked out my shape for next year.
12 individuals?
1 large one?
I know they all have to be the same size.
I think they will be smaller than this year because there needs to be time for other items.
With work etc., I need to be able to make room for other pieces to work on.
There are so many ideas crashing around in my head and I have to experiment with those too!
Plus there is always the BFAC project that will come up in a few months!

More Snow for AC

Well, the weather INDEED is quite frightful -- for Atlantic City.
We don't get snow -- with the salt air of the ocean, snow accumulation is rare.

In the past 24 hours, we have over 15 inches -- closer to 18.
Now add in the wind gusts up to 25 and 30 mph and that gives drifts !

The street has been plowed (in our subdivision) by the landscaping company.
Several times.
No sidewalks are clear.
We can't even see the Christmas decorations in the front yard.

I cleared off the cars twice yesterday.
The second time was before the sleet started.
No matter how much He argued about doing it, I am glad I did -- at least it isn't snow/ice/more snow.
Uncovering the cars again will be a chore.
But that's ok.
It has to be done in prep for tomorrow for work.

And once again a path will have to be cleared in the back yard so that the dogs can "do their business".

It's pretty.
This much is rare for the Shore.
But I've enjoyed it.

I would have enjoyed getting down to the Boardwalk to take pictures of the snow on the Beach.
That isn't going to happen.
Maybe next time when we have a few inches less.

Colleen baked cookies all day yesterday.
I felt like my nose was turning in to a sugar detector.
Not sure how she stood it all day -- I would have been crazed at one point.
Cookies are not a "big thing" for me.
BUT, I was able to convince her to save the Butterscotch ones for MEEEEEEEEeeeeee !
That was the one I liked the best (oh I only tasted two of the nine-gazillion ones she baked).

I wasn't NEARLY as efficient as she was: I beaded and napped.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snowing in Atlantic City !!

Whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!
About a half an inch right now -- and we lost power for about an hour and a half -- methinks due to the ice on the lines.
The three of us sat in the living room with flashlights, candle and the pets.
It was cosy.

Had a great - rainy and bizarre -- but great day today.
I got us lost when we went out on our big adventure.
Have been told that I am banned from directions.
(giggle -- like that is a bad thing !!!)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday and Friday off !!

Lord I needed today and tomorrow off.
Work is driving me NUTS !

Hair appointment today at 12:30.
Then must rush back to the house and begin getting ready to leave.

We have a party in Princeton tonight.
Annual party -- I have only missed two (2) of them in the past 11 years.
Methinks some Cosmo's are calling my name!

Tomorrow night I have to make an appearance at a party -- it's a work thing, and I didn't go last year so this year I must at least stop by.

I am thinking.........

a lot about the post Beki made about future retreats.
It would be less than honest for me to say I wish they would be closer -- the west coast is such a schelp for us right coasters. The time zone change really messes with the mind.

But...... there is nothing I can do about that.

On the other hand, I was thinking a lot about what teachers I would take repeat classes with.
There are a few.

And on the other hand -- and for the sake of politeness -- I will keep it to myself, there are those that I would not repeat with.
Just didn't enjoy, didn't get anything out of, or didn't mesh with them.

And on another similiar path --- I wish Sherry would teach her purse class somewhere close.
I doubt she will be back to Blanche's anytime soon to teach it.
I am wondering how much I could teach myself???