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Saturday, February 27, 2010

And the days go by..................

Can I post some new designs?
Can I post new listings in my eBay & Etsy stores?
Can I show you some new and wonderful photos I have taken?
No, no & no. Well, ok maybe I could, but then I wouldn't be able to do any of the things I mentioned. I am so dis-organized it's not even funny. I need someone to take me by the hand and help me!! I don't know whether it is the ADHD, middle age or what but I am so incredibly scattered that it's amazing I remember to breathe.

I have reconnected with so many of my 'old' friends, some whom I have known since I was 10, these are friends that I would fight to the end for. Friends who always have a special place in my heart no matter how many years go by before we find each other again, and I haven't had the time to call even one of them. So for Mark, who spent endless hours with me, sleeping over each other's houses, double dating and just being the best friend in the world - For Kathe, who was always sweet to me and jumped on my arresting officers back when he tried to push me into the cop car during the walk out in High School (story for another time) LOL, For Lorraine, who was always my friend no matter how annoying & crazy I was and who was there in the hospital for my first son's birth - and for MaryEllen who showed me that you can be a Lady, intelligent and extremely funny all at the same time - I miss & love you all and think of you all the time. I am just .... me. Disorganized and buried under things to do. There are so many others whom I would love to mention but I don't have enough time and space here to list everyone lol.

On the flip side of this situation is the fact that all my hard work is paying off. Charles is doing well with his studying for the GED. For those of you who don't know he is trying to get out of High School early. He had gotten special permission from the Superintendent to take the GED once he turns 17 next month. Once he passes it he will be going for College Classes for computers so that he can get some letters added after his name lol. He is a natural when it comes to computers, already into serious programming etc but he knows that in order to secure a good job he will need his degree. I am sad that he won't be having a normal graduation ceremony but glad and proud that he is driven to move ahead faster and go for what he wants.

Both of my stores are coming together although I have not had any sales at Etsy yet :( I am working on two designs right now for bracelets and am waiting for some items I ordered to come in so that I can work on 3 others that I have in my head. Disorganized, disorganized. Alex and I went to Wal-Mart & Office Depot a few weeks ago and bought several 'designer' boxes so that I could organize all of my beads, wires, charms etc and he even made some dividers for them. Alas, I still haven't figured out what is comfortable for me. I also have been fighting the urge to decorate these little boxes lol. Maybe I should just let myself go and do it, it might help the juices flow.

So right now it's Saturday and I got a delivery from China of over 1,000 items. Nope, not exaggerating over 1,000. The reason for that is because some of the packs I got contain 300 items while most contain around 40, so it's not as bad as it would seem but it will definitely keep me busy for awhile. Poor Alex will be taking pics forever lol. He has been trying to help me out by taking all of the photos so I could concentrate on listing, pricing and advertising. Aside from my boys, he is the best thing that ever happened to me and I thank God everyday for him.

Well I have to go for now, I have a lot to do, just in case I didn't already tell you that lol. Have a great day and please drop by my eBay and Etsy shoppes and add me to your favorites. You might find something you like :)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Well I heard the word snow yesterday and considering I really need to get my behind out of my chair and get a little exercise I managed to convince Alex & Charles to take a walk. As you can see in this photo, the snow was just starting to fall when we went out at around 4pm yesterday.

And this one as well:

Charles decided that it was too cold for him and ran back to the house - literally ran lol:

After dinner we heard a knock at the back door. Apparently even the natives were having a hard time coping with the snow:

This morning we awoke to no internet and a lot more snow:



Those are just a couple of shots from the back door lol. I have not yet ventured outside. I will be going out later though as I want to get a shot of the ponds, they look awesome with the snow and ice.

Alex had to go outside with a hair dryer and heat up our internet dish lol. It was a bit frozen over and we couldn't get on.

Well, that is all for now, I am hoping that this weather doesn't hinder things too badly. Small town, no ice trucks, no plows (which makes no sense to me since this is farm country lol) and the mail will be slower than the proverbial molasses in winter. Hopefully we won't lose internet.

I need to go and get more items into my eBay store and finish up a mini kit I have been working on ;) Have a great day and stay warm!