It’s been one of THOSE weeks.
You know what I’m talking about. The dinner burns. Every. Single. Night. My hand burns in the process. Or its stabbed ferociously with a knife while trying to scoop a piece of brownie out of a pan because ohmygodIneedsugar. Everything I picked up I dropped. Usually on another part of my body. I broke a light bulb. I tried to teach my son how to drive and… I assure you… many things almost broke that day. My husband was on vacation so it was a seemingly endless marathon of Duck Dynasty and American Pickers episodes radiating past the gentle hum of the air conditioner.
But it’s also been one of the better weeks.
I accomplished a lot, despite the mishaps. Three new tutorials (available here). Some designs sketched for all kinds of goodies, including a locket and goddess pendant, more hair pins and cuffs. And… as sickening as it may be to many of you…. I’m halfway through my Christmas shopping. I know! Trust me, I know how disgusting that is. But I can’t help it. I’m done by October every single year because the thought of being unprepared is so devastating to my organizing psyche that it wouldn’t be surprising if I were done by June.
And I’m ending my third month of… dun dun DUN…. dieting. Okay. I don’t like that word. No one does. You know the verbal garbage we’re supposed to say: “lifestyle change”, which basically means a diet we do forever. But, I’ve lost 36 lbs, and I’m quite proud of that. I also sometimes stab myself with a knife in a desperate attempt to shovel rock-hard, week-old brownies in my mouth when no one is looking. Karma, eh? I wish I could say I felt the effort was worth it, but I think I might love cupcakes too much. However, my pants are lose, so I’ll take what I can get!
Also, as projects keep me busier and busier, it’s come time to draw to a close custom orders while I focus on my designs-to-do list. I may, at some point this year, have an opportunity to open up my schedule to custom orders, but there are currently too many projects in demand of my attention at the moment, so this update has been posted on the Custom Design tab. Check the tab often for available openings for custom work. As always, custom orders are on a first-come, first-serve basis, once slots are available. I will not be reserving slots ahead of time. I have a huge beaded project in the works for next years Battle of the Beadsmiths, which will take up whatever time I have available when not designing new work. I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Otherwise, it’s all been pretty mellow around here and I’m eager to start September with fresh ideas, projects, blog posts and whatever might tickle my fancy. My goals are coming along nicely, and I like the direction I’m heading. What about you? Are you heading in the right direction?