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Monday, August 26, 2013


I've been a beadmaker for 13 years.  For the last year I have been in a bead slump, in other words my mojo is gone.  There is nothing there...nada, zip, no thing!  I've tried new ideas and resurrected old ones.  Neither method has been exciting for me.  In the "old days"  beadmaking was profitable, which is necessary if a beadmaker wants to continue to buy supplies.  The market is now flooded by a variety of beadmakers.  Many far more talented than I will ever be, but also with some very inferior beadmakers that sell their beads for a pittance.  I think it's time to step away.  I'm discouraged and honestly I'm tired of trying to make the silver glasses sing.  That combined with the fact that no one in the glass industry has ever come up with a decent pink glass has driven me over the edge, but truthfully I was way too close in the first place.  This past year has presented many challenges to me.  Some I've been successful in meeting  head on, however, others have changed me.  I have a show in Nov. that I will do.  I'm going to give it until after Christmas.  I have some new things I am going to try, and maybe I will paint again....  it's time for a cool change........

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I saw this on FB:
Sometimes you just read words that strike you as being true.  Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I don't know, but if you think like this, it sure makes life a lot easier

Friday, August 9, 2013


This is what we did since we were both feeling yucky.  Cass had her tonsils and adenoids removed on Wednesday morning and I have been fighting a bout of diverticulitis since Tues.  Neither one of us were liking the way we were feeling so we slept part of the day away while Pop (also known as HB) waited on us.  We ate Popsicles for breakfast and watched Max and Ruby on videos.  Thank you iTunes.  For lunch we had more Popsicles and Cass had a scrambled egg.  When then slept the afternoon away.  Although I have to admit I did spend a lot of time just watching my sweet Cass sleeping, and felt so lucky that I could do that :)

Friday, August 2, 2013


I used to love to read, but in the past year or so, since I got my Kindle I've really cut down on my reading.  I would order new books and start reading them, but never finished.  Today I was in Barnes and Noble and I started wandering the new releases.  I read both The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, two of my all time favorite books.  I read both of them in book form.  I wanted to read the author's newest book, And the Mountains Echoed.  I was going to order it on my Kindle, but was wondering if I would leave it unfinished just like all the other ones.  I picked up the book and started thumbing through it.  I loved the feel of that book in my hands.  It had some weight, and there were pages to turn, and it had that book smell, it felt like it belonged in my hands.  It hit me then, this is what I have been missing on my Kindle, all those sight and smells that make a book a book.  A Kindle doesn't feel familiar to me,  It's cold and mechanical, sometimes you have to recharge the battery before you can continue reading.  Holding this book  I felt that desire to read a real book again.  I love carrying a book around.  Reading late into the night was something I always used to do because my books always went to bed with me.
So I bought the book.  Luckily it was 40% off.  I took it to my doctor's appointment and read it while I waited.  The book is sitting beside me now, waiting to be picked up again.  I plan to spend the next couple of hours reading. I am so happy real books came back into my life.  Anyone want to buy a used Kindle? :)