Wednesday, April 29, 2009

wait a minute

I live here and have to find out via Facebook what's going on w/my own family. That ain't right.

So it's day 3 of the major backyard reno. My work will probably begin tomorrow, for now I'm just an innocent bystander, watching Bob put up the fence. It's not always good.

He'll start taking the pool down today, hopefully it will be gone by nitefall and then I can start planning where the seating area will be for sure (we'll argue about that) and where the gardens will go, the size and shape and all that happy crap. Oh joy. At least the sun is shinning and we're gonna be in the upper 50's today so it will be a decent workday.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Help Needed

Find me a decent, low cost (read that as damn near free cuz we're so damn poor!) make over of the backyard. I'm bleary eyed from searching the net for ideas on what to do w/that space. The pool is going, the fence is being moved, pavers ripped up, gardens moved, all to make room for a new play area for the granddaughters and a seating area for us while we watch the little yard apes. I love those 2 girls more than life itself, they are the brightest spot in my dreary, work exhausted existance. But I am impatient. I want the yard done now. NOW! I want the patio done, the gardens planted, and the grass growing enough so we can let the little ones out there and I can concentrate on all the other wonderful aspects of my life, like work. Cuz that's all I know how to do is work, work, work. I've heard of people that enjoy their lives, and granted for the most part, I do enjoy mine, but I'm feeling a tad bit drained these days.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Hump Day

It's been a weird week. Every day, shoppers in to purchase new goodies for gifts. Pretty sweet! Working on prototypes for some garden art pieces using pot melts and copper tubing. Now that the sun is finally shinning, I might just get a few stuck in the front of the shop to see how they look. I'm pretty happy with them but need to test drive them and make sure they're stable enough to sell. Also working on some Grey Goose candle holders. Those are some neat bottles! They're a bugger to cut but they don't blow on me like alot of the wine bottles do. I'm anxious to see how these lite up at nite.

We're working on the back yard, making the play area for the granddaughters. Hopefully I'll be able to work out where the new flower beds are going to go soon so I can start collecting plants. I must be going thru some kind of transitional period in my life, I want a whole new look out there. Cleaner, simple, and lots of mulch so I don't have to weed as much! LOL I still haven't found a good "yard planner" online although I've messed with several, none of them seem to have what I need so the hunt is still on. Lots of plants to move, swingsets to build, a patio area, tons of thinking to do. Not to mention grass to plant once the pool is gone. And major clean up of the weirdness going on out there thanks to Bobo....grrr! It will get done, hopefully soon.

Time to get on w/the day. Have a good one!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


It's only a few days from Easter and things are still busy, want to work on glass but I know I should work in the house. Got too many orders piled up, got a friend from IL coming and she'll probably want to take pieces back w/her....which haven't even been started yet. Argh! Maybe I'll work part of the day....clean later. LOL I should probably start by getting matter what you want to do every day, clothes are probably required. ;) Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I'm so tickled!! I just got done adding more pieces to the Artfire site! What a relief to have at least some of the new goodies up for everyone to enjoy!!!!! Diggin' all the new work, can't wait to make more!

It's cold up here, but ya know, it's been a great day! Took Chloe to church this morning, she started singing when the kids sang the first song. It was so cute! She's such a sweetie! Hard to believe it's almost Easter, I need to get shopping for treats for the kids (and Bob!), get eggs to color and the house decorated. I'll have to post a pic of the Easter Egg tree.....brings back good memories. Hope you have a few too. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Peace. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Good Morning World! :)

Once again, things are backed up and way too busy. It's so sunny today, only a few puffy clouds in the sky so it's gonna be a good day! I've taken pics of the new jewelry. The glass forum got hacked so I spent the last few days parked in the shop at the laptop, figured I might as well make myself useful (yeah Ruth...for a change!) so I sat, kept an eye on the forum waited for things to get corrected, and made jewelry. I treated myself and made 2 necklaces, a bracelet, and 2 pr of earrings. I always make things for others, this time it was for me. I love how everything turned out (if the camera batteries didn't die, I'd post pics!), now I just need a new summer shirt to go w/the one. Not my colors but I love this piece so I'm going for it. While I had everything out, I made lots of new goodies for Artfire. Got those pics taken, now just have to edit them and get the copy written so I can post some new things for sale.
The shop is still a royal wreck from the IL show. The show was so much fun! Got to see people I hadn't seen since last December so it was good to catch up with them again. I sold alot which is good for the checkbook, but still have enough left to send out to the shops and galleries so I felt caught up for about 2 days. I still have orders to get at, a repair (yuck!), and then get ready for the next show in May as well as a garden luncheon in May. Classes to prep for, and still have time for the family.
I babysat last nite for Chloe, she is just the light of my life! So full of love and giggles and jumps and dancing. The kids got her a new cat book, totally funny to read her that one cuz she has to stop at every page and "kiss the cats"! LOL What a nut! She's starting to string together words into sentences and that's a hoot! It's fascinating to watch her learn new things. She has discovered the grand fun of standing on the couch and diving off, head first into her little foam Tinkerbell couch! Up and down and up and down, repeatedly! Scares the crap outta me but she's pretty careful. Definately a little dare devil! That girl is a total delight! Every day is something new with her and I'm so fortunate to be able to watch her grow and discover this wonderful world around us all.
I better get dressed and on with the day. Gotta lot of work waiting for me again today. Enjoy!