Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Went Whoosh!

Does anybody know what happened to August?  I seem to have missed most of it, which is highly unusual for me because this month has always appeared to be one boring, sweltering hot day after another.  

Thank goodness we've had all sorts of doctor's appointments to liven things up.

My daughter developed a nasty, scary infection in the blocked tear duct of her right eye which resulted in my having to put drops in her eye and convince her to drink some horrible "bubblegum" flavored liquid antibiotic three times a day.  The drops were easy enough, I put those into her eye while she was sleeping.  The neon pink obnoxious smelling antibiotic was a different story.  I tasted the stuff and it was truly disgusting so I can't blame her for not wanting to drink it.  

And, the doctor wanted to keep a close watch on the infection to make sure it didn't spread into the eye itself which meant taking her for quick trips to his office every 2 days in the 110+ heat.

And I'm getting ready for corrective eye surgery, internal contact lenses, next month and that has involved my own round of eye related appointments.  

So, all this means that there were several afternoons when I simply didn't want to do anything, let alone 30 minutes of dancing.  I almost convinced myself that I was absolutely raving, batty, crazy for even thinking about it.  Crazy I may be, but I'm also persistent.  It was a listless, dull practice with a heavy dose of "I couldn't care less.", but at least I did it.  

I'm still devoting the rest of this month to getting caught up on some neglected crochet projects and I have yet to buy a new camera.  I'm just not in the mood to deal with pushy sales people right now.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

My color report projects are done, done done!  Yipee!!!  I love doing these bi-annual reports but I was getting a bit tired of being in my self imposed bead cave.  

So here is a sneak peek at one of the pieces I made using "Deep Teal."  I apologize for the quality of the picture, my camera has gone kaput on me so I had to make do with the document scanner.  This bracelet is gorgeous, if I do say so myself.  All of those 6mm indicolite crystals and green Swarovski pearls sparkle and glow so much prettier in person.  This is my "Dancing Light Crystal Cuff" from the Dec. '05/Jan. '06 issue of Beadwork magazine.

Now that this bead frenzy is over I plan on devoting much of August to finishing up the 4 or 5 crochet projects that I've been neglecting and a bit of fun beading for myself.  

When I used to work for Beyond Beadery I would make large, elaborate, super sparkly jewelry to wear with the fabulous beaded velvet burnout shawls that Betcey got me hooked on and skirts made from vintage saris.  So now that I'm a work at home Mom I feel like my jewelry wardrobe could use some simpler, more every day types of things to wear.  I'll also be on the look out for a new camera. 


P.S.  Betcey isn't responsible for my addiction to clothing made from vintage sari skirts.  I did that all by myself.