I have about 5 supplies purchase coming in over the next few days. *hopes* One's coming from Canada and I've heard horror stories about that postal service. This is a picture I took as a customer appreciation. It's from Etsy seller sultryaffairbeads. Came super quick. The origami swan was an unexpected gift. I love getting Etsy purchases

Acute in White

I listed those earrings today. I'm back to photographing my wares. I should build up a stock so that's all I have to do is photograph them because...well, it will be easier for me.

I do really love Acutes, Extrapolated and Original. (the ones above are Originals) The possibilities are endless.

I take the SAT this Saturday. Yes, I graduated high school a while ago, but for one reason and another I didn't take the test. It's a goal of mine. I'm most nervous about the math section because I never liked math. I have taken a practice one and scored fairly well. Pray for me. :)


Crash Boom Bang

And just like the money train has come to a screeching halt. The job is over, just that quickly. I'm kinda restless, now. I thought I had a few days left. heh.

So I've spent the afternoon buying supplies. So far I've gotten wire, jumprings and pliers. I have a long list but I'm trying to buy priorities first. So for as much as I would LOOOOOVE to a button machine, it will have to wait.

I'll be around more until I get a new job. Making things, dreaming up new ideas. I actually want a new job for the most part. Another step/change. I know I need money to buy supplies and just fund elpy in general.

Post Picture: Me with my sunglasses that I love. It could almost be a CD cover...if I sang.



I feel old with my hurting hip and wanting to go to bed at 8:30. So sad. Ha! I miss blogging and all the other online things I used to do. *sigh*

I don't have much new to say. The job is going well. I'm not stressing about anything about their 'politics'. So much is just not worth the fuss. I'm learning a lot about people, which is good and fun at times. And since I have to go again tomorrow morning...good night!

Post Picture: An unedited pic from a walk I took last week. Makes me wish I had a macro lens.


Blurble 4.22

Originally uploaded by lpdesigns
So I've been somewhat absent from my online doings for a while. I do apologize. My job is monotonous but tiring: Work quickly but don't make mistakes, there could be MILLIONS of dollars at stake. Seriously. Taxes, ya know. Anyway, I sit there all day so when I get home I want to go out and walk around.

Of course that makes me even more tired so then I just veg in front of the TV. Heh. Not good. But I do have some money so I can buy more supplies and try to discipline myself to work on things for my shop and the jewelry commission that I've kind of abandoned because it's not needed until September and I have the BAD habit of procrastinating until the week/night before.

Also, people who talk all day about the nitty-gritty TMI stuff of their lives annoy me. People who think they know everything and so butt into everyone else conversations to correct them annoy me, too. I have an idea from an SPT this Thursday. Thanks co-workers!

Post Picture: Me with my new sunglasses...which I love and pocket mirror from mlee that I also love. Cropped and stuff in PSE.


Goodbye Snow

Thought I'd post this as a farewell to snow..where I live anyway...I hope. It was gorgeous today, the kind of day that I'd been anticipating for a long time. It had been cold and snowy and grey for months...it WAS winter. Anyway, I'm not a meteorologist. I just hope the bitterly cold days are over for a while. This video is one reason why.


Now 4.09

Just sitting here, getting ready to blog, I realized I'm pretty happy with where I am. That's something I haven't thought or felt in a long time.

I miss the Internet like crazy, though. I wish I could tweet or blog some of the random things people say and do. (I'm an observer) but I can't even have my cell phone on me for most of the day. I'm working now, processing tax forms. That's probably all I can say without going to jail...and that might be too much. It's boring, but it's non-stop so that kinda un-bores it. Plus, we've gotten good enough, the people that work around me, that we can talk and work at the same time. I'd been out of this arena for a long time. I don't like the window-less room or the fluorescent lighting but it's not as bad as I thought it would be when I applied.

I'm also looking forward to my birthday. (not about to give out the actual date) There's no real reason, nothing special planned, I just am not dreading it, which someone my age shouldn't do anyway...I'm still on the lower side of the hill. I have dreaded every birthday for about 3-4 years. Another change.

There are things I still don't understand, don't like, wish were different about myself and various situations around me. But I have hope for them, that something good will happen if I just keep going. That's the challenge. I think I can do it.

Post Picture: It was to be a magnet for my mom's Bible study group but somehow the 'order' fell through. heh.


Sports Aside 4.05

may never see this again
Originally uploaded by lpdesigns

I may not have mentioned it before, I'm pretty sure I did, but I'm something of a sports fan. I'll sit down and watch a game with the brothers more often than not. I've even been accused of getting too involved. Ha! Baseball season just started, though with work and the fact that my stereo is busted most of my knowledge is being fueled by the internet.

I go away for a few days and the reformed Devil Rays are leading the AL East!?! What!?! Not that it really ever had anything to do with me. The Yankees have gotten owned by the Rays for years. And really, April games, don't truly count...well, they count but they're not indicative of anything...hopefully. It's all highly ironic.



My brain is so tired when I come home from work. The job isn't bad. I sit down a lot, a change from the last job I had where I stood up a lot. It's workin' with tax but in a tedious way that may become automated in a few years. I hope I haven't said too much. They have so many stipulations and particular-ities. (?) It's not bad money, though.

So I'm alive. Been doin' a bad job with the shop. I was getting good. Time management isn't my strong point. After 4pm when I get off, I want to just to sleep. I'll try to do better, make the most of this opportunity. It's not bad. It's really not.

I am still working on ideas, but that seems to be all I can muster. I'm even sketching, which is largely unheard of. It takes me a looooong time to unwind. Many kudos, to those who do it all.



Starting tomorrow I won't be able to blog and do anything on the internet from 8am-4pm everyday except Sunday. I will most likely be situated in a room with few/no windows, in a building, sorting mail. That's right, I got a job. I'm less than thrilled, but not as anxious, in the bad way, as I could be. It's a change. I hope I can adjust.

I also left a huge thing behind in March. I don't think it'll ever totally go away, I'm 97% positive it won't. It's a part of me. But I can't take the stress of hoping for it and having nothing happen. It's another change.

So today is the suspension bridge between where I was and where I'm going. I chose a path, made a turn, whatever you want to say. There were a lot of decisions, looking back, a lot of things indecisive me had to choose. I think I chose well, so far I regret none of it...which was a fear of mine. I keep hoping that one day, it'll all be worth it.

Post Picture: Around my house but you'll prolly never guess where. hehe.



It's April. It's also the 1st and I've been had twice. Ha!

I woke up feeling like it was new month. April and September have always been my favorite months. April for my b-day. September for...I don't know school, though I'm not in school at the moment.

There is so much I want to do- line sheets, consignment/wholesale, Minta- so much I am going to do -job and driver's license. I hope it turns from the dull greyness of winter soon. I'm ready. I want it.

Post Picture: A picture I took last year, but thought it was fitting, you know, turning over a new leaf...new month. Yeah.