Sunday, April 17, 2011

What's new?

Business First-- is having a Tax Sale!  Now through the end of Tax Day you can use the coupon code TAXTIME to receive 15% off your purchase in my etsy shop.
Also, my limited time clearance section will disappear tomorrow!
There is less than a week left to stop by my trunk show in North Kansas City, MO.  I will travel out to KC at the end of the week and pick up my work.  So.... if you are in the area, stop by the friendliest bead shop in town and tell them I sent you :-)  (there is a link at the top right of the blog to the shop's website complete with directions )
I am only 4 sales away from reaching another 100 sales in my etsy shop.  Those of you who have been following my blog for a while, know that I like to give away a FABULOUS prize to the wonderful customer who makes that little etsy counter hit 100!

A little while ago, a very nice bead shop owner pointed out to me that almost all of my beads and pendants are round.... I thought that maybe I should change that, so here are a few new pieces in rectangles!   I hope you like them as much as my round pieces.

And then the life stuff--Don't read this if you don't care! It's not pleasant.
 Crazy days!
I started having panic attacks this week.  I just started thinking about everything that is going on and I just felt like I couldn't handle it.  It was really crazy-- I mean crazy, crazy!! 
My travel plans, the Girl Scout trips for the kids, family, my house being a construction site, getting ready for the trunk shows, doing the taxes, my husband being out of work, paying the bills, my dog couldn't walk on his one leg, my brain was just going out of control. 
I was just watching the other people in my household nap all day and I'm trying to deal with everything and I'm exhausted.

I was so exhausted that I passed out on the couch with the kids Friday night. I was awakened at 3 am by a drunk driver crashing into our 2 parked cars 15-20 feet from my sleeping head.  My car was in pieces and now sitting at a diagonal, and was forced into my MIL's car parked in front of it causing much damage to her car.  So... now my husband hasn't worked in a few weeks and the household is out 2 cars....  This is the third drunk driving accident at our house in the past few months! 

I was so glad for the howling rain yesterday.  I was so out of sorts.  I really needed a day off.  I had to deal with insurance agents and I had to do a lot of work on beads for my next trunk show. 
I'm still feeling crazy.  I heard the fire whistle last night and freaked out.  I would be really happy to just stay home today and hug my kids.  The sun is shining and I'm going to hibernate in my PJ's and get my new beads ready to fire.  I really don't want to deal with trying to figure out how to buy a new car, and even just trying to get myself to work this week.  I am the only one working after all...  

I should be ok soon... Everything is just so uncertain right now.  But that's what's new.


  1. Hang in there dear. Its a real rough patch, but you will get through it, now matter how much or how little you put into it. Don't wear yourself out trying to do things do or control things that are beyond you. Just breathe, take one thing at a time, and yes, HUG THOSE KIDS!!!!!!!!! I think sunshine and kids is the best prozac around, and there were many days when I had anxiety that we just had to drop everything to go outside and breathe and laugh and remember that its ok.

  2. *hugs* I'm passing on my sentiments to hang in there, too! I'm sorry that things have been overwhelming you lately. You're strong and will get through this. All of us reading are here for you. Your new work is beautiful, too!! I love the rectangles.

  3. Most importantly, I'm so glad you & your family were not harmed by the car accident. And what unfortunate circumstance that it has bappened on more than one occasion. I can only imagine the possibility of an acceident re-occuring adds to anxious feelings. It is so easy to become overwhelmed, and it sounds like your plate is so full that it doesn't help. Staci Louise had wonderful advice to breath & take things as slowly as you can. And a good mantra never hurts! I like "and this too shall pass". Best of luck with everything.
    Oh, I almost forgot..the rectangle beads are AWESOME.

  4. You don't know me but I've liked to look at your glass and clay creations for quite a while. I remember myself having panic attacks when my kids were little. I know how scary they can be. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I understand and I'm rooting for you!


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