Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So...... my Internet connection was shut down unexpectedly last week.
I decided to take the opportunity to switch to Fios and that will take a few more days to get installed.

I thought I could just share some random pictures with you today.......and mention some random things of the past week.....
I have been doing lots of fun things with my free time.  Like going to school board meetings and finding out that my daughter's extremely awesome school is to be shut down.  Then going to tour the local friends school and making myself feel poor.  And scheduling summer camp so that I can work this summer and constructing new garden beds and planting. 
And sorting out my Trunk Show in Oregon.  Here I was stringing together charm sets.
       My older daughter helped me unpack my Kansas City Trunk show and sort out the new beads.  I kept her home from her field trip to Philly because of the breaking military news last week.  It turns out that someone ACTUALLY did plant a fake bomb at the location of the field trip WHILE her class was visiting.  Yeah-- I was actually not just being overly nervous on that one..... It could have gone either way....

Here's a picture from my brother's powder coating business... sometimes we paint chairs--- by the thousand--- sometimes it's bombs, sometimes it's store fixtures for the Piggly Wiggly..... :-)
One day--I was avoiding cleaning my house and I contacted a local knitting shop with photos of my new buttons.  I will have my first button trunk show in Bethlehem, Pa as soon as I can sort them all out.

I distributed 3000lbs of custom mixed saggar/horsehair clay to my potter's group on Saturday and reflected on the nastiness of women towards eachother.  Why?  Why are we always tearing eachother down ladies?  What is the use of talking behind eachother's back?  What is the use of this artistic pretension?  Yeah--- I haven't spent much time with the group lately....  I'm thinking that's a good thing.

I have had a lot more time and desire to talk to friends on the phone this week since I have not been catching up with everyone on Facebook.  I went to see a band with a friend and danced like a crazy person and smiled and smiled and loved the ones who build me up instead of tear me down.

I will soon visit my dear dear friend in Oregon and we are making plans on what to do with our time together.  We are both girl scouty types.... so we will camp at the ocean  :-)  Good stuff!
2 weeks to my soul shakedown :-)

Anyway-- can you tell that I am feeling a little bit silly these days? 
I have been visiting a lot of my past and seeing my future and reflecting on my choices :-)


  1. So your pottery group is like that, too, eh? It's so counter-productive! Enjoy your camping trip, it sounds awesome!

  2. jealous camping at the ocean sounds delicious right now. as you know i do nails so i can totally relate to the nasty women thing.
    have fun :-)

  3. Camping on the ocean...aaahhhh. My bestest freind in the world lives in Portland. The upper west coast is a joyfull place to be. And, why? Why oh why do women tear each other down. It's a puzzel to be sure.

  4. Women.....ug! Its no wonder all my friends in high school were guys. I was not a floozy, I just couldn't stand the cattyness of girls! Guys were soooo easy to get along with, it was black or white, if they didn't like something you said or did, they tell you. They don't care what shoes you have on or if the clothes you are wearing are brand name or not. Not much has changed in some circles of women..............*sigh*

    Have a blast in oregon! I wish I was camping at the ocean too! Lots of pics please, and be silly!


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