May 31, 2012

New Endeavors

For several reasons, I have left my job of 17 years.  It was one of the toughest decisions I've made to date.  Through all the agonizing over my job, my husband has been the most thoughtful and wonderful person.  He should be sainted.  He has been my best friend and biggest supporter for 21 years, and has allowed me this awesome scary as it is.  Not everyone can get the chance to do this, and I truly feel blessed.

A few months ago, my husband, out of nowhere, asked me if fear prevented the two of us from truly living.  I immediately answered, "Yes".   We've never moved fast on anything.  We've both always stayed on the tried and true path with work, home, you name it.  Never had children for fear of screwing them up...  You can understand how scary this must be for us.  To give a second income up for what?  Personal growth?  A shot at happiness?

Again, I can immediately answer, "Yes".

So, I'm embarking on this new way of living.  I have high hopes and already feel wonderful.  I'm going to focus on things that are good for me and the harmony of my home.  If you don't have yourself, what the hell do you actually have?

May 26, 2012

Another Collection!

I'm flattered every time......

May 19, 2012

A New Surprise

I am proud to say I have been featured in my very first collection on Artfire! It is quite flattering!

May 12, 2012

Back to the Good Stuff

As you can see below, I have been busy the last couple of days!  I am in the midst of a 4 day "sanity" break from my job.  Yup.  A break to bead, catch up on yard work and most importantly, RELAX!

My messy desk!

All the half-started things I got to finish!

May 2, 2012

Listia Madness!

I've been going just a wee bit nuts on the website Listia.  It's kind of like the internet's red-neck yard sale.  BUT, there are TONS of beading supplies to be had by the highest bidder.  Most of what I have gotten is reclaimed vintage parts - which is just fine with me!  So many baubles, beads, shells, weeeeiiird pendants, rhinestones....  I literally will probably need to spend a weekend just sorting.  I can't wait!
I made a collection for Mother's Day....mothers of all kinds :)