Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm In LOVE.

I don't think I have ever seen a ring that I adore more than this one. EZ over on Creature Comforts featured it on her lovely blog yesterday and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. It comes from
I do believe that I should start a donation fund to buy this ring for myself. Anyone want to donate? Okey. Just kidding. Surprisingly, this gorgeous jewel is quite affordable. And if I had the eighty something dollars required to purchase this Lovely just laying around, I would be there in a heartbeat.
Enough. Enough. I must move on. For now anyways.
But I may be back.
Are you in LOVE with something beautiful?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thinking of Elsewhere

Something caused me to think of Elsewhere today. Maybe its the weather. Maybe its because work is slow. Regardless of what it was........ there it was. That lovely place in my mind. The warm air. The sunshine. The feeling. I wanted to be there. I wanted to be there so bad that my heart spilled over with love for that place.
Here in the moments before Christmas, when one should be cozy and bright, my mind escaped to Holden Beach. To be honest, I felt a little guilty. But hey, it was just a moment.

Monday, December 8, 2008

And Now....

Thank you, darling people who left me comments. And now...... I offer you a hugely entertaining photo from my 80's roller skating birthday party back in November. I would be the female all the way to the right in the kickin pink sweatshirt. And these are my dearest fabulous friends (who would probably want to kill me for posting this photo). Thats what friends are for, right?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nice To Meet You

Everyone else has such lovely blogs. Beautiful pictures. Amazing inspiration.

Me. I have this. A few grainy shots. A couple of random musings. I wish I had more time and more knowledge to put into this thing. I have considered all the different things that I would like to write about and whether I should stick to one general topic. But, you know what? I can't stick to one topic. My life is not one topic. Its art and music and food and health and yoga and dancing and friends and decorating and family and design and on and on and on.

So, here it is. I'm putting myself out there. I need a little encouragement. I need to know that someone might actually hear me out every once in a while. And I promise to work on the lack of photos thing. If you are out there. If you hear me. If you may come back here and listen to me babble again. Introduce yourself. Leave a comment. Say hello. Something.

If not, I guess I'll just keep on talking to myself. ;)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Feet Are Cold

It is cold. Very cold. They have been calling for snow all day. But I think its so cold down here that the snowflakes don't even want to venture down to say hello. I'm drinking coffee. I hate coffee. (and just to let you in on a little secret.... its kinda got me wired. I'm immune to tea, but apparently not coffee.) Anywho. Just thought I would share this very cold looking picture I took this morning while writing an estimate. Wherever you are, I hope you are warm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

They Say It Smells Like Paint In Here.

I should really be doing something else, but I'm not. I'm skipping in between ordering parts and doing estimates and reading blogs and figuring bills and checking Etsy. Oh. And playing with the camera. In case you're wondering, I work in a body shop. Collision repair facility, if you want to be all proper about it. Wednesdays are usually pretty slow around here. Apparently, everyone decided to come get estimates yesterday while it was snowing. I guess they knew how much I love writing estimates when it is so cold that my fingers feel like they are going to break.

Enough whining. I was just thinking of something and thought I would share it before I forgot it. When I first started working here (almost 6 years ago) I made fun of the guys that work here because they couldn't remember anything. I mean, ANYTHING. And now, six years down the road, I am in the same boat. I can't remember who has called, what parts I've ordered, who has paid and who we owe. I have to write everything down. EVERYTHING. But at least we think we know what is causing this crazy loss of memory. Fumes.

At least once a week someone will walk into this office (well, we call it an office anyway) and proclaim "How do you stand that smell!?!". To which we all reply "What smell?". We have all been smelling the paint/primer/body filler/chemical fumes for so long that we can no longer actually smell them. And it is popular belief that this is the exact reason that we can also no longer remember what we had for lunch yesterday.

So, when I get lag on posting on my blog, please forgive me. Sometimes I forget I have one.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here's the Plan

Ok. So, yes, I know this is a boring blog and I don't have any pretty pictures. I don't post often enough. Truth is, there is probably not a soul even reading this. But things are about to change (maybe). I almost aaaalllllmossst have my Etsy store ready to open. I am hoping to do my product photos this weekend and start getting things posted next week. Everything else is pretty much set up. I'll post a link when I finally get to open the doors.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

how sweet it is

Today is my birthday. And what a beautiful day it is to be adding a year to my age. The sky is a brilliant blue and the sun is shining. Most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, but its still a gorgeous day. I'm looking forward to having dinner with my family. Mom always cooks whatever we want for our birthdays. So tonight I will be having spinach stuffed chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes and chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

The card above is from my great friend M. If you can't read it clearly, it says "A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find". I have found over the years that this is very true. But thankfully there are a few out there. I am blessed to have a few myself. I am also blessed to have a wonderful husband who spent way more money than he should have on a really special birthday present for me. The future may be uncertain and the economy may be faltering, but I thank my Lord for His wonderful blessings and all the love that I receive each day.

My cup of love runneth over right now. So I'm sending it out to all of you (or any of you who may actually run across this). I hope your heart is warmed with love this day.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Here We Go

Maybe at some point I will have my act together. I'm trying to get an Etsy store up and running. I have hit a road-block with that endeavor. So, now, here I am attempting to start a blog. Being that I am quite computer illiterate, this could take a while to get things headed in the direction that I would like for them to be. If you trip across this page somehow, I hope that you will stop back by at some point to see if I have made any progress. I have high hopes for an entertaining and fabulously random collection of musings. Maybe I will get my Etsy store open. Maybe I will learn a thing or two about how this mess works. We'll just have to see.