Jul 182012

So, all the beads are at Nomads. Well, most of them. I’m making a few more earrings using the flame worked head pins I made. It’s kinda cool – almost like not using any findings or wire loops or stuff. All you see is the ear wire (gotta have that) and BEADS.

Tony is hauling all the heavy stuff out there today. Table. Propane tank. Oxygen concentrater. Torch. Thanks, hon.

I’m also sitting here lamenting the sad demise of KGSR radio. It has, over the last several months, gone the proverbial to hell in a hand basket route. They’re playing Gwen Steffani? Really? Last week they kept advertising give-a-way tickets for Lyle Lovett, but I can’t EVEN remember the last time they played Lyle song.

Lots of CDs from Amazon in my mailbox these days…

Jul 092012

This was the first weekend in a VERY long time that the torch didn’t get lit (lighted?). I actually planned to do some playing (for me!) yesterday, but T and I just wound up literally sitting around. We watched an entire DVD of Dexter, and a couple of things we had DVR’d earlier. (Isn’t the creation of new verbs fascinating? I wonder if this has always happened, or if it’s more a consequence of our electronic age….) Anyway, almost everything is tagged and priced. I’m typically pretty organized, so it’s mostly a matter of just doing.

Here’s today’s bead pix:

Gravity stripes

This is one of my favorite types of bead to make, but I don’t make them very often because 1) they take quite a bit more time to make than most beads, and 2) they don’t sell well. Guess others don’t like them as much as I do!

Jul 062012
Cherry tomato cluster

But all the sudden they were kaput. We’ve had hot days, but compared to last summer it’s been like summer in Iceland. We got a lot off early, lost a few to the deer and birds. We do try to water by hand pretty much every day. Dunno. But we picked up some at the farmer’s market that were pretty good. And, truth be told, a LOT cheaper than the home growns!

Enjoyed my time off from work although it went much too quickly. Made beads a part of two days, did some pricing yesterday. Started July 4th by enjoying my favorite new breakfast at our LMR (which is La Posada, by the way) – enchiladas and eggs. Trust me – do NOT knock it until you try it!

Enchiladas and Eggs

And, yes, even though the picture is a bit fuzzy (snapped with the iPhone – and did you know there are WHOLE BOOKS about how to take better pix with your iPhone?!) that IS a margarita. It was after 10am, after all.