About this blog

The original intention of this blog was to help promote my handcrafted jewelry and beading supplies. However, I believe I lead an interesting life (which Dave gets a lot of credit for), so you will often find ramblings about things other than beads and jewelry! Hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy living it!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What I've Been Doing This Week

I'm on vacation from my full-time job this week and have been getting a lot of things done. Monday was a doctor's appointment. Three of the six spots I had biopsied in May came back as skin cancer (all basal cell carcinoma...not melanoma thankfully), so I had to have them removed. I'm also thankful that this time I didn't have any on my face. I've really been making more of an effort to wear sunscreen (SPF 70) if I'm going to be out in the sun for any length of time, especially since these were numbers nine, ten and eleven to be removed. Unfortunately, this is all damage from years past. Funny thing is, I was never a sun worshipper, grew up in New York, and can never remember anyone ever saying, "Hey...nice tan"! I guess it's just the harsh South Florida sun, and the fact that I'm fair skinned and have light hair.

Tuesday I ran several errands...nothing really exciting, just stuff that needed to be done.

Wednesday was spent in my studio (sounds so fancy...really it's just the spare bedroom where all of my beading stuff is!). It was in major need of some attention. I had to reorganize my beads...make room for some new ones, which now requires shuffling of supplies since I'm trying to keep them organized by color. Sorted through some other strands that I'm going to be listing for sale either on Etsy or Artfire and just some general straightening up of the place. I did manage to make a pair of earrings!

Today, I'm painting the hallway bathroom. I actually don't mind painting...it's the taping off of everything that I can't stand! Dave and I seem to take the longest time to decorate, but once we get started we really seem to get on a roll. We've been in our current home almost 7 years, and all of the walls are still white!!! For me, the hardest part is picking out colors. I tend to be very neutral in my color choices...including my wardrobe and my cars (my last 4 vehicles have all been silver!). But we finally decided on a color for the bathroom, and while picking up that paint, we made a decision on the two colors for the greatroom and the kitchen. All of the walls have rounded corners and the rooms are really like one big open space so I thought it was going to be very difficult. However, we found some really nice rustic, westerny colors. Not sure when I'm actually going to start that project yet...want to get through the bathrooms first!!! I have about another hour before I can start the second coat. I'm also going to try to get all of the trim in the main room painted today. Not sure that I'll be able to finish it all, but there's still tomorrow. I was actually hoping to get some yardwork done tomorrow morning, so I'll have to see how this all works out. It's just been so darn hot lately that any outside activities have to be done by 10:00am or it's sweltering! I was complaining to Dave about the heat yesterday, and asked him to remind me of that when it gets to be 40 degrees (which normally only happens about 5-7 times a year)!


  1. 40 degrees - HA! I can tell you're from FLA. :) It's hot here in TN too right now, and muggy. I'm the same way - I get all my outside work done in the early morn.

  2. Busy Busy!!!.. Hot Here in GA... 94 today and tomorrow 95...