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In My Office Again

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Okay. Lots to cover, so I’d best get started, eh?

The picture at the top is Koshvader’s most recent masterpiece of jewelry. It’s been a while since you’ve been updated on his work, so I thought I’d give you a look at a piece that he finished yesterday. He has also gotten as far as purchasing a domain name for a website for his jewelry. You can watch it evolve here: http://www.astarajewelrydesigns.com/.

This last Sunday was my 37th birthday. It didn’t feel like my birthday, but it certainly acted like it. Perhaps it will take some time to sink in. I spent my birthday night at my Mother in Law’s place. We took her home on Saturday, you see. I even drove part of the way in a valiant attempt to listen to my CD rather than sports radio. I drove all the way from the Fruit Yard (Yummy dinner place paid for by my MIL as my b-day present) to Coulterville. It turns out that my Classic Rock mix CD makes for excellent driving music.

On the day of my birthday, I had lunch at a fabulous tea place in Groveland called Dori’s Tea Cottage. If you are ever in Groveland, and like Tea/tea (the meal/the drink), be sure to try it out. Their scones come to the table right out of the oven. Yum! Just the sort of birthday meal I like. After lunch, we stopped by a couple of the local towns (Jamestown and Columbia) to do a bit of shopping. Then, we actually managed to pass by Eideann & Catslyn’s place at dinner time and stole them away for dinner at Chili’s. In deference to Koshvader we even managed to keep the discussion of Supernatural to a minimum (Yes. I have a new tv-based obsession.) After dinner we headed for home. Quite a busy day full of fun. I give it a Birthday thumbs up.

Now, as my MIL is back up on the mountain, I have my office back. And, as I am hoping to move next year (please keep you fingers crossed that I manage to figure that one out) I’m back into the attempting to clear out as much stuff from this room as possible. How did I end up with so much stuff? No. Don’t answer that.

Here are some random things I’ve found so far during the tidy:

Fortune: “You will make a name for yourself in the field of entertainment.” (Really?)

Faded note: “People are as ephemeral as ideas, passing out of reach when you least expect them to.” (True.)

According to the mental_floss calendar from two years ago: “Lawn darts were banned in the United States in 1988 after causing more than 6,700 injuries and three deaths in just a ten-year span.” (Dude. Seriously.)

Well, I’d better get back to it. (I seem to have a book addiction. Do I really need copies of all of Shakespeare’s plays?)

Oh, and as a final treat, here is a playlist with the music from my excellent Classic Rock CD. Enjoy!


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Posted on 13th October 2009
Under: Jewelry, Music, Photo, Rambling, Tea | 3 Comments »

Another Shiny thing

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…And here is the gold one I told you about.

I really like this one.

Posted on 12th May 2009
Under: Crafts, Jewelry, Photo | 4 Comments »

And For Mother’s Day…

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It’s darn handy to have a hubby who makes jewelry when Mother’s Day comes around. Look what he’s made this time. Needless to say, my Mum was very happy with her gift. (Psst. The next one will be a similar idea, but in gold with a blue topaz. Stand by.)

Posted on 10th May 2009
Under: Crafts, Jewelry, Photo | No Comments »

One gift down…

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Sounds like something my cats would plan…

I’m making Christmas gifts this year. I’ve come over all crafty. Buttons, sea glass, and various baking ingredients will be magically transformed into gifts.

Are you making gifts this year? If so, what are you making? I could use some more ideas.

Also? I might be attempting to make fudge for the first time. That should prove…interesting. Don’t worry, I’ll be taking pictures of everything. I might even have my laptop back soon, you know, so I can post said pictures. I’ve finished one gift so far. Sadly, that isn’t one of the four I need for this weekend. On the bright side, if I find a craft that I like enough perhaps I’ll get an Etsy account. *hopeful smile*

At least I got a few other things done today. Koshvader’s b-day gift? Sorted. Craft supplies? Located. The tapestry that has been languishing on the top of my bookcase for 2.5 years? Up! (thanks, Koshvader!) Laundry? All the clean stuff is put away.

Sadly, I didn’t get as far as cooking today. Well, back to it. I’m dealing with the last two boxes in the corner of my room. Anyone know how to drill holes in small pieces of glass?

Posted on 16th November 2008
Under: Jewelry, NaBloPoMo, Rambling | 5 Comments »

Shiny Thing!

Look what I came across in the latest copy of Faerie Magazine! – Faerie Rings. Basically, you get a chain, and then you can buy all sorts of cool charms and such (new items appear monthly) and mix and match for each occasion. Now…I think I need a raise.

Posted on 2nd August 2007
Under: Fashion, Jewelry | No Comments »