Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Random Deep Thoughts (with a dash of light and fluffy)

I'm giddy with excitement -- in less than 24 hours I will see one of my best friends for a long weekend.  I can't wait!

I'm even cleaning ( and I've got the whole family involved in it... you would think it's the annual Thanksgiving diner cleaning!!)

I'm so damn tired of political ads already.   And some of them are sooo stupid!  One recent ad claimed that if you elected this one person as your representative then she would turn around and support President Omaha once elected.  GASP!  Since she's the democratic candidate, I'm not sure what the point of this attack ad is.  Stating the obvious? 

  Several of my designs feature rainbows, and I've been asked from time to time if it's because I support gay rights.   I'm delighted  if someone wants to buy a rainbow design to show support, but the truth is I love rainbows.  I love colors.  I think everyone should wear rainbows.. they are cheerful and put one in a good mood.  What more could I want of my jewelry?  And that rainbows mean more to some people, that's just gravy on the mash potatoes!

And yes, I support Gay Rights.  

8 states now allow gay marriage, and shockingly, the sky hasn't fallen in.  Seriously, I'm proud to be in a state that allows it.  I think marriage is wonderful, if you marry the right person.. and if right person is the same sex as you, what does it matter? I've never understood why it does to some people.  I just don't.  Love is love is love.

Course I don't get the whole not liking a person because they are gay.  Course I don't really get most discrimination.. other than it's fear on the discriminator's part.

Walking Dead starts back in a few weeks! woot!  I love zombies, and this show is one of the best ever... mind you I"m too scared to watch zombies by myself.. fortunately Jerry likes zombie flicks as well and watches with me.  Good Hubby!

Des Moines Zombie walk is Oct 13th (the day before Walking Dead season 3 starts)  Jerry and I had a great time last year (we were zombies in love.. made up and holding hands for most of the 2 mile walk!) I'm  not sure if we can make it this year, but if you are in the area check it out... lots of fun and it's for charity!  So join the undead to help other people live better!  Or stop by and watch, and donate a few bucks. 

and remember, brains are not just for zombies.

Monday, September 24, 2012

No shows for a month

There is a bunch of stuff going on in my family right now.. nothing that we won't muddle through, but stuff.

I've been running non stop the last month prepping for shows, trying desperately to fill in inventory holes, make sure we have enough supplies in bags, boxes, etc for each show, and then during the shows being "on" and sell jewelry.  Lots of time in the car traveling.

etc etc etc etc.  It's not just that I've been so busy with the business, there is the other stuff, and of course all the normal stuff of modern life.

What I'm trying to say here is I'm burnt out, tired, stressed and finally getting over a cold.  I need a break. 

Fortuitously I get one... I don't have a show now til late October. 

Best of all, one of 2 of my bestest buddies, Cathie, is coming for a visit this week. I can't wait!! I need some best friend time, and it sounds like she does too.

We will stay up too late, talking and eating too much, laughing our fool heads off, and possibly even a few cleansing tears. We get to go shopping, we get to make stuff together, and reconnect... we haven't seen each other since Feb!

She's coming in Thursday, and leaves Sunday.

After our visit, I'll get my nose to the grindstone again.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Riverssance this weekend

busy making new items for this weekend...
This Weekend is Riverssance in Davenport IA.  I love this show.. it's in a lovely little park in Davenport, the show folks are some of the nicest you will ever  see and the customers are the best.. and most of us get to set up under trees!  So far (fingers' crossed) the weather is going to be great...

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much... busy on the home front and work front and studio front.. I have 3 more shows between this weekend and next, after that I should be posting again on a regular basis.

If you are in the Davenport Area stop by Lindsay Park, and everyone have a great weekend!