Tuesday, September 30, 2008

So Long Starbucks

So long, Starbucks
It was nice while it lasted.
I will miss you so much.
(Actually, I already do.)

This winter,
When it's cold
And grey
And dreary...
It will be very hard
To find a better treat
Than your Sunshine in a Cup.

Hot tea doesn't do it.
Hot chocolate might,
But then I might as well just
Have a mocha.

My body will thank me.
At least it better.
Coffee Free.
Dairy Free.
Chocolate Free.
(No, never chocolate free!)

But if it doesn't,
And if the economy
Doesn't totally crash...
I'll be back.
For my Sunshine in a Cup.
That lovely chocolately
Java drink...
Grande No-whip Mocha,
You will always have a spot
In my heart.


It's a pink day here. Pink sweatshirt, pink necklace, pink flower, pink chucks. I'm so not a pink person, what's up with that?



Monday, September 29, 2008

Another Necklace

red and turquoise necklace

Are you sick of this style yet? I hope not, because I have a feeling there are more coming :) I do need to list them on etsy soon though, they are piling up.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My New Favorite Edmonds Spot

fishing pier

The public fishing pier - I just found it this week and I'm so happy I did! We saw a seal swimming and a fisherman told us there was a sea lion "just over there" but we didn't see him come up for air. I'll be back there often to see what I can see. Happy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

milk allergy

I made my mocha with almond milk today.

I don't love it.

But I don't hate it either.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

the sniffly post

I'm not grouchy any more, thanks, but I am sniffly now, and my head feels like it's stuffed full of cotton balls. The bee sting only itches, that's an improvement. Coffee was good. Cheese toast too. The sun is out and it's supposed to be 80 degrees today. Oh, and not all the beads were bad. Some nice ones after all. I can't decide if I want to take the dog for a long sweaty walk or just go back to bed... not a bad dilemma if you have to have one, right? Have a happy Saturday.

Friday, September 12, 2008

the grouchy post

I got stung by a bee today. It hurts.

I colored my hair yesterday and it came out B.L.A.C.K. Yeah, I know my hair is dark, but not black and it doesn't look right.

The beads I made today are mostly K.A.K. Not sure what that stands for, but you get the drift.

Logs are still in my front yard.

Luke brought home a cold from school. We are both sniffly.

Luke made me buy a bag of dried seaweed for school snacks because the boy next to him at snack time brings it in and Luke thought it looked interesting. He decided it wasn't as interesting after all and so now I have a bag of dried seaweed that smells and looks like fish food.

My grandmother decided that digital cable it too difficult to learn and so it going back to regular cable even though it means she will no longer get her favorite channels (they have converted to digital only). Getting old must totally suck, not to want to learn a new remote control.

I'm kind of sick of politics, and who ever thought I'd say that. I can't wait until it's over. Of course I hope my guys wins. Hope being the word of the century. Or is it change? Whatever...

When does Gray's Anatomy start? Or Private Practice? Anything good coming this fall? And I need a good book to read, the one I have going puts me to sleep after two paragraphs.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Autumn on the Way


Maggie Towne made the beautiful lampwork leaf beads, lucite flowers from Germany, garnets, pearls, glass, etc.

Sorry for the awful photo, it's so much prettier in real life, as usual, I'm struggling with my photo studio, lighting, etc.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


This delicious necklace features lampwork beads by Angela of Blue Lagoon Beads, pearl, citrine, glass, Hill Tribe silver, brass, stainless, etc, etc.


carmel necklace

Monday, September 08, 2008

Watermelon Inspiration


Led to this:

watermelon necklace

watermelon necklace

My Munchkin

Doesn't he look like he's begging for a hug?


Clearing Out

Drama. Of course there is drama. Someone called the city and complained about the trees being cut down and the city came by to inspect and ask if we had permits. Contractor had been told no permits were needed... it went around and around and I'm not sure where that stands. What a headache. All the lumber from the sick trees in the back yard has been removed and some of the logs left today. The sun has been shining ever since they were cut down and I'm so thrilled by the light. It's still all good. And will only get better and better. Stump grinding, new top soil, then the fun part - planning and planting.



Wednesday, September 03, 2008

All Down!

And my madrona tree still lives! The true test will be if it survives the stump grinding... but oh, I'm happy there is still hope for it! And ah.... hear that? Yes, the saws are turned off. Phew.

Half a Tree Left

House still standing. Madrona tree still standing. Lamp post still standing. Heart is beating too fast, but all is well.


I feel like a tree killer, but I adore my new sunlight. Adore. Is that stronger than Love? The lack of privacy thing is going take some getting used to - I can't wait to plant my hedgerow and baby white birch trees. And my strawberry patch. And my cottage garden. It's going to be beautiful. And so much sun, I'll get to plant whatever I want for a change! (Two trees standing, and counting, am a nervous wreck with all the sawing and chipping and branches and logs crashing.) The neighbors might forgive me someday, even, if the hedge and birches grow fast enough. It's not like they were pretty trees, just tall and old, all trimmed up and ugly, leaking drippy sap and dropping pine cones and not letting anything under them grow. Seriously, I'm not justifying a thing here, I've never liked these trees and I usually am a tree-hugger kind of person. It was just time for these to go. They are almost gone, and I'm just crossing my fingers that a.) the house doesn't get a tree dropped on it (the one they are working on now is 10 feet away from my living room) and b.) that my baby madrona tree survives all this - I love that little tree.

In other news, Luke started school today. He had a good day, though I could tell he was nervous (he was holding on to the front seat of the car and wouldn't get out this morning, how obvious was that?). I think he'll be fine, he likes his new teacher, knows a lot of the kids in his class, had a treasure hunt, otter pops, and pizza for lunch, and even has a new pair of eye glasses he can leave at school. It's going to be a good year. He will see that soon enough.

I cleaned out the studio today, set up my photo (oh, they just dropped a log on my stone patio, ouch) studio again, and had time left over to make some watermelon beads.

Nervous.... these saws... one or two more days and then stump grinding noise and then we can enjoy our new sunshine and blank slate of a front yard.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I Like This

Abraham-Hicks quote from today:

"You can't take sides against anything. If you would just be one who is for things, you would live happily ever after. If you could just leave the "against" part out."