happy thursday

Good Morning.

Another day another dollar. But all I want to do is bead. Isn't that always the case?
Thought I would tell you that the bead diet is going really well. It is day #11 already! But I must confess. I have been tempted by beads on more than one occasion. And yes, The Orange Bell is holding a set for me til my diet is over. ;)
Seems like we are all gearing up for the craziness that is the Holidays. I'm not looking forward to all that. Every year we go through the same issues. Buying gifts at the last minute and dealing with crowds of people and settling on gifts for family. gah.
I wish I could do without all that this year.
Since my show this weekend, it seems like all of these deadlines and projects fell in my lap and I immediately felt overwhelmed. I wish I could tell you all about what I'm working on but one of the things is top secret, and super exciting, and work intensive.
Other things... I was asked to create jewelry for Marsha Neal's Mom's shop, My Mom Pattie. I'll talk more about this in another post. I'm busy trying to restock my studio for my open house in December. A nerve-wracking event that could be really super great if I have enough stuff. And then of course, the deadline is really quickly approaching for Stringing magazine and I've only got 1 project finished. *sigh. There is never enough hours in the day. Seriously.
For me it's easy to get caught up in all the busy business stuff and forget to slow down and enjoy life for once. But this weekend I'll have a day to do that. My friend Kerry Bogert is coming to spend Sunday with me, and I can't wait to see her. We are gonna hang out, let our hair down, relax, have lunch, and just enjoy some girl time together for once. Enjoy LIFE for once.

Hope you have a relaxing Thursday- and enjoy life!


  1. I can't wait Lori!! And oh boy... wait until you see your present!!

  2. It is hard to slow down when you've been geared up for weeks getting ready for something. But slow down and relax you must. Have a lovely relaxing weekend. Nice dragonfly necklace!

  3. I totally understand!! I feel a little overwhelmed lately by all the work I need to get done for everything that is going on. I also still have to make allmy Christmas gifts!! Well at least there is still a month to go before I really need to panic, maybe I will be done in time this year ;)


  4. Love those lunch breaks with friends!!! I've got one planned later today around a plate of really yummy restaurant nachos with my friend Kim... I always come back feeling refreshed and ready to get back into work with new ideas!

    Have fun with Kerry! And don't stress too much about deadlines... just let it flow as it's meant to do...

  5. breathe in, breathe out...
    make lists...
    you can only do one thing at a time...

  6. Wait, it's only DAY 11???!!! I thought we were on like day 20 at least. I almost fell off the wagon yesterday, but then I reminded myself that you would make fun of me if I did so I held out.



  7. Mel Mel11/19/2009

    I think we are all in the same boat together. I look at my spare room and can't believe I have to attempt to get Christmas decorations out of there and not only that but what am I gonna do with all the everyday knick knacks???? Some how we all manage to figure these things out. I agree with you L. JUST BREATHE!!

  8. It does sound like you have alot on your plate! Like you said the other day..Deep Breath. Just take a deep breath. Relax and try to be calm! Try and bask in your success its all joy joy!

  9. oh my gosh you're brave...a bead diet! I just dropped a load of money on some gems and convinced myself it was for Christmas :) Hope you find some space for all your projects!


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