it snowed again on the 18th and yesterday I took the boys tobogganing in
the park. In the beginning of April it snowed just about 9 inches and
this time it was only 2-3 inches.
to remind myself that the snow will melt and it will help with the
green stuff but I am kicking myself for not have my garden tilled and my
potatoes planted already because they would come up beautifully once
they had gotten all that moisture. Darn. I will plan for next year
because it will probably happen again. Hey snow may happen next month.
Today I made beads and I actually took most of the day. I
played with some colors thinking that they may look good together but I
was WRONG. So now I have more ugly beads to be creative with. Maybe I
should just stick to my lovely brown colors and leave the
reds/greens/yellows and most blues to someone else.
But I still have
spring fever and have been cleaning the house in spurts. There is a
children's consignment sale in the middle of May and I am gathering all
the baby cloths and nick-nacks to sell. Which would be nice because so
far I have 4 good size tubs of cloths that Ronan does not fit into.
I am a hoarder and must get rid of them(if I keep telling
everyone, then maybe I will get rid of lots of things in my house).
bracelet is sold to Kris
So the weather is nice now and it is 5:30
and the boys are playing outside. YEAH.
Today I unloaded half of one of my compost barrel and
put it in my garden. It was a whole wheel barrel full and Ronan had to
ride on it to the garden. He actually stood in front of the wheelbarrel
until I picked him up and put him in. So I am totally getting the
gardening bug and I just have to remind myself to wait.
Did I tell you I have a black thumb? Oh
yeah but it does not mean I don't love doing it and having some of the
plants come up.
Last year I got
Quinton to plant some things along the south side of the house and
wholly molly he had a bumper crop. He even had pumpkins. So maybe I
need his attitude about it and dump water on the plant and let the weeds
grow around them. Or maybe I need a south side wall to grow more
I confessed on facebook that I am a hoarder, and I am but I am
working to not let it get out of control. So I have decided to have a
garage sale later in May and have been going through my cupboards
looking for stuff that we have not used in a long time or ever used.
this is the problem I have come to with one item: I have a box of
gallon mason jars that we have lugged through 3 different homes and I
have never pulled them out, so I decided that is it they are going. And
lo and behold if I am not looking on the internet to trying aterrarium with
at least one of them. So I guess I better make room to put them back in
the cupboard. In my defense, I have pulled a lot of stuff out ( no
beads though) that we can get rid of and hopefully will not be missed.
hold on to these jars, is it because they are old, or they are not made
anymore? I guess I better figure something productive to do with them
because you can only hoard so many things.
I wonder how many
beads it can hold?
I listed some new bracelets and
I was going
through my photos of all my beads and pieces I have made and boy have I
done a lot. I just about need to hire someone to file them so that I
can put them on the website.
Some pieces I kind of remember but
they must have found homes very quickly and others have their own
stories, like how the bead burnt me or refused to work with me, beads
that kept falling on the floor and hiding under anything they could.
That is why after a while I make bracelets with mixed beads and stones
because they are the beads that do not play well with others and want to
make their own statement.
Yesterday I was
planning on being on the website and wham... 8:30pm the boys are both
in bed passed out and I am asleep on the couch until midnight. And by
then I just made my way to bed which turned out pointless because I
could not fall asleep until 2am. Maybe I need to put my computer in my
So this evening I plan on having a good strong coffee and no
Well it has been a busy time and I have
been pushing myself to make pieces even if I have to rip them apart
because I don't like how they look but I have done a small collection.
And I got pictures of them and will put them on later this week.
is getting ready for nights so this evening I get to torch and then he
will babysit my kiln for me while I sleep, I like this challenge because
I am normally torching from 10-3pm so evening is a whole different
Friday we got SNOW and not just a little and it melts in
one day, it is Sunday and I have to go shovel the sidewalk and I put my
shovels away. SNOW, SNOW go away please because I want to get my garden
ready to plant yummy vegtables( and I enjoy throwing the boys outside).