Monday, December 29, 2003

very sleepy

cold/flu meds make me woozy.

just checking in here to say I'm alive and really ok...just dopey. :)

wish there was a starbucks in my driveway...might walk there for chai latte.

watching tune disney w/ harrison who is also on cold meds. we're some bunch!

longing to make beads...... (this is a big deal! I really WANT to make beads again!)


Friday, December 26, 2003

this is my journal and this is just me talking to me....


this has been a public service announcement from me to me.

I am frustrated with my sales on e-bay. I have a big ego which is easily squashed on a place like e-bay. I know I'm being stupid, but I just feel bummed when my auctions get no bids. This is one reason that I have problems with e-bay. It's so hard not to take things personally. It's not like I consider the beads I'm selling ART (oooh it's the A word!). It's just the want to be the best part of my personality that makes it difficult sometimes to sell my work.

I am sick today and thus am looking at the computer too much. I need to not be so consumed with this and just go.

so I'm going.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

and another thing....

I think my e-mails to my e-mail list are getting lost in the universe. I have not heard from my "regulars" and that's even just to say "hi".

I miss my friends!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to my missing Friends!
I wish me a Merry Christmas

I wish me a Merry Christmas

I wish me a Merry Christmas

and a happy New Year!

it was a wonderful Christmas (still is). My Christmas wishes are all fulfilled!

Starbucks under my tree! :)

and a monkey too.

(this is a totally inside joke and no one understands the monkey thing but a few people and maybe those who heard the lyrics to the Barenaked Ladies song which mentions "everybody wants a monkey")

Merry Merry Me

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

2 days till Christmas!

went swimming

no weights

worked on storefront - lots of new bead bundles

bummed that things aren't going nuts sales wise...why do I expect it?

no coffee - tea instead

not finished shopping

lots of cleaning to make house baby-friendly for my neice on Christmas eve

off to do errands

Friday, December 19, 2003


School gets out today for the holidays...

My daytime freedom ends....sniff sniff....for 2 weeks or so....sniff sniff...

I love my Children and I also love them while they're at school.

It's not the's the days between the holidays where 'mom, what can i do?' sets in...children being bored while I work is NOT fun.

I'm already getting stressed and it hasn't even happened...

On other not stressing news....

Rob is actually interviewing for a job on Monday...a real job not a temp job.

And in other non-stressing news...

I'm selling beads again...Hooray!

And finally.....

This morning the scale said I had lost 35 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(it will change tomorrow, but for now I'll celebrate today's truth)

I swam 700 yards yesterday and am off to the pool now. I would like to be invisible by Spring. :)

drinking starbucks - 2%, Decaf, 1/2 the mocha mocha. No pastries, yet lots of gift cards....from the person who loves the world...Merry Merry Caffinated Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

It's Wednesday...and I'm now being shipping and receiving of the many hats of a small business with one person...I am shipping/receiving/accounts payable/accounts receivable/purchasing agent/designer/head of production/web development/IT manager/caterer(I bring in Starbucks right?)/Custodian (barely)/head of research and development/bookkeeper/personnel department/sales...boy I could continue, but it's overwhelming me already looking at everything I need to do!

I have not had starbucks...need it!

music today: Elementary School christmas programs.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

oh yeah...

This is not a journal post, but is an announcement out there to outerspace...

Sylvie the Sylvie who is not me....I don't have your e-mail address! Help?
I'm back
I'm back
I'm back.

I have to say that it is a rush to be selling beads again. It's that whole Sally Field "they like me" thing again. You do your work on your own and have no idea what people think unless you're in a class situation or if you sell your work publicly.

I am really wanting to make beads again (it's still been a while), but I absolutely need to get my studio up and ready after it's been moved to a different location in the basement.

So....until then, I'm living off of previously made bead stock.

My letter to Santa...

Dear Santa,

Because I wouldn't expect any human to pay attention to my greedy list and as my children recently told me "Santa can bring you anything you ask for...he has lots of money"...

I would like to ask you to consider bringing me the following...

A weekend at a Ritz Carlton, preferably in a beautiful city...all expenses paid including room service, transportation and a that I can bead in peace for a few days.

A new really nice firm feather/down pillow (I own a ton of pillows, but I love them and always want more) could include this with the Ritz Carlton visit by letting me keep one of theirs.

A big kahuna Starbucks gift card.

A ventilation system installed in my studio (I'll pay for it, but I need a genie to come and poof it into place...elves would also work I guess...but they're a bit short to do the ceiling stuff)

Diamonds - or cubic zirconia that looks real :) - a bracelet set in platinum/white gold if necessary Santa Baby.

A monkey...because according to a song (I think it's Bare Naked Ladies) "everyone wants a monkey"

Someone to remove the wallpaper in my kitchen so that I can make it green instead of terra cotta which looks like my parents and not me.

I am sure you'll think of some other fun little things to fit in a Christmas Stocking such as baubles, bath products, cute girlie stuff, etc.

I think you can handle all of these Santa...if the Genie can't show up, maybe you can come on one of your days off after Christmas to install the ventillation system.

I've been mostly good this year, but if you have room in your sleigh, please bring me a new attitude too...sometimes I need it.

Merry Christmas Santa!


Thursday, December 11, 2003

Life goes on after a wonderful class with Michael Barley...

I had a fantastic time on Monday and Tuesday taking a class with Michael Barley. He is a wonderful wonderful instructor and I learned a TON. I always enjoy taking classes with people whose style is SO different from mine. I can't wait to actually get a chance to use this new info I garnished from the class.

It made me really want to get back into the GLASS studio...not just the studio, but the GLASS studio.

It's cold here and my fingers are missing the keys because they are so cold! brrrrrrrrr (I'm sure people in the north would be laughing at me for being such a wuss about the cold here)

In other back to life...I finished the class and then my kids began getting sicker and sicker. The flu has hit our house HARD. Hopefully I continue as caretaker and not patient. Grif is very very sick and we were on a quest for tamiflu (sp?) after the doc prescribed it...everyone is out. Finally found it and it's miles away. Felt like I was on a quest for the Holy Grail Flu Medicine. It's worth it because he's really really sick. :(

I'm off to be mom..

Sunday, December 07, 2003

This is really quick, but a big big entry...

The Clothesline Sweater is IN the Storefront!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't had time to finish the announcement to e-mail or to put the overalls/jeans OR to even put it on my website...but it's in the storefront in all 9 colors!!!!!!!!!!!

woo hoooooooo!!!!

This is a huge accomplishment... you go Sylvie!

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

just a quick update.

am totally stressed out due to absolutely no real reason. I have lots on my plate, but none of them like deadlines I've had in the past. Hmmmmmm is it just Christmas stress????? Is it husband-unemployment stress???? who knows. I am just stressed.

I am taking Michael Barley's class next week which I have wanted to take FOREVER, even begging him to teach 2 years ago when he wasn't teaching. Now I have the chance....

BUT (you knew there would be a but...)

I haven't made beads since JUNE! Yes, you read it right...JUNE! I'm really intimidated now about the class. Will have to have some quicky beadmaking time this weekend just as a warm up. Otherwise I'll have class-anticipation-anxiety in addition to the nameless stress.

On a positive note. I did NOT gain weight over Thanksgiving!!! Hooray! I ate really really sinfully yummy food at Disney and didn't feel guilty about it. I'm glad the scales didn't punish me though. Hooray.

Am feeling like a noodle right now after long swimming session. I am just gaining the endurance to really swim laps. I am taking lessons so that my stroke HELPS me get somewhere rather than keeps me from getting there. There are just too many things to think of at one time while swimming. It's like making beads I guess....hopefully it will seem more natural at some point. I like that it's a good workout but not hot and sweaty like the treadmill.

off to work.
no starbucks today.
did indulge in Chik fil a tea.

I am thinking of my Christmas list....will begin giving hints here later (knowing that my Mom will read them) and maybe like Oprah's favorite things it will bring retailers everywhere bonus sales due to my plug here. hee hee

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

back from Thanksgiving at Disney

got to see fireworks that were incredible

won at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin...422,000 (if you know the ride, you know I did DARN well!)

got to see 2 parades...I love parades and fireworks

rode 2 roller coasters (would like to have ridden 4)

played "you can be a millionaire" 3 times. Sat next to a woman who was a "professional" and had won enough prizes at the game at Disney last year to have to file a separate form on her taxes! I no longer will worry about my Disney habit...she comes many times (not sure how many) a year or something like that...spends most of it playing the game.

Survived family just fine

am home working and having playground stuff for kids installed. Hooray!

Have not weighed since I got home yesterday...pretty sure I gained. I can swim 6 laps at the pool, though and that makes me proud and hopeful of working off any holiday weight!

off to bead stuff...

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Hi me! (I'm still talking to myself here)

I am here to announce that my life will be insane for the next 7-8 days. Insane???? Isn't already???

scoop..... family (me, husband, 2 boys) going to Disney (again) for Thanksgiving with my mother in law, my sister in law and my neice.

I'll end it at that.

(32 lbs lighter and 32 lbs more stressed than 32 lbs ago)

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Just checking in with myself here.

I'm alive, 30lbs lighter and my life is still a bit crazy which keeps me from blogging. :(

But I thought it necessary to report that today I lifted 2,000 something lbs at the gym, and consumed 1 GRANDE Mocha (I'm cutting down from the Venti LOL)

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Sometimes I just want to come in here and rant and realize I can't because it's screaming to the universe things that the whole universe doesn't need to hear.

I might be taking a bigger hiatus from this for a while. I need to feel totally free to write without worrying about worrying anyone or ticking anyone off.

This makes sense to me at least.

signing off for a while...


Thursday, October 30, 2003

I have been absent and I don't think it's an "excused absence"

Life is just too weird right now and I don't have much to talk about otherwise. I feel I must check in every now and then since people worry about me if I don't.

I am fine...

i'm singing Gloria Gainer a lot, but sort of wish there was some amusing back up group of drag queens to keep me laughing while I sing it. This is one of those things that I know what I'm talking about even if anyone else just reads this and thinks I'm completely nuts.

My weight loss has plateau-ed for a while. I have not been in the mood to go to the gym this week....was out of town before ankle hurts....and I want to eat chocolate chip cookies...... I haven't really gained weight (maybe a lb) but I need to kick it into gear again before we get too close to Thanksgiving.

And on that note....I am going to Disney World (can you believe it?) for the week of Thanksgiving with my husband, kids, mother-in-law and sister in law. This could be a very blog inspiring week. We'll see.

The clothesline pattern needs tweaking after teaching it in MI I found some confusing things that need to be fixed before officially putting it on the web as "ta-da" buy the kit!

I'm off to work on those tweaks. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

I'm checking in to squelch any rumors that I have been abducted by aliens or any other such gossip. I'm healthy and mostly happy...just having a roller coaster of a fall. No explanations about crazy personal stuff here...just the facts about why my beadmaking journal is so empty beadmaking.

I did teach classes in Michigan this last week and had much fun. I introduced the new project.....duh duh duh...... (big trumpet-y music) THE CLOTHES LINE!

It is ready ready ready (other than fixing a few mistakes we found in class) for advertising!!!!

I'm hoping to have it online for PURCHASE and 2 weeks!!! Just in time for your christmas shopping....snicker snicker.

Need to buy lots of seed beads....this one requires lots more of certain colors of I need to re-stock.

Ok...that's it for now other than the counting song.....

25 25 25 25 lets sing a song of 25!!!!!!!! How many is 25?

2 1/2 sizes!

Thursday, October 09, 2003

20 20 20 20 let's sing a song of many is 20? (my favorite song from Sesame Street)

20 pounds lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yet no jeans fit me. :(

Too big/ too small....I feel like Goldilocks. :) Only without the blonde hair, the tiny figure, the storybook life, the bear neighbors....ok, I don't feel like Goldilocks after all.

Making kits kits kits. Actually been doing WORK (real Sylvie work not housework) all week!!!!

Am 1/2 way moved into my new studio. My beads are more organized than they have EVER been and I'm still working on getting MORE organized. Of course, I haven't made any glass beads in FOREVER (you can go back and look through the archives if you really need to know how long...I really can't remember)

I don't really miss making beads though. Hmmmmmmmmm.

I like it, but I don't miss it. I did miss beading though..... hmmmmmmmmmm.

Things to ponder in my new khaki studio.

Off to Michigan to teach next week. gainfully employed again!

20 20 20 20....let's sing that song again! :)

starbucks today - in a moment of desparation venti 2% mocha light on the chocolate no whip (I'm compromising)

music - Classic Rock and Court TV (that's not music, but it's what's on in the studio today...waiting for the verdict.....)

back to work...

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

I'm writing with my hands covered in paint. I have been painting test swatches for the past 3 days!!! I'm too picky. My house has all the furniture in the living room YET I continue to hold up moving it back because I'm putzing around "watching paint dry"

I now have a new studio...It's official. The shelving is up, the desk is there, the torch is set up. Everything is a big mess, but that's about how it was before. I want it all in place SOON! Will have to get past this paint indecision to get that done!

Watching Court TV...the Peterson case is quite interesting. I am addicted to court tv.

watched the Trading Spaces "they hated it" yesterday. They all had a reason to hate it. Those were horrible rooms....but someone could walk into my house and say that too!

caffine today? STARBUCKS! I had a grande light mocha mocha.

I have not been to the gym for the past week and a half and i'm actually bummed about it. That is the most unbelievable sentence I've ever logged here...yet it's true.

I have maintained the weight loss, but have not lost more due to sedentary (sp?) week.

Off to watch paint dry....

Friday, September 26, 2003

I'm taking a moment to write and say I exist. I do...I think I do anyways...currently I am burried in the middle of my living room under all of our posessions. We re-floored the entire house this week, so all our belongings have moved from room to room as the process went the floors are finished (well almost) and now EVERYTHING is in the living room! My other rooms look like the "let's clear the room" pictures on Trading Spaces.

While my life is in chaos, I think I'll paint!

I'm am also finishing the moving of my studio (didn't we do this already???) from one area of the basement to another. I am installing an organized shelving thingy so that I will have the appearance of normality if nothing else. The only bad thing about the new room is that I already painted this room (just a few months ago) for Rob's it's khaki!!! Khakki is NOT a good color for my studio...but it's done...I really really don't want to paint another room than I'm already going to have to paint...but I just can't live with khaki!!!! to work on finding my shoes in this craziness.

starbucks today...still seems way too sweet
lbs lost - 15
inches lost (this always is bizaare because you lump them all into one figure) 9-12 (hips waist bust...didn't measure feet, legs, arms, fingers, neck, head) :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

my life is all about flooring. I do not have a bead life right now. I am having the floors in the entire house re-done, so my life is all about moving stuff from one room to another and then back and then from another and back. It's an endless frustrating process....not a wonderful thing for a pack rat/mess maker like myself.

In all this, my studio is moving to a new that's one more bit of chaos in my life.

My entries lately sound very very bitchy. I am not as grumpy as I sound here...I'm just a bit wacko due to life lately.

Monday, September 15, 2003

I am alive...I guess that's obvious since I'm here and typing.

My life has been non-journal-y lately. Not that it's's just not journal material...not that any of my days are really that newsworthy :)

I'm home after teaching a 2 day class in Atlanta AND taking a trip to Disney over the weekend. That's a story in itself...we tricked the kids, didn't tell them where we were going...acted like we were running late for school then hurried them into the car, headed for the school and "missed the turn" spent the next 7 1/2 hours trying to find our way!!! The boys were totally confused when there were suddenly palm trees. They really didn't know what was going on until we drove in the gates of Disney World...then they still weren't sure that it wasn't a trick.

It was a great trip. The parks were very empty which meant we could do a lot in less time and enjoy the pool at the Polynesian!

So...before that...the class. I taught the new class (yes THE new class) for the first time here in Atlanta. Everyone really loved it, so that was a good good indication that I made something FUN to do!

So now, I'm putting kits together, making samples and finesse-ing the pattern after finding a few snafoos while teaching it (that's why I teach in Atlanta FIRST before going somewhere else and having strangers find my mistakes!)

BEFORE that....I had a complete computer melt-down and was fearing that my whole hard drive on the non-mac computer had been completely trashed.

After paying a LOT LOT LOT of money, they were able to restore data onto a new harddrive. No...I didn't have a shoot me! I will now! I had my new pattern in the computer complete with all it's diagrams which took me ALL summer! So, it was worth the $, but I wish I hadn't had to pay it!

I'm blabbing here, so I'm going to finish up.

I have had 2 starbucks drinks lately and I think I'm no longer hooked! Can you believe it???? I'm not kidding. 2 mochas in a row and I'm just not into them. Might be that I'm not having as many sweets, so they taste TOO rich??? I'm not sure.

On the diet and excercize front...I have now lost 16 lbs!!!! In addition, a full size and maybe a size and a half. Things are all not fitting right, so I look a little crazy...either too tight or too loose...I need to work a little harder to get down to that next size so that this won't be an issue any longer.

Monday, September 01, 2003

La La Monday Monday...

Very Very happy about my shopping excursion yesterday...Had 50% off coupon for markdowns at Parisians in Atlanta. Went thinkinng...we'll see what there is...there's usually only one or two decent things left when it's this marked down...but I'll check.

BA BING! I found 4 (count them 4!!!) Sigrid Olsen Sweaters marked down on the rack!!! say...50% off of Sigrid Olsen...which are usually $120-$195 and up per sweater...Even marked down and with a coupon...can't be that cheap.



They were marked down 75%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I got to use my 50% off coupon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so happy I wanted to kiss the czechloslovakian (I probably have offended Czechs with my mis-spelling of their country) sales woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So...I bought 4 Sigrid Olsen sweaters PLUS 5 tee shirts which with my coupon ended up almost Canadian cheap! They almost had to pay me for them. I think they were less than $2 each!!!!!!!!!! They will become beadmaking shirts should I ever get to make beads again...(not looking real good right now)

In other exciting news...I have officially lost one size in clothes!!!!!!!!!!!

I am just a happy camper today!

I must go out and forrage for more good deals....Maybe Starbucks is having a Labor Day Sale!

Wishing you many bargains...

Friday, August 29, 2003

I'm alive. Just wanted to let you know. I'm juggling pretty well right now. Haven't made any beads since some time in late may or early's been so long I can't remember.

I am working on seed bead stuff...kits, etc. I miss beadmaking, but not as much as you would think.

off to work during this last 45 min. before my kids get home.

happy Labor Day

starbucks - down to one per week!

music - MTV

lbs lost - 11

Sunday, August 24, 2003

I've been working ALL weekend on diagrams for the tiny sweater (hint hint part of clothes line) and I finished!!!! Today I'm cleaning house..already been to walmart...and doing laundry.

My life is all too exciting lately.

Some readers might wonder...why all the cleaning all of a sudden. That is my life so that I can hire a housekeeper. Isn't that bad??? That I have to get my house to a point that I can even HAVE a housekeeper?'s bad.

I've just had to focus lately, for personal reasons, on things other than my beads. I can't tell you I'm happy about it. I can't say, it's who I am or wish to be...a house-wife-type person who doesn't do anything but maintain a home and my kids and self...without any other activities...but that's where I need to be right now. Maybe some day I'll figure out how to balance it. I know that other people do...but I have never been someone who can do IT ALL. I can be super in one area if I let the other areas go. I've been letting the house "go" for too long and for the benefit of those who live with needs to be the priority for the moment.

I've also let me (the physical me) "go" for a long time, so I'm concentrating on that too.

My schedule is no longer...get up, make beads, be mom, do beadwork, eat and sleep (with other breaks for chocolate consumption in there).

Now it is...
Get up (way earlier than I ever have)
Drink Slimfast
Go to bus stop where evil subdivision superior moms are...wait for bus feeling quite inferior because of one snotty mom
Go to YMCA (think terrible thoughts of evil snotty bus stop mom on the way)
Walk on Treadmill for 30 min.
Do Aqua Aerobics or Lift Weights 45 min.
Go home...clean, organize MAYBE work on computer for bead things for a while (no torch time)
eat tiny lunch
Meet boys at bus stop...evil mom is not there after school (not sure why she comes in the a.m., but allows her kids to walk home in the afternoon...maybe it's just to torture me)
Go home and be mom...homework, snacks, cards with Griff, referee...
Be chef Sylvie and make something that everyone will sort of eat
Clean or do laundry
Watch Baseball
Go to sleep

Not nearly as self-oriented as it used to be, which is good. Not nearly ENOUGH of self...which is bad. now depressed at lack of life.

off to do computer bead work...

Friday, August 22, 2003

not much news here...

working working working working on tweaking the new pattern and working on color-ways for the new kits. I am trying really really hard to limit it to just a few color schemes...BUT I CAN'T! I'm addicted to color, so it's just hard to say no!

In other not so exciting news...I have been working out at the gym EVERY day except 3 days during the last 3 weeks. I couldn't work out today due to my stupid ankle needing a day off from treadmill and anything that could cause it I was going to swim and do aqua aerobics...and THE POOL WAS CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!! argh!!!!! So...I decided today would be my 3rd day off from working out.

I'm not happy about it...especially since I was not the best nutrition girl yesterday. I will have to do better today to make up for lack of exercise. (does this even sound like me?!!! ugh! I am not loving being healthy-girl...but it's necessary)

starbucks - I wish! I'm just not loving "skinny lattes" lately. And I'm only indulging in REAL starbucks once a week...used that one already. :(

watching -Court TV (I'm lame...I know)

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Since I've had two comments, I must add that while in Lowell- home of no starbucks and no restaurants open after 5 p.m. - My beads were on the front page of the "Lowell Sun" They had an article about the bead bazaar (that word never looks right, so I'm sure it's spelled wrong) and they took pictures of my voila! They were in the paper and on the front page no less.

Probably the coolest thing from my trip...I didn't know it until someone showed it to me, which was like a cool surprise present!

Ok...enough of to do laundry...and bead
I'm home! (I wasn't really gone anywhere, but I've been missing here)

I'm working on beady things, but not beadmaking things. I'm also working my rear-end off at the gym! Literally. My focus has been much more home oriented instead of bead oriented. Hopefully I'll find a way to balance all successfully. Right now, I'm doing good to be where I am.

New kits for the new project "the clothes line" are in process. I am teaching the class in atlanta in a couple of weeks, so I have incentive to get my act together soon! to work...

starbucks - I'm down to one a week - caramel frappucino (I'm liking these lately)
music- some of everything, but lots of crowded house lately

Saturday, August 16, 2003

I am back home. Have been for almost a week. I survived Lowell and my presentation and class at the Gathering.

I spoke in front of 500 some people!!! OMG! I totally freaked out and was very nervous. I wondered if people even cared about what I was saying. Many people afterwards said other than being nervous, they liked what I had to say....that was a good thing. It would have been awful to be terrified THEN have people say "you were awful!" :)

I do have to report some very important things here....

For those who understand this...I am fine. Things are much better. Not solved but much better. - If you have no idea what I'm talking about...well....just know that I'm ok and say "oh good...she's ok" then move on to the next section. (like people actually read this other than my mom, the couple from canada, sandy and blair) Oooh! I have an audience of more than my mom now!

Here's the important stuff I need to say today....

The Intuition shaver ROCKS! If you don't have to shave your legs, then this isn't of any interest to you. I am not employed by the maker of this product...nor do I even know WHO the maker of the product is...PLUS they have really stupid ads with the Jewel song....BUT this is the best razor I have ever used. And that's my plug for the day.

In other news....I had my first starbucks since my return. I're saying....hey! she complained and complained about the lack of Starbucks in come she didn't RUN to starbucks as soon as she got home?!!! was just too crazy...PLUS I'm cutting down on caffine (gasp!). I had a grande caramel frappucino. It was yummy. I was happy.

Music - lately is thank you to my new Ipod. Yes I have a mac again!!!!! And I have an ipod! It is wonderful and it makes life happy even when it's a little wacko.

Beads- haven't made any since I got home. Wouldn't recognize one probably! LOL But I am dying to and to play with's like meditation and peace to play with boro since it works so slowly. I need that kind of slow paced beadmaking this week I think.

Finally....the boys are back in school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ta ta

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Am still in Lowell, Mass.....still no Starbucks...

This town is wacky. Everything closes at 5 p.m.!!!!!! I think attendees of the Gathering (not a witch conference, but a International Society of Glass Beadmakers convention) will be very surprised and HUNGRY!

Class is going really well from my standpoint. You never know what students are thinking until after the class...and that's if they actually say something good or bad about it. Cindy Jenkins is in the class and I'm having fun getting to know her, since I only knew her as a "hi Cindy" before.

Must go veg....class wears me out!


Sunday, August 03, 2003

Dear Diary,

Am in Lowell, Mass.

Please send starbucks



Saturday, August 02, 2003

writing to journal one more time before heading off to boston early tomorrow morning. Very excited about the class...very nervous about the presentation. I'll pull it together some how.

I'm packing and other prep stuff all day today.

coffee- no

music - classical, but I have no idea what

Friday, August 01, 2003

I just have to add this...

the guy who is the host on QVC coming up next is scary! He's like psycho friend of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" like if they had 6 guys instead of 5 and one of them was a homeshopping network guy who would wander in and say "hurry...operators are standing by" while they cleaned out the guy's frig.

Right now he's selling blender/juicers...selling them like he totally relates to every Indiana Housewife and how her life will be much easier if there were an easy-slicing pineapple slicer.....

(i am not kidding this is the product on right now)

And here's a rotating blade food chopper that "actually uses your own hand to do the chopping" Isn't that a knife?????

I truly love QVC...not kidding here....there are some wonderful things on QVC, like fake diamonds! But this guy is AWFUL and watching him is I must end this and change the channel! my life is brought to you by Suburban Bliss...

Right now I think she's much funnier than I am. Read her journal today and insert here. She has life ups and downs too, but seems much cheerier about them than i do right now...

I know that I'm not fun to read this's my journal, though, so i'm stealing hers today...


(Insert Suburban Bliss Text Here)


and now we return to our show...

Coffee today - venti 2% 2 pump mocha (I have learned that this is the less confusing way to state my drink order) mmmmmmm

(and a peanut butter cookie which was not good for my "issues" right now)

Watching - QVC...stuff I don't even want...this is really dumb tv viewing

Thursday, July 31, 2003

Please don't call 911

I'm fine.

Sometimes you just need to be sad. No explanations necessary. I will wallow for a few more days and then the trip to Boston will surely kick me in the butt and make me come out of this....hopefully.

I go though this every once in a while and I don't OUT myself in my journal....this time I did. Not sure if it was a good thing to do. Sometimes it's better if everyone keeps the illusion of Sylvie instead of real Sylvie.

ok...I'm getting deep again...

back to the kiddie pool...

coffee - iced nonfat latte w/ equal -ICK ICK ICK - run away from this drink!

music - tv...don't ask

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

I am a furniture buying goddess. I must say..

I went furniture shopping yesterday and bought a red sofa....which just happens to match my chaise and loveseat...for $235!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This sofa retails at $1200, I might add.

Thus...I am a furniture buying goddess.

Other news...I am not a life goddess. I am in a crappy state of mind lately and not good for much other than apparently, sofa buying. I have put off deadlines. I'm still not rushing towards them the way I should. I have NO beads for sale on e-bay. I have done NO beadmaking to get ready for the Gathering. And i don't really see either of those getting done any time soon.

I will have things to sell at the Gathering. That's not really the issue as much as that I didn't even make an attempt.

I am feeling like a beady-loser right now. This is one of those icky journal entries that happens every once in a while. You take the good with the bad, though. Some of my entires are nice and fluffy (like the beginning of this one) and some are just not.

I am still in life-avoidance mode. :(

coffee today - venti non fat no-whip 3 pump mocha (why bother right?)

music - not

Monday, July 28, 2003

I'm singing the old commercial for mounds and almond joy in my head today...

"sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't"

This is my journal and I know what I feel like today.....and you don't.

I made some beads today until a non-beadmaking person called and I picked up the phone (mistake) and they didn't wish to leave a quick # and let me call them back SO...I ruined the very fine bead I was working on. :(

Now am doing shipping stuff...hoping to make beads later...probably won't get to though.

still singing....

had coffee today - starbucks mocha

music -still playing in my head

Sunday, July 27, 2003

oooh! I just looked and my blogger clock is faster than my computer clock.

It's 9:00 it's bedtime for Frances :)

Thank you for helping me raise $273 for Gilda's Club!

So here I the hampsters (you) view my life as their "10 minute bedtime tour"

Thank you for checking in on me. Thank you for sponsoring me.

Thank you for putting up with much silliness.

Thank you for your understanding when I don't post for a couple of days?

1 minute till bedtime...................................1 minute!

(this is the part where you hampsters pack up to go)
My kids have a book by Peggy Rathman called "10 Minutes till Bedtime"

The plot of the book is that there is a count down till bedtime, being yelled by the dad, but while that is going on, the little boy's hampsters are having a sort of party cum family reunion....The 10 Minute Bedtime Tour.

Everytime the dad says "10 minutes till bedtime" the little hampster tour guide says into his megaphone...."10 minutes" and they rush through their tour which inclues brushing teeth, taking a bath...other bedtime routines which to the hampsters are entertainment fit for a tour (they've come from far away in R.V.s for this tour! A little caravan of hampsters heading in for the tour.

And after counting down with the dad and the hampster tour guides...

the next to last page says "One minute till bedtime" and the hampster guide repeats it....the visiting hampsters pack back into their vehicles and drive off into the horizon.

And we see the little boy in bed and his own hampsters back in their cage ready for bed.

I am about to end my 24 hours till bedtime tour. We're at the 3 minutes mark.....
I'm so so bummed about my 8:00 posting. :(

here is my 8:30 post, however and it's pretty darn funny.....

here are all the terms which people have put into Google or Yahoo and been given Eula's blog as an answer to their search....

hair piece road kill 28.74%

wine and dine sign 28.02%

hansome faces of boys 27.36%

kitchenette cabinet designs 8.28%

secret recipe chik-fil-a 5.62%

i want egiption woman 1.81%

my corns high heels 0.07%

judy crowell qvc 0.02%

nancy grace and fiance 0.02%

judy crowell teeth 0.06%

too funny! who does a searach for HAIR PIECE ROAD KILL???????????????????

who are these people??????

My other favorite is JUDY CROWELL TEETH. What's up with that????

one more posting to go after this!!!!

(still ticked that my 8:00 post disappeared!)

I SWEAR that I posted something at 8:00...where is it???

About that time I also got bumped offline, so that might be the problemo

BUMMER! I had not missed a single posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok....I'm sure it was witty, but I don't remember what it was!
Seven thirty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

whooo hoo!!!!!!!!!!

not sure why I'm cheering, but it's like I see the light at the end of the blogathon

It's completely light outside now...maybe I'm waking up a bit because of that. Maybe not.

Will be very glad to go to sleep in an hour and a half!

thank you everyone who sponsored or even just tried to keep me awake!
Seven Seven Seven Seven

let's sing a song of seven....

how many is seven.....

Seven hours since Midnight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I am truly silly now, I'm singing old sesame street songs)

This journal has officially gone over the edge of reason.....please ignore any further postings until blogathon is over when things will return to normal

If you are reading this and are sympathetic for how tired and truly messed up I now am.....please click the button on the right and sponsor me.

because that's why I'm torturing myself!
ding dong

time to post....needing more chocolate.

after this post...will have to go raid frig

No one said this 24 hours would be easy OR healthy!

Only 5 more postings to go!!!!!!!
I have used my time so wisely this last 30 minutes (cough cough rationalize rationalize)

I have been doing typing tests...because typing quickly is really important when you do not have a clerical job, but make glass beads for a living.

Here is the URL for the typing test just in case you're bored when you have to stay up all night for charity...

Typing Test to Kill Time when you have other things to do or if you have to stay up all night


(she says like a person in a desert movie, crawling desperately searching for water...but in this case cofffee)
making myself laugh seems to be helping with staying awake....

qvc is doing the trick too...not sure why, but the fact that there is no END and no beginning helps...shows never end, so there is no tracking time

right now my cat Macy is sitting on my lap, on top of the laptop.

Macy is not a small kitty...she is a very robust and fluffy kitty

I cannot see what I am typing....hope this even says something not grjekltjkl;eak or something like that

anyways...humorous thing of the moment.... MikWright cards.

Many are very offensive to sensitive viewers, but most make me crack up!

Here's a linky link...

Mik Wright Cards

off to busy myself until 6....6!!!!!! that's when Starbucks opens!!!! (not that i can actually GO there, but i can dream!!!
good morning all...

it's you know where your blogathon sponsors are?

They're in bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm doing all the work :)

Next year, someone remind me....the money comes from the people who get to SLEEP! I can do that really well!!!!

Spent the last 30 min. shopping online and surfing again.

what happened to my plan to get all these things done while I stayed up all night???? not happening.

it's almost time for starbucks to open
here i am....wooo hooo over here!

I am truly silly now. So tired that I'm not even making sense to myself. Do you think this is what the blogathon people wanted? For people worldwide to pick one day and totally humiliate the bloggers participating by forcing them to have sub-conscious non-coherent babble on the blogs for one day???

I will be archiving this collection very very quickly..

Had thought of the following topics for discussion...

Refrigerator Magnets...why?

forgot the other one, though at the time it seemed life changing!

happy little dingie thing just rang to tell me "time to post" et voila
here we are again...

same bat time...same bat channel....same bat clueless
my little alarm dingy is not dinging as loudly as it should be.....

need to fix that...yes, am snoozing from time to that cheating/?

i am still posting!

I haven't been awake this late in a LONG time.

All nighters used to be a regular in my vocabulary....when i was overworking myself and causing myself to cross over the fragile line that is sanity.

Oooooh that's too much thinking....."cut off that light" turn on QVC....divert any depth here.

very tired, as I'm sure all blogathonners are.

I'm still here

I have resorted to T.V. to keep me company

I'm bored

I need to do work, and this is an excellent time, but I'm just not feeling very productive

not a happy happy journal entry. :(

Need a new theme song.....

"who can turn the world on with her smile....." "you're gonna make it after all!" do do do do doooooooooot! (throw the hat)
Here we are...2 a.m. I'm draggin' but not nearly as much as I could be.

I've considered resorting to Eula stories, but I'm really working hard on the twists and turns of the new you'll just have to wait...those 2 people who are concerned with life in East Egip.

While I've been surfing around goofing off...I found a blogathon site that I really liked. She is raising money for first book an organization promoting literacy through providing books to kids at an early age.

what I liked is that in each of her entries she quotes children's books. Ok...she didn't have any references to Frances the Badger, but I still liked her site and I pledged!

.Brandy's Blogathon Blog for First Book

Speaking of pledging (and you knew this was coming) GO PLEDGE if you haven't already. If you are awake and reading this, you have nothing better to do than to click on that button to the right and PLEDGE....NOW.....I'm waiting (she says tapping her foot)

enough silliness off to goof off more
surfin' USA........

That is the song of the hour (you notice I have a song theme going on?) because that is just what I am doing. I am goofing off surfing around the net, reading blogs, checking out shopping things...doing basically NOTHING because I have 7 1/2 hours in which to do so!

I am doing something good for the world by doing nothing right now. Seems odd, yes?

I am looking at other blogathon people and am really really admiring those with no sponsors who are still up and plugging away. That is sponsors and still blogathonning.

so back to surfing! which reminds me of surf girls and the fact that I need to make sure to record the finale this monday

(don't hate me because I'm beautiful says April as she loses!) gag!

why do I watch these girls surf...I don't surf....I have no idea what is good surfing and what isn't.....I am a reality tv (especially MTV) junkie!!!!!! Get me to a rehab place!


but before you do....

Please sponsor me during the Blogathon by pressing the button on the right. Not only will you be doing something good for Gilda's will help me stay awake because it will send me an e-mail telling me you've pledged and that e-mail going into my inbox will make a little ding when an angel gets it's wings

OK! i'm truly losing it. Must find caffine in kitchen!
It's 1:00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just finished 12 more beads and my eyes are SHOT!

I'm going to close down the studio (for now...who knows what 6 a.m. will bring!) and go upstairs and clean the beads I made earlier....and watch a movie or something.

I might just stick with faking it on TLC...a funny show! to clean beads (ick! I hate that part!!)

Saturday, July 26, 2003

ok...I have more silly songs in my head. This one is thanks to Christine at who last week was "singing" school house rock songs on her blog.

Now I can't get the "I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill and I'm sittin here on capitol hill...." song out of my head.

Although, without school house rock I would have never learned the words to the preamble to the constitution...

sing it with me...

"we the people...

in order to form a more perfect union

establish justice and insure domestic tranquiliteeeeeeeeeeeee

provide for the common defense

promote the general welfare...........................ok...I forgot the rest of the words, but I knew them when I was in school.

Guess I need to go back and study my American Civics via school house rock some more...

Conjunction junction what's your function.......

Interjection for excitement and emotion...are generally set apart in a sentence by an exclamation point (or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong)

so when you're HAPPY (HOORAY!) or SAD (awwww!) or EXCITED (?!) or MAD (argh!) or frightened (eek!) or glad (?!) an interjection starts the sentence right!

this little school house rock vignette was brought to you by a woman who is really tired and punchy and has no idea how to spell vignette

and who made a total of 8 beads during the last 30 minutes (brining us back to the topic at hand...HOORAY!)

midnight at the oasis...

(wasn't that a stupid song...still is)

Well it's midnight in the studio. I just made 12 beads this session. Yes, it's much less than last go round, but I'm making beads that are a bit more detailed...just to keep me awake

Not feeling TOTALLY tired, but I'm sure by 6 or so I'll be really dragging.

SO....GO PLEDGE!!!!!

Make it worthwhile for me to stay up all night! We're doing good so far, but you can give more!

Click that button!!!!! Give to Gilda's Club.
oh...and one more thing...

I'm back to making beads again.

Currently exploring the wonders of light apple green enamel and it's relationship with pale transparent rose. (sounds like a soap opera plot)

Watching vern and Frank on Trading Spaces..

about to dip more mandrels

My mom is crazy! I just have to say it here and loud. is why I love Gilda Radner. Because my mom let me watch SNL...even though I was probably too young at the time and I LOVED Roseanna Danna and Emily Latel (sp?)

My mom is now Granna to my kids because of the silly thanksgiving song that Roseanna Danna sang...

"we gather to gather to ask the Lord's blessing...bless all the roseanna danna bananas today" or something like got us saying Roseanna Danna Banana voila a non-grandmothery name was born!

So....thank you mom for teaching me to enjoy Gilda Radner's humor... all about violins on TV, busting little school children, etc.

and thank you for being my cheerleader!
it's time to post something....


not feeling very inspired this posting....Rob is threatening to torture me with sci-fi videos. I think I can probably find something more interesting on Lifetime (which I'd rather die than watch)

Rob is now telling me that I'm am unfairly categorizing his movie choices which instead of being sci-fi, should just be called bizarre.

So....this ends the bizarre posting for 11:00

I am going to go make beads I think...much better than Lifetime television or bizarre movie-a-thon with Rob
I have been spending the last non-blogging 20 minutes or so listening to Sesame Street Disco Favorites...thanks to who listed this site in his mini blog yesterday (or today)...

Sesame Street Disco We like "me lost me cookie at the disco"

The guys and I are cracking up.

Might die of laughter and have to give up the blogathon due to death.
things to do between 10 and 10:30....

file my nails

paint my nails

admire my nails

blog about my nails
ok ya'll....

we have ZERO votes for Eula

we have ZERO votes against Eula...

given you've only had about 15 minutes to make up your mind...I'll give you a few hours and then check again. I have more stories and LOTS of time to kill.

This is my 9:30 entry...I'm going to go eat chocolate cake! :)
The following post has absolutely nothing to do with anything. There is no bead related content. If you're looking for that, scroll down several entries.

This is a piece of fiction that I've been writing for the past year or so...the continuing saga of Eula Mae Uggamuffin. If you need to catch up, click on Eula to the right.

If you like Eula....SPONSOR ME AT THE BLOGATHON and I'll write more

If you hate Eula....SPONSOR ME AT THE BLOGATHON and I'll make Eula disappear from this journal

Well here we are again...ya’ll need a life losers checkin’ in on ol’ Eula wondrin’ where’s she been what’s she been doin’ and so forth. Well, I’s doin’ good. Had a very eventful last year and I’ll catch ya’ll up on that a little later. First, though, I gotta give ya a little update on some of our friends in East Egip. Well, I told ya’ll about Wanda and her World of Tang. ‘Parrently not everyone shared Wanda’s enthusiasm over the beverage and her museum had to closed on account of she couldn’ afford the storage unit any longer since she’d done quit her job and moved to Valdosta to open World of Tang. When those big revenues didn’t turn up from the musuem, she done had to close the doors.

Good thing is that in settin’ up that there World o’ Tang, she met that young man CleatusTomaine from the prim’tive Baptist church down there near Valdosta. Well, Wanda done ran off to get married to him. Seein’ he didn’ have no job to speak of, ‘cept for his paper route, Wanda figued they should move back up to East Egip. An that’s what she done.

Now Cleatus and Wanda Tomaine are livin’ up here in East Egip. Cleatus, on account of his experience both with newpapers and the Primtive Baptist Church down there in Valdosta got hisself a job at the Church of the No Bingo Parking. He’s foldin’ their bulletins for their Wenesday night services.

Those Wednesday services tend to not be so crowded on account of that’s Bingo night at the VFW nextdoor. They ain’t got but 2 parkin’ spaces in front of their place, so there ain’t much room for a crowd no ways. Well, Cleatus he’s gotta go in on a Wednesday afternoon and fold up those 6 bulletins that they got for people comin’ in for services. He don’t make much, but he sees it as his mission.

Well, Wanda and Cleatus, they gotta eat, so Velma got Wanda a job at the Wafflehouse. It weren’t too hard since she had all that ‘sperience workin’ with foods at both Uppity Chuck’s Chicken and then at World of Tang. So, she fit right in right away at Waffle House. Specially since there’s already one Wanda there. Waffle House was happy cause they was able to cut back in buyin’ name tags. They just had Wanda One take hers off. Customers would know anyone without a tag was a Wanda.

So many postings....

So little content.

So, since you're probably as bored as I am...I'll give you a little bit of Eula Teasers. If you don't know might need to check out the Eula Archives which will soon be in the sidebar to the right.

In the meantime, just know that she's just Eula. Do not judge me by what she says. Do not take personally anything she says. And by all means, Do not use Eula or any of the happenings in East Egip as a barometer of normality (as Eula is even a little more off kilter than I am)
I'm feeling alone here.....................

Lots of hits, but no comments......

Are they scared off by my lack of content?

Are they not into my secret color formulas?

Should I push them to sponsor me more?????

puhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease sponsor me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(she throws herself on the floor in a desperate attempt to get attention and thus more sponsors)
I am really struggling to find anything to say here....

It was much easier when I was making beads and had a theme.

hmmmmmm thinking of a theme...............

I am absolutely at a loss. I could talk about reality television. I could talk about my presentation for the gathering... I could talk about how one's mental condition deterioriates after they have been trying to think of things to type on a computer for 11 hours already operating on very little sleep. theme.

Ok...I'll tell a story instead...

When I was in college, the first school I went to was a small Christian Liberal Arts College (to remain nameless in this story) and the BIG rule was "no drinking". Of course there were other rules like "no dancing" ('s sounding like Footloose right?)

Well...anyhooo...There was a fairly large music department. When people were seniors and had majored in music, they had to do a concert. For the girls, it was a time to get a gorgeous dress and be center stage. They had a reception afterwards for the performer, their family, friends and interested faculty members.

There was a student while I was there who was very very interesting. First of all, he was probably WAY in the closet at the time and if he hasn't come out by now....I'm not sure, but he must be lost in that big 'ol walk in closet. He had hair which came to a pointy little curl section in the back (waving back from his perfectly feathered sides...remember this is the 80s). The back flipped up in a way that friends of mine referred to him as "duck butt".

He really was a nice guy...just had that hair thing goin' on. Anyways...I get off track. This guy, we'll call him GUY appointed himself caterer of all of these occasions. He would ask the girls what they were wearing and then create a punched up punch to match their outfits. Sometimes it was rather difficult to find an alcohol which would be easily hidden taste-wise AND at the same time not ruin his coloration of the punch. He refused to use food coloring as far as I know...because that would have made things much easier.

Why am I thinking of this now? I have no earthly idea. Just thought of it and it was something fun to log in with.

took a long time to write though...

So here's to you "GUY" and your fantabulous Blue Punch!

p.s. even though hoardes of uptight faculty members drank his punches...he was never caught. No one suspected a thing....they just thought he catered wonderful parties!
I am now completely vegging out. Watching the Braves play the expos...and thinking that I should have something much more witty to say.

I did surf blogathon people for a while and decided that mine is no more lame (is that a term) than most of the others out there. My favorite concept (I didn't go to the site) was someone who is protesting for a different cause each hour...and on the half hour saying the work she's doing for that cause.

That's a lot of causes and a lot of protesting.

There is another one where the blogger is trying on a different pair of shoes each 1/2 hour. Now, that I can get with.

Enough with the protests...

"all we are saying is give shoes a chance"

I am taking a dinner break...which is allowed. :)

I may eat, drink, go to the long as I check back in every 30 minutes.

I just took an online blogathon quiz which says I only have a 50% chance of making it through the blogathon!!!

Little do they know what a determined/pig headed/rebel I am. You tell me I won't gosh...I'm going to make it even longer than you thought! (ok...not more than 24 hrs, but I'm going to make it through till 9 a.m.)

need more food....and chocolate...

back to dinner

STILL really hungry...going to ramp down the kiln and finish the beadmaking for now.

might go back on torch later tonight...if my eyes are ok for it...right now they feel tired.

What I made this round...

med ameth/dk aqua enamel/med ameth dots (some no dots)

med ameth/purple enamel/med ameth dots (some no dots)

med ameth/purple enamel/med ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

tally this session 45

total bead count 370 WOW!!!! that's a bunch-o-beads!

QUICK QUICK...turn on Bravo!

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is on!!!!!!!!!

ok...back to our regularly scheduled programming...

still making beads...blah blah blah
Quick post...

really hungry, but want to watch the show...and finish more beads...on a roll...don't want to lose the rythym

the list...

med ameth/lt apple enamel/med ameth dots (some no dots)

med ameth/pink enamel/med ameth dots (some no dots)

med ameth/pink enamel/med ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

tally this session 35

total bead count 325

watching a funny episode of Queer Eye for the Straight it! (she says in her best "guy" voice)
and now for a beady update.

I am still plugging away...though honestly getting a bit bored. I know that I wouldn't be able to make any larger beads in the 30 min. time frames that I the tiny beads are really my only choice if I'm on the torch. I know that later I'll be bored to tears...or too tired to make beads...and I'll have to move on to other for now...color exploration continues. i've strayed from my list by moving into medium amethyst...I'm supposed to be working on medium grass green beads...but oh well!

here's the list for this session...

med ameth/grey blue enamel

med ameth/grey blue enamel/med ameth dots

med ameth/grey blue enamel/med ameth/violet pixie dust

med ameth/lt apple enamel/med ameth dots/violet pixie dust

med ameth/lt apple enamel rondelles

tally this session 50 beads

total bead count 395

I'm abandoning my current tv show...gotta hunt for a movie or something. Need more entertainment value...less reality/documentary (right now there is some mummy history show on TLC...ick)

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and now back to our exciting programming...
I'm jammin'!

I'm a little off track, but making a good variety of little beads. These tiny beads for me are essential for putting together my bead bundles. The more colors, the better. I hate having bundles that look the same. I will make all these beads...then puddle them with other similar colors and voila...bundles! ('s a bit more complicated, but these beads will make the bundles more interesting color wise)

Here's what I made this time...

med topaz/pink enamel/med topaz dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

med topaz/pink enamel/med ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

med ameth/grey blue enamel

tally this session 48 beads

total bead count 345

still watching Surprise by Design...

getting hungry for a snack...might have to disappear for a while to find chocolate...we'll see
quick tally...I'm forgetting what I'm making before I come back to computer, so I might have to do this as I go along, though that might slow me down....not sure if I'll do that or not

med topaz/lt apple enamel/med topaz dots (violet pixie dust?)

med topaz/pink enamel/med topaz dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

med topaz/pink enamel/med topaz dots (some no dots)

med topaz/purple enamel/med topaz dots (some no dots)

tally this session 40 beads

total bead count 337

music is off now...watching Surprise by Design....the guy Robert cracks me up! (though in person he might be obnoxious, on the show he's quite fun)

off to make beads...ta ta
My little timer on the computer makes this pretty little chime sound...

makes me think of those old storybook records (during the days that there were 33rpm records and a little record player for kids) and the record would go...

"beep" "turn the page"'s what I got done this time

med topaz/dk purple enamel/med topaz dots

med topaz/dk purple enamel/med topaz dots violet pixie dust (some no dots)

med topaz/grey blue enamel/med topaz dots (some no dots)

med topaz/lt apple enamel/med topoaz dots (some no dots)

tally this session 45 beads

total bead count 297

children update...everyone major hospital need to go to injuries. It appears any injury quickly disappeared once the promise of movie AND video game was mentioned. A left handed boy cannot play Galaga with his left arm in a sling. Ba da injury! fancy that?

music - got tired of B52s, plus they were starting to skip....hints from Heloise says to spread them with peanut butter then wipe off to remove skips...I have not been daring enough to try this. It just sounds dangerous!

going to ck out tv schedule before returning to beadmaking...there won't be as many beads this session (unless I can make them at warp speed)

'what they want to do...they can't do...cuz it's a dryyyyyyy countyyyyyyyyyyyyy" random landed on b-52's. love that song!

ooooh! and now it's deadbeat club!!!! (bear with me as I gush over my own cd's) "get a job!" "what for?" "i'm tryin' to think!"

Denise...if you're watching this train wreck...that song's dedicated to you! ;)

and now back to beadmaking....

took me a bit to get color stuff ready, since I was officially putting the mustard I didn't get as many beads made...but i'm back on list (sort of)

med topaz with dk amethyst dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

med topaz with purple enamel

tally this session 32 beads

total bead count 252

forgot to update what I'm drinking...I'm currently drinking Rick's Kickin' Hot Limeade (which he brought to the glass beadmaker's meeting last weekend" WOW! it packs a punch!!!!! Great for a hot day like today.

"we were wild girls...walkin' down the street...." - B52's

quick thank you to all of you pledging!!!

you can keep pledging even after the blogathon is over. Just use the button to the right that says "sponsor me...blogathon...."


Keep those pledges coming (she says in her best pbs voice)

We cannot continue to give out these color "secrets" without your support!

(feeling a little silly, but having fun....need to change CD....what mysery cd will be next?????....stay tuned)
ok ok ok

I sort of cheated so that I could spend a LITTLE more time with that mustard color. I didn't quite clock in at 3:30...I also forgot to set the alarm (she rationalizes knowing it was the seductive mustard that made her be late)

I did jam on these beads...should listen to crowded house more often

mustard w/ grey blue enamel/dk ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

mustard w/grey blue enamel/dk ameth dots (some no dots)

mustard w/ lt. apple enamel/mustard dots (some no dots)

mustard w/ lt apple enamel/dk ameth dots (some no dots)

mustard w/ lt apple enamel/dk ameth dots violet pixie dust (some no dots)

mustard w/ lt apple enamel/mustard dots violet pixie dust (some no dots)

mustard w/pink enamel mustard dots (some no dots)

mustard w/ pink enamel dk ameth dots (some no dots)

seems like I listed an extra we'll have to see what I didn't really make tomorrow when they're out of kiln

tally this session 66 beads

total bead count 220 I rock!!!!


OK! no more mustard!!!!!

More beads....more not on list color combos! :)

I'm still into mustard!!! (guess you'd guess that after the last 3 posts)

mustard w/ dk ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

mustard w/grey blue enamel/mustard dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

mustard w/ grey blue enamel/mustard dots (some no dots) more round with this mustard, then I promise I'll get back on track...which will be with medium topaz and purples....not too far off from mustard, but it's ON the list of beads to make...unlike that darn mustard!

tally this session 32 beads

total bead count 186 beads !!!!!!!!!!!! (wow...I should do this more often!)

still listening to Crowded House...about to put this song on repeat...don't know the name, but I love it enough to listen 3-4 times! it is one I can really groove to...


have eaten and now it's back to our show....

in the meantime, Harrison has fallen and his arm is hurting when he moves it. Rob has it in a sling and is analyzing whether or not he needs to go have it x-rayed. Argh.... I think this is the life of being the mom of boys. I would have expected the first broken arm to be Griffin's though.

Rob reminded me of the genetic disposition of arm breakage in my family. I've never broken an arm BUT, my mom broke hers into a gazillion pieces when I was a kid and my sister broke hers one year and then the following year (i think it was the next year) broke BOTH her arms. Hopefully, nothing is broken,'s just bruised and the curse of the arm breakage will skip their generation.

back to beadmaking and that gorgeous mustard...

listening to Crowded House...starting the CD over again so I get to listen to Always take the weather again. :)
dk ameth w/ lt apple enamel/mustard dots and violet pixie dust (some no dots)

dk ameth w/ lt apple enamel/mustard

mustard w/ dk purple enamel/mustard dots (some no dots)

mustard w/ dk purple enamel/mustard dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

can I just say right here and now that I love murano mustard (i think it's also called vetrifond) and it just rocks. I'm almost out of it....booo hoo. Must be time for a glass order! It is just a gorgeous color.

May I mention also that NONE of the beads above are on the to-do list and that I got way off because of that darn mustard!!!

that color will also appear in the next session.

taking a break, so might be less beads next session....hopefully lunch delivery (wonderful Rob) will be here soon!!

tally this session 44 beads

total bead count 154

music - Crowded House (Jan I always think of you when I listen to this) "things ain't cookin' in my kitchen" -that's the truth!
and here's the tally from the last 30 minutes on the torch (minus about 5-10 while I putzed with sticking 2 rods together and posted on WetCanvas)

dk ameth with mustard dots/violet pixie dust

dk ameth with purple enamel/dk ameth dots (some no dots)

dk ameth with purple enamel violet pixie dust (no dots)

dk ameth with purple enamel/ dk ameth dots/violet pixie dust (some no dots)

tally this session 40 beads

total bead count 110
more beads....

pale ameth w/ grey blue enamel/med ameth dots

DItto w/ violet pixie dust on top

pale trans. rose w/ lt. apple (?) enamel

pale trans rose w/ purple enamel

pale ameth w/ rubino dots/ violet pixie dust

total this session 50ish (going to have to round numbers)

total bead count 70

p.s. these are all small spacer beads...don't be impressed by quantity. This is one of my fav. days...just playing with color combos in small quantities

taking a moment to change cd...and the winner is....Bob Marley Exodus

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inbetween beads, so is a good time to post...even if it's 3 min. early

finished dipping

began w/ pixie dust is the name of this segment

pale lav/med ameth/violet dust

pale lav/pink enamel

ok....i'm telling you my secret color combos........

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bead tally - 21

I am now in the basement set up and ready to rock and roll and make beads!

I have no idea how this is going to work, but I'm going for it!

coffee - mocha-licious!

music - about to turn on...not sure what yet....ooooh Random chose Allison Kraus!

(just realized I have to dip mandrels)

For those reading who do not make beads...this is the super boring part where you put junk on a stainless steel welding rod to keep the glass from sticking....dipping is not an artistic's dirty and I hate it! But Allison is making it bearable (maybe?)...she says trying to convince herself.
ok...I have now had my coffee....

am going to put on shoes and head down to the studio to set up blogathon central at the torch.

this sounds rather scary....

short post...much to do in 30 minutes time!
I have coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Ok...continuing the mindless postings for this a.m. (waiting for my starbucks to arrive before i begin to make bead)

I will now sing.....

Ok...not sing so that you can hear it, but sing along with Larry as he sings the Water Buffalo song which never fails to crack me up. If you don't know should. Adults and Kids alike should know Larry and his fabulous lyrics...

And here for your listening pleasure....The Water Buffalo Song

Narrator: And now it's time for Silly Songs with Larry; the part of the show

where Larry comes out and sings-- a silly song! So, without further adieu...

Silly songs with Larry.


Everybody's got a water buffalo.

Yours is fast but mine is slow.

Oh, where we get them, I don't know, but everybody's got a water buffalo!

I took my buffalo to the store,

Got his head stuck in the door,

Spilled some lima beans on the floor,

Oh, everybody's got a...

Dr. Archibald: Stop it. Stop! Stop right this instant! What do you think

you're doing?! You can't say everybody's got a water buffalo when everybody

does NOT have a water buffal! We're going to get nasty letters saying,

"Where's my water buffalo? Why don't I have a water buffalo?" And are you

prepared to deal with that? I don't think so! Just stop being so silly!

Narrator: This has been silly songs with Larry. Join us next time to hear

Larry sing:

Everybody's got a baby kangaroo.

Yours is pink, but mine is blue.

Hers was small but then it...

Dr. Archibald: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!


Coffee - YOU wish!

music - Silly Song Singalongs (in my head)

watching t.v. just saw a commercial for the amazing egg-stractor. I'm wondering about anyone who has a need to de-shell so many hard boiled eggs at one time. Granted, it's convenient, but WHY do you really need it? Are there people who are eating so many hard boiled eggs that they must have them peeled immediately!??? And it comes with a slicer too....are these egg peelers so inept that they can't peel OR slice??? Come on egg people...get it together!

(I did not promise substance...or seriousness...just sylvie-ness)
This is going to count as the 10:00 posting...because I have to go to the "loo" (that's so much nicer than b.r.) RIGHT NOW!

ok...have convinced Rob that going to starbucks for me is only fair.

he is awake and chipper....... this is NOT fair!

need a mocha..............................NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(yes I realize that there is realitively no substance to this blog right now)

WOW! 30 min. goes by fast! This is going to be crazy today!!!! Right now, still surfing around trying to catch up with dopey websites...such as what did the Big Brother participants do last night after show aired. Dumb Dumb Dumb...I know. I don't claim it to be high-brow viewing...I'm just trying to wake up a little bit before I tackle this crazy day!

still no coffee

still no music my first post entered at 9:04....that's actually pretty on time for me!

Now I can take a breath and talk about today, etc.

I did NOT get enough sleep last night. That does not bode well for today.

Rob went to the movies last night...was aiming for a 10:30 show, missed it, next one at home at 3:15...woke me up and I couldn't go back to sleep. Tossed and turned and slept off and on until about 5 a.m. Now am draggy tired.

I'm sitting here trying to figure out how I am going to get Starbucks today. I don't think I can drive there and back in 30 min. I don't think that's probably legal either, blogathonny wise.

ok......any volunteers to deliver starbucks? I'm going to wake Rob's sorry butt up in a minute and make HIM since he's the reason I'm so dopey this a.m. (though I'm never a great morning person)

We'll see how dopey I end up being tomorrow a.m. at 8:30 or so. :)

starbucks - I WISH!

music - not yet...can't even think of moving from this bed right now.
I'm here I'm here!


thought I'd be REALLY didn't want to connect to the internet!


Friday, July 25, 2003

I'm watching Big Brother 4.....I'm hooked on reality tv, as I've said here many times before.

Dana is not playing smart and it drives me nuts when people just are not smart players! This seems silly that I think about these people on shows....I just want to scream at the T.V. and say "hey! You're a moron!"

It is almost 12 hours until blogathon....I have sort of planned my day/night...we'll see if I can stay on one plan of action or if I switch paths 19 times. to find chocolate

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coffee today - starbucks mocha light on the mocha....made correctly, I might add

music 80's radio and court tv on the tele.

It's Friday! Today is the kid's camp program. They are doing a program at 12:30. I know it will be great and we will have fun...BUT I have to wonder....why am I paying for 5 days of summer camp when they are actually only at camp without me for 4 1/2 days??? Not that I'm being cheap or a bad mom or anything, but I need to work!!!!!!

I am making a promise to myself right here and right now that I won't let my husband talk me out of camp next year....waiting until the last minute to get a 1/2 day camp only. The boys are loving camp, so it's a good thing for them to go....AND I am enjoying camp...drinking my starbucks in peace...not having to say "don't touch your brother" in that scary low voice that sounds like a horror movie demon or something....and actually getting a chance to make beads without griffin coming in every two minutes saying "can I make beads?" "can I dip mandrels?" "can you play uno?" It's not fair to him OR me for me to try to work while he's home. Harrison is much more independent, so it doesn't seem to have the same effect on him.

okie to camp and starbucks :)

Venti Mocha here I come!

Thursday, July 24, 2003

I made beads TWICE today!!!!

I wrote a whole long thing just now and deleted it. I didn't like saying what I was saying in front of the little party I'm throwing here. Kind of un-fun to censor yourself, though. It was basically about my need to find a bed in an oreo factory...mentally I'm just wanting chocolate and bed. :)

On a light funny note...I just watched the new show that's been on Bravo Queer Eye for a Straight Guy. I think I need them too!!! Can you ask for an intervention??? I don't like the meanies on the "what not to wear" show. This would be much less painful....more fun! They came in and decorated and gave him a new look in one day! What...are they superheros? I did notice a plethora of Ikea in the apartment. I guess, given a T.V. budget and an Ikea...I could quickly change my home.

That's it!! That's MY reality show! Ikea Survivor!!!!!! You have 6 hours to find your way out of the store, $1000, only one cart, a beetle for a car (which must hold all purchases and still operate) AND you have to take your whole family. Can she do it???? Will the evil competitors cut her off at the funky cart-holding escalator? Will her children throw themselves in front of the cart in a screaming fit to go back to the lame-o toy section one more time? Will her husband run interference OR try to befriend all the other competitors and try to throw a cocktail party in the kitchen section?

Ok....national television stations....pick up my little show idea here. I don't want to be a participant....just one of those "technical advisor" types. I can make up the rules, the roadblocks AND be employed and paid by Ikea!!!!!!!

Looking back at this post...I've gone through a whole mood swing in one posting. Can you say "rapid cycling?"

I guess I don't want a life in an oreo bag. I want a life in an ikea store....located inside a giant oreo bag.

Pay attention to the right hand column....sponsor me for the Blogathon. Pretty Please???????? i promise, I'll try to be interesting for 24 hours. If all else fails, I'll start writing eula stories. I've been working on them offline, so you never know.

no starbucks today :(
way too many sweets (brownies, oreos.....I don't need any real food...just chocolate....hmmmmmmmmm)
Sponsor me for the blogathon for Gilda's at right. back to our blog...

About to leave for day camp run. Will try not to be sucked into the vortex of the starbucks drivethru. Must get right home and WORK!!! (well not work, but make beads)

I will not avoid my studio....why am I avoiding it???? I have no idea. I really need to get a good selection of little beads going so that I'm ready to re-start e-bay. I also need to make a few focals for the show at the Gathering. (I still can't write the word gathering without immediately thinking of some stone-henge our coven will be meeting there at midnight for a beadmaking conferenece!)

I am feeling a bit off from my regular work-y self. Not feeling like working lately. I go through this about twice a year (or so I've been told by those observing my life) but this one seems much longer than ususal.

Ok...right now am avoiding finding my children's shoes which are somehow located one shoe at a time across the two shoes that match can be found within 10 feet of each other. There seems to be some sort of physics thing like magnets repelling each other. The shoes, if too near each other, shoot away from one another, rendering them impossible to find in the morning. They also can weave invisibility spells so that children who walk past them cannot see them when "looking" for them in the morning.

And one more (I promise just one) kid story. My kids yesterday took their lunches to summer camp. One had peanut butter and jelly, fritos and oreos...The other had ham and cheese, lays potato chips and coconut cookies. Yes, I was short order lunch cook yesterday...that was not a big deal.

Here's where it gets crazy.....they get to summer camp, open their lunches and low and behold they have the WRONG sandwiches. The pbj one has ham, the ham one pbj. Did they figure out that they were just switched?????NO!!!!!!!!!!! They just didn't eat their sandwiches and complained to the teacher that their mom had made things they didn't like. ARGGGGGGHHHH!

What's bad is they were sitting right next to each other when they realized they didn't have the sandwich they liked!

I double checked sandwich placement this a.m.

coffee - no

breakfast - brownies.....a la "little chocolate donuts...the breakfast of champions" (from SNL John Belushi)

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Ok...quick post...haven't made beads yet...just dropped kids off at summer camp. one wants to know why he can't just stay home....should I tell him how much psychiatry costs vs. him being at camp?????

Anyways...reason for post...Starbucks
Yesterday went to Starbucks where "employee of the month" boy tried to push chai latte on me.

Today...ordered my same old same old...

Venti Mocha light on the Mocha. Well I think she took me literally! There was only 1/2 a drink in the cup!!!!! I guess that's "light on the mocha" in her books. In mine it's a TALL not a VENTI! Didn't notice until I took a drink far down the road. Bummer. Will have 1/2 the caffine, though. Gotta look on the bright side.

I have been trying to plug the blogathon...if you're here....PLEDGE! You read my journal.....PAY FOR IT! Click that "blogathon" button on the right! NOW!!!!! Gilda's Club needs your money! I need an excuse to spend more time on my journal! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Big news!!!

I am a part of Blogathon 2003!!! People world wide have committed to "blogging" for 24 hours on July 26th to raise money for charity. Think of it as a journaling telethon. I will be continuing the theme of my journalblog which began as a record of the beads I was making in the studio.

I will make beads as long as I can during that 24 hour period. I might take breaks from beadmaking, but I will continue to post every 30 minutes for the WHOLE day. People (anyone reading my blog hopefully or even non-readers) can sponsor me via either as a flat donation OR per post. The money I raise will be going to Gilda's club and will be paid directly to them.

I think Gilda's Club is an excellent charity. I loved the idea of it the first time I heard about it. I was a big fan of Gilda Radner and still love seeing re-runs of her old SNL sketches. Through this charity, the laughter that she brought to people while she was alive lives on and benefits those who really need a laugh and a place of comfort while dealing with a serious illness. To learn more about Gilda's Club Click on this link...

Please help support me in this endeavor. It's a bit crazy...I know, but it's fun for me and it's for a very good cause. If you aren't interested in my blog...there are other blogs who need sponsors AND other charities that they have chosen to contribute to.

So click that link and sponsor me!

I actually made beads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only 8 of them or so (and we're talking little ones that don't take long to make) but I made beads!

One only need to go back to June somethingth I think to see that it's been FOREVER since I actually sat down at the torch. I went straight to the torch after taking the boys to day camp. After about an hour and a half a bad storm started blowing in w/ lightening (sp?) and I don't like to make beads in I shut things down and dipped mandrels/cleaned beads.

But I made beads today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just read about something called a blog-a-thon which is like a telethon/rockathon/jumpathon...whatever athon to raise money for charity. People commit to blogging for 24 sleep in order to raise money for their particular charity.

I am really thinking about doing a bead-blogathon where I make beads then post how many. Can I make beads for 24 hours? probably not...maybe I should re-think this. If i do decide to, then I'll do some sort of public announcement to help raise money. my charity would be Gilda's club. I have to decide pretty quickly, as the day is the 26th I think. need to do more research.

Coffee- Venti Iced Skim Almond Latte (notice there was no mention of a chai anything there in that order) yet mr. starbucks employee insisted that I'd ALSO ordered a chai latte. I did not, so I did not pay for it, or take it. He was a little adamant that I'd ordered it. Not sure what was with Mr. Starbucks Employee, but I think he didn't have his coffee this morning. by the way, it was NOT my normal Starbucks which is full of happy caffinated starbucks employees

Music - Pink and Annie Lennox.....funny they really get me into a beadmaking groove...just like old times!

p.s. I have always joked that my mom is the only one who reads is now verified, as she is the only one who has commented thus far....oh yeah...Nick as there are 2 people reading. Blair where are you???? I'm a constant train wreck, so you're really missing out!

Monday, July 21, 2003

I am a reality show junkie

It is now it wasn't already, but really...I'm addicted. I need help. Someone call 911 or a support group for an intervention.

I'm sitting here watching Surf Girls which is the LONGEST day of surfing ever. It's been 3 weeks worth of episodes and I still think it's the very same day. Is this 24??? That's the name of the show right? where there is 24 hours and one whole season???

This should be called Surf Girls 24

This should be called "when surf girls whine"

ok...I'm lamer than they are for WATCHING their show!!!

Unfortunately, I'm hooked. I must watch the train wreck of surf girls.

do you hear that?

it's quiet........................

that's the sound that my house makes while my kids are at summer camp! :)

It was a really nice day. Quiet house. Bead cleaning and sorting, shopping on QVC (don't ask), a little bit of writing on the Eula thing...visiting with the attorney (ok...that part wasn't that exciting, but she does have a quiet that sort of counts and the kids weren't there...) Ate bbq at mom and dad's.

it's been a very nice day. Earlier this morning when I dropped the kids off for camp, I thought it might be a bad day...there was a snotty suburban mom who was being really grouchy about the "noise level". Apparently her daughter has not spent a lot of time around other children at school ??? So, thankfully, she left without causing too much of a riot and I was able to drop the boys off and have a leisurely drive to we will now go into the daily blah blah blah...

I had a iced venti skim vanilla latte with cinnamon. If you're going to be high high maintenance!
Music du jour - 80s music on the radio....then tv at home (don't ask...not high brow)

Music in my head right now? "Stuck in the Middle with You"....I have NO idea why!

Sunday, July 20, 2003

I have been up researching Eula's life tonight....if you don't know...just don't ask...ok?

Well, anyways...I found 2 hilarious sites. One is a redneck translator which you can put any website into and it converts it into a sort of redneck-ese. I also found a redneck haiku site that had me cracking up. I sure do miss My Redneck Neighbor's site. Sniff Sniff. Why do all the good sites die young?

So...I give you redneck Haiku....

this un's my favorite...Gathering by David Burge

In early morning mist

Mama searches Circle K for

Moon Pies and Red Man

More Redneck Haiku

And just a brief translation of my site in redneck...I love this one!

Here's a bit from my last journal entry on the subject of americans moving to Canada.... (this just cracks me up!)

Here is th' articles fo' yer perusal, ah reckon....

Some article about varmints movin' t'Kinada

This hyar article goes on an' on an' on an' on about whuffo' South Car'linans is movin' t'Kinada. ah reckon they lacked t'menshun the dawgoned-est most most impo'tant reason, as enny fool kin plainly see.....BECAUSE of SHOPPING! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide!! Fry mah hide! Howdy??? Wasn't they readin' mah journal this hyar week? Whuffo' is they movin' fo' political reasons when they c'd move fo' much less stressful ones an' jest tell varmints they're movin' on account o' th' Kinadian dollar jest sucks right now. W'dn't varmints be happier fo' them an' not hafta git into deep discusshuns on over it? They c'd jest say..."we is movin' t'go shoppin'" an' ev'ryone'd unnerstan'. No one'd hafta debate an' all'd be happy fo' them, dawgone it........thet is until they sat next t'irate French Kinadian Woomin on th' ferry. Mebbe ah sh'd e-mail an' warn them about her.

I am loving this little thingy. I'll be translating more of my life into redneck I do believe! (or is that I reckon' so?)

Redneck Translator...use with caution...lest you be hauled off to the nearest trailer park