Top Left: Garth doing his best “derp”
Top Right: Pippy enjoying a good flop
Bottom Left: A new glass project, pre-firing
Middle Right: A beautiful begonia “the kids” got me for Mother’s Day
Bottom Right: A pair of brick stitch earrings I made that showcase tiny silver bee charms one of my friends got for me
I finally have all of the planting outside done that’s going to be done, and I think all of the fussing with house plants done for now as well. That one is always in a state of flux since I have to move things around as they get too big for their pots and current locations. I am quite happy with the way the inside and outside gardens are doing. I’m also very much loving the begonia Lancelot and the kids sent me. The flowers are just such a beautiful color.
Speaking of the kids, things are starting to settle in around here. There’s still a fair amount of hissing and smacking, but no damage is being done and there’s minimal “tail floofing” so I feel ok about that.
I’m also feeling pretty damn ok about the creative stuff I’ve been doing. That glass piece pictured above will be fused and then slumped in a mold that will make it look like a flower, and then mounted on a stake so it can go out in the front bed around the tree. I’m very excited to see how it comes out. I’ve done one like this before but with much tamer colors and I just left it as a decorative bowl.
The earrings are a bit embarrassing, but only because it took so long to get them across the finish line. I can’t even remember when I started them, but I finished them Saturday morning. For some reason I popped awake at 2:30am and what else does one do at that unholy hour of the morning? Make jewelry, naturally.
Since the start of the year I’ve made more than 70 creative bits, so I would say I’m doing quite well with that goal. I’ve continued to work on professional certificates and have earned a total of 9 so far. Books, the goal was to read 4 this year and I’ve finished 5 and am into a 6th.
I have modified my goal regarding clothing. I’ve gotten a few new shirts and a pair of shorts – partly because I didn’t own any shorts. The shirts are because Garth likes to do his “velcro kitty” routine and pokes holes in my shirts so I wanted to find some that were still casual but not quite t-shirt material. The new goal is to be more mindful about my purchases and to limit them. This seems very reasonable.