Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Too little or just right?

Spent the day in Kure and Wrightsville Beaches yesterday. Forgot how to use sunscreen apparently but enough of that.
I was watching, somewhat horrified, by the people fishing from the pier. They were catching lots of little fish and then going through what seems a horrible ritual of getting the hook out and throwing the fish back into the ocean. It was torture. Erik said we needed to move on.
As we were leaving the pier, there was a pelican who was sitting right on the rail. I was stepping closer and closer to catch this guy's photo.
But that wasn't the catch that he/she was interested in. There was an older woman who was fishing next to this guy and apparently they had an understanding.
She had a fish that was too small to keep but apparently the perfect size for a pelican's lunch.
This just made my heart soar. I think that this was one of the best moments of the day trip.
I went up to the woman and said that was the best thing I had ever seen done with a fish that was too small to keep. She gave me a far away smile, but said nothing. I guess it was just what she does. Period. Fantastic!

Some new lovelies are in the shop today!

I had fun this week. Though the number of additions to my shop is small, I absolutely love them. In fact, I may make some for myself! For those of you who know me, while I love designing jewelry, I really don't wear that much myself.
Here are the photos for this week!
I am already about half way through with a copper and pearl bracelet. It is loaded with pearls, each one hand wrapped on the bracelet. Really pretty.
in joy...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Presto Change-O!

The day had finally arrived. I was getting close to whacking off my own hair but Sandy made me promise not to. It was only sisterly love (and a small bit of fear) that kept the hair on my head.
It was worth the wait!

This is the before shot...when I still have some hair and a lot of it was gray! Sandy waits in the wings to take center stage with her shears.

The Hairtiste prepares the new color that will be my new "natural" color.
Did I mention how much I love getting all hot under a dryer? Has menopause not given me enough of a power surge? I think I started the bitching after about 10 minutes. "how much longer? I think I am done now. How much longer?" Oh yeah, I was a peach. Sandy cranked up a room air conditioner just to try to keep me quiet. HA!

The new do. Expertly styled. Sandy suggested that I get my friend Erik to take a picture THAT DAY as she has no confidence that I would be able to replicate the look. Oh, ye of little faith.

The next day I find my hair dryer (wasn't really sure that I still had one). I found the little travel hair dryer in the back of the linen closet. I washed my hair and put the amazing smelling Morrocan Oil Hair Indulgence in my hair. I got my Mud stuff, the bedhead stuff and the hair spray. I dried and plucked and volumized and all sorts of things that looked like what Sandy did.
I called her in the afternoon and she agreed to give me a remedial drying lesson and didn't even say "I was afraid of this." Thank God I don't have a video phone because I would surely have seen an epic eye rolling.
Thanks, Sandy. For the hours of weaving and highlights and low lights and working on your day off and being an awesome sister. I love you and I love the new do!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shop Update

Just a few photos from this week's shop update. Check out the little teaser...last photo here.

Pretty shell earrings, open and fun.

These earrings remind me of little worlds!

Good enough to eat...though probably hard on the teeth!

One of my favorites. Handcrafted fine silver piece of wearable art.
Oh how tweet! (sorry, I didn't want to resist!) I love this so MUCH!!! Will make its debut next week!
Visit the store by clicking here or clicking on the etsy link to the right. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

In the Pink!

I can't take credit for this photo. In fact, I would be happy to have just seen this beauty, sans camera. Just had to share.
"The world's only pink Bottlenose dolphin which was discoverd in an inland lake in Louisiana..."
Apparently this is what an albino dolphin looks like. How fantastic? Reports say that this sweetie is bright pink! The article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4927224/Pink-dolphin-appears-in-US-lake.html) says that conservationists are concerned about the impact that visitors could have. I have to admit...I SO wish that I could see this pink dolphin. I hate when I am who people are afraid of! But this makes me even more committed to my 50th bday celebration of swimming with the dolphins!
Go be whoever you are and shine in your own brilliance!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A good deal and the best seat in town

Now this is what I call a deal! Joy for only a buck ninety nine! Woohoo!

This must be the only seat in the house...or maybe just the best. I was wrapping up this week's photo session for my shop update when I noticed that the two dogs and one of the cats were getting some Z's in on the couch.

A cleverly disguised hellion.

Scenes from Carrboro

This was a little family out for a walk. Lovely day. Me stopping by the bead store across the street. Hounds out on the town. Sorry about your head, dude. Was taking the photo at a stoplight. And you are quite tall.
Getting up close and personal with a lunching bee. Me, allergic to bee stings (though I have a sneaking suspicion that I have outgrown that!). Bee, reaping the sweet treats of a purple cone flower.
Said purple coneflower and its buds. Maybe a little pun intended.
Rudbeckia. One of my all time favs. I plucked a de-petaled stem for the seeds. They are currently riding around in my car, drying out, for some hopeful future planting joy.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tap, tap

I am doing a thing called EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique. It's based on acupressure and helps you move through blocks. Helps you release stuff that you don't want to keep locked inside you and help move you to where you want to be.
Google it or look on you tube for some videos of how to do it.
What is so cool is how it is able to shift my energy so quickly. And that is a good thing, to quote Martha Stewart.
In just a few minutes I go from a place of feeling that the junk that is mucking up my system is reality to being calm and centered and being in the stream of Universal flow.
Entering that place of Pure Potential is an internal vacation.
I slow down. And in that place, I am most productive.
Hm, it sounds so good, I think I will go tap now.
Try it, you'll like it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

scenes from a weekend

I was enchanted by this little hotdog cart that traveled in front of me on my way home from the grocery store. I wondered what it saw this weekend and where it had served up some yummy hot dogs.
Flags threw in lines at a nearby mall. Had to stop and take a few shots as they fluttered in a light breeze.
Flowers waiting for their new homes but not waiting to be fabulous.
A field of sunflowers in the middle of town.

My yummy watermelon. Entranced by the juicy pink, glistening in the kitchen light. Just had some of it and all I can say is...mm, mm, good.

I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and more than that, I hope you keep with you the feeling of expansion that long weekends bring. The feeling that you have the time to sleep late and to take your time through your day. That you can wander where your spirit leads you and that you feel happy.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Seeing red

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone!
The red I am seeing today is not in our beautiful flag.
I went to the eye doctor again today. Follow up for my contact fitting. Did not go too well.
One of my contacts wasn't feeling good. So I told my doctor about it and he said that we would check it out on my follow up. That was today. There was a defect in one lens that I was having trouble with. They get me some more contacts and let me sit for a few minutes to let my eyes settle.
Yeah, when they were settling, my other eye goes crazy. A few minutes later...Red! My eye was red. First time ever that I go into an eye doctor's office with white eyes and come out with one red eye.
Something wrong with the new contact. Not too sure about this brand at this point but they assure me that it is a really good brand. Hm.
So they give me drops to take with me to help with the slight swelling in my eye. OMG.
The doc asked me if I was comfortable wearing my glasses for another day. Are you kidding?
I am now convinced that Lasik is in my future.