Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve, 2009

Hip hip hooray!  Not a banner year in the Freeman world, not the worst year either.  I'm longing for a year ending in "0" though.  Just like "0" years for some reason.

As a good percentage of the world is already in 2010, Happy New Year to them and Happy almost New Year to the rest us.  I'll be sound asleep at Midnight, as always.  After the last horrible New Year's party I went to over 20 years ago, I vowed to be home and safe on New Year's watching scary movies and such.

Resolutions, no, plans, yes:

Plans 2010:
1:  Get my etsy up and running
2:  Spend more time doing things I love
3:  Job hunting for a transfer job at a campus, preferably
4:  Take better care of myself, all around
5:  Just be a better person

and 6: is a big MAYBE, add a puppy to the dog posse...we'll see, sounds good in theory.

Well, all have a fantastic night whatever your plans.  Be careful and be good to one another.

Peace and Love, really, in the New Year!

Love Elizabeth, Rudy, Tess and Daisy.   "Keep smiling, it is the beginning of peace." Mother Teresa

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

A very simple Merry Christmas today!  Peace to all.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Slept most of the day....

I'm off for two glorious weeks.  Yes, I'm bragging, but I can't help it.  I slept most of the day today and I do not even feel guilty about it.  I will clean for the next couple of days and then I can get down to some serious creating.

The dogs indulged my lack of attention for the day.  Perhaps they sensed my need to rest.  I was so emotionally tired.

Okay, now I'm hungry...laters..............

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beading goals 2010

From the Beader's Muse comes this challenge, what are your beading goals:

Sell more
Make carved bead items
sell more
More surface treatments
sell more

Have fun beading. 

Very tired tonight, signing off...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I have a follower....

OMG, just had to take a moment to thank BEAD A Day for listing as a follower on my often neglected blog.  What a proud moment.  I look at her blog everyday and you can too by clicking:

It was a busy day today at the old education mill.  Lots of grinding down of brains and original thoughts. a visit to Bead a day.  Today Lisa talked about a gift she had received. Too wonderful.  It is a joyful read!  Big hugs to Lisa Crone(((Lisa))), made my day, yes siree-bob!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow, talk about...........

Talk about bad bloggers....I'm Elizabeth and I'm a bad blogger, my last post was Nov 11.  EEK-gads.  Well, what is new in Elizabeth Land?  Not much.  Lots of work drama, oh and well.  Really bored with the work drama, so will leave it there.

I have managed to make some new pieces and entered a contest, Use the Muse III.  Can't wait to see the gallery of entries, very excited.  I will post a pic of my entry once the big reveal happens.  Everything is very hush hush for now.

Use the Muse really got my creativity mood up and running.  I needed a deadline, or something, to recharge and this process really did it.  I felt committed to the process, which I really needed to feel about something.  Commitment has been lacking in Elizabeth-ville as of late.  So just the kick in the toukas that I needed.  The reveal is Friday I believe at the Beader's Muse website, which you can reach here:

Scarlet Lanson is the sweetest!  Very diligent and special to work with.  She made sure everyone had what they needed and adjusted deadlines as necessary.  If you haven't participated in Use the Muse, it is must do.  So worth the price of admission.

Okay, enough gushing.  Have a great week and I'll see everyone (does anyone visit this place) at the weekend,  maybe sooner...don't hold your breath, ha!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted.  Yikes.  Work is going well.  The reorg suits me.  The babies are fabu.  The weather is finally getting to autumn.  Would like it to be in the 60s though.  Still recovering from nasty flu and then whatever was in October. 

Have gotten some jewelry making in and some claying.  Mainly experimenting.  Toying with the idea of a craft fair.  We'll see.............need inventory.

Must shut down for the evening.  Need to be fresh for tomorrow don't you know.

Night, night....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Just another passive Sunday.............

Here is what I looooooooooooooove about the internet: You can be as anonymous or intimate as you want to be.  It is the modern version of exploring, I think.  I think, not sure.

Had a rousing game of fetch with Daisy.  She ran through the sprinkler on each throw and is now sopping wet.  The other babies just think she is silly, and they are correct, she is silly.

I have to finish some jewelry and other things that can be put off no longer!  Have a great week.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ice Cream War and other baubles for today...

Did a presentation for the day job today with a colleague.  Always good to know who your real friends are and he is a real friend, 'nuff said.

My clay work calls to me, but not loud enough for me to act on it.  My craft room is a MESS with a capital T and that means trouble in River City...or some such nonsense.  Still recovering from a nasty virus (aka F-L-U). 

Watched a wonderful doc on Carla Bruni last night.  I love her spirit, although I don't think it is cosmically okay that someone that beautiful is also sooooooooooo wonderful and talented.  I mean really, is that karmically fair?  She must have been reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy bad in a past life, right?  MEandOW, I know.  Seriously though, what chance do normal mortals have against goddesses like that? Oy. Love her though.  Girl crush.

Wow, posting two days in row, did the world tilt on its axis?

Want to talk about the neighborhood ice cream truck war on the Ponderosa.  On Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun about 4 PM an ice cream truck #1 with, IMO, creepy music circles about 3 times.  Then about 6 PM Ice cream truck #2 with, again IMO, more traditional happier ice cream-y music circles around 3 times.  Just recently at  7PM, ICT#1 wCM circles again; ICT#2wTICM does not come back.  This has gone on for about a year.  But-I'm concerned with the recent, IMO, escalation of the ICT#1 route #2.  Is a full blown war in progress?  Will fudge bombs fly?  To be continued.....

Friday, September 11, 2009

How do I post regularly??

My blog has no direction. Does it need one? Sometimes I think yes and other times I feel that it is my blog to do as I like with, so there. Ha.

Been laid up with the flu for 3 days and am finally on the mend. Woke up with a tiny fever today, but was easily remedied.

Okay, back to the blog. My first commitment should just be consistent posting, right? Right!

I'm off to make some food. More tomorrow.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's day

It has been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooooooooooooo long since I have posted. I did a bunch of claying as part of loving myself day. Made some bookmarks and covered a candy tin for a friend. I like them all very much if I do say so myself. Took yesterday off from work and it was delicious.

The painter came and finished the gates today. They look fab!!!

The dogs have loved having me home and I have loved being home.

I will post photos of clay soon!!!