Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Well, the time is here again. The Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah is New Years (don't ask me what year it is.) Because I don't work on these holidays I had to take one of my precious few vacation days. This gave me a lovely 3 day weekend. Fortunately Yom Kippur, which comes up in a couple of weeks, falls on my weekend. On Yom Kippur we (theoretically) fast for the day. It's feast or famine for us, isn't it?

I'm trying to use my weekend constructively. Took Bam Bam to the vet. He's turned pink and has very little fur left on much of his body. Of course he turned into a monster at the vet and she said if animal control ever got him they'd put him down. Trust me, that is NEVER going to happen. We are putting him on some sort of medicine and going back in 3 weeks. He took his medicine like a good boy today. Barely fought me. In a duel, he would definitely be the victor.

I am currently working on a bracelet with the patterns of a deck of cards. I did not create this pattern (thank you Redbeast Designs,) but it's a beauty. Unfortunately it's been very VERY difficult and it is still not completely done. Every time I thought I was close to done I'd find a broken bead. I still haven't figured out the closure. I won't be doing this pattern as it is again. I will do card suits in a narrower bracelet.

My internet was down all day yesterday. Still down this morning so I called Embarq. Seems my DSL modem is no longer compatible with their upgrades. After some adjustments we got it going and they are sending me a new modem.

The new season of one of the very few TV shows I watch started Sunday night. I work on Sunday nights so it's been my practice to watch it online during the week. Can't seem to get that to load. Whatever will I do without my Desperate Housewives??

All in all, too many frustrations this week but one must put it into prospective. Those are all little things. I won't get into the financial frustrations because I'm sure everyone is feeling it in varying degrees. Suffice it to say my retirement was just postponed by at least 2 years. No I did not have a set date/age for that but the sooner the better.

On the bright side... the weather is still hot here in Las Vegas but it is supposed to go down to 85 next week. And while it's still summer weather outside, it is autumn in my heart and I had to make soup in the crockpot. And even brighter Burberry inspired bracelet just sold on Etsy!


  1. Seems like your struggling along a bit and then something nice like selling the Burrberry bracelet. I do love that bracelet and it's my favorite cologn. lol. Cheers...things will get better.

  2. Happy New Year to you. It's the Year 5000+. How's that for a number. :) So happy for you that the Burberry bracelet is sold. It's going to be a great year ahead.

  3. Happy New Year! That's wonderful that your Burberry bracelet sold, though not surprising - it's a great bracelet. As is the card bracelet. Wishing you a great year ahead.

  4. What's wrong with Bam Bam????

    Happy New Year :D

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  6. I do hope Bambam will be that a dog? Why is he loosing his hair? Poor thing!

    I love that burberry's plaid! It's so stinking cool! Congrats on the sale!

  7. Shana tova to you! Your work is lovely!

  8. Happy New Year to you too. And congrats on the sale.

  9. Happy New Year to you, too! Love that bracelet, BTW. Hey, thanks so much for coming by yesterday and participating in my SITS Featured Blogger Day in the Sun! Hope you come back soon and take a look around-hope you'll find lots of interesting stuff around my place!

  10. Ohhh PRETTY! Gotta go snoop around.
    Thanks for sharing the bloggy love today on my big SITS day!

  11. thanks for popping by!!! so nice to meet you and I love your work...


  12. Hope your kitty is feeling better. I love the playing card bracelet. Looks very complicated!


  13. Love the bracelets! Although with one I happen to be a bit bias as it is my husband's (redbeast designs) design. The card suit bracelet...turned out great!
    I will show him this when he gets home, he will be happy to see one of his designs made by someone other than!

  14. I got your comment on my husband was thrilled to see one of his designs all made up. Thanks =)