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I found the bottom one on the dining room table early in the morning as I was cleaning it off - yes - I need something to combat the fear. Love others, love myself. Concentrate on love and not fear.

The top one was the fortune I got at the Chinese buffet when Dave and I had lunch there. Seemed apt. I do need to accept this cancer, this heart condition - then I can do something about it. Or find a way to live with it. Find a way to manage it and put it on the sidelines.

The middle one was Dave's from lunch. It seemed to apply too. After eating we were heading over to look at chicken coops at Tractor and Supply. We have decided that we need to continue on as best we can, even unsure of the future. I want chickens, he wants a shed, we both want a driveway. We can pursue those things.

Today looked like a nice day to start but it is getting darker as the day goes on. Will probably rain. It is nearly 70F. I went to OA this morning - that was good. But ever since I got back home all I have wanted to do is be up for short periods and then back to bed. Very unmotivated...

I think posting photos on dreamwidth is much more time consuming than it is on LJ - it's so easy on LJ. Hopefully I have succeeded with this posting but I don't think I will bother with cross-posting from DW in the future - unless I have to.
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I like this one better. Facts can be used against you - depending on which facts you choose to use.

Sitting outside now, on the (fairly clean) back porch. Sounds of crows, wrens, other birds that I don't know. Woodpeckers far away. The cars on the road - a nearly constant sound. Burning 2 sticks of nag champa (one to the south and one to the west) so if the wind shifts I won't miss out. I am feeling like a whole new person - so relieved that the package was picked up for that customer! Summing up my day. I guess it was a good day - even though I was worrying a lot about that package. I did get down to the basement and cleared out about 7 bags of stuff that came from the bathroom of the house next door. Some stuff that we used for taking care of mom. The zippered pouch that contained her supplies for checking sugar. The little booklet that we used to record her numbers. 4 days before she died we quit checking it and writing them down. I remember how upset I was getting cause the numbers were so high and wanted the nurses to tell me what to do. Finally one just said, quit checking it. There is nothing more you can do. I think it really hit me then. She was dying, for real. They said quit giving her meds too. So hard. That's why I hate going through this basement stuff. You never know when one of these terribly sad memories is going to sneak up on you. But I got through it. Cried a few tears. Came upstairs and worked on the pendant for a while for a break and when I went back I was able to throw the whole thing in the garbage. And now - new things happening. The grandboys just asked if we could go on a bike ride. Yes. Going to pack the bikes on the car and go...

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"Your Bright Eye" pendant - sterling, enamel on copper, turquoise, nu-gold brass Listing HERE

Finished the above pendant this afternoon. No problem whatsoever with eutectic reaction soldering the brass onto the sterling. Of course not - it's not for a special commission. :-)

It seems that I miss-addressed the last thing I sold on etsy and the customer never got it in time to leave for their wedding (they wanted to wear it for the ceremony). I don't know what I did wrong or how it was miss-addressed. I do know from the tracking info that it did arrive at the right post office but could go no farther than that. I have been very careful to double check the addresses when I write them on the envelopes. This situation makes me feel like I am losing my mind! I contacted the customer to tell her about the situation and hopefully (since she has already left to go to another city where the ceremony will held later in the week) her brother will be able to pick the package up at the post office today and bring it to her the day of the ceremony. But that hasn't happened yet according to the tracking info. I hope he gets there before they do a return-to-sender with the package.

My fortune cookie for today said, "Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it". Hmm... I don't know if I have enough genius in me.

*edit* - Oh yay! tracking says it has been delivered (at 5:45) - yay - yay - yay!

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Dec. 24th, 2013 10:19 am
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We had Chinese last night. This should have been my fortune. So true when it comes to cleaning and organizing...

sunday

Dec. 16th, 2012 07:38 pm
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We had Chinese takeout tonight - my fortune:
fortunecookie--mystery-and-

It was one of these days where I just feel like I didn't get much done - but maybe I did? Don't know - I guess I did enough...

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"Indigo Flier" pendant - Czech glass button in sterling setting - made this in 2008 and finally got around to listing it tonight - HERE.

Johnny is making his girlfriend a piece of jewelry for Christmas and took over my workbench for most of the day. I'm going to enamel him a small emerald green heart shape that he's going to put in the middle of these copper, sterling and brass flame shapes that he cut out today:
flaming-heart-pieces

I did clean up a 2' high pile of books and magazines beside my bed - that was something... I did dishes twice too.

We watched "Life of Pi" at the theater on Friday night. I loved the book and loved the movie too. I'm still living in the story - can't get it out of my head. I think I am going to buy the DVD when it comes out. It is the kind of movie I could watch many, many times.
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Thank you everyone who replied to my previous post about Tenzing. It really does make a difference to have people hear and understand. This has been a terrible day for me. Death is one thing (terrible and sad and hard) but then, to add in the fact that I have killed someone (even if it is because I love him and don't want him to suffer anymore) and it adds up to a most horrible day. Dave was out earlier with his brother Bruce (who is staying the weekend with us - and by the way is much better after the fall off the ladder 6 weeks ago - not all healed by any means but he was able to drive over here and putter around with Dave) and on the way home Dave picked up Chinese takeout. I ate a little, put mom to bed for her nap and took a nap myself. I was praying that I might be visited by Tenzing's spirit in a dream but that didn't happen. Dave said maybe he was in the kitchen with everyone else or else outside. Maybe. I was still feeling very bad, doubting myself. I know I did the right thing really but still, still how can I know for sure? There were two fortune cookies left and I said to myself, to God, give me a message - did I do the right thing? I picked one and I hope and want to believe this is Tenzing's message to me:

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Thank you everyone who replied to my previous post about Tenzing. It really does make a difference to have people hear and understand. This has been a terrible day for me. Death is one thing (terrible and sad and hard) but then, to add in the fact that I have killed someone (even if it is because I love him and don't want him to suffer anymore) and it adds up to a most horrible day. Dave was out earlier with his brother Bruce (who is staying the weekend with us - and by the way is much better after the fall off the ladder 6 weeks ago - not all healed by any means but he was able to drive over here and putter around with Dave) and on the way home Dave picked up Chinese takeout. I ate a little, put mom to bed for her nap and took a nap myself. I was praying that I might be visited by Tenzing's spirit in a dream but that didn't happen. Dave said maybe he was in the kitchen with everyone else or else outside. Maybe. I was still feeling very bad, doubting myself. I know I did the right thing really but still, still how can I know for sure? There were two fortune cookies left and I said to myself, to God, give me a message - did I do the right thing? I picked one and I hope and want to believe this is Tenzing's message to me:

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one photo a day inside - the fortune cookie under nanny reads, "an inch of time is an inch of gold"
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one photo a day inside - the fortune cookie under nanny reads, "an inch of time is an inch of gold"

wednesday

Jun. 30th, 2010 10:20 am
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With that last bout of very humid weather I made a discovery in the shed. The cool cement floor draws moisture terribly - it had actual nasty wet spots on the floor. So today after I get mom to bed for her morning nap I will go to try and find some inexpensive linoleum to act as a moister barrier. Then Dave will go later to pick it up with the truck. Hopefully before this nice cool weather (we are having right now) is over I will have the linoleum in place on the (now dry) floor and shed-life can continue pleasantly, dryly and cleanly.

I did finally finish that ring repair where I needed to create the onyx stone to fit:

That felt good to get back to my workbench and DO something productive again.

Still to-do:
design the phoenix pendant
design elk ivory jewelry
make a pair of white face earrings for Karen
finish enameled pansy earrings for an etsy listing

And in non-work related to-do:
get linoleum on the shed floor before the weather changes
continue painting shed
mulch the back flower garden
pay state sales tax for first half of 2010

Below some stuff I was going to post yesterday but then I mentally retreated and wasn't in the mood to do it:

we each carry our own key - it's our choice to offer it


fortune cookie

~ And a cheerful yellow lily!

wednesday

Jun. 30th, 2010 10:20 am
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With that last bout of very humid weather I made a discovery in the shed. The cool cement floor draws moisture terribly - it had actual nasty wet spots on the floor. So today after I get mom to bed for her morning nap I will go to try and find some inexpensive linoleum to act as a moister barrier. Then Dave will go later to pick it up with the truck. Hopefully before this nice cool weather (we are having right now) is over I will have the linoleum in place on the (now dry) floor and shed-life can continue pleasantly, dryly and cleanly.

I did finally finish that ring repair where I needed to create the onyx stone to fit:

That felt good to get back to my workbench and DO something productive again.

Still to-do:
design the phoenix pendant
design elk ivory jewelry
make a pair of white face earrings for Karen
finish enameled pansy earrings for an etsy listing

And in non-work related to-do:
get linoleum on the shed floor before the weather changes
continue painting shed
mulch the back flower garden
pay state sales tax for first half of 2010

Below some stuff I was going to post yesterday but then I mentally retreated and wasn't in the mood to do it:

we each carry our own key - it's our choice to offer it


fortune cookie

~ And a cheerful yellow lily!
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I got word from Jill - she will be able to work tomorrow so I'm planning a day out. Going to art group - I haven't been there for weeks and weeks!


3 pairs of "Inner Vision" earrings done. The ones on the left are for Nancy, the middle ones for Becka, mom and dad's old bath girl and the ones on the right I will etsyize soon. (~ revised ~ The ones on the right went to Chloe - she has been wanting me to make her a pair.)
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I got word from Jill - she will be able to work tomorrow so I'm planning a day out. Going to art group - I haven't been there for weeks and weeks!


3 pairs of "Inner Vision" earrings done. The ones on the left are for Nancy, the middle ones for Becka, mom and dad's old bath girl and the ones on the right I will etsyize soon. (~ revised ~ The ones on the right went to Chloe - she has been wanting me to make her a pair.)

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