Saturday, October 15, 2011

Calm . . .

I wanted to do a calming post today, because that is how I feel. With the wonky week behind me (although I do have a daunting work project to tackle before my head hits the pillow Sunday night), I focus my weekend on nesting, our new senior pastor's installation on Sunday and "A Night on Broadway" at our church this evening. Got my flu shot today and struck up the best conversation with the CVS nurse; one of those times you find yourself walking away with a smile on your face, grateful for kindness in the world. Be kind to someone today; it's an under-rated gift.

So, I'm about halfway finished the four shell crosses I'll be listing on etsy. I've really put a lot of work into these; they're a little more involved than the ones I've done in the past. And inspired by shell encrusted busts I've seen, I'm going to give a stab at doing one myself, using the below ceramic bust.

Did you know yesterday was dubbed Footloose Friday? Harleigh celebrated by hanging out with friends to watch the old Footloose, and then on Sunday they'll go see the new one at a matinee. I think I'll wait 'til it comes out on NetFlix.

{a fabric night light in my ken}

Never thought I'd say this, but I've been inspired by Marc Anthony. Yes the scrawny singer who snagged the staggeringly beautiful J-Lo and now has a line of menswear at Kohl's. His commercial on TV draws me in every time, just to hear him say near its end "Your passion chooses YOU." Love that.

{flowers in my ken}

And in the spirit of keepin' it real, my aging face has developed that soft pocket of fat under the chin, known as "the waddle." It's not need-plastic-surgery bad (at least not by my standards), but I do notice it in pictures and wince when I see it. Yesterday I noticed a pimple (I'm 51, what the heck?) . . . on my waddle. What's worse than a pimple? A pimple on your waddle.

Have a great weekend to all my blog followers. And thanks for hanging around, especially through my less-than-I'd-like postings. The holidays are coming and you know what a Christmas freak I am! (The Christmas music comes out November 1. Enough said). I'll be knee deep in Christmas-related crafts to share.


Claudia said...

I, too, have the old waddle. I have to hold my head at a certain angle when photos are being taken or it will show!


Elizabeth said...

Your post made me smile :)

I went in for my physical and got not only a flu shot, but boosters for mmr! I thought only kids needed them, I guess not.
Then they gave me a tetnus shot in my left arm. I'm in a lot of pain at the moment from that one.

Sorry for rambling here.

I can't wait to see the shell crosses. I remember really loving the one I saw you make before.

Christine said...

Turtlenecks...that's what I wear. It hides the "waddle", somewhat.

Ahhhhh..... Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Do you have an ETSY shop? If so what's the name??

Lisa said...

I have the same question as Stephanie, how do I find you on Etsy?

So loving your crosses!!

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