Saturday, March 26, 2011

A musical, a fridge and jewellery

1. Looking forward to meeting up with friends later this evening for dinner and a play. Well, a musical actually. A student production of West Side Story. Tickets were dirt cheap and I've always loved the songs from WSS.
2. Our new fridge is coming in a few hours. It was a bargain and the silver finish on it is snazzy.
3. I finally completed the necklace I was making. All those wrapped loops took time but I like how it turned out. I may post a photo here later.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quiet, some cash and a necklace

1. The office is quiet today. There's time to think and breathe in peace.
2. My boss calls me in and lets me know that I'll be getting a sizeable performance bonus this month. I'm surprised and grateful.
3. I'm in the midst of completing a necklace. Wrapping the crystals and linking them with vintage chain components is therapeutic. It's a bonus that that necklace is turning out to be rather pretty.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Workshops, birthdays and new music

1. I survived my very first stab at conducting a jewellery-making workshop on Saturday. All but 1 of the participants managed to complete the 2 rings I taught. That one woman went home with baggies full of beads and instruction guides so she could make the rings at home.
2. This is way overdue - but I celebrated a birthday. I'm now a year away from another milestone birthday. Not quite sure if I should be happy or sad. On the whole, I'm leaning towards 'happy'.
3. Not being particularly hip or cool (as you can clearly see since I just used the words 'hip' and 'cool' in the same sentence), I've only just stumbled on Florence + The Machine. I'm now in love with Dog Days are Over. It's on loop on my iPod.