Ok, now that my little pity party is over, can I just say that I have the MOST WONDERFUL MOM in the world? And, yeah...Bryan (my step-dad) is a keeper, too. I'd be completely lost without them. Seriously. My mom has come in and taken over and been the "fun mom" that I can't be this summer. As I type, she is at the pool with my two little monkeys giving them the love and attention and FUN that I can't. Ilaiasi asked me yesterday, "Mom...do you think I could do SOMETHING tomorrow? Because, like, I'm pretty much a COUCH POTATO. Did you notice that?" AAHHH...knife to the heart. He's exactly right. I'm turning my kid into a couch potato. So, THANK YOU MOM AND BRYAN for stepping up and giving my kids the summer they deserve. I love and appreciate you guys so much!
The upside of this sedentary life is that I have all the time in the world to sit and come up with ideas for my Etsy shop. I've thought of some pretty interesting jewelry ideas, if I do say so myself, but I haven't tried them all out yet, so we'll see if they actually look like I envision them once they've been made. I did make a bracelet this morning in the wee hours before dawn when I couldn't go back to sleep after Finau left for work at 3:00 a.m.:
What do you think? I kind of like it, and figured I need to remind myself of all the LOVE I have in my life...especially when I start thinking I should pout about all of the things I can't do right now. At the end of the day, I'm pretty lucky. Maybe my next bracelet will say "Lucky."
I also added a few new items to the shop today. I've been in a bracelet mood, I guess, because 2 of the 3 additions are bracelets. Again, my Etsy Shop can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/thepinkpersimmon:
This is a SUNNY SWIRL bracelet with funky square glass beads. It's fun and bright and makes me happy.
Here's another bracelet. The stones are wrapped with silver colored wire and put together with swirly wire accents.
And, finally, this is a little pendant necklace made of copper wire wrapped around a riolite faceted stone on two brown cords. The wire has been hand-hammered and I'm pleased with how it turned out.
Oh! Before I sign off, I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU one more time to all those who participated in the Giveaway this past week. It was a lot of fun for me, and I think the next one will be even better!