My apologies if you’re here to read me groan about how black-eyed peas are now being called field peas or (GASP) Purple Hull Peas (and you probably don’t want to hear my sarcasm coated opinion about THAT little morsel of screwball anyway.)
Since you’re already here, have a look at something I’ve been pining for:
1973 Ford Ranchero – click here for the ebay auction and pine along with me
I know, I’ll probably pine alone. But I have a special place in my little black heart for the 1973’ish Ford Ranchero. My grandpa had a similar one for years. The engine had a funny whispery whine and the interior smelled of combusted fuel and sunburnt vinyl. And of course, cigarette smoke. Mmm. And this one in the ebay auction… wow. That olive green paint job and forest green interior!? I don’t even care that it’s an automatic transmission, that’s how much I love it. If ever I can afford such a luxury, the right Ranchero will be waiting for me, I’m sure of it. One with a special Ranchero camper shell so I can drive my stacks of beads and cheesecake fixin’s and thrift store Pyrex scores home in the rain. Something to look forward to, to strive for.
The beads and happy things are making me happy these days. Hopefully you’ll be happy right along with me. I’ve missed the beads terribly over the last several months. But I’m starting to put together that it’s been a couple of years that I’ve been in this strange fog, lacking luster or excitement over new ideas and the desire to give new ones much thought. I’ve been thinking I’ve been burnt out. I know I’ve had too many worries and interruptions and most of them have been pretty damn pointless. Except for spending time with Dad as he was passing. And having found this odd combination of relief and a gaping hole in Dad’s absence, I instinctively got back to work because I know that’s precisely what he would want me to do. He’d want me to be happy. And it feels better than it has in a very long time.
So rather than neglecting the workbenches as I’ve been doing for so long, I’ve neglected the internet – my blog, your blog, email, etsy. But must still keep you informed of my beady comings and goings, so I’ll take this opportunity to tell you:
SUPERSTARS THIS THURSDAY! Here’s a quick peek at one of the several selections I’ll be offering:
red hat, industrial strength – look for us and our friends on the Superstars page this Thursday! Click me!
Thanks so much for checking in… I have salad stuff to buy, burritos to eat and beads to bling (if they turn out you’ll see those on Thursday as well). All in that exact order. Because planning my time wisely is wise of me.
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