Saturday, July 23, 2011

A meanderings post, all over the place…

I’ve been sick for the past week and a half with bronchitis, so between that and the heat, I haven’t been getting much done outside. My flower gardens are being over run with weeds, and I don’t want to take any photos because I’m ashamed of all of the weeds. We had more storms come through this morning and dump more rain. I wish I could send some of this rain to Texas. Minnesota this summer has been more like Florida, hot and steamy.

I am so sick of coughing! Lukas is too, because my bedroom is right next to his, so he gets to listen to me all night.

I upgraded to the newest Mac OS, Lion. I like it, except for the fact that Microsoft hasn’t kept up with the drivers for my keyboard. So now I’m trying to type on the generic Apple keyboard, the flat one that doesn’t have room for these big hands. I really liked the Logitech ergonomic keyboards, but they quit supporting Macs, so I switched to Microsoft. But until they release an updated driver, I’m up a creek. I ordered a Kensington from Amazon, but it’s not ergonomic. I wish Apple would make a decent keyboard!

Last night it was too early to go back to bed, even to just lay and play solitaire on my iPad, so I cleaned a batch of beads. I was up to 5 bags in my drawer, so I figured it was time. There were way too many ‘blah’ beads. I get all of these ideas in my head of different colors to use, but too many of them turn out to be not-so-spectacular. I need to change my bead making habits. I’m getting more and more limited in my time at the torch by my shoulder. I have a torn rotator cuff, and the doctor said there was nothing that can be done for it, although I think it’s time to get a second opinion on that. It aches so bad, sometimes I find myself clenching my teeth, and that can’t be healthy for the rest of my body!

Anyway, to get back to beadmaking, I think I need to concentrate more on color combinations that I know will work. I’ve been too willy-nilly, just all over the place. So maybe by being more disciplined, there will be less ‘blah’ beads. My favorites, the blues and greens,
 And my all-time favorite glass, Dark Aurae,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We have a storm coming through,
Unfortunately, it’s not going to cool us off any, only make it more muggy. Tomorrow it’s going to be up to 95-100°. As my sister says, it’s still better than snow.