My store is overrun with ladybugs!! While other people are complaining of stink bug infestations, I have these little guys (and girls) busily investigating everything in my shop. So that's fun.
|K.G. Ranch Road two days after the blizzard. Treacherous driving, not a great plow job. OUR street was pretty clear by Saturday afternoon; the perks of living on the same street where there's a state garage.|
|Loren Spears comes in and makes my store beautiful! She does such a good job. If I had a payroll, she'd be on it.|
Also, I've been poring over my bead stash and coming up with some pretty cool jewelry. This necklace and earring set was actually inspired by the blizzard we had a week ago; I found these clear glass beads which have no particular shape, and since some of them have tiny bubbles inside resulting from the manufacturing process, they reminded me of ice chunks. And the midnight blue would represent the way my house looked when the power went out and I could no longer see the beads. THAT was tragic. But we were only without power for a few days, and while I'm grateful for that and realize that other people fared way worse than we did, that was more than long enough.
Oh yeah, I said I was done bitching, didn't I? Sorry. Kathy and I spotted the first robin of the year outside my store the other day, though, so that was encouraging. That sight might get me through till spring. That, and visiting the hardware store and fondling the seed packets.