Monday, July 11, 2005

Pleasant Valley Sunday

My life is just so darned typically suburban that I'm pretty stuck with "Another Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees as my theme song. This weekend was another example. DH took the kidlet for a haircut and grocery shopping on Saturday morning which allowed me to do laundry (blech) and actually get some beading done! Woo hoo! I'm so pathetically behind schedule on planned projects that this puppy was actually meant to be done in February in time for Valentine's Day LOL! I call it "Tangled Hearts."

It features furnace glass heart slices in cherry and white by David Christensen and I've added accents of Czech glass and Swarovski crystal and wired everything to sterling silver chain. I wasn't quite sure where this design was going when I first started out, but I'm rather pleased with where it ended up. And, I've got enough of the heart slices left to do a coordinating necklace if I ever have time to get around to it. For some reason, I've had lots of repair orders come in these past few weeks which is great, but really messes with my schedule.

So then, in the afternoon, we took the kidlet to the beach for the first time and we all had a ball. It was really fun to re-connect with all of my own summertime beach memories of building sand castles and playing in the waves, etc. Of course, we may have created a monster as now Ryan will not stop asking to "go to the beach." I have not yet managed to get across the concept of "you have to wait til the weekend." Sigh.

Sunday I met my mom and two sisters-in-laws down in San Juan Capistrano for tea. Yep, we went to a real, honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned type tea house in the historic Los Rios section right by the train station. The weather was perfect and we sat out on the verandah next to the fountain and had our tea and scones and sandwiches and just had a wonderful, wonderful time. I highly recommend The Tea House on Los Rios if you're looking for something fun to do with your gal pals someday (they also do weddings and showers!) If you're looking for more substantial fare, then head across the alley to Ramos House Cafe for some truly outstanding cuisine. Absolutely fabulous beignets!!

After our tea, we walked around downtown San Juan for a while and looked in various galleries and boutiques - it was lots of fun.

Then it was home to more laundry and watching "Dora the Explorer" with Ryan while we waited for pizza to be delivered because Mommy was too lazy to cook. Then later I watched "Entourage" and "The Comeback" on HBO (two of my new favorite shows - although I DO miss "Sex and the City") and after that I went to bed.

Really, can you STAND the excitement LOL! Hope you all had a good weekend and I'll try to get the bracelet up on the website later today or tomorrow. I've got some new bridal designs coming, too.

Take care!


1 comment:

Jenie said...

Dude, you had tea??? So cool! Was it lots of fun?! I've never been to tea, so I am rabidly jealous!

Holy fused sand, batman, what a bracelet; that was some serious work, there! :) Where did you get the nifty large rings the hearts are linked with?

And thanks; now I have that stupid Monkees song in my head...