Then I thought maybe a selection of all different things from every area of my inventory - but that's a lot of listings.
Another choice would be to do the "Memoire Collection" because those items all have a similar style, but it would be a limited number of listings.
And then I threw up my hands and said "I'll do a poll on my blog." So there it is over on the right side. Please vote and help me make a decision!
See how easily I got myself out of that dilemma? Plus, I have a built-in scapegoat to blame if it all goes horribly wrong LOL! "Hey, it wasn't MY fault...the poll said I should do it this way."
Only kidding (sort of). Please do vote and help me out!
Now this space here was supposed to contain the necklace that I was working on yesterday, but I never got to finish it or take pictures because here's how my day went:
Up at 5:30 AM
Get the kid up
Pick out his clothes
Dry my hair
Go back to check on kid (not dressed yet)
Go downstairs to set up breakfast
Make kid's lunch
Go back upstairs to check on kid (still not dressed)
Stand there and make kid get dressed
Go downstairs to eat breakfast
Notice kid has not followed
Go upstairs to find he has taken all his clothes off and is in the bathroom because he "forgot" he had to pee.
Stand there til he's done, has flushed, has put all clothes back on and washed his hands
Go down to breakfast
Clean up breakfast and send kid upstairs to brush his teeth
Uncover the parrot
Feed the parrot
Tickle the parrot
Give the parrot his treat for enduring the tickles
Go upstairs to check on kid who has, miraculously, brushed his teeth, but has also filled the sink with water and is running some kind of race with q-tips and my hair mousse in the sink.
Make kid clean up mess
Send kid downstairs to put shoes on
Re-clean up after kid
Put on makeup, do half-assed job on hair, throw on clothes and run out the door
Go back inside to grab kid that I forgot about and his lunch
Drop kid off at YMCA
Arrive at work 30 minutes late
Call mom to remind her to be at my house at 2 PM to meet garage door repairman (garage has been broken for 4 months)
Mom requests that I call garage door company to ask what time they will actually show up (they've give us a 2-4 PM window).
I hang up intending to call (and yet knowing they are not going to tell me anything different) and get pulled into a meeting - no time to make call.
Mom calls me at 2:05 PM from my house asking why I never got back to her and how come the repairmen are not there yet.
I tell her about meeting and remind her about 2-4 pm window.
She asks me to call them again.
I hang up and do not make the call.
She calls me back 15 minutes later.
I let it go to VM (I know, I'm a horrible daughter who is probably going straight to hell for this)
She calls me back at 3:45 to let me know the garage door is done and to ask if she should pick the kid up early. I say "yes."
She calls me back at 4:15 to let me know what deplorable conditions she found him in at YMCA (i.e. he was playing outside in the sun and had gotten sweaty). Horrible, indeed.
She wants me to call the YMCA and complain.
I tell her I'll get right on that and hang up.
5 PM I leave work
5:30 arrive home
Change clothes and run right back out the door
Take car to service station as all 4 tires are low on air
Go to drug store to drop off prescription
Realize I have left ATM card at home and only have $40 cash on me
Go to grocery store but can only buy a few things from my list because of not having my ATM card which means I will have to go back tomorrow
Go through El Pollo Loco drive-thru to pick up dinner (thank goodness for employee discount!)
6:30 PM arrive home
Eat dinner with mom while kid plays outside with neighbors
Listen to 30 minutes of mom telling me everything that is wrong with the house, the garden, kid's shoes, my hair, the carpet samples I'm looking at and pretty much everything else within her range of vision
7:00 PM get kid in to eat his dinner
Clean up kitchen
Get mom out the door (after she has made me a written list of all the things in the house and yard that need to be fixed and NO I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP)
7:30 PM Wash off makeup and get into sweats
Get kid showered and into his PJ's
8:00 PM Watch 30 minutes of "Justice League" with kid
8:30 PM Put kid to bed
Look at my workstation and realize I am WAAAAYYY too tired to even think about working on anything.
9:00 PM Fall asleep watching "Forensic Files" on TV.
9:30 PM Awakened by kid running in to tell me he's pulled one of his loose teeth out and can I please do something about the blood.
Clean up tooth and kid
Find baggie to put tooth in
Put tooth under pillow and kid back to bed
10:00 PM Scrounge for $ to pay for tooth
10:45 PM Make 1st attempt to sneak into kid's room to play "tooth fairy."
Wake up kid by stepping on creaky board
Pretend to just be "checking" on him
11:15 PM Make 2nd attempt to sneak in.
Get caught again.
Tell kid I have message from tooth fairy that she doesn't want to wake him up so can he please put the tooth in a bag outside his bedroom door
Kid falls for it (Thank goodness!)
Arrange bag outside door and switch tooth for money
11:45 PM Turn off light to go to bed
2:00 AM Wake up and realize that today is the day I have to meet my ex for lunch to discuss the possibility of his resuming his visitation with the kid.
Stay awake the rest of the night wondering what on earth to do and wishing that I really, really, really didn't have to go to this meeting or have this discussion.
So, that is why there is no picture of a new necklace today. And now you also know why most of my jewelry-making gets done in 30 minute increments on my lunch hours at work - because EVERY day is like this!
But hey, my tires are full of air for the first time in a month AND my garage door works!
P.S. In case anyone is concerned, I do love my mom dearly and she is a wonderful help to me...she's just a bit of a perfectionist and I am, well, NOT, so sometimes that can be an issue.
P.P.S. If you've read this far, you certainly deserve some eye candy so here you go:
This beautiful square pendant was created by Melissa at Chinook Jewelry. The picture doesn't do it justice - it's just gorgeous in real life!
P.P.PS. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE POLL!