...have been greatly exaggerated ;-)
Sorry for the long absence - I just needed a mental vacation. I felt like my brain was going stagnant and that was leading to no creativity in my jewelry and a seriously boring blog.
I feel somewhat refreshed (coulda used a couple more days, though) and even got some pieces made yesterday. You know your muse is absent when it takes five days of vacation before you have even a glimmer of a desire to create something!
It figures she decides to show back up right when vacation is over.
In other news, I got almost all my Christmas shopping done in one giant power-shop on Wednesday. I did this last year for the first time and it was so successful that I decided to make it a yearly thing. No fighting the insane Black Friday crowds for me! Plus, I find that everything is picked over by then anyway.
By going on Wednesday, everything is fully stocked and a lot of stores already have their deals and sales in place as preparation for Friday, anyway.
And, also, it cuts down on the chances that I will actually kill someone for their rampant stupidity in the parking lot because I'm so $(#)&)!! irritated with the crowds and craziness.
So, shopping accomplished and me not awaiting arraignment.
I call that a win-win.
Hit Target to take care of the three boys (my son and two nephews). Hit Old Navy to get some things for my mom and sister-in-law (and a couple things for myself because I am my own Santa Claus). Ran into Bath & Body Works (conveniently located right next to Old Navy) to get stocking stuffers for all the girls. Got supplies ordered for jewelry prezzies.
Only person not taken care of is my brother. Because he failed to follow my oh-so-explicit instructions about getting me his wishlist (despite two reminder phone calls).
Men. Why can't they learn to follow simple instructions?
Oh, and he tried to give some BS excuse about how he was all busy running the nuclear plant and working late and all. Like that is somehow more important than me being able to get all my Christmas shopping done in one day.
Dude - you are so getting light-up socks and the stale leftover candy canes from last year.
Maybe in future you will learn not to mess with my master plan.
Oh, and I'm totally telling Mom on you, too.
P.S. Hope to get the blog back to normal this week with some fun posts so stay tuned! Hope everyon had a happy turkey day. I ate massive amounts of pecan pie so all was good.