And - because they'll be leaving soon - my parents decided to treat my husband and I to a nice dinner out today - RED LOBSTER. And even in a town several miles away, so that we'd have more time to chat in the car on the way there and back. Not that my mom and I don't do that on a regular basis anyway, but I don't think either of them have seen Terry for more than an hour total all summer long. They are always here when he's either working - or fishing. And as we were eating and enjoying each other's company, we decided that tomorrow we'll be getting together, too - just the 4 of us, for a little Labor Day picnic that will consist of helping them clean out their fridge. So a sort of leftovers picnic. I will, of course, take my requisite deviled eggs, and maybe something else as well.
So the countdown has begun until the snowbirds fly away home. I still haven't quite figured out how and IF I will make the journey down there this year. I want to - the area where they live is quite nice, and as I've blogged before, have plenty of opportunities for me to sell my things, and maybe TEACH. But I have to get there first. Without flying. Nose wiggling ala Bewitched? That would be nice.....
And as far as no beads in the blog - I changed my mind. I DO have a completed piece - and the next project piece - to show you:
|This one is 'Trefoil'. Much more simple and understated than I originally planned. But I just liked how it looked at this stage, so I called it done.|
|And this one is a ring - a work in progress that consists of a cool filigree cupped flower. I'll be doing my usual fringey flowery stuff around the middle - photo when done!|