Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday tidbits

This will just be a bit of rambling about the day, so get out your hand painted magic carpet and fetch a cold adult beverage of your choice and join me.  First thing this morning (well for those that really know me, it was about 10:00 am)!, but anyway, I went to Las Vegas to Joann's to use my 50% coupons.  Couldn't let those go to waste, even though I  have enough supplies of every kind to last a couple of lifetimes!  I showed my favorite checker, Joanne,  my beads in the Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine and she announces it as loud as possible to everyone in line and calls them over to see.  My face turned every shade of red possible.  She is a sweetheart , always a smile and a kind word.

I decided next to go get a pedicure.  Now that was an experience. The girl I got did not speak English very well at all.  She was making small talk with me and I just kept nodding and smiling, not getting a single word of it!  Then she asks me if I know Linda?  Linda who?  Oh, she says, she lives in Boulder City.  We only have about 17,000 people here! LOL!

Then when I left, there were about a bazillion pigeons all lined up in the median, trying desperately to find a little shade in the 102 degree heat, and hoping for a handout.  I know people don't like them, and think they are a nuisance, but I think they are pretty darn cute.  They looked like they were lined up like laborers waiting to get a job.  Was wishing I had some popcorn to give them.

Before I left this morning, I got the sweetest message on facebook from one of my stretching sisters, Joanne Rose.  She made my day.  What a sweetheart.  Who knew when I signed up for Misty Mawn's class, that I would make such endearing friends.  It is amazing that I feel like some of them have been my closest friends for years, and it hasn't even been a year. It was worth the money to make these friendships, even if I hadn't learned a thing! When we rendezvous in Port Townsend for Art Fest next March, it will be fun, fun, fun, till our daddy takes our T-bird away!  I guess I have 9 months to lose 30 pounds!

I have so many ideas for jewelry and art projects swirling around in my head, it is making me dizzy!  Speaking of dizzy, please say a prayer for Phyllis Peterson, she is really having dizzy spells.  We need her well, she and I have a lot of plans for 2012!

What art projects are you working on at this time?  I would love to see them.  Till next time....  xo

13 comments:

Petie said...

Hey Girlfriend! You're so right about Misty Mawn's class. Not only was it a fantastic class but meeting wonderful people like you was an added bonus!! I'm looking so forward to ArtFest and all of the great girl times we'll have! I love your blog and your art and you deserve to be published!! Congratulations and say hi to Linda for me! XO

Emily said...

Fun day with the "funnest" g-friend in the west!! Love your posts, keep 'em coming --

Kathy said...

I am so happy you got a “shout out”, you deserve it….glow in the praise!
The pedi, ahhh…but I do understand the chit-chat part. Most places are the Vietnamese girls, and yes…they do try to talk to you, and sometimes it is much to much stress, I am there for the pedi, lets NOT talk. Coz I am stressed trying to understand you. Lol And then they start talking to each other and you know it isn’t always good. Hey when you see Linda, say hi for me…that is so funny.
Happy to hear that you are well and you are enjoying blogging…
So glad you are, xo

Monika Schmid said...

Your day sounds wonderful and fun! And good for you to get the exposure at Joanne's (I would have blushed too!:-)And I totally agree with the Misty course, there are so many new friendships to cherish!:-)xoxo

Monika Schmid said...

Ps. I hope you don't mind me saying but I am having a hard time reading your wonderful blog because of the font. Maybe i need glasses?;-)

dellerd said...

Wish I could of been with you when they announced your name over the loud speaker. Enjoy it because not every day you get to shine and know your creations are well loved. We are having such nice cool weather. Jim made a fire this morning, it was 40 degrees and it never got over 70 today. The hot is coming though, so we have to enjoy this before it is long gone!!!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Hey sister!
My blog is back! I agree with you about the pigeons, I think they're beautiful! I'm taking the online plaster class with Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee...hopefully I'll have some new art to share soon.
Love to you,
Jenny

Louise Gale "Dream-Inspire-Create" said...

WOOHOO! HUGE congratulations on starting your blog. YAY to sharing the love and art. xxx

Miki329 said...
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Miki329 said...

Carlanda, I took your advice and went to google that redirected to blog and voila-here I am. Manicure/pedicure story is so funny. Guess what? I have a blog too. It's so silly because I have no idea what I am doing. Anyway, my blog is-drumroll-myprettydreams.com. I use wordpress dahling. See you on FB friend. Love, Red

schererart said...

Welcome to the blogging world Carlanda. You have a lovely space here! Congrats on your being published too!! I appreciate the link on your side bar to my blog.

By the way, I love your jewelry!

joanne said...

this post and comments are so much fun!... it's like we're all sitting in a coffee shop together! i feel the same way about all the amazing friends we've been able to meet through Misty's class! All of the mutual support and encouragement is so inspiring...

how awesome that you're a celebrity at your local Joann's store and that they were so encouraging and welcoming there! yay! i would have so loved to have seen that...

... thank you for shouting out for the pigeons! i love them too and i think they need more love given the bad rap they have to take :)

Adrienne Berry said...

Welcome to the blog world Carlanda!