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Sorry I havenulteriormotivesfront.jpg‘t written – I have been a little out of sorts lately. I have been keeping strange hours trying to fill last week’s orders – meaning that I have actually made it to the Carson Daly show (on after Conan), which I hardly ever have seen. Then, when I do get to bed (around 2AM), I lie there, wide awake. Wednesday night, I also could not get comfortable, because my arms were feeling weird – like I needed to shake them out.

So, I got back up at 4:30 AM and went down to my studio and listened to the CraftyPod. I could not go back to sleep, so I was luckily able to get in a massage appointment at 10:45. That seemed to help – but I still was not able to fall asleep easily last night. At least I got most of my shrine orders and cross orders finished, and got a head start on a couple I have on auction this week.

So, a quick review of what I have done over the past couple of days:

Anniversary Dinner at Bluepointe

Tuesday, the 24th, was our 8th anniversary. We had not really planned anything in advance, since we are both still chilling from our trip to Mexico. At about 6PM, Wheat came in and asked if I wanted to use the Buckhead Life Group gift card that his brother had given him for his birthday to go somewhere. Even though I had just been one and a half days on my new diet, I said yes. We were able to get 9PM reservations at Bluepointe, a beautiful place that serves Asian-inspired seafood recipes and sushi.

After reading this review, I chose an apple martini to drink while we waited to be seated. Tuesday nights are Martini Nights, and I had to push through a crowd of beautiful people to get to the bar and order. I then had to carefully make my way back to my husband without sloshing any of the precious ($10) liquid. Yes, it’s obvious that I haven’t been out in a long time. Dinner was a bit of a drawn-out affair. I ordered the foie gras with toast points with a glass of cava – I had planned on eating an appetizer and salad for my meal. The foie gras was too awesome to describe. My husband munched on edamame and didn’t get his pork loin until 10PM, when I got my Kobe steak salad. The food was delicious, and as much as I would have liked to try the coconut kaffir ice cream for dessert, we passed and went on to Brusters. I had the key lime pie ice cream instead.

Crafty stuff:  Loteria and story boxesulteriormotivesopen.jpg

I am working towards getting my craft supplies better organized.  I am really excited about the new Loteria games I collected while in Mexico.  One in particular looks like it may be a good match with the Don Clemente images and will add a lot more options to my story box work.  I spent some time scanning the images into my computer so that I would “allow” myself to open the games I got and cut into them.  I have two regular sized games and one large one (I haven’t opened it yet, but I wonder if it is also printed on recycled Downy box cardboard…).

I stopped by Garden Ridge on my way back from grocery shopping.  I had not been there in a long time, so I did a thorough sweep of the store.  Although I think that they have gotten out of the craft supply business, they still have a great supply of party decorations that lend themselves to my work.  I picked up two rolls of gorgeous wrapping paper, many MANY packets of table confetti (everything from tiny horses to dollar signs and dice),  some napkins (I know I have too many, but I could not resist), some ribbon, and a garland of thin plastic pink flamingos.  All of that for a song –  I had to steel myself as I left because they were having a 75% off sale on silk flowers.

So, that’s it for now.  Got to go and put varnish on my work so that I can mail it out!  I have also taken baby steps towards the organizational process – I don’t have much time, though – school starts on Tuesday!

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