Sep 3, 2011

What not and which ever

Things have definitely changed in the last couple days.  We kinda inherited a friend's daughter.  Not the friend asked us to take her in but we offered.  She's a good kid...well I don't know if I could call her a kid since she's twenty and in college.  Smart as a whip but very naive.  She's always been coddled by her family as she is the youngest. 

My girlfriend stopped by today to check to see if everything was working out.  She came up with the best idea of how to make money.  Her suggestion is that I start making money by running a halfway house for dysfunctional adults.  We can take them in and then teach them how to deal with real life.  Not a bad idea if I could figure out just how to make it pay.

I love the fact that it's a three day weekend even though I ended up working today.  But this holiday weekend has always been bittersweet for me.  It's been two years this coming Monday since Dami left us.  He really was a neat cat and I still miss him. 

This weekend also signifies the end of the summer.  I know a lot of people that really look forward to fall.  I love heat.  I love to be able sit out on the porch and soak up the sun.  I know that winter is a time to contemplate and recharge. 

Perhaps to create during the long winter evenings.  I will have to get a heater for  the studio this year and try it.  Especially as my muse is going nuts.  I went down today to work on the last necklace for BSBP just to find out that I purchased the wrong beads.  That's what I get for guessing that the color that I need.  <sigh>

Anyways, I ended up putting together another necklace.  I am really happy with it.  I used a couple beads that I was given and boy did they make the necklace.  I will try to get some good pics tomorrow and show it to y'all.

What am I doing the rest of the weekend?  I don't know.  Probably sticking about the house and relaxing.  Oh and supervising Dusting to make sure that he gets all the car parts/junk out of the yard.  He has so much junk that it is starting too look..well junky.


  1. The title of this post is perfect -- you've certainly covered a lot of subjects here. Good for you for taking in a young adult. There's so much learning to go on well after they turn 18.

  2. I understand all too well about buying the wrong stuff because you guessed a shade or two off >.< I've done it many times. I was smarter with your focal though - I slipped it on a simple cord necklace and wore it to go bead shopping :D hehehe
    Can't wait to see how all you've put my soup to work for you. I knew the rondelles at least would have no trouble fitting into your own stash ;)

    So wonderful of you to help out your friends daughter! I agree that there are way too many 'young' adults that were spoiled and coddled while growing up and now have no clue how to make it on their own. You could do a simple room and board deal with the 'kid' themselves, working in housework and such as payment until they get a job. Or you can work it out with the parents since you're doing them a favor by seeing that their kid isn't living at home until they're forty ;) That way, you could still get the 'kid' doing housework and what not, since they need to learn how to fend for themselves anyhow, plus you'd be receiving their share of the bills, so to speak, from their parents. I hope if you decide this is something you want to go with, you figure out the best way to make it work.


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