Well, I wish I could say that I disappeared on some grand adventure these past few weeks. I guess if you call living the daily calls of life a grand adventure than that has been what I've been doing.
Funny how life gets in the way of beading. I did the numbers in my head this week when trying to figure out why I feel like I don't get a lot of beading work done. It made me feel a tad better mentally. By the time I get the kids off to school and they make their way home a few short hours later, it gives me a total of 5 hours to manage the household and my beading business. Hmmmm, that alone is less than 25 hours a week. which half of that goes to running errands, cleaning, cooking, laundry. Emails are a huge time sucker and then of course so is the internet that just sucks you in which leave me about 5 min to make beads, jewelry, and post new things each day. I was really starting to feel like a louse.
My middle child turned 13 last Friday. Which blows my mind. He had a wonderful birthday. The kids are still busy swimming and Caiden has his very first swim meet on this Saturday. He is doing great and I keep waiting for him to whine and complain about going to swim practice 3 times a week but he never does.
So the new Skylander's Giants video game came out a few days ago which has lead to a new quest for Caiden. I have been to 3 different Targets, 2 Walmarts, and Toys R Us trying to make sure I have gotten all the figures that are out there. Hmm.... that is why I don't have much beading time. I'm to busy out on a quest. For you parents that are looking for good Christmas ideas for video games, Skylanders can't be beat. My 8 year old loves these things but even my 13 and 14 year old enjoy playing the game and had to get their own characters the other day. I just wish they would come out about a week before Christmas because there is no way I can get the kids to hold off and wait until Christmas to collect the characters to play on the game.
I did manage to list a few new toggles on Etsy. Baby steps right?