Ms. Button requested that I post more about my "adventures" on LJ, but sad to say they've been few and farbetween of late. I tend to put little snippets on Facebook (I know, I know) with some regularity, especially after getting an iPod Touch as an early birthday gift (as the hard drive died on my old 20G iPod again), but I know not everyone has succumbed to that site (hi, Carl!), and some kindly soul (thanks, whoever!) re-upped my LJ account to paid so I don't have to suffer through stupid slow-loading ads, and well. Hi.
I've been back in ND for the last couple of weeks, meeting my newest niece (born just before Xmas) and going to my first niece's 3rd birthday party (at a gymnasium, where I jumped and swung and balanced (badly) and oh man, I wish I had a trampoline, so so much fun), and generally hanging out with my family and visiting the cold-ass white (so much snow!) north. I may post other little bits eventually (gonna try to be better about updating, Kathleen said something about people trying to get back to LJ, and as I'm climbing out of this two-year haze of WoW and oh god don't ask, I may have more to say than Facebook can handle), but want to sleep soon, so tonight I'll simply crow about the mini adventure I did
I made beads! Two of them, lampwork glass beads, currently hanging out in a kiln in town. My sister-in-law's mother makes bead
(and metal jewelry and other interesting glass whatnots), and was kind enough to let me run amok (with my brother and SiL and most-wee niece hanging out as well) in her studio tonight. She showed me how to do some nifty tricks, I watched her make a fish bead, and made two beads myself (one round and pink, the other blue and kinda oval) that'll probably look awful, but were terrifically fun to play with. I also watched her make a wee silver ring, and then
made one for myself, which was perfectly awesome, and I bought a few beads and copper pendant-pieces, to play with some jewelry ideas of my own.
I haven't really been creative for way too long, and this made me want to do
things. I want to assemble that duct-tape dress form (which I should also talk about) that the excellent karenbynight
taped me up for, and start sewing (ook, the Comic-Con costume, it'll be interesting), and need to start exercising more (I'm not unhappy with my curves, but would like a little less of me when parading around onstage in July wearing Not Much, because gravity is a harsh mistress, and fanboys are not always kind), and need to find a job
(more on this at some point), and yeah. Just tired of stagnating, of my life being nothing but pixels and angst (don't ask), I want to do
things. Here's hoping this lasts (and that I can finally kick this cold/flu/whatever that's had me coughing for the last three weeks) through getting home on Tuesday, and beyond!