Hui.1 finally decided to give me a break last night and sleep for a solid 6 hours. ’tis a miracle I tell you. He’s down for a nap right now and I have my phone playing the “He-Man’s kicking butt” chorus playing. He seems to sleep better with that than VNV Nation. Yeah, he is so my kid. He heard that song a lot in utero, so it doesn’t surprise me. He also heard it a lot during the first month because I was watching a lot of He-Man during those long, drawn out nights. I so don’t miss that.
Been busy making rings and finishing up an order that consists of a ring and 2 pairs of earrings. After nearly finishing the last pair of earrings, I decided I’m going to start a new collection called the “Chinese Knot” collection. It’ll start with earrings since I have the perfect design already. As I have time, I’ll continue adding things like pendants and bracelets, but I want to focus on earrings. Earrings have never been my strong suit and I want to make an effort to try to make it a strong suit. It’s really more about matchy matchy not being my strong suit, as well as twice the labor it takes to make earrings as opposed to a necklace or bracelet. I need to clear my mind and just do it. So this’ll be an exciting collection as I daydream up new and improved designs.
The apartment is nothing short of a disaster area right now. Hui.1 hasn’t been sleeping as well as he used to so everything is in chaos. Jesse was kind enough to relieve me of duty last night so I could take a nap before dinner. Whew, that was nice. We’re heading up to Fresno for his friend’s wedding, so that’ll be fun. We’re staying at the Holiday Inn that used to be Pea Soup Anderson’s. The restaurant is still there and I hope we make it there for dinner Saturday night. Yum yum! And it brings back memories of driving up and down the 5 when my sister lived in Berkeley.
Nothing terribly exciting going on, other than the ruckus that’s been bouncing back and forth in my head. I have a lot of ideas brewing, but not sure when they’ll get poured out. We’ll just have to see when they decide to surface. One very important word of advice I received a few years ago is to ride out the plateau and just be patient. So, I’m being patient.
Allison and her hubby came over on Saturday for some epic chaos. The boys nerded it out while we played with lots of shiny things and I ended up with 2 new earring designs. It was nice to get the juices flowing in a non-traditional sense. I’ve missed having jewelry pow wows like that. This was probably the most productive I’ve been for awhile. Not sure when I’ll get a chance to sit down and work on stuff, but I’m mentally prioritizing what I need to do this week. Typical Monday. I usually have a ton of things I need to do, get most of it done, then spend the rest of the week hatching. This week I really want to tumble a bunch of jewelry because it’s gotten to a point that the silver is gross. Then I need to tidy my photography bench up because it’s become cluttered enough that I don’t want to go near it. Jesse has been working on that table also, but there’s a bunch of stuff that needs to be organized. Organization is good for the soul.
I’m turning 30 next week… all I want to do is get a pedicure because this red nail polish from the last one is too darn stubborn for me to take off. And a good foot scrub sounds really nice right now. Mom said that Dad wants to go to dinner and that’s fine, I can eat all the Chinese food I want (the dishes I order are very non-sugary and as long as I eat enough meat, I can eat noodles). This weekend we’re going to go buy a crib and check out a local furniture store for a dresser. Which means I need to clear out that wall in the front room opposite from the futon. See? Mondays always have something to put on the to-do list. Hopefully I can get everything I want to do today done… we’ll see.