Friday, September 5, 2008


Happy Friday to all my blogging buddies! I am so glad it is Friday!

Last night, it was rehearsal time again for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. We really worked hard and the show is coming along. Here is the little promotional giveaway that the theater has put together for the show. Mind you that the picture was taken with a cell phone camera. Please pardon the quality.

Isn't it adorable? I am handing them out to friends as a reminder. The last show they gave away little rubber duckies for HONK! The Musical. I have my magnifying glass on my desk at work and I am getting questions on what it is for etc... It starts the dialogue.

The show is going well. I can't wait until we get to see what the costumes are like. We have had some fittings but nothing is set in stone yet. Our costumer is crazy talented so the costumes will be wonderful. I love my friends in the cast. Andrew especially. He is the one person that can make me break character with just one glance. Of course we are dance partners and that is an adventure! Between the two of us, I don't know how we are going to get through it without cracking up!

This is actually the first show that I am excited about costuming. I have mentioned before that I am on an eating plan (I will not say "diet", it is a four letter word!) At this point I am down 23 pounds and two dress sizes. I love putting a visual to that. It would equal 4 bags of sugar and 12 sticks of butter!!. Put that in a bag and carry it around of a while. Not fun! The last few days have been crazy on the scale stemming from my forgetfulness...I forgot to take my pills. I finally feel like my body is getting back on track.

I have on one of my favorite bracelets from Lucky Ladybug Designs.
I love millefiore beads. Again, this is was taken with my phone (at work shhhh! it's a secret!) This is one piece I can't bear to sell. I love the square beads and the bright colors. The spacer beads are square too! It is one of those bracelets that goes with everything. It is great advertisement too! I get compliments on it all the time and it gives me a window of opportunity to talk about LLD and Etsy and buying handmade etc. Just one of my many soapboxes!
This weekend will be stocking time for my shop and more sewing! On Saturday night, I will be attending a baby shower. I have had the baby blanket done for months. It was tough not to just give it to Jessica, the mom-2-be. It will be with all the the ladies from my church. It is funny, when you think of church ladies, what comes to mind? Yep, gray hair and elderly. My church ladies are vibrant and energetic and definitely not elderly. Anytime this group gets together there will lots of laughs and hugs! I can't wait. I need to make up a cheese tray (of course, I always take something I know is on my eating plan :)
I read a blog recently that listed blessings daily. I am going to start doing that each time I blog. There is so much to be thankful for. I hope that whoever does that now won't mind. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Here I go with an Attitude of Gratitude!
1. A camera phone - blurry pictures and all isn't great we can have a camera where ever we go?
2. Andrew - he is a dear friend and a great source of support.
3. Blogging friends - I love the inspiration they give me. I also love the fact that they actually read my blogs and make comments!
Remember to count your blessings today and have an Attitude of Gratitude!


Debra said...

That's a pretty bracelet!!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

So enjoyed reading your blog today. I added it to my fav's. Can't wait to hear more about the show.

Counting blessings everyday, especially committing them to the written is the best start to a wonderfilled day.


TNT2008 said...

Thank you for an insightful and helpful comment on my blog. It helped.

How fun to be in a play! During our rehearsals (used to dance) we used to put on 'shows' between fittings, etc. What fun that was!

I like the blessings. How easy it can be to forget to be mindfully thankful. Thank you for reminding me.

SewMuchDetail said...

Wow I enjoyed your blog post! How exciting is being in that show, what fun and work.....Sounds like you are getting lots of exercise...Thank you for visiting my blog and all the great advise..

storybeader said...

I'll ask you on the thread, but I'm interested in where your show is! And those millefore beads - always wondered what they were called!