Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentines Day... again

Here is my Valentines bouquet. A gift from me to me, hand made by me. This is how I spent my Valentines day... alone... alone in the studio, torch a blazing, glass a melting. I think there are worse things than being single!!!

(Now if only I had a partner to dremmel the bead poop out of the holes... a girl can dream, right?)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day...

Well, for me Valentines Day was really Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) **Sigh** No big plans for me other than to make beads, a nice gift to myself. My daughter on the other hand has a boyfriend, and she wanted to make him cookies. Hard to do when he's hanging around so she ended up making them at about 11 pm Saturday night. She planned to use her friends grandma's "best sugar cookie recipe", but when she mixed the dough it was wayyyy too soft to roll out. Alas, what she didn't realize was that there are rolled cookie recipes and drop cookie recipes, she was using a drop cookie recipe. So it's midnight and her cookies are failing. Somehow her cookies problem is my mine now, I'm the mom, I know it all, right? What to do, what to do. I suggested molding them with the coookie cutter, but they spread out oo much in the oven. So she used the cutter on the hot cookie, that seemed to work. So she ended up spreading the dough out on the cookie sheet, baking it, then cutting out the cookies with the cutter. Crisis averted, so I went to bed. I don't know how late she was up decorating, but here are the results. I think they came out really cute.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


The snowy Nevada desert... from my little road trip last weekend.

So do you believe in horoscopes? I'm not really a believer (show me the data LOL), but I like the idea of believing. I am always amazed though, at how well I tend to fit descriptions of my sign, Sagitarius. Since i like to entertain possibility, I do read my horoscope from time to time, and sometimes I am amazed at how spot on it cam be. Then again for all the times it seems accurate there a plenty that it doesn't. It's more fun to ignore those days.

Today was one of those rare days that I thought to look up my horoscope. I usually do this through my yahoo page simply because it was an wasy thing to add there. So here is todays Yahoo Horoscope:
February 03, 2010
Sagittarius (11/22-12/21)

Okay, so you might be taken by surprise. Love doesn't run on a schedule, does it? Especially not this kind of thing. You're at the beginning of a period of meeting new and interesting -- no, fascinating is more like it -- individuals, most of them from distant places. When one of them appeals to more than just your intellect, who's to say how it will end up? Only you and your soon-to-be sweetie -- and if you're smart, you'll do what you can to make sure the two of you walk off into the sunset.

Well that is certainly interesting, they do seem to be on to something, with this line at least:

You're at the beginning of a period of meeting new and interesting -- no, fascinating is more like it -- individuals, most of them from distant places.

Do they know something of my social life? Turns out the the Meetup singles group is having an event tonight, and I signed up to attend. Hump Day at the Bayou, a local club, known as Beervana because of it's extensive list of brews. Meetup people are often transplants, people new to Salt Lake, so there is a very good chance I will meet people from distant places. Hmmm how uncanny, that this would be todays fortune.

Now the romance part? Truth be told these meetups are often more women then men, and the men in attendance are often younger than I am. Then again, it is always different people, so you never know. Maybe there could be potential sweetie in attendance tonight. Doubtful, but always possible. Perhaps I should try to be extra witty and charming just in case!