Saturday, March 22, 2008


Oh boy...we have big things afoot at the Loribeads household! I have been quiet because I've been so busy! Desiree has her cosmetology exam coming up on April 1st so there has been lots of panic, lots of studying, more panic, more studying, etc.
Big news on the driving front! Desiree has conquered FREEWAYS! YAY!!! She even drove highway 17 to Santa Cruz - a drive that makes me want to hurl - with barely a bit of nervousness. I'm so proud. Next month, she turns 21. God, help me.

Mark is home with me for a while. We spent last week fixing up the house and getting it ready to put on the market. We had a real estate agent in on Wednesday and got a listing price set, along with a short list of stuff to do before we list the house. Exciting stuff! The market here is still pretty stable, knock wood, so we are hopeful it will sell soon and we can be on our way! Where? Well, not sure yet but we are thinking Washington state. Desiree is out of school and Mark's work doesn't require us to be here, we've no family in the area and we have an urge to make a change. Change is, of course, scary. But I'm so excited about it, too.

Friday, March 7, 2008

New video on YouTube

I did a video of me making a bone bead - this time it even comes with narration!!!! YAY!!! and just type loribeads into the search box.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lots of new stuff

I've been making beads! is where they all are.

In other news...Mark and I are thinking about moving. Maybe the pacific northwest - Washington. I know this is a crappy time to try to sell a house but prices in our area have been holding up pretty well, for now. Who knows how long that will last, though. I have been making beads to try to keep my mind off the sheer number of things I have to do before we even think of putting the house on the market. Cleaning out the garage, for example. *shudder* We've been saving furniture for when Desiree moves out into her own place. TV, a desk, stuff like that. It may have to all go to the charity shop at this point. We are going to need the room, I think. Ack! I'm going to change the subject before I hyperventilate. The good news is, though, that in order to procrastinate on the house stuff, I have moved up the bead stuff to the front burner. LOL!