I feel terribly guilty that I haven't had anything new to post for so long. I have been in the midst of an awful bipolar depressive episode and my muse has left me. My therapist teaches me CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), and one technique is opposite emotions. Whatever emotion you are feeling, go out of your way to practice the opposite to try to balance back out. So she has given me an assignment that I MUST bead something, and she suggests something "powerful" or "empowering". I'm completely idea-less and have no clue as to what to bead to depict that. I want to do a bracelet or a pin, I know that much. But aside from that I've got no idea.
My oldest son, Tyler, is starving to death again...still. So last night I went grocery shopping for him and will be driving a car load of food across town for him. He only has a teeny tiny (VERY teeny tiny) fridge in his bedroom, so I'm afraid I bought more than it will hold. I mostly bought packaged goods that don't need a refridgerator like mac and cheese, flavored rices, ramen, tuna, etc. But eggs were on sale for 59 cents a dozen and I couldn't pass that up so I bought two. And I bought two half gallons of milk for $1. Hot dogs were also on sale for $1, so I bought two of those. Of course all those packaged things take butter, so I bought 4 packages of Blue Bonnet (the best for cooking!). So I'm afraid it all won't fit. Maybe his gf's mom will be nice enough to let him put the milk in her fridge...and NOT let anyone else drink it!
Then I was thinking. I've got some money from my pattern sales saved up. Maybe I should find a bead store on that side of town that I have never been to before and treat myself to a trip. That might get my juices flowing again. I'll have my younger ones with me, and I know they will HATE that idea. lol. But I'm a quick shopper. I can be in and out in a few minutes. I know pretty quickly if something appeals to me or not. Ever since my mental illnesses took over a couple years ago one thing that has changed about me is that I detest shopping. ugh. Can't stand it. I want in...and I want out. So I'll see if I can find any stores in the general area and then go from there. If I buy anything today, I'll be sure to post it. If I buy it just because I like it, I may ask for some ideas as to what to do with it. If I actually come up with something, I'll let you know that too. Hopefully I'll find something. I really need to bead again.
Hope everyone is having a happy weekend!