Friday, May 22, 2009

Lots Of Words And A Few Pictures

First there is the necklace made from goodies from Carol, modeled by my darling Natalie. Just so we are clear, I don't do wire and chain work. This is made with a Vintaj bronze hook and ring clasp, two types of bronze chain, 20g wire in vintage bronze (wire wraps by yours truly), some beautiful glass rose beads (she has these in several colors!) and a flower which adorned a bracelet in a previous life (there are quite a few of these in the booth). She even has all the tools you need to create your own wearable work of art. I'll be wearing this next week at the Bead and Button show. I'm making another pair of earrings today (in addition to two pair I have already made -- pictures next week) and I'll lay out another necklace to be put together this weekend.

Changes! Okay, no changes here yet but changes in ME! Yes, me. Be prepared for what happens next. I want you to be sitting down and not have anything in your mouth. You know how I dislike pictures of myself, but here you go:

This picture was taken by Clara back in March. Yuck. That is NOT me. That woman CANNOT be me. Then we went looking at bridesmaid dresses Wednesday and Natalie shows me what she wants me to wear at the big celebration next year. Oooookaaaaay. Hmm. Add to all this a visit with the doctor yesterday and changes are going to be made. I found these Ezine articles, which I absolutely love. You would not believe what a difference it has made to just tell myself that this is going to be done and it can be done. I feel like the Not-So-Little Engine That Could. So, you'll get a new picture of me every month. What did T-man say? He said "Good. I can't wait until we can get back to doing things we used to love to do." Crap. He had that "let's go rock climbing" look in his eye. Do you think it's like riding a bicycle? And bicycles! He wants to ride bicycles! So, here I go getting back down to my fighting weight and I have until November 2010, if not sooner. And no, I won't tell you how much needs to come off. You'll just have to check the pictures each month. And you know how I love moral support, so lay it on me! And I hear you over there, wanting to know what miracle I found. Nope, no miracle and I'm not deluding myself into thinking this is going to be easy. It's going to be a lot of hard work and a totally different way of thinking.

It's apparently a holiday weekend (my days just run together, you know) so I want you all to have a nice, relaxing time and be safe! Oh, and work in some beading while you're at it!

14 comments:

Clara said...

Omg T, that necklace is divine! I absolutely covet those ruby glass rose beads. I love what you did with them. I need some of those flower pendants too.

This picture is deceiving, the angle is not the most flattering, sorry. It was either the sky as the background, or your neighbors yards. I'm hoping you will still let me shoot your pics later next month. I promise no more up-angles.

As for the hard work... if it's easy, it's probably not worth having. ; )

Bead-Mused said...

Thank you, Chica. I love those beads, too! LOL! I just detest wrapping all those little beads and linking them together. *sigh*

It's not the photographer, it's the model. Trust me -- I hate looking in mirrors, too. And yes, you can come do the portrait later this summer. Next month may be too soon unless you want to do the monthly update pic! We could do that.

Yeah, yeah, yeah -- remind of that when I'm doing push ups.

kcourtney2 said...

Hey, I know that you can do it. And once you get to where you are going, you will feel so good, physically, emotionally and mentally. I am behind you all the way.

Bead-Mused said...

Thanks, Kay. I know you know what you're talking about and exactly what I'm going through! ;0

kcourtney2 said...

You bet chica! You will be so proud of yourself and so will I.

Bead-Mused said...

Thanks, sweetie, I appreciate that.

Carol B said...

Theresa,

That's a lovely necklace and a great job of wireworking - especially for someone who purportedly doesn't do that!

I have to say you do look better in real life than you do in that photo. You can succeed in the changes you want to make! Be very, very patient when it seems that you aren't getting any results. Keep telling yourself that exercising and eating right HAS to be working and the results will show up eventually. email me if you need to discuss further - beadtexas@yahoo.com .

Bead-Mused said...

Aw Carol, you've made my day -- both the compliment on the necklace and the compliment to me. Thank you!

The eating right is no problem now that the garden has SPRUNG FORTH. Exercise is still a dirty word, but next week it won't be anymore.

Carol B said...

At the risk of being really annoying, be forewarned of some side effects of exercise: more energy, more restful sleep, better memory (I need all the help I can get) and improved bone density.

Bead-Mused said...

Aw crapola Carol. You mean I have to put up with THOSE nagging side affects????

kcourtney2 said...

What's happening next week that is going to change the exercise?

Bead-Mused said...

You know, I have no idea why I wrote it that way! LOL !! It's not procrastination, that's for sure. Maybe I was thinking about having finished the antibiotics and no more sinus headache/pressure? Who knows.

Kim said...

Beautiful necklace and I can't wait to see it in person!

Changes can be good. I know you'll be able to accomplish whatever you set your mind to!

Bead-Mused said...

Thanks sweetie! I will see you & your mom next week!!