Friday Five: Present, Past, Future

My mailman has been a busy guy lately, delivering these goodies:

Earrings by Cassi

Earrings by Cassi

Have you been to Cassi’s Etsy shop or her beading blog? She has a regular blog, too.

I’ve been reading Teepe’s weblog for about 5 years now. What a surprise to get a package in the mail from her this week!

A surprise from Trudie in Sweden: birch root woven pin and a reindeer hide bracelet with woven pewter thread and a button made from an antler!

A surprise from Sweden: birch root woven pin and a reindeer hide bracelet with woven pewter thread and a button made from an antler!

Blogging friends are wonderful. ♥
I really hope to meet both of these fabulous friends in person someday.

Lanyard with pink foil-lined heart, pink Swarovski crystals, clear Vintage Venetian glass seed beads, pink glass Czech beads and  pink fiber optic beads.

Lanyard with pink foil-lined heart, pink Swarovski crystals, clear Vintage Venetian glass seed beads, pink glass Czech beads and pink fiber optic beads.

I made a couple more lanyards this week as well. I am really thrilled with how well the pink heart lanyard turned out!

Turquoise-coloured Lanyard made with Vintage Venetian seed beads, Millefiori beads, and "fire-polished" Czech beads

Turquoise-coloured Lanyard made with Vintage Venetian seed beads, Millefiori beads, and “fire-polished” Czech beads

I love choosing beads to purchase and then making something beautiful out of my stash. 

After the kids’ spring break, I’m planning on getting an Etsy shop up and running. No idea how to actually do this, but it seems like the proper plan to execute.  It will make my husband happier when I go to buy more beads, and it will help keep my mailman in a job. Right?

And then there’s this…

Hot Dog Budget vs. Ivy League Brains

Hot Dog Budget vs. Ivy League Brains

The 17yo high school junior has been getting letters from colleges for nearly 3 years. (He has a habit of scoring in the 99th percentile on the PSAT.)  The envelope above contained a letter from the admissions office, inviting H-J to apply to their university. Yes, he is scary-smart!

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8 thoughts on “Friday Five: Present, Past, Future

  1. I have friends who went to Yale and also friends whose kids are currently going there. No complaints that I’ve heard other than the sticker shock. Good luck to your son! Love those green earrings. I think you would do really well with an etsy shop…your beading is gorgeous!

  2. 1. Beautiful beads!
    2. CONGRATULATIONS on the Yale–hot damn is that something to celebrate–even if he doesn’t go, what an honor to be invited to the Ivy League!!!

    • Getting an invitation to apply is a huge honor, but Yale is not really on his radar at all; H-J is a math & science boy. His dream school is Stanford University, due to proximity to “Silicon Valley” and reputation (he wants to work with computers), but it is also far from home. We could only afford to fly him home for Christmas (and summer). Now if Stanford wanted to give a big scholarship…

  3. Congrats to your son -I really do hope he’ll grab the opportunity to attend Yale…
    I’d give my right arm for that opportunity… but then I’m almost 61 and way past the age of being in the running for anything so sweet!

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