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Yeah, sorry, I've been kinda busy. Not using drugs, just busy. I know I've told you to worry if you don't see me for a long stretch of time, which just kinda happened, but trust me, I'm still sober, I was just... busy.
SO... what's new in MLP Land?
Well, next weekend, 'round this time exactly, I'll be with Puppetcancer
, whom I miss more than I have words for and am looking forward to seeing him. We're headed to a friend's Halloween/Birthday party gig, we're going as senior citizen versions of ourselves, which is a simple but great costume idea that isn't going to break the bank to make our getups. John's borrowing his Grandma's wheelchair, I plan to sit in his lap while he's in the thing because that'd be cute. That, and John's lap is one of the most comfortable places on earth; being held in his arms is the other. I'm never as happy anywhere else on earth than I am in those places.
But with that being said, the party we're going to is also celebrating our buddy Karen's birthday, so I'm looking for a good present for her, but I haven't made my choice yet, though I'm pretty sure it'll be a gift certificate to a fabric store plus a little trinket of some kind for her, like a piece of jewelry, since giving jewelry is a Mandi Thing. When gifts are in order, I give jewelry, sometimes, if it's a special occasion, it's a piece of jewelry from my personal collection.
And I got my etsy.com order in the mail yesterday, a sterling silver ring made by lost wax casting of a piece of vintage lace. The artist, jeweler "Vdeux" on etsy, did a fantastic job and has a shop full of other goodies and sterling silver "lace" rings. It's such a creative idea, and it really DOES look like the sterling silver ring is made out of real, honest to goodness lace. I bought one for myself that I'd admired ever since I got on etsy over a year and half ago, the same one that came in the mail yesterday, and I couldn't be happier with it. Vdeux is slightly pricey, but given what she gives you, she's more than well worth her costs. In fact, I'd pay MORE for what I received from her than she asks for her product, and she's worth every penny and a bunch more.
Also figured today would be a good one to get my jewelry washed and polished up. Just dried my stuff off and it looks really nice -- I'm a big believer of taking care of what you have on a regular basis so it stays nice and you don't have to replace it later on down the road because you weren't careful with it. (I learned this, oddly, while working at Godiva in college regarding mops. If I took care of the mop I had, the other managers and myself saved a whole lot of money not having to replace the mop head each month. Mandi learned that rinsing the mop head after each use cut down on replacements AND made it so the dirty mop didn't stink the place up. And, of course, Mandi was the ONLY one who took care of the mop, everyone else assumed Mandi would clean it afterwards for them. Joke's on them, Mandi never did that and soon they learned basic mop maintenance, too!)
So all of my jewelry is sparkling and pretty after a brief soak in some dish soap. (I use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day dish soap in "Lemon Verbena," my favorite.) This pleases me.
With this, I'm going to go call my bestie Crowmamma
and talk shop. Or, rather, talk about how cute our men are.
'Cause damn, are our men cute!
God love you like I do, my Possums.