Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Not funny anymore

 Tuesday. Receptionist out sick again; Service Manager still stuck in Florida.


 I've got chicken and dumplings in a crockpot so dinner is mostly taken care off.


I've got Curse of Oak Island but I also have the premiere of Episode 2 of Season 2 of The Chosen at the same time. Of course I could watch The Chosen afterward, not live streaming.


 I'm getting called, pulled, drawn toward another craftsy thing. Like, in ADDITION to beading and reading.


I know! I know! Exactly what I don't need. Right?


 So I'm researching it. And thinking about it helps me to be less cranky. 

 Have a good day

Much love, 

PK the Bookeemonster 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday all over the place

Receptionist out sick. Service Manager gone today; was expected back tomorrow but his flights have been cancelled so now hopefully here Thursday. So I'm wearing three hats today. No time. 

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Weekend planned activity


 No where I have to be this weekend.


 And I'm ok with that. With two classes the last two weekends and another one next weekend, I'm needing a break from the place and the boys want me home.


 There will be some napping. There will be some reading. And there will be some beading. Looks like the beads I ordered for one of the classes have arrived so I'll play with those to see which direction to be going on that project. And I started a quick peyote bracelet.


 Have a good weekend


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Determined to have a good attitude


Thursday.  Steve stayed home today because he's had gun range events the last two nights, our service manager will be gone tomorrow and Monday, he's got a shooting tournament on Saturday, and some kind of retirement party thing on Sunday.


 We've got Battlebots to watch tonight on TV. I'm making monster salads for dinner, I think, instead of dealing with take out from Red Robin.


 I may play with some beads while we watch the show. Speaking of, when I was at the bead shop yesterday, Anne had put the bracelet up for what we're doing sometime in May.


 I pride myself not only on figuring out how to do the project ahead of time (my knowledge of bead weaving has improved) because I want to not be a problem child during the class (we do have those) and because I want to make the right color choice (because I'm a diva and sometimes colors look good in their tubes but not good in the design) ... I also pride myself on being really good at finding stuff on the Internet. I don't give up. I try different key words and combinations. I try different websites.  So I went looking for this pattern last night. 


 A couple hours later .... BUT I FOUND IT! Ha! Eventually.

I'm thinking at this early stage in my creative process, that I may go with a candy apple red on the outside and gold on the inside. We'll see if I can get the right tones. Red isn't a color I usually go to in making jewelry.


 Other color thoughts I had were bone/cream color on the outside and a pretty green and blue or palest pink and lavender inside.


After that, some reading before bed. I'm at the 15% mark on the CS Harris book. 


Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

BEAGLE! (nuff said)



Steve has the gun range. I don't know what I'll do. No TV. I may read, I may bead, I may watch something streaming. 


 Listening to the audiobook of LADY ANNE AND THE HOWL IN THE DARK by Victoria Hamilton. 1st of 4 in series featuring Lady Anne Addison in late 1700s Georgian England


The Marquess of Darkefell has enough to worry about with a bloodthirsty wild beast rampaging the countryside and sinister family secrets to protect. Then Lady Anne Addison arrives, with unquenchable curiosity and intelligence that drive him to distraction…. Lady Anne finds the marquess darkly handsome, seductive, and forceful, with a ruthless magnetism that challenges and stimulates her. But he seems determined to keep secrets that may threaten both herself and her helpless friend….Thrown together in a time of crisis, with a murderer on the loose, the marquess picks an absolutely dreadful moment and the worst possible way to declare his intentions…

Published 2009; 416 pages. Audiobook

I got my glasses this afternoon after I called to say what they hey. Apparently they take longer these days. 

Teal. Bad lighting on the photo.

Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Where I am ... where I want to be today


 Tuesday. Cooler, dark and rainy, hence, the wish to be home instead of wasting a beautiful day at work.

I played with the beads last night. Learning the stitch for the upcoming class bracelet:


 And I'm going to be going with this combination:


 I think it will look amazing and classic. And the stitch was fun to do. I'm looking forward to this in a couple weeks. 

About to start reading WHAT THE DEVIL KNOWS by C.S. Harris. 16th of 16 in series featuring Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, an investigator in Regency England


It's October 1814. The war with France is finally over and Europe's diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together. With peace finally at hand, London suddenly finds itself in the grip of a series of heinous murders eerily similar to the Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. In 1811, two entire families were viciously murdered in their homes. A suspect--a young seaman named John Williams--was arrested. But before he could be brought to trial, Williams hanged himself in his cell. The murders ceased, and London slowly began to breathe easier. But when the lead investigator, Sir Edwin Pym, is killed in the same brutal way three years later and others possibly connected to the original case meet violent ends, the city is paralyzed with terror once more. Was the wrong man arrested for the murders? Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy turns to his friend Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, for assistance. Pym's colleagues are convinced his manner of death is a coincidence, but Sebastian has his doubts. The more he looks into the three-year-old murders, the more certain he becomes that the hapless John Williams was not the real killer. Which begs the question--who was and why are they dead set on killing again?

Published 2021; 329 pages.

 Tonight I've got Curse of Oak Island to watch. Steve has a board meeting. I'm making chicken and dumplings in the crockpot.


And then reading and bed. 


Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Monday, April 5, 2021

The weekend was too short


These are the bracelets I made this weekend:

This is the one from the class we did on Saturday. 

 I like it but the design itself has a tendency to have the "wings" flip up while wearing it and I'd like to run a thread around the outside to tighten up the outline beads. I'm thinking of adding a line of beads with crystal between each wing. I'll have to play with it. 

Here is the bracelet I did yesterday for Easter.


I love the colors but it may be too subtle ... light colored with each other. I may have to play with that as well.

 Here's the next two we're doing for classes at the bead shop:


 The silver one is first up in two weeks.  The idea I have right now is black beads with white pearl.

 The other one, I have Botswana Agate stone chips which are beige, grey and some yellow.

 New books tomorrow so I'll have one to write up about. Haven't heard about my new glasses yet. Bah.

 Have a good day

 Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster