So last week me ole trusty 'puter broke down, finally forcing the issue of a new purchase. Luckily, yesterday just happened to be me and Mr. Devices' TENTH motherflippin' anniversary, omg, so we gifted ourselves with a long-overdue upgrade. Now I have this futuristic thing floating above my desk I don't even know what to do with. Next time I'm sure it'll be a direct corneal implant or something.

So with the computer not working I took a hiatus. It's like my process is so ingrained- make stuff, take pix, edit, list, blog- that once one of the steps broke down the whole thing went to crap. I could easily have taken the opportunity to just make more stuff. But then I had to take care of Mom's cats, the nephews and niece came to visit, my PMS attacked... riots broke out, vikings invaded...
As you can see above, I finally busted out my purple bits and my red bits.The fun thing about lariats- they use up all your stash that's been waiting anxiously to be made into something, and they're so dang long you don't have to hold back.
You guys this screen is so big I feel like I'm making a cross between a blog post and a billboard.

Also, esty's acting up, I can't get to my listings page.

What other exciting news do I have to share? The naughtier of Mom's cats slashed at nephew Carlos and caught him right at a vein and there was blood gushing everywhere; it was very traumatic for everyone. That damn cat never learned to retract his claws, and we were all too distracted with the visit to remember to get them trimmed. And right as Carlos was sobbing and blood was going everywhere, his mom, my baby sister, appeared to visit us and pick up the kids. She just stood there totally calmly with a little smirk on her face.

Meanwhile my PMSed self was like, "You guys, stop yelling, stop running, stop climbing on me, stop looking at me, stop talking, stop breathing so loud..." I think my attempt at spending time with them by just slightly shifting toward their normal, human sleep cycle added to that a lot though.
Whenever they leave I'm amazed at what wonderful individuals they're becoming and also overwhelmed with gratitude that I don't have any offspring myself. Really, I don't know how you people do it. Hard enough keeping my own ass fed and clean...

Speaking of which, just today I went to the dentist after months of - for the first time in my life - flossing correctly and regularly. It was a glorious experience full of joy and laughter, I highly recommend it.

What else? Earrings.

Made some asymmetricals, used some round lever backs for a change.

More from purple stash, some of my own polies.
These big guys.

Some pink pearls.
For today, I thought I'd bring you some wacky owls.
 Animal Funny Gif animated GIFFunny Cute animated GIFCute Adorable animated GIFNice Like animated GIF
Eyes Humor animated GIFFunny Black And White animated GIF
Animals Gif animated GIF OMG, this computer can handle all the gifs in the world. Now who's gonna stop me from turning this into an all-animal-gifs-all-the-time blog?
Music Funny animated GIF
(I know I already showed you this one but you have to look at it again.)
(and if you don't like it you can just...)
 Funny Reaction animated GIF


Juliette Williams said...

Yay! Missed you!

Oh man, a few months ago, Mark brought up a HUGE tv set (I rarely watch TV but hey), so my 'little' 32" TV flat screen is now the monitor for my computer. Holy crap, I agree with you - is it a billboard I'm making, or a listing? Hah.

Julie Wong Sontag said...

I always do a little leap when I see a new post of yours - I love Instagram but it's hard to get the humor and storytelling that works so well on your lovely blog. Everything is amazeballs, I'll have to come back to look a few times. The owls. Love. xo -- julie

Beatnheart said...

loving as usual all that you do...
your a marvel PMS and all...

RomAntiqueSoul said...

I was wondering when I would get my next Fancy dose...I was like...is she in Uru? Did I miss something?
Glad you're back! Crazy howls were like...visual overload...and I'm on a laptop O_o

scissor pirate said...

awesome post! love the owls and have a question...what are those small round earring leverbacks? they are so cute.

Margaret Zipkin said...

Seeing that you have a new blog post always makes my day too. Beautiful new pieces!

CraftyHope said...

Happy anniversary, happy new computer, happy aunt once the kiddos leave! ;)
Glad your routine is back at it, wishing I had one of my own - perhaps when I finally get all my crap unpacked and I start making stuff again, yeah - THEN I'll work on my routine.