Oh how one day can differ from another !!!

Meh … yesterday turned out to be a pretty naff day for portraits … but then I suppose we all have our up days and our not so up days .

Ironically, yesterday would have been the perfect beading day as my 2 youngest go to their Nan’s straight from school for their tea….. and true to form, I couldn’t make a single half decent portrait bead … and then to add insult to injury, I ran out of one of my staple colours too, so I had to stop trying anyway.

Ahh well … at least it gave me a good excuse to go and browse Tuffnells for some more glass :)

And then just to top off an already frustrating day …. I find that I have been taken to court by severn trent for unpaid water bills …. WHICH I HAVE BEEN PAYING OFF WITH MY WATERCARD !!!!!

So beading was definitely out by this point … so I took my frustrations out on the kitchen instead … I shall go to the CAB next week and get them to sort it out … I just don'[t have the energy to deal with this kind of thing right now.

At least I managed to round my evening off nicely, chatting with my lovely friends in Etsy team chat .. so at least I went to bed in a much better mood :)

Today has been MUCH better :)

I have actually had a productive beading day today … I made a few sets, a couple of heart try outs and I FINALLY made a portrait ready for sale ….. I’m surprised at just how much I am dictated to by my mood, when it comes to beading … yesterday I couldn’t make a single portrait … and today … well I only made 1 portrait as I had to wait on my glass delivery ( which turned up so soon !), but it’s a good one, and hopefully I’ll have my first happy portrait customer real soon …. I still have quite a few to make though, as I already have a really busy portrait list … as they’re so new, I’m still flying by the seat of my pants with these beads, so I have to do lots of test beads before the final bead is made …. I’m getting there with them now though, I think :)

Dad called round today too…. he usually does on a thursday and it’s always nice to see him :)
Today though, he pinched one of my first portrait experiments to show one of his friends … he’d better bring her back … she’s mine ! LOL
And I’m also really glad that I happened to get some bracelets out to show him, as he’s decided to buy one of them for his wife’s birthday ;D

So all in all it’s been a good day :)

Even better, my OH had an interview with an agency today too … they have a VERY low opinion of both the company he was working for AND the agency that supplies them… so with any luck, his recent experience won’t count against him … we just have to wait now I suppose, and he needs to keep looking too !

Things are slowly moving in the right direction I think … I know things won’t be back to normal over night, but I am feeling more positive about it now :)

He STILL needs training up in the ‘doing stuff to help out’ stakes though … might give him a butt kick tomorrow and make him do the dishes, etc …. ;)

I have no piccies to share tonight, but will have tomorrow after much bead cleaning and etching :)
See you tomorrow then :) xx

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