OK, I didn't really take the week off, far from it actually, but did take a week off from blogging. Among other things, I got 5 necklaces done which I'll show more of another day, for now here they are, all in a pile getting ready for a dunk into some liver of sulpher. But it did seriously take the better part of a week to construct these-and then people wonder why jewelry is expensive?
Not sure why my hand looks so red here, wierd lighting or high blood pressure:) For some reason, it's when I get close to the end of a project such as this, that's when I stress out. I'm fine while I'm making/creating (well, most of the time) but the ending always gets to me. Must be a fear of saying here it is, this is what I made, all part of that "putting yourself out there" thing, I suppose. Jeremy's been home for a week now, working a part time summer job as a staff member for the West DePere Marching Band. One more week and then he heads back to Madison to his regular job. As you can tell from the picture, he typically works inside a building, so his new tan line after a week of being outside all day just cracked me up! Can't imagine what it'll look like after this week:)
This past week has been absolutely beautiful summer weather, and in between doing all of the "must do" stuff, we still squeaked in a few pleasures. Like a trip into Dyckesville to the Frosty Tip for a decadent turtle sundae (have you ever had one made with chocolate ice cream? You should!) which we hauled down to Red River Park to watch the sunset.
Another thing we normally don't see is this cute little baby woodchuck that scampered up a tree. In the 20 plus years that we've lived here, it's only the second time we've seen this. And a particularly favorite summertime treat for me is a bonfire-love it! I grew up having bonfires camping, so the smell of that burning wood always brings back good memories, and watching the flames is nothing short of mesmerizing. Don't you agree?