Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Day in Paradise

Midweek already! Boy, time sure fly when you're having fun! Last week of the month is okay for me. My calendar for November is great too. There's a couple of no-work-days ahead. I can't beat that. I am going to share some pix for my son's 2nd trick or treat. Until then... tfr

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

home parties

I wonder what you think about home parties... I make handmade jewelry on the side and made a lot of them. Now, I am contemplating on selling them at home parties (maybe). . . Anyway, I share this idea to a friend of mine and got a reaction that made me think about it again.

According to her, if you go to home parties, you are obligated to buy the product and it is "not nice" not to. But my main reason to have a home party is to share my talent and expose my product to people. If they like it and buy it would be nice too but I would not be offended if they won't like my product or they won't buy it at all. How do I make it so they won't feel obligated to buy? My opinion about this whole obligation thing is that - most people want to be "nice" and not offensive to the host by purchasing an item they won't ever going to use and they don't like even just a bit. I think that would be more offensive.

Anyway, in my own little culture, it's okay not to buy anything at home parties. Be honest to yourself and the host sure will appreciate it. I know I will. To the hosts of home parties I went to and did not buy any, I apologize if I have offended you by being honest. I thought of apologizing in person but this friend of mine suggested it would not be a good idea. I think she knows better about the culture than myself. I am still learning the culture I am in.

I don't mind learning at all and I don't mind being wrong. Being wrong is just another chance to learn. I know I learned something new today.tfr

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Morning

Today is a busy day for me. I am thankful that I was able to get up today and was energized to start the day. After taking a shower, I went to my "studio" to blog. I want to make a routine to balance what I want to do in a day. So far, this is the second week that the routine I set up routine looks like a routine.

If you know me personally, you will not wonder why. I am a person that's so random. I don't really like routines! I always try to vary my day so it won't be so boring. I suppose we can call going to work and home a routine. If I can help it, I won't even do that kind of going-to-work-and-back-and-do-it-again-the-next-day thing. My paycheck is on the line so I have to do it.

I now decided to "routinize" my life. Well, for a moment. wish me luck! tfr

Friday, October 24, 2008

Crochet Night with Stephanie

We're suppose to create some beautiful earrings tonight since Carolyn could not make it, Steph and I decided to play with the crochet hook instead. I was honored to show her how to crochet, though I have to admit she seemed like she knows it already. She was very patient and was eager to master the task. I wish my students have the same courage and determination to learn as herself!

It was a fun night with Steph and her two lovely children, Dominique and Elijah.

I will post some of the pictures, promise!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Craft Night #1

I am going to share to you what we did last night. This was the first time we met to make something together. It was a cold October night, I asked Mike to drop me off around the corner to Tina's house, the host, for tonight's craft. I was informed we're going to paint a pumpkin! I was excited to be with the group and was a little nervous since I haven't met some of the people there. Everything turned out fine. I am happy with my creation and the ladies are very nice and helpful. It was a great night of crafting...

Here are some pictures of our pumpkins:

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