I spoke too soon. Spring, in fact, has not sprung here in NYC. We're under a blanket of snow, which makes me feel a little less guilty about being in my pajamas after noon today. The weather is the perfect excuse for me to brew our third pot of coffee this morning and work on earrings while Barry labors away behind me on repairing the fourth bicycle that we have pulled from the trash in the past few years. Our living room is quite a sight - beads strewn all over one half, a drop cloth and bike stand occupying the other. I used to think that I'd know that "we made it" when we owned our own dish washer. Now, I'm thinking the status will be realized when we have a garage and a studio. Rather than leave you with the horrific image that is our living room, I thought I'd share pictures of the sweetest weeds ever, pulled from a succulent pot on our windowsill - (this is my attempt at saying Happy St. Patrick's Day):
Thanks to those of you who inquired about my students' performance on their state math tests earlier this month. I'm happy to report that the test was quite fair, and while I won't know the results for quite a while (next school year, possibly!), I'm confident that they did well. Thanks also for the kind comments on the recent Original Intent posts. I appreciate that so many of you stop to post a note - I know that it can be tedious to find something to say about another pair of earrings - especially when that's all that I've posted all week. I do appreciate every note, and to make it a bit easier on those of you who comment, I've disabled the word verification step that can feel like, as Rachel noted, taking an exam. I totally agree - so they're gone. I've also worked on organizing the sidebar a bit, and added the mini etsy link. Next on my blog to-do list is to make a folder (I'm sure there's another more accurate term that I'm unaware of) for the Original Intent posts - a great suggestion from Maditi. I've been updating my etsy shop bit by bit, too, and there will be lots of new pieces there before the weekend comes to an end. Enjoy your weekend, all!