Thursday, February 28, 2008

I'm back!

I just returned from a trip to Bosnia Hersecgovina where I visited the small village of Medjugorje. I plan to blog a bit about my trip later, after I have sorted through my photos. This trip was a spiritual pilgrimage for me. It was my second trip to the area. I spent a lot of money. The euro was up and the dollar was down. It was so cold while we were there. The house we stayed at was heated from 6 AM to 10 AM and from 7 PM to 11 PM. If you didn't shower at the right time, your shower was cold. The beds were small and the blankets weren't warm enough. The food was not very good. Everything swam in oil while being cooked and dripped the oil on your plate when you ate. There were very few creature comforts. but it was the most wonderful trip I have ever taken!
I came home sick to a broken furnace and broken TV. My cell phone had to be replaced. Returning home was expensive, but the trip was worth every penny I spent. When my photos are ready, I'll post them along with a little explanation of my trip. My trip was not about beads, but it continues affect my life.

Monday, February 4, 2008

I'm on a break!

I've been talking a lot about fun. Sometimes we tend to get bogged down in our everyday life and forget we are not having fun. I know that I do forget to have fun, and that's why this became a goal for 2008. I want to have more fun! So, as much as I hate to do it, I am taking a break from my beads. It's only a short break, but it's a needed break, I think. I am having a case of withdrawal because I am not making beads, but I am having a different type of fun. I am visiting my daughter now, and tomorrow, I will be visiting my son. That's a break that I can live with for now. If I remember, I will post photos of this break, but I tend to forget to do those sorts of things. No beads for now. Just family. I like that kind of fun, too. More later.