Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is it Wrong?

          D, my friend, is afraid of squirrels. I love D. She is funny, even when she doesn't mean to be. 
NY is not the place to be afraid of squirrels. They are all over the place. She avoids parks. Rarely goes near them and never when she has been drinking. It was on one of those occasions that the conversation came up. We had been out to dinner, had a few glasses of port and were walking through the neighborhood. Her fear of squirrels came up. I know some people with odd phobias. Feathers of instance. There is a person I know that is scared of feathers. A male bartender that is afraid of butterflies. Phobias don't have to make sense. The reaction is real enough. 
So when D told me she was afraid of squirrels. It seemed reasonable enough. To many NYers. Pigeons are rats with wings and squirrels are rats with bushy tails. When I asked her why, I'm not sure what I expected. but I didn't expect this.

"A Squirrel tried to kidnap me."

What? Of course I hadn't had that much to drink. D repeated and added to her previous statement.

"When I was a baby a squirrel tried to kidnap me."

I must have looked doubting because she explained it was true. Her father told her so. She was out with her mother and father, sleeping in her baby carriage when a squirrel tried to take her away. No type of "well maybe the squirrel..." had any affect on her. Her father told her and that was it. A reasonable woman in a medical profession decided that squirrels freak her out because of a story her father told her as a child. The story doesn't freak her out. The truth to her is a squirrel did try to take her away. 

So is it wrong that I want to get her this for Father's day? 

If I have to ask it probably is. But I can't help it every time I see a squirrel I think of D.
I'm just happy that D phobia of squirrels is very mild and she just gets a little *insert bad pun here*. 


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Clouds around the World

Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? Ellie's mom has. Ellie is a dear friend, she is a fellow coach and a fellow jewelry designer. She even has a shop on etsy- Joy Happens. . Ellie recently made this request on Facebook -

I hope this finds each of you well and happy.

I really need help with something.
My mother is terminally ill. We don't know how long she has left...could be a few weeks or if we are lucky, she might be with us for a few months.
My mother has always LOVED clouds and watches out of her hospital window for them.
A couple of days ago, when she was able to speak about it a bit, she said that she would be able to do what she has wanted to do since she was a a cloud and travel all over the world.
I am putting together photos of clouds from all over the world to bring her joy now.

Could you please, please, please either email me (or post them on my FB wall) a photo or a few of clouds in your part

of the world or that you have taken on your travels? Please tell me where they were taken.
It would mean so much to her and to me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥
peace, ellie

A cloud hiding my mom's flower in Portugal. - BlissSt

So I ask a favor. Please join this Flickr group Clouds around the World add a cloud and tell us where it comes from!
Help someone travel the World
Love Carolena (akaBlissSt)

Monday, May 10, 2010

For the Love of Filigree - Front page Material?

This treasury has pieces with amazing detail. Wonder if it will make it to the front page? Etsy seems to like sleek, mod, front pages. Or simple "Martha stewart" front pages. Would Etsy pick a front page with this much detail? Just wondering....

Vermeil Filigree Butterfly Swirls Pin via BlissSt @ Etsy

Glass and Silver

For the first time both my guy (Indigo Heirlooms) and I have been included in the same treasury and it's a beauty.

Hmm does his water pitcher need a new picture?
Click on the picture of the treasury to be taken to it. Please leave a comment.
The Izmir Charm is @ Blisst on ETSY