Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces
This month, I am (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni.
The prompt for today was a “life lately” post.

1. This weekend was a good weekend. Friday was just hanging out with the boy. Saturday we had people over for brunch in the morning (recipe coming later this week!), and then had a relaxing afternoon before taking Sienna for a walk at a nearby park. Sunday the boy had to go in to work, sadly, so I was on my own most of the day. I read and did some screen printing and met up with a chica from GFC who was really nice. I think we bonded over both being introverts. And I caught up with my little sis via phone, which is always good. The boy and I also started watching The 4400 on Netflix last night – nicely intriguing so far. Overall, a satisfactory weekend.

2. I bought into the hype around the blogosphere and got a Diamond Candle. And spent a good part of the weekend burning it down to get my ring, haha. To give them credit, the candle does smell really good. And the whole process of waiting for the ring to be revealed was fun. And my ring was really pretty. But:


I can’t wear it! 🙁 It’s massively big. And granted, I guess my fingers are fairly skinny (my ring size is 5 – 5.5) but this thing is HUGE. I don’t even know any friends or relatives this would fit. It’s just gigantic. This was only one of the $10 rings, so it hardly seems worth paying several times that to resize it. Just disappointing. Which got me to wondering why Diamond Candles doesn’t let you pick your ring size when you order your candle, just to guarantee you get something you can actually wear. The candle smells nice, but not $25 nice. The feature that warrants that price tag is the ring. Until picking your ring size becomes a feature, I probably won’t be buying any more of these.

3. Ian is on late shift again this week – hopefully the last time he will ever have to do it since his position is changing at the end of this month! It’s a pain, as always, because it throws our cohabitation mojo off. But on the upside I get free reign over my evenings this week! I’ve already got a ladies happy hour on Tuesday, and a professional social thing on Thursday, and I’ll probably go see a girly movie at the theater on Wednesday or Friday. I will be doing the things!

That’s about it for me. How are things in your life lately?


Hi, I’m Amanda!

I’m a self-employed graphic designer by day, and a crafty hungry bookworm by night. Dragonflight Dreams is where I write about books, recipes, internet goodies, life things, crafty projects, Austin happenings, and more.

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