Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Weekend Ends....

As excited as we are when its Friday, we start to dread Monday about 7:00 or so Sunday evening. Weekends hold such promise of time off from the normal daily grind (usually) and getting some QT with the family!!! My husband and I had a date night last night and we had BIG plans...until we stopped home after dinner and questioned why would we want to go back out in single digit weather?
I love checking out the jewelry web sites in the morning and in the evening to see what is new and how many people have checked the pieces out!! Its so exciting to see a piece that you like be so many other people's favorites too!!!
Until next time.....................

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Plan

My day started on a high note... we had another sale. Sales are always good for morale. They inspire me to create more. Sales motivate me to make new things. I enjoy making jewelry. It's sort of like therapy, only without the couch and the doctor going, "hmmm...". So I planned on watching old movies and being a jewelry making machine. Why, I had all day! *sigh* The best laid plans.
There were no old movies on and I could not find a DVD that would hold my interest. The Food Network, while very inspiring to chefs, not so much for those of us who are in the midst of stringing beads. The creative juices were flowing, but not for crystals and pearls, but for stuffed mushrooms and beef brisket. Those chefs make it look effortless and have a 4 course meal done in an hour (TV time of course)Yet, I was a warrior, pressing on, ignoring the rumbling in my tummy and the food I can almost taste.
While I was not the "machine" that I had hoped to be, I was productive and did get a necklace done. My day didn't go according to my plan and I didn't mass produce 100 items, or 10 items, but I did create something for which I am proud and that is the bright spot of my day.

Until next time,

Friday, January 29, 2010

Woohoo, it's Friday!

The alarm went off about 6am. I rolled over to snooze it. It's one of the new, high tech ones that you just wave your hand at and it shuts up. Much better than having to press some itty bitty button, potentially hitting the wrong itty bitty button and shutting it up all together. That's always bad. As I was dozing off, I remembered, "Woohoo, it's Friday!" I jumped out of bed and started doing my Friday "Happy Dance". It looks a little like this:

Friday means then end of the long work week. Friday means no alarm clock tomorrow. Friday means staying up until dawn if I feel like it (will never happen, but I can dream) and sleeping til noon on Saturday (like that will ever happen either). Friday means that the next two days are mine to do what my heart desires and having to answer to no one... except my family when they ask "What's for dinner?" Other than that, the time is my own. Today, I celebrate Friday, the bright spot of my day.

Until next time,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pardon our dust...

Welcome to the Bright Spot of the Day blog. Today is day 1. Again, excuse our dust, as this is still a work in progress.
My bright spot today was bringing this blog to life. Along with my mother, Terry, and my sister, Jennifer, we are Bright Spot Designs. We design and create jewelry (a little bit of sparkle goes a long way) and you can find us at
The purpose of this blog is to just put ourselves "out there", wherever "there" may be. Sometimes we'll find ourselves in the world of business (woohoo, sales!)... and other times we'll find ourselves lost in the twists and turns of day to day life (yikes...the dog just ate... uh...well, nevermind). Regardless, this is a place to just be ourselves. The good with the good, and yes, the bad with the bad. But at the end of the day.... we are always looking for the bright spot.
Until next time,