Thursday, May 19, 2011
Once again, Bakersfield is in the news. This time it's not for being the most polluted city in the nation (that was a few weeks ago) but for being the home of ARNOLD'S LOVE CHILD!
It was all over the news reports last night, our local channels covering the national channels covering the breaking news that the woman that Arnold cheated on Maria with (and had a child with) lives right here in good old Bakersfield. And this is important news because? Is it really necessary for 25 news trucks to be camping out in a formerly quiet neighborhood hoping to catch a glimpse of the woman, or better yet, THE LOVE CHILD? Of course it is! We all love scandal, now don't we?
Other than that excitement, and yes, it's tempting to drive around town looking for the cul-de-sac where all of the news trucks are parked, it's just another rather dull week around here.
It did rain some this week which totally surprised me since I really thought summer was here what with temps at almost 90 last Friday. The good thing about clouds and rain rolling in is that the air gets cleaned up and you can see the mountains. I drove up to the post office yesterday afternoon and you could see from one side of the valley to the other, with a canopy of sky and clouds. It was really kind of pretty.
Sales are so very slow this month, I don't know what's going on with that. I've seen numerous complaints about it on the Etsy forums, so it's not just me that it's happening to. Nobody knows what the problem is or has a solution, though. It is very discouraging and I certainly don't feel like making or listing anything because really, what's the point? Rack up those listing fees but nothing in return for it.
I do have a few new things, though. I took some of the painted brass charm necklaces and decoupaged words onto them.
Rose in Bloom
And Sang Swallow Bird