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<—- Lookie lookie! Don’t I look absolutely ecstatic? Wheeeeeeeeeee!! I’m free!! I am no longer a slave to da man!! I have left my former employer of 10 years to join the ranks of the full time glass artists. This photo was taken the day I received the call that my separation was approved. Talk about doin’ a happy dance. I was jitterbuggin’ my patootie off, even if only in my mind.

So what am I doing with all of this new found freedom? Sleeping!!! Lol! Just kidding! Sleep is for wussies. Actually, about a month before my separation was approved, I was hired as a glass artist by Arribas Brothers. I’m only part-time for now and if you’re ever in the neighborhood, you can catch me at Epcot in the German Pavilion (Crystal shop) Friday through Sunday. I’ve decided to accept their full-time offer but I got a pretty nice separation deal, so I’m trying to take it easy for a few months before I put my nose to the grindstone. It’s been a little hard with everything that’s been going on lately so it’a really a blessing that I am just part time. I’ll go full time after July. I’m so excited!! I LOVE my job!!! The people are great and it’s just sooo much fun! I’m even learning a little German (insert giggle here). I can honestly say that I’ve never been this happy in my life. I mean really. I get paid to play with glass all day long! What more could a girl want? Well, a 90-year-old billionaire husband would be nice too, but hey… let’s be realistic. We can’t all be Anna Nicole.

So anyway, I’ve been getting tons more torch time. At work, obviously, but not much time at home to play with my Uroboros collection. At work we use 104 (Mostly Effetre), but my heart still belongs to 96 (Uroboros, Reichenbach & Kugler). I finally had a lttle time to play Saturday night and this is what I made:

Isn’t he cute?! I used Uroboros Amazon Green for the body, Alpine Blue for the chest and Sky Blue for the spines. I think I used Ming Green for the eyes. Or was it Citrine? Ack!! Where’s the gingko when you need it?? Let’s just say I used a pale transparent green for the eyes… I’ll definitely be making at least 1 more. My attention span is shorter than a 2 year-old boy’s, so who knows. Two will probably be my limit.

Well, that’s all, folks! Oh, and for those of you in the know, I’m well past the 1 year mark. Laurel, Jane and Becky? I’m still waiting for my winnings to show up in my mailbox. You all LOST!! And miserably, I might add. Not that I wasn’t trying…

Night all!!