So we made it to three Austin bead stores yesterday (Nomadic Notions, Sea of Beads - which are right down the street from one another in North Austin - and Bead It, in South Austin) plus a scrapbook store which might have been called Memory Depot. I really didn't buy a lot of stuff, though - a few odds and ends, but nothing big, and not so much as a single string of beads. (Single beads, yes, but strings, no.) What my sister really wanted was a tutorial on how to finish her decoupage beads, and people at all three places were really helpful, so she was happy.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving, but now that it's over, what I really would like to do is to sit down and make some jewelry that's not donuts. But I also have studying to do, and before you know it, it's gonna be Christmas! Still, hopefully I can make some time somewhere in there.