Category Archives: Personal Interest

Our new house guest.


Anybody that know our little family know my husband is not a big fan of pets. Especially other peoples pets. I always thought he hated them, but come to think of it he has never been cruel or mean to an animal. This week a family is PCSing (moving away) they waited until the last moment to find their cat a home. This is an older Russian Blue cat, named Chuck. A friend of mine expressed interest in the cat but she is currently moving from off post apartment to on post housing. That left about a 5-6 day gap, and with the family leaving it seemed for sure this cat was going to the shelter. Koreans are not big on adopting pets and even less cats….even less than that an adult cat. My husband wasn’t home that night, and thinking “OMG he is going to KILL me!” I volunteer to watch the cat for the few days until my friend moved in to her new place.
Enter Chuck, a very very sweet cat. With a bit of a cuddle monster aspect to him. However I refused to call anybody even, even a cat, Chuck. So amongst fits of giggles with a friend, we ended up with Philiped Chuck Meowington.
My husband comes home not all too amused but understanding but the cat is nowhere to be found. He has been hiding since he got home. We go about our day and come back not knowing what to expect.
What I didn’t expect was a the cat stretched out on our bed, like he belong there. While I put lil Thomas to bed I hear my husband.
“ahhh!! Get it off me! It’s too friendly! It’s too friendly!”
I turn around to see the cat sitting on my husband chest looking straight in his eyes as if saying “hello there, you must be my new person. I like you, now pet me.”
He is very very insistent on being petted but doesn’t really meow, or messes with our things.
What I didn’t expect at all was how my husband would smile and pet him back or see the cat curled up next to my husband as his favorite person in the household.

Working his magic on my husband.

Thomas was so happy, I’m feel guilty that he will have to leave us soon. He talks to the cat, signs to the cat, comes home and first thing he does it look for the cat. He says, “He’s not a dog but I like him, he’s a good cat”. I’m writing this while my boys are on the couch, My husband writing for NaNoWriMo and my son watching TV with Philiped.

Keeping Thomas company

Gonna have to be careful with this one, or I’m gonna be sad to let him go too.


StellarG Jewelry is Open!


Our online shop is officially OPEN!!! We are still fixing up things daily and adding more to the store but the basics are there. Give it a spin, I’d love to have some feedback. Thank you everybody for being so supportive!

Shooting From the Hip.


If you have a better blaster onomatopoeia please please, add them on the comments. Every bit helps!

The Stars and the Luskca

Online Jewelry Class: 2 spots left


StellarGravity’s Online Jewelry Class!
(Share this please.)
A basic jewelry class, which teach you how to make necklaces (bracelets, earrings) and Glass Pendants. The class include 4 classes held on Saturday evenings and 1 hour personal session each week to offer personal help with your progress and answers any questions you may have. Classes will be done through Ustream. Ustream saves video feed so you can review classes as many times as you’d like. In conjunction to video I’ll have all my students in a skype conference call (I can also call numbers) so you can ask questions at the moment and interact with me while I give the class. The class include materials! Since I have to ship these out, last day to sign up for the class will be Oct 5th. Last day to sign up is Oct 5th, all kits will be shipped out by then. The cost for the class is, $30.
To sign up or for any questions please email me at luskca@stellargravity.
Payments are accepted through paypal. Invoices will be sent out once you sign up.
Supplies Includes:
1 chain (2 meters),
1 set of beads (your favorite color),
jump rings,
hook earrings,
round tip pliers,
flat tip pliers,
3 glass pieces (assorted),
One bezel cup setting(silver or gunmetal black),
2 aanraku bails,
E-0600 glue,
papercollage to set in the glass pendants (assorted).
2 ball chain (18″ and 22″).
Any changes will be posted immediately!
2 spots left! Come and join. Last day to sign up is Oct 5th, class starts Oct 15. If you are going to wait to sign up to the class, please let me know. That way you kit will be ready to send out and there will be no issues with things getting to you on time.

Hope you can join us!!

Past imperfect


I rewound my tapes with #2 yellow pencils, I pushed movie tapes into my VCR, I played with slinkies for hours, or try to beat my own record of bouncing and catching the ball of the wall (best score 243). I read countless books, including most of the second floor of my school library, where almost no one but serious readers where let in by the librarian. As if she was hoarding the best books for those that deserved it. They really were good books.

My husband’s childhood seems so different to him than it does to me. (Yes he did all the classic things of our early years. Slinkies, VHS, yoyo’s, and mix tapes.) To him it was adventurous. I saw it as wild and dangerous. Broken bones, gashes, cuts, stitches, and many dumb stunts that made me wonder. “Where the hell was your mother?!” He shrugs and smiles and keeps the telling the story in detail, delighted in remembering such a fun time.

I think on my son: no broken bones, no stitches, no scrapes. It makes me feel a like a good mother, until I think of my own child hood again. I had no broken bones, or stitches, or scrapes. I was in a bubble. Always home and not outside. Not at a friends house because I’d be unsupervised, instead friends always had to come over to my house. They didn’t like it. “Too many rules!”, they said. Encouraged in books, dissuaded at sports. Encouraged in drama, discouraged at martial arts. I realize all the things I enjoyed as a child, where things I had to do alone.

Now entering the time, we realize our little family until will probably stay the same. I can’t encourage an only child to be lonesome. I realize I need my husband crazy ‘boy’ ways. That encourages adventure and crazy things. I see broken bone, stitches, and scrapes in his (what really really hope is far) future. He’ll tell his girlfriend or wife about all the things he did growing up and she’ll ask “Where was your mother in all of this!?” Hopefully he’ll smile and keep telling the story, not knowing I was always looking from the window keeping an eye on him…just in case.

...things like a 4 year old in a mechanical bull. *facepalm*

my boys:

Oh My Little Star






If you haven’t be following from the beginning I’m going to tell you right now… I have things for stars. Like them on my things, have them tattooed on me, and I like looking at them too. On my arm I have 3 starts of colors yellow, blue, and purple. Each one represents one of us in our tiny family unit. I always dreamed of adding one more tiny pink start but it seems its not really going to happen. However on our trip back to the states this time into a sojourn into Philly I ended up getting one more start with sadly no color inside. This is for Ada and all our other kiddies that didn’t make into into our constellation. Maybe one day I’ll get my lil pink start until then  I’ll just cherish my own yellow bratty star and love him to pieces.


Hello, I’d like to Introduce you to your Brain.


I saw a link to the program posted on facebook. I love making list. Infact I make so many list of my list I could even make a Master list to keep track of all of them…but I don’t. If only to make sure I’m not that obsessive about it. There is however something incredibly soothing when listing everything in your head. It creates order, ideas that are easier to follow, and harder to forget.

In comes WorkFlowy. It makes making list within list a snap. You can makes as many categories as you want and within that category have as many tabs as you want. Really and truly organizing all aspects of what might be swirling in your brain.

Its also simple to use and very user friendly. Here I included a clip on how it looks and how it works.