I was heading out the back door to the yard because we haven't seen sun in I don't know how long, and I needed photos. I took the first photo in the window and then had to PhotoShop the life out of it. I decided I wanted to take the SECOND set of beads (I have two partners) to the backyard and Rick insisted I put on HIS shoes to go down the stairs.
Now, I do not wear a size 11 men's shoe. No where close. So in my usual graceful manner, I took one step and tripped over my husband's shoe and feel arse over teacup and there went the beads.
Now, this wouldn't have been so bad because the beads didn't break.
However, I had just poured 72 limited edition 4mm Swarovski crystals into the mix, not to mention the rest of the beads.
First we just stood there in shock. Then Rick and I started dancing around going "oh no oh no oh no" and then I got on hands and knees and started picking up beads with the help of the cats. The hard part of it all was making sure none of the beads were chipped. Trust me.... there will be beads discovered from this day forth.
Lesson learned -- take the photos earlier, even if I have to drive to another state to get sun, and don't wear big ol' shoes!