Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Winner of the Keys

The winner of the keys is lucky number 13. The bad news is the 13th person signed anonymous. I have no way to know who this person is or how to contact them. Therefore I did not include them in the drawing. This make Courtney the winner. Courtney contact me with your mailing information and I will put get them in the mail for you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Who is this girl?

Me!! I try to hide from the camera. I am being brave today and putting myself out there for every one to see. It's just that kind of day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Singing The Blues

Doctor give me the news. I got a bad case of singing the blues.

It's good to know I don't have to go out and look for new doctors.
My concern is what hospital I will have to go to with this morning's news. My next question is how can EJGH afford to loose 40% of their patients. They wanted to increase Blue Cross rates by 18% to cover what was not being paid by other insurance companies. Healthcare and services continue to deteriorate five years after hurricane Katrina.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

The Key to....

The key to all my frequent blogging has been the new iPod Touch 4th gen. I can take a photo and send it in an email directly to blogger. Yesterday we took a road trip to Turquoise Coyote where I picked up these keys. They are pewter reproductions. (lead-free) I got some for me and some to give away. The winner will get all 3 keys. All you have to do is leave a comment. Facebook, Tweet or make a blogpost for an extra chance to win. Just leave another comment letting me know to increase your chance of winning.
The winner will be picked September 30th with the lucky number generator.
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Big Trucks Can Be Scary

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Every night I sit down and have dinner with Kate and Amiee. I think everyone in my family should own the iPod touch so I could join them for a dinner conversation too!

Bald Eagle's Nest

Ben Franklin's Case for the Turkey

In a letter to his daughter Sarah Bache, Ben Franklin shares his disappointment that the Bald Eagle, and not the turkey, was chosen as the centerpiece for the Great Seal:

"For my own part I wish the Eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree near the river, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the Fishing Hawk ... For the truth the Turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America ... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on."

[source: The Franklin Institute]

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Partner in Crime

Better known as Sally my best friend!
Shopping today at Tuesday Morning where we found Kraft Totes on sale for $19.99 (regular $59.99).
We scored a great deal.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Beading With The Tribe

Beady Friends! Front: Beverly Herman and Kay Jackson Back: Lynn Futch, Katie Nelson and Karen Firnberg met at Karen's house for a day of beading.

The beads were spread across the table. We laughed and talked. Karen made a great lunch for us. Her special roast with 3 ingredients, rice and gravy with our favorite green beans. Topped off with a delicious lemon pie for dessert. Karen worked away on her Les Perles de La Mer design by Marcia DeCoster. I would ask are you done yet? Karen would say "not yet". Isn't it just beautiful! Love the Black and Gold.
We gave. We gifted. How did Katie know I didn't have a Jade Scott pendant. I do now!
I had the best time.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Apartment Dwelling Is Not For Sissy

The maintenance crew was on the spot ready to renovate the apartment above us. He don's a respirator. What is the respirator for?

Workings with toxic chemicals, harmful gases, solvents and dusts. Especially suitable for chemical and pharmaceutical industries, galvanic baths, ore and colouring agent milling, spray painting, pesticide spraying.

I thought they were resurfacing the counter tops. I tried to ignore the fumes. Friday and Saturday came and went. It was 90 degrees and the air was thick and heavy with humidity. The fumes settled over us. Monday I went to the front office and asked them please to ventilate the upstairs apartment. We were coughing and Cricket was wheezing. My asthma kicked in. I had a rescue inhaler. Tuesday morning I woke up and couldn't get any air in my lungs. I jumped in the shower hoping the hot steam would help me breath. I got dressed and drove to the clinic. I knew I was in trouble. My head was pounding and I was gasping for air. I blew zero in the meter that checked my airflow. My blood oxygen levels were down to 83%. Two breathing treatments and a steroid shot later I blew 200 on the meter and my oxygen levels were back up to 95%.
I reported the incident to the front office. They offered to put me in a courtesy apartment and told me to turn in a copy of medical bills.

Around Two: The second coat. It wasn't the counter tops they were resurfacing. They were resurfacing the patio floor directly over the room I spend the most time in. The beadroom. Sally was visiting when they started the second coat. She heard my lungs shut close and rushed me out of the house as the heavy fumes filled the air. Thank goodness for my friend. She took very good care of me.

This afternoon I turned in my bills and was told they probably would not be paying them since the chemical was applied outside. Aren't they lucky I had an extra money this week to pay those medical bills. I think they are wrong and should be responsible. Any time someone has to wear a respirator in an area to work the people exposed to those same chemicals should be protected. We won't talk about the 50mgs of steroids a day which makes me crazy. I told my husband to put on your amour. He might need it to survive me for the next few days on steroids.
Apartment dwelling is not for Sissie!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010


Wow! Look what my Grand Peeps grew in their 4-H garden. It's big. It's beautiful. It's a giant sunflower.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010

What's On Sale

Everyone who knows me well-knows I am not a shopper. I take that back. I am a bead shopper. I've been known to spend my last nickel in a bead store. Tonight I needed a little retail therapy. Lisa Peters is having a sale in her D'stash etsy shop. This beauty is mine. Bead embroidery will be the perfect stitch to surround it. It will make a beautiful necklace to wear on Bead Cruise 2010. Lisa Peter's Art is also one our sponsor for the Bead Cruise.

Do you need some Bead Retail Therapy? Follow these links and steal a deal with these sales.
Lisa Peter's Destash Shop
Andrew Thornton Destash Sale
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Friday, September 03, 2010

The Long Way Home

These owls came to me in a pair from LeAnn of Summer Studio. They flew through the sky via the post office. I had a plan.
The plan was to make a bracelet. One for me and one for LeAnn.
This little owl is flying back home to LeAnn. He left this afternoon.

Thank you LeAnn. It is such a joy to create something special surrounding your art beads with my seed beads. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter!

Summer Studios on etsy.
Summer Studio's blog.
Things I have made using Summer Studio Art beads.
Treasures from the Sea Cuff Bracelet.
Sea Flower Necklace.
More Treasures from the Sea.

Something added to my list:
Crochet my bracelet with the other owl.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

To-Do List

I had a talk with my sister last week about making a list. A list of things to do. I made my list using my iPod. Instead of check marks on the things I completed I put ladybugs next to the lines using an app called DoodleBuddy. Did I mention I love my iPod!
Back to the list.
Here it is

Pictures are complete and these earrings are listed in my etsy shop.
These earrings are like potato chips. You can't just make one pair! More pictures tomorrow of the crocheted bracelet I have been working on.
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