Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm BEAD befuddled !!!

Where have I been and WHAT IN THE WORLD have I been doing....I can sum it up in one word BEADS! Be careful what you ask for. I had made several sets of polymer clay and glass beads and I thought it would be nice if I could sell some of them. I thought about an etsy account but I do not know the first thing about how to start one, I thought about consignment but felt like after I gave them a cut I would not be making enough to make it worth while. Then a friend at my church said, "get some together and I will take them to work with me, I work in an office full of women"
So I got busy and made display cards, and business cards, and sent her off with five sets.....they all sold and people want more and they are asking for special colors and can I make bracelets ????
This was suppose to be a (fun thing) to relax with..,mmmmmm not so much anymore. Maybe I'm selling them to cheap? $20.00 a set what do you think? CLICK ON PICTURES FOR A CLOSER LOOK.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What I've Done

Got this from Janet's blog, Lavendar Loft

What I've Done.....
I HAVE….1. Started my own blog YES
2. Slept under the stars YES
3. Played in a band NO
4. Visited Hawaii NO
5. Watched a meteor shower NO
6. Given more than I can afford to charity YES
7. Been to Disneyland/world YES
8. Climbed a mountain YES
9. Held a praying mantis NO
10. Sung a solo YES
11. Bungee jumped NO
12. Visited Paris NO
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea YES
14. Taught myself an art from scratch YES
15. Adopted a child NO
16. Had food poisoning YES
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty NO
18. Grown my own vegetables YES
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France NO
20. Slept on an overnight train NO
21. Had a pillow fight YES
22. Hitchhiked YES
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill YES
24. Built a snow fort NO
25. Held a lamb YES
26. Gone skinny dipping YES
27. Run a Marathon NO
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice NO
29. Seen a total eclipse YES
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset YES
31. Hit a home run NO
32. Been on a cruise YES
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person NO
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors NO
35. Seen an Amish community YES
36. Taught myself a new language NO
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied YES
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person NO
39. Gone rock climbing YES
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David NO
41. Sung karaoke YES
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt NO
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant NO
44. Visited Africa NO
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight YES
46. Been transported in an ambulance YES
47. Had my portrait painted NO
48. Gone deep sea fishing YES
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person NO
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris NO
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling YES
52. Kissed in the rain YES
53. Played in the mud YES
54. Gone to a drive-in theater YES
55. Been in a movie NO
56. Visited the Great Wall of China NO
57. Started a business YES
58. Taken a martial arts class NO
59. Visited Russia NO
60. Served at a soup kitchen YES
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies YES
62. Gone whale watching NO
63. Got flowers for no reason YES
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma NO
65. Gone sky diving NO
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp NO
67. Bounced a check YES
68. Flown in a helicopter NO
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy YES
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial YES
71. Eaten Caviar NO
72. Pieced a quilt YES
73. Stood in Times Square NO
74. Toured the Everglades YES
75. Been fired from a job NO
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London NO
77. Broken a bone YES
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle YES
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person NO
80. Published a book NO
81. Visited the Vatican NO
82. Bought a brand new car YES
83. Walked in Jerusalem NO
84. Had my picture in the newspaper YES
85. Read the entire Bible YES
86. Visited the White House NO
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating NO
88. Had chickenpox YES
89. Saved someone’s life NO
90. Sat on a jury NO
91. Met someone famous NO
92. Joined a book club YES
93. Lost a loved one YES
94. Had a baby YES
95. Seen the Alamo in person NO
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake NO
97. Been involved in a law suit YES
98. Owned a cell phone YES
99. Been stung by a bee YES
And…100. Ridden an elephant NO

Monday, November 3, 2008

Looks like a hurricane !

Of course these pictures loaded backwards? We had a lot of trees toooo close to our house, so we had a man come and take out a BUNCH of them and top the rest. Now that's all good but the bad part was he said he would cut us a deal if he did not have to remove what he cut.....well what you see on the ground here is just a small portion of what we have to deal with. We will be cutting and burning for a long time.
As you can see here, these were way to close to the house. If they had been a nice hard wood with good roots it might not have been a concern, but these trees are water oaks. They are known for limb breakage and they have no root system so they can pretty much fall over whenever they decide to.

Three of these came down, and the rest got topped. This is just the front. We had seven removed on the side and three topped. And in the back, we had some really BIG trees with limbs that hung over the well, and some that were going towards the house, so they had to come down. We are giving away firewood---- we have had two people come get some and there is still a lot left. If you live close to me and need wood come on over, we'll load you up! All chain saws welcome. I will try to get out there today to take a few "clean up" shots. All of this FUN COST US ABOUT $900. I would hate to think what it would have been if we would have let him clean it up!