Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Final thoughts for 2008

Well, Christmas Eve was definately interesting. Dad "ran away" from mom while at Walmart. She has him wait for her in the McDonald's with a cup of coffee while she does a little quick shopping. Well, I guess he got tired of waiting on her because he walked out of the store!
She called me after she had looked thru the store, called security to look and so on. I called my kids and we all converged on Walmart to search for Dad.
Security checked the cameras and show he had walked out of the store at 10:36 am. That was 45 minutes before we got there. We called the police. I could just picture us on the 6:00 news. I called my brother and sister who live in other states. I know they couldn't help search, but they could pray.
BTW, dad has dementia.
Anyway, within a few minutes the police called back. They found him walking down the median of a 6 lane busy expressway! They asked where he was headed and he guessed McDonald's would be good. They took him to a different McD's that was close. He was about 1/4 mile from where he had started!
Dad had no clue he "was lost". He apologized for causing trouble and just didn't understand why all the fuss. Mom took him home and put him to bed for a nap. He doesn't remember a thing.
Thank God he was alright and safe.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ok, 70* Sunday morning and 26* Sunday night. That's just not right! Today is in the 30*s and tomorrow warmer. Then again on Sunday is another big, colder drop. My poor lil' fingers.

Rachael is coming home tomorrow. I am glad. Don't say anything, but we miss her. Harley does too. He gets upset for a couple days when she goes back to school.

My knee MRI turned out ok, sorta. Doc says surgery could help when I am ready for that. I am not ready for it. She is going to try to get me an appointment for a port though. I have had 2 new meds added this month. What's one or two more right?

I have not done any Christmas shopping yet. Maybe this weekend. Well, it has to be this week. We are having Christmas this Sunday night. And on Thursday, and next Saturday night.

Guess I'd better get offline and get busy. Oh well.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Ok, I think I am finally finished with all medical tests for the year. Today I had an MRI on my knee. I am pretty sure it will show one nasty bone spur. I still have 3 doctors' appointments left this month.

I have a Craft Fair at Lake Park Elementary tomorrow and a Trunk Show at Shepherd Mall on Tuesday the 16th. Yea! I will be done for the year other than special orders.

After the first, I think I will take some classes. I am not sure on what, but I will figure it out.

Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. I did!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Shows, shows, shows

This is my Ruby and Pearl bracelet...yes, real rubies! This is my Sapphire and Pearl bracelet. My birthstone.
These are my black diamonds. The picture isn't so great, but the sparkle is! I haven't decided how to make these up yet. I am sure it will be a bracelet.

This is my first born...Ben. He turned 30! He even has a few gray hairs. Happy Birthday son.

What a busy week. Again!
This last week I had a 2-day show in Norman, OK. It was really slow on Friday, but Saturday picked up a bit. I finished off 2 special orders for Ornament covers. They are already delivered. I have a watch to size for a new customer. This week I have another show...Lake Park Elementary Holiday Market. I have not done this one before, but have heard by all that it is a great one!

Friday, November 28, 2008

You've got to see this!

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I did. FOOD, FOOD, FOOD. All day. Then I had a craft show today in Norman. Tomorrow too.

On the way to the show we were listening to KMGL radio. It is only Christmas music right now. We heard "Straight No Chaser" singing the 12 Days of Christmas. It is hillarious. Click on the link and listen to them on YouTube.

The show didn't do that great today. But it covered booth rent and lunch. Hopefully (prayerfully) tomorrow will be much better. link to YouTube song.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yummy Onion Burger!

Had one of those extra yummy Onion Burgers today. Haven't had a good one in a very long time. It was just right too. Left me wanting another. But, I was good and didn't do it.

I made 12 pair of Christmas Tree earrings last night. I am going to put some up at the Vintage Market Mall in MWC tomorrow. I have already put some of the Christmas Ornament covers out there. Someone broke one and didn't bother to clean it up or pay for it. That is kinda irritating.

Going to Mom's tonight. It is their 59th anniversary. We thought we'd take the pizza.

I was reading thru my Yahoo groups today. As I looked at all the pictures of the gem stones, I thought about how wonderful it would be to have some of them all! I am not greedy, just want a good variety.

Along that line, I have been thinking of taking classes on gemology and pearls and more jewelry classes. Of course that is all after the holidays and if I get any money coming in. After all, a girl can dream can't she?

Monday, November 17, 2008

A good weekend

This was a really good weekend. My show did fair. I sold a few things here and there. Church was great! Had loads of people that haven't been in a while. The children's classes were overflowing! The weather was cold but clear. The moon was high a bright and BIG.

I went to the Dermatologist today. He said my skin is so much better that he reduced that particular med by half! One less pill to take daily. Yea!
Next week I think I have two doctor appointments. One, I don't think will be so pleasant. Ugh. But, I shall live through it.

We finished our Beth Moore study, "Jesus, the One and Only" tonight. It is an inspiring, awesome study. We are going to take a break this next month and start a new study in January. I don't know what yet.

Made some tortilla soup tonight. Good stuff. Added some corn and taco meat to the mix to make it even better. I'm thinking it will be gone soon!

Stay tuned. I will post more jewelry photos soon. Maybe in a day or two. If I can get a clear picture of my Black Diamonds, I will post it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More jewelry

These are a few pair of the Christmas Tree Earrings I have made. I love the fun colors as well as the traditional colors. Later on I will try to show you my own Precious Gems I have used for my own jewelry. I have a Saphire and Pearl bracelet and a Ruby and Pearl bracelet. My Black Diamonds just came in and I am busy playing with them. When I decide how I want to make them up, I will take a picture and upload it.
I have another craft show this weekend. It is at the Edmond North High School. I am looking forward to it. However, it is time now for me to go home and have a cup of hot cocoa. Made the mix myself. I have made 4 batches of cocoa so far this season and it isn't even winter yet. I did manage to keep a little bit of it for myself. It is chilly out today, so I thought I would fix a cup.

This is an ornament cover I designed myself. It really was an accident, but I like it. In fact I made a red and gold one just like it last night. Not all my pictures turned out though.

This one is the ornament I started at last week's craft show. I finished it afterward. I like the colors. Again, the picture isn't the greatest.

I made serveral package earrings. I have earthy colors and Christmas Colors. Some of the bows are Sterling Silver, some are pewter.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

It's a Small Small World!!!

For the second time in 4 short months I have discovered just how small this old world is. And how wonderful God is to throw surprises in our paths.

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio. I went to church at Columbus Baptist Temple. I knew almost everyone there. I still keep in touch with some of the folks even though I am in Oklahoma now. I went to college at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. Ok, to get to my point, while in OH and at college I babysat for Larry and Marsha Lindsey. They had 2 boys, David and Timothy. This was decades ago. My hubby and I have moved 23 times in 31 years to 5 states.

This last week we were attending an OBBF preachers' meeting in Edmond, OK. The first speaker was introduced as Tim Lindsey. I thought to myself..."could it be the same? He is about the right age." I paid close attention as he told about himself. "YES" it was the same Tim Lindsey. How exciting!

Now, I know, he thought I was this crazy woman. I introduced myself and told him how I knew him. Of course he wouldn't remember because he was so young the last time I saw him. Now he has a teenage daugther! I just had to give him a hug. I insisted on taking a picture too! So now I am sure he must have gone home and told his wife about this crazy pastor's wife he met.

Anyway, this is the second time God has sent someone across my path to show how small a world it is. I will tell you about the other one later. It is good too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Last Weekend's Craft Show

This show was excellent. Holiday Bazaar by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, OK. They advertised very well. We had a lots of traffic. There were loads of vendors. Lots of good food! Yummy baked potato with chilli and cheese. We will be back next year!
My sales were good.

I am looking forward to another good show this weekend at the Edmond North High School.

I have a vacancy for a show the weekend before Thanksgiving. Otherwise, I am booked thru Dec. 6.

Hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Seems like Spring! We have thunderstorms and tornado watches today. It can get exciting tonight. Just got the new roof on too! Just in time.

Papa and Collin picking boogers during Trunk or Treat. Yummy!

Zoe is a Lady Bug for Trunk or Treat. I have a picture of her taking care of her nose as well. But didn't think I would show that one.
Isabella came to see Gramma at work. She decided to borrow my hat a while!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting Day and cookies

VOTE! Be sure to vote today. I am on my way now. I already texted my kids to be sure they did as well. It is so important that we all share our voice. Each vote does count.
If you don't vote, you have no right to complain.

BTW, I made some Oatmeal/Craisin cookies yesterday. They sure were good.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

First Day of this blog

Well, let's see what I can do here today. I have been on this pc all day it seems. I update my Etsy site yesterday. Today I updated my Freewebs site. I also did a few comments on Facebook. I need to find a better picture for that one. I am also on Bead-Space. This is similar to My Space. Maybe I will get on that one too.

I am currently working on some netted ornament covers for my Christmas shows. I have 2 patterns I am using. I did change the patterns up some. I wasn't thrilled with the way the original pattern turned out. I am getting much better at this. Although, I must admit, the beads are tiny.


I saw on another blog that if you include "food" in your blog, it will get more hits. So, here it is. lol

That is it for now. I really need to get back to work.