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Saturday, January 5, 2008

November/December Freebie Winner

Happy New Year,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year's Day. Christmas was quiet in our house. It was really quite nicely actually. We had a laid back Christmas. Played some games and watched Evan Almighty and ate dinner when the Turkey decided it was finally going to be done cooking. We normally have some guests for Christmas but everyone just needed a change this year.

We actually call our holidays CrAN.. (Christmas, Aniversary, and New Years). LOL.. Our anniversary is on 12/30, so we have a lot of holidays in a week's time period. We always combine New Years and our anniversary together. We rented some movies and got some dinner. It was nice and away from all the crazy drivers.

Anyway, I had my hubby pull the name for the November/December freebie bead winner.. And the Winner is.............

Sherry Johnson from South Carolina
January's freebie is below.. Its a super tall shield focal in ivory with a transparent brown raked spiral and dots. It would make a great pendant for a necklace.. Keep voting everyone!!

Thanks so much for your efforts,

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone Merry Christmas and for those that don't celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays.

Be kind to one another and have a wonderful holiday.

I will be back with you in the new year!

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Lost A Friend Today

I lost a good friend today. He was a family member since he was a puppy. Max was my parents dog that they got right after I graduated high school. I inherited the two Bostons after my parents moved and we took the house. He was the sweetest animal. So good natured and gentle. He loved to be scratched and when you would stop, he would use his paw to ask for more. He was a great companion. My dogs are my kids.

There is just something about dogs and their unconditional love. Fat, skinny, black, white, rainbow colored, disabled, grumpy, well you know what I mean, they don't care. Feed them, scratch them, love on them and they are your friend for life.

In his old age, Max had lost his hearing and early this year the vet said she believed the tumor that was growing was cancer but there really wasn't anything that could be done without getting a second and third mortgage on our house.. He lived a full life filled with love. Mark, me and his best friend Buddy (our other Boston Terrier) will miss him greatly.. Although our chihuahuas are secretly rejoicing as there will be less food stealing.. :-) I can only hope that there is such a thing as the Rainbow Bridge and we will get to see him again. Rest in Peace my gentle giant Max.

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

--Author unknown...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Flaming Hot - Getting it Done

This weeks subject on Flaming Hot is how you Get it Done!

The quick answer is - I don't!

I lay in bed at night with pen and paper and start lists. Then I wake up in the morning and expand the lists. I give lists to my hubby to get done. A majority of the time I get about 1/3rd of the things done. There just never seems to be enough time or energy to get in all done in a day. But I do manage to get the important stuff done.

Since I started working outside the home again, I come home pretty exhausted. I never realized how exhausting it is. On top of the 20 hours working, there is the 20 minutes to work and the 20 minutes driving home, 90 minutes before work getting all the dressing, breakfast stuff done, and lunch breaks.. So instead of working 8 hours, you are actually working over a 10 hour day. I much prefer my leisurely mornings I had before I was working but I do like the regular paychecks.

This is one of my new year's resolutions.. To take on only as much as I can handle in a day, make realistic daily goals for myself, and get into a routine.

Think I can do it? Only time will tell..


Monday, December 10, 2007

15 Days Until Christmas!!

I hope everyone is getting their shopping done. This is such a crazy time of year. The last couple of years I have done all my shopping online.

Do you have your decorations up? We are procrastinating this year. Our tv broke, so we have an extra TV in the living room right now until it gets fixed and its where our tree would go.. Crossing my fingers that the tv will be fixed on Wednesday.

I have been at the torch a couple of times last week. Been working on some custom orders and working on my encased florals.

Anyway, I just wanted to give a little update. I will give a better update this week. Show some new pics..


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is always my most favorite time of year. The house is just smelling so good with tasty treats cooking. We just finished with some sausage balls and lemon bars are just about ready to be popped in the oven. I also just listed some new beads on etsy..

I just remembered I hadn't updated my blog with the photos of the frog, lizard, and dragonfly from the other night.. Take a look... The dragonfly needs some work but I really am in love with the two others.

Anyway, I better get back to work. I hope you have a wonderful day and remember all the things you are thankful for.