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Caramel Crunch

Caramel Crunch

I’ve got a hat-trick going now.  After months of no inspiration for my creative motives I’ve suddenly been inspired to “create” for three days running now. This pendant, utilizing an agate slice combined with some glass bi-cone and seed beads shall be known ad “Caramel Crunch” and is available for 21.95 + 2.60 postage. Want […]

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

With my previous creation hardly cool, after being worked by my fingers, before it was snatched up I could still feel the creative urge flowing through my veins.  Not wanting to waste that urge I set my fingers to work again with this as the result.  I call it “Blue Lagoon”.  This one, like the […]

Finger Exercise

Finger Exercise

Linda has been gone this weekend to visit the grandkids (and to be sure, to visit Ryan and Charissa as well).  She left me behind to prepare income taxes.  I spend half the day yesterday doing that and then overdosed on old StarTrek episodes while keeping my brain exercised by working crossword puzzles and keeping […]

You Can't Do That!!!

You Can’t Do That!!!

Paid a visit to the doctor today who is treating my knee problems.  One element of the result was the scheduling of arthroscopic surgery for mid-May, on a tentative basis in case an alternative approach doesn’t work.  During the processing of paperwork the nurse mentioned that, because of a 300 lb weight limit we would […]

Etsy is Gone and I'll Make You a Cuff Bracelet!

Etsy is Gone and I’ll Make You a Cuff Bracelet!

Finally, this morning, I got resolution to my Etsy snafu (See April 1 Post).  The sad thing is that while the end result was what I wanted, they never DID express an understanding of the problem and even in the resolution their response indicated that they were oblivious to the issues involved even as they […]

Like a Leaning Wall

Like a Leaning Wall

Several years ago I employed my meager landscaping skills to create a tiered section of one of our flower gardens.  I carefully dug and leveled courses on which to lay the row of cinder blocks which would serve as the retaining wall of the top tier and the landscaping timbers that would serve as the […]

Etsy is About to Get the Axe

Etsy is About to Get the Axe

I’ve used an Etsy on line shop for about 3 years now, for selling my hand-crafted jewelry (to begin with) and then some of my vintage costume jewelry as well.  The meager success of that venture was never enough to make me feel eager to fully develop all of the “add on” options.  I experimented […]

Pay Attention to Your Knees

Pay Attention to Your Knees

For a couple of years now my knees have been telegraphing signals to my brain which, when translated, communicated the fact that they were getting worn out. At first the communication came in just little snippets or flashes but over the last two years the messages were sent in paragraphs and chapters. Having avoided any […]

Wild Dream Report

Wild Dream Report

I awakened this morning at 4am feeling the flush of victory! It all started at a vendor fair where my girlfriend had set up a wonderful display of her Norwex cleaning supplies and was doing a brisk business as she supplied people with the equipment to get rid of their cleaning chemicals and thereby make […]

Floozies and the Gifts of God

Floozies and the Gifts of God

My little grand-babies are coming for a visit this weekend.  Even though we are blessed by the fact that we see them regularly, it is not often that we enjoy the opportunity to have them here, “over the river and through the woods” in Grampy and Grammy’s home. I’m excited! I have observed, with interest, […]