Friday, October 15, 2010


Hi everybody! I haven't blogged in FOREVER! I have been so busy with my shop and with life in general, I've neglected my friends.

Lots of things have happened since I was last here! I bottle raised 10 two week old puppies, and they all made it. Then when they were 4 months old, Parvo struck. I lost 2 of the 5 puppies that were still here, and my inside dogs got it from my clothes. I almost lost Oscar, my weenie dog. He spent 4 days in the hospital, and it almost drove me insane. It was like one of my children was sick. Thankfully, both of my house dogs made it, and everyone is fine.

I was going to add photos of Oscar but the STUPID  Blogger uploader stopped working! So you can see him on Flickr

My son had surgery in May, and is just now getting really well. He had to take 2 quarters off from college, but at least it gave him some perspective, and now, instead of art, he wants to go into medicine. He's really good at art, but there's not really a lot of money in it. There is in medicine!

I've been staying fairly busy with jewelry work, but not as busy as I want it to be. :) This year has been up and down for me with my Etsy shop. I now have a new Artfire shop, too, but I haven't sold anything there, yet.

I'll try to do better with my blog, and I still have some bugs I haven't shown you yet!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


WOW! I have got to do better with my blog! Sorry! Things have been busy around here with just life stuff.
My youngest was diagnosed as bipolar and put on meds, which seem to help.

I finally bought a car! After 8 years of driving my beloved truck, I found a Chrysler 300 and I bought it. It's not new, because I don't believe in buying new cars. Too much loss with depreciation. It's an '05, but it drives like new. I love it! I've wanted one of these cars sice they first came out. I love that it's a full size car, and it has a gorgeous, low stance. Perfect! Anyway, I guess you can tell I'm proud of it :)

In other news, my Etsy shop has died! I have no idea why, but business is pitiful, and that's not good. I think I'll make a new website of my own and see if that will help.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Well, it's Sunday. The end of another busy week, and the beginning of a new one!

I hate it everytime the time changes. I think it's stupid to force our bodies to adjust to the clock. I slept until 11:30 this morning because my usual wake up time is 10 to 10:30. Now I have to train my brain to get up an hour earlier. UGH!

I've been waiting all week for today, just to watch a movie! Well, not really a movie. Tonight on HBO is the first part of a new mini series called The Pacific. It's a WWII movie based on the real lives of three couragous men that lived through it. It's produced by the same people that made Band of Brothers, which is my all time favorite WWII movie.

The Pacific is about the battle in Japan, and I think it will be as good as Band of Brothers.

My Papaw fought in WWII, but he didn't go to Japan. He never talked about it much, and if we asked he just gave short, to the point answers. After watching Band of Brothers, which is based on real men's stories of the war, I can understand why he didn't want to talk about it. It was horrible!

My Papaw lied about his age on his Social Security application so that he could go. There were a lot of children fighting in that war, because the government didn't care how old you were. If you got your parents consent, you could go. There were children there that were barely in their teens! Papaw had to lie because he didn't have parents. They kicked him out when he was 8 years old! EIGHT! He had 4 brothers, and they kicked them all out because they couldn't afford to feed them! WHAT!? He didn't talk about his parents either. He just said they weren't worth knowing. The only thing I know about them is that his mother was native american and his father was white. That's it.

He died 18 years ago from Mesothelioma, and I miss him to this day. I loved that man! Somehow, he turned out to be a kind and caring man that adored his family, and he worked hard his whole life to make sure they had what they needed. He's the reason I love WWII movies. When I watch them, I feel his presence with me.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stones and Doggies

My 2 favorite things! :)

I finally managed to get Sadie (new earless doggie) to be still enough for a few pics.

She's adorable and a real sweetheart.

She's always smiling, even though she has no ears!

All they need is a little love and attention.

Here's the chocolate lab.

She's beautiful, but still young, so she's a spaz and fairly destructive! But she does kill mice in my shop! And I wish she would go home. I think she belongs to a man just up the road, and I'm going to find out.

And I have to include my baby! The old man. Red.

These are my other babies. Stones! I have had a thing for rocks for as long as I can remember, and I used to spend hours sitting in the driveway, looking for cool rocks. (Yes, I was a weird kid!)

I'm going to put some closer shots on my Flickr page, so if you want to see, you can, but I think that's enough for here! :) I also have some faceted stones to post there.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaack...

I've neglected my blog!

Life has been pretty busy, and it's hard to find time to do it all, but I promise to try harder. I've missed all of my blogging friends.

My youngest son is starting his 3rd quarter at Tech! My daughter in law finally had surgery to remove the cyst. She has endometriosis, and will eventually have to have a hysterectomy, which she wants now, but the doctor won't do it. He says she too young and may want more children. She doesn't!

I spend most of my days in the shop working. Business has slowed to a crawl, but it's still alive, so I keep working! It gives me something to do, and an excuse not to leave the house! I'm such a homebody, and I hate going anywhere.

I have 2 news dogs that just showed up here. I don't know how they always find me!
One of them is a small terrier of some kind, but some asshole cut her ears completely off. She has tiny little points that you can't see because of her hair. She looks like a racoon in the face because she's grey with a black mask. She's adorable and sweet and I don't know how someone could just throw her away.
The other one is a half grown chocolate lab. She's a big, beautiful, sweety and I think she must belong to someone, because she looks healthy and cared for, but she won't leave.

I guess I can show you a couple of my new things, since I haven't done that in so long!

This is my Bayou King alligator eyeball ring.

An African Tribal Mask that I made just for fun:

And a Poppy Ring to match my other Poppy jewelry:

That's about enough of that! I would show you picks of the dogs, but they are to spastic to photograph! If I go out there they're all over me, and It's hard to get a pic, but I'll try later. I'm sure most of you have never seen a dog with no ears before.

Well, I'm off to read some blogs, then go to work for a bit.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Well, we went to Shreveport 5 times and they did nothing! Everytime we go they just schedule another appointment. Yesterday we had to be there at 8am for blood work because she was supposed to have surgery next Tuesday. We had to leave the house at 5am. When they saw her, they didn't do bloodwork and rescheduled her for Dec. 4th.
Today at about 3:30pm she started hurting really bad, so i took her to the ER here at home. Whatever the mass was, it has ruptured, and now she's in the hospital so they can monitor her red blood cells and make sure she's not bleeding internally. If she is, she'll have emergency surgery.
I am very mad about all of this. It is ridiculous what she's been through!
I haven't been blogging, or working on new things lately because I just don't seem to have the energy. I feel very down and out, but it's nothing new to me and it will pass eventually.
I hope you are all well and don't ever have the healthcare problems that we've faced the last few months!

Friday, October 23, 2009


We got an ID and I took my DIL back to the doctor in Shreveport. The drive was nerve-wracking! It rained all the way there and back, but when we got there it was STORMING! There were tornado warnings and it was bad! We had to park in the paid parking lot and walk a long way to the office. A very nice man drove by us and handed us his umbrella! I could have kissed him! It was a thoughtful and sweet thing to do. :) My son had given his umbrella to another student at college because his was stolen while they were in class, so maybe it was "pay it forward" for that.
They saw her this time and we have to go back next week for simple surgery so they can look inside with a scope. At least something is finally being done!

I have a few orders to work on today, and I need to be in the shop, so I'll make this short.

Here's my newest weird bug
I think it's a type of Sphinx moth but I'm not real sure. It looks like a jet plane to me! It was really neat, and weird!