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.