Thursday, December 24, 2009
I haven't posted on my blog since March. Life has been ever changing for my husband and I. We still live on our beautiful farm here in Tennessee, and have our little zoo, consisting of our two quarter horses, and our Lucky dog. We now have two cats and three kittens. Our Doxie Molly still keeps us laughing, she is our cuddle baby, and sometimes our little brat. We have spoiled her, but we love this little rascal.
My husband is now retired and loving it. He enjoys puttering around on our farm, and working on the house. We have a wood stove in our living room, thanks to my husbands handy work. I love the wood stove, it warms the living room quickly, and smells good. I love the smell of wood burning in it. It is so cozy! We have reduced our gas bill by 75%!
I have a new job, I work as a LPN in Clinical Trials, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. I LOVE my job, I mainly work in the lab there, doing venipunctures, Ports, PICC Lines, and IV Heplocks, for our Cancer patients. I also do EKG's and Vital signs for our Clinical Trial patients. Besides that my co-worker in Clinical Trials and I work in the Infusion Lab processing the blood test tubes for Clinical Trials.
The job keeps us very busy, but I enjoy my work and I like being busy. It is so easy to become attached to our patients. We see them almost every week, sometimes more than once during the week. We know when we are seeing someone less often, then we worry about them. It can be very emotional work, and sometimes it is hard, due to the fact that some people do die, yet it can be so rewarding. We have seen miracles happen, and that is a wonderful reward for the work that everyone in our Cancer Center does each day. I love the MIRACLES!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I need to clean up my studio tomorrow and put things up high enough so my puppy doesn't steal them to chew on. She actually opens my boxes and choses what she wants when my back is turned.
Oh this is fun!!!
Oops! Mom caught me!
Sound asleep. Tired little puppy!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I had an interesting and enjoyable week. The pretty wreath above sold on Wednesday. I hope Marci loves it as much as I enjoyed designing and creating it.
I also was convoed by a very nice lady in Rhode Island, who owns a handmade craft shop. She wants to buy my wreaths wholesale and sell them in her shop! She chose 5 of my wreaths, three from my shop and two I had in my studio. It was a smooth transaction and I did a Reserve listing for her in my Etsy shop. I'm so excited! Wholesale selling is fun and a great way to make money selling your crafts. I hope Dorothy and I have a Wholesaling relationship for along time. The wreath above is just one of them that she bought.
Anyway it has been a great week! Positive thinking does create wonderful experiences!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I finished this Dream Button Pendant last night. I love using buttons to make jewelry, especially earrings, pins and pendants. The buttons are approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter, the net button is an epoxy button with the words sweet, love, and a word that looks like "Ugh". LOL. Next I added the word Dream to complete the pendant. I put on a tiny gold bail, and a pretty gold chain to finish it. I haven't listed it in my Etsy shop yet, but I plan to list it tomorrow after Cardiac Rehab. Well, it's late, I have to get up early. Take care!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The first week was hard on her, she whimpered a lot, and wanted to be held often, so now she is very spoiled! She has us wrapped around her little paw for sure! Maybe we need the "Dog Whisper." LOL. She is a little sweetie, but she does chew on her humans, due to teething. How do you get a puppy to stop chewing on my husband and I? Anyone have any ideas? She's sooo tiny, it's hard to be upset with her, but I really do need my earlobes and fingers.
Lately I have been updating and redoing my Etsy shop. Now shipping is free for everything! Most of my items are light weight so I think it is fair for me to ship for free. All I know is if I go to an Etsy shop and I see shipping is free, it delights me and I'm more prone to buy there. Many may not agree, but that's how I feel.
Do you Twitter? I have been, and I actually enjoy it. I have only been on Twitter for a short time and have 69 followers already! I haven't made any sales due to Twitter, but I'm glad I joined, because there are some really nice people on Twitter. It's a great social networking site. Check it out sometime. You may like it too!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This painting helps to ease the winter blues, the beginning of new life. It is on a 4" X 6" extra fine canvas panel. I used acrylic paint as my medium. Actually it is my favorite medium. I haven't posted in awhile, so I just wanted to let you see why. I'm painting again! I think my creative streak is back! Yes! Have a great day!