Saturday, August 30, 2008


Yay! It's Saturday! Though why that should matter to me is a mystery, except for it being shabbat. It's going to be warm and sunny - swimming!
Tried to cover a leaf yesterday with the pmc paste(fine silver) and went to put another layer on today and it broke. So took the pmc off and put it back in the little jar to recycle. Have to get another leaf today and try it again. I think it takes quite a few layers of the paste to create the leaf. Oh well, it's a learning process.
Might go to Chattanooga to see a friend of ours (David Gans) play music. It's the closest he will be this year to us. David lives in California.
Not much going on here. Need to finish up a new turquoise and coral necklace today. Then list it in my shop. I sold a necklace last week!!! Wheeee! Doing the happy dance!
Tried some real Absinthe last night and it was so much better than the stuff here. But it is $200/bottle. A little out of my range!
It's getting hot back here in the office/workshop, so...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Monday

As I sit here and listen to the advance of Hurricane Fay, I am so glad that we made the decision to move to NE TN! It is supposed to make landfall directly in the area we used to live. Now I don't have to worry about our house, trees, etc., don't have to bring everything into the house, don't have to worry about so many things! Thank you, thank you my dear husband for convincing me to move!

Just finished redoing a necklace from which I had left a bead out (lol). Photographed it and relisted it on my etsy. shop. It is a gorgeous piece of turquoise and coral.

Still dealing with doctors. Sigh.....I hate this. Why isn't my blood sugar leveling? Why was it 191 this morning? Why? Why? Why? I exercise on my exercise bike, I eat properly (at least I think I do). Not fair! Keeping a record on a spread sheet that Stev made for me for the doctor. Maybe an increase in Lantus is needed. And what about my blood pressure? Like to get that under control. I do what I am supposed to, but still all these things seem to be harder and harder to bring down. Oh well, at least I now have a good doctor and nurse-practitioner. Nothing like the last doc who screwed everything up! She shouldn't be practicing medicine anymore. But try and do something about it. Hah!

Pears are ripe and delicious, but soon will have to pick them all up when they fall. Tomatoes are still coming in. An occasional cucumber. That's the garden this year. Hopefully next year will be better and I'll have more stuff.

Beautiful here today! Took this pic a few days ago in the early morning from the back deck. Isn't it neat? Tomorrow, friends are coming over to go swimming. It should be a good time as I haven't seen them for a while.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Do Old Hippies End Up Here?

That is a question that I am attempting to answer today. Why? Because in my travels today I met someone who I should have known back in Takoma Park in the 70's. We had the same friends! and attended the same parties and probably bought stuff from the same dealers. We even lived very close to each other. And this meeting took place in Lowe's in NE Tennessee.
Hubby and I had moved here in 10/06 from Florida and they moved here this month from CT. What a small world after all. (I hate that song).

Travelled today to yard sales looking for a stand for the printer. I met the most amazing folks. One wonderful elderly lady comes from a family that had owned 1100 acres several generations ago! And I even knew the area they owned, close to our house! She had the most engaging stories to tell and asked me to return on another day and sit and talk.

Another couple's family (uncles, cousins, etc.)own lots and lots of acreage from Horse Creek to the Nolichuckey Bridge on 107. Lots of fun talking to these folks indeed. We laughed to find out how alike we were and how alike men are as husbands. Discussed hunting, fishing and farming. Discussed quilting and antiques.

Never did find my stand, but man, oh man, what a day!