Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lima Bean Turns 15!!!!

I meant to do this post weeks ago, being that I was sick for a good three weeks, it has taken me a while to get back in the swing of things. While I was in the throws of my lovely sickness, my beautiful Lima Bean, as she was affectionately referred to while I carried her inside of me, turned 15! This photo was taken on her first birthday. The very next day she broke out from head to toe in the chicken pox... poor honey. She has always been a pleasant person and has a great deal of compassion for others. We are very proud of the person she has become and know that she will continue to grown into a fantastic adult. I don't know how this all happened so fast. It seems like she was just turning 5 a few years ago. It seems like you blink and they grew up on you.

She has been sporting this head of curls since she was about 18 months old. She is less than appreciative of it now, but it is still the one thing people compliment her on most! I tell her all the time, people pay good money to try an achieve what you been given by nature. She just cranks up the straightening iron!!!

I suppose she has the best of both worlds since you can see from her latest picture, taken this fall, during her freshman year at high school, she has mastered the art of straightening. No one would ever know from this picture she has curly hair! She is enjoying the social aspects of her freshman year more than the academics, but I can't say I was any different. She is taking art and french, both of which she loves! Some days she can be a teenage handful, but I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world! I just adore my little Lima Bean! Now I just have to come to terms with the fact that she can get her drivers permit!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend...

Today I said goodbye to my English Setter, Basil, he was almost 12 and was a sweet kind loving soul. I knew the time would come eventually, but I don't think we are ever really ready or prepared. He was to worst puppy in the world! Stubborn beyond compare, thank goodness he out grew that and became just a kind gentle creature that was pleasant to be around. He was the best dog ever around kids. Even kids who were normally scared of dogs, usually came around with his gentle disposition. He was not the smartest dog you could have ever known, but he made up for that with his tenderness. He put up with all that a toddler could dish out for several years, loved going for walks and car rides. For a dog not know for his intelligence, he would remember years later, that the gas station gave out dog biscuits and get excited when we drove up. The last time I went to a gas station with him in the car the attendant actually went into the store and came back out with a box of dog biscuits after I explained why the dog was so excited in the car!

I guess I will have St. Patricks Day as a reminder of Basil. I can look back and remember him each year when March 17Th rolls around. I will miss him a lot. He was a good boy, as sweet a dog as you could want. I'll miss you old guy!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Whiny Sick Girl!

What is it about getting sick that makes some of us so whiny? I am just horrible! Today I got hit with a fever, body aches, and some other unmentionable symptoms, that have left me just a great big mess. I am so sore I feel like I was run over by a truck and they backed up just to make sure they didn't miss any spots. I have a fever but am chilled to the bone! I have been sitting down stairs in my big chair and a half with a down throw over me and the fire place on. I also have 90lbs of Golden retriever in my lap as well. I think he feels his frequent trips up and down are a way of massaging my sore muscles.

Emily was sick with this same thing last week for several days, I hope it doesn't last too long. My co-worker needs me to fill in for her on Friday, so I need to be better by then, but it of course isn't something I actually have any real control over! I certainly don't want to screw up her plans, but I can't help being sick. Sometimes the timing of these things really sucks! Emily's 15Th birthday is Saturday and I have a feeling what I was planning on making for her family party isn't going to happen. Not only will I not get to the Asian market I need to go to, I don't have the energy to make the food she wants, Dim Sum.. We may have to come up with plan B.

In the mean time there is still a great 40% off sale going on in my Etsy shop, it's a good thing I can manage that in my pajamas and no one knows the difference! Things are selling nicely so I'd go take a peek while there is still a good selection to choose from. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Clearance Sale!!!

As promised I have started my spring cleaning in my Etsy shop with a SPRING CLEARANCE SALE! I added about 20 new items to my sale section today and marked down the ones that were already in there. Everything is 40% off!; These prices will remain until these items sell or I remove them from my listings. There are some really good deals in here! Especially since these are all spring themed pieces, for the most part. There are a few that are a little wintery, and some Valentine’s Day pieces in there, but it is all still very fresh and relevant. Only the items listed with a sale price are on sale, and given the deep discount offered there is limited sizing available. I can add up to one inch of extender chain, at no additional cost. If you want a bracelet sized down, there will be a small fee, just send me a message to inquire if you are interested. At these prices, I am almost paying you to take these things away! I have relisted a few of the bracelets so they are on the top of the main page, but all items can be found in the sale section of my Etsy shop. Stop by soon and have a peek, you’ll want to catch these deals before they slip away

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