Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Dawn, New Day, and I'm Feelin Good!

I made new beads today for a custom order, and a couple for fun and to learn a new technique. Click the picture of the beads (below) to be redirected to my NEW WEBSITE, where  you will see all the new beads from last week.When you subscribe to my new website you get 15% off your next order of beads!
Come check out my new beads here!

My garden continues to grow, and soon I will have tomatoes and green beans to eat!
See the zucchini developing!?
My first tomatoe blossom
Green Beans will be ready in 2 inches!

I watched a couple movies this week, and I posted about some of my existential discoveries. Click the links in the pictures below to read all about it!

Isaac is back in school, we've been watching Dr. Who, and I'm back to work, finally, with a  great substitute teaching position that will keep me busy through September!  (Read about by clicking the pictures)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

God Bless America - And you too!

I just added a new post to my new website, I watched a great movie this morning called God Bless America (2011, Goldthwait); read my review and commentary. Check out my new website, sign up for updates and get a coupon for 15% off your next purchase!

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So, I have been working on a new website! I was inspired by the lack of employment, abundance of time, lack of funds, and LKRsocialmedia's $1 offer. I have subscribed to Laura Roeder's The Dash newsletter for a while and took advantage of her offer for a month of social media tools. While on her site, I was inspired to start a new web site and use Word Press to create it. Word Press is a great software program, but has a high learning curve. I am enjoying it's "language", and will keep learning about it, and will keep applying the principles I learned from LKR as I continue to develop my website (which looks like a Pinterest page!!!)

My garden is going strong. I have new pics to share with you! My green beans are big (wonder when I should pick them). I've pulled peas for next crop's seed. I'm starting to see  fruit on the watermelon and squash plants. I've got TONS of cucumbers blooming (I'm sure I planted squash but got cucumbers instead!?)  My bush cherry tomato has its first flower. My cilantro has bloomed so it is now  Coriander and has seed pods that I'll use for the next planting. My herbs are starting to produce a usable amount; yesterday's spaghetti sauce was seasoned only with oregano, basil, and parsley from my garden!
See all my garden pictures on my FaceBook

If you are a Facebook Friend or live in the Mother Lode, you know we've had a fire very close to home. It is now around 75% contained. Here's my favorite picture of the firefighting efforts.
DC10 Fighting Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (
Speaking of wildfire, I will be doing some lot cleanup around my own house this morning and then I think I'll make some beads! I'll be pretty busy next week, and through September; I have a temp substitute position for 3 to 4 days a week! It pays to have faith!!! Isaac is ready for school, thanks to Grandma Uta! Isaac LOVES all the clothes "They are perfect!"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Catching Up With Busy-ness

 Wow, I've been super busy!

I was meditating every day until I started working! I miss the meditating but I'm enjoying my substitute teaching in a special day class. I have to drive an hour to get there, but I only work half day and that is nice.

I like to work with background noise; today the background was the Arts program on public television (the local station.) Every once in a while they have a segment that is really, really interesting.

Today I saw this fabulous dance by the Russian Gymnastics Team; it's called "Dresses".

Another good one I saw was a silent film, called Magic Bricks.

Finally, I saw a scene from an opera called Electra. I don't know operas, but after seeing this scene where  Electra is reunited with her brother, I definitely want to know more about this piece by Strauss.  The set was haunting and amazing! It reminded me of a Dali painting.
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 So, if you are looking for a little background noise, and art, check out the Classic Arts Showcase for information on airing stations near you!

I'm still able to catch some good documentaries and Indie movies. Most recently I enjoyed Winter's Bone and Lbs. Both very, very well done films.

On the documentary side I watched Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. Amazing documentary that I'll have to watch a couple times. It is very helpful to me in terms of deciding who to vote for in the presidential election.  The best quote from the film, I think, is this:

"When you see that trading is done not be consent but by compulsion, when you see that in order to produce you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing, when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods but in favors, when you see that men get richer by graft and by pole than by work and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you, you may know that your society is doomed." 

I have also been working on my new website, There is a lot of work still to do, but please go check it out and subscribe there for 15% off your next order!

I have found time to make new beads! They haven't been listed yet; you get first dibs! Let me know if you're interested in any of these. I'm also planning to list some new beads in my shop today.

Small bead pairs

Orphan Dots

Palest Pink Bubble Beads

Silver Waves top view

Silver Waves, lots of depth and iridescence hard to photograph