Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BJP 2011

It's time to make your plans to join the 4th annual Bead Journal Project! The 2011 BJP will run from January 2011 through December 2011. Registration will begin November 8, 2010 and close on December 8, 2010. Registration information is available at the BJP website (
Please register early!

When you see this badge on a blog, you know that the owner is a participant in the 2011 project.

Unfortunately, I have not always been faithfully committed to this project. 2011 will be my third year.  I can't believe its flown by so quickly.  I remember stumbling on Robin Atkins blog and my jaw immediately dropped in awe.  I haunted the participants blogs appreciating the wonderful bead embroidery they created. When I joined, I entered the world of bead journalling.  I learned  a lot about myself in the process.  I also became cyber friends with other beaders.  I have made my best cyber friendships through this project.

Last year, for some reason, was a hard year for me to maintain my pages.  Looking back,  I could make excuses in that we have had some illness. I've pittered in other projects. I've spent a whole lot of time outside this year working in the garden and other homeowner responsibilities.  Well, stuff happens.  But I can honestly say that I have come a long way.  My pages have taken a curve toward more fiber/thread embroidery/paint.  I like that and will continue on that path next year.  I am planning the 2011 project with  a realistic plan that I can maintain in my continual struggle to find "me" time to feed my soul.

Why not put November 8 on your calendar and join a group of very creative and talented people. I guarantee you'll find new friends and plenty of encouragement.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fantastic Give A Way At LMAJ Blog

Do you know Maire Dodd?
Well, she is in collaboration with several other artist that have formed the
Love My Art Jewelry Blog.
Mary Jane is having a birthday today and in celebration she has offered a
wonderful pair of earrings to give to a lucky follower.

Hurry over and check it out.
(Its really HARD for me to tell you about this, cause I want em so bad myself!!)

Lots of Love to everybody.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Am Good!!

People have been asking how I am.
Had some sores.  Got an adjustment.

Remember, I love the sun!
And being toothless is no fun!
And falsies come in twos
Just don't forget to use the glues!!

Love you all.  Thanks for the well wishes.

Could someone please.......!!!!!&&*((*&^%$#$#

Its not bad enough that I am recouping from this surgery, not Blogger thinks they have enhanced this place.  Reminds me of our not so wonderful governor of Indiana that says we don't know what is good for us.

They did a nice little change a while back.  You could add several pics and hold them and add them as needed.  What happended to that great feature.

Now, if someone will just tell me the easiest way to view the latest posts on blogs I follow.  When I go to the dashboard, the blogs I follow  used to all be listed and I could scroll down to view the lastest post of each.  Now I get this long list of blogs I follow and below are a few of the updates.  No opportunity to page down and see more.

So, I thought I'd go look for Reader, which I do not prefer.  It looks different too.  Someone please tell me the best way to see the blogs I follow because I am super &^%^&*(*&^%&*( right now.  And thank you cause I know someone will give me a clue.

Have a great day.  I hope I don't miss your latest post!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Day After!!

This is about how my smile looks today....HUGE.

They may be temporary, but they are prettier teeth than I ever had.  I always had trouble with my teeth.  When I was young, my baby teeth wouldn't come out when the permanent ones came in so I had 8 front teeth all at once. My mother used to tell me not to smile and show my big horsey teeth.  Somehow, that stuck with me all my life.

I never saw a dentist till I got my own job at 16.  It was the first thing I did and had to have 2 teeth removed.  That set my resolve to take care of my teeth properly.

So, today is the day after losing all my teeth.  I have temporary plates that I will keep for 8 weeks then get fitted for permanent ones.  I can tell you, that I am glad I have temps because I don't think I could stand to feel the wounds and stitches.

Thanks to everyone that sent me well wishes and healing energy.  Let me tell you I sucked in ALL in and was grateful to have it.  I really knew I would be OK when Hawk flew next to the car for several hundred feet on the way to surgery. It always lifts my spirits to see Hawk.

So, I came and slept most of the night.  Terry bought me pudding to us to swallow my pills. 
I kept gauge in my know why. (I had some bone removed too, so the lower plate could sit correctly)

This morning I went to the dentist to be shown how to remove and replace my teeth, to learn how to care for them and to have a slight adjustment.

Its all going well.  Better than I thought.  I think I'll have to learn how to talk again.  A couple of things I found out is that:

Terry is pretty good at Charades and so is Corey.  They were pretty funny trying to figure out what I was saying last night with a mouth full of gauge.

Laurie does not play the game well and had me laughing so hard I was worried I'd choke on the teeth.

My dogs under stand sign language VERY well.

Jack is my biggest baby and has stayed close to me since I came home.

Don't worry if you have to go through this.  Select a good dentist you trust and surgeon and it will be OK.

Lots of love to all my well wishers.  It really did mean a lot to know you thought of me.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gettin New Choppers

I could be getting these

But I'm not.

Nope, Not getting my own helicopter to take me away!!

What would I do with THIS chopper?
Yep.  The bank is broke now.  No choices except toothless.
I will be having my teeth pulled and getting falsies.
Don't let the tongue in cheek fool you.  I am not happy.
I could spend thousands and get a few more miles out of what I have.
But its not adviseable.
So, Tuesday at 1 they are going to put me out and when I come out they'll be a new me.
I am not terrified, but I'm a baby so I'm kinda scared about the day after.
I'm going to let you know how the days after go.  Why? I feel compelled.

If you have good stories..please tell me.
I would prefer not to hear the horrors, please.