Jun 28, 2008
The weather is great! I can actually see the sun! I am really excited about moving here...there are lots of things to do and I know John has missed the ocean. When we lived in San Francisco he went almost daily to watch the sun set. James lives only 20 minutes away from Huntington Beach. We went there today and it was nice to sit in the sun and watch the surfers. The homes there are fantastic! If only I had the money...
Jun 25, 2008
Hey! How are you all this lovely (smoke filled air in my neck of the woods, but not complaining) Wednesday. I have two things I want to give a quick "plug" to. First up... We formed a new etsy team! It seems there are about twelve of us etsians in the area and we have formed the chicoteam. If you want to find handmade items in the Northern California area just type in chicoteam under tags and hit search. I don't know if it is listed in google search yet (I haven't checked). but it is on the etsy website. We plan a face to face meeting after the 4th of July and I will keep you posted with any updates...
2nd item...anysoldier.com...check out the website. Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan request MUCH NEEDED items at this site. They need things from toiletries to snacks. Most of these soldiers live in tents with no microwave or PX or store nearby. I always thought the military supplied these things to the soldiers and I was shocked they do not!!! Thes men and women literally depend on the kindness of strangers and believe me they are soooo grateful. I "adopted a squad of 5 men" in Iraq and have been sending them snacks, magazines, etc. The USPS has a great deal going to help them and us...get a large flat rate box, costs $10.95 and pack it full. They ship it to the address you list from anysoldier.com. I don't know how you feel about this war but helping someone over there and believe me they are soooo excited to get any mail from the states! it is a good feeling to help them. By the way I think Bush and his gangsters suck and I hope they get everything they deserve (karma wise). If you have questions about this website you can email me.
I gotta go to work now...
Jun 20, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
I was going to do some craft projects today, but I got distracted by the big fire about 8 miles away. It's the Humbolt Road fire and is about 9,000 acres big right now. The winds are strong which is making things worse. I drove up to Skyway Road which is one of two roads leading up to Paradise, a city nestled in the Redwood trees, to see if the road was reopened. The road was blocked with police keeping people out. I took pictures of the scene but the pictures really did not show how the bad the fire really is.
The picture that has parked cars in it was taken at Lowe's. I went there to buy paint. I couldn't help thinking how odd I felt, shopping along with other people, while a huge fire raged less than 8 miles away. I thought of that old Sonny and Cher song, " And the beat goes on..."
I really admire and I am thankful to the fire fighters who are willing to put themselves on the line to save others. The winds are supposed to calm down tonight. I hope they are right.
Jun 5, 2008
Jun 1, 2008
I have a winner for the June 1st giveaway! Chambers from etsy won the shabby inspirational sign. Thanks to everyone who entered. I really enjoyed reading the kind comments left by everyone and I plan to do another giveaway soon. Be sure to check out chambers etsy shop at http://www.chambers.etsy.com/. She sells delicious snacks for your favorite four legged honey!
While I'm on the subject of etsy you must check out another favorite etsy artist of mine, http://www.jenniferperezdesigns.etsy.com/. I bought an adorable bird pendant (pictured above) from her and I really like it! She creates lots of fun, whimsical jewelry, so please check out her shop before you go.
This weekend has been terrific! Great weather and I got to spend time in my garden. John even got to spend time doing his favorite past time, watching Baseball (The Giants) and getting in a few winks! Hope you got to do fun things this weekend too!