Monday, August 27, 2012

Had the granddaughter over the weekend

It was a blast. While she was here she wanted to go through the pics I had in my camera so I took the SD card out and put it in the laptop so we could see the pics in a bigger view. Well that was a mistake. We came across some videos papa had made over the last couple years. Nothing bad mind you. She liked one in particular. She suggested I put it on youtube. So I said sure if you help me. Since I had never put one on there before. I have looked at plenty and I even have one blogger I just love that puts her blog videos on there. I had often wanted to ask her how she did that but never gotten around to it. 
So we tried as we may to upload our video. We tried and we tried.
No luck. It took us an hour and finally we got it figured out. It was uploading but it was going into Windows Media *playlist* instead of the Videos area. 
It takes me a bit but I finally get things figured out. So now we have this video on youtube. Boy I sure didn't know my voice sounded that bad once it was recorded. Or maybe I just sound like that when I talk to my dogs. I do have a tendency to baby talk around them, since I spoil them a lot. 
Mr. L. was not as happy when I told him he was a celebrity. But he has come to terms with it as I caught him telling his friend about it last night. 

Hope you enjoy it. As I said it was not meant for anything special. We were just being ourselves. As you can see we love our dogs and we treat them as one of the family. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home remedies- NOT always the best..

Well let me just tell you that some times you have to just live with what ever is bothering you. 

I have plantars warts and I had went to the Dr. and had them removed once before many years ago. Let me tell you, I did not like having to walk around on crutches for weeks after. Since he did both feet at the same time. YES I had them on both feet. 
Well I have them on both feet again. So this time I decided to do some internet searching and see if there wasn't some home remedies to get rid of them. Well there was. I thought - good I can do this. 
It seemed simple enough, it said all I had to do was soak a cotton ball with vinegar and then put duck tape over the area night and day for a week. Then the area would be soft enough to *dig* down and remove the core of the plantars wart. W E L L let me tell you they forgot to mention it not only softened the area of the plantars  wart but the whole area where you put the cotton and then some. You were to rub the area (scrub- as you might) to get the dead skin off before each new application. Well in doing so you are rubbing off a few layers of skin.  Well today when I went to take off the tape I not only got tape but skin too. My soles of my feet are raw. From the last time til now my skin loosened up so badly it literally just came off with the tape. There was nothing I could do about it. 
So now I have patches of raw feet. Not to mention sore feet. So I have to make sure I have on socks all the time so I don't get my feet dirty and infected. 
yup-- I did myself more harm then good. Some home remedies are just not good. Now I have to walk softly til my feet heal. 
Plus on top of it all I still can't get to the core of any of the planters warts.
 boo hoo
             Some things are better left for the Doctors......

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I have been so busy.

I have been busy as of late. We had to replace our washer and dryer. Dryer went out a few months ago, which was okay. I could hang the clothes outside then just fluff them in the dryer a bit and they were good to go. But then the washer decided to quit on us. Boy trying to find a set now days at a reasonable price is hard. We did get a set finally. Then we got sold a bad bill of goods. They guy sold us a GE set, mind you we love the dryer but the washer was a different story. 
It was what they called a low agitator washer and water sensing machine. If you have never had one of these I strongly suggest you DO NOT get one. With out the agitator your clothes do not get washed well, then on top of that the water sensor does not fill up the machine full of water like you would expect. So your clothes don't always get fully wet. 
Long story short I complained and after 2 weeks I got a new washer- another GE but with 5 water levels and a regular agitator. 
Now I am happy.
But what has kept me so busy is I have been making my jewelry and getting it listed.
Here are just some of the new pieces I have listed as of late.

 Bird Watching Necklace

 Blue Mother of Pearl Silver Earrings 

 Brown Mother of Pearl Silver Earrings

 Blue & White Mother of Pearl Silver Earrings

 Brown & White Mother of Pearl Silver Earrings

 Caged Fushia Earrings

 Memory Wire Bracelet, Swarovski Crystals, Pink-Hearts

 Memory Wire Bracelet Pink-Blue

 Memory Wire Bracelet Sea Shells

 White Mother of Pearl Silver Earrings

 Memory Wire Bracelet Gold-Silver

So I hope this finds you all well.
I have been reading your blogs just haven't had the time to post myself, but 
hopefully I can get back to that now that things have slowed down a bit. 
I can't believe school has started already for some. My grand kids start the first week in September.