Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This should be our last hot day for a little while. Rain expected tomorrow and much cooler temps. Tomorrow is my jewelry trunk show at House of Brews. I will be working it myself this time as everyone else has other things to do to enjoy at the end of summer.
Dr visit went well yesterday. He gave me a prescription for 6 visits of massage therapy for my arm since the physical therapy was not working. Now to find a therapist that takes my insurance and has an opening.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I went and had xrays taken on my arm. Nothing injured - just tendonitis. Which means more physical therapy and wearing this arm brace. I did get some good news on my lab test. I had a perfect score on my A1c. Very happy about that.
I had Ed from work take some picture of my earrings. He does such great work.
Today is Michael's company picnic at Riverfront Park. Free tickets to the IMAX. The movies showing are The Amazon or Tansformers.
I also need to take the dogs to the groomer.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Not much went on yesterday, I even worked through lunch. When I got home it was too hot to cook so we got a Papa Murphy's pizza. We watched the last remaining Gene Simmons Family Jewels episode that we had recorded which was the season finale.
Today after work I am meeting up at Michelle's art studio jewelry pal Kameron to discuss the upcoming show in September. I know Jeanette is going to the boat races on the last day of the month, so, I am going to ask Kameron if she wants to sell her wares on the 29th at House of Brews with me.
At lunch I went by and confirmed the arrangements for my show on the 29th. I finished the flyer using the lovely alien girl above. Still need to post to craigs list.
Met with Michelle for a few minutes after work. I met Kameron and she makes some nice jewelry. A little more expensive than what I do. She is working a craft fair in Hauser Lake this weekend, so, it looks like I might have to solo.
Hot dogs and watching Keith and Rachel tonight. Hooray for Barney Frank!!!
Wishing everyone a fab Thursday.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I am up early with arm pain once again. I have a doctor appointment this week and I am going to have him xray my shoulder and arm and see what is going on in there.
I received an interesting comment from another Spokane jewelry artist on my old blog. I'm interested in meeting this person and learn what they do and maybe connect and put together a trunk show. Check out their blog here. From their site I joined an online Spokane Crafts Group. It is so exciting to be able to converse and learn from others so my craft can get better.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
What a busy morning. After showering, I had to make the frosting to go on Maureen's strawberry birthday cake, put the pot roast in the crock pot, make lunches, finish the 5 pairs of earrings I started last night and all the other things that need to be done.
We went to Cafe Marron in Brown's Addition for lunch. It was nice. I had the turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich with the Luna salad. Even our boss, Linda, came along. It was a great lunch full of yummy sandwiches and salad and girl talk about all kinds of topics.
I signed up for 401K at work today.
When I got home the pot roast was done and oh so tender. It will make wonderful burritos tomorrow with our homemade salsa.
I'm working on jewelry tonight.
Have a fab Wednesday.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
It's finally Saturday. A much cooler day. Looks like we had rain overnight.
We do not plan on going anywhere special this weekend. Just working on projects around the house. I think we plan on rearranging every room in the house. The first room of attack will be the upstairs bedroom, which we call the green room. At least we will not have to paint because I love the 2 color greens of that room. The closet will be for Michael's clothes. Need to move his desk and desktop computer in there and a work table.
Movie for this weekend is Inkheart. Dinner will be smothered pork chops, fresh green beans (more from Joyce's garden - thank you Joyce) red potatoes and peach tea.
I have jewelry orders to make and deliver, a birthday present to mail and alot of odds and ends of a never ending to do list to complete.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I am up early, as usual. The air conditioners remain on because it never really cooled down last night.
I made BLT's with a tomato from the garden. So good. We watched the movie Taken last night. Liam Neeson is another actor who does not make a bad movie.
I have alot to do before we head out for Coeur d' Alene this afternoon.
This afternoon we drove over to Coeur d'Alene and met up with Joyce & Bill and Irene & Joe for dinner at Wagner's Hofbrau. It was not as good as when I went before. The place was very clean and the food smelled so good. But the gravy on my hot roast beef sandwich was much to be desired. But the ride out in the country to and then back home was great. The air is pretty smoky/hazy. Must be alot of fires going on. It is definitely fire season here.
The DVR box did its job while we were gone and recorded True Blood. As always this episode was awesome and left me wanting more.
Early to bed for me because I have an early morning appointment at the physical therapist. My arm is still giving me trouble.
Hope everyone has a great week.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have started a new blog today. I did not like where the old blog was going and wanted a new start. This blog will be more about where I live and my business ventures. I hope you will bookmark me in your favorites and visit often.
Today in Spokane it is hot as hell. It is suppose to get up to 100 degrees. But as our fearless leader always says, "You can't shovel 90 degree and above weather." So true. And we did enough shoveling last winter for a lifetime.
The tomatoes in my garden are turning red and we have made our first BLT's. Is there anything better than homegrown tomatoes? My friend, Joyce, gave me a sack of fresh green beans from her garden. We cooked them up with red potatoes and a little bacon and served them with a ham steak and biscuits. Now that was a feast.
We are taking our dogs, Lady and Sammie, to The Yuppy Puppy for a day of grooming and pampering. We have been going there for a few years now. I love the owner, Aquila, and her staff. They always make my dogs look great.
Yesterday I got a voice mail from Charlie at Hollywood Video on Division letting me know we have a free video to pick up. I will need to peruse through the listings and see what we might want to rent. We saw an excellent movie this week, Appaloosa. A great cast and a good story. The story was about friendship. Does Viggo make a bad movie? I don't think so. If you like westerns, I recommend this one highly.
After leaving the pups off for their day at the spa, we drove out west to Airway Heights. We stopped at the Walmart Supercenter. I bought some more small plastic bags for jewelry and a pair of crimp pliers. We decided to have lunch at the Buckhorn Restaurant. The place is like an old log cabin and has been in business for 60 years. Not fancy, just a bar and grill with red checked tableclothed tables, no air conditioning, just a big ol' fan blowing to keep the patrons cool. All around the dining room they had western paintings that were for sale. I saw one I really wanted to buy. It was of an indian village with a paint horse. It would look perfect over our fireplace mantel. Maybe next time is what I decided. We both ordered the steak sandwich with fries and we both agreed it was good and we would like to try the place again.
We still had time to kill so we drove back to town and went to Hollywood Video. I met Charlie, who was as cute as can be, and we picked out 2 movies. Inkheart and Taken. I was very pleased to know both movies were free.
By the time the movie picking was over it was time to go back and pick up the pups. Talked with Aquila for awhile and then headed back out into the heat. Stopped at the corner mart and bought 2 bags of ice and some Miller Beer for Michael along with 3 Lotto quick picks. Wish me luck.
This afternoon I will be spending time making bracelets down in my cool and quiet studio.