Thursday, May 27, 2010


I've been thinking today about the strangers that come in to our lives for just a brief time maybe just a for a minute or two, and give to us words of wisdom that last a lifetime.

The two instances that I remember seemed unimportant at the time but now, many years later, I am still thinking of them.

The first stranger came to me when I was a young wife shopping for citrus fruit - she told me to look for the heaviest fruit, because it had the most juice. Simple, yet not something I had considered before.

I thought of her today, a good eighteen years later as I was trying to find the heaviest lemon at Shaw's.

About fifteen years ago I was trying to hurry my little girl along as she washed her hands at the mall, seeing a line behind us. Another wise stranger said that she had as much right to have time to wash her hands as the adults did. Of course! So simple why didn't I think of that? I think of her even now when my young son needs time to accomplish something and people are waiting...he gets as much time as he needs :)

Thank you wise strangers!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This has been on my mind for some time now. If the people of Haiti had had more assistance from the world at any time in the past hundred years..would their buildings have been stronger? Would so many have died in the rubble? It seems they have been ignored and left to their own devices for so long and now the forces that be are vowing to build them up strong. Of course it's after the fact...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Haven't Been Here In A While :)

Hello Everyone, I've been away from my blog and my Etsy shop for a while and I've missed it so.
I'm happy to announce that I now have many lovely new items in my shop and am also having a big sale in honor of my Birthday (I can't believe I still get excited about my birthday!) on the 9th.

I am sending a free pair of earrings with each order to my blog friends too! Just convo me "blog" in message to seller :)

Also, I hope that you will follow me on Twitter (and I will follow you!)

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Thought For Today

"When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will."
- Abraham Lincoln.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Beautiful Swirl Treasury!

A big "thank you" to Doodlage Doodlage.Etsy.Com and for including my hammered swirl earrings in her beautiful treasury :)

Check out her shop, she is an amazing artist!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Our New President

Very soon we will have a new president. There is so much hope surrounding this man. People all over the world see him as someone who has overcome great odds to become Commander and Chief of the United States of America. Now, Americans of all ethnicities can look their children in the eyes and tell them with certainty "You can become president someday, you can aspire to greatness."

Would Obama be where he is today without the upscale eduction he was so blessed to have? The odds are unlikely. Hopefully better educational opportunities will come to our children in the future regardless of what neighborhood they live in or how much money their family has. Who knows how many more presidents or secretaries of state are out there just waiting for their chance?

And now, heres Bono because what's a blog without Bono?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I love Beaker!

What's a blog without the muppets?