Monday, November 30, 2009

Holidays in full bloom

Picture by Jolene Hardy
We had a great Thanksgiving:) Everybody helped out in the kitchen and Tom really enjoyed that. Josie and Sadie got a long better after a couple of hours and it was just nice:) My brother left Saturday so my other brother and his daughter are leaving today so the house will be quiet again. I must have more people over so I don't get freaked out, bad word, but I am not use to all that noise, that is what I am trying to state.

We got my wedding dress and I re tried it on with my niece's dress. I need to lose 10 pds or more cause it isn't fitting as well as it did when I first tried it on, so that is a good goal. I go talk to a realtor tomorrow and see about getting my house for sale. I am sad because I love it so but you have to give up to gain something much better:) Getting nervous about the wedding stuff too, don't ask me why but once I find a reception place, I will feel better.

Of course with so many people, no beading was done so hopefully, mom & I can get on that tonight. We have work to do:)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I just am grateful for my Tom, family,friends and others who lives I briefly touch at my day job and thru my jewelery.

Well, Jeff and his family are showing up today then Jim & Kennedy show up tomorrow:) Hopefully my dead furnance will be a cheap fix...keeping fingers crossed & praying about it!

The studio is clean...I mean clean! I don't think I have ever seen it this clean. I will take pictures and attempt to get both messy studio & clean studio side by side.

I have been working my arse off at day job and I am one pooped out monkey! I get another trigger point injection today, I am pretty excited about it cause it works!

I wish all of you and your families Happy Thanksgiving and may the Lord bless each and everyone of you:)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

wrong store name

I need a vacation let me tell you. Here is the link for the store where we sold a bunch of jewelery:

busy week

Dang, I haven't had time to do much of anything fun this week:( The folks are here and I got dad approval, so whew! A good thing, my studio is almost cleaned up and mom & I have been making new things to add to Etsy stores so check them out:

Not too much added on Viva Mexico yet but it will come. We also sold a bunch of jewelery from Copper Canyon here in Tucson! That was awesome so tonight we will be bringing more pieces there to fill in our cabinet!

Tom is cooking for Thanksgiving, poor man! Both brothers and their families except for one niece are coming to my house for Thanksgiving! I am pretty excited. Tom has met all of them except for my one brother & niece then he should be over the hurdle for awhile at least.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I am so excited...

Mom & I are beading our little fingers off...just wait till you see our new jewelery on our Esty sites:)
:) Looking forward to "seeing" you there and don't forget we extended our sale until 11/21:) Shop now for those favorites or they will be going to another home or styled into a different piece of jewelery:)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

busy swamped day

This has been too busy of was pretty awful.

The folks are here:) Tom will meet dad really briefly because he has to get home to pee the dog:)

Monday, November 16, 2009


I had a really nice weekend! Tom & I walked around the mall on Saturday and then got some DVD's GI Joe and Battlestar Galatic, in which I am so getting Tom hooked on:)

Sunday was chilling out and then back to my house I go, getting it ready for parents. I vaccumed a couple of rooms, washed the kitchen floor and cleaned a bathroom. Tonight, I do the rest of vaccumming and dusting. My studio, has a path to get from the door to the tables LOL. I know I keep promising to put these pics on here but after working most of day job on a computer, I don't like being on one at home.

I have some more jewelery on Etsy and I sold another piece:) YEA!! The sale is still on until 11/18 @6:00pm PST. Mom will be here so we shouldn't have any problems building the stores back up.

I am also going to have mom & dad pick up my wedding dress:) I am really excited, I still haven't picked the color of my bridesmaid dresses and I need to get that done soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009


There is a sale going on from 11/13 - 11/18 in both the Funky Monkey Girls shop and are the links to both shops:

I may keep adding more items to our sales list to make room for Christmas and the start of the New Year!

Veterans Day
From one veteran to another....happy belated veterans day!

hating my bank...

When my wonderful credit union merged with this evil credity union....not good things resulted. Oh, we promise you will have NO issues or problems with the merge...HA! THEY LIED! sigh. So now, I have to go thru a huge amount of hassle to get my direct depost & other things moved to another bank.

Tom's dad is leaving tomorrow early and we are going on a date:) We only get weekends to see each since we live about 30 minutes away and it is hard on weekdays to get together espically with psycho Sadie who needs puppy prozac cause she freaks when her humans aren't there and even out of her sight.

My parents are coming some time next week so at least that gives me more time to wash the floors in my house. I was hit with the creativity bug so I made some jewelery. I also have to send more jewelery to the museum and Margaret's shop.

OH, I sold another piece of jewelery at the museum!!! hooray! Plus, I need to have a big Etsy sale so I will work on that either day if possible or tomorrow if possible.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dad test

Well, it is official, Tom's dad likes me and states that I am a very nice girl! Hooray. It is always nice to have the significant others parents and family liking you:)

We went to the Celtic Faire this weekend, it was a lot of fun. Of course I forgot my sun block but no burning, yea! Then on Sunday we went to the casino here. They still allowed smoking in there and the ventilation wasn't good so yucky. Tom is so thrilled that he quit smoking cause he was stating how gross it smelled:) I lost $6.00...oh well:)

Parents are coming this weekend and a hurrican maybe be heading their way so very good timing on a visit.

I haven't been on here or Facebook all weekend so I will be doing some of that LOLOLOL...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood

We need to remember to keep the entire post in our minds and our prayers and the list of wounded and dead listed below:

Among them are Justin Johnson of Punta Gorda, Florida; George Stratton II of Post Falls, Idaho; Kimberly Munley, the Fort Hood police officer who returned fire and halted the suspect; Nathan Hewitt of Lafayette, Indiana; and Keara Bono of Independence, Missouri, Ray Saucedo, hometown unspecified; Spc. Grant Moxon, of Lodi, Wisconsin; Amber Bahr, of Random Lake, Wisconsin; Matthew Cooke, hometown unspecified; and Staff Sgt. Joy Clark, of Des Moines, Iowa.

I am sadden to hear about this yesterday and being a veteran who served in the Gulf War I, this is so very tragic and sad. Even pray for the shooting and his family.

May God keep them close.


Picture by Jolene Hardy
I did take pictures last night of the messy studio. I got busy doing some jewelery and posting it on Etsy when hmmmm, I started feeling really really tired, I looked at the clock at it was 9:30pm, I am so NOT an night owl. So, the pictures will be on here tonight, I promise.

There has to be a full moon cause we got some werid patients going on....strange.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


It is a good day at day job because we only have 1/2 day of clinic:) We usually have training or a staff meeting going on which is today.....gee how fun.

I didn't get on the computer at home at all. Tom came over to see if the dead stinkey critter was in my laundry room causing a nasty odor....nope it wasn't...hmmm. I got my dishes down and then when Tom left, I read a book. I should have worked on my studio. I will take a picture of the scary studio and post it here tomorrow which hopefully will get me motivated.....:) Big problem, not in creating mood. It will come back when it does, then the studio will look better or worse LOLOLOL!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Okay, what happened to Fall?

Picture by Jolene Hardy
Where did fall go? Did it disappear from Tucson while I was sick? That isn't fair! I love fall it is one of my mostest favorites seasons! I like the crispy cold weather, the crispy leaves and apples bought from an orchard. yumminess. Mind you, I hate the next season that comes after fall espically in Minnesota.

I was hoping for more fall time since I can go outside and don't have to worry about breathing on people.

I updated Etsy shoppes last night...please go to links below:


Monday, November 2, 2009

Back to work!

Picture taken by Jolene Hardy
I am back to work and going thru my tons of e-mails. My fever finally broke yesterday praise the Lord. I don't have a lot of time so if I can't cover it with leave, then I don't get paid for that day, which will suck.

Well, back to work.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

H1N1 sucks..

Mom's funky bracelet, the fiber beads can be bought from here...
My advice, try not to get this crap.....I got the medication in time so I feel loads better but I can't get rid of my stupid fever. If I am fever free for 48 hrs than I can go back to work. I did clean up some of the house when I was feeling better, took tons of pictures to update Etsy stores and right now, I am Sadie sitting while Tom & his dad runs around doing some errands for him and for me. She has finally calmed down a bit and now lies down by me & occasionaly gets up to see where dad is at.

I am looking forward to talking to Tom's dad somemore once I am no longer contagious.