Monday, October 28, 2013

The 'H' Word


I can't believe that the holidays are approaching. Rapidly! I've been getting my shop ready for them. Sprucing up my listings. Listing holiday jewelry. Thinking about a new banner. So much to do. It's always kind of odd to be doing all of this and Halloween hasn't even passed yet.

Althea goes to the vet this Wednesday to get her blood checked. Needless to say, I'm anxious to see the results. She's been acting like a young cat lately. Eating a lot and wanting to go outside. Fingers crossed that the news we get is good news.

Look for the Christmas Key Necklace, below, in my shop. I will be listing it this week.
Here's to a fab week for all.
Until next time.....
 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Skeleton Key Obcession

  
I have always loved skeleton keys. I've been collecting them for years and haven't even realized it until I was rummaging through my paint brush tool box the other day and found a few. Then I found more in my 'nails, screws, what-have-you ' tin. Let's not forget the ones in the kitchen junk drawer and the key chain full in my studio. I once lived in an old farmhouse that had a skeleton key that opened the front door. I loved that house! I also have a tin of them that I use to make jewelry with. Every time I list them, I secretly wish that they don't sell. I recently came across a set of keys with shapes that I've never seen before. I kept one and listed the rest in my shop today. And yes, I'm secretly hoping that they don't sell. You can find my skeleton key jewelry here.
Have a fabulous weekend. The weather here isn't exactly fall-like. It's going to be in the 80's. 
Until next time.....

Monday, October 7, 2013

Where I've Been



I can't believe that it's almost been two months since my last blog post. Nor can I believe that it's October already! So, where have I been?
Taking a blog break. Sometimes you just have to walk away.

We've had a very stressful two months during the time that I've been gone. Althea went in for her annual exam: check up, shots, blood work. Since she is getting up in years, we do a senior screening. Her lab report came back and it didn't look so good.
Her thyroid levels were up, so her doctor put her on hypothyroid meds. She started getting and looking sick. We took her back in to have her blood checked again. This time her thyroid was fine, but the meds were messing with her liver and those numbers were up. So we took her off the meds and took her back after a few weeks to recheck her numbers. This time the white blood cells were extremely high. And yes, I have been researching online and know that this can mean a few things. We're waiting to see what the slide shows.
She looks and feels fine. She's eating as much as normal. She's going out to the garden with me. She's napping in the laundry basket, something she used to do years ago. To look at her, you wouldn't know that something is stirring.

The fall garden is in and growing. The weather is wonderful. It's the perfect Fall.
Almost.....

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