Katred~Thank you! I know what you mean. Our local stores have been starting to carry more fashion jewelry as well as some nice sterling pieces so it is a bit dangerous being so close to me, but I've been really good so far! I also love hats. I love the fashions of the 40's, 50's and early 60's, when women wore suits or pretty skirts, pearls, matching gloves, hats and purses, and red lipstick! Everyone always looked so finished compared to now. My only thing is that I have bangs that are bouncy and some hats squish them down!
heart~Sorry to hear your blog was down. That must be frustrating when you are ready to be creative and share and everything gets put on hold. Techy things are great when they work, but we freak out when they don't! And remember, a day is only as monotonous as you make it! You have all the power inside of you to make it extraordinary! Watch a really good movie, paint your nails a colour you love, walk or drive somewhere safe where you can enjoy nature at its best, have a candlelight dinner at home, pulling out your best china and play classical music in the background. Drink out of crystal, even if you are having milk! I do things like this almost every day and it really makes life romantic and fun, even in the everyday little things!
Lou~Almost every necklace is from specific moments. The locket from my wedding, the citrine necklace was a gift from my husband when we were dating. Others and my rings are from birthdays, Christmas or Anniversary gifts. Not every year or every time, but when we can afford to splurge a bit. See the perks of being married for 19 years? Ya get more stuff!. My husband says I have as many crosses as Buffy does. I am also someone who finds something she likes and wears it a lot, but now I enjoy mixing it up a bit more!! And I am a bracelet and ring freak. I don't wear a lot of dangly earrings because my ear lobes are thin and I am afraid of the pull and ripping. They have to be light and I only wear them for short periods of time. On the whole, I am pretty picky about my jewelry! Gosh, though, Nordstrom has some gorgeous fashion jewelery. We walk by it every time we park there when going to the mall. And I start to drool! This coming Christmas/birthday my goal is to finally find a nice bracelet or two of real gold. I have a lot of sterling silver, but I love gold and would love to find the perfect gold bangle or two. Gold is so high right now, though, and that is what makes me hesitate for now.
Yesterday was such a busy day, but I got a lot done and hope to get more done today. My husband has to go into work today (he hasn't worked from there since November) and they are closing the office in a month, but his new boss is coming up from Florida and meeting everyone. Already he is finally realizing that they have way too much work and all the layoffs have him and his co worker each doing the work of about 5 people. He cannot believe we never get vacations anymore because there is too much workload, no raises, no time to come up to breathe. So today hubby gets to tell him all the woes of work. Apparently he spoke to the other woman yesterday in VA and said he was going to try to get more people hired to lessen the workload and promote my husband and the other woman. So please, everyone say a prayer. My husband works about a 12 hour day, doesn't know when to walk away from all of this and take a break, and it has become an obsession. He used to take 2 weeks of vacation time during the year so we could do home/yard improvements and tour houses, go out to eat, etc. We never have time anymore. It is really a bad way to live. All work, no play. So I am crossing my fingers that something good will come of this change. And on a happy note, I ended up selling 400.00 of decks yesterday, so I am very pleased and still have so much to get through. It has come to the point where I only want about 50 decks and even trickle away at that. Still a long way to go, so this isn't happening by June 1st! Hopefully by September 1st! I want it done before the holiday season! And I am running on 5 hours of sleep. I am sooo taking a nap this afternoon, or crawling back into bed this morning!!! :)