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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Computer Withdraws 8(

Hello everyone,I so missed ya!Last Friday morning I turned on my beautiful laptop only the screen had no picture(oh this is not good)Dark screen I started to panic.LOL.Then I remembered I am still under warranty THANKS DELL!Saturday morning I realized how addicted I was to my PC I felt so out of touch without it.No tweeting I truly missed my Facebook  friends,and of course it kind of put a hold on my listings.Anyways of course I got a lot of other things done with the down time.LOL Yes there is a bright side to everything.I made several new earrings and I managed to take 300 pictures or so.I  also got caught up with the laundry(this rarely happens in my home) lol.Monday the tech arrived with new motherboard and monitor in hand he installed them quick and was gone in less than twenty minutes man I was impressed and thankful. I made it through computer withdraws and I promise to spend as much time being productive as I spend on my computer.LOL I am so excited that tomorrow is September. I love the fall and I will start sharing my Fall Creations (If my PC allows)now I need to go read and catch up .Have a great day full of Blessings 8)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Is Over 8(

          I am not certain how it happened but I woke up yesterday and summer was over.I put my pre-teen girls on the bus and started thinking how fast everything was changing and how we didn't do all the things we wanted to do this summer.Well I guess that's probably something I have in common with just about everybody.LOL We did have a great summer and we are blessed ! Now that I have a little more time I am going to spend more time writing and promoting other handmade artists.I will start by having Talented Texas.I want to introduce some of my local friends that are also taking part in this handmade movement.I am going to start it all off September with a giveaway,details to follow soon.I will also start Featured Artist Friday and share some amazing handmade artists work from all over the world .I am excited to learn about and share some different craft techniques.I am going to start sharing more of my Texas road trips also.So come back soon and visit.I hope you have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Day Off 8)

Hello,here it is Thursday already.I took my girls to meet the teacher night last night,they are all set Monday morning we can let the games begin.LOL  They are excited.I am home today I am gonna work on pictures of course.I am pretty sure I have a few more things on my "to do" List,I am not gonna push myself to hard today.I am starting to feel the fall coming.Fall is my favorite.Well I just wanted ya to no what was going on with me I am gonna get busy.I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Unjust Health System Makes me MAD!

Hello My friends! I was hoping you would lend me your ear because I have something I would really like to get off my chest.My oldest daughter was due for booster shots.I made her an appointment with our family physician.We have Blue Cross Blue shield Insurance on our girls.We dropped mine a couple of months ago ,we couldn't afford to keep it up any longer.They tried to double our rates on me from 200.00 to 400.00 a month.I haven't had any claims or anything so I was pretty upset.Well long story short we had no choice but to cancel it all together,my husbands and my sales are down it has already been a struggle to stay a float.Anyways I took my daughter in yesterday thinking 30.00 co-payment and she would be good to go,but of course it wasn't so easy.They had me call and see if the shots would be covered.This is the part where I got really upset.If you have insurance the shots were about $180.00 each plus doctors office charge over $500.00 for the two shots.Yes that's right $500.00.I was shocked, angry and confused.We pay over $200.00 a month for insurance on them for over ten years we have never filed a claim.The insurance said they would only pay 300.00.It turns out if you don't have insurance they can do a state Shots across Texas for $14.00 a shot plus Dr's visit. So of course I filled out the appropriate paperwork and after three hours at the doctors office Angela was given her shots.I learned that you are better off telling them you don't have insurance you get off a lot cheaper.I think this is shameful,disgusting down right WRONG. I am not sure how our society has gotten so messed up.I am not sure that there is anything I can do about it, but When it comes time to vote I will definitely pay attention to these issues.Mean while  I will pray that our unjust health system will get an overhaul it well deserves,and I do not get sick worrying about it because I can't afford to go to the doctor.Thanks for lending your ear.I do feel a little better now.I would love to no how you feel about this.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

End of Summer 8(

I have to tell ya this is my least favorite time of year.My girls are ready to go back to school but I will miss that little bit of extra time we get together.They are growing so fast,and the summer's are getting shorter .Of course the fall is my favorite time of the year I love the cool mornings,the fall colors the Holidays are coming fast. I have added back to school specials in my shops as well .I have a few more chores to get finished before summer is over and I am excited  about some projects I have planed for the fall.I have some beautiful new accessories to share with you.soon.I am gonna go make the best of the next to weeks with my girls.I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer as well!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday 8)

Monday already?I am still waiting for the weekend.LOL yes It was my turn to work the weekend at Buffalo Nickel and we were busy8) I am working today(New computer systems should be interesting to say the least)  and karate tonight, wow I am tired just thinking about it.LOL I will make it through  with a smile if it kills me!LOL Well I am gonna see how many turquoise earrings I can create before I go to work. I hope you have a fantastic Monday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

All Caught Up! LOL

I have had a great week so far.The tournament went great no injuries to report.Yeah! I will absolutely work harder at it this session.I had the last couple of days off.I have been doing housework and paperwork and of course more housework.When I was changing my daughter's bed I found a huge scorpion. I killed it ,no I don't feel guilty I wouldn't have been able to sleep knowing it was in my house .I had no desire to capture it either.My girls are so curious so I let them look them up and they found this article that makes me want to give up our Texas Parks and Wildlife pass.To all my friends that want to come visit me bring a torch for your own safety.LOL

Texas Caver Catches 65 lb Scorpion!
The Associated Press
Jun 24 2000 9:48PM ET
 
Western, Texas (AP) - Local Caver Bill Bentley caught an unbelievable 65 pound Scorpion during a camping trip and was captured on film by a friend with a digital camera! Experts believe that this is the largest Scorpion ever caught by man on record. Largest Scorpion ever caught! (COPYRIGHTED) "Top Scientists will want to study it". said Texas Parks & Wildlife Ranger Lars Wilthorp in an interview on Saturday.
``This is one biggest finds of the century!'' was the word heard in the small West Texas town of Notrees, Texas where the huge Scorpion was caught. Mr. Bentley will have it stuffed and mounted and available for display soon. "This will make a nice addition to my collection" said Bentley in an interview with reporters shortly after the catch. Mr. Bentley has a the only stuffed and mounted Jackalope and 9 foot high Roadrunner in his unique collection.
It is not known if there are any more giant Scorpions in the area, but they have been known to travel in packs of 3 to 4.

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This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca
POOR PEOPLE ?

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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