Friday, March 18, 2011


Whew!  Just got done with paperwork backed up to the first of March.  Why do I let it go so long!  Probably because it's not my favorite thing to do, but it does feel good to have a clean desk - at home anyway.  I have a day off from the regular job today, which is nice.  I woke up this morning with thoughts of all I wanted to get done, and thanking God that I have a home to do it all in, unlike so many people, especially in Japan right now.  My heart really goes out to those people.  Please see my jewelry website at as 10% of all sales this weekend is going to the good people of Japan.  Wish I could do more, but... remember that paperwork I was just talking about?  

Today's Things to Do and Japan

I took today off to catch up on so many things I need to do at home.  I awoke and my mind started clicking away at my list, and then, I thought about what the people in Japan would be doing today and all at once, all I have to get done isn't that important.  Like so many people, I watch what is going on overseas daily.  My heart goes out to them time and time and again.  Such a series of tragedies for one country to endure.  And while I sit in my warm home, many there are crammed into shelters, don't know about their loved ones, or have no where to go at all.  While I have been through some pretty tough times myself, and I know and believe that those times are what makes us a better person, it is still not something that I would wish on anyone at all... of any race or religion.  So, in honor of Japan, today and through this weekend, 10% of all sales from my shop shall go to the people in Japan. Hopefully someday I will be in a position to do far more.  So please visit my shop  on Etsy and let me know that you care too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A very special lady that I worked with last night to create the earrings pictures in this blog that told me I should start blogging.  I do love to write, and I love to get ideas from people, so why not?  I think these are the longest earrings I've ever made - nearly 5 inches long.  She says she can pull them off and I believe her.
At any rate, I started a blog for my original Etsy site Odyssey Creations back in 2009 and never did anything with it.  I think it scared me.  Too much public knowledge.  But I think I am okay with sharing some information and would like to meet more people with the same kind of interest.  So I posted on my Odyssey Creations blog tonight too, actually probably a more personal note.  But I hope you enjoy thoughts, my creations and if you want to comment, or leave a note, I'd love to hear from you!