Thursday, September 18, 2008

Getting Some Breaks!

Since I have stopped being a teacher to be a full time jewelry maker, things have been looking great! I just found out that I will be in the Concordia Publishing House Spring catalog! I am very excited. They are thinking the may be ordering a few hundred 23rd Psalm bracelets. We are also working on a charm for the Luther Rose bracelet. If it works out I will have that bracelet in their catalog too!

I am also on a new website! You can find two and soon three of my bracelets at I am currently on the front page at the bottom! I thank God for the blessings of these new accounts.

Soon you will also be able to find me at the Kentucky Chapter of Susan G. Komen's website. I let you know when it is up and running!

Thanks to all of you that have shown me support as I venture out into this world of jewelry sales! If you need a great gift, order from my new accounts :0)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama

How do you argue this?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Heritage Weekend

The sacred weekend is quickly approaching. For those of you who don't live in these here parts, the world stops for Heritage Weekend! What is the big hype about you ask? Tractors, old ones, crafts, sort of, and food....lots of food!

I have already started to contribute to the food. Monday I picked chicken off of SEVERAL cooked chickens. This will be turned into dumplings for our dinner there on Saturday. Today I turned in 10 lbs. of cooked and peeled potatoes that will be turned into German potato salad that is sold all weekend at our Thrivent booth. Tomorrow I will be baking 4 pies that will be sold at the Thrivent booth and our dumpling dinner. Saturday I will cut pies in the morning, serve German potato salad in the evening and man the P.T.L. booth in the afternoon. Sunday Rich will lead worship at the park and we will work in the Right to Life booth in the afternoon. Ben will also walk up and down the sidewalks at the parade selling soft drinks for the Cub Scouts! It is such a busy weekend. It does raise a lot of money for our church though. That is a helpful and wonderful thing.

Friday we just enjoy the place, we don't work. We will go to the princess contest to see little Emma! We are hoping she will win! Usually it is our night to have some great fair food. I am not sure my tummy will approve of the fair food this year. I will have to play it safe.

I will let you know how all of this craziness goes!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Elephant Show

While at the zoo on Saturday we visited the elephant exhibit. Of course we did. We always do. This is and has always been Ben's favorite. It is especially fun these days because they have a one year old elephant named Scotty. He is so very cute. On the way out of the zoo on Saturday we just happened to stumble upon the elephants, all lined up, with trainers. We thought it looked like a possible dental exam. We were wrong. Soon, the elephants all lined up, hooked their trunks and tails and started putting on a show for us! That little Scotty is quite the ham! What a treat!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My How Time Flies!

On Saturday we spent the day at the Louisville Zoo. It was a beautiful day! Rich's family was in town for the play, and we all went and had such a great day! It has been our tradition to take a picture on the big stone rhino statue any time we go to that zoo. I thought I would post the one we took on Saturday and one from five years ago! My how they all have grown! Thanks for the great day Heinz's and Winkle's!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Our Star!

Last night Ben had the leading role in our school's 5-8th grade play. It was "Comic Book Artist". Ben was a janitor that really wanted to be a comic book artist. He stumbled upon a magic pen that made everything he drew come to life. He created many superheroes. Then, he had to find a way to fight a villain that had been created. He was then given, by the narrator, a magic eraser, and he became "Eraser Man" and saved the day!

Our son was a superhero to us last night. He did such a great job! We were so proud of him. The month of practicing 109 lines really paid off. I am so thankful that Mr. Oberdieck had faith in him and gave him the part. He did such a great job. Actually, everyone in the show did a great job! We are glad he has found interest in the stage! Way to go Ben! We love you!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend, when I was growing up, back in the day, was HUGE to me! My best friend and neighbor, Peter Reynolds, would pair up with me to help Jerry's Kids! We went from door to door. We had a backyard carnival. I lived and breathed to hear what the magic number was going to be at the end of the day! I loved helping out! I felt I was doing something to help make a difference in the world. The telethon doesn't seem to have the importance that it used to. I feel sad about that.

This Labor Day Weekend we went back to my home town of Centralia, IL. My mom was going to attend her 60th class reunion. We took her so she could go. We stayed with my Aunt Beth and Uncle Wayne. I love being at their house. They have this WONDERFUL screened in porch. I just love to sit out there. We do breakfast there every morning. It is so very peaceful. I am envious of their porch. I would love to have one someday. I would really like to sleep out on the porch, but my Aunt doesn't seem to like the thought of that idea. Besides, they live near a set of railroad tracks. Who knows how that could keep you up at night!

We attended church in the church I grew up in. It has changed so much. We did not do a bit of liturgy! We prayed the Lord's Prayer, said the Apostle's Creed, and their pastor said the Words of Institution. The congregation picked the hymns they wanted to sing. The pastor waltzed around the altar area as he told stories, I mean preached. It just was not my style of worship. I hate to say that I didn't really feel like I had been to church.

It was a nice relaxing weekend. I made some jewelry and read a book. We all needed a slow paced weekend such as that one! It was great. I cannot wait to be on the porch again!