Sunday, March 5, 2017

Gem Show--again

Spirit is fast aground these days.  Many visits to doctors (one cataract removed and several heart tests to find out all is okay), dentists (I chipped my front tooth again!), meetings and seminars, (various meet-ups plus one all day seminar for writers--published and pre-published), and lots of lunches and movies with friends. 

Daisy and I have been getting acquainted.  No, I do not want her to eat at the table, but a small piece of apple--just this once, can't spoil her, I'm sure.

Suzie and I took in one day of the Gem Show just for the heck of it.  

 I skipped the diamond earrings, ruby necklaces and emerald bracelets but couldn't resist these beads. I have no idea what I'll do with them.

All of this glitter is no longer interesting to me.  My life has become so simple  that I resent relinquishing storage space for non-necessities on the off-chance I might get invited to a soiree with Prince Harry and Meghan. 

Anyway, they will have to send the invite to Cracker Barrel or, on occasion the Casino Del Sol  parking lot, so I decided to forgo the jewelry.

No, I haven't taken up gambling but the Casino has a pretty good restaurant and a 15% senior discount on their breakfasts.  And you can't beat the price for spending the night in their parking lot.

All the same, the gem show was a fun few hours. 

Turquoise comes in many shades of --well, turquoise.

She howls at my singing but I think she'll come around eventually.

We are preparing to leave for Ft Worth the end of March.  Hooray!  I feel like it has been a very long winter but the weather this year has been fantastic--warm and inviting --perfect for playing fetch.  My plans for this coming summer are to head--very slowly--west,  and to reach Oregon in time to see the eclipse. 


  1. My health permitting, we might meet up in Oregon! I like your new canine pal. Very cute.

  2. She is a little doll--but a bit of a handful because she is still a puppy. We both need some training. You will meet her when we get to Oregon.

  3. Oh my goodness, those black kitty beads are so cute! Are they individual beads on a string that can be detached and used as single beads or are they all glued as a solid unit? (Comment From Janice)

  4. They are separate beads strung on a cord--not glued.