DECEMBER – MAKING WISHES COME TRUE!!!

Did your wishes come true this year? Well mine have, mostly anyway! Last month we said November was a good time to give thanks and be grateful for all we have, and for all the wishes that have come true. It's important to acknowledge our accomplishments and our blessings. This month, December, can sometimes be about…

NOVEMBER; FINDING AN “ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”

NOVEMBER; FINDING AN "ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!" November brings the start of our holiday season, and that gets us thinking about family, friends, life, and all things emotional. It can be a really rough time of the year for some. I always loved the holidays, and I never really understood how it could make you sad;…

OCTOBER – GETTING BACK TO WORK!

   …Down here October means the start of the new season… SNOWBIRD SEASON,  that is! They start migrating down here again, so we all have to get back to work! Most of us can't wait to get back to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the awesome rush of activity after the holidays when…

SEPTEMBER; PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

September has my head swirling with so many things!  This month is my last month before our season begins down here, and I go back to work full time. Whether it's a season change, a schedule change, the kids going back to school; when there is going to be a big change, we always have that…

AUGUST; A TIME TO CREATE AND PLAY!

I have really been having a good time! Most days I am happily in my workshop/office; cutting, polishing, wire wrapping, or working on the computer. I have cut up some nice materials. The creative side of me is rockin'! I have been wire wrapping some special pieces, including doublets! These are two stones wrapped into…

MAY; SEASONS CHANGE AGAIN!

 MAY; SEASONS CHANGE AGAIN!  Well, here spring is not the only season change, May starts our "down time". Things get a little quieter, a little slower, and a lot hotter! I still have four markets a week for May, but that's instead of 5 or 6. The snowbirds have all gone home, so traffic is…

APRIL IS A REAL GEM!

  APRIL IS A REAL GEM! April has a birthstone of a DIAMOND! How can you not LOVE a month that revolves around diamonds? Remember, diamonds are a girl's best friend! I have diamond impregnated grinding wheels and diamond sintered saw blades, so I like to tell people I don't wear my diamonds, I wear them…

FEBRUARY; LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Did I really just say February? Wow, how time flies! Well, we are mid-winter and mid-season here in Florida, and things are rockin'! The weather has been a bit selfish, with terrible winds, and way more rain than we should get this time of year! But I guess we can't complain, after all, we don't…

DECEMBER; “WRAPPING UP” THE YEAR

Yes we are in December already! This month has so many meanings for everyone! Religious holidays, family gatherings, traditions, the beginning of colder weather, the end of the year, and it can also be the biggest shopping month of the year! December down here means more and more snowbirds, and better and better weather! We…

NOVEMBER; FALL COLORS ARE DIFFERENT IN FLORIDA!

So, exactly how is it different? Well, we do have a change of season; the weather changes from boiling and wet to damn perfect! (yes I am rubbing it in!) People start planting the few things that didn't want to grow in the hot, hot, hot summer. The tides in the canals can get really low,…