Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Joke of the Day: Church Restoration Project

Thought you all would like this


Church Restoration Project

There was a tradesman, a painter named Jack, who was very interested in making a dollar where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time. Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration project. Jack put in a painting bid and, because his price was so competitive, he got the job. And so he started, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks, and buying the paint and thinning it down with turpentine.

Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack off the scaffold to land on the lawn.

Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he fell on his knees and cried, "Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty Voice spoke, "Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"

80 Free Swagbucks Points!

Have you heard of  Swagbucks?  Swagbucks is a site, where you can earn plenty of prizes, along with gift cards and more!

If you use Swagbucks instead of Google when searching the web, you can start winning “swagbucks”. Cash in your “swagbucks” for gift cards.  The gift card section includes cards for flowers, games, Starbucks, Amazon, and other stores!  I prefer to use my points for the $5 Amazon gift cards.  It only costs 450 points, although some people might need the cash, and opt to use the $5 Paypal for 700 points.

You can get 80 Free Swagbucks when you sign up, and it's good until April 8th!
  • Go here to sign up for your Free Swagbucks account
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Make sure you hurry!  This promo code ends 11:00am PDT on 4/8!

There's many ways to earn swagbucks!  Here's some suggestions:
  • Use Swagbucks for all of your internet searches.  Use it even for the visits you make all the time (Walmart, Target, Twitter...you never know when you will earn Swagbucks!
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  • Follow Swagbucks on Facebook, even more codes sometimes!
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  • Get 50 Free Swagbucks on your Birthday!
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Free E-book - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

A lot of us grew up with classic stories...either our favorites, to read as we fell asleep, or assigned in class, and even though we "hated" it then, it stuck in our memory, and now, we realize that it's a classic, and one that we would read again.

Some of us had the classics read to us by our parents, some of us just read it through Cliffs Notes, but eventually, we remember, and sometimes even want to share it with the next generations.

Amazon has Little Women free now, the "Kindle" edition, along with a lot of other classic stories, such as Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père, Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift...so many, i could fill a blog, just with the books. *laughs*

Here's the link: Amazon's free Little Women on e-book 

Hope you enjoy!

Freebie -- $5 coupon from Kohls (and more!)

I found this wonderful project, on how to make hair clips and hair bands. One of the links included how to sign up for Kohl's emails, and you would recieve a $5 coupon, and then 10% off of future purchase. I signed up, now am waiting for the other...

Anyway, here's the link, thought I would share...and check out the clips and hairbands! I might make a couple of clips for myself! They are cute!

Kohl's Coupon and More!

And just to show, here's the hairband that she made!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Quotes: Things I found today

Sometimes they really speak to you...sometimes they are just funny.

This is the #1 that I found today, out of some that I re-tweeted...because it fits me so perfectly:

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. (I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toy's R Us kid...)

Dear Elmo, please stop breathing I want to see what color you turn Sincerely, curious.

Two contradictory ones...*laughs*:
It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor as long as you have money.
I have no desire for money. It's stuff that I want.

At this point, I'm just scared. Because I don't want to lose you. And if I end up loosing you, I won't have anything else to live for.

I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy. I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry.

Do I actually dream in colour, or is it just a pigment of my imagination?

Some fun ones I came across today, and a couple that hit deep...hope you find something in them, also.

Friday, March 25, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Free Glasses: 3/25 at 12pm EST

I think this is the third time that they have done this, or at least the 3d time that I have seen this. Coastal Contacts is giving away 10,000 pair of free glasses. The only thing you have to pay for is shipping, which I believe is around $12, if I remember my last order.

They came VERY quickly, like a week, from when I ordered them. And they came in "perfect" timing...my son came to visit, and had wire glasses that had broken across the bridge of the nose...irreparable. As a joke, I handed him my glasses, since I was still wearing contacts, and said "here, try these on". Amazingly enough, the prescription worked for him, and saved him for 3 weeks, and is now his backup glasses.

So, at noon EST (9am PST), I would sign on...I think last time, it was very busy, and I didn't get to put in my order til around 9:30 or 9:45am. So I wouldn't wait til the last moment, but I wouldn't worry if you aren't one of the first 5 to enter, either.

So, here's the information on how to get the free glasses...hope it helps some of you!

Log In Like Them
Click On FREE GLASSES Left Side Of Page and you will get all the information
on how to get the free glasses....
Coastal Contacts

Jewelry Jokes: Just Some Misc Jokes...*smiles*

Just some jokes that I ran across today, that I thought I would share...some of these strike home. *laughs*

Never tell a woman she is wearing too much jewelry. You should always be politically correct and simply say she is "Metallically Overburdened"!

Being the most conservative guy at work, when Jo walked in the office sporting his new diamond studded hoop earring, he made quite a scene. A colleague approached him to try and question him about his unexpected fashion statement. "Don't make such a big deal out of it!", said Jo, "It's just a diamond earring!". The colleague continued: "I'm just curious to know what made you decide to pierce your ear?". Jo replied: "The fact that my wife accidently found the earring in our bed."

A lady walks into a diamond jewelry store wearing her recently purchased diamond engagement ring. She tells the jeweler: "You sold this ring to my husband a few days ago, but it's the wrong size". The jeweler quickly replies: "that's no problem, ma'am. We could get it resized for you in no time!". "No", answers the lady, "You didn’t seem to understand me. You sold my husband a 1 carat size, when clearly my right size is a 5 carat diamond!". (oh, don't we all agree with this? *laughs*

A woman shows her best girlfriend the brand new diamond engagement ring she just received last night from her fiancée. "Wow!", exclaims her girlfriend, "This is a beautiful diamond ring!". The woman replies: "Yes, it is quite wonderful. The only thing is, this specific diamond is enchanted with a curse". "Really?", asks her girlfriend. "What sort of curse?". The woman replies: "Well, my fiancée, of course!"

Hope you like them! I will hope to post more later!
Thursday, March 24, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Fibromyalgia and Other Things

I haven't really said yet, but I have fibromyalgia.  I am learning that it changes a lot of things.  I could sleep 4 hours and get up and be okay.  Some days, I needed 12...or I would sleep 10-12, wake up for 2 or 3, then go back to sleep for 3 or 4...Now, in addition to pain, especially unexplained pain in my back and shins, that can't seem to be found or "fixed", most days, I need 10-12 hours to sleep, and it's not even restful sleep, even with taking ambien.

Why am I saying this?  Because I was hoping to make this a daily journal...but it seems like some days, I will be doing a lot more, and other days, probably no posting at all, because of the time I get home. 

Hopefully, I will have time to write out what has happened/is wrong with me.  Perhaps I will find some people that have gone through the same thing.  Oh, I know...fibromyalgia covers a LOT of range of pain/disabilities, but what I will want to hope to find answers to are things like shin pain, medicines not working the way they should, Veteran's Administration (how to find out about getting disability through them), disability in general...there's a lot that I will be trying to work on.

Anyway, I can't do much right now, so I will just say "goodnight" to everyone for now.

*waves good night*
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | By: Mary Wright


3 followers!  Heheheh.  Okay, 2, cuz one is me!  Gotta take the milestones where you can!


Joke of the Day: 2 Jewelry Jokes

Okay, silly, but funny!

What do you call it when a dog eats your wedding ring?
    A Diamond in the “Ruff.”

How do you make gold soup?
    You start with fourteen carats.
Monday, March 21, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Drive By Post

Okay...had to post.  No words necessary.

Scrapbooking Misc: Digital Camera that also Stamps!

Wow...I have been collecting scrapbooking supplies, hoping to someday either get into scrapbooking, or back into artist trading cards (I think I made a grand total of 20 or so...*laughs*).

I saw this blog entry today, on another site, called "Snap It & Stamp It".  It describes a digital camera, that seems very interesting.  You can snap a picture, and it will create a stamp of the image,  find the best pixelated rasterbation, then you can stamp just about anything.... cards, letters, envelopes...I really liked the idea.  Imagine a fresh flower for every card design?  You can create unique designs, just from your own pictures.  And it does work as a regular camera.

It is called the "Stamp.y" camera....and sadly, I just found out, it's a concept.  It is currently in production by Yanko Design (as far as I can tell), who also has other concepts on the blog.  There are some very interesting ideas!  If only a quarter got made, ...wow.  *laughs*

Check out the website here:  Yanko Design

Drive By Quote

Just saw this, wanted to post, before I went to bed.

When you spend your life always being second-best, sometimes you just don't know how to react when you're finally someone's number one.

I have made this mistake too many times.  One of these days...I will learn.  *smiles*

The Bird is the Word

OMG!  Family Guy on Adult Swim right now is playing the one with "The Bird is the Word"....

I am going to be singing this for the next 3 days!!!  ARGH!!!

Deadward Scissorhands

Okay, I saw this, and I fell over laughing.  This person has some great "movie" posters,, and this was one of them.

And this one...although I don't think I ever saw them any other way:

And I so want this...although the "ladies fit" wouldn't be for me:

So...to find these, and other great items, including "unicorn poop", check out NeatoShop's "New" section here:  New Items

Check out the Matryoshkas...And just in case those weren't enough....Zombie Darth Vader and Zombie Chewbacca BobbleHeads!

Quotes: Things I found today

Wow.  Can't say much, other than found some of these, and they were really nice!  I tend to like quotes...love quotes, inspirational quotes, funny quotes...just...whatever tickles my fancy.  And here we are:

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, and I'm done playing nice.

We all have stories left untold, unheard, unsaid, and unwritten.

The difference between "like," "love," and "inlove," is "for now," "for awhile," and "forever."

Tell a girl she's beautiful, she'll believe it for a moment. Tell her she's worthless, and she'll believe it for a lifetime.  (oh, gods...Ken had, and Garth has, a handful, with this one with me).

Who do you turn to when the only person in the world that can stop you from crying, is the one making you cry?

I always wonder "What the hell was I thinking?" But now I realize that I didnt think at all...

<6 hours later, since I got involved in things like ... gasp, cleaning!...but I wanted to close this post, since there were some good quotes...and later, will add more at other times.  Never know when good ones will appear!
Friday, March 18, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Birthstone Jewelry: August Peridot

I thought I would start an occasional tromp through websites, finding beautiful jewelry.  In this case, I am choosing birthstone jewelry, and more specifically, for the first post, my birth month of August.  Giving a beautiful piece of birthstone jewelry does not have to mean just for birthdays (i.e. theirs, or their children's, or grandchildren's), but can make a creative, thoughtful gift any time of the year.  And who says gifts have to be saved for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Christmas?  Sometimes, it's more special, when it's just random.

I mainly traipse through Etsy and Artfire, when I look for jewelry inspiration, but am open to anything.  If you have a favorite, that you would like to see on here (other months...I will repeat, eventually *laughs), then send me an email at kittyn dot twins at yahoo dot com and I would be happy to look at it.

I love the tree of life pendants.  It seems like you would have to really mess up to make it look horrible, but this one is beautiful.  Copper with peridot, it says that it promotes healing.  It "fosters emotional balance, and helps us heal from past emotional wounds. It clears the path way to the heart and heals damaged egos".  ManyMoonsJewelry has created a beautiful piece of healing in this piece, and you can find it here:  ManyMoonsJewelry's BluJay Page

Wow.  This one is ...loud simplicity?  Makes a hell of a statement, just by being simple.  Faceted peridot stones wirewrapped, then dropped from simple long V earwires, these would be beautiful for both day and night.  Isn't that the best jewelry, though?  Find LHJewelryBoutique's earrings here on Etsy

Wow.  I really doubt you are going to find anything the same as this.  One huge, "raw" chunk of peridot, wrapped in gold filled wire.  I look at this one time, and see a beautiful, chunky piece that would stand out at night...then sometimes I see a perfect item for daytime, enough to offset a t-shirt and jeans, or a business suit.  One day, I will learn to wire wrap...and items like this are what I can aspire to make.  Find it here on flash12itchy's eBay web page.

I have only recently really gotten into bracelets.  I am weird...I am a jewelry maker, who rarely wears her jewelry.  But lately, I have worn more bracelets.  And I find I tend to like ones that you can "play" with.  This one falls into that category...a little loose, it will spin, you can rotate the rondelles...heck, I bet this would even layer nicely with others.  What I like about it, is that it is simple, but so many details...the twisted ovals, the wire wraps, the faceting on the rondelles...I also have a small wrist, about 6 1/4".  It's a little hard to find bracelets that fit me (and funny...the customers that I have IRL...variance of weight, yet we all have about the same size of wrist), and so I think this would be a great one, to play with.  If I only had the money *sighs* I would grab this...but you can check it out on livjewellery's Artfire site.

So...if you have a preference for the next stone, send me an email, or post a comment...It should be in a few days, so you have time to brib.....erm, ask me.  *grins*

Money, Money, Money! Three Ways I have to make money!

Well, these aren't going to make you rich...at least not overnight.  Just like anything else, these require work.  And at the beginning, these will probably be less than minimum wage.  But if you have a laptop in the kitchen, waiting for the meat to cook, so you can flip it over, waiting 5 minutes for the kids to get home from school, or those little stolen moments of the day, these are some great time fillers.

#1 - Swagbucks - A great program, and the first that I joined of the 3 I am posting on here.  You can search via their search engine, play games, trade in books, games, cellphones, watch videos, and more.  With the points you accumulate, you can choose various gift card options, or items that they have available for purchase through their points.  My two favorite options is 450 points for a $5 Amazon gift card, or 700 points for $5 to be sent to your Paypal.  You can also use your swagbucks to enter sweepstakes for some outstanding prizes, also!

#2 - Sponsored Tweets - This is the second one that I had joined ... well, and still belong to.  They use an algorithm to check your twitter account, and suggest a price range that you could set your tweets to be paid for.  You get a variety of sponsored ads to read, and decide if these will fit your follower's interests.  Of course, this means you have to have a twitter account, which I forgot to mention at the beginning of this, laughs.  They use 2 different methods, a "Cost per Click" and "Cost per Tweet" method, and will send you different ads through both of these messages.  "Cost per Tweet" means they pay you straight out, no matter how many people click on your ads.  However, if the "cost per click" average comes out below $1.50 on this, they will ask you to retweet up to 2 more times.  "Cost per Click" ads are just that.  You post, and receive depending on who clicks on them, in my case usually between 2 and 20 cents.  And when you refer someone, you get 10% of their revenue. A slight disadvantage here, is you may take your time, write up a beautiful post, then the person runs out of money in their campaign, or tries to game the system, by asking you to directly post their URL, bypassing the URL generated specifically for you.  You can earn a bit of money through this, however, they have a minimum of $50 before withdrawal, although you can pay $2 to withdraw early.

#3 - MyLikes - A very good one, in my opinion, but I am still learning it.  Still some ins and outs of it.  The most promising of it, is that if you earn over $2 in one week, on that friday, they will put the amount in your Paypal.  Granted, not a lot, but my first month, I earned about $15.  This program allows you to earn for your click, then each click coming through Twitter, or your website ad (I havent figured out much beyond the Twitter-generated revenue).  They allow you to post the ad to your Facebook account, but does not pay for them. 
     It does state that you can only post 1 sponsored like per day, and appears that you can only post each one once, or retweet someone else's ad for that same ad.  They do not remove the ad from your stream, however, if you post, and they do allow you to post more than once per day.  I believe the "posting the sponsored like" refers to that you can only earn once a day for yourself, but will earn from others.  I could be wrong, am not sure.  And this one has a different referral program...they give away an iPad a week, to the person with the most referrals starting at 12:01am Saturday, to the following Friday midnight.

Now, with the last 2, your revenue is dependent on your twitter stream, as in the people who follow you, and who are real.  It is not the best, if you have a ton of followers, and they are all fake accounts, the kind where you get 50,000 in 2 days.  You need to engage your followers...having interesting tweets, responding to others, retweeting...to show you are a real person.  Not canned information, or only ads.  It does not mean you have to be online 24/7 posting...but perhaps your specialty is your organic garden in the backyard.  Post how you made the garden riser, planting the tomato seeds, how you gathered the water in the barrel to water, that kind of thing.  Your new daughter, her health, freebies you found, that great dress you found tucked in the back of the clearance rack for $2 for her...there's a lot of topics that are of everyday interest, that people like to talk about.  And hear about.  Kindof like walking by someone talking on a public phone, and stopping and listening, while someone is talking to a friend...and then, sometimes, tossing in your own comment or suggestion, just in the international way.

I would love to hear your opinions, suggestions, and anything else you have to say about these...please leave a comment below.  I would love it even more, if you signed up...but some people don't have the time, or just choose not to do so.  And of course, if you have any more programs that you participate in, that aren't scams, PLEASE let me know...I will be checking out surveys, some pay per click programs, and the like.  Let me know of your experiences, and I may join, myself!
Thursday, March 17, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Tutorial: How to Make Castille Soap in 13 Steps

I was reading the Frugal Kiwi's blog, and found a recipe for making Castille soap.  Well, having been a person who has wanted to make soap for a long time, I read through her instructions, but was intrigued by a link to instructions that has as step 2 to get chocolate and peanut butter.  So after reading the Soap Chix's blog, I am still laughing, especially all of the singing she does to her soap.  I am wondering if by the end of the batches, her voice is gone.  But the pictures look lovely...and makes me want to consider making some.


In those rare "gee, I actually have some time moments, that I never seem to have, because I am so ADD, I keep doing 5 million things.  But...one of these days.  Especially with inspiration from people like the Frugal Kiwi and Soap Chix.

Contest: Sterling Silver Earrings

Oh my...aren't these gorgeous?

I had to show these off here, because they are gorgeous!  And if you want to enter the contest, here's the link:  Frugal Kiwi

Joke of the Day: Which Way

Loved this joke:

Trying to Take It With You

A stingy old lawyer who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness was determined to prove wrong the saying, "You can't take it with you." After much thought and consideration, the old ambulance-chaser finally figured out how to take at least some of his money with him when he died.

He instructed his wife to go to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillowcases. He then directed her to take the bags of money to the attic and leave them directly above his bed. His plan was that when he passed away, he would reach out and grab the bags on his way to heaven.

Several weeks after the funeral, the deceased lawyer's wife had gone up in the attic to clean. Coming upon the two forgotten pillowcases stuffed with cash she exclaimed, "Oh, that darned old fool, I knew he should have had me put the money in the basement."

Cheap Babysitter?

Oh, this is soooo cute!  Shows that sometimes a cat can be smarter than a human.  Or the parents realized the cost advantage of a cat for a babysitter.  I have seen them do this for a *long* time, and the cat always has that "okay, just *one* more time* look.

Drooooooools: Beads that I *love*

Okay, normally I don't look lately, because I haven't been creating, and don't have the money to buy.  I also have been in pain, not having much time to create, and keep my website up (well...I do, I get too much ADD going on, and it takes me a while to get started, so I never have the time, by the time I am ready to start, it's time for bed.  *sighs*)

But Szarka posts some beautiful beads.  She's on my facebook, so it's hard not to see her items.  She has shown a LOT lately, that would have been in my price range, if I were purchasing lately (right now, I usually can only afford about $5-10/strand...except the one time I put in an order for $300, where each strand was about $45 each...and I am STILL kicking myself for that one...bad timing, and I'm not up to that level.  But I just *had* to have the herkimer diamonds...*laughs*)

Okay, so this is the one that caught my eye today:

Aren't those beautiful Ruby in Zooisite?  Some amazing detail, and gorgeous!

So I will drool for a while, til I get back into the creative mood.  By then, Szarka will be through her 1300 lbs of beads, and I will not see anything I like then...or can afford.

Anyway, if you like beads, and want to see more, check her new products here:  Magpie Gemstones
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

For Szarka: Rainbow Bridge

When my cat Fu Leng died in RL, I made a rainbow bridge to commemorate him in Second Life.  This is a bit of very basic artwork that I made (the limit of what I could do at the time), but I hope that it will bring comfort to you in this time of need.

dang...it's in TGA....i will have to reformat tomorrow, for you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | By: Mary Wright

Hmmmm. Built Like a Brick ...... erm...yeah.

Some very....interesting pictures.  ...Not sure whether to say NC17, PG13, NSFW, or safe to look at the middle of a kiddie playground....but the person who made this did some exceptional work!


Great Calamity Kittens!

The best words I think uttered!

The Ultimate Protection!

Extreme Building...or world's smallest island?

I would say that most people complain about having postage stamp size yards, but I think a few people would trade for a view.  But it's not like you can just grab your key fob, click the button to start the car, and go...and running down to the local 7-11 would be a little difficult, especially for 3am munchies.

Etsy made another booboo...and this one isn't too light!

For those of you who have had, or have, an account on Etsy, and care about privacy...you might wish to read this article.  Etsy changed their settings, to allow names to be searchable.  Apparantly, they have changed it back, but do *you* want to be the one who's potential boss, looking through Google at your resume, finds out what kind of glass dildo you bought several years ago?


Guest Jewelry Showcase: Larimar Earrings

I went to traipse Twitter for a couple of minutes, and i just happened to see these.  Aren't these delish? 

Gods, if only I could afford them...some day, I will be able to actually MAKE them (i hope).

Larimar Earrings

Great Freebie -- Mineral Makeup!

Bare Minerals are giving away 1,000 kits over the next 6 days
ENDS  3/20/11
Includes Purifying Facial Cleanser
Firming Eye Treatment
Purly Nourshing Moisturizer Combination Skin
Log In, Like Them, Fill Out The Form

A Great Freebie for Parents!

Free Beach Nut Starter Kit
( Includes a coupon for a free box of cereal & 2 free jars of baby food)
Log in ,like them, fill out form

I hope that will help out some of ya'll out there!

Freebie! -- Great American Cookie

Now this is a nice treat to wake up to.  Looking here:  Great American Cookie is giving away cookies today.  They are featuring both new Turtle or Red Velvet Brownies, which would be so difficult to figure out which one you would want.

Since I probably won't be one of the lucky ones to stop by one today, I hope one of ya'll can enjoy one on me!


Spotlight Item for Sale

One thing I have tried to do on another blog was show off other people's works.  You are so impressed by their artistry, or at least one item, that you want to show them off.  Other times, you want to give that person a lift, to get going on their store.  There are many reasons to show off an item or two...and in this case, I want to show off an item created by a very good friend of mine.

Becca of Crazy Chain started out making chainmaille type jewelry at the same time I picked up my beading habit again, as something for us to have fun doing, while playing bingo (how DARE those bingo halls make it easier for us to spend our money, and put it in a machine, so we could do other things, also!).  I saw her go through various stages of learning and creation, frustration and AHA! moments....until today, where she makes quality items.  Her items and mine are of different styles, to affect different markets, but she has gotten a great following out here in Las Vegas.

The one item that I wished to show you, is simple, and can be done in so many colors and styles...yet this one is a beautiful copper, that will flash as you walk!

So, stop by, and check out her other wonderful beauties for yourself, and email her with questions concerning size, metals, and  colors.  She will be happy to help you out!

First Torture!

Lost on a rainy night, a nun stumbles across a monastery and requests shelter there. Fortunately, she's just in time for dinner and was treated to the best fish and chips she's ever had.

After dinner, she goes into the kitchen to thank the chefs.

She is met by two brothers, "Hello, I'm Brother Michael, and this is Brother Charles."
‎"I'm very pleased to meet you. I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dinner. The fish and chips were the best I've ever tasted. Out of curiosity, who cooked what?"

Brother Charles replied, "Well, I'm the fish friar."

She turns to the other brother and says, "Then you must be...?"

"Yes, I'm the chip monk."

First Post, and Random Jabbering

Okay, I have had some blogs, related to specific items.  My jewelry making, assorted crafts, my feelings, and other things.

However, I have just decided to start another one.  This one will cover a range of topics, emotions, etc...at least until I get going on one topic enough to open a blog just for that.

So...what topics am I thinking of?  There will be a variety, to include:
--  Health (illness, meds, mental state...gods, just about everything would fit in THAT topic)
--  Jewelry and Crafts (I make beaded jewelry currently.  I have done cross stitch, latch hook, dreamcatchers, and other things.

--  Magic the Gathering (I just got into it again, after not playing for more than 18 years.  Am currently trying to build decks, and tearing my hair out).
--  Online Money Making (a LOT of it out there is a scam...but there are a few that are true, and work.  Hopefully, I can help you, and you can help me, discover them, work them, and have fun!  I also include surveys in this, too.)
--  Freebies (they are out there...and I have gotten some great ones!  Just gotta find out when/where.
--  Contests (well, there's blogs that are dedicated to giving out items, or reporting them...if I find something I like, I will pass it along)
--  Jokes, LOLs, Funny Pics, etc (I like them...and sometimes find some great ones.  You never know when they come up...but they are fun, sometimes!)
--  Erm....should I shush up now?  I am just writing and writing...and I don't want to lose an audience on the first day.  *laughs*

Mary .... who is just slightly crazy.  *grins*