23 September 2010

Here's DC!

DC is a loveable "cat" who doesn't know he is a cat. He thinks he is a dog, a computer geek, and crochet expert!

16 September 2010

Long Hair

Since I now officially have long hair (a little lower than bra strap length) and I have come to realize that long hair is HOT - meaning it makes me sweat and blows in my face, I've developed a new passion: Hair Toys! I have started buying hair sticks that will make my up styles look purdy! I am also making them, too... I say that because I have the supplies and will be starting to put them together. I do have a pair of chopsticks that I cut to a size to fit my baby fine hair buns (get your mind out of the gutter peeps! LOL), sanded them down, and used them. I have also made myself a green shamrock hair fork... not the best I drew it badly so I am trying to figure out how I can  decorate it so it looks better, but I have worn it because my husband and I made it together!

So, now that I am going to be making some hair sticks and combs, once I am better at it, I bet they will make an appearance in my Etsy Shop to be sold! So keep an eye on my shop, you never know what will be popping up for sale!

http://www.aheartofmersea.etsy.com/

15 September 2010

13 September 2010

Looks like a quiet week!

I have two PT appts and the sketchfest is Friday and Saturday! This is a good thing! Due to  a very busy schedule last week, I spent most of the weekend napping.... eeeeeewwwwwww that Fibro!

12 September 2010

September Sketchfest coming up this weekend!

It is that time again: Sketchfest! This is a monthly sketchfest put on by Ellen Million Graphics. This month it is being held Sept 17-18. I will post the page when we get closer to the time it is to begin. I'm getting ready!!!!

09 September 2010

Art of Crochet by Teresa - Crochet Solid Heart

Slinky Crochet Flower

How to Crochet : How to Crochet Flowers

Inexpensive flower bobby pins

You tube overdose!

I went to look for directions on making wings and I've been saving all kinds of things here!

How to Make Your Own Hair Accessories - Feather Hair Clip

Fascinators for Special Occasions # 1 Choice Elite-Headwear

Dance of the Peacock Faerie

Snow Faerie

Renae Taylor's Handmade Faerie Wings!

How I Make Fairy Wings

Anne Hathaway Fairy Look - HD

The Fairy - speed painting by W. Bøe

Fairy Night Song

Faerie Realm..."Dance of the Wild Faeries"

In the Faerie Garden

Emilie Autumn on HGTVs Crafters Coast to Coast: Faerie wings are at the beginning of show.

How-to Make Recycled Fairy Wings, Threadbanger

08 September 2010

Character building day....

Woke up in bad mood. Firefox still won't bring up You tube. Went to PC's office to pick up Rx for blood work. Went to Dentist. Went to Lab Corp. Discovered I had left my book at the Dentist's office. Went to Eye Dr's office which just happens to be right next to Lab Corp to see if they can write an Rx for my glasses... no, too close to my yearly check-up... have to wait until November and I have to have a referal. As I was walking out of Drs office remembered I needed to have blood work results faxed to my Lawyer so went back in Lab Corp. They said they couldn't do that, I would have to go back to my PC and fill out a release form. As I was driving to Dentist;s to  pick up my book, my car tried to overheat, so I turned off AC and opened window. Dipwad in car in front of me flicked cigarette ashes out their window which came in mine and went right into my eye! (I wish there was a way we could press charges against people who do this!!!!!!) I had to keep wiping my eye which then washed all my eye make-up off so then I was walking around with make-up on one eye. Picked up my book, went to PC's office and filled out the release form. Got home and realized I had forgotten to talk to the Referal lady about a referal for the Eye Dr.

I AM OVER TODAY!!!!!!!!

05 September 2010

Incognito

Sometimes I think about some of the places that I have been to, good and bad, and wish I could go back, to be a fly on the wall so to speak and see what is going on there now. Wouldn't it be neat to be able to go to places and be incognito so no one knew who you were, thought you were a stranger? I don't know if I would like to be invisible, dress like everyone else, or be "The Lady in Black," the mystery woman. Hmmm sounds like a story plot.... Well NANO is coming up in two months, that would be a cool story to work on! (C) Story line is mine folks! It is now officially copywrited!

Another special dog!

04 September 2010

Argh that foot!

The Doc gave me a shot of cortizone last time I saw him and he said the swelling would go down in 2-5 days.... so far it has not. I am allowed to walk on it, do what I want but have to be careful. Well, walking is a bit of a challenge because the foot won't walk straight and gives me a little pain. I have put on my pedometer and am planning on trying to get in  some decent walking, well, hopefully... gotta be careful not to re-injure the foot. Start PT on Thursday. I am going to find ways to work out so I can' lose some poundage. I should have been doing more all along, I've done some but obviously not enough. Sigh. Growing physically old sucks!

01 September 2010

I'm back from the Drs.

the bone is healed but I will need therapy due to pain and swelling due to walking on it wrong, BUT I can slowly begin to start the walking and training! Thank God!

I found this interesting..... Heavy drinkers live longer....

Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?


Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2014332,00.html#ixzz0yHedVzCL

Correction Appended: Aug. 31, 2010
One of the most contentious issues in the vast literature about alcohol consumption has been the consistent finding that those who don't drink tend to die sooner than those who do. The standard Alcoholics Anonymous explanation for this finding is that many of those who show up as abstainers in such research are actually former hard-core drunks who had already incurred health problems associated with drinking.
But a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren't entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does tend to increase one's risk of dying, even when you exclude former problem drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers. (See pictures of booze under a microscope.)
Moderate drinking, which is defined as one to three drinks per day, is associated with the lowest mortality rates in alcohol studies. Moderate alcohol use (especially when the beverage of choice is red wine) is thought to improve heart health, circulation and sociability, which can be important because people who are isolated don't have as many family members and friends who can notice and help treat health problems.
But why would abstaining from alcohol lead to a shorter life? It's true that those who abstain from alcohol tend to be from lower socioeconomic classes, since drinking can be expensive. And people of lower socioeconomic status have more life stressors — job and child-care worries that might not only keep them from the bottle but also cause stress-related illnesses over long periods. (They also don't get the stress-reducing benefits of a drink or two after work.)
But even after controlling for nearly all imaginable variables — socioeconomic status, level of physical activity, number of close friends, quality of social support and so on — the researchers (a six-member team led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin) found that over a 20-year period, mortality rates were highest for those who were not current drinkers, regardless of whether they used to be alcoholics, second highest for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers. (Watch TIME's Video "Taste Test: Beer with Extra Buzz.")
The sample of those who were studied included individuals between ages 55 and 65 who had had any kind of outpatient care in the previous three years. The 1,824 participants were followed for 20 years. One drawback of the sample: a disproportionate number, 63%, were men. Just over 69% of the abstainers died during the 20 years, 60% of the heavy drinkers died and only 41% of moderate drinkers died.
These are remarkable statistics. Even though heavy drinking is associated with higher risk for cirrhosis and several types of cancer (particularly cancers in the mouth and esophagus), heavy drinkers are less likely to die than don't drink, even if they never had a problem with alcohol. One important reason is that alcohol lubricates so many social interactions, and social interactions are vital for maintaining mental and physical health. As I pointed out last year, nondrinkers show greater signs of depression than those who allow themselves to join the party.
The authors of the new paper are careful to note that even if drinking is associated with longer life, it can be dangerous: it can impair your memory severely and it can lead to nonlethal falls and other mishaps (like, say, cheating on your spouse in a drunken haze) that can screw up your life. There's also the dependency issue: if you become addicted to alcohol, you may spend a long time trying to get off the bottle. (Comment on this story.)
That said, the new study provides the strongest evidence yet that moderate drinking is not only fun but good for you. So make mine a double.
The original version of this article misidentified abstainers (people in the study who were not current drinkers, regardless of their past drinking status) as people who had never drunk. The article has been edited to reflect the correction.
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