Friday, March 20, 2009


Can you say, IT IS FINALLY FRIDAY!!! What an up and down week it has been!!!!!

It's been a very roller coaster week. Last post was about my brother and his kidney stone. Well Tuesday we went back to ER because it was even worse and they confirmed it was a 3mm stone. He is at home and is waiting dreadfully of course to birth this thing. Poor guy! He has been through it this week.
Although it has been the typical crazy week in the Land of Jennifer, we have received some great news as well that I wanted to share. For those of you that are familiar with The Craftmen's Guild of MS know that you can submit your medium for review and consideration to become a member of the Guild twice every year. This to me is a very great honor and has been a goal of mine for over a year. This year I decided I was going to submit and at least use the results as constructive criticism. Well I went to a preparation class they held in February that gives guidelines and informs you on what they look for, how to fill out paperwork, and other very general information about the process. I left there not feeling 100% confident about submitting for the March review. We the night before submittal, I started and finished my last piece, almost convincing myself not to do it. I decided I should anyway, because if I did not, it would be that much longer before I got direction I may need. Again, I was using this as a learning process completely. Yesterday I received the letter in the mail from the review......... DRUM ROLL, please.....
(by the way..For those of you that are not familiar with the Guild should definately come check it out. It is located in Ridgeland and you can walk the gallery for hours and be so amazed at the talent that is collected in one small room)
What a shock this was for me. I truly, truly was not expecting this at all. I was very anxious to receive advise from other Guild members and experts in this field. Needless to say, I am so very excited. Still in happy shock a bit though. This for me is really huge because it actually is a goal of mine and with it happening, it encourages me and makes me realize that my goals are obtainable with help and hard work!!! Speaking of help, I am very appreciative and so very thankful to those people who push me and support me and that I lash out at from time to time when I realize if there were 72 hours in each day, I would still have not enough time.
Other news.. This is a "Proud Parent Moment". Also in the mail yesterday, I received an official letter stating that my 10 year old daughter has been selected to represent her school as a Jr. Nation Young Leader Scholar and recognized as one of the Nation's top 5th/ 6th grader. She has been invited to attend a conference and all. This is an amazing opportunity for her and will be an incredible experience. People like Al Gore and Leader of the Peace Corp. were elected for this in their time. I am so proud of her!!!! She deserves this so much. She really is a good girl and has such natural potential when it comes to things like that. That I had to share being as proud of her as I am.
So that's about it, please continue to check out my prayer list over on the side. Please pray for Jason and his mother. They need every prayer they can get right now going through these days.
O! I am putting up another side note about my upcoming shows.
Well, have much work to do. I hope that you all enjoy the beautiful weekend. Until next time...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is this Monday over YET?

...and these are the days of Jennifer's land!

It has been a very typical and CRAZY Monday.. I am ready to be done with the day! I would say start it over but that is just taking a chance to have another day like it. The weather is very suitable for this Monday for sure. Woke up late, rushed around and you know what kind of hair day that makes for. So the new "do" is not looking so hot. I'm not a vein person whatsoever so I can get over that. I just had two root canals a little over a week ago and guess what... my other tooth started hurting this weekend and it is so painful, I' am ready to pull the thing myself with tweezers. I put a call into the dentist and still have not heard back from them. In the meantime my lil' bro calls and tells me he is in severe pain I need to come get him. Get to the house and he is INDEED in some major pain. Never seen him like this before, ever... which made me somewhat nervous. Take him to ER and they tell us to wait in waiting room. When we walked in there we realized we probably should have brought a pillow, dinner, and our PJ's and probably breakfast for when we would be still waiting tomorrow morning. He is whaling out because he is in so much pain. Well after being there about an hour, the pain eases up and almost completely ceases. We waited to see if it would come back and you know how the typical male is... "it's gone, lets go". It crossed my mind he may have just passed a kidney stone so I call our regular doctor to see if they can test for that. They can so off the the regular doctor he goes. All this before noon! Can you hear the ulcer forming??? HAHA! Hopefully that is all that is wrong with him and the worst is gone. I am just glad he is ok for the moment and not in such severe pain.

Other than that... life is good. I got a bunch more jewelry done this weekend. Got accepted in a big show coming up which is my first juried show and I am excited about it. So VERY VERY close to getting it all back in the stores which will be a big relief for me. That is about it. Never a dull moment in Jennifer land... Oh! and believe me, it's is own little island. hahahha! Well I wish everyone a good week and until next time....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I had a crazy experience yesterday and I must share. To some it may not seem to be a big deal, but it was something I am proud and very happy I did. Well, where I work we are building a water tower. One of my first assignments for my job was to re-type the specs on this thing, which took close to a year. I learned some interesting things along the way. This is being constructed where I have to pass it daily. It’s been amazing watching this thing being built. We had an inspection on it yesterday and I asked to go along and meet some of the people I have been working with on it and to see it up close. Well, I actually got to climb it. All the way to the top; 150 feet of stairs inside this massive thing. I did not think it was a big deal until everyone kept questioning me if I was sure about climbing. I decided to do it anyway. I climbed with the inspectors. It was not easy at all, but man was the view on top of it incredible and well worth it. The inspectors and the welder I climbed with were SUPER to me. This something they could have done in a less than an hour, but they stuck with me because I was determined and we will just say that it was more than a hour getting up there. When I finally got up there, I did not want to get down. I tried talking the welder into adding a secret elevator that I could use as a “get-away spot” after it was filled. Maybe I should have written that in the specs myself. HAHA! Anyway, the entire experience was great and if you can believe it or not (I can’t for sure) I am not ever stiff this morning. I got a bit of a headache from getting so hot climbing, but that is it. I did take a few pics that I thought I’d share.

What a view!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ok Mom.... I am Back!!!

So I get a phone call from my mother and she tells me she is tired of pulling up my blog and "It's Monday Again" everyday. I told I know that I have been a disgrace to the blogging society for a little bit, but I will make up for it. PROMISE MOM!!!! So I will give a run-down on what's been going on in my world lately.. Have been working on my jewelry, trying to get everything ready for the stores and upcoming shows. OF course there have been a Zillion and 1 interruptions of some sort. Imagine that. Still fighting with Doctors to get my son seen by someone so we can figure what is going on with my little fellow. This has been majorly frustrating!!! I do not understand why you have to beg a doctor to check out someone. I even have insurance. It's crazy, but I have just about had my fill of it... so if you see me on the nose making a ruckus, just smile and say I KNOW THAT CRAZY WOMAN!!! Hopefully it will not come down to that, but hey.. A mom has to do what a mom has to do, right?
This weekend I nursed NOT ONE, BUT TWO root canals I got Friday. What misery.. It hurt even worse when I had to write the check for them. All the pain medicine in the world cannot help take the edge off that pain. Still have another one to do!!!! YUCK!!! I was glad to get them over with however, the yogurt diet was getting very old very quick!!!
I also wanted to mention that I have some info on some great craft shows. I have been getting the apps prepared and submitted. If you would like this info, let me know and I will pass it on.
There is the basics of my life in the past couple of weeks, leaving out a detail or two here and there. I will have to spend the next day or so just catching up on my reading as well.
ONE MORE THING. I am ready to do the book give-away. I won the first book that Pickles on Pizza gave away and promised to pass it on. Took a little longer than expected, but better late than never. I will post those details in the next day or two so be looking for them. It's a great book!
Well.... until next time... and I love you MOM!