Monday, March 30, 2009

Us Trendy...

An email I received today:

Hey Tracy, I came across your profile on ArtFire, and I would like to feature your work. I'm part of a new project, Us Trendy, for aspiring fashion, accessory designers and artists. I think your handmade items are great. We are also connecting designers and artists to buyers and retailers. If you are interested then: you sign up, upload your work, and then let me know so I can be sure your work is highlighted and properly featured. Also, we have a store that you can sell your work in. Let me know when your work is up (email: xxxxxxxx) so I can feature it on top of our fashion page. Check it out at Let me know if you have any questions- Thanks! :)

I am not dumb and I am sure this was sent to alot of people, but it still made me feel good. I joined up there and it is kind of cool. My only problem now is finding enough hours in the day to handle all my sites. lol hmmmmmm thinking I take on way too much sometimes. But, it keeps me out of the pubs!! lmao

So here is my Us Trendy:
if you have a minute drop by and leave me some 'stars'...5 would be nice!!
If you join up too, tell them tracy from a fabulous flair sent ya.

As always...Blessings to all!

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~Twyla Tharp

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Ashley...

For the past two nights my left ankle and foot have swelled up pretty bad. I have small ankles and skinny feet. lol So, when it happens it is quite obvious. It happens from time to time due to circulation and the fact I mostly sit. But it has been a while. I think, right now, it is due to the fact I sit for such long periods of time making jewelry.

So, Ashley has forbidden me to sit too much today. She gets very nervous when she this stuff happening to me. So, she has just informed me that I have been sitting for long enough and now it is time to lie down and put my legs up!!

She is so very cute!! So I am off for a bit. Will be back later on!

The family is a haven in a heartless world. ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

Friday, March 27, 2009

Life moves too slowly, yet much too fast...

So many things go on in my mind and more and more I have a hard time of prioritizing them.

I can never seem to find the time to just sit and make jewelry. I get so caught up in organizing it all that by the time i am done with that there is no time left. Then when i have the time the motivation goes buh bye!

We are still waiting to find out if the actors will strike. They and the producers need to make up their greedy minds one way or another. So many are losing their homes due to the BS between the two. The actors are not working much while the 'talks' go on, so there is no work for all the 'little' people and they are suffering. While the actors live off residuals and have health insurance, all the people that make it possible for them to work are hurting. I would love to see the 'actors' rigging their own lighting and doing set design. PUHLEEZE!! Drop a light on em I say. My good friend is about to lose her home due to the slow work. Her hubby is a driver for movies etc. They have 4 kids for God's sake. Get over the greed, and get back to work!! They are really pissing alot of people off!! Get in new actors and get rid of the old has beens...

And why the hell are the bank presidents that screwed us still in command? Why do they have their jobs still?? Fire their asses and hold them accountable!! As for Congress...what the hell are you doing to our country?? I cannot even talk about the incompetence of many of them. Taking from our seniors, our kids...they should be ashamed. Stop lining your friggen pockets and do the right thing. AS IF that will happen. The greed and the power of our politicians is so disgusting. They go along with out Insurance companies and drug companies. How the hell do any of these people sleep at night?? Probably like babies, as they do not give a shit about those they work for!! Our fore-fathers are certainly turning over in their graves. WE the People for the People...

Please President Obama, save our Country and show the strength you so spoke about. Do not become like them. Get rid of those that wish to only line their pockets and watch the 'people' suffer from their ivory towers!!

PHEW, that felt good. Sorry to ramble...

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. ~Richard Armour

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A Feel Good Site - Kindness Corner!

Have you ever seen someone do something nice for someone else...just because? Have you ever done something nice for someone else...just because. In a sense, paying it forward.

People do these things all the time, but do we really hear about it? Not so much. Why? Because kindness is not news, kindness does not sell.

There are those who want us to hear about it, for no other reason than to make us feel good...give us hope.

My good friend Amy is one of those people. So, let's get involved, let's let us all show kindness to another. Drop by her blog and sit back, relax, and enjoy a smile and see that kindness does still exist!!
Click the pretty button below to stop in...tell her Tracy sent ya!
Click Me!!

Blessings to all!!
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Natasha Richardson - A Tragic Loss

I am so deeply saddened by her untimely death. For some reason this has touched me deeply. Maybe because we are the same age, our children are the same ages, we were married a year apart. I know, not all that uncommon. But I have no other reason to feel so 'hurt' by her death.

I think it has to do with how it happened, a freak accident. So not fair. She was a vibrant woman with so many more things to do, plays to be in, movies to make. She had a very loving husband and two handsome teen sons. I think I respected her so due to low-key attitude. You never heard the tabloids going after her marriage to Liam Neeson. They were not the media chasers that so many are. They kept a private life, yet had a wonderful public life. That is so very rare these day with 'stars'.

She was from a fabulous family of great actors, yet did not use it to make her way. She was such a 'lady'. And 'ladies' are so hard to find now-a-days in our female 'stars'.

I really am tired of hearing, "It was just her time." I really hate hearing that. Why, why was it her time? Why not the people in prison for doing heinous things? Why was it her time? There is no good reason that it was her time. What it is, it is a terrible tragedy, a freak accident that should not have happened.

I send blessings and my healing thoughts to her family and those who loved her. I pray she rests in Peace.

God speed Natasha!

Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me. The Carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality~Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I got alot accomplished yesterday with all my jewelry stuff. Finally got it all organized and put away. I didn't realize how many new things I had. lol I already have 7 containers, two tool box containers and they are all almost full. So now it's time to stop buying new stuff and make some new things. I added a couple new earrings on the site yesterday. I also re-did all the pictures as I am trying new set ups for them.

It is raining a bit today. I love the rain. Hopefully it will rain alot and snow so we can get out of our drought problem. I do love the smell after a rain. Clean!

Still trying to wrap my head around those who chose to keep things going instead of moving on. It takes so much more energy to be angry and spiteful then it does to let go and move on. I think some people thrive on the anger. Seems kind of sad to me. I was there once and trust me, it is not good for the soul. Also hate the 'behind the back' talking. If I have something to say, I'll say it to you, not somewhere you cannot defend your opinions or actions. Life is too short, and with my MS I cannot do toxic. Oh well, if that is how others can get through their day, then to each his/her own. Time for me to move on from it I'm thinking...

Peace and Blessings to you all!

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Well I am up....

and moving!! lol It's 11:13 am. I am going to go through all my things at my jewelry shop. Do some pic re-takes and get some new things put up. If ya get time, drop in:

I just finished doing the dishes and have some more soaking. Drinking an iced coffee from Shock Coffee. Their coffee is the best...extra caffeine. Just what I need.

I want to shut out to my gurl Amers and say I am so happy that Brian is home for a bit!! Loved all the pics. Of course I cried looking at them all!! lol Miss you sweetie! Call me when he leaves. And you know, tell him thank you from me!! Huggzz to you all! If you want to see who Amers is drop by her site here:

Well time for me to actually get to what I said I was going to do. lol The coffee is hitting me! Woo hoo diddly do!

Peace and blessings to all!!

For Brian (ty for all you do):
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~Author Unknown

Monday, March 2, 2009

A big load of nuttin'

Wasted another day away. My get up and go has got up and went. I cannot seem to find it anywhere. I spent most of the day in bed in my jammies. All three doggies in bed with me watching movies and sleeping. It was a nice way to spend a rainy day I guess.

My mind is awake and wants to get moving on making some new jewelry and un-cluttering some things. My body just will not cooperate. So I end up just wasting the day away. How do you motivate? How do you say, 'Get the fuck up and move already!' lol I used to be so good at doing that too. Lately it is as if I just do not care much anymore. What's the point.

Then there is all the drama on the net. I tend to always get caught up in it. It is my own fault as I know you cannot please everyone all the time. I figure there are those who need the drama, those who start the drama, and those that try and end the drama. It seems when I try and end the drama, I end up the 'bad guy'. My opinion on that...WHATEVER!

Toxic is as toxic does...and I do not need toxic.

I am off (3pm) to TRY and get something done. lmao
Peace out and Blessings to all!!

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry (to my mini-me, Kat)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lazy Sunday!

We just got back from getting the boy a haircut. The girls and I went and dropped some things in the mailbox then headed over to Rite Aid. I got some really pretty thank you notes to send to a few people who have been so sweet to me. No names as they may read here!! lol
Our Christmas Starbucks gift card is almost gone!! Waaaahhhh We got a few from some of Rogers' friends from his work for Christmas. I got a caramel espresso frap...drool!!

I should be outside cleaning the interior of my van we are selling. It needs a carpet shampoo and leather cleaning. Luckilly there are no rips tears or bad stains. That van really is the bomb!! I am going to miss it. It is a gr8, reliable lil van. Hmmmm, maybe I'll pay the kids to do the cleaning. lol

There is so many things to get done around my house. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get all things done. I really need to get some new jewelry made. I have all new sterling silver findings and turquoise and so many new things to put together. We are changing out two rooms in the house. This way my crafts table can be in the family room where the tv is and everyone hangs out. It is so not fun to switch the rooms. Lots of heavy things to move. The problem is lighting the fire under the hubbies bum to get him to do it!! lmao

Today is my mommies birthday.
Happy Birthday MOM!! I love you very much!

Peace out peoples!

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ~Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld