Tuesday, March 01, 2011

This and That

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick

So, Dakota went to the doggy doc yesterday and definitely has kennel cough. It's a mild case (her tonsils are inflames and her lymph nodes are swollen, but it's not in her chest and lungs), but she still has to be kept away from other dogs for ten days. I don't know who's going to be more upset by this, her or me. I really depend on her playtime with other dogs to get her wiggles out. Walks with me are fun, but not exactly as stimulating as playtime. Oh well, it is what it is.

We had ice yesterday morning and then rain the rest of the day. We did lose power for a millisecond -- just long enough to make me have to reset all the clocks in the house and to freak DD out. She was watching her school DVD and had just hit the pause button on the remote when the power shut off. She thought SHE had done something! LOL...

Speaking of DD, she's been experimenting with wire-wrapping on her jewelry. Her first tries weren't very good, but I think she's getting much better. Check it out:

Those earrings are actually listed on her site (you can click on the photo to see more pictures). This necklace isn't yet -- I just took the pix yesterday, but I thought she did a great job (she even wire-wrapped the "eye" loop):

She's also starting to experiment with creating her own "findings" -- the earring wires, head pins, eye pins, etc. We need to invest in some more tools, but we're waiting until her business picks up again. She's donating three sets to the Brenda Novak auction, and I'm trying to think of ways to get the DistinctivelyDD name out there. All suggestions welcome :-)


You Are Chocolate Syrup

You are both powerful and vulnerable. People are drawn to your delicious contradictions.

You are patient and loyal, but you can also be determined and sensuous.

You get yourself into sticky situations at times, but you have the grace to recover beautifully.

You can be passionate to the point of being possessive. You come on strong.

About 75% right...



Dru said...

I hope the 10 days goes by quickly.

Wasn't DD playing with, was it leather?

You Are Whipped Cream

You are unpretentious and down to earth. You aren't about to apologize for who you are.

You are sweet and angelic. You truly care about others, and that shines through in everything you do.

You are a unifying force. You bring people together and often are the social glue in your group.

You are optimistic and trusting. You give others the benefit of the doubt until they prove you wrong.

This is accurate, despite not liking whipped cream.

Have a good Tuesday.

Liz Fichera said...

Very pretty jewelry!!

Maria Zannini said...

Do you know what I really find interesting about DD's jewelry? You can actually see her style develop.

It's like watching a flower unfold.

Melissa McClone said...

good luck these next 10 days! The jewelry is so nice!

We have snow. Another school closure day (not our day on so no biggie) and no piano lessons. Kept hoping the weather in Portland would be bad so no speech, but no such luck.

Brandy said...

The earrings and necklace are gorgeous! DD is really developing into quite a jewelry maker. Dru's right, wasn't she trying her hand at leather working?
Poor Dakota. I hope the ten days pass quickly for her.

You Are Candy
You are an amazing friend - you are the perfect mix of fun and loyalty.
You believe in yourself and in others. You think the world is a bright and brilliant place.
You are a positive thinker and a total optimist. You believe it's important to dream big.
You are very liable and charming. People know they're going to have a blast when you're around.

I'm an optimist, but I'm also a realist. So, this is a tad off. Not to mention I detest candy like sprinkles and such on ice cream.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Sarita said...

I hope the ten days fly by for Dakota.

Your daughter is quite an artist. I love the earrings, and the necklace is such a beautiful color. So well done!

Tori Lennox said...

Hugs on Dakota's kennel cough!

The earrings look great!