Where, oh where does the time go? Indy decided to start playing recreational soccer and Houston’s baseball team won a tournament in Temecula! Houston pitched the championship game and he was en fuego (on fire). I was very proud of him. Here he is with his medal and his filthy uniform.
Here is Indy with her new soccer gear going to her first practice. I am so proud of her! My goodness, kids’ sports are so expensive these days! After spending $20 on a Nike top for her, I decided to check my eBay store and found that I had two Medium size Nike shirts that would work perfectly for her soccer turnouts (my kids tell me that there is no such thing as a “turnout” anymore and that they are called practice these days–Help me!)
So, I quickly ended the listings for five different Nike shirts–two for Indy and three for Houston. As my grandmother used to say, “If we don’t have it, nobody needs it.” It is starting to look like that around here. Help me again!
While in Temecula we stayed at the Pechanga resort. It was our second time staying there, but I didn’t run into Debbie Ybarra in the elevator. Darn it! Debbie, where were you? But while at Pechanga, I did get an email from an ezine reader. Check it out…
I’m one of your ardent followers. ðŸ˜‰ I LOVE your newsletters. I was reading your most recent one and thought it was sooo funny you mentioned Antique Trader because I just became its new jewelry columnist. In honor of your mention and my new gig, may I write a jewelry article for your newsletter for your readers?
Thanks, Lynn. Keep up the great work. You make a difference in so many people’s lives.
How nice of Kathy to offer to write an ezine article for us so that we can learn more about jewelry. I quickly emailed her back and said, “Absolutely.” I am very pleased to announce that we have a wonderful article this week by guest author Kathy Flood, titled “Jumping into Jewelry.” I personally can’t wait to get out there and start looking for costume pieces. Kathy has a really fun and entertaining writing style. Don’t miss this article!
Here is a little bit of background about Kathy, written in her engaging and entertaining style.
I was a regular magazine journalist who somehow, like Alice in Wonderland, found myself in a different world … of antiques and collectibles. After covering everything as an editor and reporter, from death row to spring training (please tell Houston Jim Kaat taught me how to chaw) (and spit) (but the Cardinals manager at the time wouldn’t let me stand in and take a pitch inside), I somehow slid head first into Barbies, Beanie Babies and costume jewelry. Still not sure how it happened, but I do love jewelry.
Like you, Lynn, a lot of the best part is sharing what’s been learned, so everyone who’s having a tough time (so many people now!) can have a better life. Every night when Katie, Diane or Brian on the evening news show people losing their homes or businesses, their hopes and dreams, I always scream at the screen, “Take up costume jewelry!” It can pay for everything from a trip to the grocery store to a ticket to college.
I want to point out to people that being aware of costume jewelry can make a difference in a person’s or family’s life. With not much luck, someone can make $50; with some luck, $500; and with a lot of luck, $5,000. (I mean in one crack.) It’s a field worth learning and pursuing.
Again, don’t miss this article and Kathy’s special (and very generous) offer at the end!