Emerald, the Pantone color for 2013!

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 19, 2013 10:21 AM

Caroline: I live in a rural area, on about an acre of property, so there's plenty of room for Zoe and Mac to run.  It's fun in the warmer weather, when all the critters are out and about. They have a great time chasing bunnies, deer and trespassing cats, and it's really funny to watch them "have at it."   You have to watch them very carefully when they're outside in the warm weather though, or they're liable to haul off on an "unauthorized adventure!" 

My problem is, I'll get so wrapped up in a beading project that I'll forget about everything till my hands cramp up into claws.  I need some kind of alarm to let me know I've hit my limit.Confused  Sometimes,I just don't know when to stop!

Green makes me think of summer, and freshly mown grass.  That's one of the reasons I like the color so much.  To me, nothing smells better than a lawn that's just been mown.

Made an emerald necklace and earrings.  I've got to remember to borrow Dad's camera and take more pics!

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on Jan 24, 2013 5:57 AM

Aha~ Nice name for Zoe and Mac, it is so funny to have two bunnies running in the garden though they would start some "unauthorized adventure", well, guess you must keep an eye on those cute members. In fact I grew up in rural area as well, therefore, I have natural favor for nature and its related things, green, plants and so on, would be all my enjoyment.

As for the problem that you do not know when to stop, you can refer to Doctor Xiao Fang about when to have a rest is perfect, and then set the alarm clock to remind and make sure that you can have a break after work a period. This really works, for I have the same experience when dealing with my works several days ago, cause my eyes were getting shortsighted due to long-term of staring at computer, I need to relax my eyes after a period, then I set an alarm clock, when the clock ringing, I would have rest by watering the flowers, it really works, you can have a try anyway! Big Smile

Prepare to go to other sections to have a check on whether you have posted your necklace and earring, imagine their appearance right now. :)

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 24, 2013 2:57 PM

Well, they're certainly not liking the weather right now!  It is brutally COLD!  Today it is a "whopping" 14°F, but the wind chill brings it well below 0°.  I don't blame them; I hate it too!  I can't go outside at all; with my asthma, I can't breathe if I go out.  We are paying for the mild winter we had last year in spades!

I like living in a rural area; I like the peace and quiet we have here, and all the different knds of greenery.  I don't like the hustle and bustle and crowdedness of city life; it makes me very nervous.  I don't like lots of noise, either.

That's a good idea; I think maybe I'll get myself an egg timer.  Now......I'm off to have a cup of hot cocoa and to pilfer Dad's camera! (lol)

 

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on Jan 25, 2013 5:33 AM

It sounds so chilly, cold weather does stop us from being outside! Anyway, the cold weather would disappear as soon as spring comes, is there any sign of spring in your hometown? we have welcomed our sunshine weathers in the following day since the coldest and darkest day Dec. 22th of the northern hemisphere passed, days became longer than before, I can now take a walk in the relatively warmer weather, it feels great! 

Every time I get my vacation the first thing I would do is to buy a ticket and run to my rural home to have an intimacy communication with nature, they do ease our noise heart brought from the city, love enjoy those time without disturbance. :)

Here,  let me bring you the surprise to show the sign of spring! A little snail! Hope you love it as I do! Big Smile

 

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 25, 2013 10:33 PM

Not even close!  We won't see any decent weather until May.  Where I live, it's cold most of the year.  It's why I hate living here so much.  Bleah!

Thank you so much for sharing those pictures, though; you've given me some ideas for jewelry.  What a dear you are to send me some inspiration!

Val

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on Jan 28, 2013 1:45 AM

AHA~ I guess it is the snail that bring you inspiration, waiting for your next projects inspired by the snails! Big Smile Well, take care of yourself anyway! Wink

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 29, 2013 5:47 PM

Him, as well as all the yummy colors!  Just saw my spine specialist today.  Got the final Dx: my back will never get better.  Have to see my hand dr. next week about seeing what more can be done for my thumb, and the week after that, I start the knee injections again.Confused

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on Jan 30, 2013 5:03 AM

OH, that sounds not good at all, it is very sorry to hear about that, How I wish there is a "mute" button in life, I hope you can block out all the illness. Well, guess what we can do right now is to keep u in a fine mood!!! Good news would come soon or later after you have done so many endeavor, for you are so strong to fight against all this sufferings! Big Smile I knew how the physical pain would hurt, well, there is always a method to deal with that, I am sure! Wink What's more, a slight amount of exercise if needed, a walk, deep breath, and thinking about something beautiful would help, my mom who is the regular of hospital always do that, it can ease the bad mood, if you will, have a try! Hope good things will happen as soon as possible! Big Smile

 

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 30, 2013 5:46 PM

I wish there was too, sigh.... I can no longer go for a walk, because of the condition my spine and knees are in.  I can, however,still swim.  I gotta get a new swimsuit 'cos the one i have is now too big.  Yay!Smile  Once I've had my injections, and my thumb is straughtened out, things will be a bit less agonizing.

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on Jan 31, 2013 1:36 AM

It is nice to hear that you can feel better after the injection!! Happy to hear that you are a swim lover! It is good to have some hobby to prove the body condition!! You see, I can not swim even in today. We only have chance to learn how to swim in college classes, but I missed it by studying and studying. I would have a try to learn it later, it is nice to see someone can swim as free as a fish in water, I watched every competition of Phillips in 2008 and the past 2012, he is so talented!! I am sure I'd like to learn it when there is summer time when the river in my hometown is clean again (this is a little awkward)! Big Smile

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Valbeads wrote
on Jan 31, 2013 6:10 PM

Yep, just have to wait for the swelling to go down, then my knees feel better.....for a few months.  Wow, really?  That's aummer!  I've been swimming since I was a small chiild.  My parens have always called me a waterbug. (g)  I am happiest in the water.  Then I feel normal again.  Michael Phelps is an awesome swimmer!  I enjoyed watching him in the Olympics, too.  You must learn to swim.  You will love it.

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on Feb 1, 2013 5:21 AM

Sweeeeet!

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on Feb 3, 2013 6:11 PM

Aha, Val, I am sure when the weather become shiny and  not that moist, your knees would become definitely better!! Just waiting for the warmer weather!Wink

I have decided to learn to swim this summer by lagging in some pool regularly, it is so envious that one can swim, I'd like to have a try as well instead of just watching and hesitating at the pool! My father is a good swimmer too, he learned it when he was a child in the river in our hometown, he taught me that if I didn't go down the water, I'll never know how to swim, that is a loaded lesson, I have kept it in mind and practice as it. I am sure I would love it very much!

Thanks Val, for talking too much with me, I just ask for a leave to attend my brother's wedding tomorrow, then it wold come our lunar New Year! I am afraid that I would disappear from here for several days, my hometown do not have international network, I would have a couple of days live without network! 

After I come back, I guess I can introduce you some of our custom, and the picture would be attached as well! Big Smile 

Oh, Hope I can return as soon as possible! Big Smile

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on Feb 3, 2013 6:15 PM

Thanks Maxine0802  and MoldaviteGirl for all of your warm compliment! Big Smile

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Valbeads wrote
on Feb 4, 2013 12:55 AM

Well Caroline, I suspect it's gonna be a looooooooooong time before the weather finally gets decent again.  I'm not the most patient person, either, sigh.........

I promise, once you start learning to swim, you'll kick yourself for not learning sooner. Swimming is so enjoyable; the buoyancy makes me feel like there's nothing wrong with me.

Of course, sweetie!  You know I enjoy our chats.  They brighten my day and lift my spirits.  I hope you have a wonderful time at your brother's wedding and enjoy the lunar new year/  By the time you return, I will have gone to Dr. Steve ( he's my hand speialist) to see what more can be done.  Still working away on new jewelry and still having problems with the website, but I'm sure I'll get it sorted.

TTFN!Smile 

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