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Here you will find a mix of personal and shop Info. I hope you enjoy my journey...Kathi



Updated: 2018-04-23T02:23:15.772-07:00

 



Flag Etiquette

2010-05-30T08:36:07.974-07:00

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Thought I would share some Interesting facts about the American flag. Hope you're all enjoy this long week end. Mr.K and I are laying low today. I've got some orders to work on so that's probably what I will do.

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
(e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
(f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
(g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
(h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

Take care,
Kathi



Tulip Sale

2010-04-29T08:18:42.134-07:00

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So I decided to run a sale on my Vintage Tulip Earrings The little tulips are so sweet and dainty and measure just 1/2 inch. They come In many colors and are only $12.00 right now.
The tulips are vintage and are paired with Vintaj bead caps and placed on leaver back ear wires. Here are just a few of the different colors that are available In my Etsy shop.

Have a great day.

Kathi



Mother Nature Is Trying To Tell Us Something...We Should Listen Carefully

2010-04-24T18:09:45.434-07:00

The volcano in southern Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier sends ash into the air.


Kathi

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Let's Have a Giveaway

2010-04-18T09:29:09.786-07:00

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Enter to ""WIN"" a ""FILIGREE CHRYSANTHEMUM RING"" In your choice of color. Just sign up to follow me on my Face Book Fan page where you will also hear about special discounts and promotions.

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Good Luck.

Kathi



Sharing My Last Etsy Purchase

2010-04-13T14:30:21.661-07:00

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So, I've had my eye on this little wall vase from OldNewAgain for sometime now and decided to finally purchase and I am so glad I did. Isn't It adorable. As soon as I opened the box I knew just where I was going to hang It, on my sun porch. I immediately went to my garden and snipped off these tulips. Enjoy my new find. Take care.

Kathi



All In Favor For A Lazy Day Say .....I

2010-04-10T09:29:13.919-07:00

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Mr. K and I sometimes have what we call a lazy day where we do very little. So today Is one of those days. Sure I'll take care of him as usual but that's about It....lol
Today we will watch movies, read magazines, listen to music an just plain relax and do what ever we want. I love It ! So treat yourself sometime to a lazy day, you will be glad you did.

Have a great week end,
Kathi



My Life Living With ALS... Continued

2010-04-08T09:02:39.389-07:00

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Over the next few months we saw gradual changes In Mr.K. Most of the changes were happening with his breathing and the lack of use In his hand's. At this point he could no longer stand on his own. The muscles In his legs quit working entirely. We were both scared of what was to come of our life as we knew It. Thinking to myself does every ALS patient progress like this. Later I did find out that no two ALS patients every progress the same. Some times the breathing was affected sometimes the limbs are. We had limb onset which Is the better one to have, as If one was better to have then the other. Two months down the road and we were getting ready for our next appointment with the neurologist. The morning was smooth no major problems. I got Mr.K In the car and headed for the doctor.



Happy Easter

2010-04-04T07:51:05.043-07:00

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Wishing you all a wonderful Easter with family and good friends.

Blessing's,
Kathi



Sweet Potato Casserole

2010-04-02T08:59:37.861-07:00

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So today I will be making my sweet potato casserole for Easter Dinner, which Is at our home. If you've never had this you don't know what your missing. It Is delicious.
I always make It a couple of days before I need It so that I can spread my work load out a little. I thought I would share the recipe with you today In case you might like to make It for your Easter dinner.


Ingredients:

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
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Topping:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Preparation:
Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a buttered 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned.
Serves 6 to 8.

Enjoy and have a very Happy Easter.

Kathi



I'm Still Here

2010-03-30T08:02:50.013-07:00

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Hello Everyone,

It Is my hope to get back Into blogging and continue to share my story with you. Mr.K and I are doing great. The reason why I let up on the blogging Is I had way to many irons In the fire, so they say and something just had to give. We were approaching the winter months and those are always the tricky ones. I have to make sure that I keep Mr.K away from all those germs. We have managed to keep them away with not one problem, thank the Lord. So with that said I will slowly getting back Into blogging a couple times a week, which I dearly love. I will be out and about getting caught up on all the blogs I follow too.

Take care and I will see you soon.

Kathi



Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

2009-12-25T20:31:00.977-08:00

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Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Mr.K and I celebrated with family and had a wonderful time. Take care and see you soon.

Blessing's,
Kathi

Want to see Savannah our Golden Retriever dance. Just click on the link below.

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/3wbBxfUfDFiTCJKD



Have Baby Monitor Will Travel

2009-11-29T10:34:59.186-08:00

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The baby monitor you just have to love It. It was one of the first things I purchased when we came home from the hospital almost seven years ago and I can honestly say I can't live without It. My monitor Is digital and will go up to 2000 feet, will It, I'm not sure. 2000 feet seems like a long distance. I can't be that far away from my home because of course If Mr.K needed me I would have to get back quickly and I can only run so fast. My baby monitor allows me to go outside and work In my garden. My baby monitor allows be to go to my studio and created beautiful thing's. My baby monitor allows me go down stairs where my washer and dryer are. My baby monitor allows be to take a shower everyday. My baby monitor allows me to do so many things and I am so grateful to who ever Invented It.


Etsy Holiday Sale with FREE Worldwide Shipping Is still happening In my Etsy shop I have some BOGO FREE pieces listed which are great for gift giving.

Enjoy your Sunday,
Kathi



Hospital Report

2009-11-19T09:19:07.026-08:00

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We made It to the hospital with no problems. Mr.K had his bronchoscopy and everything Is fine. There were a few changes In the way his Trach Is resting and that Is what Is causing the numbers to Increase. Our Pulmonologist said everything else looked great. I am so glad that that Is over and so Is Mr.K.

Thank you all so very much for your prayers. I truly appreciate your kindness.

Have a great day,
Kathi



Going To The Hospital

2009-11-16T08:27:31.652-08:00

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Mr.K has been having some problems. Over the last eight months one of the numbers on the ventilator has been going up. This Is a number that tells me how easy It Is to deliver a breath into the lungs the lower the number the easier It Is to deliver the breath. I called the Pulmonologist last Tuesday and ask for a chest X ray. The technician came to our home and did the X ray and It was perfectly clear, which Is great, but why Is the number keep going up. The Pulmonologist said that If we did a bronchoscopy the number would most likely come down. A bronchoscopy Is a procedure that clears your bronchial tubes. The procedure Is out patient but I still have to take him to the hospital which I hate. We both have had our H1N1 and flu vaccine so that makes me feel a little better. It's been cold and rainy here and It Is suppose to be that way Wednesday, which I don't like taking him out In that kind of weather. If I didn't feel that this procedure was beneficial to Mr.K I wouldn't take him.

I've been trying to prepare myself for this since Tuesday. We've not been back to the hospital for any procedures since the feeding tube and the trach surgeries seven years ago.

That's all for now but I will be back with an update after the procedure.
Please keep us In your prayers. Take care.

Kathi



$12.00 And Under

2009-11-07T10:11:15.849-08:00

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I just added a new section to my Etsy shop for some very affordable gift giving this holiday season. Here are just a few pieces that are In this section. Enjoy !

Have a great week end,
Kathi






My Life Living With ALS...Continued

2009-10-09T10:01:43.281-07:00

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We made It to the car and pulled out of the parking lot heading toward the pharmacy to fill the prescription. The car ride was quiet until Mr.K said, I think we should sell our business. We had a sporting good store that we owned and operated. I said, I don't think we should. I was certainly not ready for that change. If we sold our business then people would find out about Mr.K. Still thinking If we didn't talk about It everything would be just find. I walked to the counter of the drug store to pick up the prescription. As I approached the counter I'm thinking, now the pharmacist knows that Mr.K has ALS. Will he say something to me, will he act like nothings wrong will he feel sorry for me. He came over to where I was standing and quietly said do you have any questions about this medication. I said no, only because the doctor had already told us about It. Ten years down the road and that same pharmacist Is still there and now knows me by name. He has helped me so many times when I just had a quick question about a medication that I was giving Mr.K.

Later on that evening we were eating dinner. By this time Mr.K was having trouble swallowing. The muscles were getting weaker making It harder for him to eat. I looked over at Mr.K and he was choking and couldn't catch his breath. Panic went over me. I stood up and did the Heimlich It wasn't working. I kept doing It. Finally I got It. Thank you God for giving me the strength to know what to do. Mr.K calmed down finally catching his breath. Try to Imagine chocking and not being able to catch your breath. Mr.K's breathing was being effected my the disease so his breathing was only about half of we would be able to breath.

Mr.K looked at me and said, I'm sorry I scared you. Thank you for saving my life.

Have a great week end,
Kathi



Fabulous Etsy Find

2009-10-03T08:47:53.615-07:00

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So I've had my eye on this mirror for a while from RowansRoom on Etsy and was finally able to purchase It. It's every bit that I thought It would be and then some.

Each mirror is handcrafted from an antique cabinet door (which makes this an environment friendly item). Most of the doors are over 100 years old, and they reflect those years through their unique beauty. Along with the mirror I purchased this beautiful decorative nail.

I love the mossy green ribbon. I am absolutely thrilled with this fabulous Etsy find.

Have a great week end..Kathi



My Life Living With ALS...Continued

2009-09-26T09:11:50.904-07:00

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There was a knock on the door the doctor walked In reaching out to shake both of our hands. I noticed that Mr.K wasn't able to extend his arm out to shake the doctors hand, was It happening already, have the muscles stopped working already. A wash of emotion went over me. I was scared, scared to open my mouth and speak, scared to ask any questions of fear of the answer.

The doctor examined Mr.K and ask some questions. Have you noticed any tingling In your arms or legs, any uncontrollable emotions such as laughing or crying, trouble swallowing, tripping or falling. I had briefly come across some of these symptoms while on the Internet but the truth Is It scared me so bad I clicked right out of the site. I wasn't ready to see how my once healthy husband In the prime of his life was going to leave me. Mr.K answered the doctor, yes I have notices some tingling In my arms and legs, yes I have tripped, all symptoms just verifying that yes, my husband does have ALS. The doctor told us that he was gong to prescribe a medication called Rilutek. Rilutek slows the progressing of the disease down. Studies show It prolongs your life by three months. What the doctor didn't tell us Is that the medication cost $849.00 a month. All I have to say to that Is thank goodness for Insurance. The doctor told us that he wanted to see us In two months. We made our appointment and started toward our car.

Have a fantastic week end,
Kathi



Halloween Treats

2009-09-17T07:58:34.370-07:00

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Here are a few Halloween treats I thought I would share with you currently listed In my Etsy shop. I also have free worldwide shipping this week.

Mr.K and I have a busy morning, we are getting our flu shots and this afternoon I am making salsa with my Mom. Take care and have a great day.

Kathi



My Life Living With ALS... Continued

2009-09-16T12:25:23.641-07:00

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Two months have past and It was time for our second Doctors appointment. Thinking about some of the things I might ask the doctor but to afraid to ask. Did I really want to no the answers, I don't think so. I'm not ready yet. Still coming to grips that my husband has a terminal Illness. Again, how did this happen to us. At this point In the disease I was just starting to do some of Mr.K's care. Have you ever tried to put contacts Into someone else's eyes, It's not easy. We pulled Into the parking lot of the doctors office I helped Mr.K out of the car because his legs were getting really weak and could hardly hold him up. I sat him In the wheelchair and rolled him through the door. I positioned him In the waiting area while I went to the desk to tell them we had arrived. Standing there I am wondering how many times I would be doing this, would these people become our friends are they looking at me feeling sorry for me, which I never wanted. Waiting just a few minutes In the waiting area the nurse came to get us. I stood up and grabbed the wheelchair and rolled him back to the room where we waited quietly for the doctor to come In.

Have a great day,
Kathi



My Life Living With ALS... Continued

2009-09-13T08:03:26.399-07:00

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We sat on the couch for several hours talking about the heartbreaking news we were just told. Should we call our lawyer and make sure our affairs are In order. I can remember hearing that on television shows, now I was the one that had to do It. How would I be able to do all these things. What would people say to me. If I didn't tell anyone would It just go away. My heart was so heaving, I could feel It. My mind would start wondering, how did this happen to us. The months went by with the progression of the disease taking over my husbands body. We spoke very little about what was going on. We were In denial, serious denial or at least I was.

I apologize I haven't been posting regularly or leaving comments, Mr.K keeps me pretty busy along with my Etsy shop. I also started doing more wholesale orders as well as still working on my web site. Take care.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Kathi



Buy 3 Get 1 Free

2009-09-03T08:03:31.762-07:00

Take advantage of this great sale and stock up for Christmas gifts. Now In my Etsy shop, Vintage Inspired Jewelry I am offering, purchase 3 chrysanthemum necklace and get 1 free. Over forty different colors to choose from with your pick of brass, silver plated or gold plated chain. The possibilities are endless.Have a wonderful day,Kathi[...]






A Day At The Spa Review

2009-08-28T20:23:05.138-07:00

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My sister picked me up around 11:30 am. I had Mr.K all ready for the day for his brother to sit with him while I was gone. First we had our one hour facials and that was amazing. After that we had our pedicures. It was very relaxing. We left there and went shopping for a while and then went to dinner. I arrived home around 6:30, eight phone calls later, It was me that did all the calling. I worry that he Isn't comfortable or he needs something. His brother Is so good to him, they really have a great time together. It was a perfect birthday.

Blessing's,
Kathi