Friday, November 4, 2011

What does a Yogibear do on a cold day

Well I go cruising around online auction  of course and since it is holdiday shopping time I was looking at gift ideas.Found a lot too
Like this great beaded wooden bowl  - I mean really who knew you could do so much with beads!
This was made by one of our talented sellers Z'anne she is very artistic in different mediums
You may find her store right here Zannesbazaar
 Another great gift idea I found was this
Vivitar Vivicam 25 Freelance Digital Camera 
This would be great for a teenager or someone just starting out with picture taking.Perfect to throw in your purse or the glove box so it is always handy 
Here are the specs on it and it is only $14.99 what a steal!
Vivitar Vivicam 25 Freelance Digital Camera

• 2.1 Mega Pixels
• shoots video
• 1.5in Preview Screen;
• resolution 1600 x 1280 (2.1MP)
• software,USB connector, strap, instructions
• UPC: 681066479407
System Requirements: Windows XP, Vista or 7; Intel Processor Based Mac with Mac OSx10.5 or higher; holds up to 120 photos; NIP
Better hurry though this one might not last

Vintage Brass and Enamel Thimble with Flowers

This vintage thimble has a colorful floral design!
The background, and the inside, are turquoise,
and the flowers show off beautiful shades of
red, pink, and green.

 The thimble is in great vintage condition.
I find no damage to either the brass or the enamel.

It measures 7/8 inches tall
and is 3/4 inches in diameter.

You can find this treasure in my store, FleaPirates,

A Virtual Choir of 2000 Voices

I, for one, love music. I can't sing nor do I play any instruments. My mother tried to get me interested in the piano to no avail. I wish I had paid more attention back then.

I was sent a wonderful link to a choir that is absolutely astounding! It's a little long in the explanation of how it came to be but well worth it in the end!!

Please listen to this piece . . . it will send chills down your spine!!!

Virtual Choir of 2,000 Voices

Enjoy this piece! And while you are listening, open a new tab, go to and look for some great deals in records, sheet music, instruments and the like!

And please take the time to visit our store, Korn Kountry Treasures!

Thank you!

Christmas Hint #4 -- Boxes from Christmas Cards

Christmas cards make great boxes for small gifts or home-baked goodies.

One idea is to make a house. The easiest way is to have 5 of the same size for the floor and 4 walls. It's easiest if these are a big, squarish size. Cut off the backs and just use the fronts if the box doesn't have to be sturdy. For a stronger box, use whole cards and overlap them so only the fronts show from the outside.

Next, you'll need 2 more to make a peaked roof. You'll need to experiment with those. Again, they can be overlapped for strength or just use the fronts and tape them.

Cut triangles to match up with the bottom and form the roof peak when taped to the ends of the roof pieces.

Finally, tape the roof section to the back of the house to make it "hinged" so light-weight items can be placed inside.

I have only read about this craft, so if any of you have actually tried it, please share your experiences and hints.

Another idea is to find a nice, ready-made box and glue pieces of old Christmas cards to it, collage style.

Here is a book of other greeting card crafts available on OLA.

Now the rest of the Rasi's

I left off last night with a man being terminated from AOL. It was not my husband.

As the days went on with the aol widow and widowers chat room, the gentleman there seemed to open up and was very funny at times.

I got an email from him asking me if he could give me something. I said absolutely not, I do not want anything from you and do not expect anything from me. I told him I was not in the market for a relationship. He sent back that I should not think all men are after one thing because he just wanted to talk to me on the phone and he bought me a phone card so I would not use my minutes. That floored me. I had never and still do not know how to use a phone card LOL. He ask if he could mail it to me. I said I do not give out my address or phone number to anyone I do not personally know. Long story over a period of about three weeks he talked me into letting him mail it to me and I told him only to a P O box number. Now I did not have one so I went and rented one and he sent it. It really was a phone card and the only thing he wrote was to warn me not to give out my number on line. That phone card is still in this house and unused.

I called him and we chatted for awhile and I chatted with his son also. His son did not understand why his dad wanted to be friends with me and neither did I at that time. I still lived in Florida at the time but was in the process of coming to NC about once a month to look at a home to buy for myself.  Well as we chatted I learned he and his brother ran a pet cemetery that had been in the family for 65 years. His grandfather started it and his dad kept it and passed it on to his sons. He said they had over 10,000 headstones for pets in their cemetery, and I later learned that was true because I visited it.

He informed me he was coming to Florida to check a cemetery that was for sale and it was only about 15 miles from where I lived. I told him not to rent a car as I would pick him up and take him because I went to the same church as the ownes it and knew right where it was. He flew in and we went to lunch and visited the place for sale. It was run down and they wanted too much money for it. Now the airport was about 55 miles from where i lived and I did not let him know where I lived. Still not sure about meeting someone on the internet as you hear so many bad stories about that. I took him back to close by the airport and he spent the night there and want back home.

I did not hear from him for about a week then he emailed me agian asking me to visit him and met his son. I said I would as he seemed so nice and not pushy about anything. I waited about a week and set off to visit him. The trip coincided with one of my trips to NC and that was half way between Florida and Ohio. That weekend I found my home I wanted in Franklin NC. Made an offer and it was accepted. Closing would be in 31 days. I went on up to meet with Al and his son. Man do not ever go anywhere around Cleveland in January. Outside my motel room my poor car was buried under about 14 inches of snow and it was a convertible. He offered to let me stay in his guest room but that is not me. I visited the cemetery and met his daughter who ran the office for them. I was truly amazed by the size of it and some of the head stones some people get for their pets.

This back and forth went on for about four months and he asked me to please not see anyone else. HMMMMMMM I thought. There was no chance of that as I still did not want to have a relationship. I really liked being his friend but I guess I knew that had to end also. It did end when after 1 yr and 5 months he asked me to marry him. I did not know what to say as we were not being intimate and I was not thinking that way. It took me  three weeks to answer him and in that time he did not pressure me but did tell me he would do whatever it took to make me happy. He knew I was moving to NC and he also knew that I had absolutely no intention of ever and I mean ever living in Ohio.

Well we had an outside wedding. We did not know many here so it was Al, myself and a preacher and his wife on a high mountian and Al wrote our wedding vowels. He has a commercial are degree and now that he has time he is pursueing that. We already new God would bless our lives together. We will be married 7 years on December 12th and I have no regrets. He is funny, he is respectful, he is who he is and I learned to love that about him. He would fly in from Oh and I would drive back with him or he would drive here and we would fly back to Oh.  It was a long distance arrangement for a while. He told me he was tired of all the travel and I reminded him he knew going in that I would not live anywhere except where we were in NC. And that was when he told me he was selling his half of the cemetery to his daughters husband and moving here for good. No more traveling each weekend and that was fine with me.

He is an easy man to get along with and as I said he is funny. I keep telling him that I am going to get him a T-shirt with "Town Clown" on the front and "The Village Idiot" on the back. He just laughs and says I won't wear it so don't waste the money. LOL

 Now I am known as Jo Ann M.Cathey- Rasi on most things but when it comes to things on line it was just easer to be Jo Ann Cathey. Does not bother him or me.

And now you know what a Rasi is. It is a rare species of a unique man. When I hear about people meeting on line and it turns bad I think if I had not been careful that could have been me. But Al does not have a mean bone in his body. And I respect him likewise. When I leave the last line on my blogs I truly believe that and we do travel some and we do enjoy life and we do live it to the fullest and we certainly do have fun at it. I can't imagine me without him. He has two brothers and neither one of them have a sense of humor like he does. Hard to believe they came from the same family. He has a sister named Joanne (spelled different than me) and she is really sweet. When we visit there she is Jo and I am Jo Jo. Other way too confusing for some LOL

Thanks for reading my blog and know that it helped me to put this into words. I have nothing in my life to hide. I love God and I thank him every day for my many blessings and there certainly are many. I have also learned lessons from the downhills in my live and I thank God for that too.

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This was longer than yesterday's but I wanted to finish it and get on to other things.

Please leave a comment, good or bad they all count.


Al taught me that and he also taught me to not take myself to seriously.

Right or Left Brain Dominant

Ever wonder how your right brain is functioning?  Time yourself....
Find the man between the coffee beans. Doctors have concluded that if
you find the man in 3 seconds that the right half of your brain is better
developed than most people.

If you find the man between three seconds and one minute, then the right 
half of your brain is developed normally.

If you find the man between one minute and three minutes, then the
right half of your brain is functioning slowly and you need to eat more

If you have not found the man after three minutes the right half of your
brain is a mess, and the only advise is to look more for these types of
exercises to make that part of the brain stronger.

WHEW! I feel better now...I found the man!

The man is really there. Now that I know  the right side of my brain is highly developed, I'm wondering what's up with the left side...there's no test for that side?   Guess I'll investigate...... 

Take a moment and browse all my collections of ashtrays, tobacciana, advertising, vintage items at Supergrannys Treasures. The place for more Treasure Bargains!!

Guess what I found. ..... CLICK HERE to View yogibear66 Item


This is a FANTASTIC FRIDAY for a Great Buy!

This is the FIRST Friday of the you KNOW what that means? YES!!!

This sale runs for 12 hours TODAY ONLY!
Times are as follows:
5:30am to 5:30pm (HST - Hawaii Time)
7:30am to 7:30pm (AKDT - Alaska Daylight Time)
8:30 AM to 8;30 PM (OLA time, PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)
9:30am to 9:30pm (MDT - Mountain Daylight Time)
10:30am to 10:30pm (CDT - Central Daylight Time)
11:30am to 11:30pm (EDT - Eastern Daylight Time)

Check out these Sellers and their SPECIALS!

10% off all items in store
I will match or beat my competitors prices as well. If you find a cheaper price, I'll match or beat that price!

20% off any order. If you bid on a Classic and win it, I will honor the 20% off no matter when it ends.

20% off all ready to wear jewelry
10% off all other items
combined shipping as usual.

Specials: Either the MOP stars or crosses earrings. Mix or Match
buy 2 get 3rd free! I think 6 pair will ship for same price.
Any order over $20 gets 25% off not including shipping.
I do combine shipping on all orders.

EVERY ITEM in my Store is 50% Off!

25% Off All Fixed Price Items in my OLA Store!!!
NOTE: Discount does not apply to 99 cent or $1 items and/or S&H. (See below for S&H specials.)
FRIDAY 12-HOUR SALE S&H SPECIALS: Birchwood Roses $2 off S&H per dozen or per half dozen; Charm Jewelry Orders FREE 1st Class S&H within the US; Loose Charms & Beads FREE 1st Class S&H within the US on orders of 4 or more sets.
VIP NOTE: Most Wearable Jewelry items, and loose charms & beads, etc., are not available to California buyers as noted in each individual listing. For more info, please see my store's "About Seller" page.

all jewelry $5.00 and under is BUY 1 get 1 Free (expect any memory wire beaded bracelets)
EVERYTHING else is 10% off that does include the rest of the jewelry over $5.00.

10% off everything but cards
cards are $1.25 off listed price

For a special I am offering a Buy 3 Get 1 Free on Boo Boo Bags. There isn't anyone on this earth who can't use a Boo Boo Bag, so think about Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc.

Special: Free shipping for all items at my store.

50% off all books except Musical Christmas Storybook.
10% off everything else, not including shipping.

Buy one, get one of equal or lower value at 50% off!
Good towards Fixed Price Listings and Classic Auction bids!

It's time for a CLEARANCE SALE!! I've moved a lot of my items to Classic Auctions and lowered prices from 20% to over 50% off! Includes Christmas items, jewelery, collectibles, etc.....and I'm not done yet! I'll return to that task as soon as I post this, so keep checking back tonight and tomorrow. I need space and cash, so it's tome to move out some of my items...hopefully into your homes! There are a lot of good Christmas gifts in here too! And I love to combine items when possible to save u on shipping costs! As u know, items will be shipped as cheap as I possibly can!
Items have already been marked down, but I'm flexible! Also, some of the items had multiples added in, but that changed to one when I redid them. So check w/me if u want more than 1 and I'll see if I have them. 

Special 40% off all Christmas items (both used and new), 50% off all collector plates, and books 50% off.

Gift with each outgoing package.

Buy one get 2nd equal or lesser value 1/2 off. Does not apply to shipping...never any handling:)

50% OFF Everything in my House
Including Bids on Classic Auctions!
Discounted Combined Shipping.
Lay-away Available.

What are you waiting for....Let's GO SHOP'n!!!!!!


Lately, myself, my husband Dave and my nephew Kyle have taken up gold panning here in the NW. It's something Dave and I wanted to do, but didn't know how to start. Fortunately, Kyle is a go-getter, and decided he'd like to strike it rich, so he found a wonderful place for us all to take classes. It's not too far, about a 30 minute drive to the class, then about another 15 minutes to get out to the claim on Olney Creek in Gold Bar, Washington.
 I was leery at first, since I'm not in great shape and knew we'd be hiking and climbing over slimy rocks in the river. I surprised myself and have been able to hike and climb just fine... although last time Dave had to give me a little boost to get up a steep part of the trail. We have gone out 4 times now, and just love it. We've been soooo incredibly lucky that on each day, the sun came out and it NEVER rained! (you get plenty wet in the river, tho!)
So far, between us, we've found about 10 tiny pieces of gold...enough to get us totally hooked! Last week, a kid of about 11 in our group panned out a piece of gold about the size of a flat pea, and another man panned out several larger flakes - about 200.00 worth. He got his out of the same hole that Dave was using!!

The picture is of Dave and Kyle in my kitchen/dining room/dog area last Saturday night with the material they collected after digging thru bedrock all day.  They sifted it at the river, then packed it out and brought it home to pan, accompanied by 2 Jack & Cokes and some chips.  We panned it all out and only found 1 tiny piece of gold... but had a GREAT day outdoors in the fresh clean air. Can't wait to go back this weekend!

Speaking of gold, here is a fun old book from Daffodillhillbrowsery at

                                                       "Lost Mines of the Old West"