The Circle of Success

At the age of 3 it means not pooping in your pants

At the age of 12 it means having friends

At the age of 18 it means having a driver’s license

At the age of 20 it means having sex

At the age of 35 it means having money

At the age of 50 it means having money

At the age of 60 it means having sex

At the age of 70 it means having a driver’s license

At the age of 75 it means having friends

At the age of 80 it means not pooping in your pants.

There you have it.  Enjoy success.

Thought for the Day

Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too!

Sorry I haven’t posted more Thoughts for the Day.  I have been very busy.  I have created several new jewelry pieces to post on my Etsy site when I can get photos taken and I have become a Kindle author!  I wrote a book on the power of money and how to handle it effectively.  My daughter helped me with the publication because it required very specific editing to fit into Kindle’s format.  But it’s now on Amazon and although it begins with things that young adults need to know and are not always taught it covers many subjects that almost everyone can benefit from.  I hope that it is received with pleasure.  You can read more about it here in the Pages section.

Be Alert!

I have a friend who works for the Los Angeles Police Department and she frequently gives me safety tips that she gets from the officers.  This is a new one I hadn’t heard about.   I am quoting her email to me.

” While working for LAPD last week, I heard the following over the police radio…

Lady was pumping gas at a gas station when a female opened her car door and grabbed her purse.  The female then jumped into a car driven by a male, and they sped away.  In this particular case, someone did get the license plate, however, after the money is taken, the rest is usually thrown out.

I guess the safe thing to do might be to lock your car door when you pump gas if you have your purse in there.”

I have to add, don’t leave your car keys in the car when you lock the door.


I have just posted some very different items on my Etsy site.  I usually list jewelry that I have made, or recovered from others who just wanted to get rid of them.  I can usually use a single jewel and make something attractive and wearable from it.  But this time I discovered a treasure trove in my own storage room.  I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember just so that I would have something to match an outfit.  I would take a blouse or T-shirt to the bead shop and pick out beads to match it.  I have been collecting beads and old jewelry items for years.


Now that I have grown older I am attempting to dispose of the things I no longer need or want.    Etsy gives me the opportunity to sell things, get a little extra money and create needed space in my small home.  The other day I found among my “treasures” 5 beaded collars and a sequined cap dating from the 1920’s.  The cap was made for a friend of my mother’s who was a professional ice skater.  When she retired she gave my mother several items including the cap and a bag of black sequins.  The cap is still in fairly good condition.  You can see what it looks like on my etsy site at

After all these years I still haven’t found a use for the sequins.


I made the collars.  They are listed on my etsy shop as well.  I made these in the 1950’s.  My husband frequently had to attend fancy dinners and these collars gave a festive look to the dress I wore. We didn’t have a lot of money so I could attend looking my best with a conversation item.


Now I think that retro is in and maybe someone will find them interesting and unusual.  I haven’t seen anything like them anywhere.