Finally a dig

I have always wanted to see the Deming rock show. I’ve heard how big it is and thought at some point I would get to attend. This year not only did I attend, I even got to go out on a dig.

I got into town on Friday to the worst windstorm. I went to the rock show but they had to close up the booths on the outside due to the high winds. Over sixty miles an hour. So there were only a few booths.

I went to signed up for the dig. There were three to choose from and the lady I was talking to had a unicorn hat on so right off I knew she believed in magic lol. I asked her which she would go on if it was her that was going. She told me her dig story out at Big Diggins. So what the heck let’s do it. She also said not to expect too much since the backhoe had broken and they hadn’t been able to bring in more since the last group of people. No problem since I didn’t even know what to expect to begin with, ha.

The evening brought more wind, rain and hail. Ok so, you’re probably thinking this is a bad thing. I was actually ok with it, knowing how it’s actually cleaning up a few layers of dirt and rock. It was hard to sleep, I was a bit excited.

The next morning, the weather had cleared up. It was actually a beautiful day for digging. It stayed in the mid 60’s.

I found this baby as soon as I started walking up to the dig.

Rock people are pretty friendly so we all just picked a spot and started digging. Talking and comparing rocks. The guides were very cool in showing what to look for and one in particular would come by and drop a few cool rocks he found in our buckets.

The first couple of hours there were quite a few of us, but by the end only the true rock hounds were left. Lol

Big brother kept an eye too. We were only something like 15 miles away from the border.

I found quite a bit of agate, chalcedony and jasper. The fire agate is what I really wanted and that was actually just laying on the ground.

I found a few pieces of the fire agate but this is the only one you can actually see a little fire in. The rest I will have to slowly polish when I get a chance.

As you can see I’ve got a bit to go through.

Here’s a few pretty ones

I also bought a couple things at the show.

Some Laguna I’m always a sucker for reds and patterning.

Seriphinite found in NM

Some palm wood

And some cool colored flourite

Planning for next year already. Go early and dig for three days. God willing.



Reboot Day 13

Wow, already day 13.  I can’t believe I’ve made it this far.  It’s been pretty hard.  I’ve lost 10 lbs, still feel very alert ( who would’ve thought I was living in a fog) and I feel quite well.  I didn’t get that big surge of energy everyone talks about but I do have more energy than before. I still get a small headache every now and again but not migraines. I don’t take anything for them since I’m cleaning out my body so they just go away on their own and it hasn’t been too bad. My skin feels awesome as everyone says that’s on a reboot. Must be all the hydration.  I drink 4-6 juices a day along with a gallon of water, wonder why I wake in the night dying of thirst.

I have been wanting to get off the hormones that I was put on when I had my hysterectomy 9 years ago.  Yeah 9 years of HRT.  Whenever I tried to wean myself off before it came with some nasty side effects.  Pains and hot flashes or flushes whatever you want to call them.  So I decided that while I was at this reboot might as well go all in.  I’m not recommending this to anyone, I’m just saying this is what I decided to do on my own. So far I’ve had no issues.  I’m kinda excited about that.

I’m not saying it’s easy.  You have to go buy all this produce, and the cashiers look at you like WTH!  It fills your fridge and its like for 3 days.  Ugh  It can be so messy too.  I found that if I do a marathon juicing and make enough for 3 days It’s just so much easier than juicing every night for the next day.  I know it’s better fresh, but you gotta do what’s best for you.  This is best for me.  I have mason jars that I store my juices in and that takes up less room than all that produce.  You have to run to the bathroom every hour or more.  The hardest part for me has been of course, being around food.  I’m not hungry, I just want food.     My other half still has to eat, and I get the privilege of making his dinner.  Lucky me.

It is however worth the trouble, I think.  It has been for me so far. I keep motivated by watching different documentaries on it and have really enjoyed The Juicing Documentary on YouTube as well as Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Vegucated and Forks over Knives which I watched on Netflix. The community on the reboot with joe site is amazing and if you have questions or just need a few buddies to start with, that’s the place to be.

I have a couple more weeks to go and if you wonder why I’m trying to get to about 30 days here’s why, the different juice fasting stages.  I plan to stop around the 6th of November.  I will be on vacation after and I hope to integrate some food into my life at that time.

So if you’ve thought about this, do it. Talk to your doctor and jump in!  You can start slow if you want, 3 days, 5days.  Work up to whats best for you.  If I can do it, anyone can.

Juice on! 🙂

Reboot days 3 & 4

Just a little update on my juice reboot.

The third day was miserable.  Woke with a headache and felt like I was coming down with a cold, and a little dizzy at times.  It was pretty bad. I just wanted to go back to bed and stay there for the rest of the day.  However, I expected that.  From all that I read the first 3 days are the worst.  So true.  The 4th, which is today, was ok. No headache, and I felt amazingly alert.  Hopefully I’m on the other side and It will be clear sailing now.  The great part is that I am losing a pound a day.  This is awesome!

I will update again soon.  I’m sure daily is a bit much.. ha

Reboot day 1

No coffee today my little Keurig.  Just a nice cup of hot water with ginger and lemon. Yummy.  Actually it wasn’t too bad.  I had all the drinks ready so I almost felt odd getting ready to go to work. Packing my lunch was a few glasses of drinks.  I rarely have breakfast so it was a little difficult getting the first juice down.  There’s a lot of liquid in a reboot.  I felt like I was constantly drinking something.  What goes in must come out, sooooo quite a few trips down the hall as well.  I only felt hunger once, and it was around 1pm so it was lunch time.  The Mean Green drink is a little on the strong side but I think it grows on you.

Getting home to a kitchen full of food cooking. Yeah that pretty much sucked. My husband cooks on his day off and packs lunches for the week.  That was tough, but I made it though.

Juiced for tomorrow.  It was a little easier, still took awhile and I made quite a mess, but hopefully, it will get easier as I get the hang of it.

I get to end the day with a nice cup of hot water with ginger and lemon..

Juice on! 😉


Well I suppose its time I get back to work and get a few things cut or wrapped or both.  These 2 wraps are my latest.

My original twisted pendant is one I wear almost daily and it still gets quite a few compliments.  I just had to try to make more after that one.  It wasn’t easy either.

The malachite drusy, and chrysocholla drusy in the new twisted pendant is from Lima peru. I love this stone and it has been hard to find. So when I do find it I have to buy as much as possible. The cutting of it is pretty tricky tho.  I just hate to lose any color or drusy crystal.  But I can’t wrap a big a chunk of rock nor do I want it to just sit on a shelf and get dusty.  This rock just begs to be cut and wrapped.

The next pendant has a focal skull magnasite bead.  I bought a few skulls at a rock shop in Alburquerque NM last summer.  Since it was a nice turquoise color, I had to add a little coral and a Pecos River diamond we found in NM too. The garnet was just a lil more color and I like for these twisty pendants to have as much color as possible.  This pendant is just totally southwest inspiration.



Thanks for stopping by 🙂

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 14 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 50 posts. There were 103 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 49mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 7th with 257 views. The most popular post that day was Greenstones.

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Some visitors came searching, mostly for chlorastrolite, green stones, michigan state gem, flowering tube onyx, and michigan greenstone.

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Greenstones June 2009


A little bit about me March 2009


Wire wrapping frenzy September 2009

A New Chapter

In life that is. I’m in a bit of a transition and have deactivated my Etsy shop as well as my market place on I will be opening them up again and adding more pieces as soon as things are all settled. Wish me luck, say a little prayer and stay safe!!

Well even if I haven’t been able to cab very much I have been playing with rocks. This dino bone pendant has take me a couple of weeks to finish. What’s up with that? I just couldn’t end it or something.
The druzy Chrysocolla-Malachite rock is prize from a member on the taogem forum. The druzy is spectacular. The crystals are so clear and shine like you wouldn’t believe. I hope to cut it and make a couple of sparkly pendants soon. The cabs, moss agate and Stone canyon jasper. I cabbed them up last weekend, just hadn’t gotten around to posting so there they are..

The Moss agate is from Rare Rocks and gems’ awesome sales, and the Amazing Chryso-Malachite from Nuevo Mundo Imports

Stay dry and safe!


In the last few weeks

Its been so hectic. Getting ready for a small Christmas show and then Christmas itself. The boutique turned out ok and it was really fun. I hadn’t set up for one in quite awhile and it turned out pretty good. I wrapped so many pieces that I burned out for a little while it seems. I didn’t even want to look at a piece of wire. So I cabbed a little, very little, went out and found a few pretty rocks. Mostly red jasper and pet wood. Until a few days ago a friend sent a few awesome cabs and wanted one wrapped. I was back into wire. I couldn’t stop! I’m just grateful it was the weekend since I got no sleep. lol I hope he likes his pendant half as much as I like the cab and slabs he sent me. I even got a lil cabbing in today. Looks like I’m slowly getting back in the swing.

Another long weekend coming up.. yay!
Hope this one was great for you.

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