Friday, November 14, 2008

Jewerly Party and Comment Posting Instructions

Hi Everyone,

This entry will be a little random. I am having a jewelry and craft party at my house where I am selling stuff I made. Saturday November 22 from 3pm to 9pm. It will be an open house format. I love visitors however, so you are welcome to stay and hang out as long as you like. The house will be open to all interested from 3pm until 9pm. I will have a lot of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I will also have a bunch of sets of wine glass charms that are adorable. I also have some homemade book marks. Lastly I have some decorated serving pieces. We’ll have food and drinks of course.

If you are interested in going, email me and I’ll send you the Evite. I would love for anyone to come. Don’t worry Austin people. I’ll bring the leftovers when I visit in December.

Yesterday I got the group picture from the Pistons game with Chauncey. I cracked up because you can barely see Rebecca and me. You can only see the tops of our heads. It’s like Where’s Waldo.
Lastly, I am giving you all a lesson on writing a comment in my blog. It just sucks posting and not getting any comments from all of you. At the bottom of this entry I am writing right now, you will see a purple link that says 0 Comments (and hopefully soon will say 20 comments or even more) Click on the 0 Comments link. I have a picture wher I am pointing to the comments link nelow. It will take you to a new page where you will see other people’s comments on the left and there will be a box to write your comment in on the right. (DON”T write the comment yet unless you already have a Google account)

So, first you have to set up a Google account (I even have pictures to make this really easy) See where I am pointing? This is where you go to set up a Google account. If you already have an account, you might not see this option.

To set up a Google account click on that link and it takes you to another page. Type in your email address and then type it in again. Create a password and then type it again. Type in the name you want it to display for you. Do a word verification where you write the letters you see above. Then check the box saying that you agree with the terms. Once you do that it will take you back to the comment page, which will now look like this.

After you write your comment there is a word verification where you type in the letters you see above. This time I don’t think you will need to enter your user name and password, because you will already be signed in. If you do need to enter your user name and password your user name is you email address and your password is the one you created when you made your account Then, click the orange box that says “publish your comment”
The thing about the comment page is that the latest comment is at the bottom, of the list not at the top of the list of comments, so to see your comment scroll down.
The next time you read my blog and want to post a comment it will be much easier. Click on the comment link, write your comment, your user name is your email address and all you have to remember is your password. Easy Peasey. Please email me if you have any trouble, because I want everyone to be able to write a comment if they feel so inclined. I can even write responses to everyone’s comments. How cool is that?
Just remember if you have a Google account and sign in to Blogger you DO NOT necessarily have to have a blog I think my instructions are good. We’ll see huh?

As of this whole tooth crisis I had. Well, I just paid the $450 and it hurt. I called Aetna and they admitted to misquoting me (even had what they said in the phone call in their records) on how much they cover for my root canal. So, essentially I did everything I could and still owe the $450 because I was misquoted. I’ve just been so stressed about money and I think it is crazy that I have spent more money on my teeth in the past two months than I have on my health in the past year.

It wasn’t really about the tooth stuff which was the whole point of my entry. It was a meltdown triggered from the stress of the tooth stuff. Maybe I needed that release? (Not of the money, but of the tears)

Okay, that’s all for now.



  1. I know what you mean about writing and not getting feedback. It happens to me all the time. I think that it is one of the drawbacks of not having a friend-specific blog. My family feels weird commenting and strangers don't think that it is important to me if they comment. It is a lose, lose situation. Well anyways, I am rambling. I hope everything is going well. Are you interested in watching the Biggest Loser next week together? It should be a good one.

    Talk to you later,

  2. Shannon - you make jewelry? I didn't know that. Very cool. I would absolutely stop by if I lived up there. Good luck - hope you sell out!


  3. hey shannon!!! i love the jewelry!!! i need to get some on your next trip to texas. i will send you and email soon. xoxo rhonda

  4. Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday (and all of your jewelry!) I think you'll have more success hopefully with the comments after leaving the lesson. I'm on computers all the time and this took me a little time to navigate to get signed up. Hope your feeling less stressed and putting it in the past. I have medical bill mania myself, under insured for Jillian's birth this past March did it... (((HUGS)))

  5. It is so disappointing when you don't get posts! I have found that now that I am done with treatment I get a lot less comments; and this seems to be the time I need them most! Your jewelry is beautiful and I hope you sell lots.
    My hubby went to the dentist a few months ago for a plain ol' cleaning and it was $99 after insurance!! He had no x-rays but our insurance is such CRAP that he had to pay almost $100! I love that you watch Biggest Loser, it's my fave. Have not missed a season yet!! Have a fantastic weekend! How is you "bullet hole" healing? Well I hope!
    :-) Nicole

  6. Yeah! 5 Comments so far. I knew Jodie and Nichole would understand how I feel. I should be sending them messages more ofter, but I always assume I'll be able to talk to them at Rack Pack meetings.

    My "bullet hole" port hole is actually a little infected again. Of course I notice it on a Friday at 4pm. I'll be keeping a very close eye on it and hopefully I can make it through the weekend without any hospitals.

    I vote for Amy on the Biggest Looser because she is Jodie's friend, from Michigan and she's the one nice person left on the blue team. The other women on the blue team are just mean.

  7. That photo is hilarious! At least we got super close to Chauncey before he ditched Detroit! :\ Can't wait for the party - I want to get one of those pearl necklaces.

  8. Hello Shannon

    Your mom has been at your house tonight making the jewelry with you. Hope you had a great time I've been practicing my dance moves to teach Drew so he can perfect his "Mikedance". Oh, mom is home now. Love your new blog. Have lots of fun with it.


  9. I never knew you were so crafty Shannon! Is this something you picked up recently? I'm intrigued. Can't wait to see your work when you get to Austin. :)

  10. Hi Shannon - good job on the instructions on how to post! I finally figured it out and it went just like you said. Looks like you are getting a lot of posts now. I am planning on coming to your party - looking forward to it. I am also going to bring you some beads and stuff - I have a bag of old antique or retro jewelry that I think you might be able to use. Ann Manor

  11. i love jewelry!!! and i would love to see you...unfortunately we are making the trek out to grand rapids that weekend to have an early thanksgiving with the in-laws. let me know when you're in royal oak and hopefully we can meet up!

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  13. Hi Shannon!

    I feel your pain. Just broke my tooth and am going through basically what you went through! Hope you are feeling better. Looking forward to seeing you both on Thanksgiving!

    Love, Beth

  14. can't wait until you come to Austin! When will you be here?

  15. I too want to know when you're coming to Austin! Also, send me your address via e-mail so I can send you a check for my order. What's the official name now? Shannon Watson? Shannon Iezzi-Watson? Shannon Iezzi?

  16. Everyone should read this article! While not everyone has time to write long comments, it's true some mention of the article name should show up in the comment. That's what helps tie it to the article.


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