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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Just saw this. Love it!!! Fav.

  2. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I REALLY, REALLY like this! Very romantic, indeed! Hey, I could use a little ROMANCE in my life! Maybe I’ll buy these beads…

  3. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Love your combination!!! The brass adds to the romance!!

  4. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    SO romantic…almost a vintage feel to it…love it!

  5. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Thanks so much!!!! :)

  6. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    OKAY, Chicky D, your going on a cruise!! hold your horses!!!!lol……

  7. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    very elegant! :)

  8. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    I love this Smoky Rose…very romantic!

  9. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Very pretty and very Smoky Rose, I love it ;)

  10. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    STILL EMPLOYED!!!!! just got back from the town hall meeting.
    Thank you all for all of your nice comments on my pick! :)

  11. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Good to have ya back!!!!

  12. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    That is WONDERFUL news! So relieved for you!

  13. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Thank you! These are scary times we’re living in……

  14. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    I know…my hubby and I are living those scary times right now….but we are hangin’ in there…he lost his job of 23 years late January…hasn’t found anything yet..of course…

  15. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Debbi, Oh, That is such a shame. Haging in there must be all you can do. I wish I had some great advice… I will pray that things work out for you and yours!!

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Smoky…. BTW Beautiful! I am so glad that your job is sitll ok! Hopefully one less worry for you!

  17. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Debbi, do hang in there – it’s gotta start turning around, little by little – ALL the best to you and to he!!!!

    thank you, girls!

    -we’re in it together, right

  18. Southern Chick
    Southern Chick says:

    Hello fellow chicks…My husband may be jobless sometime this summer. Of course my teaching salary got cut by 1/2% for the rest of the year…So much for honoring contracts! Oh yeah, and get this, our governor who cut the salaries had the nerve to send us all of letter of appreciation last week during Nat’l. Teacher’s Appreciation Week. She said she knows its going to be tough for us, but she expects us to continue working hard for the children.

  19. Southern Chick
    Southern Chick says:

    Debbi, you’re going to make it. I really think that things have to turn around. You’re in my thoughts and prayers…

  20. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    yep, give 110% but don’t expect full pay!

    Thanks, Smoky..I feel bad for my husband…he doesn’t like being out of work, it’s not in his character at all…he’s close to retirement too, so that’s a double edged sword…experienced but “expensive” to hire…thanks for your encouragement!

  21. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    C**P! Of course you are going to continue to do your best… I am sure you teach because you love the kids!

  22. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you Southern Chick for the prayers…that’s the way this is going to turn around for everyone who is in this same situation….and believe me, I know it could be worse. We feel for those who have children still at home…feeding a large family, etc….

  23. Southern Chick
    Southern Chick says:

    Bless his heart. Are most of us “near” retirement age and not able to do it? Oh well.

  24. Southern Chick
    Southern Chick says:

    Yeah, bubbly…it was really degrading and very insensitive. I made a copy of it to show my husband. The NEA put her into the governor’s office because she has a doctorate in education and they felt she would be more helpful to the teachers. Guess they were wrong!

  25. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Our retirement “funds” need to get us through this time of unemployment…don’t know what we’ll do about retiring if one of us doesn’t find a job…but we’re more positive than that! Something good will come along, we’ve made it 35 years so far!

  26. Southern Chick
    Southern Chick says:

    You know, its been really nice finding such a super group of women that I feel comfortable sharing things with. Its really been a blessing.

  27. CAS
    CAS says:

    I’ve been out of work since the end of August. I’m very luck that I’d moved in with my parents a few years ago, so I don’t have some of the worries I might have had. But I’ve burned out of nursing, and trying to start a brand new career path in this economy is tough, I just keep hoping, doing my best, and putting out lots and lots and lots of applications/resumes. Southern Chick, I have my fingers crossed for you and your hubby. And I agree that your Governor is an insensitive TWIT (one of my Nana’s words).

  28. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Honestly, Sometimes people get so involved in how to get the job done and protecting the bottom line , they forget all about the people who are working so hard to make an important difference! I don’t know if it helps, but I know the world & our children would suffer without all their wonderful, and caring teachers! Hang in there! Not everyone feels the need to justify their actions by humiliating others.

  29. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    CAS, so sorry you haven’t had any luck finding a job either….you are fortunate in that you did move in with your parents but still, I’m sure you want to be employed as well…will be thinking of you too!

    But in my humble opinion…your jewelry is SO beautiful…I know you could sell it! I don’t know your market in NH though.

  30. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    So sorry to hear about all the hardships you are all going through right now (believe it or not we are in the same boat) but things won’t stay this way forever. Keep your spirits up, girls!

  31. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you Ivy, you too! And a huge prayer that your new venture is the hottest thing to hit your town!

  32. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, Mary, this is such a lovely Pick!!! It has an antique feel to it — just love these colors & the brass together! :-) I’m so happy you survived the cuts today at work!!! I know how worried you’ve been.

    Debbi — Please know that you’re in my thoughts & prayers. We are in a similar situation. Hubby’s job is on the line, too; he’s close to retirement age; not old enough for SS yet; wants to keep working, but if he loses this job — between his age & cost to hire him due to his experience & degrees held, he’s not sure where they would hire him. So, we’re taking it day by day, as so many are. I’m sending good wishes & blessings your way! We live in Indiana. Where do you live?

  33. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Chicky LE..thank you! We live in MA. I am sending prayers to you in Indiana…

  34. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Southern Chick & CAS & Crazy Chick — just read all the comments and want you to know you are in my prayers, too, for so many reasons that we all understand all too well. Blessings to all! :-)

  35. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sparkle Chick — thanks for your prayers! Please keep us updated on how things are going for you & your husband.

  36. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    We all have so much in common..tough times and yet we forge ahead!

  37. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Just checked back and have lot to catch up on reading.
    We own our own business, so no worries about being fired. BUT, everyone’s business is slower now, even here in West Texas. I have a friend who works in HR for the City, and she says applications are way up, with all the lay-offs.
    You are all in my prayers and I know we will get thru’ this hard time.
    Some might wonder why we bead and visit on the LB site. I think the answer is pretty easy..We are keeping our sanity and hope, one day at a time.
    So we hold onto our dreams, exercise our creativity, and keep encouraging each other. Because that is what we do.

  38. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    Love this colour combination. I feel for all you chicks. I am retired but things aren’t much easier for me than they are for you with the prices all skyrocketing. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  39. No Photo
    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW! Just finished reading the convo.
    My heartfelt prayers for each and everyone of you! Prayers that those who need a job, get one soon and those that are worried are able to keep their jobs.
    You all seem to have such a positive attitude about things. Hang on to that.
    Blessings!!

  40. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful and very feminine pick!

    As for the loosing the job… My husband is at retirement age but we were planning he would work two more years especially considering the economy situation but… he was fired last August , just like that… and he was leading engineer , created a lot of machinery which brought a lot of money to the company for over 20 years!! Experience versus less pay for young unexperienced won… He still recovering from the shock..The company did not have the pension plan … the only thing they did : gave me COBRA as I am 7 years younger then Michael but it is temporarely thing anyhow. And our move to the new house and financial situation for many and, considering that piano lessons are luxury, cut my students from 36 to 7… But we will survive I am sure :) even though the 401K savings lost quite a bit ( for everyone..). My husband and i are hard to kill: medically and financially:) We always recover! ( to the point , ofcause…he-he).

  41. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Ah, Julia…I am so sorry to hear that your Michael lost his job too. Sounds very similar on this blog…husbands very close to retirement age, top of the line employees who have earned their way up the pay scale..and the first to be let go because of the higher rate of pay, etc…
    I am 6 years younger than my husband. You & I and Ivy like an older man!

  42. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Hey Southern Chick! I say heck with the cotton pickin letter, send me the pay it took to compose, type, stamp, and mail all those suckers out! What a joke! I feel terrible for you. I can’t even imagine. How can they do that to you? Contract what?!? I’m totally on your side Chicky babe! How bout some retro pay right?!?

  43. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I tell you what Chicks, i wonder if the media has caused such turmoil in our economy?!? Are folks just getting laid off to do it, or these companies really in this financial trouble… Unfortunately, we will never know the truth. All we get is the worry, fret, and hardships. Us chicks need to keep the henhouse cluckin and help each other through this with laughter and comradery, is that how you spell that?, anyway…prayers go out to all.

  44. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    With you all the way, Sexy Chick.

  45. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Things are just such a mess!Maybe we just need to ride out the storm?!? Kinda hard when there are bills, kids, new HOMES, oh my I wonder what were we thinkin? But, if it wasn’t meant to be it wouldn’t have happened right?

  46. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Julia, I’m so sorry about what you & Michael are going through right now. My thoughts & prayers are with you both.

  47. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hey, I’m 6 years younger than my husband, too!!! You never know what all we have in common, right? :-)

  48. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Oh, well , we are survivors:) we are in much better shape then many others. Our house is paid for and Michael should retire anyhow… So we just a little bit more frugal then usual. But, my prayers are going up for all the rest of the folks …

    Hugs,
    to all:)

  49. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I am sorry for all the Chicks’ challenges during this time. I am safe again, for now, and grateful. These are unprecedented times for most of us… and unnerving.
    Chicks’ economic challenges will be on my mind as I lay down tonight – you will be remembered in my prayers.
    Good that we can talk about it.

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