Saturday, February 21, 2009

diamonds are a girl's best friend

In the last few days I've decided to sell some jewelry if I can. These earrings were a gift from Dale, Christmas 1996 or 1997. I really like these because of the hinged snap back closure, and the channel set diamonds seem to go with several rings.

Normally, I wouldn't even consider selling sentimental stuff like this, but I'm a bit behind on some important bills and those have to take precendence.

Unfortunately, no one has called me for any interviews so next week I think I'll have to apply for some retail jobs. Not looking forward to that, but at this point I'll be happy with any regular income - especially with Bill's job being as precarious as it is.

Anyway, I'm off to work at the clothing store today. Maybe I'll meet someone who'll want to hire me!


  1. Good luck with the job search and selling. I do know how hard it is to make finances stretch. *sigh* Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers-
    {{hugs}}- Gina

  2. Dale would be helping you through a rough spot in a way. I have my mom's full set of Wedgewood China in my attic...not sure what it's worth but it's that traditional blue with the white leaves...I have never used it but if I had to, I would let it get me through a financial problem.

    I keep going through Mikes life insurance, hoping it doesn't get too low before I hit 59 and 1/2 and can collect his pension. And just like everyone else, his 401K is down by about 33% and that's a big worry, though I won't touch it for another 5 years, then I have to move it.

    Good luck, take a job and keep won't owe them longevity anyway.

    Teri and her cats

  3. Your earrings are very familiar to me. They remind me of the ones I have in my ears now. They are beautiful, aren't they? I know if I were pinched, these would go, too. Material things can never hold the memories like our hearts and mind can.

  4. I dont see how anyone could not hire you.Can you just pawn them and buy them back? I dont mind selling things at all.I have sold alot of stuff over the past week but sentimental things are alot harder to let go.*hugs* good luck

  5. I'll say a little prayer that you get a job soon! I know what it's like not to have a regular income...been there done that and it's not fun!

  6. I have my fingers and toes crtossed for you. We all do what we must when we have to. My heart and thoughts are with you as you and Bill face this next battle. Maggs

  7. Best wishes on the job hunt & I'm certain that Dale would approve - though I hope you can just pawn them.

    It must be very difficult at the moment. I hope it changes for the better very soon.

  8. I sold a Martin D35 guitar back in 1986 for $1,100, $300 more than I paid for it, and to buy another one would set me back about $4,000 list, with taxes. Needless to say, I wish I had my old one back. I sold an amp to pay bills another time.