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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Mandy, Doreen, and I were overwhelmed by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show today.


intrigued by these stretchy picture bracelets


coral roses in various sizes


medium sized protection against the Evil Eye (notice my new cha cha bracelet and the super sized Evil Eye protection in the big bag in the back of the bin)


positive


negative


Bin buys bone


Mandy's obsession


my obsession


Frida memorial

Comments

Momma_Dee said…
Oh, wow! Overwhelmed seems to be the key word.
OK - must know which show had the Coral Roses - I am still in Tucson HELP! please...

Robyn Hawk
shy_smiley said…
Thanks for stopping by, Robyn. I saw these roses at the Holiday Inn, in the larger ballroom, at a vendor more in the middle of the room on the north side. His booth has a lot of stretchy bracelets and various bling bling. The roses were in a tray on the west side of his booth. I also saw vendors selling coral roses and lotuses in the gem mall, but I was so lost in there I couldn't give any better directions than that. Good luck. Hope you find what you're looking for.

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wotd: temporize

temporize \TEM-puh-ryz\, intransitive verb:
1. To be indecisive or evasive in order to gain time or delay action.
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