Month: June 2011

The yard work is done (almost) …

For this year anyway … Each year I add to our growing gardens/flower beds/landscaping.  Since our house is in the middle of what used to be a hay field, I’ve had lots of planting to do.  In the first few years, I would surround the house with annuals – in pots, no less.  I quickly …

Hibernation …

So … I seem to have fallen into a strange routine.  I’ve been sleeping 11+ hours on Mondays.  This is bizarre to me, as I typically function on 4-7 hours of sleep and then magically wake up, whether I want more or not … My only complaint is that I’m waking up at strange hours …

Weekend wrap up – Balloon Fest

There are three weekends that I really don’t like working … Balloon Fest, Easy Rider and Melon Fest (and for fun – many years Easy Rider and Melon Fest are on the SAME weekend!) … Too many people crammed together in a small town, lots of alcohol flowing freely on a hot summer night … …

Week-DAY wrap up – Summer Birthdays ….

So, I had 5 kids today – as I casually pointed out to the husband … “you’re acting like a child!” – and he agreed !!  Alright buddy, what do you need?  A nap, a time out … what??? Meanwhile, we got through our photo-shoot with pups!  Some cute pics, despite  the ‘number 1 child’ …

Morning (after) news …

And so, the insomnia returns … It’s 3am.  The house is sleeping.  My studio is still 94 degrees, as the kilns are ramping down.  And I can’t sleep.  I’ve perused the ‘net, cleaned the studio, played with dogs and puppies, had a cocktail or two (or was it three … ???), and still – WIDE …

Morning news …

Woke up refreshed and renewed after sleeping 11 hours … now ready to embrace the ABCs of Life … Since I woke up at 630am (such an unnatural hour to wake up), I started working in the kitchen.  I made a batch of what I lovingly refer to as ‘Monkey Juice’.  What started out years …

Weekend Wrap Up … just another day in paradise

It was a busy weekend.  This weekend I refused to get sucked into anyone’s Jerry-Springer-drama (be it the twenty-something’s ‘crisis’ [can you say ‘vomited for 2 whole hours’?] or a co-worker’s overload tantrum) … Did that make me come off as uncaring?  Maybe.  But here’s what I saw: A heart rate climb to 195+ beats …

(Yet another) new hobby is born …

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it … The heat press came today – YAY!!  Meet Mr. DC16AP … isn’t he cute?  We did some rearranging in the studio to give him a good home.  And even though my much needed ‘heat tape’ has not yet arrived, I couldn’t wait to play, but …

A new me … for the moment

Having slept 14 hours … I feel like a new me – for now. My heat press arrives tomorrow.  I’m excited – and rearranging the studio to accommodate this new toy.  I’ve already received some substrates in the mail – I’m all set to play.  (To which, I need to remember the next time I’m …

A Cure for Insomnia … AKA Weekend Wrap Up

OH MY GOSH … What a weekend!  Pneumonia, DKA, hyperemesis gravidarum, S/P Cardiac Arrest (talking and smiling, no less), overdoses, alcohol poisonings, anoxic brain injury, R/O peritonitis, COPD exacerbation, GI bleed … and that’s just Sunday night!  Every patient I touched was sick (admitted or transferred).  This is my little country ER – not some …