A Hot Minute …

This catch-up game is tough – so many photos.  The garden is rocking, and I’m refraining from a full photo tour … (you’re welcome!)  But, I do need to share a few photos … My experiments are working (so far, anyway)!  My sweet potatoes finally grew some slips, and are now in their own pot …

Silent/Healing …

I’m not sure why I would decide to develop abdominal cellulitis now.  I don’t know how one goes about creating abdominal cellulitis … But, I’ve been quiet lately, in part – because that’s what I’ve been doing/GROWING??? Absolute craziness!  Not what I had programmed.  But, there you have it – this body has it’s own …

Tinkering …

Cuz – I can.  I’m on vacation.  No – we’re not going anywhere.  But I’m taking a much-needed break from (ER) work… We’ve had a beautiful SUN day.  DH shared his plans to build a deck on the pond … My dad has a birthday coming up … 71 years young.  So, I made a …

So – the funny thing is …

It turns out, you can’t play with your torch if your OXYGEN tank is empty … Nope!  Doesn’t matter how much of that glass glob you place into your ‘hottest flame’ … This is what you get … And now, I am waiting on my (new) O2 tank arrival(!);  Meanwhile murrini is on hold!!! But …

Today is the Day!

… I think(!)  … Maybe … Yes!!!  I’ve been wanting to play with the torch and making my own murrini for a while now.  I’m just about ready …  So – this is it! … … AFTER physical therapy! [Arrrgghh! – my arm is already ACHING!]  But, I can do this.  And – I have …

Arrgghh–the Broken Wing strikes again!

Cooped-up, grateful, somber and reflective (… as we roll into the New Year with it’s mandatory RESOLUTIONS) = TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS! I just watched an interesting piece on millennials.  As the parents of four such off-spring, my husband and I have often discussed, argued and compromised on the best approach to raise …

A moment …

To panic … and gripe … before moving on. I’m so far behind – after spending too many hours this week with work.  The good news?  I am competent … for another 364 days … And, I smiled while I was instructed to do more with less, pick up the slack in other departments, and …

Never enough hours – and yet …

I’m relieved all the same.  I make myself nutty with these craft/art shows.  I know I do.  “They” say identifying the problem is half the battle.  It’s not true … I’m still nutty!  (But I knew that going in, so …) We’re working a show (that DH signed us up for) in … well, T-5 …

I’m still here …

It’s been forever, I know.  Busy mixed with a little funk, I guess.  Not so much going on in the kilns, but I did get all of my beading supplies moved from my ‘office’ to the studio.  This meant a lot of deep cleaning, reorganizing and stair climbing(!), but I like it … I also …

Catching the Christmas spirit …

or is that SPIRITS???  (We’ll get to that…)  I’m happy.  I’m gathering up small projects/music to keep myself occupied while I work the art shop tomorrow.  Come join me from 12n-8p … I’ll have Pentatonix rockin’ on my MP3 player for some a cappella Christmas cheer (thanks L.T!!) Back to spirits … I’ve been putting all …