And – In an Instant …

I’m so defeated!  My year has been turned upside down, all on one day.  At first I was incredulous … Then it started sinking in, and my hands started shaking, and then – as I was tearing my office/studio upside down, I broke down and cried. Thus went my Friday …  pre-filled with crazy ideas …

Deadline 2 of 4 & The New Year …

I started the week off by meeting the (latest) new deadline for online work competencies.  Which made the next two weeks mine!  YAY!  We had beautiful skies on Monday, along with some snow fall on Tuesday … I caught photos: [DH and] I gifted ourselves with an air fryer – so we spent much of …

On The Mend …

Both physically and creatively – with baby steps!  I must not have been successful at the dodging-and-weaving game with our swarm of flu/URI-crud patients last weekend in the E.R. … I’ve been fighting sinus pain/snot and body aches this week – the best way I know:  Lots of vitamin C (orange juice), strong medicine (ummm, …

Mildly progressive …

Yep – I’ve been a mildly progressive  BUM this week!  I was helping DH with our pups, moving along stamp identification, making glass, cooking – oh, and catching the last rays of summer sunshine!  [While Monday was cooler temps – so far we’re 5/5 days in the pool and I hope to add one more …

Late to the Party …

In an effort to try to organize my growing stamp collection, I stumbled on a program … Yep – I understand it’s been around for a long time … Evernote (a free organizing app).  So, while I’m watching over my moms and pups, I’m entering lots and lots of data.  I’ve plowed through 2 baskets …

Updates …

I have managed to misplace my creative mojo again.  But – there have been a few other things keeping us occupied lately … We’ve had puppies (again)!  Our Josie had her first litter, so we’ve added four big, beautiful blue babies to our nursery. Josie is doing an awesome job loving, feeding and caring for …

A Lot to Report …

OK  – running through the list since my last post.  Last week was wonderful, with pool days every day!  Got through a steady ER-nursing weekend, with a bit of a twist.  Our youngest daughter came up to see me and inform she was heading back to Ghana for a ‘short visit’ (3 wks).  She left …

It’s been a while …

I keep going back and forth with this creative rut.  I need to do a MAJOR deep clean in the studio, and I’m not looking forward to it.  But it has to happen, so … Next week! In the meantime, DH and I have played with some hot weather desserts.  We tried some homemade (no …

Just a couple more days …

Even with less than cooperative Michigan summer weather, I’m having a great stay-cation.  I have a couple more days of ‘bumming’ before heading back to the ER this weekend …  In the meantime, we had our coe90 ‘carnival’ pull.  Here is the stack, with the resulting murrini and cane.    We had a family gathering …

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 …