A Bit of a Rut …

It must be the time of year – DH and I are SUPPOSED to be in Paradise right about now …Unfortunately we won’t be getting away this year.  And, my ‘glassy mojo’ is (apparently) on vacation.  So, creatively, it’s slow-going. My card making seems to be moving along.  I made a few cards last week, …

Not Much to Report …

I slept a lot this week.  I think I’m trying to keep the CRUD I’m exposed to every weekend at bay with loads of sleep through the week … Maybe??? Anyway – I slept a bunch.  And kept cooking to a minimum with Spinach Artichoke Ravioli and a crockpot full of Golumpki, with bushels of …

A Good Week …

Our Xena had her babies on Sunday – four beautiful pups joined our crew.  Here’s a quick pic John sent me while I was at work.  [Better photos to come …] And, DH turned another year older this week.  So, we started the week with Bean & Bacon soup – made with ham hock broth, …

More Baby Steps …

Cuz that’s how we move forward!  But first … Look at this!  Aunt Piggy and Uncle Clyde ‘lording’ over the Neo babies … Too Cute! And back to baby steps:  We got the new shelving unit up – and full.  I like it.  Sure, I’d like it bigger, BUT … I have my lesser-used (coe96 …

T-8 hours

AKA – Dishes are still spinning …  Lil Sis will be home in 8 hours.  She has left Ghana, and is making her way from Amsterdam as I type.  I will be so glad to have her back in Michigan!!! We got through our first adult-children Christmas fairly well, considering it was early in the …

‘Twas 5 Days Before Christmas …

But – I work 12 night weekends, AND we’re celebrating with the extended family on Christmas Eve.  [Yes, on Monday – after I get home from work …] So, this girl has got to get BUSY!!! Thank goodness for internet shopping.  Everything I didn’t make has been delivered safely to our house.  [BTW – thank …

Staying Busy …

Tubby’s babies are growing, growing and GROWING!  Here’s a quick photo of a couple of her boys … Look who’s peeking! I’m still scratching out time to work in the studio – keeping stock up, filling orders, uploading shop listings:    And, I’m still knitting … Only one pair done this week (so 2 more …

Et … VOILA!!!

Just like that – Thanksgiving is over; We had a recipe-FAIL; and I’m missing a decent portion of the tip of my thumb.  VOILA! For a hot second, DH was ‘proud’ of himself for pulling together Artichoke Spinach Pinwheels … the link shows you what they should have looked like.  Our version was HUGE, with …

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year …

We had our first snowfall this week (a semi-sticking kind, anyway).  I love snow (from inside a heated space!)!  So pretty … I’ve been keeping a couple of kilns busy for the last few days.  We’re keeping up with ornaments, one mini load at a time (which somehow makes it easier for me) … I …

Better Late Than Never …

I ran out of time last week to post.  So, here I am in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, planning out my week ahead and reflecting on last week. We did a beautiful coe96 vit pull on Friday.  Here are photos of the gorgeous red murrini from the cane, and the pull progression from …