Back on Track …

We struggled in the nursery for a bit, as our Gina had her pups on Friday.  Juggling the needs of the babies, new Moms, the rest of our four-legged crew and dinners … Whew!  As we watch the newborns 24/7, DH and I flip to our best schedules – he takes the day watch and …

Pup Watch & Staying Busy …

As a first time mom, Georgie and her pups are doing great!  She has even adjusted to having a whelp-mate in the nursery, as Gina is waiting for her pups to arrive (- and growing bigger by the minute!) …  So, DH and I are staying close.  I’m so grateful we have a finished basement …

Busy … But with Downtime

We’ve had a busy week … welcoming pups on Tuesday.  Our Georgie is doing a great job as a first time Mom, but we’re staying close to keep an eye on all.  So – I’ve had plenty of time to work on cards – stamping, masking, die-cutting, coloring … And(!) – I organized my growing …

Birthdays, Card Making & EPIC

Wrapped up all of my mandatory nurse classes last week, YAY!  Got through the weekend shifts, and heard such bizarre complaints, I can’t even mention them… My goodness, but folks are losing coping skills by the bucket-loads! Moving on … On Tuesday, DH and I made nachos, making the chips (cut tortillas) in the air …

Hibernating …

I haven’t decided if I’m battling some wimpy bug or just hibernating this week.  But, I’ve been sleeping for long spells, with short periods of consciousness – to eat, peruse the internet and play with cards/paper.  And then – back to sleep … Tomorrow is going to be a long one, with mandatory work competency …

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 …

Major Deadlines … MET!

We made it … All handmade gifts were completed and GIVEN.  I pulled together a few cards (five – to be exact): Four to give to our offspring, to house the cash gifts they all wanted;   And one more card for my sister … To go along with the Mexican Fruit Cake for her …

T-5 days …

Actually, I have 2 more days to prepare for Christmas … [Fingers Crossed – but I think we’re looking okay!]   Just a few more items to purchase, projects to complete and gifts to wrap.  And get through an ER nursing weekend.  It’s all good!  We’ll be ready to start the celebrations on Christmas Eve … …

Happy Thanksgiving …

We had a great Thanksgiving day!  DH and I prepped all we could the night before, including our (now) traditional bacon-wrapped herb-butter turkey, green bean casserole, hanky pankies and spanakopitas (although we didn’t bust into those on Thursday).  On Thanksgiving day, I made my mashup of 3 different Whiskey Apple Stuffing recipes and our family …

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, …