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 …

I’m Not Dead … Yet ;)

Sorry for the really long lapse between postings.  The reasons are varied, but combine busy-overload with creative funk, along with a bit of cleaning and reorganizing.  And … officially entering my 5th decade of life.  OUCH! My family knows me so well … And they all came to celebrate with dinner and cake at our …

Baby Steps … Win the Race?

Well no.  But they keep you moving forward.  Our time is so segregated these days – but it’s all good!  So, I’m reporting on a little of this and a little of that! I have managed to do a couple of things in the studio.  Speaking of which – here is a reverse view from …

Minimal Adulting …

We got thru tax season 2019.  It was a painful week, but we beat the deadline.  We did ‘OK’ this year – we felt the tax law changes, but came out ‘winning’ … For whatever reason, this year’s tax prep was UNBELEVIABLY painful.  I never wanted to miss a deadline as badly!  So, it’s Friday …

A Pinch of Mojo …

I’ve been working on these blanks, to eventually make a custom-request spoon rest … By the time I’m done, I’ll have a whole coffin-kiln load to flatten – and then I’ll have a whole lotta spoon rests (to cut), in what I hope are fun and unique color combinations.  I’ve got a blank cooking in …

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 …

Oh My Goodness – It’s been a while …

I’m not dead … YET!  It’s just been an absolutely INSANE few weeks! Lets recap:  The twins turned 21 … SAGE WORDS:  Life doesn’t get any easier as they age – Just Sayin’!  I’ve got a kid in Ghana RIGHT NOW!  It’s too long of a story to get into, but let’s all just say …

2017 Goes Out with a Bang!

I got home from work Sunday morning (12/31/17) to find my studio furnace had died, literally exploding within itself.  Fortunately, the damage was to the furnace only.  My studio was a brisk 49 degrees, and the water lines didn’t freeze.   Goodbye 2017 and goodbye furnace. As we roll into the 2nd day of 2018,  I …

Computers & Cute Puppies

Spent 3-4 hours this week fighting with my new computer, Windows 10 and technology.   Aaarrggh!  I now realize nothing is compatible with Windows 10.  Previously purchased (expensive) software programs (Corel, Excel, WinZip) need to be upgraded (‘at a discount’ … MY ARSE!), reinstalled, reconfigured … Good Lawdy!  But, my computer, my files and my plotter …

There be some Red-Neckedness up in here …

Yep, it’s that time of year … DH is doing some housing-upkeep projects!  Gotta love him for it, but Jeesh!  He’s power-washing decks WHILE refinishing the kitchen/den floors.  This means I have a grill and patio set in my driveway and kitchen furniture in my garage … Red-neck BBQ, anyone? Since we can’t have any …