Indian Summer–I’ll Take It!!!

We started this past week off with a huge batch of seafood alfredo – enjoyed by both of us as we worked through the weekend.  And then, this week – while pulling together a quick salad of spinach, carrots, peas, water chestnuts, romaine and a mayo-style dressing, I decided to shave off a few deep …

I’m Pretty Sure It Was Retribution …

But – only time will tell … On Thursday, or was it Friday(?) of my vacation days … DH loaded me into the car – in the wee hours of the early AM, drove me up to Algonac, and arranged to have my  shoulder SHOT full of [POISON] … Umm, health-saving Covid vaccine! Two weeks …

When You’re Happy & you Know it …

AND I am!  I’ve started the long-list project of turning my old studio into a ceramic studio, clearing out a large (which now will be 8 foot long x 7 foot tall x 2.5 foot deep – THIS is the BEFORE photo) area in our ‘storage’ basement for hydroponic growing; reorganizing the mini-closet/tanning bed space …

Back On Track …

Lots to share!  (Yep, the picture post I talked about…)  I’m so excited.  Our garden is producing:  Oh Summer, I love you!!!                  We have Cornish chickens (meat chickens) …  So, hear me out.  I researched and grew into this phase, FOR A WHILE – on my OWN.  One …

Busy … Not Busy –

So, while we have been doing ‘STUFF’ this last little bit, my studio has been quiet.  But that’s ok! Running through some of the highlights from the last several weeks:  A great celebration for Father’s Day combined with my dad’s birthday; Learning how to (and successfully) getting through two broody hens (the POLISH girls – …

And It hurt …

But, I need to move on.  And so – I am trying to move about my days, attempting to do just that.  Unfortunately, I was still hurting, and made mention of that to my work gang.  After a couple of cheap shots, another alpha-nurse tried to slap me down.  Oh … well, dang – this …

What a wonderful day …

The weather was beautiful, our daughter was gorgeous … We had a great day! Moving on … I have a whole week to play in the studio.  I have my garden starts growing … and I’ve roped DH into building one more (of the two requested) raised garden beds.  It’s all about moving forward! The …

So Fortunate!!!

My Friday started on a scary note … DH came into the studio, said ‘Hi!’, talked for a bit – and then saw all my burn-ables (flyers, packaging, cardboard boxes, junk mail) – and carted them away.  [So, HYPOTHETICALLY, maybe we have always (like 18+ years) burned our combustible trash, as MAYBE we pay for …

Everything’s Roses ….

I’ve taught myself how to crochet.  While I’m only mimicking YouTube videos at the moment, I will double down and learn how to read the directions!  But, here’s what I made this week.     This week was tough.  I will be reevaluating, shoring up some ‘stuff’ and figure out the best way to move forward.  …

I Only Thought About It Once …

OK, maybe twice THREE times … But the bull-headed ER nurse in me persevered. I am now on the angels-singing side of a maliciously violent bout of GI flu.  Every cell in my body was PROTESTING!  I only thought about going to the ER once (ok so – maybe a few times more than that) …