And on the 5th day …

Patiently waiting for my kiln to cool down so I can remove the pieces … yea, so I’m not so patient … I took some pictures still in the kiln.  I’m not sure I like my big fall slab in this mold.  I may rework it … But I do like some of the other …

Graduation day …

Yoda Kei and his littermates ‘graduated’ to their next nursery …  They turned 4 wks old today, and are now big enough to cruise around in the mud room.  Monet likes it too – being able to join the rest of our gang in between feeding her crew.  Tunie’s pups were curious, so Griffin, Cooper …

We’re off to see the Wizard …

Yoda Kei and I went to the vet today … to have him checked out and see if there’s anything more that I could/should be doing.  We both ‘passed’ … I’m being a good home-dog-nurse/surrogate-mother and he’s doing well.  He weighed in at 7 ounces.  I put him a good 2 weeks (developmentally) behind his …

The Name Game …

I’ve taken this week to decide on names for 4 of our 7 Yorkie pups … the three that are still nameless are Nay’s giant babies (compared to Little Man), who are just starting to open their eyes, and are still Monet’s babies more than mine.  So – let me introduce you to some of …

Watch out Walmart … here I come

Yet another brutal weekend in the ER.  Seemed like everyone was trying to test my resolve to stick with my New Year Resolution … I didn’t fair well.  From unbelievably immature kids (who are about to become parents in a few short months!!) to seizing, vomiting (read: aspirating) developmentally delayed adults,  I seemed to move from …

Happy Birthday Little Ones …

Monet (NayNay) had her babies this morning … such tiny little things, but with strong lungs!    We have 4 more ‘Doberman Mice’ in the house today, 2 boys and 2 girls.  And, they’re all latching on and nursing well – a huge relief with Yorkie pups …  Monet – a first time mom, is …

“Wrapping” up Christmas – Moving on to the New Year

The rest of the mad dash to meet the Christmas deadline photos are below … As well as some pretty pics – fruits of all that labor.  The kids sure are spoiled monster brats – but whatcha gonna do?  I love them and want them happy … I made candles … yummy winter scents that …

Merry Christmas!

I can say that – and mean it, now!  I’ve about reached the bottom of my to-do list in preparation for Christmas … time to sit back and enjoy some Egg Nog (spiked, of course). Grandpa will have no reason to yell at me this Christmas … here are his slippers:  Done knitting – looking …

Back in business ….

Yayyyy!  My relays came today … and my production kiln is up and runnin’! Isn’t that a beautiful sight!  These (x2) were the culprits … and there’s John with his fat hands replacing the relays in that tiny little crowded space – it was touch and go for a minute, but we did it!  Meanwhile, …

Limbo …

As an ER nurse, I don’t do ‘in limbo’ very well … but here I am … waiting for my part to come from the kiln company.  I called last week – customer service was great!  Very customer-friendly, and she assured me she’d get the part out to me right away.  (If you ever find …