Tag: family

Enamel and Torch Mania continues …

in bits and spurts.  I am having too much fun!  But, to be fair – I did work a 24 hour nursing tour, played with puppies, marinated in the pool, paid bills, touched base with my 22 year old birthday girl, and got a nap or two …            Now that I’ve shared …

It’s been a while …

So, I have a little of this and a little of that to report on: The twins will be heading off to camp shortly.  So, DH and I will be ‘empty nesters’.  Sort-of … but not.  Our four-legged family has grown.  Blondie had her babies (in under 19 hours!) and I took a quick shot …

Love you Gram …

God looked around his garden and found an empty place He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest Gods garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain He …

L.A.M. –

Life After Maggie … is tougher than I was prepared for.  I didn’t realize I’d be grieving this much.  And it hits me at strange times throughout the day/night.  But, I haven’t cried today, so I feel like I’m advancing through the stages.  Maybe I’ll even sleep a bit tonight … [Oops – there I …

Only in Michigan …

Can you go from 80 degrees to 40 degrees inside of 24 hours in May … Not complaining, just still in awe … while my teeth chatter. Got through Mother’s Day 2014.  It wasn’t awful, although there was plenty of drama in the E.R. … But, no emergency enemas – so it qualifies as a …

Prayers & 3 kilns …

I’m staying creatively busy today.  Grandma is in surgery, getting her artificial airway and feeding tube today.  Arrgghhh!  I hate thinking about it – so I’m trying really hard not to … Any louder and my music will be heard in the next county; if I work any faster, I’ll run out of band-aids for …

It’s Complicated …

This weekend, while at work someone asked me a couple of questions: 1.  How long have you been a nurse? [Oh! … Oh!  Wait … I know the answer to this one!!]  “Umm … 24 years.” 2.  Do you still like it? [Oh … Umm … Well … So, you see – it’s complicated… (You …

Prayers and happy thoughts

My Grandma is in the hospital again – darn gallbladder!  She is NOT feeling good.  This afternoon when we were visiting her, I decided I didn’t like seeing her as a patient (looking tired and sick in the ICU bed) about as much as I don’t like being one (a patient, that is).  Please send …

Updates

While I play with chainmaille, jewelry and lampwork beads, DH is plugging away at the family room.          The direct vent fireplace is installed – and works!  There’s some finish carpentry and the (fireplace) surround to build yet (and CARPET!!!), but he wanted to see the TV in place … Gooo Pistons! Grandma …

The good, the bad and the ugly …

Let’s start with the bad, cuz she’s awful darn cute:  Here is Cally.  She is DH’s favorite Yorkie (therefore, doubly spoiled and a COMPLETE brat!).  I think I figured out why he loves her so … she has the same coloring as his beard! [Doh!] The ugly:  While on sick leave, my employer called to …