Tag: family

Back to Reality …

Although – LOTS of times, our reality is pretty AWESOME! We have puppies … Yep, Zeus is a first-time dad, and DH is strutting around, ready to pass out cigars – he is so proud of HIS BOY!    Thirteen new bundles of wrinkles and puppy breath added to our ‘den’.  Mom is already eating and …

Prayers & 3 kilns running …

And while I continue to take moments throughout the day to offer up prayers to the families and community in Connecticut, I go on about my business.  Did I give my kids extra hugs?  You bet!  We had our family time at the dinner table over home cooked Shrimp Alfredo and finished with our nightly …

Better …

I’m starting to have slightly more reliable results with my new glass techniques, but still struggling with consistency (- although, I AM getting better at working in the dark with light-sensitive materials and glass.  I only cut myself 3 times tonight!) … We’ll get there, but here’s what I have for now: On an upbeat …

Ahhh– I like …

Tonight marks the first time I’ve been in the studio for a week.  The upside – we had a great, all-be-it just a tad late Christmas with my dad, my house is CLEAN, and I have the next 3 days for nothing but studio time!  Oh, I like that! Made some mugs for the family: …

Cold studio … But

… I am ready for Christmas II (with my dad’s side of the family) … Yep, the house is in order, presents made and wrapped (I can FINALLY put away my wrapping paper for the year), laundry ALL caught up (no small feat with a family our size), puppy photo-shoot/correspondence complete for the week … …

Bring it!! ….

So … I am officially ready for this holiday season … with almost 2 hours to spare, no less!  Yep – everything is made/bought/wrapped/swept/cleaned/spit-shined … WHEW!  I have a little food prep to deal with tomorrow – but I went with a simple menu, so … Welcome, Christmas 2011 – I am ready for you! …

Babies’ Birthday

Had some fun with the birthday kids (the twins) the other day.  I have my son convinced [and dreading the fact] that he’s getting a sewing machine and my daughter is getting a tow bar (a ‘man-gift’ … I panicked and that’s all I could come up with on the spot) for their birthday … …

If Martha Stuart and June Cleaver had a third sister …

She MIGHT just look like me … We had Christmas with my Dad yesterday … Whew!  We pulled it off (… I think …) – and my Martha Stuart/June Cleaver façade is safe – for a while yet any way … It was close though: Mother Nature’s little hissy fit (can’t even really call it …