Archive for the 'life' Category



Rebuilding Holly

Published on May 31, 2012

This week has been a little bit of “one of those weeks”. Our dog Tucker had to have some minor surgery last week – he’s doing fine, just had to have a bump removed on his hind-quarters. He didn’t seem to care at all. But then Tuesday evening it started bleeding, we thought he ripped […]


Closer to the next decade

Published on January 22, 2012

This weekend was my birthday weekend. I am now officially closer to the next decade versus the other, younger one. I don’t think I obsess about age, I think the old adage of “you are as young as you feel” tends to hold true. Some days I hop out of bed and feel like I’m […]


Good Enough

Published on November 12, 2011

A couple weeks ago I went to Houston’s Quilt Market. It’s a huge place for quilt shops and anyone related to the quilt industry to go and see what’s new, what companies have to offer and what’s coming as far as fabric lines go. I went because I wanted to show some of my fabric […]


Clean up on aisle 5

Published on September 9, 2011

No rain, no wind – not even a cloud in the sky! What’s up with that?! A few nights ago we woke up to this in the morning. My husband said these trees, a flowering pear, have a lot of moisture inside. We finally had a really hot day and the tree “popped” a branch. […]


A little summer getaway

Published on August 23, 2011

This past weekend we did a little camping trip – Calaveras Big Trees was our destination. It was so nice to get away, if only for a weekend. We went with my brother and his family. It was the first time our nephew met our new little dog Squeaky. There was an immediate connection. Squeaky […]


Happy Father’s Day

Published on June 19, 2011

I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day. I spent the day up at my parents house – beautiful weather and a lovely afternoon chatting on the screened porch. I was going through photos and found this one of me and my dad back in 1968. I guess I’m showing my age. I think […]


The tornado outbreak

Published on May 5, 2011

So I know that if you’ve been watching the news you’ve seen or heard of the huge outbreak of tornadoes last week. I’ve been in awe of tornadoes and the massive storms that create them ever since I can remember. Storm Chasers (Discovery channel) is set on the DVR and I’ve seen the movie Twister […]


February 2011

Published on February 21, 2011

February has been busy to say the least. As many of you know I have a rubber stamp and quilt pattern business. Even though I stay busy I usually take on contract jobs to generate income – building websites, doing illustration work, layout and design – interesting things that seem to find me. This month […]


Why did the chicken cross the road?

Published on January 5, 2011

To see what 2011 had in store on the other side. :) So it’s the first week in January 2011. What will this new year bring? Hopefully happiness, good health and a winning lottery ticket. :) Ok, so the first two would be just fine with me. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t […]


A day in the life of Tucker

Published on August 20, 2010

What’s this? A cat? Maybe if I ignore her she’ll go away. Seriously, doesn’t she know I’m a dog! This is so NOT good for my canine reputation. Great, she’s leaving. Cat smell. Hmmm…Roll. Roll. Roll. A few more times and the other dogs will never have to know.


Taking flight – ahhhhhhhh!

Published on July 10, 2010

One of the reasons I hadn’t blogged in awhile is because family was in town. We actually spent the day at California’s Great America amusement park. I’m just stating for the record I DO NOT like swings in fact I don’t really like anything that just freely swings – odd because as a kid I […]


The edge

Published on July 7, 2010

For a wee bit I felt like I was teetering on the edge – good grief there is always so much to do! My blog took a backseat for awhile but I feel like I’m catching my breath now. Whew. School is still in session, we get a two week break for summer – I […]


Oops

Published on April 25, 2010

This story starts with the fact that I’ve been neglectful with finding a new dentist. I’d been going to the same one for years and I think he’d rather be retired – fishin’ or golfin’ which meant he wasn’t the most gentle person at times. And around my teeth, especially when those metal cleaning tools […]


New seat, new nano, wahooo

Published on April 22, 2010

I will be the first to admit I have an aversion to exercise. It’s not that exercise is awful, in fact when I do get some exercise I feel a whole lot better. But it seems that any little thing can distract me from actually changing my clothes and putting on my sneakers. I even […]


Who stole the month of March?!

Published on April 5, 2010

Is it REALLY April already? Geeze.