Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Still Hanging On....

Well, so far my averages for my classes are passing with A grades and B grades. Now there is just one more test, a finals and a lab (journal-style) book.

Can't believe the semester is almost over, already.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Tree is Done!

Hello again!
Here's just one of my rooms decorated for Christmas. This is the one room where the tree resides... but every room looks like someone sneezed Christmas! But the decorations are too spread apart to photograph.

Having such a great time decorating this year. Will take a picture of the window boxes, tomorrow.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have been thinking about my old roommate, recently... She suddenly popped into my head a few months ago and I have been thinking about her a lot, since.

Don't you know it, she's been thinking about me too. She had been spending a bit of time looking for me and alas she found me. Boy, she sounds good. So many great things, we are going to hook up for a girls' day; she's actually not too far away.

We went to my first college together and lost track we transferred out. It wasn't the best first year of school and guess neither one of us wanted to remember (until now).

I can't believe she found me! Whatta a great surprise. I am thankful for the unexpected!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Been A While Since I Listed

Hello again!
It's been a while since I listed something on Etsy. It's an art doll named Flora.

I love her and wanted to share her. Since I am currently working on another art doll, I thought now would be a good time to sell Flora. She's priced high but I think she's worth it and am in no rush to sell. Each art doll takes a long time to create and each element is painstakingly done by hand, with elements which are not inexpensive.

Etsy Listing

I hope to have more listed in the new year. It's hard because I am also continuing my endeavors in the science department in our local college (and being very challenged by each and every class ;) ).

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Added More Things On Etsy

Hello again!
Added some new things to Etsy. Please visit and tell me what you think.
Etsy Listings
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Angel Trumpet Flower

It finally opened last night and what a great smell it is. And compared to me sitting next to it, look at how big the bloom is!
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Finally Celegrated Amherst's Postponed Halloween

Because of last week's storm, the long-lasting power-outage and the damage it created, we had our Halloween Trick or Treating last night. Boy it was a cold night.

This year wasn't 1/2 the celebration it's been in past years. Most of the houses didn't participate and a lot of the kids stayed home. We strolled the village with friends and their children and did it in no time at all.

Meredith's costume is hard to see, because her wings are behind her; she's dressed as a Jailbird. Laura's costume is a Japanese character from one of their favorite video games (don't ask me, I can't keep up and if I did -- I couldn't pronounce most the stuff anyway).

Until next time......

Isn't This Bruggie Flower Beautiful

Look at how far it's come, now. Isn't this flower beautiful? The fragrance is even better! There are at least two more tiny buds. I do hope it flowers all winter!

See THIS post for more information about my beautiful Brugmansia.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Postponed Halloween's Tonight

And here are the traditional Halloween pumpkins!

Laura showing us her "Yuck!"

Meredith's loving every mushy minute!


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Angel Trumpet Flower

Hello again!
Check out this beautiful Angel Trumpet flower which is growing on my Brugmansia plant. I decided to keep the Brugmansia inside over the winter to see how much it grows and if it would flower. This bud was on the plant when I received the plant from my good friend. Since then, it's started two more buds (about an inch big, right now).

I am so excited to see it open and to smell the great fragrance. The bloom opens at night, so I'll be sure to check that room repeatedly, tonight.

My Crazy Dog

She loves the underside of the wood stove!
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Snow Still Remains!

Cannot believe we still have this much snow five days after the freak October 2011 snow storm!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yes That Is A Heart

This is my lab partner Arti and I, in our biology lab class as we dissect a sheep's heart.

Can't tell you how badly that formaldehyde smells! This time was my turn to cut and the texture was not fun; tough. All in all, we had a good time and I am glad we opted to do the dissection.

Well, My College is Open

Most of the people I know got their power back yesterday or last night (50,000 overnight). Wow, that was quite the storm.

The public schools are still closed but my college is open for the first time, today. Can't afford to miss any class time, there is so much material to cover. BUT, I am so sick. I really would have like to have the extra time to recover so that I don't pass my gross germs along (though I do believe my lab partner is the originator of this disease!) Miss one class and that's "Just ok". Miss two classes and she feels the student has missed too much material. I am not sure what the rest of the semester will hold so I must make the attempt to show today.

Well, hope everyone else is fairly well!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Daughters School Cancelled-AGAIN!

Things are so bad around here, the Amherst Middle School has been cancelled again, tomorrow.

Aaarg! I need to study for my own classes and it's hard with them home during the week.