Saturday, December 13, 2008

In Uffish Thought

Well, it's new blog is up and running. Find me blogging under my new nickname "Brillig" at the 'Twas Brillig blog!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Radical Move!

Greetings to anyone who still stops by this blog!
Obviously it's been a light-year since I last posted here. I simply got tired. Tired. Of. Life. In. General. But there's a funny thing about "ennui": after awhile you can't stand it anymore and crazy things start happening.

For starters, I quit smoking. Yep, after 25 years of puffing my life away I got some sense and dragged my stinky nicotine smelling self off to a hypnotist and took care of the problem once and for all. It's been 6 months since I quit and I haven't had any urge at all to smoke. Yippeeeeee!!!!
And good riddance to it!!!!!

Then, as my GI cousin so adeptly put it, I gave my job at the bank the "one-fingered salute." Yes indeed, I quit. After 15 years I left a good paying job with great benefits to open my own retail shop!!!!! Wow. Am I nuts? Probably. In this economy? Yep. Go figure! Anyway, I've been wanting to do just that for ages and I finally followed my dream and opened my shop on Nov 22nd. It is called 'Twas Brillig. I make customized floral designs, handcrafted jewelry and many other nifty things. I know I'm biased but my shop is really stinkin' cute!!!!

In the meantime, I am going to deep six "Imaginary Fronds." Look for a new blog very soon showcasing my adventures in small business ownership and all matters handcrafted!

Until then.....beware the Jub-jub bird and the frumious bandersnatch!!!!

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Creative Challenge

I can't believe that I haven't blogged since January. Jeez, what in the world have I been up to for 4 months???? My PyrShep puppy takes up a bunch of my time, that's for sure! We've been going to obedience training with the ultimate goal of participating in agility trials. It's a lot of work but she's worth it!!!

More recently, Lucy over at Sweet Repeats has challenged me to expand my creative horizons and create a collage!! This is well outside my usual artistic pursuits and, truth be told, I'm really enjoying it! I should have taken pictures from the start but I just get so anxious to add more stuff that I forget. Now, it's not anywhere near completed but I did manage to stop for a nano-second to scan my collage so that the world can see my baby-steps :) More pix to come as I figure out what I'm doing!

Presenting "Edge of the Atlantic" for your consideration & critique.......


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Almost Famous...

Lucy's recent post reminded me that I had fiddled with the celebrity look-alike doo-dad over at

Do I really look like Annette Bening? I looked more like Debra Winger when I was in my early 20s. One thing is for sure~I'm not getting stopped on the street for being a dead ringer for anyone and that's just fine with me!!!


Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcome 2008!


Every sixty seconds you spend upset, is a minute of happiness you'll never get back .

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hark how the bells sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away
Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold
Ding dong ding dong that is their song with joyful ring all caroling.
One seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere filling the air.
Oh how they pound, raising the sound, o'er hill and dale, telling their tale.

Gaily they ring while people sing songs of good cheer, Christmas is here!
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas, Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!
On on they send, on without end, their joyful tone to every home.
Ding dong ding... dong!


They call the wind Mariah!

Hello World! My name is Mariah! I'm a Pyrenean

I'm 7 weeks old! I'm very fresh! I have no manners!
I'm very smart! I've got a lot to learn!

I come when I'm called.
I sit on command for 5 seconds.
I spin left or right on command with hand signals.
I've been in this new home since 4:00am Sunday morning and I know my name already.
I think I'm gonna give my mommy a run for her money!


Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Little Things...

As we hustle and bustle our way through the Christmas season, remember to take time to stop and appreciate all the wondrous little things that are the true gifts of Christmas. Because, when you think about it, truly it IS the little things that make us happy.

A perfect snowflake, a winter dawn, cardinals in the backyard, trimming the Christmas tree, the smells of yummy things baking, yuletide carols, crackling fires.....

But the biggest gift of all is enjoying all these little things with the ones you love!


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