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I was so happy to settle in and play catch up

to a whole bunch of blogs I really, TRULY, LUV to follow!  I love to see what inspirational cOOl projects are being shared!

Instead, I’m left feeling—cross.



Halloween was just 3 days ago.

Thanksgiving     is 4.    Weeks.    Away.

Yet half the posts I opened were devoted to Christmas

~decorated trees and entrances!  HuH?  SERIOUSLY?

Are their trees really UP & DECORATED–??

I do get  thinking about. . . and preparing for. . . but c’mon. . .

don't skip over Thanksgiving, please?!?

Have we just glossed over  -GIVING THANKS-  ??

I’m just asking.

-Or I’m totally confused and sound crabby-


*And why do I have to shop for a swim suit in the dead of winter and sweaters in the heat of summer?

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Happy Halloween



Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!


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Best day EVER!

O M G ! ! !

If I’m dreaming…

don’t wake me!

national chocolate day!


keep. calm.  omg!



Keep. Calm.

-I’m trying, I’m trying-

Best. Day. EVER.

Happy Chocolate Day!

; D





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I’ve had the flu, something secondary, tried to jump into some projects a bit too soon apparently, relapsing back into the flu and the stupid secondary thing. . .

I’m just NOW feeling better.  Maaaaan.

Beyond THAT nonsense, I’m working on crappy projects that ~truth be told~   I’d almost rather still be sick than do.  Fall clean up, and cleaning up/out the storage unit and garage to put things away for winter.  Isn’t THAT so exciting?

REworking the mechanical roomWait–there’s more. . .

We need to have a gas line rerun from the house to the garage and the condition of the mechanical room was NOT going make that happen. So we’re in the process of tearing up and rebuilding yet another space to work -APPROPRIATELY-.

Even MORE exciting, HuH?

I forgot to take a picture before beginning–don’t think I would’ve shown it to you anyway–just too embarrassing.

The “Before” might have looked like a “Burried Alive” show—THIS picture is at end of day today.  It’s about a 90° change with another 90° change scheduled for tomorrow.

THEN, we start putting up the Green House.

No rest for the weary,



ps~ a LONG-ago picture of an Arizona Fall I actually really got to enjoy!

The Grand Canyon in Fall!  However, once the Park Ranger got over the shock of how I coaxed that buck to the car with Keebler crackers, he seriously reprimanded me for the dangers of doing that!    OH–yeah–uh…

…seemed like a fun idea at the moment–and HIS hips totally handled those yummy, buttery, calorie-fest crackers better that mine!  ; D

A LONG-ago Fall in The Grand Canyon!

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Would you survive the Victorian era?

You [me] might survive….

Uh oh…..you may or my not survive the Victorian era. You have the right ideas, but you may not be able to fully realize them. You understand what life was like in the Victorian era, but you probably won’t be able to sacrifice all of your modern luxuries. You can try, and you may have to work hard to survive the Victorian era if you were transported back in time! Congrats, anyways.

Modern Luxuries indeed—and issues of hygiene!

I love all the Jane Austen books, antiques and such, but, hmmmm.   How ’bout you?

Hope you’re having a great weekend!


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taking control---

Is there something you’re feeling

addicted to?

Something you feel like a slave to?

Electronically speaking–the computer, cell phone, email– your blog…?



I was catching myself “checking in” wAy too often & wondered if I could

UNplug, DISconnect

for a few days.  I knew the world wouldn’t end, but would it be—painfull?  So last Thursday I hit “publish” on the latest progress in the alcove and walked away from as much electronic tethering as I could.

unplugging---no peeking!Obviously, I needed to use the phone, but watched that even closer after I caught myself MINDLESSLY checking email from it.  Omg!  Am I addicted?

That was day 1.  Once I made a conscious decision to check myself—I found it was like va-ca-tion time!  Not only was it relaxing, I stopped thinking about it.  No withdrawls.  Sure, I missed some messages, but again–the world didn’t end and I was available by phone (when I heard it ring).  ~I know people who would  f a i l  this test.

Finding it pretty easy to “walk away,” I guess I’m not addicted–yay!–even if it was only 5 days.  But now I find myself wading through an enormous amount of emails.  C’est la vie!  Could YOU do it?

Other things I’ve been doing. . . .

Tying up loose ends on a variety of odd projects, working on our spaces at the Antique Mall, gardening and weeding, including pilfering all the Globe Thistle stems for seasonal floral arrangements,

mom's Globe Thistes…fighting with the glutenous squirrels,

fighting with the squirrels--…play-time with family….

a family outing--….and finally I’m starting to work on a design for a

china cabinet or dish cupboard

to clean up the mess I’ve made in the lower level kitchenette.

a china cabinet or a dish dresse?r--You can see by the decorative header I hung high on the wall (center pic, where it will live) that I’m leaning towards some version of a Dish Dresser.  I’m thinking it will be more flexible for other storage down the line.  I’m still plucking through my architectural collections to see what else I might have to play with!

Sunday I’ll have opportunity to shop a pretty distant flea market–maybe I’ll find something that will knock my socks off and solidify an absolute direction!

It IS nice to be plugged in again!  ; D


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Aunt Margaret's cabin!It actually has been a productive summer– but it hasn’t...

…in blogging-terms.

Does that make sense to any of you?

*While on a time out up North at my aunt’s cabin, I saw some abandoned sidewalk chalk laying on the deck, picked it up and just started drawing arrows on the sidewalk, initially heading towards the dock.

Kiddos suddenly came out of the woodwork asking,

“What are you doing?

Why are you Aunt Margaret's cabin---drawing arrows?

Where are you going?

Why are you doing that?”

I never answered–I just kept quietly drawing arrows.  And 5 little kiddos kept following, asking silly questions!  I led them all over the place–and in circles  just being goofy!

Don’cha LUV summer games?!

Well I’m off to another lake cottage for the weekend—with two new little -victims- great nieces to play with!

--on a break!-


I’ve actually got projects in the works to share—maybe I need to stop following the arrows too!

; D


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