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The Way

Post-surgery has left me with a lot of time on my hand(s)—pardon the pun.

No saws, no sanders, no wood—I’ve been watching a lot of movies, backed-up TV shows on the DVR, On Demand shows~you name it.  I’m restless and bored—when I’m not foggy/dopey headed on those danged pain meds.

Quick update~

I –WAS– so excited to go get my stitches out—until the 1st one got snipped & pulled.  There are a LOT of nerves in your fingers—I had 7 more to go.

I have “new” pain to deal with.  First- it took a little while for the stitches removal pain to settle down.  2nd- my finger is now uncovered.  It’s HYPER sensitive to EVERYthing.  NOT bumping it is near impossible, which takes my breath away and nearly makes me cry.  The thick, crusty scabs are rubbing/falling off and skin is peeling off too  -IT -IS -RAW under there.

My finger is very swollen (almost the size of my thumb at first) and  I can just barely bend it—but I’m working on that (therapy).  The swelling is already wAy down in this picture.

*I’ve also discovered that I need to learn a new way of typing.  Right now,  Left handnormal typing, Right handpeck.  Looks ridiculous.  When healed, I’ll never again be able to bend my pinkie properly for normal typing.

post surgery, post stitches

Okay~I’ve only ever pushed one other show on you

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That was in Jan/Feb 2012– when it seemed like I was totally alone in my excitement over the premier of Season 2!  And I shared this fun quiz!  ~I didn’t hear anyone talking about the incredible first season. . . huh??

The Way-I really want to tell you about this great movie I watched (during recovery)

that was SO incredibly good, inspirational, and profound (IMO)— 

The Way.

If you have opportunity and/or can make the time (2:15), I would love to hear your take-away.  Maybe like me, you’ll be dreaming about taking that long walk too!

One man’s spiritual journey along the Camino de Santiago.

“…don’t choose a life…live one.”


btw~ I am SO close to finally getting back to work..!

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our satanic Red Squirrels-The satanic Red Squirrels have hit a new nerve.

I took the car in for an oil change and was alerted to the terrible news that the squirrels have now been nesting in the car’s engine!  Besides stuffing areas with insulation from my workshop ceiling, they’ve chewed critical engine/computer wiring to the tune of $568. Thankfullyand surprisinglythe car insurance picked up the bill.

This is not so uncommon—seriously??  WHAT NEXT?

Needing a distraction from THAT aggravation, my mother and I ran off to see the very special exhibition of

Dressing Downton Abbey!

Dressing Downton Abbey

The pillow I bought!The costumes were INCREDIBLE!  They were the ORIGINAL costumes worn—NOT REPRODUCTIONS!  The women were MORE shockingly tall and skinny than I was expecting—the bigger surprise was how TALL -and skinny- the men were!  (We usually hear about how short so many male actors tend to be.)

The exhibit ended Sunday for us and is traveling to

Richmond, VA next!

Are you reading this Connie?!?

barn board accident- yikes!Okay, so last on my list is that I’m having hand surgery Thursday morning.

I  am  nervous.

But I’ll be happy to be out of pain (with time and therapy) and my hand no longer look deformed.
Obviously~working on projects will be on hold a bit. For now though, I’m trying to at least finish this dresser to share with you—I’m onto plan “C!”


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O.M. G !

I shared this on my facebook page a few days ago, – – – – – – – – –but thought I’d add it here too!

Funniest spoof

of the characters BY the characters!

Text Santa Downton Abbey

This is “Text Santa Downton Abbey” by ITV Press Centre on Vimeo

Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!


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They’re baaaaack…..!

Did you watch last night?!?


It was SO worth the wait!



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Downton Abbey~

Sunday night~woo hoo!

Downton Abbey!!

Oh, yea. . .the season is finished. . .a-l-ready?

Downton AbbeyIs it just me, or~

how can this be, and, how COULD THEY. . .


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And I can hardly wait!

HGTV aired a “prelude” program last night that was especially fun!

Castles on Camera. 

They showed quite a bit on Highclere Castle ~aka~ Downton Abbey.

What an interesting story of how “Downton Abbey” came to be!

They give tours of the castle ~ now I HAVE TO visit England!

Have you taken the quizzes?

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

MASTERPIECE Downton Abbey  Personality Quiz

This quiz says I’m

Countess Catherine–!

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham


THIS quiz says I’m

Lady Edith Crawley

Which Downton Abbey

Job is Right For You?

Hmmmmm. . . .

Countess or Lady– Catherine

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Have you been watching. . .

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I love period stories! 

I love the command of language, the dress, the etiquette.

The decor and architecture.

And I draw a lot of inspiration for my designs from these stories!

If you are watching–take the quiz!

Who is yOUr Edwardian alter ego?

MASTERPIECE Downton Abbey Personality Quiz

Find out if you belong upstairs or downstairs…..

Omg–look who I am. . . .hahahahaha!

Countess Catherine–!

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

You are Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. You’re the imperious, aristocratic head of your family who (almost) always gets her way, and you don’t suffer fools gladly. Though you’re often bossy and arrogant, you’re surprisingly adaptable and exceptionally loyal to the people you love. By the way, you also get all the best lines, so we hope you’re ready for immortality. But you should really look up the definition of “weekend.”

ps–I have luv’d Maggie Smith for-EVer!

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