Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mending fences

Well, my vacation from this blog truly did last longer than I had anticipated. Health issues, job (and the lack of sleep that results), family stuff, new writing stuff...I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed. It wasn't so much the taking and posting of pictures that did it. In fact, I took pictures nearly every day. It was more the keeping up with everyone elses' blog. I didn't feel right about posting here if I wasn't visiting you guys as well.

I did miss it, though. And even though I'm still feeling overwhelmed, I'm going to give it a shot.'s a new entry with a few pictures.

The view I see most mornings (ie, mornings when I'm working, and when it's not raining.)

My hubby put up some new fences a few weeks ago...

This is one of them this past weekend:

I don't believe in raking leaves. They're just too darned pretty. I'm glad my neighbor feels the same way.

And last, but not least, Hazel's new favorite sleeping place. We've taken to calling her The Bag Lady.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Taking another break...

Probably obvious, no?

Been rather crazy here again. My work schedule is changing, it's my kids' summer vacation, I'm in the middle of writing a novel...I’ve got my country’s five-hundredth anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped! Things should be calming down in another week or so. Until then I'll do my best to check back here...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


The opposite view of Tuesday's picture.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rainy days and Tuesdays...

...can be pretty.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sneak attack

This picture was taken by my son. He caught me taking a nap.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Okay, I'm back

Instead of posting a bunch of individual entries for all my missing pics, I'll just give you an overview of the past week.

I spent most of my time working the graveyard shift (here's some recent pictures of the construction, obviously not taken during the graveyard shift):

recuperating from said graveyard shifts (aside...I made all three quilts on my bed):

and writing:

But there were some other things going on as well. My daughter had a sleepover that left the house a complete wreck:

With careful recycling, we usually average only 2 bags of garbage each week for a family of four. I cheated and bought paper plates/cups for the sleepover. Two bags of trash in just 16 hours:

One of the mom's brought me ten yards of this funky material when she came to pick up her daughter. Whoo-hoo!

I spent some time in my garden, too. The blueberries are really starting to ripen:

Once "God of Speed" arrived from Australia on Saturday morning...

...I spent the rest of my weekend reading in my garden:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Temporary surrender

Hi all!

I've been horribly neglectful of my pet project here over the past week. Pictures have been taken, but someone has been too lazy/tired to post them. I promise to get around to doing so today or tomorrow...