Thursday, March 19, 2009


My son, Ethan, came home today and told me about a website that he learned about in Social Studies. It's pretty neat and addicting! It's We made this arrangement using pet names and nicknames.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Little Help From My Friends...

Here is one of my helper's, Taz. (Yes, at times he lives up to his name.) Is he fixing a typo or does he think his grammatical skills are more advanced? How can you toss something this cute off your desk? (Well, it's easy if he decides to start playing with something.) Three of the four cats (yes, I said four) like to visit me at the computer. I guess it's their one-on-one time. And I wonder why I don't get anything accomplished?!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We celebrated a little early this year by having our St. Patrick's Day dinner this past weekend (in the photo). My father and one of my sister's came down for the weekend. It wasn't quite traditional as I served Polish pierogies (from St. Michael's church, yum!) with the corned beef. Hey, one had potatoes and the other had cabbage. Mix it all up and you have some form of colcannon. My sister cooked the brussel sprouts (gag! everyone else liked them). At least there was Guinness for Bob!

Friday, March 13, 2009

How pretty!! This great springy PMC ring is being offered as a giveaway on Chocolate and Steel's blog ( Lots of entries already! Who will win?! (Please, oh please...)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Birds!

Thought you might like to see the view from my back door today. I feed the birds I think just to see the skittish cardinals. Quiz for the day: can you guess which of these birds is my husband's favorite? (Hint: the answer lies in the bird's name.)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm Hep to this Blogging Thing!

A year later...really. That's quite pathetic now isn't it? I guess I'm just not one to put it all out there? It's not necessarily a privacy thing with me. It's more like I'm thinking, "Who the hell cares, Michelle?!".

So a lot has happened in the past year. One thing new is that I decided to create a different etsy site for just my jewelry. I didn't want to distract from my jewelry by having seasonal craft items listed with it. So, are you ready? Here it is...(does anyone hear a drum roll besides me?) !!

I'm going to try to update this blog more than once a year. (No, really!) I do have to get better at promoting myself and what better place to start? So here goes...