Friday, September 16, 2011


Ok, so here is my new tweaker project. As I said, this is a puzzle circa 1913, with NO interlocking pieces. I am ultra proud to day that I actually have found a few pieces that fit that shows me at least some of this will work. I don't have an image to work from, just a name - "Father's Return" we shall see how this plays out.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New - "Puzzling" directions!!

A "nice" co-worker gave me a puzzle the other day. I say "nice" because this will either drive me nuts, or make me feel like I'm Queen of the World.

It's a NON-interlocking wooden puzzle from around 1913....and I have no picture from which to work.

I will photograph my progress and blog my sanity as I progress....

Photos to come soon....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Humans are:

rude; abusive; abrupt; arrogant; self-centered; racist; blunt; discourteous; inconsiderate; impolite; offensive; thoughtless; sarcastic; conceited; disdainful; egotistical; disrespectful; greedy; hostile; narrow-minded; petty; spiteful; callous; cruel; vicious; graceless; sadistic; wicked; obscene; and just plain mean.

I truly despair for the species.

And sincerely wish I could separate myself from them.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Irritating, aggravating, annoying, disappointing, frustrating, disturbing, confusing, maddening, exasperating, saddening, infuriating, irksome, exasperating...often lonely...

Sometimes beautiful, fun, delightful, blissful, and joyful.

But not as often.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

life progresses

Ok, so I didn't come back and tell you how much snow we got - it wasn't all that bad. Yeah, we worked from home that Thursday, but everything was clear by Friday. I just felt really bad for the people who got caught in the disastrous drive home that night. I heard horror stories, I tell ya - 10 hour commutes, TWELVE hour commutes!! People stuck in their cars for hours on the interstate....thank goodness I don't have a car commute!!

Today's weather is quite nice, and tomorrow and the next few days are supposed to be even better - highs in the 50s to near 60!! WOOT!!

I've started reading some more educational stuff - a grammar book (to both brush up for work, and for my Voice Over work); and two Voice Over books (to help me do even better at a skill I think I have some promise in).

Not much else is happening. Still like my job a lot (got another compliment from my boss!!), still feeling rather healthy (been walking more with Hubby). Still wondering how the rest of my family is doing - my 3 brothers, 10 nieces and nephews (and each niece/nephew-in-law!!), and my wonderful mom. Spoke to her a while ago - she's dealing with the delightful snow that Michigan's been getting...and considering a move South!! I think it'd be good for her to get out of Michigan...

Anyhoo. I'll probably have an update for later today - when Hubby sends me a link for his Kickstarter campaign.


UPDATE: Go here!!! Help produce an album!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

here come da snow...

again. Earlier "they" were predicting 6-10" for DC....but I think we're squeaking by that with only 4-6"...which still sucks. I am SO ready for Spring/Summer. I want WARMTH!!!

oh well...I'll let ya know what our totals are sometime tomorrow. Hopefully the Fed. Govt. will be closed tomorrow.


Monday, January 3, 2011


There are some days when I don't think magic exists. That it was/is all a fantasy. When this happens, I fall into a deep black pit with the only thought being that . . . . this is all there is - nothing is special, nothing is magical, and there's no way I'll ever be more than just a 40-something editor.

I just want something magical to happen - either to me or somewhere near me. Please? I want to believe in the impossible again.