Thursday, January 07, 2010


Hi All,
Just a quick one today.
It's January!
The beginning of a New year & my birthday month ( ehhhh)
We'll hopefully we'll have a "January Thaw"... but the way the weather has been going so far...we might not "thaw" till June!
My best friend and I, have those 'in depth" conversations about weather and the seasons.
She would prefer that they did away with January & February all together, and skip right to March.. (ahh wouldn't we all!) But I've always liked January. Not because it's my birthday month, but because it is the beginning rather than an End. The days begin to get longer and SPRING.... is just a few months away.
January let's you "start again".... Make resolutions... (not me!).... get organized... (ehhh, not so much but I try!) and "do it better this year."
If January were a color, to me it would be a beautiful deep Crimson Red. Maybe that idea was planted in my head, because the birthstone for January is a Garnet.
Do days of the week and Months conjure up a color in your mind too? Even some numbers have a color.
January-Red..February-Cobalt Blue...March-Pumpkin Orange...April-Pale Pink...May-Emerald Green....June-Pale Salmon....July-Perssimon...August-Watermelon....September-Heather Blue/Green...October-Carmel Brown...November-Mocha....December Pale Aqua.
I'm sure a lot of the colors are "warm or cool"...which may be the reason why they remind me of each month... .... do you think I'm a bit crazy? LOL..
Okay....enough about this!............. and I promise to stop writing after I've had 2 cups of coffee.
That's all for now.
must get to my art. It's a New Year!.... must post art on Etsy.. must post art on Etsy
Good bye... have a great day!

Friday, January 01, 2010


2010! wow! That looks strange lol.
Me.... yes... in my "50's" photo... and ....seeing that year!
Shouldn't we all be walking around in space suits and driving hover crafts???
A new decade. What will it bring? The new year is always so full of hope and promise laying before us.

I don't make resolutions. I never keep them.
Like most people, I do hope for all the obvious things.
World peace, health, blessings.
I never wished for money. Not that I can't use it.
I guess I'm just used to getting by, and being content,
But if money would like to come my way, I'll be happy to

New Year's day in Brunswick, Ohio. Brought snow... LOTS
of Snow. "Lake-effect"... a really dreaded work in these parts. It's a rare occurrence, limited to just a handful of places on the globe. Winds sweep off the lake, picking up moisture, turning it into Snow, then DUMPING it!

That's a pretty vague example, but you get the idea. They call it the "Lake Erie Snow Machine" We pray for the lake to freeze over, making the "Snow Machine" not work quite as well.

Nothing like starting the New Year with a lesson in Meteorology!

Okay.. so. I'm making Pork & Sauerkraut.. (look, I finally learned out to spell it correctly!)
They say it's good luck to Eat Pork on New years day. I learned from Facebook today, that "they" say, it's because Pigs are the only animals that "move forward" while eating... thus the "luck" that we will also "move forward" in the New Year.
I probably mentioned this last New Year's day, but my sister Rita, make theeee BEST Pork & Sauerkraut... yes.. the BEST! Ahhh.. it's amazing. She has it every New Year's Day, and invites everyone over. I didn't think I even liked it, till I had hers. Unfortunately, the weather is keeping me away, so I'll have to make do with my own.

My mom, who's family was from Alabama, always made Black Eyed Peas for New Years. It also gave you "good Luck"...... I didn't like the gritty texture, but she always insisted we have atleast one spoonful! lol. Come to think of it, she must have switched off years, because it was her Pork & Sauerkraut recipe that Rita uses now.

I ended the old year, and brought in the new, drawing and watching Dick Clark.
Best friend Gloria was going to come over, but the weather kept her away.

So it was just me. At midnight I waited for each of my kids to call.. ( our little midnight tradition).. and I could begin the New Year!
I finished cleaning the art room and actually attempted to sort allllllllllll my scrapbook papers & pieces. they're everywhere! In baggies, and boxes and totes and bins. That's just the paper! Then there's all the images I've printed, cut and TRIED to organize. All the embellishments.... bits and pieces.... Do I save them?.. or throw them out?..... ugh. All I know is this "trend" better be around for at least another 10 years, because that's how long it's gonna take me to organize and use it all!

I'm enjoying the aroma in my house and watching the "Twilight Zone" Marathon, on the Sci-Fi channel. I can't believe how many I've never seen before! Rod Serling had quite an imagination!

I had to work yesterday....but got out at 1:15! was just a little "hiccup" in my 11 day vacation.
I have been off since Christmas eve!.... and the time has gone oh so fast! So.......
I will spend the rest of the evening and weekend... hopefully.......doing art.
and maybe actually posting some new items for sale on ETSY!
Well... that's it. My exciting New Year's day.
I'm off to eat some Pork & Sauerkraut!
I can used all the good luck I can get!

I look forward to a new year... new ART...
your always welcomed visits... and SPRING!

I sincerely hope you all have a blessed, safe, healthy New Year!....and a prosperous one too!