Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011

New Year's Eve 2011
Already? Still, I'm SO glad it's here. I am so OVER 2011 and ready to move on....I thought the end of the year would never come. Here's to a New Year and a Better Tomorrow (lifting up the glass of wine in a toast....................just sayin').

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cleaning the workroom....really? Already?

Cleaning the workroom....really? Already? I just moved here in September and I have to dig out my workroom? Yep...everything and anything has made it into this room and....since I'm feeling stirrings of the desire to start to create again....I better clean off some surfaces and ship a bunch of stuff that does NOT need to be in here....down to the basement.
Watch this space....I'm feeling stirrings!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chistmas Eve 2011

Christmas Eve in Cleveland....lots of merriment goin' round. A couple of parties to go to tonight...some GREAT friends have extended a welcome to me to their homes tomorrow....all is good in the 'hood.
Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thanks Lecia

Had a Fantastic glasss of wine and pizza with lecia from and after a GREAT conversation about the Arts in Cleveland and her coming over to grab a few gifts for her staff from my stock of Wild Woman & Diva Crown Pins, we came up with an idea for a (possible) online artist colony.....any thoughts?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Weather in Cleveland

OK...HOT then cold then warm then FREEZING then (coming up) is warm and then cold, rain and then snow.....I can't get used to a winter that JUST IS NOT THERE.....just sayin'.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


OK.....just a few more days until Christmas is finally here and I must say I can't wait for it to come and go. Other than the parties which are a welcome change for me...this season is so depressing for me this year. I'm hoping next year will be better. I just can't shake this funk I'm in...not creating anything....doing a little ebay......not much of anything else. I'm hoping when the weather turns nasty I'll be ready to settle down and DO something creative and/or fun. Watch this space....I will post when that miracle occurs.........

She's's over for now

OK.....Louie is done with her eggs....I disappeared them today and within about an hour she forgot all about them and is happily playing with her new basketball hoop. She's also jabbering and whistling again which is quite a relief. She is MUCH too quiet when she is laying.

Monday, December 5, 2011


OK, now we are at 3 eggs....hopefully she's done reduces her calcium SO much that I have to give her calcium drops in her water. Also, she's dropped one out of the next when she was wiggling her butt down to snuggle them......she doesn't even miss it! Dorky bird.......

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Louie....I think she's stopping at one

I don't know how much the average person knows about Lovebirds....or just birds in general....Louie normally lays a clutch...4-6 eggs which REALLY depletes her little body of calcium. So....I give her calcium drops in her water and she eventually recovers. This time it appears she has stopped with just one egg....better for her and (ultimately) better for me as she has the tendency to be Vewwwwwwy quiet wjile laying on her eggs. Normally she is very vocal, not so much a squawky bird but she chatters and whistles and talks to herself. Not so much when she is laying and setting. about a week I will disappear her egg and she will get back to normal....such as that could possible be with Louie.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Louie is Laying Eggs....again!

She just won't listen to me....including the fact that she has no mate so the eggs just SEVERELY deplete her clacium I have to give her drops...."It's all about YOU, Louie!" She now has ONE egg....usually followed by 3-5 more........

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend - DONE!

It has been a HECK of a Thanksgiving weekend....been sleepin about 9-10 hours a night. Normally I'm lucky to get 6-7 hours...I guess I'm trying to catch up from the Thanksgiving Day from Hell. Watched the Browns lose miserably what else is new? Ready to start the new week at Kohl's....can't wait to start the week......

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Quiet Saturday

After 10 BLESSED hours of sleep (I usually average 6-7) I got up....took care of Louuie & Mackie and headed out to George's Kitchen on Triskett for breakfast. George's is the BEST, HOT, FAST & FRESH breakfast in town. You can't beat it but if anyone has a better place just let me know and I will try it out....or WE can try it out...I'm up for anything these days. A VERY good friend (Thanks, Arlette) gave me some advise not too long ago which I kinda discounted at the time...she said "Don't limit yourself, Barbara" and I have thought of that and tried to follow that ever since. I intend not to limit myself in whatever I am thinking or planning....whatever is possible IS possible.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday - Redux

OK....I'm alive...I'm Alive.....I'm ALIVE!!!!!!! OK, a little dramatic but you get the pic. Kohl's was as busy as expected but not (I fear) as busy as the corporate-powers-that-be least not at MY Kohl's. (Notice I say MY Kohl's as if that implies I have ANY ownership....but I digress). I DO believe that all day it should stay pretty damn busy (open until midnight...yeah, I know) and maybe turn out pretty well for said powers and we are stuck with this midnight opening forever. Oh well....I just hope it doesn't change to a 9:00 p.m. opening, I think the midnight idea worked real well.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kohl's Midnight Sale

10:20 p.m., Thanksgiving night....and it's off I go to work! Tonight is Kohl's Midnight Thanksgiving Sale which I understand is HUGE for the Corporation but sucks the big one for us mere cogs. So much for the huge dinner we scarfed down.....all I have now is a knot in my stomach and exhaustion....which....come to think of it is how I live my life now all the time. So what am I complaining about? I DON'T want to go to work! (And my point? I guess I don't have one).

Thanksgiving with Tracey and Cole

Many things good came out of my life with among which are the members of his family who have adopted me as their own. They include: Tracey, Cole, Richard and Dina. Went to dinner for Thanksgiving with Tracey, Cole, her sister, Nicole, husband Kevin, HIS father and Nikki and Kevin's children...what a great family dinner, full of noise, love and of course FOOD! Fabulous dinner Kevin!

Thanksgiving Day

I begin recreating my blog on Thanksgiving Day, a new beginning for me and (hopefully) a fresh outlook on life. This year has been horrible so Sweetie of 23 years passed, I lost my home, I'm broke.......but I still have my health, my dog, my bird and my job and therein lies the truth. Life goes on, seize the day, move 'em along dogies.......whatever....I will persevere.