Friday, June 19, 2009


thinking of an herb garden. Chives, parsley, basil, just things I would use in cooking.
this book was recommended on the Real Age site, a page I like to read that has good tips on health for people 'my age' LOL.
It says chives are packed with vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, and folic acid. How about that? I have forgotten about chives. Just always sprinkled them on baked potatoes. Now I'm thinking....... gotta get some seeds or plants for a year round herb garden. Easy to do in this climate! Seeds I think. I am planning an August garden actually. For things that grow fast like beans.
but it's probably best to get the seeds now.
anyone out there in blog land with a suggestion of an herb to grow that you use a lot?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

large round beads


My kids (who are in their 20's) tell me that big round beads are 'in'. So hey I'll try it. :-) I don't know if this is big enough for them. It is 2 cm in diameter.
These aren't easy to make and get perfectly round, but yes indeed they will be great in jewelry.
Now to make some bright ones in the 'Susan' fashion.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Welcome Summer!!!


Yes indeedie I've been quiet. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of report cards, awards assemblies, passing out the yearbook, going to retirement parties, and the final day of school. So now I've had 3 official days off and am working on some pictures for shows and posting in Etsy. It's great to have some time and not feel stressed about not having 'enough weekend' .

A friend wrote this morning and said she just retired. How did we get here? The 70's is not a distant memory to me and it's hard to believe that we're now at our albeit early retirements.

whoa....

anyway summer is a tad like retirement and after we get more things put where they belong and organized, home will be more like home and time will be there for fun things.
On our list for the summer....
Carowinds water park. (can you say Lazy River?)
National Whitewater Center (rafting!)
Michigan for a month to see lots of old friends
The Gathering --with a booth to sell beads
Myrtle Beach in August (I hope!)

This is a summer to relax and play and we are so happy about it because the last three summers have been painting and packing and listing our house in Michigan, searching for a house here, getting ready for new jobs, learning about this area. It's great to finally be a a more comfortable summer. I'll bet it will fly by fast!

The flower bead above? I made it two days ago and posted it on Etsy yesterday.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

almost done with school

two and a half more days of school and then I'll be around to post more. It's the end of the year madness here at the middle school, and tomorrow we pass out yearbooks (I'm in charge)
We're still painting in my art classes! I think we should do art everyday that we can!
see you very soon!