Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mommy was a skiffman

ADN had a frontpage photo on the herring opening, and I was able to show the Punkin what it was I did when I was a little older than she is....though we didn't go after herring, the operation is the same.
She's been itching to drive the car--at 11! so she was pretty impressed that I was running around in the skiff without a drivers license. She's not impressed that she still has to wait til she's 16 to get her license....

Sorry, kitty

Yesterday I turned the heat off, so of course today it's considerably cooler with a chance of snow. Tough, I'm not turning it back on unless pipes are in danger of freezing. It IS chilly, though. Went looking for Chuck's fleece vest since it's bigger and covers more of me, but couldn't find it. Finally remember he had it downstairs, found it, but it was under a cat....sorry kitty, you have fur.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Smaller than

a breadbox?
Growing up in rural AK, I had heard about breadboxes, but never actually seen one, nor even cared. As of yesterday, however, I now own one. It's a rather splendid shade of avocado green, slightly scratched and battered, but it is a breadbox. A cat-proof breadbox. Although it fastens with a magnet, so I may have to put a latch on it....I have now moved Uptown.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Etsy problem?

Several people have mentioned that Etsy is running slow today, and they're unable to purchase the new tutorial---so I'm adding it to the website. The added benefit is that you can use a credit card directly, rather than Paypal if you're so inclined.

I found some fab little folded flowers and they FINALLY arrived---I'd ordered them three weeks ago, and half forgotten them.
Pics tomorrow, if I get the order finished up that I'm working on.....

Friday, March 19, 2010

I finally did it....

finished my first tutorial, that is.

I've wavered on this for several years, selling some pieces, then pulling them off the web, then selling a few more, etc...
Now it's out there and I look forward to seeing what people do with it! I do need to upgrade Acrobat and see if I can't spiffy up the font and layout a bit, but first I need to go make some beads.
Oh, the tut? Right here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I dunno....

Not too long ago I found a blog that looked interesting, based in part on the fact that he'd been a bush pilot in Ak. This of course, lent him a bit of credibility, even though I should really know better.

His entry for today was, as usual, well presented...until I took a better look at the source he linked to for the pictures. The article is here, and it looks credible at first glance....til you begin to explore the site further and encounter such gems as "The Phoenix Journals: Click on "Phoenix Journals" or "Phoenix Archives" at the top of the Homepage. All of the published and un-published Phoenix Journals are archived on They can also be accessed through Fourwinds by clicking on either "Phoenix Journals" or "Phoenix Archives" menu at the top of our Homepage. These are writings of Truth for the people of our world, received during the 1990's from Creator God via radio transmission from the Phoenix Starship, under the command of Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn, Commander of the Pleiadian Star Fleet. The Phoenix Journals are known as The Holy Books of the Lighted Realms, and are for our guidance through these "end times" on our planet. For the new reader of Fourwinds we recommend reading first Phoenix Journals numbers 2, 27, 47, 3, 5, and 7 and in that order."

Just goes to show that digging is usually a good idea......and while the basic facts may be correct as stated, it isn't impossible that Hiroshima has run down areas as well....

Friday, March 12, 2010

Feels like....

The daffodils and tulips are sending up shoots, the onions are sprouting little green tips, and I am thinking I need to find someone to share my onion plant order with. Suddenly 250 onion plants seems like a lot......more than it did back when the ship date was months away! There WAS a minimum order per type, after all....onions anyone?