During the summers of 2008-2009 our family spent ten months total building a spiral shaped tri-level cob and log structure which we lovingly call the Snail Shell House. Shell because it is formed in a spiral, seen so often in nature. Snail because I identify with slow moving through life, carefully feeling my way along. … More “Snail Shell House”
After listening intently for at least 30 minutes, I just had to look. … More Snippet from my new book “Changes”!
I dream I am laying on my paper filled desk, giving birth. As I labor I find it odd to be laying on my desk instead of in a hospital, or in a bed. My labor progresses and I give birth; not to human babies, but to puppies! I wake up. Having been taught dream … More Dreaming Writing
As I was beginning to plan where to put all my shelves in the art studio, I realized I didn’t have enough wall space. I decided to build a wall between the two halves of the studio to give me room for all my hanging shelves. I didn’t like how closed off it felt, however, … More Half walls in the art studio
What better thing to do on a Thanksgiving evening with a bunch of grandkids and grand nephews and nieces than to make some gifs.
Look how bright the double room is now with the sheet rock up and ready to finish trimming out and painting. John and Ryan and I spent the last two days working as much as possible to get the ceiling in place. There was a lot of prep work to be done: finishing the insulation, … More Ceiling almost finished!
The first piece of sheet rock is in place! The insulation you see between the rafters is a stiff foam insulation about 4 inches thick. This came from a greyhound bus station. It was given to my sister Cheryl and I after she found it online. I think she requested insulation through Freecycle. This insulation … More Finally finishing my cottage art studio ceiling.
Guess what I have. How did you know? Maybe the title gave it away! Trigeminal Neuralgia is a big fancy word for nerve pain on the side of your face. This pain can include teeth, sinuses, ear, jaw, eye, and head. The main nerve feeding one side of your face, running through your temple area, … More Trigeminal Neuralgia and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
The neighbor behind us used to have sheep in this pasture. Unfortunately the sheep were killed by coyotes and the pasture has been farrow for a few years. I finally got a hold of our neighbor and he said I could use the pasture for our horses. I built a little gate and let them … More New pasture for the horses.