We have had many cats through the years. Five over the past 30 years. When Miss Kitty passed away in October, I was done with cats and gave away all of our cat things. The cosmos laughed and laughed. Meet the newest additions to our empty nest . . . Yes, that’s three cats. THREE! … More And Then There Were Three
Our resident groundhog, or something, never made an appearance today due to abundant snow and sunshine. But official word from Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania is we will have six more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney, PA – This morning, Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. https://dced.pa.gov/newsroom/punxsutawney-phil-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter-for-2021/
As with every year, we spend so much time preparing for Christmas and then it is seemingly over in the blink of an eye. We had a nice Christmas Day – different, but in a good way for us. Each decoration, tradition and recipe held a very special place in our hearts and minds this … More Christmas in the Blink of an Eye
2020 has definitely been a challenge for me as well as so many other people. I lost my Mom in June. I lost my Mother-in-law in September. And I lost Missy Kitty in October. Though social media and blogging took a backseat, I have been blissfully busy filling orders @ etsy.com/shop/BackPorchStudio My inventory is low. … More A Message from BackPorchStudio
2020 has sucked. It has really sucked. I lost my mom in June. Lost my mother in-law in September. And this week we lost Miss Kitty who was 20 years young. “The earth will never be the same againRock, water, tree, iron, share this greifAs distant stars participate in the pain. A candle snuffed, a … More Nothing Loved is Ever Lost
This is not the post I had in mind for today but it’s Monday so . . . I overslept. I woke up to husband having video conference with his work colleagues at the kitchen table. (He’s been working from home since the Mid-March covid virus outbreak.) This meant I had to make my power … More Whoa Monday
Today was glazing day. And laundry day. Glazing and laundry on the same day? What could go wrong? I shouldn’t ask. It is still 2020 after all! While eating lunch, I noticed a young Robin drinking from one of Miss Kitty’s handmade water bowls. It is nice see other critters enjoying a drink from my … More Behind the Scenes of a Part Time Potter
What can I say. . . Coronacoaster pretty much sums up this year.
The back porch has a half dozen handmade pet dishes filled to the brim with cool fresh water. I made them just for her, Miss Kitty. She prefers drinking from the Tonka dump truck. It used to be our son’s now it’s our grandson’s Miss Kitty’s. So, I keep it filled with cool fresh water. … More You Can Lead a Cat to Water
Originally posted in September 2018! Not much has changed in our backyard. We are a little older and hopefully a little wiser. Summer vacation? Well, I really didn’t have one but I sure enjoyed my summer! I enjoy summer, vacation or not. Summer is my favorite season! Being on our back porch throwing things, … More What did I do on my summer vacation?
The sunflowers made it despite the critters of early spring and summer. You never now how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. ~Bob Marley
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. I’m finding the whole social media thing overwhelming. I can’t seem to keep up. I started this blog to promote my business as a potter. Then I started a facebook page followed opening an instagram account. Blogging and facebook I can do from my desk top. Yeah! Instagram, not so much. Boo! … More Social Media, Mobile Phones and Glasses
I spent the day weeding yesterday. Wore myself out and ended up going to bed rather early. I woke up to an array of wild life this morning!
Writers make writing look so easy. Is writing as difficult for them as it is me? I’m certainly not an avid writer but I do write: journals, letters, notes, lists. I seem to be more of a lister than a writer. I have many lists of things I want to write about. The problem is … More On Writing
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? Creatures big and small love sunflowers! I started planting sunflowers early spring all to have a creature eat every last sunflower seed! I suspect a squirrel. I planted another round sunflower seeds. Thrilled to see them sprout to six to twelve inches in height! Yeah! Much to my despair, a rabbit … More Sunflowers Maybe
Life has completely turned upside down since the changing of the clocks back in March of 2020. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dinosaurs returned. Today, the dinosaurs have, indeed, returned much to our grandson’s delight! I am delighted the dinosaurs prefer lettuce over sunflowers!
Where the wild things are . . . in our back yard, of course! “Little Rabbit” checking out the Bee Balm. I’m all for wild life and all. Except when I’m not. I am on my THIRD round of trying to plant sunflowers!!! First, the squirrels dug up and ate every last sunflower seed I … More Where The Wild Things Are
I have a love hate relationship with the face-mask. Mostly hate. My Mom is hearing impaired. She reads lips. Due to her declining health, she is in hospice care. Everyone must wear a mask because of the virus. Mom cannot hear people who wear masks. Those who lip read like my Mom watch the whole … More I Can’t Hear You
I am sensing a theme for this year. Mayhem. Life has changed since early March. Shelter at home. Social distancing. Face masks. Shortage of toilet paper, Lysol spray and disinfectant wipes. Here it is June of 2020. I think I have finally grown accustomed to dear husband working from home. Both of us have learned … More Mayhem
Happy whatever day it is! With dear husband working from home since mid-March, it is as if every day is Saturday. Not that he works from home on Saturdays but he is home. Every day. Both of us in the house through the week has taken some getting used to. I think we will survive. … More Checking In
We are having a beautiful spring although I am having trouble remembering what day it is. Each day is like the day before but it has been nice to watch what pops up in the garden. Dear husband has been working from home now for three weeks. I am back behind my wheel. Not quite … More Close to Normal Part 2