Thursday, January 8, 2009


I've had zero time to blog but lots of thoughts to blog about . . . grrr . . .

Hopefully this situation will rectify itself by next week when my new clerk gets some training and is able to take over a few of the daily duties.

In the meantime, I have a MySpace too (no new blogs on that either!)

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Very new. =)

One of my New Year's resolutions was to begin a blog. DONE! The other part of that is, of course, to regularly post on it and it's not going to be easy for me. I work A LOT. I am away from home for months at a time and staying close to family and friends is difficult at best. Even the shortest phone conversations are interrupted by work almost as soon as the phone is dialed. I'm lucky if I get a chance to check my email every third day. So, in an effort to keep in touch and keep all informed of news, progress and even location, I figure a blog suits the situation perfectly.

Another resolution (there will be a posted list of these soon) is to post more of our photos for family and friends to see. I am chewed out regularly for not having my pics available. See, Leon and I went to Italy May of 2008 and I have yet to even yank the photos off the cards . . . about 20 gigs worth. I have two beautiful daughters to talk about and four adorable poohs -- very few people have seen our most recent rescue, Oliver. We are always somewhere interesting, beautiful and/or charming at work and I have a crew full of wonderful people I work with. There is a wedding in the making, a house being repaired and remodeled, and a new build "to be" going on in South Dakota . . . all of which I would love to share and have a "historical accounting" of. We are all over the central Northern states and meet a lot of fabulous people that I would like to stay in contact with too.

I love reading blogs (see the ones I follow so far), I love other people's perspective on life and I admire their ability to write. I think it is a terrific venue for keeping abreast of family, friends and meeting new folk and that is why I'm here.

Hi there! =)

OK then -- welcome to my blog, such as it is and will be.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


It is so beautiful . . . I saw it in Red Lodge, Montana -- sadly the boutique had sold all they had (3 of them -- ALL SOLD!). Marti still had them in the shop though and she let me try one on . . .

It was LLLLUVVVV at first touch and now . . .


See . . .


and the back . . .


Phoenix Spitfire!

Yea baby!!!!!

PS: Since there are several pieces I covet from the designers of this jacket, I am committed to quarterly purchases -- there are two more jackets I definitely slobber over and at least four belts. Magnificent design, workmanship and the lambskin is OH-MY-SO-SOFT! I'm weak . . . . LOL!