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So, What’s Up?

March 14th, 2010

Craft of the month for December - the bandana stuff bag

Craft of the month for December - the bandana stuff bag

It’s been around a year since I started this blog and, while I was really good about posting at first, it really seems to have fallen on hard times as of late. The blog may in fact be a reflection on my own rather chaotic state. Let’s review, shall we?

Summer (yes, I’m going back to last June - do you remember it, because I’m a little fuzzy) started of well enough. I planted my tomatoes, mourned the loss of a lavender plant and wondered what it would be like without my precious Tracey cat, who died in May. My family came to visit over the 4th of July. And then, it all started to spiral out of control. A long list of eventsĀ  - including the maiden Folk Alley RV voyage to Newport, StoryCorps in Akron, “Whad’Ya Know?” in Wooster, PRPD in Cleveland, numerous dates at arts events all over the region - kept me (and I know it wasn’t only me, but this is my blog) insanely busy from

See how good a wrapper I am?

See how good a wrapper I am?

mid-July through September - during which time I also adopted two kittens. Then bang, fall fund drive. Pow, Kent State Folk Festival. Wham, pneumonia. Slam, my boss (Bob, aka The King) is reassigned. All in the space of about six weeks.

Christmas was lovely (see pics), but I didn’t have time to finish all of my projects and I was still feeling the effects of the pneumonia (aka, “When are you going to shut up about how sick you were?”). January and February were filled not only with my usual awards madness but also trying to figure out how to do Bob’s job on top of mine and a cold, because I tempted fate by going back to the gym.

Nisha, Mundles, Rich and Av

Nisha, Mundles, Rich and Av

Now, it’s March - we’re three months into 2010! The kittens are nearly full-grown cats. The tulips are coming up, the lavender is starting to green-up and I’ve put in my tomato order (again). I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it’s ok if things are a little less “exciting” for awhile. My sister-in-law has a new job in Louisville and I’ll be visiting my family as they make a new beginning in Kentucky. I have the name of a fix-it guy who might be able to fix my sagging gutter issue once and for all. And, I want to get back to my craft of the month projects with my cousin, Robin. I am seriously alright with living a little more below the radar. If someone wants to write 11 pages of copy for the station brochure that’s due Wednesday (day 7 of the spring fund drive and the day before the Cleveland International Film Fest starts), that would be swell! I’m going to take a nap.

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  1. Nisha
    March 14th, 2010 at 17:15 | #1


    Nice blog, I can picture you at your keyboard. Nice of you to include photos of us (I am still working on a *professional* hairstyle). I hear you’ll be in L’ville over Easter - I hope that works out. Can’t wait to see you!


  2. Nathan
    March 15th, 2010 at 09:17 | #2

    It was /pneumonia./ A person does not EVER shut up about how sick they were with /pneumonia./ When I was 13, etc etc sick as a dog with /pneumonia./ When I was 20 I couldn’t lift my arm and thought I was dying with … well, that was only the flu, but it was almost as bad as /pneumonia./

    Also, you are not a horrible friend. You just had /…/ you get it.

  3. Carol Ver Wiebe
    March 19th, 2010 at 14:17 | #3

    Good Grief! I was just going to leave you a message that I’ve just realized that you are simultaniously facing a fund drive and the film festival– no wonder we haven’t heard from you.
    Love, Mom (I’ve got to get dinner going since we are going to a lecture after dinner. I’ll turn this over to your Dad.)
    I’m feeling much betgter. thev swelling has gone down, and rhe pain is slight. we had a luncheon with many of the young singer todayu and will be going to a talk by morris dees tonight at the jewish temple.
    more opera romorrow and church on sunday. had lunch with shirly foss at her fabulous house on thursday.

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