Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Still Here

We're all still here.  The new job is intense, exhausting, interesting.  Hard but mostly good.  I talk to people who have been positively diagnosed with COVID all day.  Some have no symptoms, some have the sniffles, some are really, really sick.  Some can't talk to me because they aren't ever going to speak to anyone ever again.  

Mostly, the people who get tested are the ones who can afford it if they need to stay home.  They have sick leave and savings. Jobs they can go back to.  The ones who can't afford it are mostly doing what they always do - survive or die quietly.

This isn't the flu and everyone should have worn their Goddamm masks last March.














Friday, January 1, 2021

A Donkey a Day

They say that seeing a donkey first thing in the day brings good luck.  Seems like we better start this new year out with lots of donkeys every day.  













Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Following Directions

I decided to teach myself how to crochet this summer/fall.  I choose crochet over knitting because I had a lesson in crochet when I was maybe 6ish from a grandmother I've only met a handful of times.  I figured that made me close enough to an expert and I should just dive in.

Anyway, the yarn I found on sale for cheap suggested that I make a sweater.  Who am I to argue?



Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Real Story

What Santa's helpers and his sleigh would really look like.....

And Santa's busy little helpers...

Such helpful little elves.





Thursday, December 17, 2020

I Got Work

I got a call the day after election day asking if I was still interested in a Contact Tracing job I had applied for way back in April.  I said yes and it has been a bit of a whirlwind ever since.  Last week, I got a promotion.  Nearly 20 years at the hospital and not only did I never get a promotion, they actively prevented me from moving away from my position because they did not want to lose me from that position.  Their lose.

I like the new job.  It is interesting, fast paced, I'm working with good people and......I GET TO WORK FROM HOME!  I hope I can keep working from home forever!

I know the blog has suffered extreme neglect and I would like to say that will change, but with this new job - something had to give and the blog took the big hit.  All of the critters are doing well and everyone was quite happy right up until we got 44 inches of snow dumped on us.  They are not to impressed with that.  I'm not too impressed myself, especially as, not only did the snow shovel fall apart today, but the snow blower went into complete system failure.  The electric start broke, one tire came off the rim, the auger quit turning and then the engine started smoking and all the oil spewed out the back.  I shut it down just before it started on fire and, in retrospect, I think that was a mistake.  

But....it is OK because I get to WORK FROM HOME.  YIPPEE!






















Saturday, November 28, 2020

Shopping Extravaganza

I've been working hard getting ready for a craft show I promised to participate in.  I sold some things, but I have plenty of stuff left over and a bunch of things that never even made it to the show.  If you see anything that you like, let me know!  aerissana@gmail.com

Still available - White Raven $50, Wide Load donkey - $50, Something Fishy coasters - $20, earrings - $15 

Fall Leaves Serving Tray - available $50


Loose Buttons - SOLD

Stoned Donkey - available $25

More Loose Buttons - also SOLD 

rabbit - SOLD

Baby Qilin - available $50

Pendants, bracelets, brooches, small sunflowers - available $25 each 

Fall leaves coasters - SOLD

Photo coasters available - $20.  Blueberry leaf earrings available $15, Maple leaf set - SOLD


White Raven - $50, Black Raven - SOLD

Fall Foliage - $50


SOLD

Custom Order - on hold 

Big Fuzzy Donkey - NOT FOR SALE (but always hungry)