Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's Time to Say:

May we be wise, healthy, joyous and generous in the coming year!
May we endeavor to be instruments of peace around us always.

Last Christmas Post....before New Year!

Some of our favorite ornaments

Diablo "himself" on the tree

In memory of our dearest Hercule

We are all tired as we sit down to dinner. The opening of the presents lasted some hours

I had made some stuffed dates

They were not bad:)

Piles, mountains....

After dinner we celebrated David's birthday, more fun!
It feels like this was as long time ago.....not even a week.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Noel Pictures

Em's deft fingers placing marzipan filling on dough in our kitchen on Christmas day for her world famous oh-so-yummy 10hr sweet bread.

Then she rolls and closes the thin 26 inch or so rectangles so we can't see the filling now!

Braiding, btw, she is fast!

And attaching the 2 ends to form the "couronne"

And voila! You can't believe the sweet smell...As you can guess it is a thing of the past by now...sigh....
Just posting these pics today, sorry for the delay. I am home with a cold, not bad, luckily:)
Will post more tomorrow.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

To All ....

known and loved and unknown visitors, well as I said, to all!
Above all, peace.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Faded but...

.....still beautiful! These were given to us by a friend for our anniversary November 26. They totally dried up and I left them in the vase until now, could not bear to discard them.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Update on Work in Studio

Last picture taken before Thanksgiving...very frustrated...haven't stepped in my studio since but I am wondering when I will do so since I am so busy before Christmas.
Who knows where I am going with this, I certainly do not: all chopped up, no unity....bla...bla...bla...(I am interested in critiques)
BTW I am very excited these days because I am going to take an online class from very talented DJPettitt titled "Online Photoshop Class". I strongly encourage you to check it out! And of course go check DJ's blog.

What is This?

Beautiful "mold" growing on apples, I did not make an apple tarte

On our kitchen floor, a group of exhausted ants dragging away a piece of bacon hoping we would not notice...
PS: I seem to be hearing some "disgusting....yuck!"...chuckling away...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finally.....I'm Back!

The master of the house...

Oh, baby! Finally I was not short any more!....If only for a few hours!

Back at home more pictures before I throw away those cruel shoes!

Oh, so sweet, no?

Ted, David and our very own Marilyn.....Emily!

David and Franswazz, the latter looking like birds have been flying in and out of her hair. If so I did not notice! BTW, very natural pose for me.....:(

These are pictures taken Saturday December 15 during and after the MZA Christmas party at Los Poblanos Inn
I am still laughing about these shoes, they were a hit! I called them "killer" shoes, both because you can actually kill someone with these and they can kill your feet!
Here are a few pictures that I am throwing together, as I have picked them from my stash, not necessarily in sequence: too much time!