Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Butter days ahead

One of the few things I like about the return of cold weather is the ability to leave real butter (all you will find in my house) on the counter soft and ready for a muffin or a slice of bread.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Not babies anymore

Had a treat today, ran into two of my former babies, I used to take care of both of these lovely children (Christopher and Serenity, brother and sister) pictured when they were infants.  Don't let the tough looks (well, at least Serenity's tough look) fool you, these are two of the sweetest kids ever.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

My escape...

Being surrounded by so many tempting books so much nowadays has made me return to my old habit of having my nose in a book pretty much all the time.  This is either a really appropriate or inappropriate time for this, I can't decide.  I use reading as an escape, I become so immersed in the story I literately can't hear what is going on around me, and need a few moments to adjust to coming back to the "real world" when I put a book down.  Basically this is how I survived high school.  So is it a healthy mental break or unhealthy escapism?  Not sure...

By the way, this book, "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is especially addicting, I cannot put it down, I would highly recommend it. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Local History

So this one is kind of a cheat, taken at work today, an image of a mural in our "local history room" to be used on the website.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Just noticed that my very neglected terrarium that I started back in February (see this post) has a plant that is attempting to escape.  Don't know whether seeing this makes me want to tidy up my little garden or just wait and see how it's escape plan goes...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Working Girl

So one new thing with me, I once again have a "real job" working for the public library in my town. 

Monday, November 7, 2011


So I haven't been here for awhile, in many senses of the word.  Not sure if I have been missed or not, and I almost gave up and took this blog down the other day, but after some consideration I'm back.  Long story very short, my life has been turned upside down and shaken around a bit in the last couple of months, and many things are still up in the air.  This blog suddenly became very unimportant to me.  But as things have calmed down, I've felt the absence of this project, felt ashamed that again I would be not be finishing something I started, and decided to continue on towards "365".  Even though I will now not finish on Dec. 31st as I originally planned, but on February 23rd, 2012.  Which I just discovered during my calculations, is 108 days from today.  So here we go, the Beheaded Goddess gives it another go instead of giving up.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Was looking for something new to photograph tonight.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Arch" enemy

I hate heels, and most occasions that would require you to wear them.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pizza face

Pizza art by my friend Elisabeth, age 7, named "Pizza Woman".

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bubble bath

Bathtime is always a lot more fun when my goofy niece Piper comes to visit.

Monday, August 22, 2011

8 legged friend

Found this beauty in the middle of a 3 to 4 foot web in my yard tonight.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Since I seem to be doing the Meg's house edition of Antiques Road Show lately I thought I show off this dragon, which is actually one of a set of two.  At the old house they were on either end of my mantel, facing each other, but as I have no mantel here I'm still not sure what to do with them.  Still, they are one of my favorite finds.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Light in the darkness

More night time photography, using just my flash for a light source.  Kind of hard to tell with these though, especially the second one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


This part of my body and I have not been getting along lately.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Man in the moon

Another of my favorite antique store finds, this moon shaped copper cookie cutter.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Finger torture

This is what trying to learn to play the guitar is doing to my fingers.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Self-portrait after rain

Just had a long (wonderful) couple of days and was caught in a rain storm on the way home, so what better time to revive my practice of taking self-portraits than a time when I'm tired and wet and my mascara is all smeared.  Brilliant idea.