The Bee Hive

Sometimes it's honey; sometimes it's sting...

Monday, September 27, 2010


These primative faux Fridas are for a swap on Swap-Bot. I'm not quite finished with them yet, but very close. They should go out in tomorrow's mail.

The Fall air is fabulous! That magical feeling is coming back. I actually got unhooked from the computer (after catching up on The Guild) and all video game systems today, and went out to redo the chicken set-up with Stewart today. He ordered us a batch of chicks and a brooder set. The brooder stuff is already here, and the chicks should be here tomorrow or the next day. I hope Goldilocks and Midnight get along with them.

Besides getting farther along with the little Frida paintings, I pulled some weeds and started reading a new gardening book. Oh - and I actually cooked a real meal - Southwestern Shepherd's Pie and Herb Salad with Stewart's homemade Zesty Italian dressing.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


...sort of. Gosh, I can't believe I have neglected this blog for so long! For one thing, religious education classes started again for the school year. We were short of teachers this year, so in addition to being director, I am having to teach a class, too. And that is taking a LOT of time. I am teaching the First Communion class. Since I am teaching a class, it means that the things I normally did during class times, as director, have to be done after classes and during the week. So that keeps me busier too.
I am still doing some artsy stuff - more assembleges and zentangles, although not very prolificly. Here are a pair I started a couple of months ago and just finished recently.
We've had sooo much rain recently from the tropical storms and hurricane(s) - at least I think the last one was a hurricane. I am not keeping up with it so much. But it is really soggy around here. I hope the weather is nice for Halloween this year, but according to the Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be rainy.
We've had an influx of hummingbirds finally. They were very sparse this year. And now they seem to be gone again - on their way to Mexico or South America, I guess.
Yesterday I had lunch in Beeville with my friend, Paulette. She is the best cook I know. We had oxtail soup, pork chops, cheese-jalapeno rice, purple cabbage and some kind of really good bread, and for dessert, semita with jam. We talked and laughed for hours, and I was hoarse when I left her house. Good times...