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Where Does the Time Go?

I can’t believe it’s almost May!  Time sure does fly when you’re having fun — even when you’re not having fun.  Chucklebutt and I are finally theatre free until the fall.  It’s nice having our afternoons all to ourselves.

I came home today to a pretty gruesome site — a disemboweled bunny.  Yuck!  Apparently a hawk had been snacking on it and had some leftovers.  Chuck came to the rescue and tossed it out  for the rest of the scavengers.  Don’t worry, we didn’t take a picture.

Here are some wildlife pics from Easter.  (I know I’m late in posting them.)


Isn’t that a gorgeous bird?  He’s been hanging out in our dead tree.  Don’t get me started on the dead tree.  I’m so sick about it.  Hopefully in the coming weeks we can get a new one.


I love this little budgie.  She’s so chubby and cute!


This is our Easter Bunny.  Don’t worry, the hawk didn’t eat him.  He’s a lot bigger than the one this afternoon.


Check out the gorgeous card that Mom sent to us!  It’s so pretty.  I think she should open her own Etsy shop.

So not too much has been going on in the Gibson-Rice Household.  After six months of procrastinating, we finally finished painting our room.  Once everything is back in its proper place, I’ll be sure to take some photos.

I got the latest Somerset Memories and was sad to learn that it is going to a bi-annually publication.  I guess the economy has hurt everyone.


As I was reading the Letters to the Editor, I stumbled across some familiar sounding words:


It didn’t register with me until I came to the line about a “teary-eyed husband.”  I thought, “Holy Cow!  This woman has an emotional husband just like me!  And Oh My Gosh, she works with seniors and — hey wait a minute!”  Boy did I feel foolish.  Foolish, but honored to have my letter in the publication.

Another magazine that I adore is Victoria:


Mom got me a subscription for Christmas and I love receiving it in the mail every other month.  This month they had a very interesting article about Wedgwood.



One of my residents gave me a piece last month (my first) and I enjoyed reading about the history.  I think it’s an ashtray, but I’ll probably use it for buttons or some other small crafty trinkets.  Thanks Mom for the magazine and thanks Evelyn for the gorgeous dish!

I finally finished a submission for Somerset Holiday.  I have no idea whether or not it will be published, but I am very pleased with the outcome.  I’ll just give everyone a teaser:




If you can’t tell already, it’s a Valentine’s Day project.  Originally, I wanted to do a Halloween piece, but it transformed into this.  I’ve discovered that art has a mind of it’s own.  It’s going to be whatever it wants regardless of my intentions.

Hope everyone is well and happy!

2 comments to Where Does the Time Go?

  • BME

    Nicole, that is not an ashtray. I hope you have more pictures of your Valentine project. I want to see them when I come in June. Ican’t wait until Feb. to see it (if it gets published).

  • Jan Moretz Lowry

    I love your updates… 🙂 I need to get that jewelry packed up for you!
    love you, love you, love you!

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