Monday, December 15, 2014

Shelly's Glass'n

This is where Shelly holes up and works away at her glass.  The basement provides a great spot to fire up the propane and oxygen torch, and then the kiln to finish off her samples.  She has been as busy as an elf up in the North Pole turning and spinning her samples into a sundry of decorative beads.
And of course she doesn't always cue herself up in a mask, purple safety glasses, her pajama pants, a hooded sweatshirt, and her barn jacket...  She is usually strutting around the house looking a pretty as a picture and being a super terrific mom.

Snow White


I got myself backstage and helping during the 8 show run of a Snow White Pantomime at The Livery over the past two weeks.  It turned out to be a great show with incredible singing, great great laughs, and really good acting too.  I didn't have to do too much; just some twists and turns of set changes and a few effects and such.  Just basically be there for backstage help and support.

It was directed and stage managed by the ever capable Kevin and Stephanie, as seen, so I really didn't have too much too worry about.  The set was already constructed and painted, the props were already organized and in place, and the show was well on its way.  They didn't really need my help, but the extra set of hands came in handy, so to speak, during the show dates.  And just one extra picture with Molly and King Garry!

I would hangout backstage.  I worked with a few folks who I know or have been in other shows with.  And of course I got to meet a number of really nice folks for the first time.  All in all it was really fun to be involved and help out.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Just a Quick Summary

Just out and about and keeping busy.  We are all very well. 

Got out sporadically for 2 different deer hunts; the first of November up in Lucknow, and the first of December in Bayfield.  Totally skunked.  I zeroed out both weeks.  Although, I didn't or couldn't commit too much time because of work.  At any rate, up in Lucknow I had a fawn and doe run within 20 or 30 feet of me through a wooded area.  I rifled up and took a few cracks - hit nothing but trees and they scattered off.  They were pretty close...  Oh well.  And this past week I saw nothing.  Nothing with four long legs and brown fur.  Nothing....

The weather was nice and I enjoyed a few nice walks and sits in the bush.  Saw lots of squirrels.  Not hundreds, but so many.  I startled out a coyote, and saw a weasel and a rabbit chasing each other.  I got to hunt with my good friend from Windsor and his father.  i also got out with a few guys from Goderich.  All in all it was nice to be out and enjoy nature.
I am helping out backstage at The Livery.  There is an 8 show run of a Snow White Pantomine.  It is quite funny, and the actors have worked very hard perfecting the songs, dance routines, and farcical dialogue.  The audience has quite enjoyed booing the evil queen, and cheering on snow white and the 7 dwarfs.  It doesn't take a genius to predict the outcome of the play, but the journey along the way is what makes it so entertaining.

I got Molly backstage after Sunday's show for a few pictures.  She really thinks The Livery is quite a place and loves to find out the names of the actors and what they are doing.
Who says you have to go to Florida just to get a picture of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.

I will try to get more content up over the next month to really pad my year end stats.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Post Parties

We actually had two parties back to back.  Our Halloween/SNL party was quite fun.  Most people dressed up in a likeness or costume from the show.  I was an okay Deiter, MacGruber made an appearance, a few Wayne and Garths...  It was fun. 

So everything wrapped up in the wee hours after lots of food, drink, and karaoke.  The house was a disaster, a few broken glasses, but whatever...  The next party, Molly's birthday party, was going to start at about 11:00am the next morning.  It would be a tight turn around and clean up.  I wasn't feeling too good.

After getting things swept and wiped down, the house lit up again with four 3 year olds ready to have at it.  A few friends from day care would be all excited and all go for the next 2 hours.  It was a good thing Shelly was feeling better then I was because I was in no condition to hold these donkeys attention.  At any rate, the kids had a good party with some singing and dancing of their own, food, and drink too of course.  We had a few slip ups; no ketchup for french fries and no icing for cupcakes, but we continued on nearly seamlessly.  All had a very good time.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shelly & Molly Concert

Friday Oct. 10, 2014


A couple of useless nags. Don't do to much.  They just keep their heads down and do what they are told.  Don't mind to be pet or stroked every now and again.  Get waited on hoof to mouth...

It was Thanksgiving weekend and we all were going in different directions a bit this year.  However Molly and I made it out to the Wright's place to see the kittens, the chickens, the cow, a dog, a couple of horses, and of course the titleholders of the property.  Everybody was of course doing swell and it was quite warm and sunny weather.
We also crossed paths with Shelly's brother and his family.  It is always quite the time.  Molly is consistently quite ill-behaved in their company.  She is a terrible nuisance and pest towards her cousin especially.  At any rate, I tried to calm the waters with a friendly photo, but that didn't go so well.
A frog at the Wright's pond.

Monday, October 6, 2014


I hear and read about many horror stories about posting things such as this online, although nobody really reads my blog, plus, the address isn't listed....  However, anyone with any where-with-all would be able to sort out Lighthouse Street if they knew the community I live in....  However, I made this online at a website called and it was pretty easy and user friendly.  They had lots of different fonts and backgrounds and I think most elementary aged kids could probably do as good of a job as I did here, if not better.  Way better.

So ya - we are gong to have a bit of a party on Halloween.  Friends have stopped over to the house, but we didn't have a, "Come on over", or "Welcome In" type of party that is sometimes customary, sometimes not when people move.  So I guess this event will serve as double purpose.

We are mostly moved in.  Pictures and such - or more pictures other than the floor would certainly shed light into the rest of the house and its style.  However - I suppose that is why one might want to come over.

As for my costume, I don't know - but I am thinking about trying to pull off a church lady or an androgynous Pat.  Something from the 90s for sure....  It should be fun.  Another friend was supposed to have a themed party like this, or was encouraged to, 5 years ago.  He hasn't yet.  So I don't figure I am stomping on his parade by doing so.

Two things that Shelly has grown; the pumpkin and Molly.  Way-to-go Shelly.  Looking great!