Thursday, October 30, 2008


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Monday, October 27, 2008

Pixies Homemade Pumpkin Empanadas

There it was, the last empanada.
Oh, its mine, i'm not worried about that. Pixie already told me I could have it because she already gave 3 away and the Bean doenst like pumpkin (only apple) so I was good to go. What DID worry me was this was the last one.
As I gazed upon this confectionary delight I realized that her soul was in there,beyond the golden flaky crust.......deep inside the cinammony spiced pumpkin was her heart.
What she didnt know was these lil gems have been a favorite of my family for generations.
Whats more is I have NEVER tasted an empanada this good! What puzzles me is , how does a lil irish gal pull this off?
You know what?
I dont wanna know.

I just wanna sit here and....

excuse me but,

could i be alone with my empanada for a while?

Hey Thanks!

Things arent always what they seem...............

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Gettin my craft on...

These solid concrete benches were all made from homemade templates designed
by my father. Ceramic tiles and natural stones were used in the decor.
It was fun doing these projects with my father, a brilliant man and mentor.

I am going to make a few more of these custom benches for Pixie and Gabby.
I will post pictures of them when the project is completed.

I am also in the process of upgrading our back yard!
My girls are gonna love the water feature that I have in mind.

So much to do, but it will be worth it in the end.

I will be posting some more of my work shortly.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

about philanthropy.........

I just saw a video called How cool...
posted by ~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ at SylphNascency, and it moved me to write this blog because the video reminded me that this is what its all about.
Helping others less fortunate.
Thats what I love about my Pixie because shes an inspiration for us all to start giving, give till it hurts.
All my life i've tried to live by this rule. (which is probably why I dont have much) Its a good one. It works because its real. Sometimes when you give, you have to go without things that you really enjoy, but, like the guy in the video said, the feeling you get when you see how happy you made someones life is PRICELESS!!
So........ I am asking all of you to please, please, do something nice for someone today.
It doesnt have to be alot.
Just try it.
You will see what a difference there is.
I want to leave you with a lil story that has always stuck in my mind since I was young.
My great grandma used to live in a lil town called Superior.
Behind her house she had chicken coops and would go out and feed them.
Of course I always wanted to see the chickens and help so sometimes she would let me, (she was a very independent crabby, almost mean kinda woman) but sometimes she would say no.
The times that she would say no, I noticed that she was carrying people food out to the chicken coops.
Nobody dared ask her why because in those days, you didnt question grown ups.
But being the hyper curious lad that I was, I had to investigate. So I snuck out after her, dodging behind trees, spying on gramma........
she went further back behind the chicken coops , she even went past the garbage cans where, in those days you burned your garbage, behind the fence, where the railroad tracks were.
And there she was, my gramma, feeding 3 "hobos".
Right at that moment she saw me and "shooed" me with her hand to go back inside. Which I immediately did.
But I waited till she got back to ask her why she was feeding these bums.
She gave me a half cross and half calm look (if thats even possible and it was) and she said......
"Because one of them is Jesus"

And at that very moment I wanted to be more like gramma.

peace and love

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The picture y'all didnt see.

On Pixies blog (SylphNascency) she posted a picture of her that was good. But this ones better.

What a lucky guy I am.........(sighs)

Thursday, October 2, 2008 more

The last four days have been sad for me.
Why you ask?
My Pixies been ill.
Poor thing, she wouldnt let me do anything for her. She just layed there and slept. I tried my best to cheer her up but I could see shes just like me and was better off just being left alone.
I waited, lol, she caught me staring at her a few times but just didnt say anything. She was feelin poo poo and out of sorts and so I waited more.
Today shes better. Not bouncin around like she always does but shes doin mom things. What also helped was the 2 packages that arrived in the mail; one was our new FREE modem for lightning speed internet (cordless) and a wonderful package from the very talented SORROW.
Sorrow that was a beautiful assortment of gifts (and Pixies prize) and it couldnt have come at a better time (by the way, to me these kind of things are no coincidence) and i wanted to personally thank you from the heart. Im sure Pixies gonna want to post pix of these lovely gems that will be cherished forever.

One last thing I want to say for now,
I re-learned something new.
I forgot what it was like to feel pain for someone you love.
Peace Out