September 29, 2011

Saturday Mom and I are off to New Hampshire to finally close out mine and Tommy's storage.  After six years I don't know what I'm going to find, but I am finally going to close out that part of my life.  I do know a few tears will be shed and memories remembered.  I'm going to get to show Mom the cabin we lived in on top of Kimball Hill.  We lived there for three wonderful months before being transferred to the Big Easy after "The Bitch" (Katrina) went through.  Since we were supposed to return after five months we left most of our stuff in storage.  We've never been able to afford to go back and get it.  Mom has decided it is time for a vacation.  She's never been to New England, so that's how this trip came about.

It's not going to be a long trip, well not in time anyway...we'll be gone a week.  We are going to get a little sightseeing in, though.  We will be staying in Hershey, PA our second night.  Can anyone say chocolate overdose??  We're going to go through Lancaster County and see the Pennsylvania Dutch area.  Wonder if I'll see any crazy quilts??  Probably not, but I may be wrong.

We are staying at the Best Western White Mountain Resort in Franconia, NH for two nights.  The lady I spoke to while making reservations, said we will be there at peak color time. 

On the home front, last Wednesday Zoe got the last two pins out of her little leg.  We thought for a little that she might lose the leg, but the dr. discovered that the last two pins had loosened so much that they were causing her pain whenever she used the leg.  So, now she walking better and not limping as much.  She and Zax are going on vacation with us.  They both suffer a bit from separation anxiety.  They are very good travelers.  I just hope they remember their manners when meeting those northern

While we are gone I am going to try to update this blog daily.  I have two brothers who are having fits cause they can't go with us.  They are both of the opinion that we can't survive without them to do everything for us.  Jeremy is going to be here at the house to care for Lady and the birds and the mail and such. 

September 27, 2011

A quick update on Zoe.  As of Wednesday the 21st, she no longer has any pins in her little leg.  We are still having to be very easy but she is pin free.   YEA!!!!!
My mom, sister-in-law Paula, and I have opened a shop at  It's called CuLeaCu.  That's for Cummings (my mom), Lear (me), Cummings (Paula).  Everyone says it sounds kinda Hawaiian.  I like it and I don't think we will have any competition for the name or much confusion.  We tried to find a creative name that was memorable but most of them, or some variation, seemed to be taken.  Mom decided to come up with the name and she sure did a winner.  The address to visit our shop is
Below are some of the things we are offering in our shop right now.

This is a flowered candle holder created by Paula.  It's $18.

 This is the Golden Blues, created by my mom.  I think it is just beautiful.  It's $26 with free shipping to the US.
This is an octagonal Jewel Tin and one of two I've got listed.  It is $48.

We have lots of other things listed also.  Drop by and see what we have.  Remember Christmas is just over two months away.