Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jack in the box...errrr...sink.

Jack in the sink, watching the faucet drip
Another exciting night in the Robinson house...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A very brave girl

Lola has always wanted to hold Safou, but has always been afraid to try. Until now. This is her first successful attempt, but as you can see, she had her coat on with the hood up, and a towel tied around her arm where his feet are gripping her.
Hopefully over time she will be less afraid and need less layers between her and him!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Our Little Actress...

Lola was part of the chorus in her grade school play "Winnie the Pooh". I couldn't get close enough to get any good pictures of her in action on the stage, but take my word for it, she was Fantastic!
(and it's not because i am her grandmother or anything like that...)
Here is the singer/actress accepting flowers from one of her fans...her Daddy.

Friday, November 29, 2013


  I've been very very busy making hats, scarves, cowls and shawls for the little shop i sell them in, in downtown Troy NY. (Artcentric) Since the temps have dropped severely here AND Black Friday and Troy Night Out are happening on the same day/night(today/tonight) i put down my pliers and slowed my rosary production to a halt. But i did manage to add this sweet little chaplet to the shop.
It's a wire wrapped piece made with 8mm turquoise beads and antique reproduction bronze medals
The beads are stabilized for strength(turquoise can be fragile without stabilization) and they have some soft brown matrix veining in them...So pretty especially next to the bronze metal
The connector is a scrolled real bronze piece, with a little dove holding an olive branch in it's beak
The reproduction medal has Our Lady on one side
and St Anthony on the other side. This would make a nice Christmas gift. Check it out here
New posts about Thanksgiving, baking and a special Holiday play with a new budding actress coming soon!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Night Sky...

 I love this time of year...Day time, Night time, it really doesn't matter.
It's all Beautiful

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Put your feet up!

 Rosie takin it easy...

She knows how to relax!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Making a pie

 Lola and i decided to bake our first pie together. I peeled the apples we got from the Farmer's Market
 and Lola chopped every single piece of apple for the whole pie. Five whole apples!
 she also got the licking rights to the spoon and bowls
 Here's the pie before we put the top crust on
 and Lola got to decorate it any way she liked...
and it came out beautifully...delicious too!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Late Harvest

The last of the small crop here...some potatoes and eggplant.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Little Rocker

 Zoey has discovered the little rocker i have here.
 It was mine and my siblings rocker first, all those years ago. Then my own daughters took turns with it. Then it was Lola's rocker and now Zoey's. In between it holds some of the dolls that live here.
No matter who's sitting in it, i love watching them rock...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Been gone awhile, but i'm back.

I've been gone a while....Bill and i had a rough Summer with him being in and out of the big hospital here all Summer long. We missed the whole garden season. I have a lot of catching up to do! I still have not put my gardens to bed for the Winter. And all of my projects were put on hold for a while. But things are calming down and i find that i miss all of my blog friends out there. It may take me some time, but i will stop by for a visit! It feels good to be, mare

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rosie in the Window

 Rosie's favorite seat in the house
 She loves to watch the tiny birds sit in the burning bush right outside the window
 such a pretty girl...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Princess

 Princess Lucinda in the laundry basket....

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Surgery Update

Bill made it thru surgery just fine, due to all the prayers and healing energy beamed his way. They had to amputate a small part of his foot, but were able to remove all of the infected bone and tissue. If he makes it thru the night without any problems from the anesthesia, he may be able to come home tomorrow to begin the  healing process...Thank you to everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts. Love, mare

Prayer Request

Bill goes back into Albany Medical Center this morning for surgery on the infection in his foot. If you have a little time in your day when you can think of us and send out a prayer, i would be so grateful...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Little Veggies

 It hasn't been a good year for vegetables here. Too much rain for the tomatoes in the Spring and i was away and neglected the gardens the whole month of July while Bill was in the hospital. I'm still doing lots of weeding and sorting in all of the gardens.
 But i planted these container garden sized eggplants this year and i will definitely do it again next Spring. We have Chinese white and Petite purple varieties to savor. And that purple eggplant is a twin! Rosie just loved the way they smelled....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kiva Sister- Ahida from Georgia

AhidaAhida is 49 years old. She lives in a small village of the Lagodekhi District with her husband and two daughters. Ahida requested loans from local financial institutions several times for a family business start-up, but without any success. Her loan request was rejected because of low income and the family’s poor living conditions.

The only source of income for the family is from their sheep-breeding business. They have 40 sheep and sell lambs locally. It is hardly enough to provide food for the family. According to Credo estimations the family belongs to the subsistence poor category.

Ahida requested a loan from Credo to start-up a family business. Ahida has now been approved for a loan within the framework of the new joint initiative of Kiva and Credo. The start-up loan program envisages provisions of business start-up and re-startup credits with soft conditions to rural poor people, who do not have access to credit products. These rural poor people are regarded as “high risk borrowers” because of their low income. With his credit Ahida will purchase milking cows. After purchasing the cows she will be able to produce dairy products for selling. She will be able to expand her husbandry business and increase the income of the family. The new business initiative, financed with the Kiva start-up loan will significantly improve the living conditions of the family.
For more information, or to make your own loan, click here

Monday, September 2, 2013

My Stella Bella

Our Stella has been struggling with some health issues lately.
She has had a partially collapsed trachea for some time now, but lately it has worsened, and one night a week or so ago she and i were up all night trying to soothe her breathing passages with Reiki, love and prayers. I brought her to the doctor the next day and he told me that she had developed a significant heart murmur she did not have just this past Spring. Poor Stell was suffering from congestive heart failure.. Dr. White gave me some pills to try and said i would know if they worked within 10 days.
This was Stell when we started the medicine....She was struggling to breathe and was heavy with fluid...
 and this is Stella now!
 She is still very snorkey from her trachea but her breathing is much improved, and her energy level is fantastic! (chew that bone little tiger!)
She's even doing her little pirouette dance at feeding time. Thank Goodness for our vet and for miracles come true. We love you so much Stella!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Farmer's Market Fresh!

Brand new batches of Mare's Moonshine for the Holidays 2014! My daughter picked these berries up at the Troy Farmer's Market as soon as they opened this morning and brought them straight to me. They were picked this morning, so you can't get any fresher than that! This is the end of berry season here so these may be my last liquors of the season...From left to right, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, and red raspberry. Now all they need is some Reiki, time, and more vodka to top them off!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Sneakers!

 It's back to school shopping time and Lola and her Mommy went shopping for sneakers.
 Lola loves the kind called Twinkle Toes...You take a step and all these little lights go flashing on the toe box. Very fashionable....
 And since they were having a sale on two pair, Carly told her she could get another pair, and this is what she chose.....
Hmmmmmm....Lots of lights and glitter too! That's my girl! She definitely dances to her own kind of music!