I made it thru after umpteen tries and here I am to tell you that there is really nothing new to report. I’ve begun a doll with a puzzle piece shape inspired by a toy shelf in the movie Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. (http://www.magorium.com) She has a Dotee doll face because I’ve been dying to use one of those, and so far has a beaded bird on her front. I’d gladly post a picture but in the same week I doused my phone in water, killing the camera, and accidentally left our digital camera in Florida. Its return is pending. So no pics for a while. I’m also working on a couple more of those hanging candle holders that I have in my etsy shop but the posting of them will again have to wait till I have a functioning camera. Sucks that we lost the charger for our really awesome Kodak EZ share because I’d be in photo heaven if I had that thing running. But we haven’t been able to bring ourselves to spend $4o on a new charger yet. *sigh* On the garden front I planted some tulips, more grape hyacinths, a stargazer lily, some mixed basil seed, and some tomato seed outside yesterday. I’ve got to get them watered today but its a definite start on the outdoor garden. I’ve got to wait on my dad to do the big one but I bought a lot of seeds to go in it. I’m going to have a pumpkin and ornamental squash patch along with like three different kinds of zucchini (who doesn’t love zucchini, right?) and cantaloupes too. I haven’t got any watermelon seed yet but I will before too long. Do I seem a bit obsessed? Well I am. Growing things is like breathing for me– necessary. In a way its another form of creation with an outdoor twist. I love the feeling of knowing that the things that come out of my garden will feed my family and friends and hopefully cut down on our expenses just a little. I plan to learn to can and I may ask to borrow my dad’s dehydrator because I’m expecting a lot from my garden this year. I just hope we don’t let each other down. On that note, I’ll leave you to contemplate other things, but I hope to be back tomorrow if I can make this machine work.