A Folksy Halloween

The workshop in Atlanta is being hosted at the home of Jud & Suzanne. One of the best things (and there’s many) about staying at their house is that it’s always so festive and with an eclectic twist. They have great taste and lots of art sprinkled throughout their home. It’s like visiting a folk art museum! And this time, the house is decked out for Halloween.

My favorite is the metal bat sculpture hanging on their front porch. That is so cool! Eric’s favorite is the witch in the chair. I also like how Suzanne incorporates baskets in all her displays so perfectly.

Stay Safe!

We arrived in Atlanta, for Eric’s upcoming workshop at Suzanne’s Cottage, safe and sound around 8 p.m. today. We had to leave earlier than planned because of this mega-storm hitting the east coast.

We hit the storm while in Maryland. From then on, I kept a keen eye on the radar via my phone. We did not go our usual route to Georgia. As you can see from the snapshot I took of my phone’s screen, the pink and blue areas indicate SNOW! And it was all along the section of West Virginia we typically would travel.

The Green “pin” image is our location when I took this picture. It wasn’t too bad at all. Just lots of rain.

But then we had to adjust our plans and head towards the coast, and the storm, to avoid all that snow falling to the West. So in Virginia, just north of Richmond, we drove through pouring rain and a small stretch of strong winds. But it wasn’t close to what New Jersey and New York ended up getting, as we sit and watch the news coverage.

And it only lasted a few hours before we were able to emerge from the storm after crossing into North Carolina. It was nice to see the sun!

Everyone in the path of this giant storm, please stay safe and dry! And I’m thinking about my mom, brother, Michele, Jolene and Chance, as they hunker down back home in New Hampshire.


Awww… Kitties!

No, we don’t have new kittens. I am sharing some photos I received from a great client of mine, who, along with his wife, rescued two adorable kitties from a shelter in New York City. Since I have posted many pics of our dog, I don’t want to ignore all the cat lovers out there. This blog likes cats too!

The gray/black tabby is named Ursula and the other one is Nemmi. I hear that Nemmi is the sweetheart who gets into trouble when the crazy Ursula encourages him.

Thanks Greg for the awesome pics! And I speak from experience when I say shelter pets are the greatest! They really are. If you have room for a pet in your home, please visit your local animal shelter!