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...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things...

Friday, July 29, 2005

I heart RL...

And my friends Chris and Sharon. xxB

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Something new.

Monday, July 25, 2005


"Never bring a full box of Scooby-doo baked graham cracker sticks (cinnamon) to work and put them in the cabinet right above your head where you can (easily) reach them while you are working on the computer."
-Old Chinese proverb

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Anyone remember Trini Lopez?

Getting ready for my fave song ATC... Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat... (btw-this is not my fave song, but I could not get it out of my head for days!!!!)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

I'm a hoot...

My kids always say that I am my own best audience. So, the other nite when I was scoping out the myriad of blogs, (with colors and serious photos and projects and yarns and trips to Greece...OY) and feeling just this side of the planet chopped liver, I thought, "Oh this little packaged piece of crapola, is what my blog is compared to these others." I swear, I am still laughing about this.............

Unadulterated fun!

Guess who stayed up and finished her bracelet?
Link to conso cord etc. http://www.landofodds.com/store/seedbead.htm

Friday, July 22, 2005


Last nite I got on Heidi's BLOG and started looking at some of her links and all I can say is, one BLOG led to another and another and another......it is a blogtastic world out there. I truly do luv my blog, but I have to say that mine is akin to major chopped liver compared to most of the blogs I sampled last night. Back to the blogging board...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I'm in a state.

So, yippee and yahoo, I have a real vacation day today. I earned it myself. Worked 6 months at my new job and got 11 days of vacation and this is the first real one. So am I relaxing or anything close to that? Hell no! I have dry mouth, am running like a moron from one thing to another and have done nothing to completion except drive Kelly to school and pick up a piece of trash off the lawn and deposit it in the garbage can in the kitchen. Does anyone else get like this?
I have ALL of my beads out in preparation for Keely's class tomorrow and have changed color schemes at least 5 times. I have so much stuff out all over the house that poor little Ted is under the desk here at my feet b/c this is the only spot in the house that I have not ripped apart this AM. Well 10:00 is right around the corner-must be time to go to Red Lead!
Ya'll have a nice day! Love, manic Martha

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

"Hot enough for ya?"

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Oh, I wish I were (or is it was?) -

One of my dreams used to be to win the contest where you get to ride around town in the Weinermobile for the day. I think my children would have me committed if this ever really happened. Oh well, I do enjoy singing the jingle on occasion.
PS>My great friend Pat sent me this postcard on April 1, 1997 and it says "This ain't no joke." Thanks again Pat. xox

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Love, Beck

Please join me in wishing my parents, Nancy and Paul Fierberg a Happy 52nd (I hope!) anniversary! Please feel free to leave a message! It's July 19th.

Vote for your fave!

Take a moment to wipe the sweat from your brow and check out these fab tippits (as my mother calls them). Before you know it, we'll be crabbin' about the cold!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

I wish...

I wish I could be overwhelmed with art, but lately, I have been overwhelmed with work. I want to put all the sadness out of my mind and get all of my goodies out and make a bunch of stuff and then just stare at it for a while and make some more. I have these tiny little blocks of time for creating and biiig long blocks of time where I am listening to people tell me how the clock is just ticking for them. I hear fear, sadness, denial, pain, and hope.
The hardest thing is having to tell someone that they can't be in our research for one reason or another. We are talking youngsters---40s,50s and 60 year olds with the beginning stages of dementia. In spite of it all, I know that this is the only path for me-I actually had a person tell me the other day that, "This is the most meaningful conversation I have ever had with a healthcare professional." So, I hang on words like that and when people thank me for taking the time to talk and for caring about them. And research is supposed to be cold! Hah!
I guess we just have to remember that this is why we are here, to listen and help and be there for one another, no matter what. So, I'll take my creative moments in little bits, then put all the stuff back in the closet and go back to work. That's it.....

Friday, July 15, 2005

A few knittin' pals...

Some amazing women who I am proud to know. Clara, Frieda, Lina, Gert, Lil, Mariya and Liza. These are the people who are the real news makers and do good work, donating their time, effort and skills to needy children. (see you later britney and kevin!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

don't let me forget to say...

I appreciate your kind words.

Monday, July 11, 2005

What to worry about next? Hmmm... Of course, there is always the LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) test. Just let me pass that thing so I can lay on the couch and veg without one single twinge of guilt. Well, maybe just a little guilt. I wouldn't be breathing, would I, if there wasn't a bit o' the big G rolling around in there? So all you good karma senders and prayer sayers, etc., send them my way.
  1. Oh and
  2. btw
  3. thanks

Sunday, July 10, 2005

probably more than you want to know...

so anyway, when i was 2 we moved to suburbia just like the pictures of the 50s! and my very best friends were the cullen girls-patty, margaret, dana and maureen...i skipped right over the jewish family next door and went right for the catholics! so, from day one i guess, i wanted to be a nun and my father called me "sister mary becky." i walked around with a pillow case over my head. ever since then, i have had this fascination with nuns and patty and margaret and i STILL to this day send each other nun stuff whenever we find it. i have a fab collection of nun cards and even an our lady of parking spaces wind up thing in the car. yesterday, i found sister mary menopause and you can just imagine my delight! as many of you may already know, i am easily amused.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

here's my girl...

and her dog.

Born to craft!

St. Margaret's School, Waterbury, Connecticut
Just goes to show ya, even uniforms do not stifle the creative genius within.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

days like today...

make me grateful that I have a job where I can help another person in some small way. It truly relieves some of the pain that I feel when I see the photographs of other human beings suffering, knowing that there is absolutely nothing that I can do.
  • Gotta
  • go

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

bye bye 4th of july

the holidays are right around the corner!

trouble in blog city

first of all, I just realized that mac users get the "you know what" end of the stick. I get to work this AM and there are all these tabs and options and colors and check marks and bullets that mac users don't have on their blog post pages! and the other thing is- i couldn't get a really cool pic to upload this morning. sheesh. this does not bode well for the rest of the day.
  1. bye
  2. love
  3. becky

Monday, July 04, 2005

party on, george

Wishing y'all a Happy 4th.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

no title

This sign...every social workers dream...

Alyssa's Mickey ATC

Alyssa came to my house today and made this Where's Minnie ATC. Alyssa is 11 years old and she is my grand-daughter!

no therapy necessary

Even that ding dang Tom Cruise has got it all wrong. Exercise and vitamins be damned! Here is the ultimate advice from my grandmother written on a post-it in her own hand and passed down from her mother (Rebecca Isabel Feinn)-all you gals who want a happy life, listen to the words of my Mama. (accent on the last syllable) I heart U.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

bear with me

Kelly, Jerry, Shawnie, and Suzie
I'm hooked-this is fun!

whipped cream maniac

here's my whoopie cushion loving doll, Shawnie.
Did I forget to mention that he's a perfect genius?

part of the fam-

Here's my beautiful, talented, funnnnny, Kelly Rebecca and Jerry O'Neal.

oh, now i get it...

It's like adding jelly beans to a jar, one on top of the other...

the back of it

no need to hold yoour breath any longer---heeeeere's the back Angelica. :)

An ATC for my friend Angelica

Here's the front and just so you know, it has taken me three days to get this ATC on the air. It is a major event! Sharon is the blog-mistress I think. She told me I deserved this blog and I would have it- and voila, here it is. So, here's the ATC Angelica and now for the back...

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