just my yarn

...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...

Monday, October 31, 2005

best one of the hundred and one...

shawn christopher o'dalmation

now THIS is scary.

instant hallowe'en costume- boo!

never too late




for a few pumpkin pix! kel and shawnie at rombach's a coupla weeks ago.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

one more little thang....

don't ask me why, but seeing this picture of myself was a bit unsettling. here i am - 2 days old. i actually have never seen this photograph before and it just came with the raft of stuff from my uncle the other day as noted in the entry below. just felt like putting it up here...

Scarier than Hallowe'en!

Power tools in the hands of my brothers, Jonathan and Robert. circa 1970.

I swear, I've been workin'

Little tiny mittens are my life! They're everywhere, they are everywhere! Come to the Saturday Monday sale on December 3 at the Monday Club in Webster Groves and you will see these little buggers for real...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

a little something for rob.


for my brother who is recovering from hernia surgery~ouch! love from your sister.

Monday, October 24, 2005

my list

Me and Gramma Freedman

OMG! I am in heaven- My uncle sent me a treasure trove of photos that my Grandmother (Fierberg side) had saved over the years. Actually, this is my great- grandmother from the other side of the fam---but there are a bunch of baby pix and letters and some stuff I had never seen before including a picture of me when I was 2 days old. Very odd to feast my eyes on that image...Anyway here I am-what a porker! My mother told me she had to cut me out of all those puffed sleeved dresses...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

family traditions~

in my family, we have this warm and fuzzy family tradition where everytime someone leaves the house with a suitcase, we somehow "sneak" rubber rats, spiders and mice into said suitcase so when that person reaches their destination-----EEK! This rat looks just like one of our collection! Happy Hallowe'en Emily! Love, Mommy

thank you christine ~

christine gave me a really fab handmade gift on saturday and she taught me a little trick! so, thanks christine. you are a doll and a jewel and a sizzix-pro! love, becky

Saturday, October 22, 2005

in process...

I must just be suffering from something like writer's block---I'm busy working this poor little thing to death...

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Beauty

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

just takin' my time...

this is so amazing to me. i honestly feel paralyzed, sort of in a state of shock over this test i took. can't even think of a thing to say (!) now there is a first. started to make two separate pictures and left them undone. don't like either one. just very odd. all i could think of to write this afternoon was a list of the books that i have at work and that really did seem like a great idea! just very odd. that is all i can say. just biding my time, waiting for this to wear off.

here are the books on my shelf at work

Your Name is Hughes Hannibal Shanks, Voices of Alzheimer's, The Forgetting, There's Still a Person in There, Alzheimer's Stories, The 36 Hour Day, Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Helping the Bereaved, Disenfranchised Grief, How to go on Living when Someone you Love Dies, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Aging 4th edition, Aging Well, Grief, Death and Dying, The Burden of Sympathy, Productive Aging, Aging with Grace, Gerontological Social Work, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, The Fountain of Age, How to be a Perfect Stranger, DSM-IV-TR, Social Work Dictionary, DSM-IV in Action and The Oxford American Dictionary. What a library!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

sharon rox my sox!



hey sharon, this is kelly! thank you so much for this rockin ATC! very cool. thanks again!
*kells bells

pass, pass, bo, bass, banana, fana, fo fass, fee fi fo fass...


I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

a touch of color

It dawned on me that this blog has become very B+W as of late. Not that that's a bad thing! Take care. XXXB

Friday, October 14, 2005

My new book


Saul Steinberg was an artist who contributed to "The New Yorker." He lived from 1914-1999. So, when you went to his house for a party, dinner or I guess to borrow a cup of sugar, he would either grab a paper bag mask off the wall or make one on the spot and have you wear it. I guess when you went to the Steinberg house, you really had to leave your ego and your sense of dignity at the door. But what fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

word for the day-

Heath Robinson (heeth ROB-in-suhn) adjective

Absurdly complex and fancifully impractical.

The term was coined after W. Heath Robinson (1872-1944), a British
artist
known for drawing ingeniously complicated devices.

It's not only mechanical devices that can be Heath Robinsonish. A
few
years back I came across a book titled "How to Wash Your Face". I'm
not
kidding--this 256 page tome was authored by a doctor and lists for
$25.

Good Morning!- this is the word of the day-from the wordsmith website. (If you register with them they will send to your email-a word each day! and tons of related drivel. it is really great.) I didn't realize that this IS a word. Did you? the pic has nothing to do with anything. I scanned it a while back and never used it. Actually, that is kind of how I felt last nite when I got home from the library. This young woman who has major, major test taking anxiety has entered my space (!) and really she is very smart- so by the time I got outta there last nite- I was about ready to
a. call the whole thing off.
b. drive to the Galleria and run up every credit card in my purse.
c. eat an ice cream.
d. go home and get a good night's sleep and get up and do it all over again today.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

jews are a funny lot...

we don't want you to say anything bad about us....but boy oh boy-we love, love, love to make fun of ourselves. last night i found in my email a collection of jewish haiku from my father and it is so funny, I swear, i was laughing out loud. i forwarded it to some friends who after hanging around with me for long enough will get it as well just by osmosis or from having to listen to me ramble on about all my fab relatives and family members.
Before I trundle off to dental appointment wednesday and another day in the george warren brown school of social work library study day series in an amount too numerous to count, here is a sampling of jewish haiku- (oh Lordy, i just realized it's the day of atonement!)

Like a bonsai tree,
your terrible posture
at my dining table.

Beyond valium,
the peace of knowing one's child
is an internist.

Mom, please! There is no
need to put that dinner roll
in your pocketbook.

Is one Nobel prize
so much to ask from a child
after all I've done?

Quietly murmured
at Saturday services,
Yanks 5, Red Sox 3.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

show me your slippers!

i am pretty intrigued with all this portrait tuesday, studio friday stuff goin' on in blog world-so i decided to make my own watchamacallit...and i have a funny feeling, oh, just a feeling :-) that i may be the only participant! i do love these boiled wool dogs. i'm on my second pair.

i'm a lucky girl

due to some planning, fate, and serendipity~ i have the opportunity on saturday to take a test that will license me in the state of mo. then i can bill medicare, medicaid for my services~ don't worry, since i know all of you it would be unethical (not illegal, but unethical for you to be my clients.) i can hang out a shingle now if i want, but... then, with that lcsw...you know, the more alphabet soup, the better. i'm a lucky girl because, i got to decide whether to do it or not; i had the $ to pay the person to supervise me until the end and then i had the good fortune in my present job to find a person to supervise me kindly for nothing.
and guess what else? my house is still standing this morning, not like a pancake due to an act of G-d. and i am not dying as my friends and relatives are being shoveled out of a mudslide that is no longer a rescue mission. and i get to be the one to help other people- even tho i get crabby and feel so tapped out- i get to be the one to go and buy diapers and binkies and paper towels in my car that runs, in my dry clothes- then i get to drop all that off and feel good about myself. i heard a little boy on cnn the other night say that he is starting to feel "like a bum" because he has nothing and no place to live. how lucky am i, that i have never in my whole life felt like a bum? and i have kids who, thank G-d have NEVER had to have those feelings. how great is that, that i have been able to give them a life and have been able to shelter them from that? i'm a lucky parent, too. even the cat has a better life than a lot of kids right now.
you know, i hear these people who have too much, (like me!) say they are going to simplify and clean and give stuff away and blah blah blah! oh sometimes i make myself sick- even that is a luxury! i'd like to talk to someone who has been living in a superdome or on a carnival cruise ship for weeks. the way that i view the castoffs of my silly simplification exercise and the way that the recipients view them would be miles apart.
i AM a lucky girl~ i have choices upon choices upon choices and i see now that it is just--- (can't think of the word but something like ungrateful or ridiculous seems to fit), for me to complain, angst, blather on. many people would kill for the choices and opportunities that have come my way. the word for the day is embrace!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

it's a kelly kinda world!

so this afternoon, the youngster and i went on a mission to ah, er, pinch just about all of the "louie" magazines from the brentwood borders. then we bought 2 guilt magazines, a tin of green tea (a BIG tin) and a pastry. happy to say- mission accomplished! it's not every day that a person gets this kind of press!

thanks kel!

hey-look what kelly made for me! who's the dollface now? xxxmom

Welcome to my anxiety ridden world!

Last night I awoke and realized that I had been sleeping with the DSM-IV at the end of my bed. This is the assessment tool that psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use to assess/diagnose mental health disorders, personality disorders, autism, panic, mania, etc. Last week I had so many anxiety dreams it was actually laughable; the highlight of which was the one where I wore a shirt and really short shorts to work without even thinking about it. Of course, when I got there, it DAWNED ON ME that perhaps the shorts might not be appropriate! G-d just let me make it to Saturday. So here I go to fill my head with additional information that I don't normally use in my everyday work such as Erikson's 7 stages of man before Integrity vs Despair- This is the final stage from age 65 to death where we allegedly face death without despair. Obviously Mr. Erikson penned these before folks stated living well into their 90s. ooops- I'm late for my walk.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

kitchen floor thursday

Time to clean up another mess. I heart my new cheesy iron and as always, these Adirondack reinkers. This paper batik is pretty cool. See you Saturday at Red Lead.

fierberg fam sense of humor

Take a Gander http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/12827158.htm

give it the boot!

pink suede boots- $238 finding a cure-priceless

let's eliminate breast cancer

come on down to redlead this saturday for fun, food, free demos and a fab silent auction. all this and more for a $10 donation. go to redlead's blog to see the paperdoll kit that you get this year. it's the tops.
a big, big thank you goes to chris and sharon for hosting this important and fun event as well as matching the monies that are taken in at the door. the proceeds of all of this go to support breast cancer research. what could be more important than that?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

photobooth fun!

just thought you might be getting sick of looking at my bulletin board. now you can gaze at this photo from the early 70s. (it's all about) me in my st. margaret's uniform with standard chopped haircut and standard photobooth "funny" face. have a nice day!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

yiddish 101

sometimes less is more. but...sometimes more and more and more is aok! what does this have to do with yiddish? well, i love junk-tchotchkes! just crapola. like that cart of goodies by the cash register at red lead- that just makes my heart sing! tchotchkes! this is why i tell my friend(s) that i will be buried in a cardboard box- oh for the lerve, love, luv of tchotchkes. little dust collectors, pictures, junk off the ground, charms, bowls of stuff, jars of goodies, dishes of shells, baskets of tools, and bulletin boards! oh and happy new year- Rosh Hashanah Tishrei 1-2, 5766 (had to look the year up!)

Saturday, October 01, 2005

so last year.

still likin' it tho.

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