Friday, October 05, 2007

So much, so little time.....

My apologies to those of you trying to send me a email and it keeps getting kicked back. I think I've rectified the problem so don't be afraid to email me again.


Lots of exciting stuff in the last couple of days; I had a job interview for the same position I was working only for a different agency and I was pretty much handed the job! :) I got the salary I was asking for and a extra week of vacation before I start. I'm very excited about that so thank you to all of you that gave me a extra good thought or some positive energy!

Wednesday I was elected to the Board of Directors for our local Arts Alliance I'm pretty excited about that, I don't know a lot of people especially artists in the area so I am hoping to start making friends and connections

I've started decorating outside for Fall and Halloween, today I got these great spooky "Victorian" pictures I'm going to hang them on the porch for when the kids come to the door for candy. I've got the hay bales out, pumpkins, mums, etc but haven't got my cornstalks yet. I didn't take pictures yet, maybe tomorrow.
























I just came in from removing frames from my hive, I will be extracting honey from them tomorrow, it's quite a process and I am wringing wet with sweat. The frames are sitting in a storage container in a spare room and tomorrow I have some fellow beekeepers coming over to help me extract the honey. Right now I have about 50 lbs worth, quite a haul from the hive to the house. I will get some pictures tomorrow of the process of extraction.

I hope everyone enjoys their evening, we are having a heat wave here in the North East.


*muah*

12 comments:

Jacki said...

I've just discovered your blog by way of Manuela at The Feathered Nest. Love it! And especially love your animals. I'll be back for more!!

Jacki

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You have a quite a lot of talents! can't wait to hear more about the bee keeping :<)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Congrats on the new job! These pics are scary! Careful with the bees! Becky xo

Esther Sunday said...

Congrats, CONGRATS!!!! But on the job thing, I sure hope it works out that you can do your painting instead - you are so talented! And, with your talents, I am sure the Arts Alliance is happy to have you. Well, honey, I just poured my morning coffee and was going to come over and sit on your beautiful porch this morning - but - you have bees. I'm allergic to the wee monsters. Would you feel comfortable sticking me with my epi pin? Many people would. Love, Esther

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

You go girlfriend! That was fast :) I'm so glad you got the salary you wanted and aren't you just amazing with those bees! Can't wait to see the pics.

Hugs,
Dena

Back Through Time said...

Good for you!!! You sound so full of energy;-) Love those "old" photos too!
Michelle
Still hot here too, yuck

FarmHouse Style said...

Way to go Michelle! Congratulations on the new job and the Board of Director's position!!

I am hoping to get some bees and start a hive in the spring. I will have to come to you for some advice.

Rhonda

BTW those are some seriously spooky photos.

Meggie said...

Congrats on the new job and salary...you know you're worth it! Be sure to take some photos of the bees and honey extraction...I'm so curious! Yes, this is quite a heat wave we are having....

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

YEAH MICHELLE!! I am so happy for you about your new job and the Art Allience position! You sure deserve both!

I am in awe with you and the bees. I am so afraid of bees. I would knock down a little old lady to get away from a bee. I do love honey though :-).
Penny

Nin said...

wow, congrats on the new job, AND the honey, sounds like it's been quite a week!

Kimberly Ann said...

Oooh those Victorian photos gave me a great inspiration for party favors for our halloween party. Photoshop, here I come!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congrats on the job! How exciting:>) I hope you love it. The beehives sound great. I love honey but have to carry an anakit because I am seriously allergic to stings, so beekeeping really isnt an option for me. I am not afraid of bees though, I think they are beautiful! Are you going to sell the honey?