NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog NIGHTSKYSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community yo! oh, boy.I've been gone a while!!! but i'm back now...its been a crazy spring and summer...but i'm here... <BR> changes...unloaded some baggage (and some weight) been working my tail off on cakes and horse shows...doing beachbody workouts, but fall is in the air and i'm sooo ready for it!! cant wait to start sewing again and doing the fall things i love!! <BR> Good to be back... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:10:24 EST Sunday stress stress stress...hoping it eases soon!! but in the meantime its a lovely day out so heading for a walk with Lucy-fur!! Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:07:48 EST saturday oy what a day...everything is clean. potatos are peeled and soaking. floors are scrubbed or vacuumed. bathrooms clean. cheesecake cooling. i think i got it ALL done. <BR> now tomorrow just warm the ham make biscuits and do the veggies...easy day!! Sat, 4 Apr 2015 16:41:55 EST friday can you believe no doctor can see me till next weds? i have an appt..8 hour and a half away. but hopefully it will take care of this darn tooth!! Fri, 3 Apr 2015 16:22:37 EST argh so i have a toothache..although i think its a jawache. i have a dentist appt at 3, and hoping there is SOMETHING they can do for it..its horrid!!! <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:36:33 EST Jam we ended up with 12 jars of pineapple rhubarb and 12 of blueberry lemon. house smelled divine..Ashley had never had the pineapple rhubarb before, and we both laughed when she said she would be picking extra for the freezer this year so we could make more of it!! <BR> The blueberry lemon came out perfect, also. So much nicer making it now than in the summer..i dont much like jammin in the summer as it makes the house too hot!! but with the snow coming down yesterday it was PERFECT!! Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:04:32 EST Monday my sweet neighbor girl just messaged me and asked if she could come over and make jam..she wants to do blueberry today. She is on school vacation this week so it works good. She provides the berries i do the sugar and the stovetop..and we share the jam!! Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:55:10 EST Sunday no is clean..laundry is in...i can RELAX!!! woohoo!! this is RARE!! Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:18:43 EST Saturday snow snow snow!! its SO pretty!!! so glad its covering up all the nasty yucky MUD. i despise spring due to the mud..once its gone i like the season ok..but until then, and its most of it..YUCK! Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:51:36 EST Monday Today and this week are cleaning days. Today I will get the living room done except the dusting and vacuuming. Plus some on the family room. I have a houseful of company for Friday..its my older son's 30th birthday so we are having a big party!! Its all family but who better to have the house nice for? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:09:31 EST Been a while due to a cast on my typing hand. Cast is of..i have a brace but i sneak it off to type for short periods. Good to be back!! Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:44:45 EST for the Firecrackers I was asked to blog and havent had a minute..i did the past 2 days but couldnt type due to a medical procedure. <BR> so, heres my 16 I was kicked by a cow and pretty much lost my right knee. The docs said i most likely wouldnt walk...not a good thing to hear at that age. They didnt have knee replacements then, or other good stuff to do..there was an experimental surgery they did and after months of rehab i was upright. Had to give up my dream of swimming my favorite lake (32 miles... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:58:01 EST wednesday supposed to be 27 below f tonite..then windchill going to 50 below. nice and brisk...hoping the bakery doesnt freeze up!! Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:29:28 EST Monday a lot done today since yesterday was almost a total wash. <BR> corner i set out to clean and organize is the living room is now company presentable for the first time in ages. <BR> dinner thawing ready to go in crockpot. <BR> rugs vacuumed..have to go shampoo living room again as lucy re opened her wound the other night...and bled all over the rug yet again. i waited a couple days to be sure it didnt happen again lol <BR> current sweater project organized and ready to s... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:22:44 EST brrr power went off at 9:30 this morning..and JUST NOW came back on. i'm as cold as i get without turning totally blue. Had a mug of cocoa and feeling a bit better.... <BR> hope everyone else is having a great day!!! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:35:32 EST snow is comin!! 5" tonite!! YAY!!!! <em>444</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:40:02 EST Happy New Year!! Hope its the best EVER!!! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:41:59 EST and in my usual nothing goes right way.. Lucy did ok at the vets. he glued her pad back together, which she promptly ripped open again tonite and bled all over the freshly cleaned i cant win. but even better..on the way out of the vets i tripped...went headlong into a metal door, knocked myself out for just seconds, i'm bruised and battered and so so much worse today. <BR> hey if you are gonna do it big, right?? only me... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:29:32 EST oh, boy well, as my life can NEVER seem to go smooth and easy, so went last night. these STUPID feral cats that kevin INSISTS on taming down and bringing in think its comical to sit in the doorway and tease Lucy. She broke through the glass door last night, and i'm very very blessed that she isnt dead or maimed. The door, however, didnt fare as well. nor did my blue rug, which is now a blue and blood rug. <BR> I have a carpenter here repairing and also reinforcing and putting mesh in the glass so it... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:35:53 EST Monday busy day. Bakery this morning to start prepping new years eve orders. home, lucy walk. brought her in to play, then worked on figuring out my new sewing machine...never had a computerized one threads the needle for me..which is GREAT with my bad eyes!! just now got back from another lucy walk..a brisk 17 degrees out and breezy. just steeping a mug of tea, then she will come in, i can figure something out for supper, and then RELAX for the evening after a hot shower!! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:43:44 EST hi just..HI!!!! Sun, 28 Dec 2014 13:10:07 EST another from Lucy <img src=""> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:51:10 EST Lucy and I say Happy Thanksgiving!! <img src=""> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:20:54 EST 80 cupcakes and a cow baby for a shower <img src=""> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:52:32 EST Surprise birthday cake <img src=""> <BR> <BR> These are her dogs..both rescued Cattahula hunting dogs..the white one is blind and deaf.. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:13:04 EST Monday busy day. 3 walks with Lucy the last one a double. worked cleaning the storage room at the bakery, which is mostly full of empty most of them cut to cut them into cake circles. <BR> Watched a couple more episodes of Arrow..almost caught up so i can watch this season before CW takes it offline. Dinner is in the oven (pot toast, potatos, carrots) and i'm going to make a cup of cocoa, knit, and watch Christmas movies on Hallmark! Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:30:28 EST sunday took today to watch some arrow...took lucy for 2 long walks, did some knitting...just finally enjoyed my first full day off since last April...and man did i need it!! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:40:14 EST One of this weekends... <img src=""> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:45:49 EST Friday Happy Halloween!!! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:01 EST thursday 2 cakes finished. 2 flat frosted ready to decorate tomorrow. and no class tonite, or anything i'm going to take my puppy for a limping walk and come back in and knit for a bit. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:54 EST weds cakes are baked. lucy pen cleaned of leaves and droppings. last cake decorating class finished and my students made wonderful masterpieces!!! just had supper..about to bring Lucy in for hers. she goes to bed at 10:30 then i will head up to bed and watch an episode or 2 of Arrow...i have alot of catching up to do! Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:07:28 EST argh Depressing weather gets to me. nothing but grey and rain for DAYS. ugh. and to top it off, now my LEFT GOOD leg has that same excruciating pain in the heel..i can barely walk, but i'm going to anyhow. but GEEZ!!!! <BR> ok on the bright side (i always find a bright side!!) its almost november. there is snow predicted for the weekend. I have my fun class that i teach tonite. and i'm stopping to buy some pumpkin cream liquer on the way home from class tonight. see? good stuff!! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:09:13 EST Clarkson hockey jersey cake <img src=""> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:13:44 EST A setup I did yesterday Bride wanted torted cake, 2 tiers, no frosting on sides, fresh fruit between layers and on top. It really looked funny so I put fruit around base and fancied it up. Then did apple crisps. Peach crisps. Pumpkin pies. Mixed berry tarts. I thought it ended up looking great! <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:37:08 EST friday oh man what a week. busy busy busy...i'm pooped!! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:19:28 EST tuesday.. and today is even worse...rain rain rain..why cant it be snow??!!?? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:39:00 EST Monday rainy yuck and COLD...and i FLATLY refuse to turn on the heat. yesterday it snowed and it was so pretty..why cant it snow now???instead of yucky rain!! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:52:08 EST more more more!! <img src=""> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:28:51 EST and more doggies!! <img src=""> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:05:08 EST more doggy pics <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Loved this puppy..would have brought him home in a hearbeat!! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:46:37 EST a cake from last week <img src=""> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:56:45 EST more.... <img src=""> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:00:42 EST MORE PUPS <img src=""> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:53:05 EST that was best puppy here was best dog... <img src=""> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 13:52:13 EST oh what fun!! i had the honor of being asked to judge a dog show about 4 hours away on Sunday. I did the working breeds..this was a match not a pointed show. Of course the newfs are near and dear to my is one that i picked for best puppy..also best newf puppy. Such a lovely boy!! <img src=""> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:45:45 EST cant believe what i turned out ok so i just finished: <BR> one 3 tiered fall wedding cake. plus a separate 1st anniversary cake. <BR> one 12x18 sheet cake with a jungle theme <BR> one 2 tiered ninja turttle cake. <BR> one book cake for a wedding. <BR> 40 apple streusel 4" pies. <BR> 40 pecan 4" pies <BR> 40 4" pumpkin pies <BR> 40 just shells....but they will be filled later with chocolate pudding. dont want to do them till the very last minute so they dont get soggy or weepy. <BR> <BR> Am i a rockstar or what?? i thi... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:26:16 EST weds the last of it just came out of the oven. i'm letting things cool then at least going to flat frost the book wedding cake and the jungle cake..and maybe build the ninja turtle cake. the pumpkin wedding cake gets done tomorrow. Cream cheese frosting so it has to be in the fridge. and i wont have room till tomorrow....4 more days then i get a break!!! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:26:07 EST tuesday prep i have to get in the pool to take out was 40 last night going to be CHILLY!! lol Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:36:13 EST sunday all this weeks cakes are delivered. its the start of hell week at the bakery...i have a HUGE amount of orders to do. then it eases up some...thank goodness!!! i love that business is good..but i wish it would spread out!! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:47:16 EST sunday all this weeks cakes are delivered. its the start of hell week at the bakery...i have a HUGE amount of orders to do. then it eases up some...thank goodness!!! i love that business is good..but i wish it would spread out!! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:47:14 EST