Author Archives: NorthernChicky

Why I Sleep with Herks…

I did something the nuns who taught me would definitely NOT approve of me doing. OK, to be honest, there’s quite a few things the nuns would not approve of, however, I am referring to one thing in particular at the moment. When I was young, I wanted to be a nun. I think the … Continue reading »

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Men, Their Meat, and Pleasing Women

I found this prowling around the internet and HAD to share. I’m not sure who to credit for it, but it’s hysterical and TRUE! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as … Continue reading »

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Psst? Got a Sec?

Please say a quick prayer that Saint Padre Pio look after a very, very dear friend of mine today who desperately needs his help and guidance dealing with an abusive domestic issue.  She needs a miracle. She needs him to please give her a sign that she is doing the right thing. (Actually, it wouldn’t hurt … Continue reading »

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I Just Had to Share This – HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!!!!

I found this as I was looking for something entirely different online…I’m not sure who to thank for it – but it sure made me laugh outloud and I wanted to share!   “A Doctor was addressing a large audience in Tampa . ‘The material we put into our stomachs is enough to have killed … Continue reading »

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Butt-Dancing, Pole-Dancing, Disco Dancing – It’s All Good

Zbyszek turned into a lovely, snow-covered tree. That’s what my friends told me that New Year’s Eve night many, many moons ago in Poland. He had been madly in love with my friend Grazyna – who, it turned out, was madly in love with someone else. And apparently, she told him so that night. In his despair – … Continue reading »

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My Happy Ending in Herkimer, NY (wink, wink)

For approximately the last six months, I have tried to live and breathe just about every moment of my spare time studying and working with gemstones – that’s pretty much the reason for the sad crickets on this, my beloved blog. My hands-down favorite art medium to work with is words, and I have been … Continue reading »

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“Mommy, You’re 60 Pounds and 8 Minutes!”

Sometimes too much information, to the wrong person, at the wrong time – can be a bit, well, comical – depending on how much ibuprofen you have on hand. My youngest will be turning 4 soon. Of course in her mind she’s 14, and on an intellectual level with my oldest. So when Daughter #2, … Continue reading »

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Pssst!! Check This Out….

The girls are all still sleeping and I am putting the final touches on my first post of 2013 as well launching my newest site Victoria’s Tajemnica. We are SLOWLY getting ourselves back into the swing of the move, and to keep ourselves (ok, ME!) focused, I decided to challenge myself to taking a picture … Continue reading »

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5 Girls, 2 Gerbils, a New Puppy and Lots of Junk Food – Yep, We’re Ready For Frankenstorm

And I was slightly hesitant to move down south because of THEIR storms! The girls and I are hunkering down, waiting for “Frankenstorm” to shake things up a bit around here. Mostly they we are eyeballing all the junk food and arts and crafts supplies I bought to make things a little fun, since there … Continue reading »

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Diamonds, Champagne and the Most Awesome Hot Tub Experience I Have Ever Had…

I love to bang. On dolomite. The rhythmic pounding on rock with rock hammers and chisels, in hopes of having water-clear, double terminated Herkimer Diamonds come spilling out onto the grey dust gives me just an incredible rush.  Actually, they more like come flying out – looking perfectly faceted. Seeing the glittery rainbow sparkle peek … Continue reading »

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