I've also been back at the jewelry bench working on a new piece.
Annndd...enjoying the days above freezing, watching the snow/ice melt away :-).\
On a somewhat less savory note, I've been gathering bits and pieces of '08 financial records, getting ready for a Mar 12 tax appointment with the accountant. A rough going over seems to indicate a refund. This is good (as opposed to having to send more money) but bad in that, even by the IRSs own convoluted rules and regs, they've had a surplus of MY money to collect interest on throughout the year. Boo Hiss!