Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas 2011

Wishing you all Peace and Happiness this Christmas, and always.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Where does time go?

I feel like I went missing in November? That's not very fun....but that's how November was, just not very fun.
Poor little Kippy's eye infection (all better and just about as good as new now), of course just about the time he was about to be cleared from the vet and  not needing any more "check ups"... our neighbors dog tried to eat him. Back to the vet.  The dog grabbed him right down over his back, so he had matching bite marks on both sides.  One side was a nice inch wide tear, which is pretty big when you only weigh 9 pounds!
He's pretty cute even in a cone!
This is how you eat while wearing a lampshade on your head, in case anyone was wondering.
He was down right miserable for about 5 days... they don't stitch bite wounds, so every move he made moved his "wound". He even got a little sympathy from my boss, who tolerates his presence at work, but doesn't really appreciate him much.  Kippy's much better now, the hole is almost closed up and he's as happy as ever.  I guess living with 2 St Bernards toughened him up at a young age! :)))))
Our latest drama, saga, mishap was a phone call from our  neighbors saying there was a wobbly, staggering skunk in the pen with Cricket the Wonder Pony. 
NOT what you want to hear on a Wednesday afternoon, or really any time.
  By the time Scott got home the neighbors had herded Cricket into the barn and the animal control woman, and a police officer had finished the skunk off with their version of a wild west show in our back yard. 
The poor skunk tested positive for rabies ~ so now Cricket, despite being up to date on his rabies vaccine, is under "house arrest".... 
See what I mean about just no fun at all? *sigh.
On a bright note, Cricket seems to have gotten over the shock of gun shots going off in his pen; and  the goats have been moved into the back barn to keep him company! (at this point the goats are not quite sure they are down with this move, and crying piteously, but hopefull they will adjust in the days ahead.)
 I have been working on my Christmas cards, and few projects for the holiday season; so at least there will be some fun stuff to share soon.
I'm sorry to have been so absent, but it was a mentally draining November to say the least.
I'm am going to do my very best to embrace December, because as my hubby reminded me the other day, "It IS the most wonderful time of the year"  (he's funny, it's just hard to tell sometimes) :)
We'll see you again soon,... honest!

Cricket riding up front in the van!

Big cuddly boys.
See how good I am?   I hypnotized him!  "you're getting sleeeeepy..."

Big dog?  Or small couch? Or both?
p.s. the new header picture is my first attempt at "pastels".... How did I do Julie? :))))

Being Creative ~ Vintage

Hello and welcome! Yes... so I'm running a little behind, and I'm not sure if picture taking is cheating?
No, it's not really.... I know it's not... but still.... It's feels like I'm cheating.
I went with my collection of "vintage" office supplies. I'm not sure how it started that I began collecting them, I guess maybe it's because I've worked in an office for so long?
And my Grandmother worked in a office (the ledger books and glasses were hers)... and my mother had a plumbing business with my father way back when, before I was born..
 (the Paymaster Check writer was hers..)
So perhaps we are drawn to what we know best?
I promise I will "make" something more fun for the December theme, winter is a favorite of mine after all; even though so far it's been oddly warm around here....
Keep being creative!