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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!!

Well, the big day has come and gone for another year! I was finished my shopping by the end of November - not sure how that happened but it was nice not having to fight the crowds this year - that just ain't my thing! Now we're trying to figure out what to do with turkey left overs - my 5 year old son doesn't eat meat and my 17 year old daughter, my husband and I aren't really fans of turkey either (this is a "cook once a year deal") so I guess I'll be making a big pot of soup. It was only a 7lb turkey, but it had a lot of meat on it!

We decided to get a pal for our older male cat, Buster, so today, we drove out to the North Thompson area (Darfield) and picked up the cutest barn kitten from a family my husband met while doing inspections. (Adam is a Building Inspector for the TNRD - Thompson Nicola Regional District). It's a Calico cat and I believe it's female, but we'll know for sure when we take her to the vet. We've decided to name her Jazmine - Jaz for short. This name will come in handy if "she" turns out to be a "he" -  although most Calicos are female, there are occasionally male ones, so we can change it to Jazz or Jazzy. Anyway, she's adorable and if she stops moving long enough I'll post a picture. So far, Buster seems to be ok with the new addition (no hissing or growling) but we're keeping them separated for a few days until they get used to each other's smell. Buster adopted us when we had our other cat, a spayed female named Tigger. She didn't like him at first but they accepted each other soon enough. Tigger died in 2006 (she was 17) and Buster has been without a feline companion since then. We'll see how it goes.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Benefits of Being Organized!

I really find that my creativity drags when things are disorganized in my studio. Who feels like creating when you can't find what you're looking for and nothing is where you thought it was? Fortunately, I don't have any more shows lined up for this year so now is a great time to get organized! Unfortunately, I've decided to do a major studio overhaul again so it's turned into a really BIG job!

I'm really excited about the "finished project" though, once I have everything in place again. Of course, while moving things around and around in the studio I keep coming across stuff that I started working on but, for whatever reason, it got put aside at some point and then I forgot about it - oops! Anyway, "cleaning house" is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and I'm feeling revitalized already!

Happy Crafting!
Cheryl

Merry Christmas 2010!!

Well, the big day has come and gone for another year! I was finished my shopping by the end of November - not sure how that happened but it was nice not having to fight the crowds this year - that just ain't my thing! Now we're trying to figure out what to do with turkey left overs - my 5 year old son doesn't eat meat and my 17 year old daughter, my husband and I aren't really fans of turkey either (this is a "cook once a year deal") so I guess I'll be making a big pot of soup. It was only a 7lb turkey, but it had a lot of meat on it!

We decided to get a pal for our older male cat, Buster, so today, we drove out to the North Thompson area (Darfield) and picked up the cutest barn kitten from a family my husband met while doing inspections. (Adam is a Building Inspector for the TNRD - Thompson Nicola Regional District). It's a Calico cat and I believe it's female, but we'll know for sure when we take her to the vet. We've decided to name her Jazmine - Jaz for short. This name will come in handy if "she" turns out to be a "he" -  although most Calicos are female, there are occasionally male ones, so we can change it to Jazz or Jazzy. Anyway, she's adorable and if she stops moving long enough I'll post a picture. So far, Buster seems to be ok with the new addition (no hissing or growling) but we're keeping them separated for a few days until they get used to each other's smell. Buster adopted us when we had our other cat, a spayed female named Tigger. She didn't like him at first but they accepted each other soon enough. Tigger died in 2006 (she was 17) and Buster has been without a feline companion since then. We'll see how it goes.  

The Benefits of Being Organized!

I really find that my creativity drags when things are disorganized in my studio. Who feels like creating when you can't find what you're looking for and nothing is where you thought it was? Fortunately, I don't have any more shows lined up for this year so now is a great time to get organized! Unfortunately, I've decided to do a major studio overhaul again so it's turned into a really BIG job!

I'm really excited about the "finished project" though, once I have everything in place again. Of course, while moving things around and around in the studio I keep coming across stuff that I started working on but, for whatever reason, it got put aside at some point and then I forgot about it - oops! Anyway, "cleaning house" is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and I'm feeling revitalized already!

Happy Crafting!
Cheryl