Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 2

Once upon a time two days ago I was looking forward to my two days off this week. Once upon a time two days ago I was looking forward to tackling some big projects and some small projects, some projects around the house, and some projects just for my own personal creative satisfaction. Once uponContinue reading “Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 2”

Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 1

  That’s tee shirt yarn in the above picture.  I took tons of old tee shirts, ours and some donated by friends and family, cut them into strips, connected the strips, and rolled them into balls and balls of color.  Finishing all that prepping was a huge project in itself, but now the fun partContinue reading “Projects Planned and Unexpected, Part 1”

Pictures of Scratchy and a Little Story

We’ve rearranged the living room a bit.  We’re using the fireplace now, so I moved some of the furniture so it faces – or is at least angled toward – the fireplace and the warmth and the ever-changing collage of glowing embers and dancing flames. Scratchy likes this time of year, and he especially lovesContinue reading “Pictures of Scratchy and a Little Story”

Arrrrrgh

It’s been reading week at the elementary school, and yesterday was “Dress Like a Pirate Day” (because of the treasure in books, I believe), and because we are the Last Minute Family lately, Julia and I put her costume together about twenty minutes before she had to leave for school. Not too bad, I think.

A Cat and His Elephant

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I walked into the living room earlier today and this is what I saw.

Actually, what I saw was Scratchy sort of wrestling with/chewing on the little pink elephant.  When I came back with my camera, Scratchy saw me and froze.  Like that.

The elephant’s name, by the way, is “Purple Ears.”  It’s Julia’s, in case you hadn’t figured that part out.  Or, rather, it was Julia’s.