Dec 19 2012

slush puppy

…And now, for your viewing pleasure:  Minnie, the Christmas Pug!

Because more pictures of pugs is just what the internet needs.


Dec 5 2012


I have the best critters in the world.  No competition.  Period.  The end.  Don’t even try to convince me otherwise.


Dec 3 2012

december desktop calendar

Oh my goodness it’s December!  How did that happen??

I had this ready a month ago, but somehow December snuck up on me, and here I am posting it late.  Here’s Decembers desktop calendar.

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Nov 26 2012

thank-you. thank-you very much.

We had SUCH a great time on Saturday at the show at House of James.  Thank-you everyone who came out!  I was stoked that we packed the house out again!  The owner has asked us back, so it looks like we will be there at the House of James again in January.  I’m thinking we’re going to have to find a bigger venue though if we keep this up! :)

PS: Thanks to Marilyn who took this picture!  I was too distracted to remember my camera.  It’s nice to have a picture of the whole group!


Nov 23 2012


Someone asked my a couple days ago how my Christmas planning was coming along.  I was shocked.  And then I realized that Christmas is is but a month away.  Some people have bought all their gifts and decorated the house.  Good gravy.

I have been so unaware of the imminence of Christmas.  I looked at my calendar this week and realized that normally by Dec. 1 Dave and I have gotten a tree and I have already decorated quite a bit.  Usually by this point I have pestered Dave about a Christmas tree and am so excited to get it that it’s all I talk about.  Not so this year.  Strange.  I’ve barely thought about it.  I haven’t even bought any presents.  Maybe it has something to do with the rain.  The non-stop, never ceasing downpour of rain.   Maybe it’s just because it seems like a few weeks ago fall just arrived.  Or maybe I’m just growing into a scrooge the older I get.

Honestly, the more I experience the insanity of Christmas, and stress out, and watch others go nuts with it…the more I’d like to just have a quiet time with family playing boardgames (yes, I said it.  I am willing to play board games.) Forget the frivolity.  Just a few relaxing days off celebrating.  That’s it.  I don’t want to be thinking about it for 2 months prior.  Seriously.  I think the more planning we put into Christmas, the more of a letdown it is when it’s all said and done.  Each year after Christmas I feel almost offended by it.  I take my tree and decor down as soon as I come home from my parents place.  Perhaps that’s a symptom of Christmas overload.  Does anyone else feel that way?

To add to my humbug mood, here are some rainy grey pictures from today that are sure to bring you even more down.  You’re welcome.