Sunday, November 20, 2011
Not sure why but I have a keen sense of hearing when it comes to kittens crying. This week while finishing up my morning hair ritual, I thought I heard a kitten crying. I looked on the bed and Boo Boo & Rory were sprawled out as usual, enjoying there preci0us morning time on my soft, fluffy bed. I muted the TV to make sure I wasn’t hearing things and there it was again. I went out in the backyard to see if I could hear the direction it was coming from and when I opened the side gate, there he was and he came right to me when I called him Pumpkin.
He’s very tiny and looks to be about 6 weeks old. Guess we have a new addition to the family. I introduced him and had a quick “don’t have him for a snack” conversation with Boo Boo & Rory before I hit the road to the office.
Funny thing is when I got home my feral kitty, Morris, was waiting at the door. I haven’t seen him in quite a few months. He showed up on my doorstep about a year ago and it was clear that he’d lived a long and very hard life. He was pretty beat up and dirty and I did my best to fix him up. My neighbor took him in for a while but we agreed that after I had fixed him up he had a few homes that he visited. He would be gone for a few months and we would hope for the best and then he’d show up again, have a snack and be on his way. This time, he looked so good and clean and had gained quite a bit of weight. I know he has found a good home and it was almost like he came by to let me know he’s doing good and to pass the gift of my love and attention on to Pumpkin. They say that animals never forget a human’s kindness and I do believe this is the case.
When I opened the door, they were all waiting for me so I guess they listened as Pumpkin was still in one piece as was the house. Hope you can take a minute this busy season to share your love with an animal that may be in need. The rewards are priceless.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Yikes! Summer has come and gone as well as some FabUlous friends and a whole lotta crafting has been go’in on in here. You all know Miss Charlene was here and just a few weeks after she left, my crafty and VERY camera shy friend, Robin, spent the weekend when we worked on 4 different projects. Sorry, no pics cuz some of them are gifties! hehe Of course, there's been some MAJOR jewelry making, vintage
hoarding shopping at the Vintage Marketplace, Urban Barn and Matilda's Mouse just to name a few FabUlous spots.
And then it happened . . Every crafter in a 100+ mile radius of Rancho Cucamonga, CA has died and gone to Crafter Heaven! Hobby Lobby has come to Southern California and I'm only about 15 mins from their doorstep - OMG FINALLY!!
And now it's officially the Holiday Season - already??? Well, it must be because I shopped the pre-Black Friday sale at Michael's on Nov 1st and they were playing Christmas music on the PA - OMG?? And now the rest of the retail world has jumped on the pre-Black Friday bandwagon. So good luck out there in the Holiday trenches, stay strong and remember your local and on-line handmade artists. They inspire us all by following their dream, doing what they love and sharing their talent. There are a quite a few upcoming shopping opportunities, so click on the links above, mark your calendars and I'll see ya out there!