Friday, October 01, 2010
Karma exhausted herself playing in the packing paper.
I ended up going over to Dagan and Leah's on Wednesday night instead of Tuesday. As usual, plans are in flux up here--and I am sometimes the last to know. ;)
Wednesday morning the roofers showed up over our heads. Karma heard them and a second after I took this picture she was long gone!
They did work above us all afternoon. No clue yet if they are done or my roof won't leak anymore--but there was an apparent confab of the roofers. They were all out there for some time--loudly discussing things--but it sounded like Spanish, so I have no clue what was going on.
The crane was right at the end of the building by my apartment. Karma was sticking close to me because of the banging over our heads, so I felt guilty leaving her while they were still up there to go to Dagan and Leah's--but it didn't stop me--hehe!
Sammy, the barfing cat, is doing fine. I've never mentioned it, but Sammy's always thrown up with unrelenting regularity ever since they got him. He is such a sweet cat, but that would drive me crazy! (And I think it is driving Dagan and Leah a little crazy, too.) They weren't told about Sammy's "delicate stomach" until they already had taken the cats home. :(
Annie was quite friendly to me that night.
I had to take a shot of the dreadful looking three flavors of pickles eggs that they will sell at ValleyCon in a couple of weeks that have been fermenting over there for a couple of months. Yuck! Gag! No accounting for taste--they sell like crazy--hehe!
Leah showed me how to make guacamole with this can of Mexican diced tomatoes...
...avocados, lime juice, and sour cream. I had never tried it until the week before at their place. Yummy! Really jazzed up my boca burger--hehe!
We weren't able to do much with etsy at all because Leah was busy baking for their weekend at the cabin down near St. Cloud. They go every year to the woods with friends and rough it--no electricity even. Leah baked a couple peach cobblers...
...and was baking an apple cobbler when I left.
Dagan was busy playing a game with other people in cyberspace...
...at the end of the evening.
Leah and I did go upstairs and took a few pictures of the watercolor journal with some paints and brushes I had brought along to see how that would look for the shop. It's going to be difficult for us to get a lot done on the etsy shop until after ValleyCon, I think. I want Leah to take some pictures so I can show you their suite at the convention.
Anyways, when I got home that night I was giggling when I came around the corner of the garages and saw this! Somebody already has Christmas lights up on their balcony!! Awesome! I do so LOVE the holidays--it just lifted my spirits to see the colored lights. ;)
This has now become a new routine after I get home from Dagan and Leah's. I empty out the laptop bag and lay it out on the floor...
...so Karma can paw it...
...and attack the straps--but I have to watch she doesn't actually chew them off!
I have no clue as to why this bag is sooo fascinating any more than why Karma loves Leah's shoes--hehe!
On Thursday the second package arrived. (One more left to show up.) We are now stockpiled on sets of B-plates for the Cuttlebug--tada!
How gorgeous and clear the new ones are!
So now I can throw out the last pair we had.
The one on the left (below) is the B-plate I just used for the 480 cuts made for the Christmas cards. Shot! The new one next to it on the right can hardly be seen. Pristine!!
It won't remain that way for long--hehe!
You may have already guessed that my days and nights are flipped again lately. A pattern that doesn't remain that way for long, either. ;)
I've been writing letters, washing clothes, and that kind of thing. About due to get back to the Christmas card assembly line--hehe! Probably this weekend. Supposed to rain today, but then be sunny on Saturday and Sunday--and back down to the 50's and 60's. I think you are all caught up. I hope you don't mind the long blogs when I finally do blog. ;)
Hope everybody has a really great weekend!! :):)
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"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."