Saturday, September 19, 2015


Good Afternoon!
This is the view out the window this beautiful fall afternoon--69 degrees and sunny.
A couple days ago Karma woke up to a little gift that was left just for her right outside the patio door.
She'd press her head against the screen in an attempt to get a closer whiff.
Looks like it's probably baby bunny poo, but I'm not sure.  
Karma stayed near the screen door all morning--watching, waiting, and hoping the mystery creature would return. 
Since it has been a little chilly, she's been appreciating the comfort of her big brown bed once again. 
Well, my arm was bothering me so badly I couldn't write letters or type for more than a few minutes until Thursday.  Before Dagan and Leah showed up yesterday I did finally unpack what I could.  My desk was full of pottery and jars and canvases (on top)... most of the stacks by the studio door dwindled down... 
...found one small box with paints and sprays to put away in the wall shelves... 
...still had a mess on the kitchen table Friday morning. 
Even half the kitchen counter was full of Leah's tools and hardware.
While unloading boxes I had partially filled a big black trash bag with crumpled newspapers we had used for packing.  Karma was feigning lack of interest, as cats do...
...but she disappeared inside the bag when she thought I wasn't looking. 
Before McFamily arrived last night I just started shoving stuff here and there to partially clear off the kitchen table.
Didn't matter where I stuck things...just wanted to clear some space. 
Leah taught me how to make a veggie-pasta-pesto dish and we had that for dinner.  Yummy!  Dagan brought in load after load of boxes from the garage.
He thought he had gotten everything that wasn't marked "G" for garage. 
There are boxes piled everywhere, as you can see.  
But now I am really free to organize!!  
It's difficult to organize when you don't know how much space you need for this or that and so much of this chaos is going in different spots.  Fun--but challenging!
They got the power strip behind the bookcases on the wall by the door... 
...and Leah put together the black wire cubes in the closet...
...while Dagan hauled in boxes--tada! 
So, now I will be able to organize all my toys!!  I have my work cut out for me, don't I?  But I am SOOOO excited that this is the last of the unpacking!  Then all that's left is to rearrange a bit in the garage before the snow flies.  There will be room out there now for Dagan and Leah to store some things out in my garage, too, so that they can get both cars in their garage this winter.  :):)  So nice to have some extra space to help them out.  
Even though all but one of the little poo-balls has dried up and rolled away in the wind, Miss Karma keeps watch.
And you know what I'll be doing...putting the final room together in my dream apartment...ahhh!  "Studio" Baby Steps here I come.  :):)  Enjoy your weekend!
"If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau


  1. karma just cracks me up! :)

  2. Just DON'T overdo!!

  3. Light at the end of the tunnel. Must feel good. Where did you get the large pink cutting mat? It looks to be the size I need. What are the dimensions?

    Have fun!

  4. Must be nice. Great photos indeed. Greetings and best wishes!

  5. That bunny will be back! Won't it be fun if Karma sees it! You are on the last hurddle of the move!! :)

  6. Karma is a hoot.. and so are you with your bunny poop reports. And I'm warmly amused by how much you enjoy organizing. I could almost read the anticipation in your blogging voice. Enjoy, Rita!

  7. I can only imagine how you must feel right now. I am SO disorganized after the ERA spilled on everything. It has taken me three days and I'm still not done. Partly, I guess because of Sally, but also because I put boxes in the pantry, filled them with cleaned items (mostly cleaning supplies), and light bulbs. Now I can't move around in there, so when I want to remove and wash something, I have to scrunch up and get between the boxes. I've literally blocked both my exit and entrance to where I need to be. I hope that doesn't happen to you. I was so busy trying to get that stuff cleaned up (it's STILL NOT), that I didn't think things through properly. I hope you have thought things through for your studio than I have for my clean-up.

    Yours is looking MUCH better than mine. I applaud you.

  8. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Karma steals the show again.

  9. Oh, there is light at the end of the tunnel finally! How great you must feel about that!
    Karma is funny!
    Thanks for taking the time to come visit me and to leave a comment about my journal page.

  10. It looks like you and Karma are playing high jinks together.
    You both sound so happy in your new home and that bed looks cozy so no wonder she likes to spend so much time in it.
    Have a great week ahead but don't work too hard ;D

  11. Sometimes I wish I could move just so I would feel motivated to clear things out but not really going to happen

  12. It seems you have managed so much now-- great! Congrats - it will be a very cozy new home in the end!

  13. And so we are entering the end stage of the big move!!!! Karma looks so happy in her new home ♥

  14. Anonymous10:33 AM

    What a great view from the patio.

  15. The little poo ball story is cute. Karma had better keep a good eye on them, because pretty soon they'll all dry up and roll away.

  16. HAHA Hopefully bunny comes back! Such a "lovely" gift it left for you and Karma. Love your wire cube. My sister was getting rid of hers and I quickly loaded it in my truck. It is a great spot for curing my soap.

  17. Bunny poop looks like little raisins. Don't ask me why I know that! I bet a bunny peeking in the Omni-vision TV would scare the bejeebers out of Karma!


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