Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl and More!!

Just a quick note…

My kids and I are getting geared up for the Super Bowl. I really only watch it for the commercials since I haven't followed the NFL since I married The Hubs™ 11 years ago. I am in advertising and like to follow the trends!!!

I'm still working on patterns, but as some of you know we're working a new family member into the household. She's fitting in nicely. She's got our personalities all figured out and learns something new every day.

She has learned when the light goes off in her room it's time to sleep…quietly. Quiet is a nice thing with a puppy. She has learned to sit, but we're still working on other commands (and POTTY TRAINING!!!)

I know a lot of people don't like barking dogs, but I wanted to know if my girl had a voice and I finally got to hear it!! She likes to bark at Rascal, our Siamese kitty, while trying to get him to play with her. Rascal is still trying to figure out what to make of her!

Our other two kitties, Kaplony and Aria, have yet to venture too close. I'm sure when Poptart starts visiting inside they'll get used to her, but until we can get her potty trained, she's residing in the sunroom.

Well…I just thought I'd give you guys a quick update and I'll try to get some new patterns on my Ravelry site soon!

Keep your chins up…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Okay, so I haven't posted in a while. I've been a little busy with my "Gotta get these things finished" list so I am able to concentrate on designing and illustrating more.

But that's not all that's been going on around here.

Saturday, my son and my husband seemed to continue seeing an animal duck and dodge around our carport (carports are garages without walls for those who may wonder what it is) and never could really get a glimpse of it. Finally that night The Hubs™ came in and quietly asked for my assistance outside. What I saw when I went out was just…well…I'm not sure I have the words to describe it.

Sitting on my neighbor's walk was the most beautiful chocolate lab puppy I have ever seen. She had obviously been abandoned because she was in pretty bad shape. (No, she didn't belong to my neighbor, she wouldn't have THIS type of dog!)

Well, being the animal lover I am (and knowing this is the exact breed of dog my husband has always wanted) we decided she couldn't just be left outside to fend for herself. She needed some veterinary attention and some close watching and care.

Things started a little crazy because we were not equipped to handle taking in a puppy at that very moment, but I do have a friend who is so we called her and our puppy has been hanging out at her house. At first it looked like she might stay and live with them, but after a bunch of phone calls and moving things around, it worked out so that we could keep her.

The interesting thing is that most of the strays that show up at our house usually seek out ME. For some reason that's just how it has always been. The Dad™ will obviously say NO to keeping ONE MORE animal (we have three inside cats!) and I have pretty good luck (with some help from God) in finding really good homes for them. But this time the stray found The Dad™!

I'm pretty sure this was a sign we were supposed to have this puppy. My daughter has wanted a dog since she could talk and The Dad™ has always said no, but not this time. This is the one…she found US and we're pretty ecstatic about it!!!

So today we're bringing Poptart home and now I have some training to do on top of everything else (cleaning and painting the house room by room, work, etc.), but I'm okay with that. It was time for a big change and this is great one!!

I will have some more patterns hit my Ravelry store soon and I will be updating and changing around my website sometime in the next few months. So I thank you for your patience and keep coming back.

And keep your chin up and trust in Him…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!

(We have since learned she is a German Shorthaired Pointer mixed with Great Dane and The Hubs™ seems to be okay with this!)