Time Sure Flies

Gosh, where is the year going?  I can hardly turn around anymore without wondering where I am.  Oh, that’s pretty usual for me isn’t it?  Well, I guess if I ever figure out how I got to where I am, I might know where I meant to go.  Make sense?  Me neither.

I know I got pretty hyped up about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle a year ago and honestly I was pretty disappointed once I got it.  I didn’t feel like it helped me or hit where I was at.  Well, I told myself I wasn’t going to waste anymore money on those ebook bundles.  Until Monday.  I got this little 4-step mini-course on restarting your creative juices.  I really enjoyed the challenge of looking at creativity as part of my life instead of something I do if/when I get the chance.  So, I bought the bundle (it’s no longer available, sorry).  I was surprised.  Between the ebooks, ecourses and bonuses, I am going to be so busy, sewing, knitting, crafting, writing, learning to digitize photos, scrapbooking my smart phone photos – and the one I’m most excited about – learning to art journal, that I’m going to be super creative for two years at least!!!  It just made the juices flow.

I told Kristen I’d have her new show vest done for Regionals (a week from Saturday), but things have gotten in the way (of course).  So, between shopping for SOMETHING for Kurt’s birthday next week and making Easter dinner on Saturday so that it can warm in the oven while we’re at church on Sunday, I’ve GOT to find time to get her vest fitted and sewn.  I promise pictures – I PROMISE!

I do have a great collection of pictures on my phone and just uploaded them to dropbox, so it should be easier to get them here and to photobucket.  Anyone have experience with Snap Monkey? (I think that’s what it’s called).  I’m not as happy withe photobucket as I thought I’d be.


Remember our art making cat, Catnip?  He chased chickens yesterday.  For a whole minute he thought he was a wild safari animal.  Then he realized what he was doing and panicked.  Silly cat.  I guess he doesn’t really want to live free and in the wild.

And That’s What’s Happening on the Hobby Farm



Catnip’s Artwork

No guarantees that I’ll be funny because it’s almost 1am and I am tired and hungry.

Karra has a cat that was named Catnip long before we found the kitten that would fit the name.  He’s a real piece of work and the name fits him to a “T”.  Well, being a cat, Catnip likes balls and he LOVES yarn.  Put the two together and you get what Joel affectionately calls “artwork” (Joel also affectionately calls the cow pies “pottery”).    After several Sundays of coming home to find my knitting bag had been raided, I invested in a nice wicker hamper that houses my knitting and stitching in the living room and “Tot Tot” can no longer get to my balls of yarn.  So, off he went to Kristen’s room to find something to play with.  And since Kristen’s room is less than immaculate, he didn’t have any trouble finding a “toy”.

This is Catnip contemplating his artwork.


This is Catnip tangled in his artwork



This is Catnip confused by his artwork



And finally . . .  drumroll . . . . . . Catnip’s Masterpiece!!


Catnip's artwork 1

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve come home to find our favorite yarns spread through out the house while the little “Tot” has made artwork with them.

This is also the cat that has slowly gotten brave enough to sniff the dog while it’s sleeping and even attack the dog’s tail while the dog is otherwise distracted returning his racquetball for another throw.  His favorite past time though is pulling the tacks out of Karra’s wall boards and dropping her displays on the bed – or her head.  He also likes to play gravity with anything that looks like it might fall down and hopefully will make a splash!  Or at the very least is something that the dog will eat and then get in trouble for – wiley little kitty.

And That’s What’s Happening on the Hobby Farm.