Header taken from "Messenger" - Art by Kurt Vonnegut

Well we've been open for a while now & already had our first Art Show. It was a great success & I can't wait to have more! We've got more cleaning up in the back half of the bottom floor that we should be finished with soon & then we can start on the top floor, again. Our goal is to remodel the small bathroom that is already upstairs, so that we can go ahead and move in! So in about 6 months, we should be living Downtown!!

The Loft
Before & After
Our Wedding



Waiting for Christmas

Well finally here it is! 4 days...13 strands of light...about 50 balls....4 poinsettias......12 snowflakes....and one tree skirt later our FIRST Christmas tree is up and decorated. We also got our first Christmas ornament. We don’t have a mantel yet...we still haven’t decided what we want to do around the fireplace, so I put our stockings on one of the columns that surround the study, guess the stocking holders will be in storage for next year. Finally found Wicket a stocking, we are getting his named stitched in like Mine and Joe's so I haven’t got to put it up yet. Best thing of all......I am DONE with my Christmas shopping. Yes you heard me....finished...complete...FINITO!! Wicket has even got presents for his friends J Now I just have to sit here and wait for Christmas!

Our Tree

Our Stockings


I Claim This Spot!

Hurray for modern technology and Boo to archaic forms of communication. I've finally completed my blog template and am ready to begin putting it to (good?) use. After a few well spent hours and several cups of 'Joe Juice' (That's what I'm calling my experimental alcoholic beverages), I've finally got this thing looking like I like, and if anyone knows me, they know how anal and, well, anal I can be about some, err, most all things. I like to think that I'm a perfectionist, but that's another post.

So here it is... Ta friggen' Da. Now, I know what you are probably thinking, "It looks pretty simple", "It took you how long to do this?" and of course, "What a loser". Well, to anyone who might be thinking this, I say, "I have Flash!", so who's the loser Now! :P

Anyways, this is going to conclude my foray into the webdesign arena, as I am no webdesigner and I think it's obvious to most that I stole this template from Douglas Bowman, BUT I Modified it, ME! That's right - no, you can't have my autograph. Unless..Do you have a crayon and some poster board?

Now if only I can educate myself on the proper uses of punctuation and grammar so I can begin posting all of these thoughts and feelings I have careening around in my head for all to read and contemplate on. Oh, who am I kidding, the only thought in my head right now is - "I wonder if anyone else got a wiff of that.." Oh well, till we meet again.



It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

It’s that time of the year where no matter how bad your day has been, there is that one place you can go that will just brighten you day. And after a bad week, I really needed that place. So, at 5:00pm, I shut down the computer, went out to the Matrix and headed towards the place that I would normally dread going to…actually it’s more that Joe dreads it - I don’t mind too much. And sure enough, when I walked into the doors of Wal-Mart, turned right and headed down the aisle, I started to feel just a little better, and as soon as I walked through the big doorway and heard the Christmas music, saw the decorations and trees, it put a huge ‘Grench like’ smile on my face. I was like a kid in a candy store!! I only needed one little suction cup thingy to help keep my new Fall wreath on the screen door, but ended up heading out with a little more. I walked every aisle, just taking it all in and listening to my favorite kind of music, you know…’Santa Clause is Coming to Town’ and ‘Silver Bells’. I so badly just wanted to buy everything that I saw but figured I might need to take Joe along and let him make a few choices on the Christmas décor as well. So instead, I only got 3 stocking holders, one for me, one for Joe and of course one for Wicket. I tried finding Wicket a stocking too, Joe and I already got ours last year at an awesome 75% off sale at Belk’s, but maybe I am too picky or maybe I just love my dog too much, because none of them seemed right. Hopefully I can find one online later. After a while I finally decided I better head home and get ready to go out to Mom and Dad’s for dinner. Leaving Wal-Mart I must have looked like some kind of goofy girl with a big grin on my face, but I didn’t really care. For once this week I actually was in a really, really good mood and I plan on keeping that mood, for the rest of the year anyways. But until that tree comes down after the new year begins, all I have to do is think of all my Christmas decorations waiting to be put up and presents to be wrapped and that grin will come right back!! Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!!


Please support the PETS Act, H.R. 3858

Some of you probably got an email from me about PETS Act, H.R. 3858. What it is is an act that would require state and local authorities to include pets and service animals in their disaster evacuation plans. While people were being rescued from their homes after Katrina and Rita they were being told they could not bring their pets onto the boats with them. Some people were just leaving their pets behind to fend for themselves, and more than likely die, while others would not leave until their pets were resuced also. Any one who knows me knows how much I love animals and I just wanted to get this out there and ask for any of yall who will to please go to the HSUS web site and send a letter to your congressperson asking them to support this act.

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"

Mahatma Gandhi    

Plastic Bags Consumed This Year

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