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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Making me Laugh

 Well, of course, the main source of entertainment in my life is … our Cats:

And other people's catsSimon's Cat has a new video out! "Crazy Time".
(In our home, when the cats bolt around the house, pell-mell - we say the cats have "Happy Feet".)
{This phrase predates the penguin movie by several decades.}

From Reshareworthy:

Lastly…ok, this is a two-part bit of admiration.
I enjoyed seeing the movie "Frozen". The animation is strikingly beautiful and very well thought out.
And I have admired Idina Menzel's talents for years. {"Rent", "Wicked", appearances on Glee}
So I have been enjoying the excerpt of "Let it Go" from Frozen on YouTube.

Ah, but the credit for the video that made me laugh with delight goes to The Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Idina Menzel performing "Let it Go" - with an unbelievable range of instruments (kazoo, melodica, toy blocks, ukelele, lemon shaker…).
This version is fun, charming, and clearly demonstrates the talents of the musicians {you'll understand after you watch the video!} and Idina's amazing voice, skill and presence.
Kudos to you all and thank you!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What to say?

This happens every time I wander away from the blog for a while.
When I come back, I'm not quite sure what to say.

"I'm alive."
"I'm still here."
"Life is pretty good."
"Nope, not kidnapped by aliens…"
"I've been thinking about you…"
{Ok, kinda sounding like a Hallmark card now…}

So…I'm doing ok {actually better than ok}. The DH and the cats are fine (most of them are sleeping just now - the cats are sleeping, not the DH). The Little Brother is doing great managing his diabetes. {woot!}

I don't have a class this summer for my Fiber Arts degree but I am registered for the Fall Semester.
AND…I'm looking into options for a part time job so I can have some funds coming in and so I can still finish my degree. Wish me luck.

I've been pretty focused on school stuff - a lot of ceramics and weaving lab time along with supplemental weaving explorations at home. But I've learned a lot, I've met some wonderful people and I'm looking forward to more life/educational adventures.
And I'm looking forward to sharing some of these adventures on the blog.

Since pictures are worth a thousand words, I'll say a little with these photos:
{Please pardon the slightly blurry iTouch photos.}

CooPurr checking the quality of my weaving.
The color "art" piece.
Will this become a bag? 
CooPurr approves of my weaving with wool.
Mikale snuggle attack.
Nikoli peeking through the warp on my Rigid Heddle Loom.
Gryphon thinks he's going to "help" me with this warp.
After turning in all my Spring Semester projects,
I celebrated that evening by knitting lace.
(The "Bigger on the Inside" shawl.)
More to come.
I hope life has been treating you very well.