I completed 20 DIY projects in 2014 🙂
For Christmas, hubby gave me [amongst other awesome things like a new Kindle *happy squeak*] 2 of the DIY books I wanted most in the world: Black & Decker’s The Complete Guide to Wiring [6th Addition], and Jackson Galaxy’s Catification. These books will definitely help me fumble my way through a new year of DIY! Thank you, hubby!!!
Birdie is our 3rd rescue cat. Our first girl. She’s very… well, hard to describe. She’s small, black, inquisitive & friendly, yet standoffish. She doesn’t like to be picked up, although once she’s picked up [at least with Jim], she’ll relax and start to purr. She doesn’t like to be patted, although she loves her chin scratched. She loves stuffed catnip toys [like her banana] but not loose catnip like the boys
This is going to be a winter of creativity – I just know it! Every day the urge to create pervades all my senses, giving me flashes and ideas. I love it! There’s going to be stained-glassing. There’s going to be painting. And who knows what else!
We traveled to Florida the day after Thanksgiving and spent a week in the summer sunshine. We came home to a very cold house [low to mid 50’s] and a very swollen river. Yay. Our house has 3 heating zones: the living room, the master bedroom, and the dining room/girl cave [which makes no sense since they’re on different floors – the girl cave is directly above the dining room].
For the first time, like, ever, I’m not traveling for Christmas. Hubby and I are going to spend the day in our pajamas, sprawled on the couch, watching Christmas specials and gorging ourselves on vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner [it was so good at Thanksgiving I’m making it again!]. We usually fly to Florida to spend the holidays with our families [who live about 10 minutes apart in SW Florida]. But this year we flew to Florida early
My site is being migrated from Windows hosting to Linux hosting. It’s all going on in the background, but you might notice links not working or other hiccups. It should be back up and running properly by 3pm Sunday [tomorrow]. UPDATE 12/21/14 @ 4:26pm: The back-end migration to Linux is complete. With only minor hiccups… like my
Num Num Num! I got this recipe from Lyn’s “Escape from Obesity” blog. She has a lot of delicious and healthy recipes.
Here are 3 small updates to recent projects.
A couple of weeks ago, I extended the downstairs cat platforms [which I’d built in October] around the corner into the living room so Birdie could access the TV cupboard and the couch. This afternoon, despite being sick, I got out of bed long enough to extend the platform in the other direction, around the corner into the laundry room.