Then we headed into Heidleburg ... there's a great little place there, farm fresh everything! We arrived 2 minutes before they closed, but we got everything we needed for a yummy breakfast, eggs and toast AND a nice big roasting chicken for tonight ... I can smell the aroma as I type .... mmmmmm, can't wait!
Today we did some decorating for the holidays ... not much, Alfie just too crazy-puppy, and I can't trust him with a big tree. I have a sweet little tree made of seed beads, so I dug it out, and put out some candles and mugs ... opps, dinner's ready, gotta go, but I'll be back!
Oh wow, that was gooooood chicken.
So, at least the dining room is festive! I started working on my first assignment for the creative team .. I like the way it's coming together. AND I finished 2 layouts that have been on my desk for months.
The first one is ... finally NO FEAR ... I actually had this one finished months ago, but forgot to journal it ... so today I did. Seven years ago my husband was quite active with a cat rescue in the area, and he met a giant white cat ... this guy had lived a comfortable life with a family for 10 years, when for some unknown reason he was handed over to the rescue. His life was one of terror after that, he was just too old to adjust to all the changes, he went from foster home to foster home, traumatized by all the changes ... but he bonded instantly with my husband ... so naturally we agreed to foster him. Well, he hated me ... and our other cats ... I named him Bitey ... cause, well, he was very ready with the teeth. But he loved Steve ... and got along very well with Ruff and Gem, so we decided to be his 'forever home' and we adopted him. The adoption papers said that his name had been Frosty, so we called him Frost Bitey ... and he was ours. It took some time, but he finally fit right in, he was relaxed ... no fear at all. Sadly it didn't last. Several months later we lost him to lung cancer. I'm so happy that his last few moments were spent in peace.
|finally NO FEAR|
And ... COOL canines ... this past summer was brutally hot, so we took the guys to cool off in the best dog beach anywhere ... George Lake in Killarney Provincial Park.
Oh, and both layouts are based on sketches by Allison Davis.