23 November 2007

I Am Thankful for

Thanksgiving was yesterday in the US, the traditional time to gather with family and friends, eat too much, watch football and rest up for all the shopping deals that are only available at an obscenely early hour of Friday morning. And it's also a time to sit down and ponder all the good things going on in life. So, I am thankful for (in no particular order) . . .

My wonderful family including my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, my grandparents and my aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins-in-law and their kids. I live for every chance to see you.

A place to live.

My friends, who support me, tell me what I want to hear, and give me a kick in the ass when I need it.

My "virtual" friends who provide laughs, pictures of the pretties and the opportunity to talk about TV a lot (and Supernatural even more than "a lot".)

My snuggly cats, Luke and Leia, and my silly beta fish, Osiris.

My health.

The men and woman in our armed forces who volunteer to serve this country, making sacrifices I can't imagine. Be safe and come home soon!

My home, from my country, down to my state, hometown to my house. I can't imagine living anywhere else, and I've had the opportunity to consider it.

Knitting. Wool has provided me with the opportunity to be creative, express my love and affection for people in handmade gifts, meet like-minded people in the real world and the virtual.

A job that not only pays the bills and gives me an opportunity to travel the country and visit family and friends, but also allows me to share some family pride. (I work for my mother's company.)

There's ten things off the top of my head that I'm grateful for. There are so many more.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

05 November 2007

New Arrivals

Marble wasn't the only new arrival this weekend.

Azula welcomes Orangina and Gothique.

Gothique came with a favorite toy, a glow-in-the-dark Cthulhu mask. After a bit of encouragement from Orangina and Azula, she was persuaded to take it off.

Both Poppets are adjusting well to their new surroundings.

Today, a council of seven came in to consult with Osiris.

They stood in reverence all day. Although they're not saying, I suspect they search for signs in the way Osiris challenges them and swims around. I am left out of their councils.

She's Ba-a-a-a-ack!!

Originally uploaded by gloamingorchid

03 November 2007

Pretty Maids All in a Row

OK, so no maids all in a row, but I got Poppets (and Grim Ratter, who insists on chaperoning the Poppets when they travel)

and I've got gulls.

Our meeting room here in Corpus Christi overlooks the bay, and today was beautiful. I got to see the sun rise over the water.

I like Corpus Christi. This is my third time here. And this is twice now that I've gotten to stay by the water. My speakers and I walked along the bay (don't ask me for a name for I know it not), and I made a friend:

She appears to be a stray. I've started calling her Suss. She followed me and my speaker Thursday night, but disappeared while we ate. Then she came by to say hello yesterday, but got distracted by a couple with a dog. I wish it were possible to take her home with me, as she seems like one of those dogs who would be shy at first, and then such a big sweet heart. But alas. I hope someone takes her in and she finds a good, loving home.