feliciakw: (Child)
It's official. Baby J. is an official, legally-approved-and-signed-off-on member of our family!
feliciakw: (Christmas - snowy tree)
Hello all who might still be reading this LJ. :-)

A very merry Christmas, happy holiday, and happy New Year to you. I haven't been too prolific of late, but I do stop by and check my f-page on a fairly regular basis.

Baby J had a wonderful first Christmas! His morning was so great that Christmassed himself out and crashed mid-morning. He's an adorable little guy--and he knows it! Hard to believe his first birthday is coming up in just over two weeks!

Geo is doing well and loving his new role as daddy. He also got to present a project he worked on, restoring the silent film Ramona, at MoMA in November.

My work/income situation has become somewhat uncertain; the theater is going dark in January, and I as part time hourly (since Baby J came home) will not be getting any hours probably until March at the earliest (January dark, February programming light). In the hopes of bringing in a little extra spending money, I'm placing some of my crochet items up for sale. I currently have several baby blankets, a "popcorn and cranberry" garland, and a pink ruffle scarf available. If anyone is interested in anything, would like more information, or would like to make a request, please let me know. We can discuss particulars. :-)

I hope everyone is having a grand holiday/end of 2014. May 2015 be joyous for us all!

P.S. I miss you, LJ peeps.
feliciakw: (crochet)
Enter something in a county fair. I just got back a little while ago from entering one of my crochet baby blankets in the Orange County Fair. I'm not expecting a blue ribbon, certainly, but I would be tickled if I got an honorable mention or something. We'll find out on Thursday.

I've never entered anything in a fair before.
feliciakw: (Trouble=Dean)
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight . . .

Eye of the Tiger
feliciakw: (Child)
I have several crochet projects--baby afghans--that I'd like to sell on Etsy. Does anyone have an Etsy store who could give me pointers? Blogs or forums to check out? Also, how do you pronounce it? Eeetsy (long "e" like eBay), or ehtsy, like "Betsy"?

I'll post a little more, perhaps, but I need to get this store going to help start putting aside some money for an adoption placement. If it's going to happen, it's going to be this year. It will affect my work schedule, and therefore my income, and I'd like to have a little something coming in to help off-set the change.

Or if anyone is interested in said "affies" (as my brother and I used to call ours), drop me a line. You can ask [livejournal.com profile] kalquessa if you need a reference. :-) Both of her kiddos have one of my creations. (Her eldest actually has the dubious honor of being the recipient of my very first completed crochet project ever.)
feliciakw: (I like)
Yesterday at the grocery checkout, the cashier asked started to ask, "Paper or . . . " until she saw our reusable bags. "Were you going to ask us, 'Paper or plastic?'" I said. "I haven't heard that in eons!" And yes, indeed, there were the paper bags at the end of the line. I'm thrilled! Could it be that the tide is changing and that the grocery bag gods are starting to realize that paper is actually, you know, biodegradable? Less likely to entangle and choke wildlife if it escapes in the wind? Better for the planet, maybe? I'm tickled.
feliciakw: (Christmas - Snoopy house)
Work has all but consumed my life right now. I'm fighting the consumption and jealously protecting my time off, but with so many events at the theater right now, I'm working more Christmas events than I'm having the opportunity to attend. We've watched a few Christmas-y things on TV (we did our yearly viewing of The Christmas Cottage the other night, and I'm hoping to squeeze in some other favorites as well), but we've had to skip a party we'd planned to attend so that we could get our tree up and decorated (the kittens continue to tag team the tree and undecorated it on a daily basis).

It seems I get tearier than usual this time of year, particular during these more recent years.

Here's a little something I was re-introduced to yesterday. I've seen it before, but it always makes me smile, particularly the last segment. Enjoy.



I wonder if we could book these guys at the theatre.

Merry Christmas!
feliciakw: (Winter)
This weekend was a C.S. Lewis weekend at work.

Friday night was a one-man show starring David Payne as C. S. Lewis. I got to see pretty much all of Act I and much of Act II. The play is presented as if you've stopped by to visit Jack, and he tells you stories about his life to entertain you while waiting for his brother to arrive.

We also screened the three Narnia movies over the course of the weekend, though having read only the first book, I didn't watch any of the second two movies.

My favorite quote of the weekend . . . when talking about the change of diet his state of health required:

"He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart."

:D
feliciakw: (Autumn)
Nothing earth shattering here. Just a post because I haven't used my autumn icon yet this season.

Oh, and just so this isn't totally pointless: Kitten update.

Last May, Geo and I acquired two calico kittens. They are Pippa Picassa (because her face has a pattern that reminds me of a Picasso painting) and Chloe Calypso.

Last week, we acquired a black kitty, who came to us as Tabitha. I wanted something a little more Halloween-y, and yesterday, it hit me--Trixie (as in trick-or-treat). So she is now Tabitha Trixie.

It's pumpkin baking season, btw.

And Geo is thrilled to be back at work after the federal shut-down.

My work has been DRAMA for the past several months (and not in a good way), but after some recent personnel changes, it seems things are settling down. I just need a freakin' break. I've worked every event but one since we opened in May.

Okay, that's all.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
This afternoon, George and I took the last of our "Ohio kitties" on her last trip to the vet.

Our little black Isis has not been well for several weeks. Yesterday, she stopped eating and drinking. Last night, she started losing control of her hindquarters. We didn't expect her to survive the night. This afternoon, I got a call at work from Geo; he'd decided to make the appointment. I met them at the vet's office. Dr. Miller is a wonderful vet; Geo held Isis while Dr. Miller administered the combination of drugs. She went quietly, and we buried her with the other three when we got home.

Isis has been a character and a wonderful little cat. She will be greatly missed.

The past year and a half have been a season of change for me. I've often thought of doing a "where am I now" post to catch everyone (who's still interested) up on what life has been sending me. Perhaps I shall do that later this week. It hasn't been all bad, certainly (new nephew!), and there have been some fun times. But it's been a stressful summer (I don't feel like I really got a summer), and things are just . . . changing.
feliciakw: (Bunqui in a sunbeam)
So, life has been very busy recently.

Sleeping? Eating? What's that? )
feliciakw: (Theater)
I should be keeping a journal of my gig as house manager. Those of you who've been here long enough know that I LOVED my job as assistant house operations manager at the PAC back in Ohio. I hated leaving that job. And after five years of being an executive assistant, I'm now house managing again. Yay!

I've held four volunteer orientations.

Tonight we had our soft opening. I am exhausted and my feet hurt. But things went well. My concession folks had a really good time. One of the volunteers told me I can put her anywhere because she's not scared anymore. Heh. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and I've been told that my volunteers are very sweet. And apparently I did a good job, too.

Tomorrow is the grand opening. Bruce Hornsby. Sold-out house. Should be a really good show.
feliciakw: (Winter)
Two months late, but we've got some very pretty Winter Wonderland snow going today. Won't be going anywhere, as the cars are snowed in, but that's okay.

So there's this thing . . .  )
feliciakw: (Christmas - Snoopy house)
[livejournal.com profile] scionofgrace, I thought you might be interested in this.

Geo really likes using fountain pens. Me, not so much. I don't have an even enough pressure to keep it from glooping and blotching. But today he brought home a Pilot Plumix Classic fountain pen. It writes really easily and has almost a calligraphy look to it. It's actually kind of fun.

Happy December, everyone. If you plan on reading my year in review, be sure to buckle your seatbelt. It's been a weird, weird year.

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