Tuesday, March 30, 2010

That's life, isn't it Quincy?

So my sis and niece are coming to visit on Sunday. I'm so excited! Then I realized I had to scramble and get the guest bedroom ready. Since this past weekend I got a lot done and the guest bedroom turned out great but a certain fuzzy Ewok has taken over the room. He thinks I made the room for him. Quincy, you little ham.





Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am thoroughly hooked on Molly and McGee

Have you seen? This adorable little barn owl family have become celebrities! Mommy Molly has been sitting on 5 eggs, two of which hatched, Max and Pattison. The third is due to arrive anytime (update baby Austin arrived)! The mayor of San Marcos, California has announced tomorrow Molly and McGee day in honor of this adorable couple. They have had over 2 million viewers and have been in the news! Check them out! You can also read more about the owners that put the box up for them. :)

Watch them live here...

http://www.sportsmansparadiseonline.com/Live_Owl_Nest_Box_Cam.html

Daddy McGee...


Mommy Molly...

Mommy and two babies...

I have become addicted to watching them!

Feeling better these days. I am going to start visiting you all since I have neglected my blogging lately. Sorry!

xoxo

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Polyvore Heaven!

Okay so I think I recently introduced you all to my newest little hobby (since I haven't felt much like crafting lately). I haven't been blogging lately either. I have been in another funk (or a bit of a depression lately) and I can't seem to snap out of it! Most frustrating! Maybe it's a mid-life crisis. ;) I've also been longing to move back home to California and be closer with my family. This is the first year that the weather here in Oregon has really affected me. I'm finding I am longing for the warmer weather and beach cities where I came from. Who knows? ;)

Okay, back to my new hobby, Polyvore! Here are a few outfits I created in the last week or so.







Also, despite this funk, I have actually started writing again! I'll keep you all updated! Hope you're all making it a great weekend. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday My Little Boy!

Yep, today is Quincy's birthday (and his brother Oliver too!). Here's to three years with my handsome little red haired boy and having a birthday on St. Patrick's Day. Lol! Frank Sinatra even showed up to sing Happy Birthday!

Quincy as a baby...

And now a big boy....

Did I say big?

Big and lazy boy....

But a beautiful boy!


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Mama loves you Quincy! xoxo

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Springing Forward!

With a little critter love.....

I'm still alive! I just haven't felt much like posting and most likely from feeling so tired lately BUT am feeling a tad better. :) Here's some critter love from this past week....and even a silly video of Quincy that I discovered when we first moved in. He was checking out the stairs since he had never seen stairs before! Lol! I was sort of teasing (stalking) him. ;)

God mom, I'm sooooo bored.

This is all I get for feeling bored? At least throw me a bone, not a string, sheesh!

Princess Mocha in her throne as usual. :)

This is the scene just on the other side of the tub when I'm taking a bath. They wait so patiently. Lol!

Last weekend's trail ride. This is my friend Deb getting Magic ready for the trails.

Hello my boy, Ari. He's saying sorry for the week before. For the very first time he bucked on me (but I stayed on). He was spooked by something. This ride, however, was pleasurable. :)

Good form, Ari!

And last but not least, Quincy trying out the stairs when we first moved in. Ignore my silly voice again.....I was stalking him and sounding rather childish. ;)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dreaming of Spring and Sweet Little Things

And thanks to Pottery Barn...it makes it all the more easier for me to dream in color.

I want this...

And this....

And this....


Oh and this....


You guessed it. I want them all. :)

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been well, just a bit lazy lately and may have been fighting a cold off. I have been sleeping 9 to 10 hours a night the last week which is highly unusual. I did have a busy weekend, including an investigation on Saturday which proved fruitful, I believe. Will tell more later.

Kitties are all doing wonderful. I will continue my positive thoughts for all and especially Mocha who seems to be doing wonderful. I will, in the next month, bring her in for a second opinion to Emma's doctor when I bring Emma in for her shots and will go from there. :)

I got some very cute shots of the babies....but since I am stuck in bed with all three around me I can't move at the moment to get my camera cord to transfer the pics. Lol! I do not dare move and disturb them. :) You will see those pictures in my next post.

Hope you're all welcoming Spring with open arms! Saturday was almost 70 degrees here so a leisurely ride on the trails proved very relaxing. xoxo

Okay seriously those birds are a little irritating.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have you ever had a secret desire?

To do something? I have and I just may do it someday soon. :)

Of course one of my favorite videos depicting the elusive belly dancer....Sarah Brightman's Harem. I've always loved this haunting song and the beautiful colors in this video.



What is your secret desire? Come on....spill it. ;)

Happy Friday!

P.S. Thank you all so much for the prayers for the little ones. They are all doing wonderful. :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Few Prayers for Mocha needed...and my soap addiction to relax!

First off, I know you're all wondering what is going on with Mocha so I'll get that out first. Saturday Quincy and Mocha went into the doctors for a checkup and Quincy needed some updated shots. Well, during Mocha's examination the doctor felt a small growth in her intestines. What it is, we're not sure but I realize doctors have to prepare you for anything. If it's a tumor I am hoping it's benign or a something that is growing at a slow rate. If it's something less threatening, wonderful. At this point I do not want to put her through anything but the doctor suggested a fine needle aspirate to see if we can get a sample tissue. I'm not even sure I want to put her through that after the steroid episode in November. Mocha is a very high stress cat and I'm too afraid it would just send her into a tizzy or somewhere I'm not going to like again. What the doctor is baffled about is she's not showing signs of cancer. She has a more than healthy appetite, has gained weight, her vitals looked good, etc. If we do anything we will give her prednisone so see if it will shrink the growth. Well, during Quincy's exam the doctor thought Quincy's kidneys might be a bit small. *sigh* She said it's typical in Persians (and Quincy has Persian blood in him). So, she suggested blood tests on Quincy. I hate to say this...and believe me, I really do, but sometimes I think vets will go overboard on testing and over vaccinating. Quincy only got the minimal shots since he's an indoor cat and I don't believe in over vaccinating my cats with foreign agents. All I can think of is will this never end? But I've decided I am not going to stress over any of this because I will only create negative energy around us. They both seem healthy now and I will use positive, healing energy (Reiki) and positive thoughts to keep them in good health. I even have a friend sending positive thoughts all the way from the U.K. :) If you could send some healing thoughts our way we would be more than thankful. It worked last time! :)

This is Mocha's box. She sleeps in her box next to me on the bed. She loves her little box. :)


Real quick, before I move onto the soaps, during the doctor's visit, Quincy was so afraid he tried to climb underneath Mocha but could only fit his big round head underneath her. Mocha was stressed anyway and didn't realize how close Quincy was getting to her. So, he just laid there with his head underneath her. We all laughed. Lol!

To de-stress from all this, I've somehow managed to find myself collecting homemade soaps from Etsy! Lol! Let me tell you I am having tons of fun. Besides my sister's soap company, Lunada Bay Soap Co. and being her number one fan...I have branched out to try some others since I am hoping to get back into soap making on my own by summer! These soaps were purchased from a little shop on Etsy called Pure Simplicity Soaps. They are hot process soaps and the scents are absolutely fabulous, let alone the fun colors. I am such a big fan of Etsy and like to try to solicit from crafters before buying from big retailers. :)

My soap stash...

I ordered several different kinds for my first order. The tan one is a Lush dupe called Porridge. The oh so fun bright blue soap is Sea Glass and has the most intoxicating "ocean" scent. So fresh and clean. The bright pink with the fun candy sprinkles is called Candy Girl which, if you're familiar with Lush, is a dupe of their Rock Star soap. The beautiful lavender soap with glitter is a dupe of Victoria's Secret Heavenly scent. She also included a few samples and one was a chocolate fudge scented soap. I almost thought I'd have it for dessert while I took a bath. Lol! If you get a chance, stop by her "sweet" shop. :)

Hope you're all having a great week so far. :) We truly appreciate any prayers because I truly believe in healing through prayer and positive energy. :)