Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In memory of Little Guy

 Losing a beloved pet is so hard.  In June, we had to have our 17 year old cat, Little Guy, (Guy Guy as I called him) put to sleep.  It was a HARD decision and in my head I know it was the best decision for him, but in my heart.....I miss him terribly.

He was one of the sweetest cats, ever.  He had such a fun personality and was so loving.  Not a mean bone in his body.

He gave me some scares over the years, especially when we lived on the ranch and he climbed up a power pole and was at the top and we couldn't get him down. I thought he would never get down but my Son talked him down and he never did that again, thankfully.

He survived living out on the high desert, on our ranch, and moved with us, along with 5 of our other cats, in 2006 to a residential area where he had to stay inside from then on out.  One by one, we have lost four of the other cats.....old age, mostly.  They all, except for one, lived to be 16-17 years old.

We made the garage into their living quarters and they adapted quite well.  I am sure they missed roaming the fields (although I always worried about them and the coyotes out in the desert) but as long as they were with their 'humans' they seemed ok with it.

He and our older cat, Shadow, who died a few years ago, were best buds...and looked a lot alike.



Even wanted to be near me when I was getting the house ready for Christmas...and crawled into a basket that I was keeping some cards in.

I miss you little buddy...

We still have Tinker, who is 15.  I am sure she misses his company, too.

Here are some cards I received from our Vet and a couple of friends.  I thought it was so thoughtful for them to send a card and it meant a lot to me.   I had other people that sent e-mails conveying their sympathy...and that meant a lot as well.  It's so good to know that there are others, out there, that know how it feels to lose a much loved pet.

This card was from an online friend in CA, Andrea.
 This card was from Joanne, an online friend in IA.
This was from the Vet and all the other Vets and office staff signed it, as well.

It will take some time, I am sure, to get over the loss....it gets easier each day.  But, I still miss him and miss his cute voice when you would go out to the garage.....and he would always walk over to the door to greet me :-)  Love and miss you Little Guy!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Where has the time gone?


It's been over a month since I last posted anything.

During the summer months, it just gets so busy and then, too,  it's just too hot in the office to spend much time here, even with a fan going.  Unless I get in here EARLY in the morning.

I decided that this morning, I should do just that....


I wanted to share my new Bygel Rails for storing my punches, near my desk.  I had to wait till I could get up to Portland to an IKEA store and that happened in June!!

I was so excited to have these installed by hubby and as you can see, they are already FULL!  But, there is room at the top for more rails, (you just can't see that in the photo) if I need to put a couple more :-)

I'll be sharing some more photos, over the next few months, as I once again reorganize my stamp room.  Sheesh, does everyone do this as much as I seem to?  I just can't seem to stay satisfied with how I have it arranged.  OR I see a new idea and need to give it a try.

I think it's time for some major purging, too!!!  There are items I haven't used in years or am no longer am interested in using...but the minute I get rid of something, I know I'll need it.  Am I alone in this?

So, I really need to do some major rethinking as to what I reallllly need and what needs to go.

Have a great day!!!

Char





Monday, July 8, 2013

I Pod card

I think this would make a great card for a teenager or younger for that matter.  I don't know if they call them I Pods or what now....can't seem to keep up with the terms, but it's basically a player for music.  :-)

The card is simple to make....and you can probably figure it out just by looking at it.

I didn't take down the dimensions as we made it, so could only guess at the sizes, now.  Sorry, I get so busy actually making the cards that I don't remember to write down the directions and then forget when I get home :-(

But, it's fairly simple and you could even put a message or a name of a favorite song on the white piece on the front or a gift card inside for them to buy some of their favorite tunes.

Can you tell I really don't know what the heck I am talking about??   I have an MP3 player but know nothing about the newer gadgets out there.

My Granddaughter tries to enlighten me, but I am happy enough with my little MP3 but it's hard keeping up with all the new technology out there.

Have a great day,

Char