What’s UP with the cats adopting Kelly’s new (used) balance beam as their nap area!!??
Speaking of The Gymnast, last month she landed her back walkover / back handspring combo on the high beam!!
Here she was at age 3…
She enjoyed gymnastics from age 3 to 5, tried other stuff, then returned 4 years ago at age 7 (at Austin’s best gym, make that Texas’ and possibly the Nation’s best gym) — with the last 18 months on competitive team.
She still LOVES it!!
And last week, one I took with her “Fast Camera” iPhone ap and she captioned.
Her balance beam straddles one of our house additions Jim built with his own 2 hands years before she was born.
Yep, he did all the woodwork too, as i sat drinking wine and singing him songs.
Here’s another view of said room, taken yesterday morning…
My new eBay china shop / office corner I set up this weekend!!!
Yay, with a grown-up size chair and desk, whooohooooo.
Here’s a “before”…
Ahhhhh, much better now!! ….
My new desk is actually just a table, with Kelly’s old toy shelves arranged on top…
I assembled those shelves all by my l’il ‘ol self when she was a toddler!
Another shot I took this morning with my new office peeking around the corner…
A little messy in eBay Command Central transition mode, but I like it — and stay tuned!
Off now to take pix for 10 auctions and get those up.
And how is YOUR life??
A few scenes from Funsterland for you, the most recent taken just before sunrise today.
We wish you the merriest, sweetest, funnest Christmas ever!!
Thanks for being my blogging friend!
I love YOU!!!!!!!
1. Holy crap, there’s a lot of poop in here. [one of the litter boxes]
2. When did they put a speed bump there?
3. I think I’ll have some wine with this macaroni.
4. I don’t have a fancy water pitcher and that’s just a shame. [whine, whine, whine]
5. I wonder if we have any crackers in this house less than 3 years old? [age of crackers that is, not of house]
6. There could be worse lunches than pumpkin pie and coffee. [Yeah, like... crack and whiskey?]
7. Why sweep the floor when you can just photoshop stuff out?
8. WHO PEED ON THAT AGAIN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [My suspicion is one of the 2012 cats][THAT was a chair]
9. Okay, where’d I put my glasses this time?
10. Frig the eBay — I’m blog-hopping today!
BONUS… tip to bribe 6 cats into portrait together… Wait ’til dinner. Hold camera in one hand and food plate in the other!
(And DID I photoshop the dirt off the floor before posting that pic? Well, only I’ll ever know for sure.)
Oh, and remember those 4 kittens’ size just a few months ago??
Oh, and here’s what they do at night if we forget to hide the paper towels in a cupboard… Little Friggers.
The great news… my FF55 is ready to post next Thursday, 5:55 TEXAS Time!!
Which is the same as Tulsa time, I do believe? Which I’ve been living on.
I SO wanted to snag YAHTZEEEEEE at G-Man’s yesterday to win fame and glory, but…
that would’ve meant taking an Internet break in the recording studio.
Luckily, I came to my senses and said,
“Jannie, you’re here to sing. So sing!
The 55 will keep another 7 days.”
So I sang.
And the 55 is keeping just fine so far.
While Captain George was mixing, I did pop over to G-Man’s to comment from my iPhone, tho! Good Jannie!!
E-MAIL ME with the subject line “Jannie Loves Me” if you want the MP3 from last night’s session.
A WHOLE BRAND-NEW-OFF-THE-SHELF JANNIE song!
With George’s 3 guitar parts, Michael’s bass and…
Jannie singing to 150,000 peeps.
(That’s what I was picturing in my mind as I sang.)
I was opening for The Rolling Stones.
Wait, no! THEY were opening for ME. Yeah, that’s it!
And how cool – my photo of our girl-kitty Mieshka in the late afternoon sun inspired me to share my harmony evolution.
I WILL be answering each and every comment this post, yay!!
And dancing with my parakeets all weekend.
House Style, Poetry | Posted by Jannie on 27 December 2011 @ 1:58 PM
I think of Karen Carpenter sometimes
as I suppose we all do now and then as
we’re sailing under leaves of the day.
I think how she never sang an off note
yet battled with love and mirror troubles
while I – of sound body, love and mind
(well, much of my mind,)
am still learning to sing.
(But almost there now!)
I am grateful Karen sang.
And grateful for our newly rescued
parakeets I’m still getting to know and
they getting to know us Funster gang.
With Mieshka really wanting to
get to know them very very well.
“Parakeet Watcher,” I call that.
Kelly took it Christmas morning
with her new phone from Santa.
And now, I’ll sit with my good camera
from Mieshka’s sofa vantage point and
show you where our new buddies are…
get a lot closer…
I love them so much already!!!
Gonna get them a bigger cage.
And to thicken this poetic plot… many of you know Jim built this room with his own two hands, from framing to trim.
Here he was in 1995…
poem ended ~~~ several diversions back.
Yay, for dVerse Poetry Tuesday Open Link Land! Wheeeeeee-heeee.
(Top photo of leaves is a background Kelly got from some app or another.) Pretty!