Saturday, February 02, 2008

sixteen years!

Goodness, I almost forgot to post this! It was 16 years ago today that I got my very first trio of Rosecombs (I'd already had the Old English for 5 years by that point). Time flies.

It's raining like crazy, it's just a big swamp outside. There was a short break in the rain on Friday so I went out and re-dug the drainage ditches that go out to the creek. They were pretty overgrown, and it doesn't help that the wild blackberries are taking over the universe, but I got them pretty well cleared out and that has really been helping drain the corrals. Of course it's still pretty gross out there but I can't do much about it. The wind is quite loud tonight.

I started working on re-arranging this room yesterday. So far so good. There's this hugely ugly set of shelves I have where I store prints and paper, and I had to move that right next to the front door and put the flat files on top of it. A real eyesore, but... it fits. Otherwise I would have had to put it right in the middle of the room. After hours going from store to store (ugh, too many people to deal with!) I finally found a nice area rug to put in the corner here. It'll look better than the plastic dropcloth I've been using under the easel, and I think it'll just sort of make that corner look like it's own space. I'm eager for my new drafting table to arrive, and my neighbor said he would help me with the scope tomorrow evening.

I whipped up a little culinary delight this evening: chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. Simple but so good! I have to take them to a party tomorrow, I'll be sure to leave a few home though. ;-)

Thank goodness I'm not trying to get to Reno THIS weekend. Ugh. Conditions in the Sierras are horrible!


Anonymous said...

Since you don't have to host PPBA meetings anymore, that must give you more leeway in your living room/studio design. JJ

Katherine Plumer said...

It does, as a matter of fact! :-) But I still have to keep in mind how many tables get crammed in here on New Years...

Anonymous said...

Hi! I read below about your microscope! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!
And I am sure your studio will look great when you are done.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing the super yummy chocolate cupcakes with homemade peanut butter frosting. They were soooo good! Thanks for coming! -BM

Katherine Plumer said...

BM you are very welcome! I'm glad I was able to be there, and I hope you are getting all settled in at your new place. You need a blog so you can tell us all about "adventures in Delaware." :-)