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Thursday, February 10, 2011

It has been brought to my attention.....

....That I have not blogged since October 6, 2010! What?!? Well the dates, don't lie. So, I need to remedy that don't I?

The State of the Union at Chez Cheeky is good. We have a new addition to the family that came at the end of October. Her name is....wait for it....wait for it.....Kitten Britches! She is so sweet. She was a stray that showed up at my door and never left. She comes in and out of the house which totally makes Kitty Girl and Fat Jack jealous because they can't go out. Kitten Britches has been coming in every night and now sleeps in the bed. Yep - three kitties in the bed. If another shows up I will need to get a bigger bed - HA! She stays in the house during the day if its cold or rainy but if its sunny she would much rather be outside. This picture was taken the night she showed up....isn't she cute?

My sister got married in November. We spent Thanksgiving at the beach with family. We made it through Christmas with LOTS going on (hosted 3 parties in 4 weeks - whew - the one weekend we took off was actually Christmas so we were on the road a lot). We had some snow here in the south back in January and the manchild was out of school for a week. He was loving that and got a really big kick out of it. After spending five winters in MN and only having ONE snow day - he gets a week his first winter in the south. I have spent lots of time driving back and forth to NC over the last several months as well helping out a friend.

I haven't had the time to produce my annual valentine cards and I am sad about that but I am starting to feel some serious crafty mojo going on - I mean serious mojo. Which is good because there is a stamp show coming here to Columbia in 2 weeks (can I get a woot?!) AND I just found out that I am going to have an opportunity to work the show with one of my favorite stamp companies - Denami! So I will be spending lots of time with the owners (who are so freakin crafty and creative) that weekend AND even better - I will be getting lots...I mean LOTS of free product (aka stampy goodness) from them (can I get a woot woot?!).

Spring is just around the corner so this year it our intention to have a really big garden. Last year it was very small and thrown together quickly (since we didn't close on the house until May we didn't have much time to work on it properly). This year we are clearing out a pretty large section of the yard and getting it prepped and ready. This actually requires quite a bit of work (you should see the condition of the back yard - the previous owners were not into yard work to say the least) and weather permitting, we will be spending the next several weekends working on it. Last year we had an issue with rabbits getting into the garden. This year we have Kitten Britches on the prowl - lets see if she earns her keep by keeping the rabbits out of the garden (but if she doesn't I will keep her anyway - did I say she was cute? Cause she is).

It has been determined that teenage daughter will be coming home for the summer instead of staying in MN after this semester. So, I will be flying up in May (and perhaps catching another stamp show??) and then driving back with her so she can have her car here. Didn't I say I was NOT gonna be making that drive again? I must be outta my head. HA!

There is still lots of singing at Chez Cheeky and of course the new season of American Idol fits right in. I like the new judges. I like them a lot. It will be interesting to see how they do when the real competition begins and we get out of the audition portion.

So, that pretty much brings you up to speed with things at Chez Cheeky! Only thing missing is an updated pic of the family for your viewing enjoyment.....White Christmas 2010....

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