Saturday, December 26, 2009

News from the Frigid North

A blizzard rages on outside tonight. This storm moved in during the wee hours of Christmas morning and the wind and snow haven't let up since. It is supposed to be moving on tomorrow. I've always thought it's kinda fun to be snowed in, especially if the power and internet stay up. This time we were lucky and have had power the whole time and while the internet has been spotty, it's stayed up for the most part. I am eager to get back to the barn and do more than feed, water, and flee back to the house.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I had a very horsey holiday. I received several horse books, including nearly all of the famous books by Marguerite Henry. I had owned all of her books as a kid, but my collection of books was ruined in a flood 10+ years ago. It's nice to have some of my favorite horse stories again. I also received a very useful gift of a hoof knife and hoof rasp. The boys' feet are due for some attention again and I'm so happy to have my OWN tools now - rather than having to borrow them again. I'll have to buy a nipper eventually, just to have on hand, but for now the knife and rasp should keep the boys in good shape.

I have big news! Tonight I finally registered a domain name for what will be the future online home of my studio. It will be a place devoted to all of my creative pursuits and hopefully a place where I can sell some things now and then! This has been a project in the making for several months now. First I had to decide on a name, that took a while. Then I hemmed and hawed about making it "official" and buying the domain name. After learning some html in building my personal site, I think I'm ready to build the studio site.

That's all for now... I'm off to bed!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have heard of Thankful Thursday on other blogs and I've always thought it was a good idea. It is, after all, very important to have an "attitude of gratitude". So with that in mind, I thought I'd make my first ever Thankful Thursday post.

It might seem strange, but... I'm thankful for power outages. Yesterday we had a blizzard blow in and the power kept blinking. I was annoyed because I had a bunch of things I wanted to do on the computer. Finally the power went out and it seemed like it would stay out. I ended up spending a few hours on the couch, under a warm blanket, reading a great book. The icing on the cake was that my (usually antisocial) cat decided to join me. She spent the entire time curled up on my belly/chest area while I read my book. When it became too dark to read, I set the book aside and dozed off myself. So after reading a couple hundred pages of a great book that I hadn't had "time" to read lately, I took a nap with my kitty in the late afternoon as the wind and snow blew outside.

Yesterday I ended up being thankful for an "inconvienient" power outage. Last night when the power came back on I decided to finish the book. It left me inspired, which in turn inspired me to return to here my blog and make this first Thankful Thursday post. I'm hoping to post here more often again. Goodness knows there's plenty I could write about!

We have another blizzard brewing outside at the moment and the warnings sound like this one could be pretty severe. Maybe I'll get more reading done tomorrow if the power goes out again.