Thursday, August 26, 2010

This week's happenings

My week so far in pictures!

Bismarck, the sweet German Shepherd mix of Dave's. He likes to show his puppy off - Bismarck is like his child :) It's cute.

Yesterday, while Elissa was at work, I did a little bit of scrapbooking. Kelly at The Startup Wife (who scrapbooked professionally for a while) wanted to see pictures, so I took some.

Here's my invasion of Elissa and Tab's kitchen table:

I look like I've moved in with them :) (Actually, I think Lissa would be okay with that.)

The work in progress:

Finished first page (which I am so incredibly thrilled with!)

First spread - I'm not sure why it turned sideways like that.

Unfortunately, that's all I got to do, because I'm out of some of my supplies. Depending on what's happening today (I may hang out with some of Elissa's friends) I might make a Hobby Lobby run and stock up.

Several of you have also asked about the cat. He is so special. His name is Crumb, and he is a sphinx cat. (The hairless kind, like Mr. Bigglesworth in Austin Powers, but not nearly as evil.) Elissa got him maybe a year ago or so from a sphinx rescue group - his foster mom got him from his original owners, who didn't like him so much apparently. (Interesting and sort-of depressing fact: his original name was Legion. Poor kitty!) Elissa loves interesting and unusual pets (she has a hedgehog as well as Crumb), and she wanted a pet who would love her and be a bit more relational than the hedgehog is, so she got Crumb. Sphinx cats are very curious, and more like toddlers than cats. He talks to you with inflection, he hugs Lissa and knows that she is his Mommy, he gives kisses (both by licking, and by bumping your finger with his nose when you hold it out - it's so cute!) He is very sweet, despite his frightening appearance (and I actually think he's really cute now that I'm used to him.) He also isn't very photogenic. Some photos of him cuddled up with Lissa's uber-soft blanket this morning:


  1. Bahhhhh!!!!
    That cat.
    I think I'm starting to like him :)

  2. Super cute!! I LOVE how much your journal in your scrapbook pages--when I look at other people's scrapbooks (all too infrequently now! Is it just me or is blogging the new scrapbooking?) I love reading what they've written.

    Also your cat is hilarious! I love the peeking out from the blankets!

  3. Poor cat!!
    Now I like him :)
    Your scrapbook pages are amazing! I'll never be able to do that! You're awesome!

  4. I miss you. Please come back.

    Just an addendum to the Crumb back story: I have no clue why his original owners had to give him up, but the owner that the rescue organization took him from was a vet tech that had adopted him. Then he ate her very expensive exotic bird.

  5. I am terrible at scrap booking but would love to have good scrap books of my wedding and the children growing up. I really like the scrap book you are putting together!

    This is my first time visiting your website. I love it!