Happy Thanksgiving

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Where I stood, contemplating

001Well, there is certainly a cold snap in the air. Today is warmer, but we’ve had snow and it’s time to start working inside. That means going through boxes of stuff so we can figure out what it is, do we want it, and can it be sold. Time to buckle down and get looking at stuff.

A voodoo box for a friend

I’ve sent a friend this little box of items to help her along the way.

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Changes in Tempo

Tempo the kitten is getting less and less kittenish. The bigger she gets, the more this house feels full of cats. There is cat presence everywhere, I am rarely in a room without a cat. They are everything from a gentle reminder of another life form sleeping in the corner to a major annoyance when I’m trying to get something done, but mostly it is absolutely delightful to have a cat or kitten nearby.

20141120_035808Tempo and Rhythm, taking a nap together

Tempo eats sauceDear Tempo eats everything, here she is eating somewhat spice spaghetti sauce. She hasn’t been sick a day in her short life yet, so I don’t worry to much if she gets a little people food.

Where I stood, admiring the addition

construction feetWe’ve had an addition put on, not to our house, but to our garage.  More space for more stuff!garage addition 1 garage addition 2 garage addition 3Pretty nice, huh? I think a set of stairs might be in order.

a few postcards

tempo the foundling flying witch quilt thank you

Where I stood, contemplating the passing of time

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Maybe it is because it was 25 years ago today that the Berlin Wall started to come down, maybe just having a few extra minutes this morning, but I’ve been thinking about how quickly time passes.  I was thinking that tomorrow night I’ll play trivia at the bar like I do most every Monday, Tuesday I’ll see my family, Wednesday morning I’ll talk art with my friends, life has gotten pretty routine. How lucky. I keep thinking “I get another one. Another trivia game, another shared meal, another conversion.” I’ve been meeting with my mother and my sister once a week since Jane moved out of the house, it never occurred to us we would still feel the need to get together so often after some 40 years or so. We so enjoy it, though, there was certainly no reason to stop. I keep thinking, “I get another one.” Another friend had a pet die recently. I know far to many people who have lost loved ones, not only parents, friends and spouses, but children too, a pain I can’t imagine. Maybe it’s the cool weather, perhaps it’s having an energetic kitten in this house, but today I feel like holding and keeping those I love close. Today could be a very good day for sharing cocoa with someone you love.

A fancy crow

My friend Took gave a bunch of her friends crows to paint, and we had a blast painting them. This is mine.crow 1 crow 2

Where I stood, celebrating the dead

Dia de los Muertos is a great reason to celebrate and Detroit is a great place to celebrate.

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Happy Halloween!

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I made this guy a while back, but I thought I’d wait until now to show him to you.