Things that make me happy….

My new hair! (I finally got a REAL haircut this week for the first time since moving…)

my new hair
from the side...
and the other side
New Hair
new hair!

Spending a nice couple of hours Christmas shopping with my husband for the kids. AND figuring out what we’re going to buy.

Pepperoni pizza Chebe (gluten-free and yummy!) for lunch.

Getting a funny Christmas card from a long-time friend and feeling loved.

Handing some art and photos in the dining/hearth room so I don’t feel like I went on vacation and never came home again.

Uploading some photos into Flickr (even though I can’t get my wordpress plugin to cooperate and let me add them to this post).

My car!

My car

An easy commute to work with barely any traffic and the easiest landmark to orient myself on

my morning view of the arch

A fuzzy belly on a fluffy cat who actually deigned to rub against my leg and purr this morning.

Fuzzy belly!
Fuzzy cat belly!

And of course, yarn!


Let me back in! I don’t wanna be outside anymore!

The cat just doesn’t want to go outside. We’ve been having the kids take Starbuck outside with them when they go play in the backyard. He’ll stay for about 5 seconds before he’s looking mournfully at the door or meowing to get back in.

This time, he actually climbed the outside of the door because we didn’t let him back in quick enough.

Let me back in! I don't wanna be outside anymore!

Let me back in! I don’t wanna be outside anymore!, originally uploaded by Shel Kennon.

More snow in Kirkwood!

We had lots of snow today. Don’t know the final total, but it was 2-3 inches at least! The kids were home from school and driving me crazy until they got to go play outside!

This is a picture out the back door toward the kids shoveling snow. That’s our detached two-car garage, the patio and a tad of the backyard.

More snow in Kirkwood!

More snow in Kirkwood!