Here were the highlights of my life in 2009, according to Facebook.
Not surprising that cats and kids were the predominant theme.
But now we’re officially living in 2010, and I’ve already celebrated what some people would consider to be a milestone – my 30th birthday!
We didn’t make a huge deal out of it though. I even forgot to request the day off from work; January 2nd fell on a Saturday this year.
I continue to work Thursdays and Saturdays to bring home our bacon money – actually, I recently saw bacon priced at $4.98 for a pound, so I might need a raise soon.
Anyway, I baked myself a cake (and cupcakes for the kids) before heading to work.
When I returned, Joe made tacos for me, and I managed to snag ONE taco before the beasties dug their faces and hands into the serving dishes and scattered shredded cheese and diced tomatoes all over the carpet.
Mia also likes to take ONE bite from each taco shell, like a signature mark. LOL
Which reminds me; I promised to divulge this awesome homemade tortilla recipe I found, but rather than copying it out here, I’ll link to Lisa’s blog post -
The Homesick Texan as her recipes and stories deserve to be shared!
I feel no differently than I did 3 weeks ago, or 6 months ago… I was hoping to find at least one grey hair, or noticable wrinkles, to substantiate all the stress these creatures put me through.
No such luck.
Honestly, when working as a retail manager, I couldn’t wait to “look old” so that customers would take me seriously.
Nevermind the fact that I don’t take myself seriously; quite the opposite, I revel in being eccentric and goofy.
However, there was always this awkward moment when a customer would ask,
“Could I speak to the person in charge?” ….
Lily is spending most of her time keeping him company, since he is locked inside a cage now (to keep from injuring himself further).
She posted a few notes on Etsy to update us:
“We spent an hour talking with our vet, Dr. Deb of Innisfail Vet Services, about Sam’s condition ~ she had an extensive consultation with the specialist surgeon in Red Deer, Alberta regarding the operation to move Sam’s pelvis/hips and pin the bones …
The surgeon has decided that we should wait one week before operating on Sam ~ he said that he has weighed up the operation versus the possible complications of the operation and wants to see if there is any chance that the bones will “fuse” themselves in the position that they are in ~ there are pluses and minuses to both situations and now it is a waiting game to see how Sam does.”
The cause of injuries was due to massive force to his rear-end, “causing his whole pelvis area and part of his spine to move forward considerably”. Basically, a dirt-bag kicked him in the butt… HARD.
“[The vets] believe that it was inflicted by someone kicking him, not a vehicle or other animal as there was no external damage, fur loss, bite or puncture wounds to the area ~
Sam is an incredibly friendly boy, trusts everyone and will go to anyone for a pet.
Unfortunately it seems like he trusted or tried to befriend the wrong person this time.”
The wonderful folks of Etsy have really pulled together on behalf of Lily’s cat, Sam. I am blessed to belong to such an amazing group of crafters!
Here is a list of sellers who are actively donating sales profits towards Sammy’s care:
MoLStationery: 65% of all MoL book sales and 75% of all graphics sales.. plus matching donations by 50%
Glasscircus: 25% of sales
Aztek721: 50% of any photo sales
Adornyourself: 100% of the purchase price of a mug
Dearange: 100% of the purchase price of Fancy Wearables (as seen on Sammy and Koru)
LittleJumpingBeans: 40% of all the sales from shoes this weekend
WindandHoney: 15% of September’s sales
Deersprite: 10% of all sales (pre-shipping) until the end of September, off the REGULAR price. (If you mention “Sammy” in the message to seller, she will also give you a 10% discount – but Sammy will still get the 10% of the original price.)
Laurart: 15% for each sale. (She will donate an extra 5% if the customer mentions in the note how they’ve helped shed light on this animal in need, via Twitter or blogging.)
Meherio68: 50 % of all sales from now on and until the end of September.
TheBeadedHound: 10% of sales for the rest of the month.
RayneeDeigh: 40% of all sales before shipping.
As well as “The Letter” and “Mr. Darcy” print sales from my Etsy shop, (my two most popular prints ..and Lily’s favorite pieces!)
So many great shops are involved! With Christmas just around the corner, why not start your holiday shopping early… pick up a handcrafted goody for someone special, and help someone in need!
This list may be updated/revised… you can check out this forum thread on Etsy for an current list of participating sellers (and updates from Lily).