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Crazy Days!

It's been some time since I posted, so I thought I'd give a short, general update!

Things here have been really busy - I'm not quite sure where the last few months have gotten to.
I've had some big projects that required most of my time but things are evening out now and I'm getting caught up in general.

Last week thornwolf flew out from California to visit, which was awesome! There was much good food involved - including an over-the-top dinner of berry-stuffed french toast smothered in bananas foster. Usually we eat healthy, really. ;)
It was mostly a working vacation and we just kind of hung out around the house working on art stuffs. Thorn helped me paint a 6 1/2 foot tall anthro husky wooden cutout to be my new mascot/t-shirt model. Mbala did an awesome job on the construction so that he folds up and is easily transportable. I'll get pictures up soon! :)
After dropping Thorn off at the airport I did a local siberian husky dog show. It was my first time doing a dog show in many years (I used to show/junior handle shetland sheepdogs a long, long time ago!) - it was awesome! The husky people are so much fun and the dogs are a hoot. One of the huskies howled through the entire obedience event, slowly wandering around and 'woo wooooing' about every command. What a great dog breed. :)

I'm definitely going to check into doing more dog shows (and dog art!) in the future. If you know of any awesome dog shows to check out, let me know! I'll probably stick close to home at first (though I'm sincerely tempted to do the husky nationals this year which are in Chatanooga (and how can you go wrong with a show titled 'Chatanooga woo woo'??)). There are shows in Rapid City, MN here, and Iowa that look like they could be worth attending!

I also got the pleasant surprise of being accepted into CONvergence in July - so I will be trying that out as my first fantasy/sci fi con. :) Looking forward to that one a lot!

Mbala and I are currently fighting off the flu, just the time of the year for that here, I guess. I haven't been sick in forever! All the animals are doing well, everyone is enjoying the longer days and ability to open windows and let in fresh air.

It's also our three year wedding anniversary tomorrow. :) mbala <3!


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Apr. 7th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you!
Convergence is supposed to be fun, but I've never had a chance to visit yet, mostly due to distance. Good luck with that!
I hope you recover quickly from the flu, and congratulations on your anniversary!
Here it is currently snowing, which is just flat-out wrong, after all of the blooming of trees and such that has been happening here. Ick. Of course, tomorrow it's supposed to be up to 58f. I am hopeful.
Apr. 7th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) It randomly snowed here this weekend too, the weather can't seem to figure out what it wants to do. ^.^ I'll let you know how CONvergence goes - I've heard a lot of good things about it but haven't been myself even though it's pretty local for me!
Apr. 7th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
I sent you some pics from before the snow, when many trees were in bloom, by email :)
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Apr. 7th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'll be attending CONvergence! :) It's local for me (I'm in southern MN) but I've never gone. I'll be sending art to AC but won't be attending that - I haven't gone in a few years, just too far to travel for a giant sea of dealers in another area completely than the rest of the con/hotels. :>
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Apr. 8th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'll be in the dealer's room this year. :) I had been trying to get in there for about eight years - so it was a very pleasant surprise to get the acceptance letter! :)
Apr. 7th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you and Mbala! May you have 300 more!
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Re: 3?
Thank you! Live long enough to live forever, and all that! ^.^ I wonder what 300 would be. Plutonium?
Apr. 7th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
I went to a few agility tournaments, it was a blast.
Happy Anniversary! *clink!*
Apr. 7th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
Awesome-ness all around! And happy anniversary!
Apr. 7th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Congrats, a bit early. :)

Dog show stuff sounds like a lot of fun!
Apr. 7th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
[Alopex] How nice of you not to mention the certain other husky who was yowling all through his conformation trial, before and after. ;)
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)
Hehe! It was great to see Wizard - he was so enthusiastic! I used to show a sheltie that was the same way, he didn't stop talking through the entire showing, much to my chagrin! Husky overload!!
Apr. 7th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the anniversary!

If you come down to Iowa, particularly Sioux City, lemme know?
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I will! :) There are a few larger dog shows in Iowa - they are at awkward times for me this year but I'll see how some of the local stuff goes and then maybe plan for next year!
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
Sounds like you've been having fun, productive, and awesome times. :)

Happy anniversery!
Apr. 8th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I'll see you at CONvergence! I'm helping my friend Will run a party room for the second year, the SPIRE room, which is dedicated to philosophical topics. Maybe you can come by for a while in the evenings. :)
Apr. 9th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
will you be coming and joining us at fcn at the end of the month?

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