Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Chinese New Year! Ha, ha - okay....missed about 5 weeks of blog posting, and I have truly been longing to return to my little blog world. :)
Taking care of Edward (see last post) has truly been a full time job! I've always had kitties, and never a dog, let alone a puppy. Wow, are they different to care for than kittens!! I had NO IDEA what I was in for. Between potty training, snuggling, playing, crate training, washing his bedding, giving him baths, taking him for walks, feeding, training, taking him for puppy play dates, vet visits, watching his every move, and more training...I'm exhausted. Did I have a baby and miss it?! I always knew mothers worked hard and constantly, but I have a new found respect for them, because I can barely care for a puppy properly. Despite my moments of feeling completely overwhelmed, I'm also completely in love with my new fur baby. :) He is worth it, and I'm slowly learning how to adjust my daily life around Edward and his needs.
I love my new studio space in our house, the light is just fantastic, and I can look out the window at the birdies and squirrels (and Edward bounding after them!). I haven't been able to get too much painting done lately due to my new puppy Mommy status, but I did just complete and list this dresser tray/dish on Etsy, a bit of cherub love for Valentine's day! ;)
Lastly, I'm thrilled to announce that I just became part of the Blue Genie Oasis Texas store! I love participating in their Holiday show every year, and I was honored when they asked me to join their shop! :) If you live in Austin, you should go check out all of the goodies they offer (also the Oasis is a beautiful spot to catch the sunset over Lake Travis while sipping a tasty beverage). Austinites check out the Blue Genie Oasis Facebook page!