12/17/08

Where did time go?


Wow I cannot believe it is about a week away from Christmas. I have been so extremely busy, but busy is a good thing I guess! I have never had so many custom orders at one time. I am knocking them out one by one. :) Well Thanksgiving came and went. I did go to Nebraska, and it was great. Went and spent Thanksgiving afternoon with my grandma at her nursing home and my nieces and nephew performed the first act of the Nutcracker and sang songs from Annie. They are like the VonTrap Family! So funny and cute! They brought lots of joy to my Grandma and other people from the home. They even make programs with little drawings from the nutcracker of the different acts for the crowd. Each program was individually drawn. Girls after my own heart. We got to see the Nutcracker again, in its entirity later on Saturday night.
Thursday evening my mom and chef brother made us dinner. The turkey was perfect, delish root vegatables and my brother made the best mashed potatoes. I made green bean casserole and it wasn't really right, too much mushroom soup but it was still good. That was my contribution.

Friday, we watched Nebraska beat Colorado... go big red! it was a good game. We got to eat Valentinos pizza. My favorite nebraska pizza! Yum!

Saturday my sister and I got to go and do some shopping and had some appetizers at my brother's restaurant. Yum again!

Got to go to Excelsior and Scout--- two of my Lincoln stores that carry my cards. It was great to see those ladies.

Saturday night went out for a drink with my sister and brother and my brother's wife and some of my brother's crazy friends. I can see why they frequent this bar. My sister and I got a drink each, one being a martini and the tab was like $8! I am going back there again at Christmas! Very cheap!

Well the reason I bring that up is that I chose to just bring my wallet into the store instead of my big old purse. When we got back into my sister's car I threw my wallet back where my purse was. What I didn't realize is that it didn't go into my purse. Oops!

The next day everyone was leaving. My sister was driving another hour back east to Omaha and I was going west back to Colorado. I started my journey. There were very high winds and it was freezing cold. I got to a gas station about an hour west of Lincoln and realized, I DIDN'T HAVE MY WALLET! Oh crap! realizing it was probably in my sisters car which was now 2 hours away!

So I called my parents and my dad met me and gave me some cash and I was on my merry way. I basically met my dad back in Lincoln so I lost some major time. It was all okay in the end and I got my wallet back in the mail later that week.

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so Now I am working on orders and will be so glad when I am done. I would like to take a week or two off in January if possible. We shall see.

I haven't started Christmas shopping and have a few functions to attend this weekend. Crossing my fingers that I get it all done~


Today:

Listening to Lenka
and some Sarah MacLachlin
and JJ Heller
have a lovely one!
{kara}








11/21/08

Counting down




Counting down the days until I get to go to Nebraska for Thanksgiving.


I am looking forward to the 500 mile drive, some peace and quiet on the drive and seeing the beautiful rural scenes in Nebraska as I drive. No matter what time of year I seem to go it is always a beautiful. The sunsets are like grey sheets of silk and the rolling fields are always beautiful, when they are brown or green or somewhere in between. I love, in the winter, driving thru a certain part around North Platte and seeing the trees covered in ice on the side of the interstate. It is so pretty when the sun shines on them and they look silver.

I am looking to seeing my Grandmother, now in a Nursing home, for an early Thanksgiving meal on Thursday out in the country. It won't be the same without her at our house but I am glad we are going to see her at least. The picture with this post is of us last year before she had a stroke in March. She is 96 and still so passionate about life.

Then we get to go home for a Thanksgiving Dinner and hopefully, my brilliant chef brother will be cooking at least a bit of the food. I hope for a least a few dishes from him. Last year he made mashed potatoes with Truffle oil in them, if my memory serves me correctly. They were amazing!

Looking forward to some pizza and football on Friday and time with my family and friends. Just a few more days until I leave and I cannot wait.

gobble gobble... happy thanksgiving...

I am thankful for

Family & Friends and their health
love
a job in this economy
my business and talents
a new website
the gift of beauty.

{today}

listening to Sade today and some Coldplay.


Have a lovely one.

{xoxo}

kara

11/19/08

tres jolie

This is one of my favorite designs. A Chandelier drawn for my friend Amy's beautiful wedding. I just love this drawing. Just a little something to share today.
Websites that I am browsing today:http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/

listening to:
(Au Revoir Simone}yes, still!

That is all for now! Have a lovely day!
Kara

11/18/08

In the beginning

day one- Starting this blog to replace my journaling which I haven't done in years. I used to keep journals and fill them up in a matter of weeks. Not anymore! I do enjoy writing and will hope to do more of it with this blog.
So much has been happening. My business is growing and growing, yet I also wish I had more time to devote to it. I am working on the marketing approach. It seems like I have done everything a little backwards. Maybe that is just how I do things.
I have a new website! www.kararosenberry. My wonderful artist friend Jaime Beitler did this work for me and I couldn't be more happy. (www.jaimebeitler.com) She and I work really well together and she just gets me and my style. It was effortless, for me anyway! She is brilliant and I am smitten!
I just did gifts for yule, one of the best holiday shows in denver. I will be doing another show at a fellow artist and fabulous friend Tiffany's house on 12/5-12-06. That will be fun... If anything we have a bunch of talented ladies there, good food and easy shopping. A little dangerous really! email me at info@kararosenberry.com for more info.

websites I am loving lately-
Mine- of course!
{the ritsy bee blog}---http://ritzybee.typepad.com/my_weblog/
{making it lovely} http://makingitlovely.com/
oh and www.brocadehome.com

loving the sounds of
{Au Revoir Simone}
and {J.J. Heller}

That is all for today! Have a Lovely one!