Monday, July 11, 2011


This is a story about a little kitty named Olive.

This past Saturday Andrew and I had made a plan to go to the Raleigh Farmers Market I've heard all kinds of great things about it and was really excited to go. However on the way to Raleigh is Cary and in Cary there is a BIG Joann's Fabric store there and usually have great clearance deals so we stopped. Andrew not really being that interested in fabric decided to go next door to Pet's Mart to see if they had any hedgehogs for sale or cool fish. (We really weren't planning on a pet) After awhile he came and mentioned to me that they had (shelter) kitties there and that PAWS was looking for good homes for the kittens. He asked me if I would like to see the kittens. Who could really turn down going to look at kittens. So we did. And then we bought one. Needless to say that trip to the Farmers Market to get some tomatoes never happened but on the way we picked up an adorable kitten we named Olive.

She was a little shy and sleepy for most of Saturday.

She quickly made her self at home. I mean, she did have a pretty be day.

She picked herself out a nice spot on a shelf.

And then of course the Sunday nap.

In addition to all this Olive is the sweetest little kitty! She loves laser pointers, pouncing on feet and biting toes, snuggling, purring and chasing her tail (as any kitten ought to).

Welcome, Olive! =^____^=

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I went to the NC zoo

I woke up this morning, a whole day to myself and thought it would be a great day to go to the zoo. I made a plan to swing into Asheboro NC Zoo 11:30-5:30 then over to Raleigh 7-10 Figure Drawing. I had an absolute blast! It was such a great day to myself. Plus I got family pass so I can go with the family free for a year and since I went on my own today I know my way around better and have enjoyed the animals all day long. I even drew a few. Anyhoo, these where my favorites of the day. I'll post sketches of them later on my other blog.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My garden sprouts!!!

I'm just getting my edible landscape rolling and despite the set backs because of the squirrels, things are growing pretty good. Needless to say I'm pretty pleased. I'm just hoping the dear, squirrels and bunnies leave things alone for the most part. We'll see. I'm very excited about it though. ^___^

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nagshead Deep Sea fishing

This weekend I went fishing for the first time ever. I'm totally sold. I had a great time and even caught my own first fish. We may have not caught a lot this trip but we for sure had a great time together and I hope I can do it again soon. I will want to catch a Tuna! While we were fishing we saw a school of dolphins (porpouise), a hammer head shark and a sun fish. The weather was beautiful and the ride was smooth.

Tokyo fling

Our last little jaunt around Tokyo. We stayed in Ueno so we also enjoyed Cherry Blossoms there in full bloom. One of the days we stayed there we went to an Island, Odaiba and played around window shopping, visiting cats and dogs (cat park/dog cafe) and hanging out a bit on the beach. (We took really cool transit there.)
The bay-

A few of the funny things we found on Odaiba. ^___^

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Last big trip in Japan - KYOTO

Kyoto Station. This place was huge and had tons of levels.

Kyoto Tower at night-

Ok, I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of Kyoto. (I'm now wireless and it feels soooo good to have my own connection on my laptop.) There's a good many few on facebook already but here are a few more to nibble on.
Ok, I'm not going to remember in great detail all that we did because I didn't make note of it but needless to say we has a great time and here are a few places we had the chance to visit.
After dropping off our bags and luggage at the hostel, we went out to see the Fushimiinari Shrine. This was one of my favorite places. I feel for it quickly.

The next day we headed into Uji, south of Kyoto, famous for it's teas and the Byodoin Temple which is on the back of the 10 yen coin.

We went to a variet of places in Arashiyama.

Monkey Park-Where you roam around with the monkeys freely. There are few rules though. Don't look the monkeys in the eye. Don't show them any food/don't feed them and Don't touch the monkeys. Then you take a little hike up the mountain and one can enjoy the monkeys as you go. One little monkey grabbed hold of my umbrella, I had to tug it back out of it's hands. Sorry monkey, I'll need that more than you.

At the top of the mountain on Monkey Park you can go inside a small building which is like a cage for you and from inside you can buy food for the monkeys to feed them. It also has a nice view.

Bamboo Forest-

****On our last day, we visited the Path of Philosophy (Popular during Cherry Blossom season) and ended the path at Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion-(under construction)

Nanzenji (Nanzenji- Path of Philosophy- Ginkakuji)

The Path-

Kiyomisu- Night viewing/Day viewing



Shimogamo Shrine-



It had been my dream for some time to see Kyoto during Cherry Blossom season and I can say I am quite content and satisfied about this last trip. We had a great time, ate great food and enjoyed the beautiful city of Kyoto.
On the train on our way out we saw Mt. Fuji too, which I've always wanted to see.