Thursday, December 31, 2009

saying goodbye to 2009

We decided to start the new year with new haircuts this week! I cut off about 16" to donate to a program that makes wigs for women with cancer and Chris cut off almost enough to donate himself! I'd be surprised if the UPS man recognized him, all cleaned up! :)

New Years might be my favorite time of year. I love the idea of fresh starts and new possibilities. Due to a little luck and a lot of hard work, 2009 was a great year for us. I know we owe part of that to all of you who support Chris's work and we are incredibly grateful.

2010 has some wonderful changes in store for us, many of which I'll be able to share with you soon. I hope 2010 also brings us (and you) good health, success, love and happiness. Thank you for sharing part of our journey through 2009, I hope you stick around for many more lunch notes in 2010!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

someone's getting coal this year

Christmas is shaping up to be Scout's favorite time of year! There's wrapping paper to lie on, ribbons to chew, Christmas trees to sniff and ornaments to bat. Our living room is a cornucopia of kitty amusements and she is loving every minute of it!

Today is my last day at work (lucky me!) until after the New Year so posting might be kinda light until then. I'll try and find a few notes I didn't get posted earlier this year and get them up here. In the meantime, I'll be spending some of my break putting together Chris's 2010 Sketchbook and a fourth volume of Lunchnotes. If you have a favorite lunchnote or sketch from this year - let me know so I can try and include it!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


No hot water in the winter is no joking matter! Luckily, termocouple has been replaced so we are back in business with the hot showers!

Monday, December 14, 2009

i'll take a dozen!

This note evolved out of a conversation Chris and I had about kittens and how I wish I could have a dozen of them. Equally as cute? A dozen tiny Chrises. But especially the one sleeping in the litter box. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

draaa-ma cat!

For future travel plans, we are trying to get Scout used to wearing a harness. Last night was our first attempt and she did not take to it at all! She wouldn't walk right and kept rolling around on the floor, trying to get it off. It was so sad and so funny at the same time. I felt terrible for her, but couldn't stop laughing at how dramatic she was being.

Anyone have any advice on getting cats used to a harness? I'd love to hear it!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

blown away

I wish I could trade all this wind for a little (or a lot) of snow on the ground.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

GOOD morning!!!!

This alarm was an early Christmas present from Chris. I set it up last night with my doubts, but sure enough I woke up (on time) feeling GREAT this morning! My favorite part are the windchime noises that kick in once it has finished lighting up your room. I actually SMILED when they went off this morning. I SMILED AT MY ALARM CLOCK!!! Whaaaaa? So far, it's been worth every penny!

Chris, on the other hand, burrowed himself into my back to try and shield himself from the light and later told me that the windchime noises made him want to hit something. Hahahaha. Maybe it's not for everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

you're welcome

If you don't know who Scout is impersonating, do yourself the biggest favor of your life and watch this (very short) video.

You're welcome. :)