Saturday, January 16, 2010

pea lately

it's mid January 2010, and much has happened. Maybe I just wrote this in the last post, but I will be redundant for the sake of posting consistency.

Our business is approaching a year old, and with the help & support of our family & friends we are feeling, well, helped & supported. We have moved twice in 10 months, and may or may not move once more by the time another year rolls by. We are roasting and printing out of a gallery space in the Westside neighborhood of KCMO. It's a shared space with some fellow artists and designers/filmmakers. The last place had no heat or quality plumbing, so at the very least, this place is a step up in quality of living/working. It stands to grow in excitement as the months pass as well. One definite benefit is Pela & Sarah can come around and not worry about tripping over too much.

Sarah has been doing great, working as the accountant, shipping & receiving, bill payment center, my main supporter, encourager and best friend. Oh and she's full timing raising a little monkey. She has been watching a 3 month old little dude a couple times a week as well. Pela is having a great time getting to know someone smaller than she is. It helps that he often has frog heads on his feet.

It's winter in KC, and most other places in the west. We had some snow this year, and it's more than we have had to deal with in past years. It was a challenge for certain. The issue wasn't so much the volume of snow that came down, it was more about the amount of snow that remained on the ground in the weeks after the snow. One of our cars remained in a drift for 3 weeks due to poor traction, and the 8 inches of snow that adhered to the pavement. KCMO's budget was shot in the first night of heavy snowfall. Yes, it was a holiday, but it was also winter. I don't have a solution for the problem, so I will move on. One thing I know, Subarus make lots of snow a lot of fun to drive in.

Pela is growing wildly as many kids do. She's got a cute little high-pitched voice, and learns more words every day. She has a passion for penguins, a.k.a. 'pengoes,' coloring(cowdowing) with dry erase markers(thxami/papa), & shows particular prowess and cunning in snatching sips of beverages from under people's noses. She likes alll kinds of flavor profiles. That's all I am going to say about that.

All in all, we are enjoying life in KC. We long for the mountains, but rest in the knowledge we can reach them in a day's drive. Much love to you all. Thanks for tuning in... xo

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