Saturday, July 26, 2014


As the clock counts down to us leaving, I am working to get samples of my art finished to ship to Mexico before we leave on August 2, as well as getting as much Catalina art started as I can. I plan to have plenty of time to get the Catalina art complete when I return in mid August, but we just learned I might not return until the first of September due to the Igama processing. In addition to my sister doing the gluing for me, I am working on hiring my good friend Annette from college to do some gluing. She will be the 2nd ScrapArt by Keithia employee.
I made sure I kept my grandbabies all last weekend and this weekend. We are having an indoor camping night tonight. Air mattress, lanterns, hotdogs, games, no tent, but great fort building.  We are all looking forward to it. Since the movers took most of the "junk" out of here this week, we have plenty of room for all of it. 

My great college buddies and who I have come to call my best friends threw us the best Bon Voyage party last night. It was awesome. It was a simple happy hour at Mi Cocina in the bar area where we sat and talked for hours AND conducted a sociology experiment watching 5 men trying to pick up 1 woman. Greatest of times. Thanks great buddies!! You are so loved!

For the rest of the week I plan to spend time with Bendel, mom and Tiff and of course do as much art work as I can. We are taking Bendel to her new adoptive home the Furr's on Tuesday the 29th. She loves them as much as they love her. 

Oh yea, one more thing, ScrapArt by Keithia is now Trademarked! Yep! It's official! 
Looking forward to what Saudi Arabia has to offer. I am so excited and cannot wait for this adventure to began. But wait, it has already began, hasn't it........ ;-)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Movers have come and gone

Wow! The guys from Atlas were great, but it sure did take a long time to pack. We have two shipments sea and air. approximately 1200 pounds of stuff. :)

We sold one of cars today. The Mustang will be stored for use when we travel back to the states.

Happy hour with friends tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Bendel, the dog, moves to her new home next Tuesday :) :(

Flight in 9 days, 3 hours and 32 minutes.

We are ready! almost :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Packing is unique

Overseas movers scheduled to pack and take our "stuff" Tuesday morning. We our deciding what we need now( on our flight), later (air shipment) and much later (sea shipment.) It's a very different way to think about moving.

Our flight leaves in 13 days 22 hours. Getting real!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

So hard

Update....Hard decision today. Bendel, our dog, is staying in the US. To many obstacles for weekend, holiday and summer travel/care. Sad

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The guard dog

Bendel the "guard dog"
In one month we will be on a plane heading the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to live and work at KAUST. Still seems kinda crazy, but in reality that's how I want it to feel.

Bendel (our dog) visited the vet today to get her international travel certificate. Now the form has to be overnighted to Austin for USDA  approval. Then to Washington DC for approval at the US State Department and Saudi embassy. I know CRAZY