His birthday was a few months later, and as a birthday gift, his mother, who has a real talent painting celtic knotwork, seashells, flowers, and decorating cakes, sent him a painting she'd done, the tiny version of which is now my LJ picture. (I'm sure she'd be happy to take commissions). In fact, she actually sent a scan of the image first and we picked up the painting the next time we visited. A week or so ago, I shrunk down the image and then, off and on, cleaned it up so the color complexity in the plumage is more decipherable. The job's not done yet, but it's much more comprehensible than it used to be.
Anyways, ideally we could host the domain ourself (especially if static IPs were easier to come by). As of now, we don't, C. doesn't update the site much, and my site is still perched where it's been for years, and has been telnet-only updatable for quite a while now, resulting in its extensive neglect on my part. But really, a weblog is just another form of webpage, so this is currently my actively maintained website, and the CS one is just in hibernation until we can decide where we really want the pages to reside. There's no point making the site all pretty and updated until I know it's at a location where it can stay for years to come, after all.
One last note: My parents gave me a lovely pair of owl and fish sculptures for my birthday a few weeks ago. The fish is especially lovely, brightly painted pottery, now swimming among the owls on the corner shelves.