Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hats On To Otis!

Derek texted me this photo of the cutie boy the other day.

Hey, a guy's gotta keep warm if he wants to hang out with daddy, right?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oh, Hey! I Wanna Tell Ya

Remember that whole Twitter thing? Well, I couldn't get into it as far as tweeting goes but I joined as a know, to keep an eye on things.

BUT! I did join Instagram. Something I said out loud at one time, that I would never do. Well, I did. I really did. Not only that, I'm having fun with it. It's what I thought I wanted with Twitter and didn't get. I have it under my blog name, and the badge thingy is in the sidebar if you want to check it out. There will be some repeat photos from here, but also stuff that just comes to me, or I see in a thrift store, etc. That quirky stuff that's in my head I can now release to the world. Hmmmm, I think that's a good thing, the world may not. LOL

Retro Salt and Pepper

I've been keeping and eye out for a set of salt and peppers and nothing has said, "yes, these are the ones!" Until I saw these cuties.

Perfect in many ways. The colors coordinate with my kitchen, a shine of chrome, graphic leaf design, fill from the top instead of struggling with a plug in the bottom...and best of all, they fit inside the lip of my vintage stove. Oh wait...the REAL best of all? 50 cents for the set. Woot Woot. 

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

This is a photo sent to me awhile back by a friend, it's her daughter's dog...

Then she got another dog, I think initially she wasn't sure they would bond...

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Otis Update

Look at this happy boy...

I spoke with Otis's new dad recently to see how it was going with the new boy. They, of course, LOVE him, and Otis is acclimating well. Derek takes Otis to work with him, which is essentially his truck, as he does a lot of driving for his job. How great is that?

Derek told me Otis does loves to run around in the backyard -- which is a lot of yard we're talkin' here. They live with 14 acres behind them. Otis is kept within a certain range but I can just see him running around with that smile on his face.

I miss that guy. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


When I walked out the door this morning these greeted me. 

I think it might have been around 9 degrees by then. 


If you looked at a bag of yams you'd never think you could eat all 8.

Cut them up and roast them and you think, "dang! I could eat them all!"

ps: I've already eaten a bunch.


Because I buy things with the letter D, R or M on them. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday Television

I don't generally watch a lot of TV, but sometimes, I'm forced to sit because my brain can't handle much more than that. Today is one of those days. I woke up at 3am with what felt to be a migraine. It was still there when I got up at 6:30, along with nausea. At 7:30 I was back in bed, but not before taking two Ibuprofen, which is something I do not regularly pop, but being such a wimp with pain, I did it. Grabbing Buggy, to bed we went. I didn't think I'd sleep, but apparently I did until 9. I rolled over, Buggy was comfy and my head still hurt. 10:15, still hurts. Turnover. 11:00 I finally convince myself to get up and put wood in the stove...and to make a very strong cup of coffee for the caffeine. If that didn't do it for me, I didn't know what would. I feel immobile when my head hurts like that. I don't know how people with daily pain survive. Pain like that hits my emotions and I cry at anything touching, sweet or kind, especially if it involves animals.

Which brings me to my Saturday TV while drinking coffee...

I watched a show on Jonathan Field, a horse trainer, 'Liberty Train' four horses. They did great in the ring and it was fun to see bits of the horses personalities.

I learned about Alexander Farto, creates murals by carving into the cement of buildings. Most of which are portraits, but of course, this is my fave...

Flipping channels, I then watched an interview with Annette Schroter about her paper cutting work. She is a painting professional and professor, but fell in love with cutting paper. She does beautiful work but would prefer you to see the message...

and watched young adults shake in their boots as they climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. 

Built in 1924 many crazy people climbed the bridge illegally, until it opened for legal climbing in 1998. (it's set up with a tether system so you don't fall off). If you have a bucket list, you might want to put this on it.

Well, my migraine's gone, the coffee worked, (I've been told that if caffeine works, it's a migraine, if it doesn't it's just a headache) now I'm hungry and have some work to do. 

Have a great day! It's cold but sunny in this neck of the woods.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014