Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Dylan

December 13, 2014

The princesses were a big hit. Dylan's little face said it all.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wreath for a day

Carl watered the front lawn with sprinklers today. He unknowingly water this too. I made it on Friday. Pretty sure the birds will dissolve but I have it hanging in the shower to drip dry.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

tiny canvases

I am having much fun painting Christmas ornaments. It is totally absorbing so helps with my therapy too. I need therapy because of work. I can not write about it publicly but suffice it to say bad things are happening there and have been since June. These tiny little canvases are golden for stopping obsessive worry. Thanks Trisha for the inspiration and encouragement! I am out of canvases again so now I guess I really should clean the house. bah. It's probably good tiny canvases are 45 minutes away or I never would clean house again.

Sunday, November 02, 2014


Been wrangling dogs all day. The pups know the sit command now and we've only had one accident in the house. Jojo actually scratched on the door to indicate she needed to go! Yea. I am tired of house training. Katie called me the dog whisperer. I feel like I may be... until the next puppy fight. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Then they are just like kids, when one goes to far their anger gets the best of them and it turns into a puppy brawl.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dylan made it to the bridge and back on her bike

That's about two miles! Her little legs worked hard. Livi and I rode back ahead of Dylan and Carl and I didn't realize Dylan was upset about that until they got home, so it wasn't a totally happy experience for her but she can do it.

2 lost mermaids

Two mermaids, lost in a drainage system, popped up in our jacuzzi today. They saw a human and became very distressed.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jojo update

So our puppy was diagnosed with an odd disease called puppy strangles. It is an immune dysfunction, probably inherited, but they aren't really sure what causes it. I've never heard of it and no one I have told about it has ever heard of it.  I think we caught Jojo's early enough that she won't have severe scarring but it breaks my heart to see her little face messed up. It doesn't seem to be slowing her down much and she doesn't seem to feel bad any more. She is gaining weight and doing normal puppy stuff so I think we are through the worse of it. She will be on steroids for six weeks. We may not have any furniture left by then. She knows her name and comes when called - when she wants to. 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Wednesday, October 01, 2014


The new puppy ( Banjo AKA JoJo AKA NoJo) tried to climb up the stairs all afternoon. I thnk she was trying to find Carl. She couldn't pull herself up that high so she gave up and took a nap. When she woke up Nollie was napping at the foot of the stairs. She ran over, jumped on Nollie's back and catipolted to her goal. She was so proud of herself. Luckily Nollie was too startled to react quickly. She allowed the little trouble-maker to live another day.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

work stations

My standing work station in May.

My standing work station today

Either way standing is a lot better than sitting all day. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nollie says:

She does this to me every year. Happy freaking Easter.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sign at local elementary school

Which makes me wonder...just how wild are these kids?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

old school park in Florahome

Matanzas Inlet

It was a beautiful evening on the inlet with some beautiful peeps. These two are getting to be all arms and legs.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Alivia Earhart

Isn't she beautiful?
And she's smart. Proud of you Livi!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

this blog is almost nine years old

Holy cow. How did that happen?  I've stopped updating as frequently but I still use it. Thank you google for providing this space. For free.

sweetie pies

Unfortunately I did not take a lot of pictures while in Memphis. You really need at least two people on hand with these two at this age to get good shots: one to catch them and one to take pictures.