A ten-minute drive from my house– is the dog park. Somedays there are eight other dogs to play with. Sometimes no one is there, and Buddy cries and whines because he’s stuck with me instead of a doggie friend. The other day, there was a border collie at the park. He was on the other … More The Dog Park
Bailey makes me laugh Every day With his antics.
I’m trying to take a nap. Mom says the floor is being installed today and that’s why there is so much hammering and sawing of wood. It will look better than how it has been: That’s called Lowe’s Cardboard Flooring. Soon it will be a nice hardwood floor. I sure hope they are finished soon.
The guest room. It’s very pink. It’s got dark pink for the window trim, and the famous 90’s paint style “sponging”. It’s hideous. It’s gotta go. Meanwhile… Bailey doesn’t care about colors. Just food, walks and blankets. So the guest room will be green. The green I originally picked out for the dining room, and … More The next room to be de-pinked. #Redecorating #Home
I #AmWriting offline today, but wanted to share a few amusing pics. “Folds for easy storage” “Hey, let me sleep” “Thanks for the pillow” “Reverse pillow mode” “I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeVille.” “No, these are my blankets. ” “Why is my nose cold?” “May I help you?” ” I know you can’t … More Bailey’s greatest hits #MyDogIsAWeirdo
Today was much cooler for Bailey’s walk. Although he usually stops and rests when it’s 65 degrees or higher, today he went to the park while it was 75 degrees. It’s much cooler than the upper 90’s that we’ve had during the last week. On those days, Bailey would go outside, sit for 10 minutes … More Bailey’s stroll
I never saw anything like this before. … More Rainbow without the rain
We are at the Vet’s now. Will update. UPDATE: Bailey and I were walking along in our neighborhood, when a Bull Dog came running out at us. The Bull Dog was wearing his collar and leash. (The dog sitter was told: He can’t go out without a leash!) Yes, but a person should be attached … More Bailey got attacked by a Bull Dog
Yes, I haven’t blogged lately. I don’t seem to have anything I really want to write about. So I figured I would go through my phone pics and clear up some space. I tend to take 5 or 6 pictures of the same thing, and promise myself I will go through and just keep one. … More Cleaning out my phone pictures
It’s not what you think! It’s a night guard for my teeth, because apparently I grind my teeth in my sleep. I don’t remember grinding, but I do wake up with a sore mouth. Also, by looking at my dental x-rays, it was determined that the right side of my mouth is “filed down.” I … More I have a new bedtime companion #nightguard #tuesdaythoughts
here I am. I had big plans to go through the cabinets with the vacuum attachments, put the paper on the shelves, and get the dining room boxes back into the cabinets. I lost the initiative. I started down my list of phone calls: exterminator, MRI facility, doctor–oh doctor. It seems I have significant degenerative … More I wasn’t going to blog today, but
While walking Bailey in December, he pulled hard on the leash to play with his friend Georgie. For some odd reason, I was holding the leash in my left hand. When Bailey pulled the leash, it also yanked my left arm and shoulder. I had pain for about a month before I decided I better … More Bailey hurt my arm, which was bad. Here’s why it was also good.
Background noise is drowned out by the snowflakes hitting the ground. Snow’s arrival gives us nature’s permission to slow down, listen to our own breathing, our own footsteps. It causes us to stop running to catch up with the world, and to stop and notice our private place within the larger realm. Although … More Snow makes everything quieter.
I brought Bailey to PetMart yesterday to get his nails trimmed. He was starting to look Howard-Hughes-ish and needed those nails clipped. As usual, I bribed him with cheese to get him into the car. When we took a turn at the intersection, he realized we were not on the way to his friend Georgie’s … More Bailey’s Christmas Miracle
Bailey doesn’t appreciate being dressed in antlers, but it amuses me.
We bought a plastc SLOW man, hoping passing motorists would get the hint. Several small children live in houses across the street, and we have Bailey to protect. I put up the Slow Man two days ago, and woke up this morning to find that soneone had hit it with a car, and it … More The Saga of Slow Man
I suppose I could have “cropped ” the photo, so only my slippers are there. Instead, you can see my still-pink cabinets, and a miscellaneous plastic bag. Inside that bag are apples from a local orchard. Delish. I already made a dish of pseudo-apple crisp (no flour, no added sugar) and it was delicious. The … More New slippers for me
But first, Bailey, doing his Pretzel Legs thing. Because dogs are cute. Mr. Porter bought several bags of candy. For now, the candy is still inside the grocery bags by the front door. We just moved to this neigborhood, and the neighbors said that there are a lot of kids at Halloween time. I … More Halloween, NaNo, and New Lights