Sunday, July 19, 2009

I've decided to stop blogging.

I'm keeping the blog open in case I change my mind down the road.

Thanks to all of you in blogland who made me smile.

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Lewis Carroll

Saturday, July 18, 2009

In A World Of Solids, I'm Wearing Plaid

* Monster created by my daughter

Friday, July 17, 2009

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. "

quote from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bright Yellow Flowers

or Blue.
Surprises in the garden feed the soul.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pup Pics

The last five days have been all about the puppy...24/7... as I try to train him to ring the bell to go out, and "catch" him before any accidents occur. I've only had a few hours of sleep each night. Thankfully, every night he gets a little bit better at sleeping longer. It's like having a newborn, but I know if I'm consistent now it will pay off later.

I think I'm making a little progress. I've been taking him out often, so there haven't been many accidents. He's aware of the bell ringing and is starting to make the connection. When I ring it, he stops in his tracks and looks up. I'm still waiting for the moment when he rings the bell himself.

He knows his name and usually comes when you call him.

It's interesting to see the differences in his personality and Bentley's. This little guy is a bundle of energy. He definetly has the most energy of anyone in our family, ha ha...which makes for exhaustng days! He LOVES his toys and jumps from one to the other all day. A little spitfire taking on the world and all the other pets.

He's caused quite a stir. Bentley is not sure what to make of him when he chases him and bites his tail. Poor Bentley doesn't defend himself and just scampers away. He can't get a moment's peace. I've been trying to make up for it by giving Bentley a lot more attention and a lot more walks.

In addition, Peaches, our cat, has been constantly underfoot too. She's usually a shy skittish cat, but she's been demanding her fair share of attention from me too! It's really funny. I feel like Doctor Doolittle with all the pets following me around all day.

Digging into the toy pile

He likes to rest on the first step. (I move him to his bed when he's groggy, so no one steps on him)

Go ahead, make my day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Meet "Beemer"Yorkie ...born May 1, 2009.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


The scarf I decorated to support a Design Gives Back charity to help the dogs affected by recession and foreclosure.

To see more dogs in scarves...go to:

Elijah Update- 9 months old

Elijah’s nanny wrote this update:

Elijah knows how to hold the bottle by himself while drinking his formula and is also able to understand what his nanny says. If you tell him to applaud, he will clap his little hands together with a big smile on his face. He sleeps very well too. He always wakes in a good mood. In fact, if you are in the room when he awakes, he will give you a big smile hoping you will pick him up and love on him. When you bring a bottle of milk for him, he is so happy, giving you a big smile and clapping his hands!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Simple Fourth
Since we spent most of the day on the road returning from vacation...our 4Th of July was very simple this year.

Chicken, hot dogs and portabellamushrooms on the grill...tomato sandwiches and corn on the cob.
Go ahead...take a bite!
What's hidden inside my patriotic pouch?

A pinched clay bluebird that I made...

Happy Fourth of July!! I hope you're having a blast!

Tonight's Entertainment...


And Cupcakes!
Tonight's sky...nature's fireworks.

Beach pics
We rented a condo at the beach for a week.

I always feel like I'm "coming home" when I'm near the ocean... which always makes me question why I'm living landlocked...really,really question it. The weather was glorious! We hit the beach everyday.

My children...


We read books!!!!

We shopped, walked the boardwalks.... ate lots of bad-for-you-food...including fudge, caramel corn, funnel cake, french fries and CANDY!!!

We played mini golf...

We relaxed!

We celebrated my birthday!!! Martini style! Cheers!!

We ate lots of this crab bruschetta...

And these hard crabs!!!

We learned about local history at a shipwreck museum and visited a lighthouse!

We drove home in 4th of July traffic!!

Happy July 4th

My Fall Down The Rabbit Hole

Things were a little crazy in June...

The white rabbit warned me...

not to follow the flamingos..

but, who could blame me after that crazy month...

Maybe I should have listened to that rabbit ... What did the flamingos offer me to drink?

One minute, I'm sitting on a mushroom... having a grand ole time...
before I knew it...

I missed Vanessa's party!

Boy was the Mad Hatter MAD!

Luckily, I'm counting on the fact that Vanessa is more the Alice type, and she'll surely forgive me.

I had the party scene set...

with special savories for treats...

Colorful little cakes were gathered...

And the tea set was ready for pouring...

The flamingos had other's a bit fuzzy, but I think it has something to do...

with this lovely gift they gave me...
some sea baubles...

and these strange items I keep pulling out of my suitcases....

maybe if I sit here a spell it will all come back to me...

Find a way

Find a way
a path will take you there...or make your own