Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Electronic Family

Lucy and Ellie were driving me crazy.  And then I came up with a GREAT idea!!!

The following is a few texts between Victoria Moffit and myself while Victoria was in NYC visiting her daughter Maggie and her new husband Daniel - 

Me: please tell the Mr. and Mrs. hi for us and are they registered anywhere?

Victoria: myregistry.com - it's for their honeymoon.

Me: How about two basset hounds?

Victoria: Perfect!

Me: Great! I'll wrap 'em up and ship 'em out tomorrow!!!

Victoria: They will be so surprised!

Me; Not as surprised as the UPS guy....

Punch in a couple of air holes in the top - They'll be fine!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Early Morning Changes

Yesterday afternoon I got off of work with a rare feeling of excitement.  
Friday is the first day of my weekly 3 day weekend and for some reason, I was really looking forward to it.

I had it all planned out - 

Larry was off on Friday too so we were going to sleep in and eat almond croissants and drink coffee and maybe watch some Fraizer.  Then I was going to clean house and do laundry - heck, I'd would probably start the laundry on Thursday!

We were going to pick up all of our grandkids - human and furry - after school so that Shayne and Jess could go on a romantic wedding reception cruise with a James Bond theme and then on to the after party at the Willard and then spend the night there...I can't wait to see the pictures!!

We even briefly considered taking the kids and going to the Braves game on Friday night.

Funny thing about plans....

So when I picked Larry up at the Metro on Thursday,  he said that he had to work on Friday.  
Ok, I can sleep in and eat croissants and drink coffee and watch Fraiser and do laundry all by myself -  then we remembered that he can't drive for twenty-four hours after his doctor appointment, which was why I was picking him up at the Metro in the first place.

Ok, I can drive LT to the metro, come home and drink coffee and eat croissants and watch Fraiser and do laundry.  Except I may possibly swing by Starbucks.

Then Shayne called and asked if he could bring the dogs over early because he has to leave early on Friday.  So I said that I'd just pick them up on the way home from taking LT to the metro.

Because I can drive LT to the Metro, pick up the dogs, definitely swing by Starbucks and then eat croissants and watch Fraiser and do laundry.

I forgot to thaw the croissants.

So this morning I rolled out of bed, took Larry to the metro in the POURING rain and noted that I was nearly out of gas.  But it was ok - I had enough gas to get the dogs and swing by Starbucks and go home and watch Fraiser and drink my starbucks and do laundry.

Then Shayne called and said since I was coming over anyway why don't I just pick up the kids then and they could have a little Mimi vacation day.

Then I realized that I just had enough gas to get home.  Barely.  No swinging by Starbucks.

So by 8:45 we were home, all four dogs had gone out and come in and smeared their approximate body weight of mud on my off-white Berber carpet, Grey and Neve were properly pop-tarted, and had captured Scottie Jane, and I was eating a muenster cheese on toasted rye sandwich and watching Max and Ruby.

And I seriously doubt that laundry is going to get done today....

Here's what it looked like - 

Scottie Jane is getting SO big!!!
muddy muddy puppies!!  SOOO glad we shampooed the carpet last week!!!
At Mimi's house cat scratchers play many roles.
Grey and Scottie Jane NOT watching Fraiser
Wet blossoms

looks like snow!!

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's Wednesday / The Circle Game

We've finally made it to Wednesday!!

I don't know about you guys, but I am dragging!

I also know that I haven't written a substantial blog in awhile, and I promise to do better.

Just not today.

I'll show you all what's going on.

First off, our cherry tree is awesome!!  And it bloomed just in time for the rain tomorrow  and Friday, so we are trying to look at it as much as we can.

almost all bloomed out!

This is where Billy J. Purray has been spending a lot of his time.

The plant doesn't seem to mind...

He'd be sleeping, if it wasn't for the paparazzi...
Some call it observing...some call it stalking....

Scottie Jane doesn't realize that 1) she isn't a basset hound and 2) she doesn't take up as much room as Ellie

Pay no attention to the cool bunch of dolls that we got at an estate sale - all of them for 5  bucks!! You'll hear more about them later....

I know that I posted this on Facebook, but I have to share this again.

Grey and Neve captured Scottie Jane - she is slowly realizing that she is indeed a cat and really doesn't have to put up with this nonsense - and they settled down in the big chair.  What's going on? I asked.  And they answered - 

"Dogs are evil and so are cats except for Scottie Jane.  We'll be safe here."

Ahhh, babies and a kitten....

I made the mistake of saying "smile".  Little cheesers..

Here's a more natural look.
And so to end this post , I'll leave you with a nice Joni Mitchell song / poem.  (I haven't figured out how to post a video, and anyway, it's the words that are so cool)

One of my favorites...  


The Circle Game 
Yesterday a child came out to wonder
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar 
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder 
And tearful at the falling of a star 

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
Skated over ten clear frozen streams 
Words like when you're older must appease him 
And promises of someday make his dreams

And the seasons they go round and round 
And the painted ponies go up and down 
We're captive on the carousel of time 
We can't return we can only look 
Behind from where we came 
And go round and round and round 
In the circle game * 

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now 
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town 
And they tell him take your time it won't be long now
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down 

And the seasons they go round and round 
And the painted ponies go up and down 
We're captive on the carousel of time 
We can't return we can only look 
Behind from where we came 
And go round and round and round 
In the circle game

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty 
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
There'll be new dreams maybe better dreams and plenty
Before the last revolving year is through

And the seasons they go round and round 
And the painted ponies go up and down 
We're captive on the carousel of time 
We can't return we can only look 
Behind from where we came 
And go round and round and round 
In the circle game.

OK, just one more picture of our cherry blossoms!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time After Time and Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan

Time after time
I tell myself that I'm
So lucky to be loving you

So lucky to be
The one you run to see
In the evening, when the day is through

I only know what I know
The passing years will show
You've kept my love so young, so new

And time after time
You'll hear me say that I'm
So lucky to be loving you

And I'm lucky that you took Grey and Neve outside so  that I don't have to
 listen to Ni Hoa, Kai-Lan for another second!!!!


You saved the TV from certain destruction and kept your grand-babies tender ears from harm.

Larry, you are such a sweetie!!

Thank you again for marrying me!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

33 Years - and They Said it Wouldn't Last!!!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband.

I'd do it all again, in a heartbeat.

I think this says it all:

I love you!!  
Here's to many more years together!!!