Monday, January 25, 2010


Our house was unusually peaceful tonight. The brown cat on the couch stayed put and didn't tease the dog, and the dog didn't bother her. It was so wonderful! There's only one cat missing from this picture, but she's a rare sighting downstairs these days.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Five Months

Riley is 5 months old today! He is (mostly) potty-trained, bites a lot less than he used to, can sit and lie down on command, and is becoming a good leash-walker. I often have to remind myself that he will not be a puppy forever - thank goodness! Puppies are sure cute, but a happy well-adjusted dog just can't be beat.David found a treat at Petsmart that I am beginning to think of as the Miracle Chew. They're pig skin. Like all dog products, they're not cheap, but thinking of the many hours of peace these chews will give me makes me think it was a good investment! The cats, who are presently not being chased, agree.Just in case, though, Holly is hiding. See? Can't see her can you? Sorry about the poor picture quality - the flash was off.

8:30 addition: Early bedtime for the doggy. He finally succeeded in his quest to capture the cord to the lamp. The lamp came crashing off the table and the room went dark. He won't be a puppy forever, he won't be a puppy forever, he won't be a puppy forever.

Friday, January 8, 2010


One sweatshirt
3 pairs of socks

It has not been above freezing here in 2010. This morning it is 1.2 degrees with a bitter wind chill. A tiny trailer in the Florida Keys? Is looking pretty good!

"The problem is that you're right there, there's a perfectly good island somewhere." Zac Brown Band

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Weather Outside is Frightful

But the fire is so delightful.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas Surprise

Two years ago, when David and I were honeymooning in Key West, we saw this frame in an eclectic art shop. I loved it, but left it behind. I took a picture of it thinking that I'd make my own sometime. Like most of those projects, that never happened. On Christmas, I opened a big box containing a large wooden something wrapped in tissue paper. I didn't have any idea what it was until I tore off the paper. And then...I shed a few tears. I can't believe that David remembered that frame and how much I'd liked it. Now all that is missing is one of our wedding pictures in the middle. Love that husband of mine!

Snow Dog

Saturday, January 2, 2010