Sunday, March 09, 2014
Thanks to Aidan who brought home this updated version of "Stone Soup"
Friday, March 07, 2014
Finding a Bird's Nest
Ever watchful Dylan found this nest up in the tree while walking Lucky
Have You Ever Wondered?
Have You Ever Wondered Why?
This past week we finally broke a 70 day dry streak here in
the middle of our desert. I
know-disgusting to everyone around the country who has been living under way
too much snow, sleet and cold, yet here we were wondering about the rain.
But have no fear-we’re okay.
No one was hurt during this downpour and we only lost a couple of
saguaros’ out in the wash.
One of the things I wonder about is this: (Applies to those of us with 4-footed
children who can’t use a litter box)
Why do dogs have to find the most perfect spot in the yard
before relieving themselves?
I’ve been the proud parent of 4 dogs throughout my life and
they all seem to look at the rain and still take forever to find the right plot
Our little terrier growing up, our first Lucky, Sunshine and
now our teeny tiny Lucky all hate to just go!
Now if it were me-I’d look at the patio cover, feel the rain
being blown all over me and just squat.
Lucky? First off-she sits at the
door. She won’t dream of going out
without me. Then she feels the wind and
water and runs behind the patio furniture.
Now really-I see her and she sees me, what good is lying there on the
cold pavers in the “give up” position?
This is followed by endless moaning and sniffing of the ground. Maybe it feels longer because we ARE out in
the wet and cold, but either way-I swear I could do a day’s worth of laundry
before she makes up her mind as to exactly the right paver or bit of rocks she
thinks are worthy of her waste.
And if I go near the door-it’s as if she’s been shot out of
a cannon as she hightails it into the house, leaving me in the cold!
I’m also sure that while I’m doing my best to convince her
to make herself more comfortable that Pepper’s staring at her from behind the
couch and laughing at being able to do his business in the comfort and privacy
of the master walk-in closet.
While I’m on the subject of the weather and wondering-I have
to let you all in on a bit of news: I’m
going to be in the Big Apple for a week.
For one week I will leave the comfort of what the weather channel says
should be 80 degree temps here in AZ for the highs of 45 back east.
Yes, I’m going with our daughter Sarah and my older
grandsons Dylan and Aidan. It was a
planned trip for them-I’m a last minute replacement. We’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
there. Sarah wants to take them to
Central Park Zoo and a ferry ride around the Statue of Liberty. I’m not sure if she’s actually read the same
weather channel reports I have-but not being fond of cold weather in any form,
she’s going to have a hard time convincing me that these are places that sound
like a plan this time of the year.
It’s another part of my “Did you ever wonder?” list.
I’m not at all sure I’ll post another blog until the 28th-as
I said, I’m in for this last minute and outside of my leather coat and a pair
of ear muffs, I never take a vacation in a location that deliberately has temps
of under 75 degrees.
Wish us luck. We
should have a blast, except for the temps that will have me looking like
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
From the Farm to the Theatre
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Easy and Fresh is Truly Best
Friday, February 28, 2014
Steve horsing around at the Ben Avery shooting range right by our house
Thursday, February 27, 2014
What a Week!
What a Week
I feel a bit ragged.
It’s no wonder. Let’s face it-what has happened in the last couple of
weeks would make the strongest person a bit tired.
Besides the obvious of having that second accident and
nearly getting blown up I also had to see a couple of doctors, have tests and
of course, no week is complete without adding an infection to the mix.
That wouldn’t have been the end-of-the-world, but my new
doctor gave me an anti-biotic that’s seems to be way worse than what it’s
trying to eradicate from my body. Let’s
just say that from the first pill until the last my diet has been tea and
I’m posting this a tad early too. Why? I
usually put the blog out for your hopeful enjoyment on Friday
mornings-unfortunately, our little guy, Jackson, will be having surgery. The day will start out incredibly early (I
was given a 5 a.m. call) and it will probably run very late into the day.
Sam, ever brave-is I’m sure more than nervous about this
event. Poor Jackson had a bit of a
“dimple” in the wrong place and therefore had to wait to have his circumcision
and the removal of said dimple done until he hit 6 months. Evidently that’s the magic age for letting a
little baby have anesthesia.
If there’s one thing we can be happy about is that Jackson
has NO idea what he’s in for and will hopefully not be in much pain when he
wakes up from his forced nap. He’s such
a happy and wonderful little man that we don’t want this to change his view on
doctors for the next few months.
When I went with Adam for the 6 month shots-that nurse was
so deft and fast with the 4 shots that you couldn’t help but be impressed! Still, poor guy could hardly wait until he
was let go and put into his daddy’s arms.
On an up note-it’s fun to watch this new father-son
bond. Jackson is far from fussy but if
he gets upset, Adam has a special song that calms him down right away. So does grandpa, but that’s not the
point. Adam told me that when Sam’s on
her way home from work and he resents being in the back seat when mom’s in the
front-she calls her ever-lovin’ and as soon as Jackson hears his voice and the
song-away go the early evening fusses.
This blog is a bit of a mish mash-can’t be helped. Written early, written while sick, written
while busy and most of all, written while worried.
Until next week-enjoy your Oscar party (should you have
one), enjoy the first week of March and let’s all hope that the month brings
lots of improvements on all levels for everyone.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
My Laguna Hills: Surfer with heart - The Orange County Register