Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There Are No Words

Dear Blog Friends, 
Please pray for us in our time of grief. 
Our first grandbaby did not survive her preterm birth. 
We are heartbroken. 







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Friday, February 13, 2015

Behind Every Sane Woman is a Good Dog

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This Face Melts My Heart

Six years ago 
I dog sat someone's Pomeranian for three months. 
I loved that dog. 
She left a hole in my heart.  
So I went on Petfinder.com to find my own Pomeranian. 

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White Whiskers on the Right. 

Ever practical Mr. Engineer was not too thrilled with the idea. 
He said, "No more dogs." 
(We had one at the time.) 
I changed the ringtone for his calls to"The Grinch."

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Black Whiskers on the Left. 

But I perused Petfinder daily anyway.
I found a 4 month Pom puppy
that had been rescued from an Ohio Puppy Mill.
I made arrangements to bring him home.
Mr. Engineer was still saying no.
He didn't know about the arrangements.
Quite the quandary.

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"I Hear My Friend Mia Barking Over There."

A friend who knew my quandary talked to my husband,
I have no idea what she said,
but Mr. Engineer reluctantly relented
and I brought my puppy home.
I named him Nittany in honor of my husband's alma mater
and I changed the ringtone back.

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Basking in the Sun

The poor little thing was petrified of everything.
He had spent four months of his life in a crate in a barn
not even let out to do his business.
All he was good for to the breeder
was eventually breeding more puppies.

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A Random Burst of Energy 

Now he is a happy part of the family
who has just been inside and outside 5 or 6 times,
ate something disgusting
and now doesn't feel well.

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So, about that sane statement...
I'm reconsidering.






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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Living With the Things You Love

I never intended to collect things.
When you buy things you like to look at,
somehow duplicates and triplicates
are nice to look at too.
And thus a collection is born.

Vintage Ladies' Handkerchiefs Displayed as a Bouquet

If you bought those things because you like to look at them, 
then you need to display those things 
so you can actually look at them. 
Ain't that the kicker? 
That's where this book comes in:
Collected: Living With the Things You Love.

My goodness, 
there are collections in this book 
you would have never even thought of. 
But they sure are fun to look at...

Danger, Danger! 
{Sirens are going off in my head.}

The last thing I need 
is more things I like to look at.

How about you?
Do you collect?
What do you like to look at?




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Monday, February 9, 2015

Just a Splash...

...and then it's gone.

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The High Jumper

I had some good, random, fun photographing water drops 
with other photographers this weekend. 

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Blue Ripples

It is one of those things I always 
had in mind to try, 
but needed the momentum of others to get around to doing it.  

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Purple Serenity

The whole process is easier than it looks,
the hardest part for me is getting
 the stuff you need together all in one spot.

I'm kinda lazy like that.







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