May you experience the touch of God on this holy day and may the New Year bring you happiness and health.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Here is my package! Wow, mail addressed to me!! Isn't that exciting?What do I do now, Mommy? Open it? Oh, alright, but I may need help.
Something smells reeeeeaaaaallllyyyy good in here!!!!
A pink camouflage bag from Pet Smart! Someone thinks I'm smart!!!!!! Well, I am!
Poopy bags? Oh, how embarrasing! I need them, but embarrasing anyway. I promise not to "use" the neighbors lawns when we go on walks! We can "hide" the bags in that cute little pink holder!
A big rubber doughnut! Outa sight! I love doughnuts almost as much as mommy loves them. And a Christmas card with pictures! Awesome! Or should I say, Pawesome!!!
Thank you so much Mollie Jo. You knew just what I like! Thank you again Jazzi and Jazzi's Mommy for hosting such a fun event.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yep, that's Maggie and Santa. We drove into town so Maggie could tell him just what she wanted for Christmas. She promised she had been a good little girl Scottie and deserved to get a big package of her favorite treats from Trader Joe's.
Of course, terrorizing the cats waiting to be adopted and going potty on the carpet didn't win her any points with the big guy at all! So we'll just have to wait and see what she gets. But if you ask me, who can resist that little face?
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Same old same old...... except the other day! Maggie had finally settled down and gone to lay down in her favorite chair and I was sipping my tea and working on my Jumble puzzle in the paper. The lights flickered in the kitchen and when I looked up there was white wispy smoke coming out of one of the pot lights in the ceiling. I jumped up and turned out the lights, got a chair and took out the light bulb. Wow! Was I glad I happened to be sitting there!!!
The picture below is not very good. I guess I either need to get my camera's manual out and actually read it or get a new camera. The pictures have been bad as of late. Anyway, you can sorta see what happened. See the brown areas? It was starting to smolder. There is also a very bad acrid electrical smell. I've never had that happen to me before. Especially with these types of bulbs. I'm glad I got to it before it burst into flames.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Two weekends ago the quilt group I belong to went on our annual Lake Tahoe Quilting Retreat. The family of one of the gals in the group has a condo that they generously let us use every year. It's about a three and a half hour drive from where I live and worth every mile! We usually car pool and caravan up. This year most of us left on Thursday morning with the intention of staying until Monday. We stopped for lunch in Truckee, California here. You may have seen this restaurant on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. It was great!!!
This is the same view a couple days later. We had quite a bit of snow. My car doors were frozen shut! By the time we were ready to come home the roads were plowed and safe for travel. Although I wouldn't have minded being snowed in for a week.
Our beautiful condo!
Another of Debbie's projects. She is a speedy sewer!! Me, I"m sloooooooowwwwww.
Now to show you the excitement we had. When you are up in the mountains, you always, always lock down your garbage. You always take any and all food and/or food scented items out of your car if you are there overnight. Why? Because of the BEARS! Someone in the complex had put their garbage in the dumpster but hadn't chained it shut. One morning Heather noticed that there was trash in the drive-way and we knew we had visitors in the night. As we watched from the safety of the condo, here they come again! Mama bear and her two cubs! We stayed inside and watched as they checked out the trash. Then they decided to leave and headed for the highway. When she got to the road, Mama looked both ways before crossing but the cubs just ran across. Typical!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In the meantime, I'm laying low, watching television, reading and occasionally surfing my favorite blogs.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I still have packing to do, projects to get ready, shopping for groceries for Sweety, and getting the guest room ready form my Mom. She always stays here when I'm gone for any length of time. Plus get a haircut, pick up prescriptions, take Sweety to the doctor, get some shoes, on and on ad nauseum!
So...........I won't be posting again until I get back next week. Hopefully, I'll have some pictures to share and stories to tell
In the meantime......
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I always used to give her "dental cleaning type green bones" (don't want to give product name here because I have no problems with them per se) but they started making her sick so I had to stop. So now at some point I'll have to take her in for teeth cleaning and they'll put her out for the procedure. When that happens I'll have them remove all her dew claws.
Is this the most pitiful looking little puppy you have ever seen? This certainly has not been her year. I should make her a little cardboard sign, "Will bark for medicine!"
Move over Six Million Dollar Man and Six Million Dollar Woman! Here comes the Six Million Dollar Scotty!!!! Oh, how I wish I could put her on my insurance plan!!!!!
I hope none of you think that Maggie is not well cared for since she has had so many problems this past year. On the contrary, I tend to take her in to be checked even if it's something minor. She eats the best food I can buy her. She is shown lots of love all the time and lives in the lap of luxury. My theory is that if you have a pet take care of it. It involves expenses. If you can't afford to properly care for them, don't have a one. That should be a no-brainer. I'm really black and white on the issue of pet ownership, no gray area! Pets depend on us to take care of them. My daughter just got a rescue dog, Bella. She's the sweetest little thing and sort of looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz. Whoever owned her really did a number on her. This poor little dog is so very afraid of new people and still hasn't warmed up to me. When I go over there she hides under the bed. I can't let her be around Maggie as she is so timid and Maggie is so, shall we say, out there that she would be frightened. She cringes and hides when you pick up a broom. I get so angry even thinking about what someone must have done to her to make her like she is. But with lots of love and patience, I know she'll eventually come around.
So if you want unconditional love, get a dog. But, that means giving unconditional love in return!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
And I love her when she's acting like a sophisticated little lady.
So, if you are driving around Escalon and it's night time and it's raining and you see some crazy woman in her robe and slippers walking a Scottish Terrier wave when you go by. Yup! That would be me!! What I won't do for my dog!!
Have a wonderful week and if it's raining where you are, stay dry!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This little pot is just waiting for the orange and black pansies to start blooming.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Let me start with I love where I live. Escalon is a small town in central valley California. There is no traffic, it's quiet, and we are close to larger towns, like Modesto, if we want to go shopping or out to eat. I live in a track of homes with wide streets and nice neighbors. During the day there is usually no one around except for when the stay-at-home lady next door mows her lawn or the retired man across the street is working on something in his garage. We are in the city limits and just behind our fence is county property. We are surrounded on two sides by fields, horses, and orchards. This is an agricultural area with the main crops being almonds, walnuts with dairy farms thrown in as well.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This young lady is Sherry Reynolds. She won a first place blue ribbon for her "Christmas All Around" quilt. I couldn't get a full picture of it as there were so many people oohing and aahing at it. Sherry is such a sweet and humble gal and was really taken aback by all the attention. Hopefully if you enlarge the picture you can see some of the extraordinary detail and workmanship she put into this work of art. I chatted with her for a few minutes and found out that she did the design, the piecing and the quilting all on her own. Plus she has been quilting for only five years!!!!! Amazing!!!!! It should have won best in show (no offense to the person who did).