Archive | September, 2011

Shameful, Shameful Humor

September 30, 2011

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My favorite boy toy has always had a sense of humor (at the end of this link, I told one of his jokes).  At the time I thought it was shameful that he acted that way, but all these years later it’s pretty funny to look at this Christmas picture from when we were newly […]

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Flinch With a Face Wash

September 29, 2011

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It’s hard to not flinch when the dog decides to jump up and give you an enthusiastic face wash! Word for tomorrow – SHAMEFUL.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Swiping Office Supplies

September 28, 2011

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Did you think that swiping office supplies was done by the less-than-ethical at work?  Oh no it’s not – here’s Siamese cat #2 contemplating which push pin he’s getting ready to pull out of the bulletin board and spit on the floor.  If my favorite boy toy didn’t catch him fast enough, the push pins and papers would […]

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Accomplice Is What I Want

September 27, 2011

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Jean-Paul Sartre once said: I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted. Saul Bellow added to that with: When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. I’ve been posting here every day since February.  I’ve told stories and posted photos of my own accomplices and the […]

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Buffer In The Pantry

September 26, 2011

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I’m so glad that I keep a well stocked pantry.  It’s a buffer against surprises when I’m cooking.  Last night, I prepped a Cooking Light Recipe, chicken sate with peanut sauce.  I went to open a squeeze bottle of lime juice, only to find that it was open and crusty, even though it was brand new from the […]

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Blah Weather = Blah Mood

September 25, 2011

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For the last few weeks, our weather has been blah.  It’s been overcast, ranging from drizzling to steady rainy most days. I’m sure it’s a contributing factor to my blah mood, along with all the hours at work.  I’ve taken some walks during lunch, risking getting wet, but finally I had to start working out in […]

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Plunk Go the Raindrops

September 24, 2011

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This was an interesting experiment.  It was raining hard out and I stood in the open doorway, cranked up the ISO on my camera to its maximum, and caught these raindrops as they plunked on the rail. Pretty cool, eh? Word for tomorrow – BLAH.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the […]

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Miniature Pinschers – Cat Dogs

September 23, 2011

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Our miniature pinscher is so very tiny – not even seven pounds – weighing less than any of our cats and just slightly more than a bag of flour. He’s just like the big dogs, but in miniature.  He’s just as jealous of whether someone is getting some he isn’t.  He loves his treats.  He loves […]

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Indispensable Is Beauty & Sunshine

September 22, 2011

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I find beauty and sunshine to be indispensable in my life.  It bothers me to see the casually ugly – street signs blocking views, construction equipment in the way of everything, roads and sidewalks spray painted for utilities.  Seriously people – that stuff doens’t come back off again.  It’s not like the grass where it’ll grow […]

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Support For My Body

September 21, 2011

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I am truly amazed at what it takes these days to get me out of the house in the morning.  When I was newly married, I would roll out bed, get dressed and to work in under 30 minutes.  I obviously didn’t wear make-up, shower in the morning, or fix myself up much! These days […]

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Mellow Mushrooms

September 20, 2011

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The word “mellow” brings to mind a pizza parlor near my daughter called “Mellow Mushroom“.  The pizzas are very good and there are more toppings to choose from then just mushrooms :) My favorite boy toy loves mushrooms.  He’ll eat them any way he can find them from fresh to canned to dried.  Me, I […]

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Downright Pretty For A Brief Time

September 19, 2011

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This is the fourth year the passion flower has bloomed on our mailbox.  The flowers don’t last but a few days, but they are downright spectacular when open.  The bees love them, getting between the yellow stamens and purple fringe.  I’ve seen as many as three of them, always going clockwise in a circle. Word […]

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Solid And Durable Happiness

September 18, 2011

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C.S. Lewis once said, Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. He was right then and he’s still right today.  One of my favorite sayings is that jobs come and go, but family is forever.  No one remembers what you did at work several months ago, several […]

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Shoot And Bring It Home

September 17, 2011

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There are so many stories from the Great Depression of what people did to feed their families and survive.  My family has many of them, from my paternal grandfather who supported multiple families with his paycheck to my maternal great-uncle (below, with his wife and children, my mother’s cousins). My great-uncle had a hard life.  He walked […]

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Stone Sculpture Celebrating Relationships

September 16, 2011

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The local botanical gardens has this lovely stone sculpture in one of the gardens.  I love its grace, affection, and permanency; it reminds me of my favorite boy toy and myself. Word for tomorrow – SHOOT.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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Moved Fast With Toy

September 15, 2011

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When I visited my daughter last month, she brought in two of the puppies to amuse us.  These little boogers moved fast!  I finally got my better camera out and put it on continuous shoot.  I clicked off several hundred shots in a short time and thankfully, there were some keepers of the whirling dervishes, […]

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Reply To Prayer

September 14, 2011

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Yesterday morning’s prayers got off to a rough start.  Instead of thoughtfully considering my thoughts and needs, I got off onto a real rant and vent.  It was not a productive way to pray nor did it accomplish anything except to make me more upset and frustrated.  I also found it very disrespectful to speak to […]

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Convincing Argument To Be Petted

September 13, 2011

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Does this puppy make a convincing argument that he needs to be petted?  After all, there’s still hair on top of his head!  It’s a family joke – this is the one that needs to be continually petted and reassured. Word for tomorrow – REPLY.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week […]

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Attributes of Fall

September 12, 2011

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Fall is definitely on its way.  One of the attributes of fall is the various scents, from fallen leaves to baked apples to cooked pumpkin.  Or in the case of my garden, winter squash.  I started harvesting them several weeks ago.  They need to cure for 7 to 10 days before cooking, and tonight was the […]

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Zone – Twilight Zone of 9/11

September 11, 2011

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Ten years ago today, I called my sister early to wish her a Happy Birthday.  We had a wonderful call, then I went back to work.  A few minutes later, a terrorist event began on U.S. soil that was like a script from the Twilight Zone, complete with special effects that were unfortunately too real. […]

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