Friday, January 30, 2015

Three Beautiful Things This Week!

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1. Had a lot of wonderful memories visit this week.  They made me smile.  I love old journals and photo albums!

2) New refrigerator  was delivered and in place.  Love it!

3) I shaved my legs!  That's awesome!  It was so warm here this past week.  They needed to be shaved!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

30 Words Thursday:: Memries'

Oh, the power of memories!
How good they were!
Now preserved on paper,
in albums,
and 
how young we were then!
Places you never thought you'd be.
Memories for all to see!

From Erin's blog::

The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing the verse and vision others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

That Little Stinker Fred

Fred is the new "Grandcat" in our family.
Jenny adopted him because the other little stinker
Marvin 
kept waking her up every night to play.
Marvin was not satisfied with Jenny getting up and resting on the couch.
Marvin made it very clear to Jenny that she must engage with him in play.

She was exhausted and knew it was time to find Marvin a new brother.

She found Fred at a cat rescue.
He's a big kitty.
He has been in foster care twice since he was rescued.
He was found last spring after surviving a Minnesota winter on the streets.
He had frostbite.
He's tough, but he's a survivor.
The rescue group said that he didn't so well with big dogs.
Pixie, at 70 pounds, is a BIG dog.
Fred is 13 pounds.
He does not like Pixie.

When Jenny brought Fred home for the first time,
Fred inspected, and, I think, approved the house, then
HE
CLAIMED
THE
STAIRS.

When Fred is here,
Pixie is not allowed to go up or down the stairs without his approval or the humans protection.
He has yet to give his approval, so, Pixie's humans must provide her with protection.
She is genuinely afraid of him.
Marvin could care less, but Pixie cannot go up or down the stairs.

Yes, it's exactly like that video.
Take a look!
That little stinker, Fred!



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Question on Facebook...The Answers, too!

The question I posted on Facebook was::

"If 'Joy' were an object, what would it be?"



















 The answers were wonderful!
I thank all the people who answered.

Here we go!
 More Joy!
One or all of my critters.
Grandbabies!!!
Ditto!
Retirement!
Schnauzers!
A rising balloon or a bubbling fountain
Chocolate!
 Total satisfaction
My husband
A happy, healthy heart
A great cup of coffee with a fabulous mug made by an artist.
Grandbaby
grandbaby or puppy
^^^^^^
Books. Or wine.
A bouncy ball bought with a quarter you just found on the sidewalk
Yarn
The ocean and all things in it and all manners of interacting with it.
A bench with two friends sitting on it.
a bubbler
The rushing water down over the rocks in the forrest, with a special friend!
A laughing baby!
Babies laughing
New beads!!!
Justin Wigglebutt!
Definitely chocolate!
Keeping up with family and friends on Facebook
All of the above! (Especially the chocolate and the puppy)
My pets with dark chocolate!
My Harley and miles of open road!
A warm fall day with the color of Amber, gold and Crimson on the ground... And a football being passed around while we play in the gorgeous colors of leaves.
Knowing all of your bills are paid and having enough left to treat the grandkids to dinner and a movie!!!
 Sandy beach and warm breezes
Baby belly laughs....licks from a doggy who loves me. 
I think I answered incorrectly. I guess if "joy" were an object, to me it would have to be a puppy yawning...cuz everyone knows, there is nothing better than PUPPY BREATH!!!
Glass
Hugs from Zack
My family and friends 
A puppy
A sunrise over the water.
A ride on a Harley
The sand below me, the sky above me & the sea in front of me on an almost empty beach last Sunday.
Grandbabies!
My dogs!
Hard to choose, but can I pick 3? A purring kitten, a perfect strawberry, a dive in the Ocean (although the last is an action).
Sitting by the ocean.
 
So, what's your answer to the question?




 


Monday, January 26, 2015

A Little Too Much Enthusiasm

If you are a regular reader here, and I hope if you aren't, you become one,
you know that I have tendonitis in my wrist that will require surgery next month.
In the meantime, it doesn't matter what I do, 
I always hurt.
So, I decided that it's time to get back to clay and glass.
Today,
an easy day,
I decided to work with clay.


I wanted to make a 
BIG
HOLLOW
BEAD.




I'd say this qualifies as a
BIG
HOLLOW
BEAD.

It's almost the size of a baseball!
OH.
MY.
GOODNESS!

Yes, my hand hurts.
It always does. 
Tomorrow will be the test.
OUCH!

This will be my entry for Katie Oskin's
2015 Polymer Clay Challenge this week.

Was it worth it?
YES, IT WAS!