Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A New Face in the House....


I went to Ikea the other day and picked up a few things. While I was there I thought I might know someone who would like this...

While I was at it I got Stuart. 

We play a game called "Hide Clifford"

Look - One Prick Ear!

Clifford has gotten slightly injured - missing leg. While he has stayed together amazingly well during the past three years, I think his days may be numbered.  Therefore, to help him into retirement a little more slowly we got...

Super Stuart!

Clifford and Stuart - they will keep Reese busy during the coming cold winter nights.
I can hide one of these guys and tell Reese which one to find and she will leave the wrong one and keep looking for the one I told her to find. She is so funny - We played hide Stuart about six times this morning while I was having my coffee. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

There Is No Love Like a Dog Greeting You Home

Check this out, so sweet. A soldier is greeted by his dogs after returning from a 14 month tour in Iraq.
Click on the link below.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Junk or Treasure?

What's the saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure". 

Which one do you have hidden away in a box in the basement? Most of us have things we've collected and saved over the years even if for a brief period of time. Birthday cards, xmas cards, pictures the kids drew or painted that have had their time on the refrigerator and now must move on. What to do with them. Often they go into.....the box

What happens when the box is full?

Does your box get emptied so that it can be filled again? Or does your box make its way to the basement or attic to collect dust while a new box is filled with treasures.

It seems odd doesn't it. At the time items go into the box they are always considered treasures, why else would they go into the box. There are of course those items that you're just not sure what to do with,....so....into the box they go. 

However, when the time comes to go through and sort the contents of the box it's amazing how much of it is...well junk.  Treasure going in, and Junk coming out.

Kind of like when you sit down to eat. The food on the table is dinner and 10-15 minutes later it's garbage.

My sister recently packed up her basement for a move. What did she find in those dusty boxes. I'm sure she found lots of junk, but she also found lots of treasures. In fact she bundled up the treasures and sent them to people she thought would have fun looking at them again.

I got my bundle in the mail. As I looked at the items I laughed out loud, I cried, I shook my head thinking "what the heck is this all about". What I had received were old letters and pictures that I had sent to my sister when I was a small child - and she had saved them.  Yes she had saved some of them for almost 35 years.

You know the kind of letter only a third or fourth grader can write, using a different color marker for each line in the letter. There were also the ones that I have no idea what I was writing about and neither does she. Hopefully, it made sense to her then, if not she never let on.

There was the one that appears to be spilling the beans about my mom being pregnant with my little brother. And the one that I wrote during English class (hey, at least I was writing) where I tell her "Don't ever show this to Mom, she'd be so mad at me if she knew I was writing this in school".  Oh, for heaven's sake! 

They were fun to read. And it gave me pause to think...
I hate clutter, I like my house clean and I like things in their place. That is not to say that there are times when stuff piles up, after all life happens. However, in my future decluttering I will have to think twice about throwing away that old letter or card that I received. Perhaps it needs to be saved a bit longer.

You never know when a trip down memory lane will be just what you need.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Three Little Kittens...Looking for a place to call home!

These two sweeties are girls!

This little munchkin is a boy!  The wild and crazy kind!

Never a dull moment at the farm. We were having lunch a few weeks ago and out the barn door pops the little boy kitten to take a look around. As we walked towards him, out bounced one of the girls and then the other was prancing around in the barn. We found Mama in her nest that she had made curled up in a corner hidden by some wood. Brave Mama cat had her babies in the barn - sheep had been in there just the weekend before getting hooves trimmed and vacs. We brought everyone up to the house and got them tucked away from the cold into a nice comfy crate. 

Mama cat is going to stay at the farm. She is a sweet young girl and couldn't have shown up at a better time. Winter is coming not a time to be outside with little ones. The kittens are now old enough to go to their new homes. If anyone is interested please contact me privately.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Behold, the Cuteness!!

Hello, My name is Oliver, Ollie for short. Nice to meet ya!

My Mom (Eileen) and Dad (Mike) rescued me. I was all alone in the big bad world.

They love me and play with me and keep me safe, and we've only just met!

What's in the box?

Oh, look....

It's Moi!


I am so talented I can dribble da shoe!