Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Working with Boys

It can be difficult to do some work at home with the boys around.
They have a lot to supervise.
Throw a box into the picture and things get more exciting.


Spike is licking Xander's ear.

Eventually Xander moved on for a bit and Spike came over to check on me:


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Random Musings

Well, lately it's been hectic working on computer updates and other assorted, random life events. So here's a hodgepodge of stuff to show you what's going on.

Xander gets comfy supervising the hook-up of the newly refurbished audio-video receiver (he's a very good supervisor!):
 We recently ordered personalized memorial stones to place at the graves of our dearly departed pets...they're actually made out of resin. We were very pleased with the company's service. Here are my two boys in the back yard. The lighting was off but I'll show you pix from the front memorial garden soon. My sweet BIL & SIL found the hound glass stone...

 Our new welcome mat:
 Our new bench:
 Gwyn. Baking her brains out in the hot sand...she loves it!

Monday, July 7, 2014

What the Cats are Up to

Sorry dogs. It's time to peek in at a typical day for the cats.
 It's a rough life...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Flowers Before the Storm

Well we've already gotten one hurricane under our belts for the season. Hopefully it'll be the *only* one we have right here this year! Arthur came ashore as a Category 2 pretty much right on top of us. We were very fortunate to not have any structural damage...just a lot of yard clean-up and power out. Our power's back on...my parents' is not yet as they're at the end of the line! Hopefully by this evening it will be on. Still, all in all, we're quite blessed.

The horses fared just fine. They had two trees come down in the back pasture, but no injuries.

Here are some of my sweet yellow flowers taken pre-Arthur:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Soar

Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature. ~Martin H. Fischer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Love of My Life

For those who don't know, when I first started this blog I started using the acronym "LoML" to refer to my dear, sweet husband....it's short for "love of my life." And he is. We recently celebrated our 19th anniversary.
He went to my favorite local gift shop and got me these lovely garden stakes...special-ordering the greyhound :D
Made in USA. Nice.

I'm so grateful to have been blessed to find and marry my best friend. Love you LoML!



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cape Shots

A few shots from a recent trip to one of my happy places:


Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Misc. Critter Shots

I've been neglecting you, I know...what can I say? It's been crazy-busy around here as per usual. So, no defense...but I have a few new shots to share with you today:

Once again, *this* is why it's so hard to leave my house...and yet this is actually the sweet shot of how I'm greeted when I first pull in the drive in the evening...this scene doesn't last long after I pull in. As soon as I head up the walkway she comes to life and bounces to greet me at the door.
While not a critter shot, here's a look at a surprise present a coworker brought me:
And then there's this:
I don't think there's anything else I can say about that.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What are They Up to?

Spike has a new (temporary--hopefully!) nickname: grease monkey.
All the kittehs got their monthly flea treatment Sunday night. When I woke up yesterday there was nothing unusual about Willow or Xander....a bit of residual product between their shoulder blades. Spike? He looked like the picture above--a great big black spot where his product had been. How does he do it?! Best we can figure is that he managed to find some grease under some of the exercise equipment.
This morning there were two on duty for homeland security:
Good to know the perimeter is secure!