What NOT to do!

Burnt Pot

Burnt Pot

Do not leave a cup and a half of water boiling on the stove while you take a phone call and answer a few emails. So much for my oatmeal this morning ;-(

The lid knob melted off. We threw the hot pot onto the snow.


Golden Eagle attacks White-tailed Deer at Nachusa Grasslands in Northern Illinois! Spectacular pictures of interspecies interaction in nearby Lee County!  Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/yhguvrr

Sand Castle (from http://daveyboyd.com)

I had a bit of headache today, so I took a midday nap (nice, right) and dreamt of Jamaica to calm my head.

I dreamed that I was on the resort’s beach where I decided to spend the day creating the most elaborate sand castle. I worked all morning and afternoon. Small children joined me in my endeavor; gathering sand, molding sand, carving sand. When the castle was done, it was greeted with universal praise and astonishment. The resort’s owners were so pleased by the results that they offered me a contract on the spot to build new sand sculptures every day for their guests.

My dream gently ends with my husband moving with me to Jamaica as I continue to build beautiful sculptures in the sun.

ahhhaaaaaaaaaaa …

Two balls in one mouth people!
There is nothing more sad than a Black LAB who wants to go outside AND PLAY in the -5 degree coldness at 1:00 a.m. when the humans say NO!

Freddy with 2 balls in her mouth

Freddy with 2 balls in her mouth

A few weeks later …

Here are the snowmen a few weeks later … looking a little sad. We added lights to ours (left) but both snowmen lost their heads.

My snowman a few weeks later ...

My snowman a few weeks later ...

The Farwell's snowman a few weeks later ...

The Farwell's snowman ...

Two very different snowmen. Mine is the one on the left. The Farwell’s really outdid themselves. Their snowman looks like it could have come from Ikea. Which do you like?

Cats Who Blog

I have to admit that I am a newbie blogger.  Any info on how to effectively run a blog is right up my alley. Cats Who Blog http://www.catswhoblog.com is one such resource that has quickly gone to number one on my bookmarked list.