My Dog Ate a Pen and Other Assorted Tails

News from the zoo:

My dog ate a pen.  Clearly, we’re not feeding her enough and she needed the nutrients only blue ink can offer.  Sure, we could lay blame on ourselves for glancing away for a moment, but really?  Delta just snuck it past us.  She was branded for a few days and had to bear her blue ink shame like Hester and her scarlet A.  (Btw, rubbing alcohol lifted most of it out of her fur.)

delta and ink pen

The small, starving, orange and white long hair tabby that took up residence with us a few months ago has tripled in size.  Sydney, the dude, (who was formerly a dudette and then bombshelled us) has come into his manly fullness this week.  He discovered he loooves to sleep with his paws firmly wrapped around the TV remotes.

syd

Bella, on the other hand, is disgruntled, displeased, and dismayed by all.

bella and sydney

Audrey, my indoor/outdoor, partially deaf, who holds her head sideways since her eardrum busted cat, has taken to literally climbing the door frames.  Wish I had a visual for you but darn it, I don’t.  Why you might ask? I have no idea but for some odd reason, she has decided its great fun to climb the doorframe of our back door.

audrey

Last, but certainly not forgotten is Opie, the velveteen rabbit.  He had his very first taste of the wild life.  We put him outside in a pet fence.  Catie watched the sky for hawks.  Opie wasn’t that impressed with real ground.  I think he prefers his multi-colored litter. The grass was so plain green.

opie

Delta, Bella, Sydney, Audrey, and Opie wish you a ruff, purrrr, meow, meow, and twitch of a nose day!

Blessings,

Mimi

“How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”  Psalm 104:24 NIV Bible

A Few Things Learned in 2014

Hey!

To handle the stress of a close New Year’s Day bowl game, I started compiling this list together.  Unfortunately, my team lost but oh, it was so close!  Here’s a few things I learned in 2014.

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1.  The word, dilemma, does not contain an “n”.  I’m gobsmacked.  I could’ve sworn an “n” lurked inside the spelling of the word.  Since I’ve always been proficient at spelling and an English major ( and perhaps want to live in denial of misspelling this word for years!), my only recourse is to assume that I was taught incorrectly and apparently, others were too. This post summed up the confusion over the spelling error.

2.  This simple DIY post was a life changer over the Christmas holidays and created order to my messy wrapping paper rolls.  Who knew a simple toliet paper roll or a paper towel roll when sliced down the side could act as a clamp securing the paper?!  Genius!  Check it out here.

3. I learned that conscious uncoupling is a fancy way of saying divorce.  Does that mean I’ve consciously coupled for thirty years??  Sounds like racy plumbing talk.

4. I took a risk and shared photos free of charge to a local magazine that promised to give me photo credit and they honored their deal in their magazine.  The FB page doesn’t show the credit so I chalked it up to learning a lesson not to share but the magazine does give credit.  All in all, lesson learned is people are unable to please you to your expectations.

5. Writing is painful, consuming, and thoroughly fun all at the same time. I struggle with finding enough time to do it and have totally blown my deadlines I set but I’m still having fun.  I’m hopeful to complete the draft of the bible study this winter.

6. Don’t go to the pound if you don’t want a dog.  Case in point post here.

7. Cohabitating with your adult children, who have moved back in with you, can provide tasty perks.  My daughter has taken over cooking on numerous occasions and blogged about her adventures on my site.

I’m joining Emily and others talking about what we’ve learned at her lovely site, Chatting at the Sky.  Come join in!

Blessings,

Mimi

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,”  Proverbs 1:5 ESV Bible