Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It's so warm here

It has been so warm here in our little part of the world that even the dogs are shedding their little jackets! I would have loved to see the dog who shed this. I'm sure she looked so cute, especially with the little fur trim around her face. But really, it's been in the 50s and 60s for a while now so I can understand why the little dog took it off. It would be completely unnecessary right now! I for one am glad that the snow is staying up at the ski areas.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Been Awhile

It's been awhile since I've updated. Lots going on around here lately. Mom got sick and because she was so weak we moved her to a rehab facility to get her strength back. Here she is showing the finches to her littlest granddaughter, who incidentally shares her name, and her daughter-in-law.

Tom and I took a walk around downtown as the weather is great and Tom's got his strength back. Here are some scenes around town today.

And then there's the photo of Barack Obama visiting the UT football office. Just who is that handsome fella in the Texas burnt orange shirt? My youngest brother, one of the football coaches. Maybe his political science degree is paying there a vice-presidency in his future????

Way to go, Bobby! Yes, change is on the way!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life. Unfortunately, he had to go under the knife on Tuesday and is still feeling poorly. It's been a rough couple of days. Can you tell which photo is before surgery and which is after? It's in the eyes.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

We're not ready yet......

 say goodbye to Christmas. Found these signs that the holiday spirit remains around town today, February 9. And one of our neighbors still has his Christmas tree -- all lit up-- in his front window. I think it's rather pretty.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Cat and the Rats in their New Running Hats

When my oldest daughter was very young, in the early 1980's, her favorite book was But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton. I think we all still have this book committed to memory! It's the delightful story of a hippopotamus who wouldn't participate in anything until the other animals asked her to join them. (With a wonderful little surprise at the very end.) I couldn't help but think of it when said daughter's rat was on the ottoman next to our cat--minus any running hats.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

A Three-Year-Old

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
~Bill Vaughan~

Youngest nephew just turned 3.
Isn't he cute?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Importance of What We Do

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Mother Teresa

Friday, February 1, 2008

January Walk

"It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly rooted in ice."
- Wallace Stevens, No Possum, No Sop, No Taters

But if you look closely, you will find signs of summer approaching!

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