Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Beau!

Can you believe it?  Beau is four!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Weekend, All!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Every now and then I stumble across something that doesn't completely suck.  Thank you, avast! for having the class that microsoft does not.  Go here to see what I'm rambling about.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I made a new friend.  His name is Harding.  He's a very handsome corn snake who seemed quite content to spend some time twining around my hand.

Yes, it really is my hand he's wrapped around!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Never Underestimate...

Howie is home! He needed an alternator. Gulp. It'll be okay. I will come up with a plan B for paying my property taxes. When the garage called to say he was ready they also gave me some bad news. The radio was no longer functional. Something about needing to enter a reset code and not being able to because the previous owner destroyed one of the buttons. Hrm. Okay. They are forgetting that this is Howie. He likes the radio on long trips. Soon as I hopped in I switched on the radio. Works just fine, as expected. Yay Howie!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


This morning I noticed a mini bumble attacking a big bumble. Look closely and you will see him sitting on the other's head. What is that all about? There are plenty of flowers for them to share.

Friday, April 4, 2014


Howie is dead. Again. The nice tow truck man got him started and sent us off to have the battery tested. The good news - the battery is fine. The bad news - the alternator failed the test. Fingers crossed for him please that it's only the wire connecting the two.  We're already passed the point where we can't take any more of this.

Hope your weekend started out better than mine.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Writers are Artists

Friday, March 28, 2014

Uh Oh

Yesterday I happened upon this 3D spring screen saver.  So realistic looking.  Almost like peering out of a window instead of watching a computer screen.

It was lovely with its slowly blooming pink flowering trees that swayed in the breeze.  I had myself convinced I could feel the breeze too.  I heard the chirping a second before the birds flitted though the branches.

There was a family of ducks floating around the pond.  I was so engrossed in the ducklings’ play that I nearly missed the daffodils coming into bloom.  The butterflies seemed to love them.

It was then I noticed the mama rabbit.  She was watching me.  Seriously, she was.  Oh she’d look away when I turned toward her but every time I averted my glance I could feel her eyes on me.

The longer I sat there, watching the petals start to fall, the bolder she became.  Soon she was outright staring at me and she did not look at all happy.  When she started hopping closer I switched off the monitor.  I don’t know what she had in mind but I suspect it was something evil and not at all cute and fuzzy bunnyish.

Perhaps I will go back to it again to see if she is still there.  Not for long, of course.  I wouldn’t want to be the one to allow her to escape from the screen.  Who knows what havoc she might wreck out among us?  I don’t really want to find out.  Do you?

Happy weekend all and stay off the path.  She's right beside it.