Friday, May 31, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin-girl!  We're sure glad you came to live with us!

Happy Birthday to your brother, Bailey, too!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday -- oops -- Tuesday Randomness

A day rarely goes by that I don't see Darby lying on her back.  A day rarely goes by that I do see Pumpkin doing it. 
Arrgghh.  The never-ending Corgi hair battle.  And this within a couple of hours of vacuuming!

The hair producers.
We ate the first tomatoes of the season!  A lovely, sweet/tart orange colored cherry tomato from a bush that is loaded with more of this goodness. 

I have an inordinate amount of fun changing out things on the table riser on our kitchen table.

My second successful attempt at homemade sauerkraut.  It was delicious on grilled hot-dogs.  (And we're both alive and with no stomach problems after having eaten it!)

I hope you had a good weekend and will enjoy this short work week!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Black and White Sunday



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Friday, May 24, 2013

{this moment}

this moment.

a friday ritual.

one photo - no words - capturing a moment from the past week

a simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moment.

a moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yum!




 


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Tuesday...

...so here's a tongue.  But, not the usual one!


Monday, May 20, 2013

I love her paint job


I've always had a thing for tri-colored animals.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Black and White Sunday -- The Harry Edition


I think I'm breaking the blog hop rules posting this feline photo.  I hope they don't kick me out!


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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Harry and the Cone of Shame

Sometimes the "daily" of Darby's and Pumpkin's Daily is a little tough.  Sometimes, there just isn't anything to write about or I haven't picked up my camera in a few days.  Today was one of those days until it occurred to me that I haven't updated you on Harry and his Cone of Shame.

I'm very pleased to report that his eosinophilic plaques have cleared up totally and he has been navigating the house without his cone for a couple of weeks.  Unfortunately, I only have this not-very-good photo to prove it!
Poor kitty!  That was a long, nearly three month trial he endured!  Wearing a Cone of Shame 24 hours a day for weeks on end would be enough to make anyone crazy, but he stayed his sweet, gentle self the whole time. 

If he could tell us the best part of no longer wearing the cone, I'll bet it would be the ability to once again jump from the counter to the top of the refrigerator to get far beyond the annoying reach of two pesky (but gentle) Corgis.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One Word Wednesday

Vigilant


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Black and White Sunday!




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Friday, May 10, 2013

this moment

this moment.

a friday ritual.

one photo - no words - capturing a moment from the past week

a simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moment.

a moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Randomness

I sneaked away this past Friday to Michigan where my cousin and I celebrated our 60th birthdays by throwing a party for ourselves!  Our immediate families were there, including her 95 year old mother who is my godmother and the only one left of the 13 children my grandparents had.  Several of our many, many cousins and their spouses were there and a few of my cousin's friends joined in the celebration, too!  40 people to wish us happy birthday!  We had a great time!

Here's a photo of our birthday cake:


It tasted even better than it looked!

We also managed to squeeze in a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory where we watched F-150 trucks being assembled and a visit to Frankenmuth where we feasted on their famous chicken dinner and left a few dollars at an antique store and at Bronner's.  We rounded out the weekend with a quick visit to the Strawberry Festival at St. Florian's Church where my cousin and I were baptized 60 years ago this month. (Don't click on that link if you're at work -- the singing choir will tip people off that you aren't working!)

My sister, Glenn and I flew home this morning and touched down at Lindbergh Field in the pouring rain -- a rare thing at any time, but especially in May -- a month that typically brings us what we call "May Gray" but usually no rain.

Pumpkin and Darby were happy to see us and kept me company while I took the following random photos of rain drops, and flowers and vegetables that are growing so fast you can watch it happen!




On the left, a little more than a month ago.  On the right, yesterday.
On the left a month ago.  On the right, yesterday.


Thursday, May 2, 2013

{these moments}

{these moments}

a friday ritual.

photos - no words - capturing moments from the past week.

simple, extraordinary, (or ordinary) moments.  

moments I want to pause, savor and remember.

inspired by Soulemama.