Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Planting

Ordered and will be shipped to my house in time for planting...

6 dwarf fruit trees, red and yellow apples, nectarine, pear, peach and cherry.

 7 double delights because they are my favorite roses, and I want to fill the house with them.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Early Spring Riverwalk-DOT Post

 Finally the snow has melted and we are able to get out of the house for some nice walkies! It is so good to smell the ground again. It is still chilly but we are anxious to sniff out any p-mail we can find!
 Just look at my younger brother... he is so excited to be out and about he has drool wrapped up around his nose. Can't take him anywhere... but as long as he keeps his distance, no one will know we are related. You know just in case I run into any good looking golden retreivers...
Arrroooweee the river sure is high! Momma dog does not let us go near there. She yells "leave it" and "come" , you don't have to tell me twice. That is scary out there.

Arrrooooweee what have we here! If we were in a contest right now, someone sure would have won the award for 'fetch it'. A little extreme though don't you think?

Birds are out!

All kinds of 'em. This one is a bit shy!
It didn't want to play with us, no matter how many times we barked and howled at it, it kept going the other way!

Momma says the buds are pretty... if she says so...

I would rather look for rabbits, or deer, or bear.
Sampson's such a show off... telling me to hurry up and calling me slow poke!

But as you can see I am right behind him... he just has longer legs then me.
Whew what a great walk, that tired me out!

Time to take our basset bums back to the car for some snackies and a nice nap!

Happy DOT's Everyone!
HoneyDew "Don't Disturb" Basset

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


  While I apologize for the blurriness of this picture, you can still make out the big smile when I surprised Kerry for his 50th Birthday at his second home...yep, the archery club! I forgot the camera (again) so all the pictures were taken with the cell phone, between that and the lighting, we are lucky any of them came out half way decent!

The cake turned out really nice!

And of course no birthday is complete without balloons!

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What do you get when you add...

great friends,

great vendors,  

great causes,

 great selection,

great products,

and great buys?

Answer: A Great Time!!!

Next up:
April 9, 2011 Youngstown OH.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Walk in the Moonlight


Moon Rise

Super Moon, Beautiful Night!

Sometimes the simplest things in life bring the most joy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sometimes letting go isn't easy...

...most of the time it is just downright painful. I will admit I am a collector. No not in the hoarder sense or in material things. I think that would be easier. No, I am a collector of people/relationships.

The relationships vary; acquaintances, different degrees of friendship, family, etc. but the point is that once you are in my circle I really do care. I may not call on an hourly, weekly or in some cases, monthly basis; I let the other person set the pace according to their preferences.

I will also admit to a trait that while well meaning, can be detrimental to me as well as another, and that is I hate to see anyone hurting. I have been called Miss Fix-it on more than one occasion. And while I don't offer unsolicited advice, if we are having a conversation (in the true meaning of the word, not the one sided kind) if you are my friend, I may suggest thinking positively, try to give a different outlook or offer an alternative perspective. I do believe that a person can believe themselves into a happy life/set of circumstances, so I guess that makes me an optimist as well.

I also believe in unconditional acceptance. No one is perfect. I accept people for who they are, warts and all (Lord knows I could be a frog princess with all my warts!) I look for the good qualities and talents in people and wish sometimes that I had a mirror, that when a person looked into it, they would see what I see.

I have very recently come to the understanding, that some relationships cannot be saved. A relationship is two sided, just like a conversation is supposed to be. Some people simply do not have the energy/ability to participate in a relationship. Sometimes it takes all a body's energy to get through the day with a healthy outlook. This is not selfishness. It is a survival technique. I understand that for them, hearing about someones happy life can be painful for that person if they are not happy themselves. Even when they have asked "how is so and so doing".

There was a line in a movie once that said "those that loved him, bashed themselves against the rock that was ________". I get it.

Out of friendship and respect for a person, sometimes you just have to honor their wishes, pray for them, keep the door open, a light in the window, wish them well, cherish the memories and let them go...

Just sharing a thought.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dogs On Thursday...

No my dog isn't spoiled...
...why do you ask????

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Faithful even when you are ill...

There is nothing quite as comforting as a bed full of fur when you are ill. The faithfulness of your canine and feline companions, nursing you through your illnesss,
sharing your pain and helping you pass the time of your confinement to bed,

or may be just hogging the heat from your electric blanket!!! Whatever their motivation, I for one, was grateful for their company while I was down with the flu!

Happy DOT's!