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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Not dead

I swear ... I am among the living.

Rumors to the contrary
 are greatly exaggerated!

Yes, I have been quiet on the blog.  But life has been a busy, busy roller coaster.  Not terrible things, just time consuming, attention grabbing, and sometimes, just vegetative!

Just a sampling ...
  1. Retired but getting up at 6:00 am ... grand dog duty.
  2. Assisted living dog duties ... now I am providing that service for my elderly grand-dogs. I am such a wonderful dog-granny!
  3. Funeral planning ... not that anyone has died recently, but financially it make sense.
  4. Finishing up the crochet project from h*ll - which turned out pretty nice, but still ...
  5. Vegging quietly when the opportunity presents itself (it is amazing how much time that eats up.)
  6. Winning a few blog prizes - that I have neglected (but not forgotten) to mention on this blog (shame-faced, but promises to redeem self.)
So I guess I was just due for a blog-break and didn't know it until I looked back and discovered my own absence!

Not gone, Not dead ... just vegging.

Back soon!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Road Trip

Hello folks, Grimace here.

Today my grandma took me on a road trip with my cousin Milo.  Meathead wasn't interested in going.
First of all there wasn't a couch where we are going.  Secondly, Meathead just didn't want to go.  His attitude?  Why would anyone want to go anywhere that doesn't have a couch!

I never know where we are going on these trips.  I just hop in the front seat and sit to watch Grandma drive.  This time Milo was with us and he insisted on sitting in the front seat with me.  Whatever! I can share.

"uhh, Grandma, Milo here.  Grimace is touching me! Make him stop."
"Seriously Grandma, squeezing me."

 he is fine!"
"Yeah!  We are here ... wherever here is!"
"Smells like Great Grandma's place."
"Hey, Grimace, Great Grandma gives the best pets."

"She loves me more than you, Milo!"

Grandma's perspective?
Another road trip completed without blood shed!
  Life would be a little less complicated if one of them would sit in the back seat! 



Friday, February 1, 2013

And the winner is ...

Today is the day. 

First let me say I am so very grateful for all the visits and kind comments I have received over the last days.  It has been humbling.  Thank you Vicki for hosting this event.

And as much as I have enjoyed past blogfests, this one has been the absolute best.  The quality of the blogs and the interesting themes have been extraordinary!

I have a winner for my hand woven scarf and I am thrilled.

After writing EVERYONE's name on a piece of paper,

And cutting them out individually,

Folding them up tight (till my fingers bled - just kidding) ... although I did get a paper cut!

 ...  squeezing my eyes tightly closed and sticking my hand into the basket to select one ...

the winner is:


I will be contacting you, Noofy, to get your address ... which can be sent to

Happy Blogging everyone!  Let's all keep in touch.