Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
the never ending story might have been my most favorite movie of all time growing up, it may still be in the top 5 for me even now as an adult. over the weekend my friends parents brought their dog daisy to the party and i could not get over her resemblance to falkor, the luck dragon. she has the longest body for such a little thing...decide for yourself...
Sunday, May 23, 2010
it's hard to believe my goddaughter turns 1 this week. saturday her mom & dad threw a bbq birthday party for her intheir backyard...the weather was perfect, the company was great, the food was delicious and the babies were adorable!...
she did not however like to being sung happy birthday....
Friday, May 21, 2010
i saw this photo of gracie relaxing in bed on erin vey's blog today...erin is an incredible dog photographer and gracie is her (massive) beautiful dog...look at how long those legs are!...
this got me thinking about dogs, how they always seem so happy (even when you're not), and in general how relaxed they seem. it must be good to be a dog who is loved. i think they know something we don't.... dogs are secret little zen masters...hence the downward dog yoga position they've all mastered...penny's favorite position too...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. "
-Frederick W. Robertson
for a long time i used to think that a home is a place that you decorate, furnish, light, clean, sleep, cook meals, shower, entertain, store your stuff in, etc...but the more i think about it i realize it's not the things that make a home, it's the people in it. without those people it's just another lonely space we pass through.
come home sweets, i miss you. xoxo
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
my sister & brother-in-law picked up brisby today. my sister said SHE cried when they took him away from his birth momma. he seems to be a happy little camper so far in his new home. he's so stinkin' cute i can hardly stand it. we sent him a care package last week for his arrival, toys make everything better. i need to fly out to colorado asap to snuggle with him (my sister is adamant about snuggling, she tried to teach penny how to do it but penny had no part of it)...
ps- look at the size of those paws, he's gonna be a monster!
a few weeks back my aunt suggested a way of cheering me up, in fact a brilliant idea, volunteer with penny. she mentioned that she knew someone who volunteers with her dog & autistic children and loves it.
now i don't know too much about children, especially not autistic children, but you always hear of foundations like make-a-wish granting special things to children...and not that they are not 100% deserving of such acts of kindness, but i wanted to maybe be involved with a different age group, like the elderly. i have always had a very special relationship with my aging relatives, and sadly it seems as people get older they sort of get forgotten about.
i've done a little research in the last couple of days about local organization that we might be able to connect with and found match-up:pet pals, an organization that provides support and companionship to elderly and disabled adults living in the boston area through pets. we just submitted an application.
i know that volunteering just a few hours a month will make me feel better for sure, thanks aunt kris!
i had cocktails on saturday night with a friend from college whom i greatly admire. she had me laughing so hard i was crying at the bar as she told me about this crazy astrologer/painter/photographer/animal lover family friend of hers. our new inside joke is 'our saturn has return to fuck up our lives'...don't ask.
anyway, she sent me her friends gallery website, yellowdog gallery, the following day. now i do not love her paintings, at all, but her photography is quite a different story...
did i mention she has 4 golden retrievers? hence the name of her gallery. i'm hoping to meet her someday this summer when i'm out in martha's vineyard so she can photograph my little darling too...
i started the help, by kathryn stockett, two nights ago and i'm already more than halfway through it. it takes place in jackson, mississippi during the 1960's during the civil rights movement. i am in love with the way stockett gives a voice to her main characters. go get this book!
i also read abide with me, by elizabeth strout...i was less thrilled with this book, but it was a quick read.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
i wanted the little darling girl to the far right though, badly. penny could use a little sister too.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
nothing like a little retail therapy to get you out of a funk, right? these are my new boots for the tim mcgraw/ lady antebellum concert i'm going to with my girlfriends in july...think tim will notice me in these & my mini jean skirt?