Archive for November, 2011


There was some confusion regarding turkey…

November 25, 2011

I know it’s already past the holiday, but I still have a “leftover” Thanksgiving drawing.


If the Pilgrims had landed in Texas…

November 23, 2011

I hope that everyone has an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend.  If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have an absolutely wonderful regular weekend!


His hives don’t bother him as much as the bees.

November 21, 2011

If you break out in hives after getting stung by a bee, would we call it bee-hives?


Nonstandard poodle.

November 18, 2011

He’s almost pedigreed, but there is a fine line between purebred and inbred…


Don’t do the splits without warming up.

November 11, 2011

Even better advice – just don’t do the splits.



Too many compliments can be hard on the neck.

November 9, 2011

In recent weeks I have received a couple of informal blogging awards from a couple of very kind people.  They are both very similar to the Stylish Blogger Award that was passed along to me back in April. 

First up is the Versatile Blogger Award.  This was given to me by Robin over at  I have really enjoyed looking at some of the beautiful photos over at his blog.

Next, we have the Lovely Blog Award.  This one was sent to me by Marie from  She is one of those amazingly creative people who make writing poetry look easy.

Participating in both of these revolving awards requires that I share 7 things about myself.  I actually did this for Stylish Blogger Award, but I’ll try to think of 7 more…

  1. I wear the same clothes to work on each day of the week (meaning I have a Monday outfit, a Tuesday outfit, etc).
  2. I’ve met Hank Aaron.
  3. I am highly allergic to cats.
  4. Cats are highly allergic to me.
  5. I once broke my arm cross-country skiing (and my nose playing Nintendo).
  6. I really hate vacations.  And traveling.  And pretty much leaving the house.
  7. I have been attacked by squirrels on three separate occasions.

Thank you again to both Robin and Marie.  I appreciate both your kind words and the sentiment that comes with both of these awards.


Teddy pears are cute.

November 4, 2011

Every child has their favorite stuffed friend.  For me, it was “Tom Bear.”  Tom was a simple brown teddy bear.  We had countless adventures over many years.  But, as always happens, I eventually grew up.  Tom Bear was put away with the other toys.  As the years passed the toys were given away… all except Tom Bear.  I could never bring myself to get rid of him.  I thought about it many times, but could never actually do it.

Fast forward many, many years and I have children of my own.  When she was three, our oldest asked me if I had a doll.  I told her that I had actually had a bear.  I told about the things we had done and how much I had loved good ol’ Tom Bear.  When she asked what happened to him, I found him in a closet and introduced them.

Two years later and they are still best buddies.  I guess there was a reason for hanging on to him for so long…



Sometimes it’s on sale for a reason.

November 2, 2011

I am currently reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with our five year-old.  A few nights ago we read a chapter that introduced a creatures known as “kalidahs.”  They are described in the text as part tiger and part bear.  When we were done reading my daughter continued talking about kalidahs while I tucked her in and turned out the lights.

Her:  “Kalidahs are 1/2 bear and 1/2 tiger.”

Me:  “That’s right.”

Her:  “Centaurs are 1/2 horse and 1/2 man.”  (from the Narnia books)

Me:  “True.”

Her:  “Fawns are 1/2 man and 1/2 goat.”  (Again, from Narnia)

Me:  “Mmm-hmm.”

Her:  “Goats are 1/2 goat and… [long pause] 1/2 more goat.”

Me:  … [silently sneaking out because I have no idea what to say]