Monday, May 25, 2009


i love the orange bike with the white seat and basket.
if i owned this bike -
i would live by the beach and carry my groceries home in the basket...

i want real bad

Free People Jumpsuit

denim looks i love right now


date night

enjoyed a date night with the hubby. ate some sushi and took in the new Terminator movie.

my memorial day project

Spent the afternoon working in the yard and now I am a little sunburned. I love the final result with all the pretty flowers! I still have the side of the house, the planters on the porch and the planters on the deck to finish! This is a good start...

Monday, May 18, 2009

one of my favorite Parker Posey movies.

Parker Posey Forever

a great dog story - I tear up everytime I read it...

Gotta love the details.

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at McChord.

He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus.. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're ok, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Enjoys the company of cats.

K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner

Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!

Remember that most can't do a lot of things for themselves and that they all depend on just us humans you to make their life a quality life!

Keep in mind

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Loved it!

great monday evening! loved GOSSIP GIRL, ONE TREE HILL & THE HILLS. can't wait for 90210 tomorrow.


Dear hair,

Please hurry up and grow - it is taking you forever. I swear you have been the same length for the last gillion years - yes, gillion years.

your bff Lex

1 day down 4 to go - or in my case 5