27 June 2009

You always want what you think you are losing....

I've had this rounded basket in the living room for at least a year, the dogs have chewed on it but the cats have had nothing to do with it. Today I put it in the pile of things near the front door that is going to be donated to CHKD and suddenly, in a flash... "Mom! You can't get rid of this! It is my favorite basket!" And D.C. starts rocking himself in the basket....


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Couldn't sleep thursday night so....

I played "Bowling with Kitties!" I took a balled up sock and tossed it at D.C. to see how many socks I can hit him on the head with. D.C. just lays there looking at me and asking "God, why did you let her be my human?"


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25 June 2009

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"Framed"

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"This car cracks me up!"


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"God's order"

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"Man's order"

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"Man's idea of straight work" (this is the light rail being built by my neighborhood...)

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24 June 2009

I'm not hot and heavy into Politics like a lot of people but honestly....

What kind of idiots do we have running our country?

We just went through this with John Edwards! Do they honestly think no one will find out?


Wandering SC governor admits straying

By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer Jim Davenport, Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. – After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.

"I've been unfaithful to my wife," he said in a news conference in which the 49-year-old governor ruminated aloud on God's law, moral absolutes and following one's heart. He said he spent the last five days "crying in Argentina."

Sanford, who in recent months had been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012, ignored questions about whether he would step down as governor.

By leaving the country without formally transferring power, critics said he neglected his gubernatorial authority and put the state at risk. It wasn't clear how his staff could reach him in an emergency......

D.C. yet again. Updated.

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Got up but found no D.C. We looked high and low, in and out, no D.C. Went into my husband's office and noticed the closet door was open and looked inside... the boy had pried open the crawl space entrance! So now we knew how he was getting out but we had to find him. Poor Burton crawled under the house and found him at the far end trying to get one of the crawl space windows (that he had already opened once) back open. D.C. refused to come when called (because, of course, he knew he had done something wrong) so B man had to drag his sorry self through the dirt all the way under the house to get him out. All this before 7am. There was rat poison under there and we didn't know if DC had eaten any...
Well, "SOMEONE" AIN'T gonna be happy when he goes to the vet this afternoon! Update:

The Vet put DC on Vitamin K for 2 weeks then he has to go back for blood work to make sure he is okay. D.C., who earns his name every day needs to get a job! I offered to let him stay at the Vets and mop the floor with that hairy butt of his to pay for his bill but they declined.

23 June 2009

D.C. has been earning his name today.....

and so has his sister Misty!

I was sitting at my office window working when something caught my eye... D.C. was outside! so I ran out and got his ole fat self. At 5 when it was time to eat he didn't show up so I went looking for him. Nowhere. 30 minutes went by, nada. My husband pulls up and comes in so I relate what has been going on. so we head to the front door and who is walking up the stairs to the front door? Misty! No clue how she got out. A little while later I was talking on the phone while looking for D.C. and suddenly I hear him... at the back door! How did he get out again?

A few minutes later I went into the garage to get something and discovered the door leading under the house was slightly open. Not good, B man had put poison way under the house back in the Fall so the Dr said it takes 2 days for it to start showing signs so I have to take the cat(s) in tomorrow. D.C. really needs to get a job!!!!!!! LOL

20 June 2009

Jane Austen Society

I have just recently become a member of the Jane Austen Society but unfortunately all the members in my area are spread out throughout half the State. I did find out that there are a couple in my very city so I am going to try and get something going here! I live in Norfolk, Va and if there are Janites in the Tidewater area that would like to join please contact me here or at merseaone@yahoo.com and put Jane Austen Society in the Subject.

18 June 2009

Here comes Cancun!

First of all, some of these pictures were taken by my husband Burton, I will give him full credit for them. Unfortunately I was so under the spell of the Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun that I forgot to take pictures of my favorite people! So, if you ever get there, look for Adrian the concierge, Mario the handsome young bar tender at "Sol" by the main pool, and Tony, the resident comedian and game leader!

(We'll skip the trip to Heaven...crazy!)

It all began with being met at the door with a glass of champaign and this:

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The Ceiling.

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See where the bed is with the Suns hanging behind it? That is a glass wall. See the window to the left of the bed? That is the shower. The bathroom door was glass, too but part of it was frosted.
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Our Private Pool

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The Mac Daddies of the Lizard world!
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And of course Burton found some dogs... no surprise there!
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Burton's Birds

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Birds I found for Tami and Brian.

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Flowers

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Burton playing Volleyball.
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Me after a "Julia Muy Un Grande Chardonnay!"
(I wish I was this skinny again!)
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Burton's sunrise
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I love clouds!

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I fell in love with these crazy trees! Be sure you see the larger version for you will see the personalities of the trees!



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Self Images - me in my camera taken by me... now you see why I don't post pictures of myself!



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