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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Not a Quite What I Had Planned...

It was supposed to be a beautiful afternoon with temps in the high 70's...pretty much unheard of around here in mid-October.  I decided it would be perfect for a fall photo shoot.

The girls were thrilled to get out and run to their heart's content.

They did not want anything to do with my photo shoot.

So...I give you the aftermath of what I was able to take today.

We will have to give it another try ... Preferably with an entire pocket full of treats!

Enjoy your day!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bichons Celebrating Autumn!

We all know that autumn has arrived...although with temps climbing close to does seem a little strange!

It seems we talk about this every single year and every year it gets earlier...the Christmas decorations are out already!!  

The Halloween candy is mixed in with Santa stuff and tree ornaments.

It just seems so wrong.

Retailers need to get the message that we should celebrate ONE holiday at a time...

Don't you agree??
Sunday, October 11, 2015

BW Sunday: Chloe in NY!

We are joining Sugar and Dachshund Nola for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop! 

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Food for Thought...

Some of you may have seen this before...but I still find it fascinating...every time I read it!!

To my grandchildren --How old is Grandma?

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill

There were no:

' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens

Man had not yet invented:

' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together.

Most families had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir."

And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends -not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to Big Bands on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all 5 cents

And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your 5 cents on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, but who could afford one?

Too bad, because petrol was 4 cents a litre 

In my day:

' "grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' "chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and.
' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.

How old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old lady in mind. You are in for a shock! 

This woman would be only 61 years old.

** am not that old yet, but it is pretty amazing how much has changed, isn't it?  It gives us all something to think about!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thinking About Halloween!

Upside down Keebler fudge stripe cookies, orange frosting and a Hershey's kiss = Witch Hat cookies for Halloween. have to doesn't get much easier than this!  Great idea for a quick holiday treat to have on hand!!

I have already told the girlz they are not allowed to eat them...but I promised I'd have sufficient treats for them!!

Now, I have to come up with some good ideas for the girlz for THEIR treats!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fall Foliage!

Things sure have been busy around here!  After we closed the cottage and came home, we discovered that the water heater had "issues".  Lovely.  Just what we need.  So, that is now on the list of things we need to purchase.

I don't think I mentioned here on the blog that my brand new Jeep had its very own issues a couple of weeks ago.  I was driving home from Watertown and almost went right through an intersection!  I slammed my foot on the brake and that Jeep just did not want to stop.  So, my husband took it out for a test run and discovered that the brakes were not operating correctly.  We called the dealer back in Rochester and he told us to bring it to the dealer at the cottage.  Ben said no, he'd rather drive it home and have the dealer we bought it from check it out.  So....that was a LONG drive home for him, but he got it home safely and that is what counts.  It turns out there was a recall on that part we did not know about.  So, four days later...the Jeep is fixed!  YAY!  Somehow, I was hoping that purchasing a newer vehicle would alleviate the car troubles.  Not always the case!!

Anyway, we got home with two car loads of "stuff" to unload and wash and put away and separate in to what goes where.  Yesterday, we winterized the water lines in the RV, today was wash & wax day for that.

It kinds of makes that whole "tiny house" thing sound like something I might be interested in!!  There are days we just get tired of taking care of "stuff".

We have ordered a new modem as our internet has just been terrible.  I'm not sure if Time Warner is throttling us again or if our equipment just needs to be updated.  I can't stay connected!!  The other day, I had to fill out the same form FOUR times!!  That is rather frustrating!  I am so glad that the new modem will be here on Wednesday and hopefully that will fix our connection issues!

So, I am sharing some gorgeous fall flowers with you today!  Enjoy!! 

Hope all those folks down south do not have any more rain!!  They have had enough!!