Thursday, January 30, 2014


I told you I was going to the dogs next week it's all about 
Thanks for following and have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Last to join us is Hogan. Evil dog #2. She is 9  months old now. She spends all her time looking for new and exciting ways to get into trouble. In her spare time, she is unbelievably playful and cute.
She has rescued Callahan from a deep depression after Reilly died. She and Callahan wrestle and play constantly.


Next came Callahan. She was adopted at 14 months after spending her entire life in a crate. She has been the sweetest dog in the world. She lives to play fetch and swim in the river/pool. She is a stunningly beautiful dog, inside and out. She is 7 years old.


Next was Reilly, she was our first "devil dog." She was pure mischief until she was 3 years old. She was a wonderful creature, with a heart of gold. She aged like a fine wine and was delicious until her very last day.


As Ron tells it: All our dogs have been female yellow labs with boy names(Irish).
Murphy was the first. She was the best dog ever. She was an amazing companion, she was tough, gentle, wise and funny.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


After riding in the car all day - Lulu finds the biggest stick
She's a lucky girl.
So here's the deal for 2014
I will try to post a painting a day - mon thru fri for your viewing pleasure
Next week we're going to the dogs!

Have a great weekend and pray for snow - lots and lots of snow!
Thanks for following and I love my new internet
Cheers to staying connected - I'll drink to that

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A couple of years ago on our drive from Steamboat Springs to NY via St. Louis and D.C.
We stumbled upon the OZ Museum in Wamego, Kansas.
I shouldn't say stumbled because the billboards appeared for hundreds of miles
before the museum - I saw a tin man billboard and was hooked - I knew this place was for me
I spent hours in the museum - the original books - drawings - games etc.
Just the right amount of funky
We were informed that one set of Ruby Slippers resided at the
Smithsonian National Museum of American History in D.C.
How's that for a perfect coincidence?
Wamego is a great little town if you're in the area give it a go!
I love the Wizard of OZ but it use to scare the crap out of me
I remember hiding behind my mom when things got really bad - you know the parts
Thanks for following the yellow brick road
My new internet is dandy - I think we're there

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I took the ump photo 2 summers ago while riding my bike
on the shelf road - looking down on the middle school ball field. 
My husband is responsible for the title
Don't blame me!!!!???????

I get my other new internet tomorrow morning keep your fingers crossed
It's great to be back in the saddle
Thanks for following!

Monday, January 20, 2014


Yes, you love the twinkle of gold.
You collect many things that wait to be sold.
Your efforts yield more than you can hold
while you wait for your future to unfold.
Your Lucky Numbers: 5, 17, 8, 39, 24,67

Hey everybody thanks for all the emails 
I'm back but if I disappear again it's cause I am getting a new
internet server on wednesday - smoke and mirrors!!!!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Oh man I can't begin to tell you what has been going on. 
We drove to MN in December for a weekend 
our car crapped out in the Honda dealers parking lot in St. Paul - lucky for us.
We had to tell the mechanic what was wrong with the car - does anybody do their job anymore?????
Got home a week later - got the flu - the bad kind
I had ordered painting frames before I left for MN
 I got the package when we got back
and the frames were all the wrong size
Our internet crapped out - ouch
We have been dealing with more people who don't know how to do their jobs
How can it be so hard to get internet - well apparently we're special
I know there's more but you get the idea. 
I'm kind of online now - paying for 3mbps and getting about .8
Hope all is well with everyone and I anticipate getting back to some blogging