March 31, 2011

I don't know many

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, 
but I don't know many of them.
~ Sylvia Plath
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March 29, 2011

make our lives whole

I've got a serious case of Dog Love. It's almost a sickness, this deep and abiding love I feel for canines in general, and for one in particular.

I always feel better if there's a dog around. When I go anywhere and a dog is present, I feel more at ease, happier. It's like a drug, this feeling dogs give me, and I'm addicted.

I've always liked dogs, and had even loved a few - then, 6 years ago, Cooper came into my world, a 3 lb, 8 week old bundle of puppy boy little dog baby darling mine. I was determined to be a good dog mom, to do what was best, to do it "right'...and in the process, I fell in love. Fell hard, and deep, and forever.

In many ways, he is my best friend, this most faithful, constant, and loyal companion. I can look into thse eyes and feel my breathing slow, my muscles relax, my heart open. These are not mere words - this happens. I have found my canine soulmate, and as a result, my life will never be the same. It is - and will always be - better, and more, than it was before: richer, deeper, more meaningful, more.

Such a big world for such a little boy
love love love
This is my favorite photo of him as an adult : Captain Cooper on The Blue

Thief of Hearts
 Dogs are not our whole lives, 
but they make our lives whole. 
~ Roger Caras
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March 28, 2011

on the shoulders of a giant

Anyone who knows me at all knows about my love of all things tiny. Teeny tiny. Itsy bitsy. Itty-bitty. Little bitty.


This is not that.

This is larger than life. Magnificent, yes? And so fun! Big fun! 

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant
may see farther than a giant himself.
~ Robert Burton

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March 26, 2011

where to go shopping

Oh, the joys of virtual shopping sprees! It's fun to fill up a virtual shopping cart with anything that suits your current whim, and when you're done, you can just click it all away. It sure beats having to ditch a real shopping cart in an actual store!

Here's my latest cartload, all from Furbish (and most of it VERY affordable!)

That fabric!!

Clackity-clack bracelets

I'd love to see this with my antique Blue Willow

These, too
And these!

This is SOAP!

These nubbly dots would be a fidgeter's dream


Hello, Miss Ugly!

Whoever said money can't buy happiness 
simply didn't know where to go shopping.
~ Bo Derek
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March 14, 2011


No words.

text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10
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March 7, 2011

the world is but a canvas

I love a salon wall.  I'm not "over" them. They're not a trend, they're a classic. 

Paintings were first hung salon-style in the 1600s for exhibits at the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. 

From Wikipedia: "The Salon exhibited paintings floor-to-ceiling and on every available inch of space. The jostling of artwork became the subject of many other paintings, including Pietro Antonio Martini's Salon of 1785," (below).

Though the popularity of this look may wax and wane, there's no reason to think it's going to be truly out of fashion any time soon...

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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