Monday, January 28, 2013

Miss a Day, Miss a Lot

Ohio is a nice place to live because it truly teaches you to live in the moment.

For example.

We knew with colder temperatures last week that there was potential for our pond to freeze over. When my sister texted to ask about weekend visiting and also inquired about ice status, Mister needed no other prompt.

He shoveled. It snowed. He shoveled. It snowed. He shoveled. And for two days we (and 23 other friends and family plus two dogs) enjoyed ice skating right outside my front door.

Two beautiful afternoons.

And while I had ideas about shopping and crafting this weekend, I kind of had a feeling that this may be the last time I could skate for a while. (The last time we were able to skate on the pond was two years ago)

I think Maggie could sense this too. We had one other weekend this winter where we could skate but neither she nor I was very interested. But this time, she conquered her fears all by herself and was soon running (and sliding) circles around everyone. Smart puppy girl.

So. We enjoyed those moments. And good thing we did. It rained all day and everything melted. What a difference a day makes!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Notes Found

And one more - this note found on my refrigerator. I love my sisters. And I can't wait for them to get married someday. As my daddy always says, "payback is a ________ "

Notes Found

A note found on my iPhone after a visit with my sisters (posted a month after, but it still makes me laugh):

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Camera

I received a lot of nice things for Christmas - but perhaps my favorite was a new camera.

And it was my favorite because now I can take pictures of Maggie like this one:

Doesn't she look sweet? I get her to pose like this by promising her a treat. Sometimes I actually have one. Sometimes I don't.

Keeps her guessing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Life lately

Where have I been?


Shoot. That's about it. Aside from some random outings with friends and family, that's all I have to share regarding my 2013 thus far.

Oh yeah, and I made these treats for Miss Maggie. Luckiest dog ever or luckiest dog ever? Thank you Pinterest, for making me the coolest dog mom on the block!