SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK 2

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

I’m a hugger.  Unless I know you don’t want to be hugged.  Then I’m not! (I can respect that.)

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Toss up.  Mint chocolate chip and butter pecan.  I’ll take a scoop of each, please.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

Huh?

Just kidding, kinda.  I do a little of both.  Don’t want to get to crazy with either.  The old bones ain’t what they use to be and the mind, though a terrible thing to waste, doesn’t pick up on things too easily.  (Poor reading habits growing up. So now you know.)

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

Although I live with both, I’d have to say I favor dogs, due to the unconditional love and all. (Does that sound needy?)

Rocky in recovery. ❤️

Rocky in recovery. ❤️

Phoenix. Dreamy. As most feline are.

Phoenix. Dreamy. As most cats are.❤️

 

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am so grateful that our dog, Rocky is doing much better.  For those that don’t know, we had to have his left front digits amputated. (The Big “C” does not discriminate, the bastard!)

I am also grateful for my sister.  She is a wonder. Love you, sis.

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The week coming up? Nothing in particular.  Just plain grateful.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WARMTH

Warmth.  The unconditional love of a dog.

This is Rocky.  He’s 11 years old.  We think he’s a love, but if you came to our front door, you might not agree.  He’s very protective, to say the least. But he is also very devoted, caring, and VERY sweet – once you get to know him.  😉

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Rocky is literally a junk yard dog.  We found him in Camden, NJ, yes, in a junk yard.  His dad was a giant of a dog, and very laid back.  His mom, not so much.  I don’t know if she was upset because someone was ogling her babies, or if she was just plain ornery, but she had one unpleasant disposition.  But Rocky was fluffy and little and cute and covered in ticks!  But that didn’t matter.  I fell in love.  So Rocky came home with us.   I spent some painstaking hours, over the next couple of days, cleaning him up.  And he cleaned up nice.  Now Rock gives us all the love he can muster.

He is chock full of warmth.

A week ago, Rocky had an operation.  Things appear to have gone well, but we’re not out of the woods yet, so keep your fingers crossed.

Love, caring, snuggles, and wet pup kisses.  He’s what “warmth” means to me.  

Hoping you all ring in the new year with some warm snuggles too.  Happy Holidays.

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CEE’S BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE – OPEN TOPIC

Cee’s pretty much asked us to pick some random pics, so this is me, being random. A little all over the place, but I like to think of it as eclectic. 🙂

“There’s good random, and there’s bad random. There’s good silly and there’s bad silly, and you’ve gotta know the difference.”

~ Conan O’Brien
Pretty much true of everything, Conan.

I hope this is good random, for y’all. 😉

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SUNDAY POST – A PLACE TO RELAX

Apparently several family members have different ideas about how and where to relax.
Phoenix, our feline, prefers my jacket and the couch.

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Rocky, our shepherd, thinks my yoga mat is the way to go.

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Jeff swears we will retire to South Carolina and Fripp Island is the place that convinced him of this.  Soooooo relaxing.

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And, after a week’s stay in the hospital with double pneumonia, the flu, and congestive heart failure, my mom has found her niche in our home.  This is her new place to relax. Thankfully, she is doing a little better every day. This is momma in her sanctuary.

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Now I need a place for me to relax!
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JAKE’S SUNDAY POST – 2014 – REALITY

You may THINK it’s cold.  And it may very well BE cold.  But it took me a long time to learn that My Perception is My REALITY.

Mind over matter, my friends. 

To quote the unconventional Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn: “Remember. Your focus determines your reality.”

Rocky is focused! And the snow means nothing to him.  His reality is no toy is too big to play with and no amount of snow is going to stop him.

It’s all in your head. 🙂

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FRIZZ TEXT A-Z CHALLENGE – RRR

I have the worst time getting to all the posts.  I don’t always have photos that apply.  I don’t always have the time.   I do what I can, which we all are doing, I hear.  But I couldn’t let frizz’s A-Z  challenge for RRR get by without showcasing my sidekick – Rocky.

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As much as he loves me, he was missing his ‘dad’.  I wonder what he’s thinking.

Click on the A-Z to see more of Frizz’s photos and to hear him picking on his guitar.

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TRAVEL THEME – RELAXING

It would be wise to take a tip from our animal friends.  These critters  know how to relax.

Our neighbor’s cat comes to our door every so often.  We don’t feed him because her people say he’s covered in that area, so we respect that.  Apparently, Tripper doesn’t really care if you feed him or not.  Unconditional love.  🙂  He visits anyway.

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He must find it very relaxing here.  In return, he gives me a chance for a little time out for myself.  We rest together on the deck.  I talk.  He listens.  Very relaxing.   I’m following his lead.

Our cat, Phoenix, seems to have a similar take on what’s important and what can wait.  She is THE MOST relaxed cat I know.  CATTITUDE!

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She’s a fast learner or it’s just a cat thing.  (It’s the latter, I do believe.)

Not to digress, but I will.  Yesterday, after seeing Ailsa’s challenge, we went to dinner and this is what greeted us at the door.  I had to include it, just in the off chance, as corny as it is, that it makes you smile.  (one of my goals)

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UGH! I told you it was corny!

And of course, there’s our old pal, Rocky.  He and Phoenix are best buds, and I think he’s taking a few tips himself.

Now this dog’s perfected relaxing!

Relaxation at it's finest!

Relaxation at it’s finest!

We don’t tell him to go in there, he just does!

Have a relaxing weekend  –  and then some.  While you’re chillin’, stop off at Ailsa‘s blog for more on the art of Relaxation.

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – THE COLOR BROWN AND SEPIA TONES

In accordance with the new season, a little brown.  I’ll save the golds, oranges, and reds for another time. 🙂  So, at Cee’s request and because I LOVE THESE CHALLENGES…

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THIS FORT WAS BROWN, I SWEAR!

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STARBUCK’S FOR DEEP DARK DELICIOUS BROWN COFFEE.

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OUR PUPPY DOG OF MANY BROWNS (AND BLACKS – OOPS)

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MY LITTLE BUDDY IS INSPECTING A BROWN STUMP.  LOOK WHAT HE FOUND.

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LOOK CLOSELY.  THOSE ARE BROWN.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2013 WEEK 32

Here I am – again – Sharing My World with Cee at ceephotography, and with YOU!  Please do read and then play along.  Or at least stop by Cee’s and check out what some other bloggers have to share.

Question # 1…

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? 

I think I’d be the might oak.  Big, strong, air of confidence.  Probably sees a lot of action – squirrels, birds, insects, wind, rain, some soft, some wild breezes.  Yes.  An oak.

Question numero dos…

If you were an ice cream cone how many scoops and flavors would you be and why?

I would be one scoop of real homemade blueberry – we are the blueberry capital, one scoop of chocolate peanut butter – ate that every day for 9 months when I was pregnant with my sweet son, and one scoop of butter pecan – the ice cream of choice when I was little and lucky enough to get to go out for ice cream, which wasn’t often. Three scoops – of memories.

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Question # drei…

What type of pets do you have or want?

We have a long haired german shepherd – (frizz, do you see a pattern here? 🙂 ) 564565and a black cat.  If I could, I would have a horse.  I use to ride in my younger days and miss that a lot.  Even just to be able to pet one of those handsome animals again would give me a thrill.

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And numero quatro…

Where do you hide junk when people come over?

Junk? JUNK?!?!?!?!  I have no junk!  Everything I have I NEED!  (pssst…in the closet.)

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – FLEETING

If your house is anything like mine (yes, ladies, I’m talking to you), when my husband’s around, I have no control over the remote control.  I don’t know why it’s even called a control.  I never have any.  Well, my – ah – better half is away and I thought, “Great.  Now I don’t have to miss commercials if I don’t want, or I can watch just one show at a time and not see various channels flip right before my very eyes.  I can watch sports without hearing how the umpires are blind, and I can play Jeopardy and be the one in the room that wins for a change!”

For one fleeting moment, I thought I was in control.  I guess I was wrong!

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SOMETIMES A GIRL JUST CAN’T WIN!

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