Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's day, my friends.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Oh, to be a Scot (or a time traveler)

I'm on book four in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. It's very exciting stuff. I also have Brother Odd to read, but I feel like I need to finish my series.

I came across a website called House of Tartan. You'll have to google it, I'm too lazy to go back and link, but I will show you what I made.

My very own tartan.

I like it.

Lisa's book is out!

Girlfriends, if you haven't read Lisa Samson, today is the perfect day to join the band wagon.
Quaker Summer is her newest and it's out today. I haven't read it yet, but I'm looking forward to as soon as I get my hands on a copy.
Go to Lisa's Amazon page to read the review from Publisher's Weekly and buy your own copy. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, February 05, 2007

*They done R-U-N-N-O-F-T

Where, oh where have my little dogs gone? They have run off in zero degree weather. Why don't they love us?

Normally, I don't worry. They have a habit of running off, then returning hours later. They always scavenge something to eat, usually cow pies and squirrel guts (which they puke up on my carpet later, that's how I know). BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!

How long can dogs last out there? They are used to being outside dogs, but they come in to sleep occassionally, and have been sleeping in since it's so cold. See, we love them! And they seem to love us, until the moment when they see a possible escape, and then they're gone.

Are dogs so stupid they prefer running around on frozen ground? Is is just my dogs? What if they are hit or cause an accident?

I've called the pound, where they have been known to be found, as well as the police station. Nothing so far. I'd like to say good riddance and hope some farmer finds them and decides to keep them, but really. Look at those faces. And look at that comfy bed. Why would they want to leave that?

Is there a dog whisperer out there who can tell me these things?
Hopefully they return before school lets out. Otherwise there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth by my kids. I'll keep you posted. Damn dogs.
*Name that movie and you win... two dogs.

UPDATE: They came back... bearing gifts.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside

Cold weather means:

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Puzzles
  • Movies
  • Big, long historical novels (Thank you, Diana Gabaldon!)
  • All day on the couch, under the blankies
  • Pajamas and Slippers
  • Snacks, not meals
  • Laziness
  • Knitting

We are having below freezing temps here. It's cold!