Archive for September, 2005

Nothing much

Lots of running around today! I had to find a new supplier for a product that I normally have shipped from Texas. After Rita is done who knows if I’ll ever be able to get supplies from them again. Luckily I did find someone else to order from.
D and I spent the day today getting ready for the party tomorrow. I think we have everything under control and should be a nice day.
His eye is looking much better today and I’m sure in few days he will be completely back to normal! He hates it looking that way but there isn’t much he can really do about it but wait.
I’d like to apologize to the few people who actually post really comment on my blog for the addition of the word verification. There aren’t many of you and I know it is annoying but the spam is getting out of control! I’ll take it off soon.


Check it out

Wow! This is amazing! I think it is wonderful that people are using popularity to help the Red Cross. I think Leno has the right idea! This is the 2nd (that I know of) bike he has auctioned on Ebay and considering the fact that the MSRP on this bike is only like 17,495.00 they aren’t doing bad with this one. Here is the link to a list of the people who have autographed this bike.
Looks like Jay had better get a few more of these lined up for these people who are being terrorized by the hurricanes. I grew up and lived for a very long time on the East Coast so I can honestly say that I know how many of these people might feel. I was fortune and never lost my home and everything I owned or the life of a loved one to any of these storms but I have been caught in several and also have had to leave home because of them. There is really no feeling like walking away from your home and not knowing if it will be there when you return. The amount of time people are given to leave seems like a lot but trust me it isn’t when you have to just drop everything and get out.

Another Black Eye

Two black eyes in a week. First Amos and now D. Well sort of! Today D came home and said that while they were playing basketball at the gym this sport became semi full contact and he was accidentally elbowed in the eye! Yikes I say again that has got to hurt! So we spent the afternoon hanging out and then took a nap because after being beat up he wasn’t feeling all that great. Apparently while being elbowed his glasses were receive a beating of their own and are pretty bent out of shape and his wedding ring took a ride across the court and was rescued by someone standing by. When we woke up from our nap it was very close to time for him to leave for class and so he started getting ready. I thought he got away pretty lucky because his eye wasn’t swollen and there didn’t appear to be any bruising. That was until right before he was about to walk out the door he went to blow his nose and suddenly his eye looked like what you see here!! We freaked out! Right away we got into the car and headed for medical. We were there for some time waiting and when they finally saw him they explained that it was air and gave him an antibiotic to take for the next few days! Black eyes seem to be going around!


I must be in the steam of a good karma flow because lately I have been blessed with some very wonderful gifts! Yesterday afternoon I receive a package for my dear friend Cindy. She put some time and labor into make some wonderful gifts for me. I especially like the lady bug card she made and even more the lady bug family that now lives on the lamp in my office! She also sent me some lovely frames pictures of the two if us in a rose garden. These were taken during her recent visit. I love it all Cin thank you!

Catching up

I haven’t posted anything for the last few days because we have been having wonderful time running around and hanging out with family. Today the house feels so quiet and still with them gone. Even the dog boys are kind of wandering around wondering where their new playmates have gone. We had such a wonderful and fun time with them here. We spent one day in Seattle and took the underground tour. It was really interesting to see and learn about the history of Seattle. I had no idea the city had once burned and was then completely rebuilt. I’m almost certain I came very close to death walking all around the city but it was more than worth it because we had such a good time and I even got a crash course in using chopsticks correctly!
Steve and Lorene also gave us the most amazing gift! These wine glasses are so amazing! They are hand made in Sweden and they are so beautiful. I have posted a picture of them but they are much more beautiful than the photo shows. They take on an even more interesting look filled with wine.

Tori Tori Tori

Yesterday I received such an awesome surprise from friend Sally! She showed up at my door with the artist signed Tori Amos poster for the 2005 tour! Is this not awesome? She just happens to have the hook up for this type of thing and also happen to be thinking of her little fairy friend (that would be me)! She is very aware of my love for Tori as she heard all about the show and details. She also graciously and with no whining sat through looking at the photos again with me after she had already viewed them here on the blog. I know I know…what a sweet lady! I am desperately trying to think of a way to properly thank her. Needless to say for me this is a really big deal so I’m still working on that one. I have said this before but I will say it again got check out her products! She is amazing!

Beagle Bully with a Black Eye

For the most part my home is normally calm and relaxing. It is in a word my sanctuary. In fact it is very warm, peaceful and inviting. Inviting that is to those of us who live here.
The boys are normally very good. They share food, drink, the backyard and the bed. Occasionally when they are feeling extreme generous they allow D and I to not only share the bed with them but actually sleep in a some what human position.
However, when you consider that we share the home with our very own mini-pack of canines you can bet disputed will arise from time to time. Yesterday evening was one of these times.One of these famous disputes arose late yesterday evening. Amazingly enough it was over a plastic green rubber ball the size of a golf ball that we humans paid a mere 1.00 for the day we picked Cin up from the airport. You must understand however that the canine value of this ball if oh I would say about enough to fund one human a trip around the world….three time.
The result of this dispute is clearly noted below in the picture you see. Once the war broke out D grabbed Bentley and made a dash for one bedroom while I tried to calm Amos. Currently Amos is what we call the Bully around here. He is largest and sometimes the meanest but by far he is not the bravest! We have come to learn that bravery in the canine world normally comes in a small package. Such as the 20 pound Jack Russell who truly with every bit of the fur on his little body believes he is at least 100 pounds.
The same JR who beat up the Beagle over the little green ball!

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Goodbye Ebay

D and I have been talking about it for some time now and we decided today was the day. I have had the EBay store for several years now and it has been a great & wonderful journey. However with my website doing increasing well and the desire to put more money into advertising we have shut down and said our goodbyes to EBay. Over the past few months most of my regular eBay shoppers have migrated over to the website and while the activity on the site has boomed the eBay activity had declined. I know there will be some people who are upset about the whole thing. There are those die hard eBay shoppers who refuse to even look elsewhere. Those people simple don’t understand the fees involved with selling on EBay.D has been working not stop to promote my site and he his put much hard work into it. So it seems the eBay thing has just kind of faded out of the picture for us. So it is time to move on and focus only on the website! The site has traveled such a long way since we started and we both now feel is it is a stand alone project.

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