Friday, March 27, 2015

Molly the Cat's Shadow

"Who is that?" asked Molly the Cat.

"That's your shadow."

"Make it stop following me."

"We have to go inside then."

"No," said Molly the Cat. "It better know that I do the leading around here!"

Molly the Cat and I are participating in The Weekend in Black and White, hosted by Dragonstar. Please click here to see B&W works by cool bloggers around the world.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Dude, The Husband -- So Sweet!

My favorite sweets are lemon chiffon ice cream, cherry pie, chocolate cake, and, of course, the Husband!

The other week when I posted one of the Husband's cartoons of Quagmire the Slacker, I mentioned that Quagmire's girlfriend's name is Granola.  Some of you were curious about how she looked.  I asked the Husband if I may share my favorite cartoon of the duo for the letter S in my series of him for Alphabe Thursday.  "Sure," he said. "What's the word?"

"You'll have to wait," I said. "So, you can be surprised."

Can you guess why this cartoon of the Husband's is one of my favorites?

Yup. Because it shows how Quagmire is so sweet. Just like the Dude that is the Husband.

Jenny Matlock

To check out other S posts in Alphabe Thursday, hosted by the lovely Jenny Matlock, please click here

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Knocking Our Heads

My ABC Wednesday theme: The Mama and Her Authentic
Green Thumbs. . .and Fingers
Last week I was transplanting iris under the lemon tree for the Mama, and I kept knocking my head on the same lemon branch. You'd think I would remember after the first collision. Or, the second time. Or, even the third time. . . . Once I harvest the lemon off this particular branch, it's getting pruned.

I love the Mama's backyard. So does the Husband. The one problem we have is that when all the trees and vegetables have completely bursted forth with their leaves and fruit, we can't walk around the yard without knocking our heads on the low branches, bumping into bushes and vines, and stubbing our toes along the narrow pathways. It's not too bad for me since I'm short, but the Husband, uh-uh. There are a couple places he can walk around at full height and without him grumbling, "This place is too small!"

It goes without saying, but I will anyway, that everything about the yard is perfect for the Mama. (And Molly the Cat, who wants you to know that she is in the second photo in case you don't see her.) But, then the Mama created the backyard of a vegetable garden and mini fruit orchard. She charmed the trees to be at the perfect height for her to harvest many of the fruits.

Mischievous her though has been allowing the chayote vines to climb up a couple of the trees, which means that we often have to wait until the wind blows them down. So far, none of them have knocked anyone's head off.

Here's the Mama shuffling gracefully in her backyard of a jungle in the Summer of 2012:

It's ABC Wednesday, a meme began by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and headed today by Roger Green and his helpers. Click here to read posts around today's letter K.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

John Steinbeck Said . . .

The Husband and I had a wonderful time wandering about on our monthly 23rd date. We saw quite a lot of amazing and interesting stuff and met some very nice people during  our travels.  One of our stops was the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. If you're into John Steinbeck, you'd like this museum. It's all about Steinbeck and his works.

There was so much for me to see, to read, and to absorb as I went from exhibit to the next. Reading the honesty and wonder in Steinbeck's words was like breathing in oxygen.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Six Elvis

Say hello to  Six Elvis, everyone.

He's one of my artsy-craftsy calendar dates. His hair reminded me of Elvis Presley, hence, the Elvis part of his name. 

Here's how he looked when he was drawn on February 6.

That's it for today. The Husband and I are off on our 23rd-of-the-month date. We're actually going to get out of town this time. See ya!