Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dark Day

Yes, a part of my childhood has died...Davy Jones, of Monkees fame, has passed away!  I'm at a loss for words at the moment.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Oscars

This was sorta weird, yet funny:

Getting Older

This past Saturday was my 48th birthday.  I've reached that point in my life when I've starting to dread upcoming birthdays...especially since 50 is looming ahead in just a couple of years. Most people tell me that I look to be in my late 30s rather than my late 40s (thanks to good genes!!) but turning 50 is somewhat scary for me.  That means I'm a half century old!  Yikes!  I certainly don't feel as old as I am, except perhaps when I'm climbing steps and my knees are making that horrible crunching sound or the fact that I now have to wear bifocals.

The one thing I've noticed about myself, especially since my 40s is that I no longer care what people think about what I wear and I've adopted brighter colors in my wardrobe as well.  When I was in my 20s and 30s, just about every thing I owned was black.  I also find that I wear more jewelry too.  And the older I get, the funkier the pieces I buy have become.  Just watch this fabulous video that a good friend sent me.  This has given me a whole new outlook on getting older!  What a hoot these women are!!!  Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mr. Bigglesworth

This is Mooby.  He definitely has that air of entitlement.  Just look at him take over my old chair!  He looks like he's poised to take over the world with his evil deeds!

Mooby, plotting to take over the world with his EVIL plan!

Actually, Mooby has warmed up to me considerably since I've moved in.  Last night he even came to me when I called him, something he NEVER did before.  I still can't pick him up without him screaming bloody murder, but he is making small strides in trusting me.  He even gets up with me in the morning, and we have a short play session with the laser pointer.   Damn you Mooby!  I will win you over with my charms!  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012


Ed and I have decided to part with the enormous collection of Lava Lamps in our home (all are his).  Seriously, who in their right mind owns five lava lamps??  I can see one or two...but five?!!  We will keep one, but the rest must say adieu.  I love Ed but his taste in lamps is weird.  He has a skull head with a light inside it, as well as a large plastic pile of bones and skulls that light up.  For some reason, he keeps them out year round, not just on Halloween...which I find odd.

He also has not one, but two of those plasma ball know, those lights that have plasma beams and when you touch the ball, the beams move towards your hand.  One of the plasma balls is held by a golden Buddha (where the hell does he find this stuff??).  

Anyway, I think both of us are struggling to let go of things, but we are both trying to make an effort.  Both of us are looking to create a more minimalist look in our home.  Next up will most likely be the souvenir brown glass mug collection in the kitchen...(Also Ed's).  Looking at these make me feel like I'm back in my grandmother's house.  

Getting rid of stuff has been liberating, but I must say that I almost cried when I had to say goodbye to these guys....


Friday, February 3, 2012


Just wanted to share some wonderful news...Mugsy has a new home!  Last night, I met up with my best friend Pam and her Uncle Paul.  Apparently Paul is retired and lives alone and is a huge animal lover.  He had been looking for a furry friend, and now he has one!  Pam emailed me this morning to let me know that Paul has Mugsy set up in his other bedroom, but last night Mugsy went to Pauls room and spent the night.  Sounds like they will be best buds.  I'm very happy for the Mugster and of course for Paul, who is thrilled to have a furry friend to keep him company.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

Well, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter...but lately it has been feeling more like spring!  Yesterday it was over 60 degrees out!  I know that everyone in my office was suffering from Spring Fever yesterday, even though its only the beginning of February.  Ed keeps warning me that we should brace ourselves for a massive snowfall soon, but so far we have only seen about 2" total this winter, which is unusual. 

I'm not sure why this ritual is so popular, especially since Phil is only correct about 30% of the time with his predictions!  Honestly, if you think about it, its a stupid ritual that they have been doing since 1887!  hard to fathom that it has gone on as long as it has.  You stand out in the cold for hours, waiting for a groundhog to emerge from a stump to tell you whether or not there will be an early spring....hardly sounds like a tourist attraction.  Oddly enough, going to see Phil is an item on some bucket lists out there.  I suppose I would put it in my bucket list too, especially since I love the movie Groundhog Day and have always wanted to go at least once in my life to say I did it.  My sister went many years ago and told me that it was ok, but that the town was a bit rundown and dirty.  I'm sure that they have cleaned it up since then, because it now attracts tourists from other countries too.  Perhaps one of these days I'll head out to Punxsutawney.


Since moving last month, I've been re-assessing my home and possessions and have made a decision to get rid of my fawns.  Trying to take a more minimalistic approach to decorating my home.  At the moment, it looks more like a thrift store than a home, and its making us crazy!  So goodbye Bambi, Fawny and all your little buddies...I will miss you!

 Two vintage Bambi's that I rescued from the trash a few years ago

 Its been a rather warm winter this year, I think this has been the only snowfall so far this winter!  

This flocked fawn was my favorite

Two plastic fawn buddies (Already sold these two, along with the flocked fawn)

Its not much of a collection, I know, but I enjoyed them while I had them.  Hoping that they will be able to bring a smile to someone else's face now.