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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
We had lived in New Hampshire in our first house, seen below a couple of clicks, for over ten years.
Here is the missus and our old dog Petey on our first arrival in this house. He was nearly 19 years old, and that evening he came in, looked around, and fell asleep on a trash bag. He was the absolute BEST little dog, and passed away 6 weeks after we moved in. It really was like he wanted to help us move and get settled, and then his work was done....man, I miss him....
And here is our house in the New Hampshire woods. It was small, but had skylights, wood floors, was wide open inside on its own little hilltop at the end of a dirt road, woods all around. We still own the land across the street, 3 house lots, and at the bottom of this post you can click the link and buy them from us :)
So here is the missus in fron of THIS house last summer....
...and here is the purple house in January :)
(you can find the land listed here, and buy it! This realtor, go to the QUICK SEARCH button and put in Mls Number: MLS#: 2794293)
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I was taking pics of our chubby old kitten Emily and sipping a wee dram when it occured to me I ought to write a wee little haiku:
Silly kitten knows:
Ears, face, whiskers, mouth, tongue,
Are funny sideways.
Brilliant. Nighty night all :)
Bad Azz Beagle!
So Penny is helping me FB this morning, as you might expect, and later I notice she is hanging around our Easter Beagle display (you will notice the hopeful Sunshine Snoopy on the right, the one with sandals) because of course we have 3 stuffed Easter Beagles, and then, rather rudely to my mind, Georges Le Soq sees the camera and he jumps in saying "me, photograph ME!" although I don't know what he has to do with beagles OR Easter...
The wife settles in for the French roast, the 5 grain porridge and the bagel with PB and J and Emily, our chubby old kitten, settles in with her. And is checking out the bagel (Emily kitten LOVES cream cheese, but there was none today)
"wait, you don't like peanut butter" sez the wife to the kitten sniffing the bagel, but the wife takes a finger full of pb and holds it out "OHMYGOD she is eating the peanut butter!" sez the wife and, do I have to tell you, the kitten comes back for MORE....kinda waiting for the HURLING sound from the closet now...
Speaking of cats and all, check out this totally groovy painted pair of cups and saucers I made :)
mmm, sounds so good, esp. with the crowd having so much fun....
Monday, March 29, 2010
ANYWAY, Penny is quite portable....and yesterday the wife is like
"MAKE PIZZA, BOY"
and I am like "YES ma'am" and then.....
today I am like "gosh, shall I boil up some frozen spinach for dinner???" and the wife is like
"MAKE PIZZA, BOY" and I am like, grabbing the yeast and the flour and saying
today midday Benji calls from from the road
"dude, whassup?" and I am like
"whassup???" and it goes back and forth for several minutes like that dumb TV AD years ago for Bud, and it turns out Benji is on the road because one of his girlfriend's fish tanks sprang a leak and he was awakened from a sound sleep at 11:30 this morning, and like, called into action to save this sexy young Blonde's FISH.
Un huh. Right.
Anyway, he comes on over to talk STRATEGY and art and blogging and we gossip about YOU (we really did! honest!) and there is the usual dog cuddling and tussle with the ever obnoxious Georges Le Soq....
(dishes by Gary Rith) Becky Jo last week is like "I am making little tiny dishes for teabags" and I am like "hey, I could try that!" and she is like "make a piggy on its back showing its belly!" which is a brilliant idea, and then I made some others....I'd say they are good for lots of things, even as spoon rests or as a small candy dish....
Twas a totally windy day yesterday, windy and COLD but we took one of the kites over to the park and holy cats twas fun....
Emily lets it all hang out---you probably don't want to visit us anymore, do you, seeing how we act at the table with the cats and dogs....
Tony came along to fly kites....
That little speck in the middle is me and the kite, Mount Pleasant in the back ground
this is the wife's back, looks kinda stormy eh?
Sunday, March 28, 2010
"that's enough with the YES YES dream blog posts. You can get away with it this time" and I am like,
"oh yes, sure" but look at me, pushing that envelope again
(the first 2 years I blogged the wife forbade me to blog her, but then I started to ignore her wishes)
She is looking tres cool here with this graffiti, NO?
In other news, this being supposedly a POTTERY blog, here is a pair of sitting piggy banks. I like the usual kind of piggy bank, but those are a common idea, this is MY idea. The sitting piggy with the slot in the back.
Goofy Kim (below under the pile of dogs etc), also known as farmer Kim, is like "I am coming up for a tractor conference and we are like "sure thing! Viva Tacos for the 5th Saturday out of 6????"
...mmmm, you love Blondie....
Saturday, March 27, 2010
(pots by Gary Rith--new glaze on the right hand piece, awesome isn't it? I forgot to sharpen the image OH WELL)
Penny and Emily showing some rare sisterhood...
Friday, March 26, 2010
Nobody invited Georges Le Soq, but he somehow hitched a ride. He was like "mon AMI I am wearing ze, how you say, PARTY SHIRT" and we are like "uh huh" and stuff him away in the bag....
Tommy was, of course in fine form, and we have managed to get Beth dislodged from her young kids so she can act like a kid herself for a little while....she has a huge mega-watt movie star smile doesn't she?
WHY SAY, moi and milady Maude.....
well yes, things did get a little wild....
Glenwood Pines is on this gorgeous hillside above the lake. Nice shot of us standing on the lake, eh? (where did the lake go? Taking pics of yourself tis a challenge)
Looking at this, you might think I had been working hard. You would be mistaken. BTW, if you are ever looking to get a beagle? Get the smaller, cuter size. A LOT more useful.
Saw that stupid movie THE HANGOVER last night. This tune was on there, and I love it so, and I squiggled it down on my hand in the dark as a reminder....
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