Sunday, March 31, 2013


Last year I happened to be in Louisville the day U of L won the game that advanced them into the NCAA Final Four.   It was so much fun being there as the entire town celebrated.


Today  U of L  advanced again to the Final Four.  Congratulations Cards!

Friday, March 29, 2013

73/365 -- Roaming Gnome

One day last fall I noticed Little Dog roaming around the back yard with something strange in her mouth.  My first thought was "Oh Lord! What does she have this time?"



It turned out that she was carting around a small terra cotta gnome that lived in my garden.  I was curious why she carting him around the yard but I didn't worry about it too much. She's a strange little dog. She's done weirder things than this before.


A few minutes later I did a bit more investigating and finally figured out what the fascination was with Mr. Gnome.  It turns out the gnome is hollow, and a small critter had crawled all the way up inside.


After some careful negotiation (I'm sure bribery with a doggy cookie was involved) I managed to get the gnome away from Little Dog. The tiny critter scurried out while Bianka was distracted and he lived to tell the tale. 


Today was another story.   Little Dog has officially opened "hunting season" in  the back yard. Today she  captured another furry critter who wasn't as lucky as the one stowed away in the gnome.  

So Bianka 1 Vermin 0.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I'm so so SOOOOOOOOO ready for Spring to show up.   I'm ready to garden. Ready for allergies. Ready to see my little house look like this again.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013


When momentum is lost, go to your standard and post a cute picture of the dog.


Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Okay, I admit it. I fell off the wagon with my posting. Honestly, I sort of counted on in it happening eventually. Really does anyone care? Leave it to my dear ol' dad to give me the kick in the rear I needed to get going again. I guess if I neglect to post he begins to worry about me.

So let's just say my blog took a little two week vac-a. Everyone needs a break some time.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

68/365 |Ruby|

I know most people prefer the photos of bright and big smiles.  I love those too, but there is such a sweetness to this image.  I love both their expressions so much .   I thought it was appropriate for Mother's Day. (I know you're saying to yourself, "But its not Mother's day for a couple more months?")  Thanks to my friends in the UK I now know that today is Mother's Day there. We'll go with that. :)



I've been giving Mr. Boyfriend some cooking lessons.  I think now he's showing off.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Twice this week my coworkers I've come into work to find fruit on my desk.  Normally it's bananas, a not-so-subtle hint to make banana bread. Today it was tiny banans and a bag of apples.   I'll have to come up with something else.

a gift from the fruit fairy.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Last year I took this photo just  two weeks after the one I posted two days ago. What a difference a few weeks makes.


Sunday, March 3, 2013


Today I'm remembering West Liberty.  I'm sure a lot of people are.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

60/365 Heart-shaped pockets

Here is another preview from my session last week.  This was one  of the last photos I took during the session and it turned out to be one of my favorites.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Bianka's rule #153 When there is activity in the kitchen be sure to observe the activity while standing on three legs. Standing with one paw in the air is cute and you just might get a treat.



Today was Mama Heis' last round of radiation.  After six and half weeks she's done. Whooo Hooo!!!  Big hugs to you Mom!


Okay I got behind oh well. I'm going to keep going. Who cares


When I was trying to come up with something to eat the other night, I found one of these massive sweet potatoes in my pantry.    I'm not sure what dad has done to grow them so big but they are HUGE.  And just one of these (or part of one) is enough to make up a batch of yummy Sweet Potato Quesadillas.