Thursday, January 3, 2013

A little of this and a little of that…


I realized when I was looking through my photos that I didn’t share anything from our Christmas celebration.  So here you go… 

This year because I wasn’t at 100% things were a bit on the light side for the holidays, but that didn’t keep me from wrapping things in a “green” way.  Here’s my son Evan with one of his gifts.  When I was looking through a magazine for some kind of decorative something to use, I saw some print that said “ot” so I went with it all the way.  This present was “ot NAVE”.   He figured it out.  Smart kid!


One of my favorites this year was from Carrie who wraps things to within an inch of their lives.  This particular package had part of the present on the outside.  That is the button that says, “I’ve called him Ishmael.”  I love that!  Because I have read Moby Dick all the way through and I loved it!  I wear that button proudly.  She also got me a fish-eye lens (maybe there was a theme there), which I am still trying to figure out…but I’m having fun doing it.


Of course, Olive couldn’t be overlooked.  She got this cool bumper sticker that will be put on the golf cart as soon as the weather permits.  She will be even more proud to ride down to the beach in the golf cart now.


Even with the snow and cold, Evan has been taking her out for walks every day.  She knows she’s a lucky dog.  And though she is smarter than an honor student, it doesn’t mean she can be off lead.  Of course, maybe some honor students could use a leash, too…I don’t know.


Here’s a beautiful female cardinal who has been hanging around a lot lately.  You know, I think the females are more striking than the males.  Sure the males are more showy and colorful but the females have that understated beauty and that fabulous orange beak.


I’m telling you that it’s really cold out there today.  This lamp is probably happy to be covered with snow.  Keep warm, everyone, and carry on.



8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

olive deserves some spoiling. :)

i, too, love the female cardinals.

MEcoy said...

olive was really cute and that bird somehow reminds me of angry birds haha
oerhaps it looks like mad

Kerri said...

That bumper sticker is hilarious!
And of course i LOVE the cardinal :)

Deanna said...

delightful...especially the Olive sign...made me giggle. However, my Toby may top Olive in the smart department....he can walk off-leash. We mothers of dogs really love our dog-children, don't we!?

Brian King said...

I got a kick out of the ot NAVE! Very clever! Olive is a lucky little pooch! Your cardinal is beautiful!

Tanya said...

love the creativity you guys display in your wrapping! oh, olive, adorable!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Barbara, The holidays looked festive at your home and definitely creative. We have had a lot of cardinals at our feeders and males remain my favorite, but the female can be striking as well. No snow for us, but we did see some on our post Christmas road trip to New England.

Stratoz said...

Thanks for sharing your holidays. Quite an evolved pug you have, but I guess all pugs are highly evolved.