It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Friday, July 22, 2011

I may never get back to my blog again.....

Harley joined our household yesterday.  It will never be the same.  Hadn't really planned on a puppy but was browsing the classifieds and there he was.  When I spoke to breeder, I was hooked.  A puppy raised in a household by two caring individuals with both parents present.  So off we went.  (Have I told you that my husband has a heart of gold, from time to time?)  
Three hours later we were home with our bundle of joy.  Wow, had we forgotten alot about raising a puppy.   This little guy is eleven weeks old, paper trained and clearly has a mind of his own.  My vision of him in his kennel at night was clearly not his vision.  By three in the morning I was seeing it his way and we both were dozing on the couch in the office.
Today, the top came off the kennel and a pet gate was installed at the laundry room door.  There, now isn't that just about perfect, Harley?  Absolutely NOT.  When we left for 15 minutes, he hurled himself at the gate and escaped into the house...just as he had planned.
We are losing, losing, losing to this 4 pound giant.  He will take over our house.  I just know it!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Backyard 'nectar'


We are in the hot steamy time of year in Florida but things are happening in the back yard.  Our pentas bloom no matter the heat or weather, our citrus ripens, the anthurium are blooming along with a few orchids and...surprise, surprise a lone gardenia bloom graces the hedge at the side of the yard.  So in spite of the heat, there are compensations.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Welcome to Scattered....

I am not quite sure about blogs but I have enjoyed reading others and wanted to share a bit the many things that grab my interest.  I am not unlike the hummingbirds on this page, flitting from one bit of nectar to the next.  However I am not small and certainly not as quick as I once that???

Moving right along, one of my 'bits of nectar' is Zentangle.  For the past year it has provided a calming 'place' as well as a challenge and a bit of entertainment.  Who would guess that I could produce something worth sharing?  The great thing about Zentangle is that there are no mistakes, you just 'recreate' as you go along.  Unlike knitting where you end up with a hole, or baking where it falls flat, or golf where it flies off points unknown, this simply is.

That said, I have followed I am the Diva blog for quite a while and participate each week.  Sometimes I email my entry, sometimes I don't.  This week, Challenge 29 was for us to use something weighted to create our 'string' (the outline we work within, or without).  This was my entry.  Now I will have some fun on my own.