Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dog Tricks

My youngest son called yesterday afternoon to say hi and to give me this website: If you have read my older blogs you know about my Yorkshire Terrier, Sweet Pea, aka the Queen of the Circle. The dog on this website looks so much like Miss Pea that it is a little spooky. In fact, my sister wrote and asked me if it was Sweet Pea. If you like dogs, or enjoy interactive websites, you should check it out. Be sure to ask the dog to "kiss", as it is pretty funny.

I love things like this that I haven't a clue how they work, kind of like the old joke about the thermos bottle. Anyway, just a cute thing to visit and try your hand and getting the dog to respond.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Elizabeth, The Golden Age

Hubby and I just got back from seeing the new film, Elizabeth, the Golden Age. It was really interesting to me, a confirmed anglophile. I was reared in the Episcopal church, so Elizabeth I has always been a character in history that fascinated me.

The costuming was fabulous. Made me glad that I don't have to wear all those clothes and head gear! I was quite comfie in my jeans and sandals, thank you kindly! I had read a review that was less than glowing, but the reviewer and I are almost always polar opposites in our film tastes. There were a few historical licenses taken, I think, but all in all, it was worth the time spent.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Just got in this afternoon from Branson, via Oklahoma City. My sister provided hotel accomodations for her children and our mom and my hubby and me. It was a wonderful experience. We all had such a great time!

Branson Landing itself was a great place for all of us. We could just walk out of our hotel and find great places to eat and shop without going in a car. Or if we wanted to, we could go to shows and other shopping areas. I did more shopping last week than I have done in a LONG time...

We saw The Shepherd of the Hills play, Yakov Smirnoff, and a Broadway Review. All were great fun.

We're gearing up for next year...same place and hopefully same time.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Love to travel...hate to prepare to travel.

Had my pressure check today for my glaucoma...Dr. was pleased with results. She cracks me up-every time I go in she has the same question for me. Have you used your drops every day three times a day without fail for the last 3 months? I can tell you that I am sufficiently concerned about what might happen if I don't, that I DO!!! Even if I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and blindly search for that little bottle of bedtime drops!

Getting everything tidied up to leave again is not my best suit. I needed some things at the store, to make a bank run, a veterinarian run for the Queen's heartworm meds, blah, blah, blah.

All of this and the doctor's appt. before noon today. The rest of the day is very strictly scheduled (blogging isn't really on the schedule, but, oh well.). Paying bills, finishing clean up from the weekend, pest control company visit, laundry, packing, bathing and delivering Sweet Pea to her home away from home.

By the way, I must acknowledge my son's sister-in-law, who graciously keeps Sweet Pea for us when we travel. Alex loves the Queen and I think, as much as Her Majesty can deign to show, she loves Alex. At any rate, she runs right up to the house when we get there and even puts up with the resident CAT! Anyway, Alex is a Godsend...not everyone will put up with geriatric canine drama queens. Thank you is such a weak statement for all I feel.

I suppose I should get back to the scheduled events for the afternoon so we can take off in the morning. I will be letting you know how the trip goes...