Monday, January 31, 2011

Ginger Dog

Hi Everyone! Yesterday I bought some of those "toning" shoes for walking. Bill said, "You are going to fall." Ha ha ha! I hope he's wrong! Anyway, I grabbed my iPod, my phone, and my camera and ventured out into the neighborhood. Guess who I met? Ginger. Her frustrated owner said, "Oh, she's looking for a new home." She didn't mean it but Ginger is evidently "high maintenance" and keeps her busy human friend even more busy! There isn't much to take pictures of this winter. The weather is supposed to turn VERY cold and just now the icebergs in the lawn are almost gone. Oh well. I remain ever hopeful for SNOW DAYS.

Funny Face. Isn't she darling?

Licking her lips!

Nice to meet ya! See ya!

So many twigs! Can you think of something I could make out of twigs?

This morning I read from The Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle. Good stuff. I popped over to Sharon Lovejoy's blog and discovered two authors I hadn't heard of. Delight! I ordered a few of their works FREE for my Kindle. Well, a few books cost a dollar or two. Sharon's post about a lighthouse was a sweet little "good morning" and now I miss the sea. Oh well. Off to school. Guess what our unit question is? What does LOVE have to do with LIFE? We are going to read Romeo and Juliet (honors) and West Side Story (regular) and I can't wait to guide them in our exploration of family love, community love, altruistic love, romantic love, FRIENDSHIP. Which reminds me . . . thank you for YOUR friendship. Bye bye January! HELLO LOVE month!


Betty said...

I love Ginger, hope you meet her again - she is my kind of dog, probably a highly strung yappy dog! Amber would approve (same colouring you see). I have been scribbling and even painting in the margins of my book today, just like you do! What to do with twigs? well some of those beautiful crosses from your book of home made crosses, maybe? I like trees, leaves and twigs more than flowers you know. Have fun at school today.

wayside wanderer said...

I would love to come sit in on your class. You are a blessing, Pom Pom!
Hugs from Texas,

Gigi said...

Hi Pom! I'm with Leslie. I want to sit in on your class too -- bet I'd learn a lot!
p.s. Wishing you snow days!

Anonymous said...

Ginger...what a cutie! Wish I was in your class too. :) Hooray for February, we are closer to spring now! xxx

Brad M said...

Loverly post, hopefully the current storm will close your is co - o - old! Love you so much! If you get snowed out of school call me and chat!


Green thumb said...

Hello sweet lady!
Please let me know if your shoes work! ;-)
Have a happy week!

Kerri said...

Ooh I love wintry twigs. You could make a twiggy wreath.

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

I am up earlier than usual today (3:00 a.m.) as a huge wind storm just blew in, so loud it woke me up. We have chimes in our front yard and they are going mad right now, having a conversation with the wind. I hope you get a Snow Day, I can remember hoping and hoping for one. A Snow Day is like a free day, an extra day all to oneself. I don't know if we'll get a snow this year in Austin, but sometimes our coldest weather comes in February. I love those photos of the twigs. I love Kerri's idea of the wreath. xo Kari

Left-Handed Housewife said...

There is an amazing North Carolina named Patrick Doughterty who makes art out of sticks, twigs, branches ... it's amazingly beautiful. Here's a link:

Enjoy! Hope you get a snow day!


magsmcc said...

C. S. Lewis The Four Loves (Masters!)

Melissa said...

I can't wait for West Side Story. And I am so excited for Love Month. It is my absolute favorite month of the year. Love and Black history month, it's just great. Hope you enjoy your snow day!

Gumbo Lily said...

Ginger's a cutie. Something to make with sticks....yes, I saw something at the art museum.

Hello Love Month and sending my love to you, Pommy!


*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

so lovely to meet ginger
she has put a skip into my day :o)

thank you so much for visiting my place again, i am always happy to see you and very happy to come and visit you here too. your blog is both inspiring and has a wonderful sense of fun :o)

warmest spring tinted (it's in the air) blessings and hugs xxx


SusanB-knits said...

Happy Birthday Miss Bug on Groundhog Day!!

The dB family said...

Ginger is beautiful! She must have sass to go with her beauty :o).

You could make an arbor with all those twigs.

I'm glad it's love month!