Thursday, April 30, 2009


wine with dinner

Deep, berry flavors, a peppery character and a subtle overlay of oak. Cabernet Sauvignon stands up well to full-flavored dishes ~ hamburgers, steak, or rich, meat-sauced pasta dishes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Sunday afternoon view of the sky ahead of an approaching storm.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Aerosmith ~ tickets for the BOK concert went on sale Saturday!

Thanks to my son for my Mother's Day gift a couple years ago, I have a huge music file of everything Aerosmith from 1973 and on. Yeah, so why did I buy this CD last month?!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


My hostas are beginning to sprout.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009


Play tower (circa 1963) ~ closed
located at Sooner Park ~ Bartlesville, Oklahoma
designed by Bruce Goff

Thursday, April 23, 2009


A sunset view from my back yard around 8:15 pm yesterday evening.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I noticed several condensation trails across the sky yesterday afternoon. It was such a lovely day, clear blue sky and temperature in the mid seventies. Today should reach the mid eighties.

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Flash Beagle nose up close

The dogs are supposed to sit at the door before going out, but Flash always gets too excited, and scratches at the door. This video clip is from the same day as the Beagle nose photo. Flash seemed to be sneezing all day.

Monday, April 20, 2009


garden trellis and shadow

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Headed north on Highway 75 in NE Oklahoma earlier this month.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009


Quick and easy opening of wine bottles with the rabbit corkscrew.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


bunco winnings

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Kobe Doberman

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


tulip close up

Monday, April 13, 2009


Doberman nose up close

Results from today's x-rays and cardiac ultrasound show pulmonary edema and enlarged heart. Dilated cardiomyopathy tops the list of health concerns among Doberman owners.

begging for treats

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Yesterday evening on the back porch ~ I appreciate all the good thoughts sent for my sweet Kobe. :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009


daffodils and tulips

Friday, April 10, 2009


Vetmedin ~ Used in the management of certain types of congestive heart failure in dogs. This medication increases the ability of the heart to pump blood. This medication increases the heart muscle's ability to contract and also open up the blood vessels taking blood to and away from the heart. This reduces the heart's workload as it pumps blood throughout the dog's body.

Took Kobe for an exam today. She goes on Monday for a cardiac ultrasound.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


fresh spinach, strawberry and mandarin orange salad with poppy seed dressing

poppy seed dressing:

3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon poppy seed
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


and go get yourself some cheap sunglasses ~
ZZ Top, 'Cheap Sunglasses'

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I purchased this Fostoria glass dish at a favorite local antique shop. The etching on the glass reminds me of palm trees.

I'm sharing an additional photo today, as I'm remembering my dad on what would have been his 89th birthday:

Monday, April 6, 2009


Community Coffee

We've been discussing replacing our Mr. Coffee coffee maker with either a single cup coffee maker or an espresso machine . . .

Seriously, do I want an espresso machine?

Sunday, April 5, 2009


This photo of Kobe and Jazzy is from Friday morning as the sun was shining through the front door.

My husband bought Kobe for me in March of 1999. Baby turtles were 'rescued' from my husband's flooded office building in April of the same year. And then while my husband was away on a business trip in August 1999, I took my son to look at Beagle puppies . . . 1999 was the year for new pets at our house. :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Fred and Bob on a recent sunny day. Fred is the male ~ the one with the long toenails.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Tickets went on sale last Saturday for the REO Speedwagon / Styx / .38 Special concert at the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre on June 6. I bought a couple tickets for my son as part of his birthday gift. He celebrates his twenty-first birthday in May.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


The official salute to the flag of the State of Oklahoma:

I salute the flag of the State of Oklahoma. Its symbols of peace unite all people.

I didn't know there was a state flag pledge. I first moved to Oklahoma in 1981, and have lived in the state three other times since then.

The pledge was adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1982 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Oklahoma Statehood.

There are a number of other states that also have state flag pledges.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I looked down at the crochet ribbon necklace I put on with my white blouse, and decided it would be perfect for today's photo. I just love this necklace Dolores crocheted for me. The colors are perfect! :)