Monday, December 31, 2012

31 december

a cool and dreary end to the month

spending New Year's Eve with friends

Wishing all a safe and happy celebration!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

29 december

This orange pretzel nylabone is Flash's new favorite toy.

Friday, December 28, 2012

28 december

putting away the Christmas stuff today . . .

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

26 december

shadows on the wall as the sun shines through the dining room window this morning

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

25 december

a new bone for the Beagle

Merry Christmas to All!

Monday, December 24, 2012

24 december

Sunkist Cara Cara Navel Orange

Sunday, December 23, 2012

23 december

sign on the door at the local Food Pyramid grocery store

Saturday, December 22, 2012

22 december

I snapped this image of the navigation screen in my husband's car as we left the mall after an afternoon of shopping.

Friday, December 21, 2012

21 december

an ornament for my Christmas tree,
a gift from my aunt.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

19 december

Beagle ornament on my Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

18 december

Hallmark Doggie Delites Vend-Dog-Matic Christmas ornament

Monday, December 17, 2012

17 december

Hallmark Santa ornament on my tree ... with some photo editing

Sunday, December 16, 2012

16 december

I mailed a package of homemade peanut butter doggie cookies to my cousin's Doberman.
Here's an image my cousin posted to facebook of Jaxson with his treats.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

15 december

picked up a spiral cut ham at the local grocery, a gift from my husband's employer this holiday season

Friday, December 14, 2012

14 december

USPS postage stamps
Santa and sleigh

These cheerful Santa and Sleigh (Forever®) stamps portray Santa Claus flying through the air in his sleigh. With a cargo of toys and gifts produced in his workshop by elves, he lands on the rooftop of house after house and slides down the chimney to leave presents for girls and boys of all ages.

Santa's annual journey is joyfully captured in this block of four holiday stamps, with two rows of two stamps each presenting a “classic” image of Santa and his reindeer circling around snow-covered rooftops.

Though his roots go much further back, the modern Santa Claus, the giver of gifts, captured the American imagination in the Revolutionary War era. At that time, understandably critical of English traditions, people looked to the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas for cultural cues and seasonal inspiration. Since then, Santa has become more popular, and is today beloved by millions of children who write him letters, track his progress on the Internet, and leave him milk and cookies as tokens of their esteem.

To their cards and letters and yours, these stamps will add a dash of holiday merriment. Double-check your mailing list so you don't forget anyone nice!

And to help make sure Santa visits children who might not otherwise have any gifts to open at Christmas, join “Operation Santa.” Here's how it works: Register at any participating U.S. Post Office and read letters to Santa from participating boys and girls. Select a letter and provide gifts for the writer! Operation Santa observes its 100th anniversary in 2012. Although USPS began receiving letters addressed to Santa more than 100 years ago, it was in 1912 that Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock authorized local postmasters to allow postal employees and citizens to respond to the letters. This program became known as Operation Santa. Today, hundreds of thousands of elves across the country are helping Santa make his rounds!

Artist Paul Rogers worked with art director Howard Paine to create this block of four holiday stamps. These computer-generated images were originally drawn in pencil on paper.

The Santa and Sleigh (Forever®) stamps are being issued in double-sided booklets of 20 self-adhesive stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Made in the USA.

Issue Date: October 11, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

13 december

holiday candy in a vintage candy dish

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 december

an early Christmas delivery, a pool table for my husband

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

11 december

treats for the dogs

four ingredients, and so easy

Peanut Butter Doggie Bones

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.
Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Monday, December 10, 2012

10 december

my son and a friend made a recipe of red velvet cake balls over the weekend

Sunday, December 9, 2012

9 december

Jazzy and Flash

Saturday, December 8, 2012

8 december

My sister's handwritten rum balls recipe

remembering my sister on this day

Friday, December 7, 2012

7 december

A visit with friends today at Karla's lovely home decorated for Christmas.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5 december

Gregg served a delicious vanilla butter cream cake for dessert at our Christmas get together this afternoon.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2 december

Neighborhood Christmas decorations

Saturday, December 1, 2012

1 december

Nice dinner with friends at the fish market last night.

Friday, November 30, 2012

30 november

tickets went on sale this morning

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

25 november

a lovely autumn day in northeast Oklahoma; most the leaves have fallen from the trees by now

Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 november

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

21 november

Thanksgiving grocery shopping

Friday, November 16, 2012

16 november

universal remote control

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

13 november

Coca-Cola Freestyle touch screen soda fountain

Monday, November 12, 2012

12 november

Oklahoma State Cowboy's mascot Pistol Pete arriving on the football field
before the start of the OSU vs WVU game at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

11 november

Happy Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

10 november

Oklahoma State University football
at Boone Pickens Stadium

Friday, November 9, 2012

9 november

a beautiful day in northeast Oklahoma ~ breezy, sunny and currently 79 degrees

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

7 november

picking up a prescription for Jazzy Beagle at Walgreen's

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

6 november

Election Day 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

3 november

rearranging furniture in the family room
and dropping new internet and TV cable connections

Friday, November 2, 2012

2 november

Northeast Oklahoma, Osage County
shot these images this afternoon while visiting with friends
this is the back yard view

Thursday, November 1, 2012

1 november

Bob and Fred, the red eared sliders, have been basking in the sun all afternoon.
It's currently 80 degrees in northeast Oklahoma on this first day of November.
Lovely weather!