Thursday, May 28, 2015

Today's Lesson

If you don't know what it is - DON'T TOUCH IT!!!

Because it is five thousand baby garden spiders - whom you have now set free...

Underneath your open windowsill...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day everyone  – remember our veterans - today and every day.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Jurassic Court

Beasties of all sizes live here!

Apparently a dinosaur lost his toenail in our yard. 

No really, I swear.  I have it here in my hand.

Rosie found it…and then she hid it.

Unfortunately for little Miss Rosie (she is not the smartest little beastie in the land) she hid it somewhere she could not retrieve it.

Generally puppy shares with me her finds or if she knows I won’t like them – she puts them under a bed.  Being a Dachshund, she can walk under the beds in the house standing normally– she’s short (it’s a thing with the girls here).  

But this one – this big giant toenail was super special – what a find – right here in Detroit, a Dino toenail – this is no woolly mammoth (which would also be cool) – right here – on our property.  This had to go somewhere special.

For three days she was trying to get at something under the dresser.  Ah, the dresser – not something that gets a lot of attention or cleaning underneath.   So I knew the dust bunnies were massive and to be honest, I wasn’t exactly anxious to see what she had been chest diving for (I didn’t smell anything dead – but hey, you never know).  And actually her chest worked as a good duster for the first 6 inches under the dresser.    

Finally, finally after three days I grabbed a flashlight and looked under.  

I’ve never seen anything like that in my life, what the hell is it?  Turn, look at the dog – who is super exited I am going to extricate it for her.  

But alas, I am not.  I’m not touching it.  This is a job for hubby man and I am going to leave it for him.

So with the find of the Dino Toenail somewhere in our yard, I assume we are going to become a popular little part of town.  Can’t be any more traffic than the Baptist Church across the street right? Well, if they had picks and backhoes that is…

I swear I heard a weird noise outside a few nights ago – but it was so loud, I was afraid to peek out and look, must have been the sound a Dino makes when he stubs his toe and looses a nail.   

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Anybody Got A Spare?

Ah shopping – spring is here, the kiddies need some new toys for the yard – you know, so they can get out of the house and play in the sunshine.

Why don’t we grab one of those cute little pink heart strollers or perhaps it’s a shopping cart?? Anyway, the kids can stuff things in it and roll around with their collection (i.e. small dogs, twigs, leaves, rocks, stuffies – whatever). 

Oh wait, the first one is broken – missing a wheel. 

Oh my, look – the third one is also missing a wheel.  Hmm, the last one is backwards and crooked – they are hiding another missing wheel on the front right.

So – let me get this straight.  This is a main display in the front of the store.  These little stroller/carts are prominently displayed on a middle rack – eye level.  Key real estate in any store.  

And they are BROKEN?

But even if you picked up the only one that wasn’t broken – how much faith would you have that it wouldn’t break by the time you got to the checkout?  I mean – that is a legitimate worry – three of four are already busted.

This is a major retailer – I would hope they could do better…  Especially when it is so easy to write things off and get a manufacturers credit.  

Don’t get it – other than we are all so desperate for a little spring around here that color – in any shape, whole or broken – is a welcome site, a main display even…

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Two and One Half Margaritas

That is the exact amount of liquor it takes to get through Mothers Day flawlessly ….