Thursday, May 26, 2016
My bedbugs
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Wise words:

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
Doggie stretch:

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So funny:

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Oak leaf hydrangea
They smell of honey. 
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
If you form a lap, they will come.
They pile up like furry monkey bread. 
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Thursday, May 05, 2016
In which your humble narrator levitates:
I've been fraught with anxiety over the grading of my big paper in The Hardest English Class I've ever taken. In truth, it's been quite technical and in the weeds, of necessity. It's a Senior/Grad course, and I've struggled a bit. The research paper makes the bulk of the grade, and I was worried about passing.  I went with my gut and wrote in a personable manner , rather than presenting the information in a technical, formal style. I guess my instinct wasn't too bad:

I am ecstatic. So relieved, and so happy to see a good payoff for my work this semester. Worth it. 
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Monday, May 02, 2016
Oh, you beautiful doll!
You great big beautiful doll!
So happy to see these grand sprays of blooms. *le sigh*

School will be out in 11 days, and maybe I can get some gardening done, then!

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Sunday, May 01, 2016
Sunday, Puppy Sunday: a proper lie-in
Here are all three pups. Praline is sentinel puppy and is permanently on watchdog duty, mostly. The wiener and chiweenie, however, will eke out every possible second of snuggles. They are my teeny tiny toasties!
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Read 'em and steep:
I have the most outstanding coffee/tea mug that I found at an estate sale recently for .50. I near soiled  myself when I saw it, honey, because it was awesome. Awesome. 

I saw Shakespeare by the frame, and looked on the bottom of the mug: Wedgwood, honey. 

I've been enjoying tea and coffee in this mug all the more for the mug. I decided to peek at eBay and see if I could find more. 1964, Stratford-Upon-Avon Advisory Council.  Crap. I've seen the last of the fifty cent versions of these: there's a buy it now on eBay for $55.00. There's also a buy it now version for $21.96, but it's in England, and I'll bet the postage makes it closer to the $55 version. 

Turns out this was one of a series of five lithographed mugs designed by Wedgwood artist Victor Skellern to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare. 

Well, no spares for me, but I'll contininue to
enjoy my cuppa, Bard-style. :)

Or maybe I should sell it...?

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
It's still here:
These photos were taken before the big storm on Tuesday night. Fortunately, nothing too dreadful happened in my neghborhood during the storm. 

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Oh, you beautiful doll!
So glad I'll get to see my oak leaf hydrangea blooming this year. I've been watching daily for a plague of caterpillars to rob me of my pleasure. The first wee blossoms have emerged. 

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Sunday, Puppy Sunday: my little prince
Chuy is the most excellent boy. :)

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Eagerly anticipating
My Oak Leaf Hydrangea is finally about to bloom!  I bought my house in 2010, and the plant was blooming when I planted it that spring. However, a year later it was ready to bloom when a marauding army of caterpillars came through and ate everything that was blooming, and half of what wasn't blooming. The plant survived, but never out flower spikes out again until now. I'm so excited. :)

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