Friday, February 27, 2009

Hippo Birdies Deer Token

The day I got him:

Hippo birdies 2 ewes
hippo birdies 2 ewes
hippo birdies deer Token
hippo birdies 2 ewes
... and mini s'mores

Token turned 4 today. We celebrated with tbone (I had the steak, he got the bones). He chowed down on his bone for a solid hour and is now sleeping it off on a down comforter on the sofa.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Sun Peaks Out

The sun peaked out from behind the clouds just before sunset tonight - and was well worth the wait.

Baby girl has an ear infection and a sinus infection - she's on several prescription meds and is to call the doctor if not feeling better by Monday. Token went to the doggy beauty shop today and is, once again, the cutest dog evah. He had gotten very shaggy looking and his white eyebrows and the rest of his face was hidden by his overgrown bangs. He smells good and looks good and is strutting about the place as if it was a runway at some fancy fashion show. The groomer sent him home wearing a red bandana with little paw prints on it. He was not real cooperative for the pictures I took when we got home but the groomer said he was very well behaved and sweet.

Had a wee bit of snow last night but not enough to photograph. It melted away fairly quickly this morning. Had off and on raiin showers and/or hail today but the skies are clearing to the west and the weather dood is forecasting a partly sunny day Friday. Woohoo!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Weather dood said we could get up to one inch of snow on the beaches at the coast from Tillamook north into southern Washington state. The wind is blowing and forking c-c-cold. Tillamook south should get snow/rain mix changing to rain the further south one goes.

Baby girl is feeling worse so I called around and she has a doctor appointment in Tillamook tomorrow morning at 11:30. Weather dood said that there should be no new snow after 10am - fingers and toes crossed the weather dood is correct.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blustery Day

Tis a blustery day at the peaceful retreat on the bay. Another storm blew in last night and we are forecast to have rain until the weekend.

No eye candy sunsets :(

Baby girl is feeling much better - and it appears I am now fighting that bug. I think. Oy.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Streaky Skies

Tonight there was no sunset - just rain. But last nite, wow. Sure do love living here.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Blue Morning

Woke up to a gorgeous morning today. Bright blue skies reflected in the calm waters of the bay. Shortly after I took these, a breeze whipped up ripples on the bay.

Tis 56 and the temp is still rising. Weather dood said warmer and still dry until Sunday when we are forecast to get some much needed rain.

I have the windows and doors open and am watching the birds line up on the bay as the tide starts to go out. Baby Girl is driving up to Astoria today just because. We picked up seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Lost on dvd yesterday and I'm catching up - I only started watching it last year when Baby Girl was out for Jen's wedding and forced me to watch the season finale. I'm hooked and the girls refuse to help me anymore - telling me to get the dvd's and watch it for myself.

UPDATE: Baby girl had a lovely drive and we are up to disc 3 of season 1.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eagle Bathing In Creek

I saw a large bird bathing in the creek today and snapped some pictures.

The first is the best - the rest of them he was moving and are blurry but... dayam!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Girl Has A Good Eye

These photographs of last night's sunset were taken by Baby Girl. She has quite an eye for photography and has been enjoying my camera.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Sunset

Eye candy provided for Valentine's Day, courtesy of Mother Nature. Twas worth waiting for the rain to stop. Weather seems to be warming up a little bit each day. Got up to 60 today.

Stephanie seems to be adjusting well to Oregon. She took my camera and went exploring this afternoon, taking pictures of Netarts Bay, Oceanside, the crashing surf, etc. She has quite an eye and took some lovely pictures she loaded onto her laptop.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Valentine

My Valentine - Martina McBride

Woke up to a bouquet of flowers and the cutest evah stuffed frog holding a heart with Hug Me sitting on my computer table. From my baby girl who is all grown up - my stars, how time flies.

I will give you my heart
... until the end of time

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Mom Again

Paul Dateh on violin with inka one on turntables - Hip Hop Violin.

Tracks covered:
- A Tribe Called Quest: Check the Rhime
- Jurassic 5: Canta de Ossanha
- Ghostface Killah: Chercez la Ghost
- The Roots: The Next Movement
- Gnarls Barkley: Crazy
- Johnny Pate: Shaft in Africa

Stephanie arrived this afternoon. Sure feel good to be a mom again. (posted this video at the lake tonight for my late late nite post - thought I would share it with ya)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Baby Girl's In Oregon

Stephanie crossed the California-Oregon border after getting stuck in the Redding area for a couple of hours. CHP had a chain check station that created a backup that led to vehicles breaking down (she was behind one truck that was stalled in the lane with no flashers for what must have been almost an hour). She eventually passed through the chain station (yes officer, I have chains in the car) and has had smooth sailing since.

She is gonna stay the night in Beaverton with her sister, Jen the bride, due to icy roads coming over the Coast Range. The weather forecast for tomorrow is warmer but tonight it will get down into the 20's. Brrrr.

The eye candy is tonight's sunset, complete with birds on the bay.

UPDATE 7:50PM: Steph is passing through Salem and will be at her sister's within the next hour!!! Woohoo!!!

UPDATE 8:30PM: Steph arrived at Jen's!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Gnarls Barkley - Crazy.

Baby girl leaves San Jose and heads up here tomorrow. Waiting is making me somewhat ... well, you know (laughing).

Monday, February 09, 2009

Another Stormy Monday

Another stormy Monday here. Woke up to snow on the cape which stayed all day. News shows were talking about the snowfall on the beaches but the snow had melted by the time I got up. Stayed in the high 30's for most of the day but did get up to 42 (for about 5 minutes).

Steph's trip is delayed for a few days waiting for this series of storms to pass. She should be up here by the end of the week.

Some Eva Cassidy doing Stormy Monday seemed perfect for today - and bonus points for the lovely eye candy in the video.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Devil Went Down To Jamaica

I found this at the same time as I found the claymation Devil Went Down To Georgia (scroll down) - The Devil Went Down To Jamaica.

Could. Not. Resist. (laughing)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Clouds Then Sun

Had clouds all day today. Had some drizzle last nite but not really anything measurable at the peaceful retreat on the bay. The sun peaked out just before sunset, giving me some Friday night eye candy.

Baby girl is almost in the San Jose area. She left Palm Springs today and is headed north for the weekend. She ran into some heavy rain just as she was getting off 5 onto Pacecho Pass but it stopped as soon as she got in the rain shadow of the mountain. She's making good time and is getting excited about seeing everyone again.

Claymation Style

The Devel Went Down to Georgia - claymation style. Music by Charlie Daniels.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Golden Sunset

Baby girl left Utah tonight and is headed to Palm Springs to spend a few days with her nana, my mom. She is in the Golden State until next week, when she will be here, experiencing golden sunsets.