G'morning Linda! I found these photos in my in-box late last night and was tickled pink! These are photos of Vivian and Olivia playing with little Chunk - Vivian is in pink and Olivia is in green. Leslie tells me that Olivia got Chunk caught in her hair the other night - he seems to be one of those great toys that the girls go back to again and again. The last photo is the surprise Christmas present that Leslie and Dave got for the girls. They visited the Humane Society and were looking at all the dogs when a woman who worked there approached them and asked what they were looking for. Leslie told them that she wanted someone special for her girls. The woman told her that this little guy was very special, he was abandoned in Oklahoma, and since OK puts their dogs to sleep after spending time in the shelters, there is a guy from Minnesota who regularly goes down to rescue them, and bring them up to Minnesota. This little guy just came in and he was obviously trained and loved by someone. The girls are trying to figure out the perfect name for him. Two they like are Barkley and Roscoe B Coltrain, but they were hoping your readers could help them come up with a perfect name! He is a 55 pound Border Collie who is so happy about finding his new family - and they are just as excited about finding him! Thanks again for sending the girls Chunk, they just love him so much!
Chicky, the girls are precious and their new dog is handsome, indeed! So how about it, DGMS? Can you help with name suggestions?
Sorry for being tardy with my Christmas "Virginia" Photos! As I mentioned in a previous post, my computer picked up a virus over the holiday. The whole thing is shot! I can't do anything!
Thank you all again for your wonderful generosity. Spiritually, emotionally and financially. What a year I have had and what a lovely group of people I stumbled upon via "American Idol". Every day, I count my blessings that I had the courage to "join the conversation" and become a part of the family. Three weeks ago, I had no idea what I was going to do. I reached out to you all and everything has fallen into place. Nothing but good things have happened since then..
The kids making cookies for Santa
RJ with the cash register (he loves the scanner and the "real" microphone).
RJ with the RC car (He LOVES cars and trucks)
The girls with all their loot.
They look beautiful in their hoodies! No wonder they like those colors - they look amazing in them!
That's a saying my Mom has long used. I never gave it much thought as a kid, consigning it as just another of her raised-on-a-farmisms like "Fair comes in August."
I did know it was meant to refer to something that wasn't likely to happen very often. Like a raise in allowance. Or my opinion actually mattering. :O)
And that's true. A blue moon doesn't happen very often. According to NASA the last one was in June 2007 - it refers to the appearance of a full moon twice in one month.
We have already had one this December. The second is happening this evening.
So tonight, as we celebrate the end of 2009 and get ready to usher in a new decade, look up in the sky. Whether or not you believe in signs, it is pretty cool that 2010, and the hopes we all share for a peaceful new year, filled with more prosperity for all, will be shepherded in under the watchful glow of ... a blue moon.
Hey all - a few have emailed asking if I'm around this week. I am, but so are my girls, so I have been hanging out with them. :O)
I did do some writing today - it is on the DGMS...Politics side of the blog.
Hope you've been enjoying the Yes, Virginia pictures. It is so wonderful that you donated to make these smiles happen, and it is so important to me to be able to show you how your donations translated from this "virtual" gathering place into real life differences. Will post more as they come in!
You know, as long as it's tightly written and the spoofers truly go for it, I don't think I will ever get tired of take-offs of I'm On A Boat. (But for the record, Andy, Akiva, and Jorma will always have my heart ... and funny bone...)