Photo Friday – Pets



This is Dash asking for a bone I brought over to my parent’s house.  I had errands to do today, and he went to visit his Oma and Opa. Please know he was begging for this bone.  Once he got it, he totally ignored it, probably because being at Oma and Opa’s is a treat extravaganza… as it should be. 

Breakfast In America

So since I haven’t touched base with the ‘rents this week, I got a call and invite for Sunday breakfast. Scratch that, DASH got the invite  I was his plus one. We got there at 10am,  for sausage and scrambled eggs.. mmmm… Only not.

Marika: You didn’t put milk in the eggs.

Dad: ??

Mom: I never use milk when I’m scrambling eggs.

Marika: Yes you do.  I use milk when I’m scrambled eggs and I learned to make them from you.

Dad:  I knew these eggs tasted funny!

Mom:  I don’t use milk anymore because I am trying to make HEALTHY MEALS!  I use seltzer water to make them fluffy!

At this point Mom starts salting a platter of tomatoes and passes them to me.

Marika: So let me see if I get this straight, you want us to eat healthier so no milk in the eggs, but you are giving us a platter of SALTED tomatoes.

Dad:  That makes no sense!

I got the evil eye from Momster after that , and quite the “I- haven’t-made-scrambled-eggs-with-milk-for-8-years, and-HE-never-knew-then-you-open- your-big-mouth.”  lecture  when we went for a walk, and I was getting it in the car too till we passed a garage sale on the way back home.

Of course we found treasure!

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Hit the theme music!  Is this not a steal for $2?  Considering the price ranges  anywhere from $30- $50 on ebay for the same exact bottle,  I’d say yes! And that is not even taking into account  that this thing comes with a genie and at least 3 wishes!  SCORE !

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And check this beyond adorable casserole dish.  Considering that it does not come with  a mystical creature  with wish granting abilities, I only payed $1. I will not be had.

The best part is that the seller is holding an outdoor table and chairs that are perfect for the porch  - and I am picking it up on Wednesday for $30.  It is EXACTLY what I want too!

Let’s see, bullied my Mom,  good deal at the yard sale, this is a win day! What could go wrong?

Because you know something did, right?

We got home, and Dad let’s us know that “Something happened and it’s not really Dash’s fault. It was an accident.”


I honestly was thinking some sort projectile vomit thing on the new carpet.  My Mom doesn’t like him walking on that thing if she thinks his nails are too long.  It was actually a little worse. Apparently my Little Man was  running around the house as he does, he got tangled in an electrical cord and knocked over a lamp.


Believe it or not the lamp is okay.  Dash is okay.  The new wood floor that my parents just put in?  Not so much, there is a huge gash in it where the lamp  hit the floor.  Dash was shamed with his tail tucked between his legs and looking down and my sweet mom sat down with him and comforted him and told him it was okay.  I  almost felt bad about the egg thing, ALMOST.

So what does a doggie do after he’s been over at his Oma and Opa’s house, playing , snacking and destroying a new wood floor?

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Wreaking havoc can take a lot out of a guy.

Weather Report

Dear Nikon, 

On December 23, my camera stopped working. I packed it up and sent it to you.  I missed taking pictures when my family exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve. I missed taking pictures on Christmas Day.

Today, January 15, I missed taking pictures of Dash’s first real snow experience.  I live in the woods, the snow is falling and everything is so beautiful. I’d love to show all these things to my  friends, but you know – no camera. 

I really need my camera back. 



PS.  Dash’s first snow day – HILARIOUS