We’re playing catch-up at The Little Bordello In The Big Woods…

With car repairs, car repairs,  and more car repairs, as well as a hefty trip to the vet, I haven’t been able to write  here much or read much so  I will be playing catch up in the next few days so here is this.

Monte has an ear infection. I anticipated that I was going to have to wrestle him to the ground to get the medicine to the ground, but he’s actually good about it.  In case you forgot how handsome he is


Also I have been on a diet and Monte has lost one pound!

I have been working on CK.

I also think I told you I was doing a little cross stitch for me, and so far this is what  I have done.


But I had to stop, because my cousin across the sea is having a baby.  IN JUNE. I thought there was a little more time, man 9 months goes by fast.  So here is what I have done on that little  project.


Awww… so cute a heart and a pink glob.

And lastly, have you ever heard of a Pileated Woodpecker – that’s the scientific name for FREAKIN’ BIG ASS WOODPECKERS


Now you have

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Photo Friday – Beach


Our beach is flooded.  Check out some real beaches at Photo Friday

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Like a Swallow to Capistrano


Teddy’s back!


And he wanted to show off … Monte ignored him.  He willfully looked in the other direction and no tough guy barking.

On our walk today he chased butterflies, and it was cuter than you can imagine.  He herded this one into a bush next to me.


Thanks Mont!


I think he might want to go down to the lake. Maybe we do that tomorrow.

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Monte, Sandy and Me

I was editing a little bit of CK, why yes I am still working on that darn book, when two paws were on my left shoulder  and I saw this  looking down at me.  Oh, and he licked the camera for me before I snapped a picture


This is how he tells me it is time to go to sleep, because really, what fun is it being a bed hog when you’re person isn’t beside you to push around.  He’s obviously he boss of me, but did any of you think he wouldn’t be?

Also …work in  progress:


Which leads me to this By the way, my Mom says Squirrel beautifully.  Also there is a video of  Sandra Bullock accepting an award in German. She speaks it so well, it makes me a little jealous.  I need to practice so I can pick up my German award and speak flawlessly.

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Dress You Up In My Love

There is only  one time  I ever regret the no kids for me thing, and that’s when  I see a cute little dress that I know my sweet little blond haired angel girl would look beautiful in.   Oh, and of the record, even I didn’t make it through that last bit with out laughing, everyone knows SWEET probably wouldn’t be  the word to describe any child real or imaginary, of mine.


Let’s be honest, if I put that on my Monte he’d rip through it in seconds,  but seriously, he’d look adorable in it.  It’s a gorgeous dress, and I had to buy it, it was only $5!  Luckily, my cousin in Germany is expecting a girl so off to Germany this dress goes.  Like me I’m not sure sweet is a word that would describe any of the women in my family, maybe sassy or saucy. Perhaps even bold or brazen – and that’s okay, she’s still going to look beautiful.

Yes, we were out thrift shopping and garage sale-ing today.  And I have to say I saw the world’s ugliest lamp. Seriously, it was way more heinous than anything I have ever brought home. How ugly was it?  Let’s just say my Mom saw it and said  “Marika, no… no… no…”  It was also only $8 … it was  ceramic white with green grapes on it, and since the other hideous lamps  I have are glass, it wasn’t hitting  that happy spot for me, other than I got to listen to my Mom’s stomach churn a little before I told her that it was a no go.  I wish I had my camera with me, you’d have to agree that there are some lamps too ugly for the little bordello in the big woods.


I did get these though.  For a mere $1.50 I got a stack of postcards to use on the cards  I’ve been making. Most of them were blank, but there were a few that were written on and there were some letters too.  I had a great time reading about how Anita’s stumble on the slopes RUINED everyone’s week because they had been planning to rent a little place on Pizmo. Seriously, the “Anita ruined Pizmo” thing was mentioned in three letters from different people. Damn Anita, way to ruin the fun!  I should mention that Buck was pretty happy, he and John were going to finally going to go to Mexico for the weekend like they’ve been wanting to.  I think Buck and John might’ve set Anita up, she took “the fall” for the cancelled Pizmo trip.  SNORT SNORT.

When we got to my parents house we each got a little bit of watermelon, including Mighty Mont.

I think it’s safe to say spring is here.

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Sunday Special – Stuff I Made

Since I am done with  Halloweenie,  I decided to make something for me, something for my house  and here is a surprise, there is no macabre element to it.  No witches, no Poe, nothing like that at all …


I already know where I’ll be hanging it.

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Photo Friday – Wet

This is what my world looked like  three weeks ago


This is what it looks like today …


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