Friday, November 21, 2014

Picture Friday - Movember Edition

Caution - Extremely hot pictures!

As I was having a wonderful hour with my husband yesterday morning, I had the idea to find only

pictures of men with beards to observe Movember.  For those who don't know this one yet, it is to raise awareness to men's health issues, like testicular cancer.
I love waking up early lately. For some reason, we just wake up within minutes of one another, and after various pets have been let out, we are usually both awake. Nothing to do yet, but be lazy and cuddle, enjoy each other, watch the sky start to light up over the mountain.

This one has been stuck in my mind for days now. Love this one? More here

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Thank you all for your birthday wishes on Julia's post!  I was happy to have SO MANY birthday wishes on my birthday!  I was complaining to Julia this morning that we had fallen short of celebrating my 50th birthday in Hawaii, but she reminded me of what's important: celebrating my birthday with the people who love me.  Besides, Hawaii will be JUST as fun when I'm 100.  Or 150.  :)

You know how some days are bigger than you are?  Or at least, bigger than your plans were?  Today is like that.  I was all set to write a post about three things I was going to do on my birthday.  But fate has intervened.

Last night a massive storm ripped through Washington.  It was super windy, and the temperatures dropped to below freezing for the first time this Fall.  Transformers started blowing everywhere with trees down (some crashing through houses), and we lost power at 8PM.  60-mile-an-hour winds buffeted our house so hard, our girls soon came into our bedroom.  We spend the night all huddled together in our bed.

This morning, we woke to no power, and a very chilly indoor temp.  I went to the nearby 7-11 which, not surprisingly, was lit up like a Christmas tree, and got coffee and donuts for all of us.  I also developed a plan for keeping our power on: the power (f)utility obviously defers to BUSINESSES before HOMES (stupid - who will the businesses sell to when we’re all frozen to death?), so I’m going to build a 7-11 facade for my house.  We’ll be the only house in the neighborhood with power!

Here's hoping the power comes back on soon.  And maybe I can convince Julia that a 50-swat spanking still counts, even after my birthday.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Love our Lurkers!

It's one of my favorite days of the year! It's DH's birthday. (points for those of you who know how old he is turning today....)

But, its also Love our Lurker's Days! This special blogging event takes place once a year, and this is my third time participating. This is the day where we bloggers, who put their heart and souls out here for you to read, hope to lure you out of lurkdom and come and say hi. Maybe tell me a little about you, what you like about reading my blog, or just a quick wave is fine too.

The first time I participated, I had one of the most memorable encounters with DH and a wooden paddle I had eagerly purchased when I first found the ttwd community and was still very naive.  :D You can read about it here.

The first time I participated, I also listed some of the countries my readers are from and I thought I would include that today again. And would definitely love to hear who is from where as I am a traveler at heart.

United States
United Kingdom
South Korea

I am excited for DH's birthday although he is always a little weird when it comes to his own birthday. Sometimes he wants to make a big deal of it, then changes his mind and wants to have his favorite dinner at home. So we are not sure yet what we are doing today! But whatever it is, I look forward to coming back here, and later, I know DH has a big post planned for tomorrow! Stay tuned! And happy birthday my wonderful husband. Can't wait to start this day out right!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bad Things

Just as a little something something, a song I found recently and really liked.

Happy Sunday!