This is my doormat...it could also explain why I don't have too many visitors.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
For my halfway point, I'm doing a mix of two pictures...one of me kissing Ralph and one of a mosaic tile on a local building. Sorry it's not more original today, but I'm too tired to use my brain to think up a new Ralph-related picture for this evening!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I am slowly learning how to cook. Yay, me! Tonight I took all those veggies I got yesterday and cooked up some braised collards and cheesy squash casserole. Those are my two favorite dishes at Comfort and I'm happy to say that what I made tonight is just as good and cost much less!
Friday, June 24, 2011
|I have never seen spring onions so large! |
The bulbs are the size of golf balls!
I quickly remembered why this local produce stand used to be a favorite summer shopping spot of mine, as well as why it has been in business for so long...I remember driving by it while riding the bus home that one year I went to Lee-Davis High School. People will drive for miles to get their produce and, I can guarantee, I will definitely be back for more throughout the summer. Their produce surpasses what any other Farmer's Market and/or grocery store has to offer!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|Ralph, holding court with the Council of Misfit Toys|
***Those of you concerned about all the misfit toys that have shown up in the past few posts, never fear! They are toys that have been overly loved by my friend's dog, Maggie. She seems to have a penchant for unintentionally mutilating them within hours of having them gifted to her. She just loves them too much; hence, the headless duck of yesterday and the gutted fish of the day before that. Oh, yeah, and all of the toys in today's picture are part of her collection. Most of them, at one point, contained squeakers. Now not one of them has one. She can remove a squeaker with surgical precision. I kid you not, most of the toys have a one inch, straight incision where she's chewed (?) into the toy and removed it. Quite remarkable, right? I think I'll have her do my next surgery.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This is a series of pictures I took of Bailey and Ralph, looking out the window in my living room. :) Enjoy!
|"Why, hello there, Ralph."|
|"You're smelling very nice, not fishy at all."|
|"You feel pretty nice too."|
|"Let's sit and relax a bit. Catch up on the neighborhood gossip."|
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Richmond's Knitorious M.E.G. hit Byrd Park, transforming a blah bench by the pond into a colorful work of art. Like she says on her Facebook page, go out and see it while you can, kids! Ralph enjoyed taking a break from the morning to watch the ducks float by from his perch on the fanciest bench in the park.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Guess who came to celebrate my birthday tonight?! Yep, that's Ralph's BFF, Swiper the Fox. They had fun playing while the adults had fun catching up. So happy to see those of you who could make it out to my pre-birthday dinner!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|The 1st floor of the building now houses Adams Camera|
|Ralph, posing in the window|
|Close-up of one of the decorative tiles|
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Guess who did so while STANDING STILL?
If you guessed, me, you'd be right.
No worries, though. Ralph made it through intact, as did the lunch and tea I had in either hand. I simply twisted my right ankle and scraped up my left leg. And, yes, I took pictures!
The plus side to working in hospice care is that when I got to the office, I had a slew of nurses ready to help clean and bandage everything all up, as well as send me on my way with a "care package" of bandages and antiseptics.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I don't mind the folks who frequently peruse the alley and dig through the trash bins, dumpster diving for something of use to them. Who's to say that one person's trash isn't another person's treasure? And, to be sure, the trash that is produced by the residents of my building has been known to include some pretty high end "junk."
However, if you're going to dumpster dive, please be considerate enough to return the trash to the bins when you're done. It's the considerate thing to do. However, the dumpster divers that ransacked the bins behind the building must have missed the memo.
Look close...Ralph is pictured...look atop the trash lid.