Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peaches and Me

Dear Grandpa - This is me and my new best friend, Peaches.  She's a Guinea Pig.  She's not really a pig and she probably doesn't know where Guinea is, but still...that's what they call her.

We like to hang out and nuzzle.  I get to kiss her sometimes if I'm really fast.  I even squiggle into her carrier and snuggle in her blankie, too.  I think you would really like my good friend, Peaches.

Love and kisses...


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jennifer's bionic leg

Did I mention that my very good friend and co-worker, Jennifer, coaches college softball?  No, she didn't get hurt doing that, but you gotta watch out for the invisible eebie-neebies in the parking lot - they'll get you every time.

Mom says she must have bumped into C3P0 (the robot?) at a Star Wars convention.  She's getting very good at hopping on one foot when she's not using her crutches.  Seriously, me and Mom feel really bad about her "owie" and we try to help her out when we can.

We are praying for her speedy reovery.



Friday, January 18, 2013

My Hidey Hole

Dear Grandpa - Mom's at it with the camera again.   I hunt all over for a nice quiet place to have my "after breakfast before morning snack" nap and she still finds me.  Oh well.  It's ok.  Since it's YOU, Grandpa.   You're always welcome in my world.  I love you SOOOO much.

Kisses and schnoozles....


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peaches and Cream

Meet my new friend, Miss Peaches and Cream, or "Peaches" for short.  She's a full grown girl Guinea Pig and very nice.  We hit it off right away.  I know I have to be sort of quiet for her so I sit down and we talk in our own special way.

Keri says that Peaches can come back and play with me again on Friday.  Oh, I can't wait.  I just LOVE my new friend.  I think every pup should have their own Guinea Pig.

Love and kisses.

PS:  I have something really sad to tell you.   When I went to Miss Marilyn's last Friday I looked everywhere for my best friend, Madison.  Mom asked where she was and Miss Marilyn said that she had to go to the Rainbow Bridge and that Sophie, the Maltese, went too.  My heart is broken and I gave Miss Marilyn a lot of loving.  I know I helped comfort her.  I love her so much that it hurts my heart to see her cry.  Don't tell her but I cried a little bit, too.  God bless Madison and Sophie.  I miss them.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A "Hissy" Encounter

I told mom I had to go out.  I just didn't tell  her everything, though.  I had a friend waiting for me in the back yard.  I raced out the door and started to play, but I got hissed at instead.  Huh? (I said)  That is NO way to talk to a friend, so I told it off.  "Arf arf arf", I said, over and over.  Mom comes out to see and starts yelling "NO NONONONONONO, Mary Margaret.  You come in.  NOW.  COME.  NOW."  Man, I thought she was going to faint or something she was so insistent.

"Fine", I said.  "Whatever!" and I walked back in the house.  As soon as I get inside, Mom grabs the camera, takes the picture and then slams the door.  Hello? It's not like I'm having him over for dinner or anything, but still she says "NO POSSUM".   I get it.  Really, I do.  No possum.   It wasn't all that friendly anyway, not like the gophers or feral cats or the rat that ate our plums, or anything.

Mom, on the other hand, after all that yelling, keeps thinking "What if the possum was hungry?  Or cold? Or it had babies to feed?  Now I KNOW I won't get any sleep tonight.  She's such a softie.

Mary-Margaret O'Brien
Lt. Chaplain - Yorkie Brigade Chapel"Yorkie prayers are Angel's wishes!"
"Pups for PPL"
"A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." Anonymous

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chilly 'round the Belly Button

Had to share.  This morning it at 6:15AM it was 23 degrees here in Temecula.  Brrrrrrr!!!

That's all.   Just saying'.....!  COLDER here than in Pennsylvania which is like in the low 40's.



Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Happy Birthday, Grandma

Happy Birthday, Grandma!!

January 8, 1922 - November 27, 2005.

Hope all is well where you are. Have you met Elvis yet? His birthday is today, too. Say hello to all your brothers and sisters and your Mom and Dad. We're taking good care of Grandpa for you. We talk to him every night except Sunday and his hearing is really good now....unless it's about something he doesn't want to talk about and then he can't hear squat even if Mom spells it out for him.

Mom says sometimes when she passes a mirror she catches a glimpse of you in the reflection. I guess that means you're keeping an eye on her. Or maybe that she's getting more like you as she gets older?? Funny how those things go.

I'm keeping up my diary so you can see what's going on in my life....and Mom's life, too, I guess, because we're always together. I think you'd be very proud of your Granddaughters Melissa and Colleen, and your GrandKids Randy, Cade, Carter, Cailin and Clancy. C, C, C, and C are all doing well in school and they have so many options ahead of them that they are sure to make a great contribution to the world. R is out of school and he seems to be pretty much meeting his personal goals for the moment so he's ok, too. You have to respect anyone who is true to themselves.

We should talk like this more often.  Humans get so caught up in their lives that they don't make the time they should to visit with their family and other loved ones.  At the end of it all, I wonder if they'll wish they had re-arranged their priorities?  Only then it will be too late and all the stuff they thought was so important won't matter any more, will it?

Love, hugs and schlurps....