November 25, 2010


This is Dottie. I got to meet her on our Thanksgiving trip to NC. Terri and John rescued her from a shelter, and she is so incredibly precious! Sweet personality, adorable face, and already knows she is loved by her new family. I am a strong proponent of rescuing animals. I'm not really sure why more people don't do that versus buying from breeders. This little sweet girl is a year and a half old and was turned in by her owner. No one knows why, but she is so loving and obedient, it's hard to imagine why anyone wouldn't want her. But that is their loss and Terri and John's gain. I am so glad I got to meet her.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends. I am grateful for all of you.

November 18, 2010

Too soon? nahhhh

It's November 18 and my house has been decorated for Christmas since November 3rd. Some people laugh at that but since I am never home for Thanksgiving, I kind of skip over it and jump right into Christmas. We go to NC to visit my best friend Terri and her husband John and sometimes it's actually snowing there on our visit. A bizarre concept to a native Floridian who is used to sweating not only on Thanksgiving day but also on Christmas day and New Years day and pretty much every holiday that comes to mind. Last year I completely changed my ornaments after collecting them for over 30 years. I had an eclectic collection but was inspired to go with glass ornaments that are all red and white and some silver. It is so beautiful and makes me smile when I come into the living room. I love this time of year. The magic of family gatherings and all the hustle bustle, and somehow the world seems a little kinder and gentler. I hope you enjoy the holidays too. Merry Christmas.


November 13, 2010

What's not to love about a 3 year old?

My daughter and I exchanged IM's recently about her oldest son who is 3 1/2. The change is so dramatic between 3 and 4, they learn so much and start seeing the world as a place that doesn't so much revolve around them anymore. Mason is no exception. He is observant and opinionated like his mother (and grandmother). We were discussing how grown up he is and how he has discovered Santa. She asked him and his little brother to tell her what they wanted Santa to bring them, and sat down to write a letter for them. Mason grabbed a pad of paper and a pen, and proceeded to ask mama what she wanted so he could write to Santa too. An "awww" moment in a Gigi's life that keeps me going and makes me smile. Here is the content of another IM that made me smile (pardon me for sharing this, Kristi, with the cyber world without discussing it with you first)

"i was getting ready for work Wednesday and had a skirt on. He turned around from watching his Spiderman cartoon and eyes-wide said "Mama you look SO pretty. You look so PRETTY, Mama!" :) And then he ruined it by looking at my heels and saying "I have shoes like those, too!" hee hee"

Seriously, does it get any better than that? I don't think so. God love you, little Mason. You make me laugh out loud. And God love you too Kristi, for sharing with me.