Saturday, February 02, 2013

Dog Catcher Muse. This week on Pinterest.


Who knows when Ginny would have come home.  Katie is an excellent dog catcher.
I am way too slow.

Yay. Katie.


white. white. white.  pretty blue.

I wonder if Patrick would roll and cut these if I mixed them.  He's good at that.

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

This made me happy.

I want.  My life would be so much better if I had this.


not really.

maybe a little.

Get me some wood.  And paint.

Fanciful and Beautiful.

Maybe if Asher wore this for Halloween, Matthew would get over his fears.

It's a quiet day here.  Nothing on the calendar.
Maybe we will see a movie.

Maybe I will be awesome.  ha.

Thank you for a great week of comments and companionship.

Encourage one another and love.


  1. I love the photo of Katie! The Bokeh is great!

  2. So many things... How old is Matthew? Alexandra is terrified, too!! It must be their age.
    Patrick is welcome to send me some of those luscious looking cookies when you finish! ;-)

    1. The cookies from your grocery store. CRAVING.
      That's just wrong to have those so close at hand.

  3. I'm scared of ET too, I think I was just at the wrong age when the movie came out (I am 34 now lol)...

  4. So many beautiful images, rooms ... and that cake! mmmmm

    What a relief that Katie saved the day and wrangled Ginny home. Bravo!

    "This is life, people. You've got air coming through your nose ... it's time to do something!" Love that kid.

    Have a great weekend Donna, and can't wait for more D.A. chat on Monday (hopefully the folks here at QL will watch, in spite of the big game!)

    1. I look forward to this next DA. I don't know any spoilers about it. Well...just a little, so I will be happily surprised by all the comings and goings at the Abbey.

      It's time to do something.

    2. tapping my "like" button :-)

    3. Anonymous8:38 PM

      I do miss the Like Button. jep

  5. Matthew was born in 1985. He can not watch the movie. The movie came out in 1982. We took baby Patrick to the movie. It was his first movie. Hinsdale theather. He was quiet and perfect. Of course.
    But back to Matthew. I don't know when his first chance was to see it. Perhaps vhs/beta was invented...and we watched it at home. All I know....he hates it to this day. Poor honey.

  6. The run away dog story stopped my heart just a bit when I read it on fb. So glad the dog whisperer got her home.

    I was just telling my kids the other day that I should get the movies that terrified me as a kid and watch them in the bright sunlight as a 53 year old. Maybe their evil magic would !snap! One of my kids was terrified by the Beatrix Potter story where someone was put in a rolly polly pudding by a rat. I found him hiding under the dining table, shaking with terror.

    I do think the ET costume would be darling!

    Claire and I are home today, boys are off skiing, and we can crank the music to clean up this messy house and then watch a movie. No Basketball! (But I think I still hear them bouncing in my head (-:)


    1. Di,
      What are the movies that scared you? I hated the Bad Seed, Ben and The Pied Piper of Hamlin. I hated the monkeys in the Wizard of Oz. And I still cannot watch anything with rats in them--even the scene in Enchanted where the rodents come help clean up.

      Just call me Scared HMBalison

    2. The Birds, those darn monkeys from Wizard of Oz, Wait Until Dark...I am sure there are more. I scare easily.


    3. Wizard of Oz monkeys for sure. ish.

    4. I still haven't shown my kids the Wizard of Oz because of those monkeys.

  7. Poor Matthew... Maybe one day...

    Love the bokeh in the photo of beautiful Katie.

    Our yellow Lab, Bear, would occasionally run away when we lived in a neighborhood in the city (we just moved out to the country, yea!). At first, we would chase him and call him and follow him in the car, etc. It was in vain. He would look back at us, then bolt. Then, he'd stop and look back, just to make sure we were watching him, and bolt, again. He loved the game of chase! It was the most maddening thing, and scary, too.
    (We've always made sure he had a tag on his collar with our number, in case some loving soul would eventually grab him and call us.)
    Finally, though, we figured out, if we didn't go running after him, frantically calling his name (we would literally close the front door, and hide where he couldn't see us), he would run around the neighborhood, pee on everything, then realize his people weren't taking notice, and slowly make his way back to us. He is needy, after all.

    I'm not necessarily suggesting you do the same, but it worked for us. He knew his way home every time.

  8. Donna

    Those are fun and sweet Pinterest pins for the week. I pinned the same cookies KNOW!

    just being off today and tomorrow is still a thrill for me. On tap this weekend: kitten watching, knitting, Super Bowl at the neighbors and hopefully my new DESK area will be finished

  9. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Hooray for Katie the dog catcher! The face black with the freckles looks great!

    Love your pins this week. But I need to tell myself to stop craving those luscious looking cookies if I want thin arms like that bride.... ET is a scary looking little dude, but he has a heart of gold. Or is it a heart of bright-red-glow-through-his-chest that might have been what traumatized poor Matthew? :)

    Mary Z

  10. I was born in 1975 and I still hate that movie! My uncle, who is only 4 years older then me, took my brother and I to see it while my mother was @ work. I only made it a few minutes in before I made him leave the theater.

  11. Ahhh, the calm of QL on a Saturday morning :-)

    Haven't seen ET in years. I think we have it on video somewhere in our stash. I remember not showing it to the kids back then because I didn't want them frightened PLUS we were in the gaggle of boys stage and I was afraid they'd pick up one of the inappropriate lines in the movie :-/ I dunno, perhaps the youngers here may find it interesting since they are okay with alien kind of movies which I avoid like the plague.....

    Forgot all about the Super Bowl tomorrow. Once the Packers were outta the running, I totally lost interest :::yawn:::

    Have a nice quiet Saturday at your house. I plan on doing the exact same thing :-)

    Tammy ~@~

  12. Donna,
    I loved being part of QL this week. I have felt everyone's support and love. Thank you for your prayers. My laser eye surgery will be Monday. I will hear the findings on Tuesday.

    And for everyone on the list, get your eyes checked regularly. I am at high risk for glaucoma because I'm farsighted (something I didn't know until now), but there are *no* symptoms. I get an eye exam every year and they caught the increasing risk factor ( high eye pressure) at the exam.

    1. Good advice about the eye exam. I've been guilty of not going regularly because my vision hasn't changed. I have an appointment scheduled for mid-March while back in the States, and now I'm extra glad.

      Will keep you in thought and prayer on Monday - and I'm sure the others here will too. Bless you Alison.

      ~which happens to be my daughter's name :-)

    2. Anonymous2:10 PM

      God be with you Alison as you wait and on Monday, too. My husband had a scare with glaucoma and has to have a special extra test each eye exam. You are right to raise the point that we all need yearly eye exams. Praying for your return to good eye health. love and prayers, jep

    3. We have glaucoma in my family and macular degeneration. I get checked every year, that little puff of air makes me jump every time. And now my kids get their eyes checked too. Prayers for you, Alison, on Monday.

  13. Anonymous11:46 AM

    I love the photo of Katie. Love me some bokeh.
    I'll take a cookie, please. Maybe the whole plate, too.
    I happen to like E.T. and not long ago it was on t.v. Sophia watched it with me. I thought for sure I'd have to change the channel. She liked it and I couldn't believe it! I am scared of the Wizard of Oz. Hate the monkeys and the witch. Freak me out.
    Sophia and I were invited over to the Zaputil's to play this afternoon. Which means the moms will eat dessert and drink coffee and the little girls with fight and play! :) Being 3 and 4 years old is kinda hard sometimes.

    Alison- thank you for the advice! You are in my prayers!

    Sarah P. from Iowa

  14. My oldest daughter will be 30 in June and she is terrified of ET.

    "Maybe I will be awesome." YOU ARE AWESOME!

    Heading out to work now. :( The new Joann store(where I work) is having a soft opening today from 4-8. I'd rather be watching a movie. :)

  15. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Beautiful blog today and so very glad that Katie can get Ginny to come home. Wish I did social media just to read your story. Those cookies are just melt in your mouth good looking. I can almost taste them.

    Scary books and movies are just not my thing. I can't think of just one or two movies that scare me, they all do. Awesome is your middle name Donna, did you not know that? ;-)
    love and prayers, jep

  16. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Wonder if I could write a sentence and not use the word "just?" Yikes! jep

    1. peeking in at the end of my day -- jep, you are just wonderful ;-)

  17. You are still the queen of bokeh. The picture of Katie is adorable.

  18. The kitchen pic makes me want to clear all counters, except for 3 glasses next to the sink. Lovely. My sis Karen encouraged me last week to watch Downton Abbey...oh my, it is addicting and I enjoyed it all. Now I'm backtracking to enjoy your DA posts I'd skimmed or skipped in the past since I wasn't a watcher. Happy Sunday!

  19. I went crazy one day last year and deleted all my Pinterest boards. I haven't really missed them until now. I love each and every one of these, but that bedroom with the wood walls - in love.
    I so enjoy coming here, Donna. Looking forward to DA post tomorrow, too ~

  20. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Hi Donna,
    I have been visiting your blog for quite awhile and just adore it! The picture of Katie is simply breathtaking! How do you process for such lovely black and white images? They seem to have such clarity - love it!

    Kim L


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