Tar and Abby

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stalking your kid at work.

Following Eldest's work on Facebook and Twitter. This picture is of their CEO who just bought
the scooter on their service (insert commercial here -- OfferUp.com - buy and sell with your
cell phone - easy, quick and safe).
Eldest is at the far left, seated at a desk.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Warm and cozy wishes from the gnomes

May Santa bring you lots of beer!!!

PS - Kitty seems to have gotten bored with two days of tormenting the dogs. Hopefully back
home. Will still keep an eye out.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Abby's head has exploded. Again.

That window at the top of the blog. This kitty has been looking in the window and Abby's head keeps exploding. He/She has been around a couple days so today I offered it water and dog food (which was sniffed with disdain). Luckily the weather is mild (60 predicted today) and it has found a nice nest
in a protected corner with leaves. Will do the whole kitty dance around here if it is still around in a couple days. Luckily we donate to a no kill shelter. No collar, seems healthy and friendly.

UPDATE - kitty seems to have left. Nowhere to be seen. We hope he got bored teasing Abby and decided to go home to his own warm bed.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Great Pig Escape

Read this with tutoring kiddos this week. About pigs who escape on their way to market as they don't want to become bacon, pork chops and ham.

BIL is a farmer and SIL keeps a huge vegetable garden. One year she put together an herb garden next to the pig pen. She watered the garden and she then gave the pigs a shower. They loved it and they loved her.

Come piggy harvest - after all these years on a farm - she had a really hard time with it. She moved the herb garden the next year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You don't want to give her any more power...

Should dogs (and other domesticated animals) be granted citizenship?
Article here.
Abby is already cooking up plans. Forget democracy she will go for dictatorship.
All squirrels shall join the space program to be launched into space.
She will allow cats as she knows some of you actually like them.
But they must address her as 'Your Supreme Highness' at all times.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

gnomeland security

The gnomes have updated their letter to Santa. They want one of these magnets to put on the metal front door to warn all that the gnomes are standing guard.
They are available at www.northernsun.com

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The gnomes were informed

that, because of the younger family members, they needed a more appropriate Christmas picture. They made a gingerbread house for this picture and have asked Santa to bring more beer.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nephew had a Rain Day

My nephews have never had a Snow Day - living in San Francisco all their lives but the youngest had a Rain Day yesterday.

My SIL's work lost power, Brother's did not. Power out all up the coast. 105 mph winds on Mt. Baker. It even went *around* us - shut down roads, closed schools and roads to the south and east of us. whew!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pull tab to open....

Some of us, of a certain age, got to watch The Carol Burnett Show when it first ran. Loved every minute of it.
This time of year I always remember the 'pull tab to open' skit where Carol tries to open a soda and ends up trashing her entire kitchen.
Wrapping Christmas presents, getting this little or that little thing to do what I want it to, getting wrapping paper to stop trying to go back to its original configuration, losing the tape, the scissors, the tags. The family room looks like a paper storm hit it.
Thank you, Carol, for getting me thru the @$#% wrapping and mailing *fun*. Breathe deeply and pull tab to open....

Monday, December 8, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

my drive to school

 This is facing the 'back home' way. We have a wonderful set of parks, with roadways, along the river. This is winter in our area for the most part, cold and foggy. Picture from the Chamber of Commerce.

Does anyone have a young nephew?

This is what the girls bought for a little boy they know.
The Engineer hopes it is out of production by the time we
have grandchildren.

We already have a fart blaster. His name is Tar.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Leftovers. It is a race -

to who finishes theirs first - the gnomes or the family? Abby and Tar are trying to help.