Sunday, August 31, 2008

My First Camping Trip

Part 1- Peaceful and Magestic

Yes, thats right folks, I'm 27 years old and I'd never been camping before. My boyfriend was kind (and brave) enough to take me out on my first expidition. We visited Garden of the Gods and the first day was so much fun! I kept thinking "I can't believe I've never done this before. . ."

I took these photos Friday when we walked the main trail. The views were spectacular.

By the end of the first night I was convinced I was MADE for camping. I loved the food, the fire, and the peaceful sounds the insects made. I seemed untroubled by the heat, the bugs weren't bothering me too badly, and I slept amazingly well! Everything was magical and perfect. It was so relaxing. . .

Stay tuned for Part 2-"The Horror, The Horror"

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Monster Zucchini

Aieee! Its almost as big as my DOG.

Mystery Melon

Coneless but still kinda pitiful

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

This week from the CSA. . .

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dog Biscuits

Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't judge. . .you know you want it! ;)

Friday, August 08, 2008

She's Back!

I just left her for a few minutes to go feed the Bibliophile's kitty, and when I came back she was all sprawled on the floor funny, and didn't even lift her head to greet me, and for a second my heart sunk and I feared the worst. But then I flipped on the light and could see her tail waggin. *whew* Don't do that to me pooch! Sheesh.

Sorry if the stitches pic is too graphic. It really doesn't look as bad as I imagined it would. But it is pretty swollen and ouchy looking regardless.

She can't even freakin reach her water or her food dish with that stupid cone on. I sat on the floor and handed her individual bites of kibble this evening. She crunched on them happily and then I lifted the water bowl for her and gave her a drink. Wow. I am going to be hand-feeding my dog every morsel of food she gets for the next 2 weeks?! Suckage for both of us.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Brave Sweet Ella

I know there are a lot of really bad, really important things going on in the world, and in people's personal lives. . .war, poverty, and illness to name a few. Compared to all that it may seem trivial, but my dog is having surgery Thursday. So if you would, please keep her in your prayers. It shouldn't be life threatening- she just tore a ligament in her "knee". I say she just tore it, but damn, if I tore a ligment in MY knee it wouldn't be an "oh I just tore it" it would be "OMG, its so horrible! I TORE A LIGAMENT IN MY KNEE! AAAAAHHH!" And I'd probably whine a lot and feel sorry for myself. But Ella hasn't whined. She doesn't feel sorry for herself. She just gets around as best as she can and lives.
It is tough with an animal though. I can't explain to her what is going to happen to her Thursday, or why her leg isn't working right, or why it is bad if she tries to jump up on the couch. . .but she trusts me to take care of her, and I know when I take her in she won't be scared or anything. I will try to not be scared, too.

too tard to capshun

Most of this is pretty straightforward anyway. . .except the weird yellow things. I think they are zucchini!!! NOM

Sunday, August 03, 2008


This was my dinner last night! It was soooo good.