don the life vest

My friend, Jen, sent me this awesomely awesome video.  I’m convinced a film maker was deeply moved by my recent post: the saga of the OFFENDING HAIRBALL (the feral cat sneaking in my doggie door and trying to murder me, the Texan and Doxy.  And give us ringworm!) and made this video as a lasting tribute.  YOU MUST WATCH IT!!  Now.  It’s short.  Have your Depends ready.

short cat video

Thanks, Jen.  Give me just a second to clean this milk off my monitor.  Geez..I haven’t had anything spew out my nostrils since grade school!  Yeah, thanks a lot…….sniff, sniff

On to other matters.
If you fall in the water, I hope you have a kind hand

AND a trusty life vest to help you out. 
Buckle up your life vest….it’s going to be a watery ride!  wha-ha-ha-ha!!

I’ve been thinking about one of my ‘life vests’.  Something I strap on regularly to help me swim.  It’s so SIMPLE….yet that is the beauty of it.  All of you probably already know it.  It’s the Serenity Prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

There’s more to it, but that’s the jist of it.   Serenity…..sounds so inviting.  So NOT like the world we live in.  The prayer has helped me survive many a watery pickle.  I’m a big believer simple is better.  Even in prayers.  Don’t know what to pray?  Don’t worry about being fancy….just try this.

Life-vesty love to all this week.

short and simple Monday

The start of another week smack in the heart, the core, the essence of summer.  Beer, mosquitoes, fresh tomatoes, potato salad, the flag, fishing, blueberries, hand cranked ice cream, cherry cobbler and reggae on my mind.
Some things tickling my fancy.

Dove babies in my front yard.
There is a ‘water’ photo contest going on at Pioneer Woman. I don’t have the skillz to really enter…..but should that stop me from trying? No, I say!

I won’t lie…I love this photo. The colors, the whimsy, the fun. Looks like a print ad. Only thing is….what am I advertising? You be the judge.

Thanks to the Sprouts and the In-Laws for letting us come to the lake yesterday. Good times. Too many skiing, tubing, wipe out photos to bore you.
Promised the Sprout NO bikini photos on the blog. Hope she can swallow this one.  Struck me as a great metaphor for living life this week.  Thumbs up, square on, safety goggles (just in case!), and armed with a big smile.
Thumbs up love to all this week.