A Lovely Award Nomination!

 

Blogger recognition award

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Thank you, Robbie Cheadle from Robbie’s Inspiration for nominating me for this award. Robbie was sweet enough to nominate me for this as I was recuperating from Mystery Thriller Week.  I really appreciate you thinking of me.
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Product Review: Wee Alphas Postcards by Wee Society

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My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Snapchat a Grandmother’s Secret

I have one of those new-fangled phones. I have to talk like that because I am a grandmother and everyone knows, that’s how we talk.  Anyway, I digress. The fun part of the smartphone is the awesome apps that are available.

One of my most favorite apps has become Snapchat. For those that do not know what it is, well let me inform you. It is an app that allows your selfies to have special effects that make you look , awesome, goofy, animalistic, and just, plain FUN!

So although I am shy about selfies, shy about my own appearance, I am for research purposes only, going to share some of the options, with the help of my grandchildren. They will be small enough not to humiliate me, but big enough to provide a laugh.  Ok, I lied, they will humiliate me, but they crack me up. I hope you download the free app too and have some fun. We will start with making a Grandmother glamorous with cat eyes!

Next ,we will share the total transition into Drag Queen Granny! Man, I can’t get that one small enough.

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Feeling like an animal? Sarah, Nathan, and I often do.  Let’s share some.

The next are just a few of the oddball filters. It makes it all fun.  I hope everyone discoveries how much fun this app can be.  I am trying to coerce my daughter into showing it to her children, but then she might never get her phone back.  Until I was provided a full beard, I didn’t realize I looked somewhat like my son. Just kidding he is a good looking man with a beard, me, not so much.

Finally, yes there is an end, The Harry Potter Birthday filter. Note the groovy wand?

Enjoy Snapchat and always feel free to share with me. I love these things. They make me laugh for hours.  If you want beauty, there are fairy filters that make you look fairylike. In case you can’t tell they keep this house freezing and I have to wear my purple jacket all the time indoors, even in August.

Your friend,

Vicki

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Arrow the Clockwork Aussie & Her Trusty Sidekick Beau

Every morning I wake up to a forty five pound alarm clock named Arrow.  First comes the rumble, the groan that she makes to see if I open my eyes. Then she begins the pawing of my left arm. Not sure why it is always my left arm with her left paw, but it is. Just like clockwork.  If I peek open my eyes she moves in closer.   Arrow’s next step in the process is to nuzzle me with her nose and lick me on the cheek. If I tuck my head under the duvet I can escape those morning breath kisses.

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Usually that is all it takes and I am awake and struggling to tug the covers up.  Then the black tri, Beau, moves in to make sure I am awake. He is a gentleman and always waits until Arrow has done her best.  Once Beau, the fifty pound fellow comes up to sit on me I am positively up.  So I announce “Let me up” They both spring off the bed and start heading towards the door.

They patiently wait while I put on my coat and my shoes. If patiently means running around me in circles jumping up on me and giving me kisses, then yes, they patiently wait on me.  I say the magic words, “do you need to go outside?” At that point they are off, racing and dancing towards the closed bedroom door.  They attempt to open the bedroom door in order to lead the way through the house to the back door off of the kitchen. Once they beat me there they jump up and down at the back  door until I meet them there with Arrow’s leash in hand.

Arrow must have a leash because she is a runaway. She will escape and only gives a wicked look back over her shoulder as I call her back to me as she darts around the house and out of sight. Therefore, Arrow has to stay on a leash.

Beau is happy to stay in the boundaries of the back yard. He will go no further than the imaginary property line. Somehow he has always known it is there and he respects it.  I do not know how he knows there is an invisible property line, we just accept that he knows it.

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Beau has only attempted to cross it once and that was when he was being teased by a neighborhood squirrel.  Who would be able to resist chasing a running squirrel?  He  did however stop chasing the squirrel as soon as I called to him to stop.  This one fact alone is why he is allowed out without anyone holding a leash.

Arrow has not noticed that invisible line. She has not looked for it and does not understand why Beau doesn’t run off down the street every time he goes outside.  Arrow has taken a short vacation from our home on one occasion. She ended up actually only one house away, but the house was a quarter of a mile down the busy road that runs between our house and that house.

Those were a terrible ten days for me.  She did not have it so well either. Seems that the little lady that took her in (The same little lady that did not want the flyer I was passing out about my lost dog) decided to keep Arrow for herself.  Until that is, Arrow got sick from the chicken and dumplings she was being fed by the neighbor lady. It seems that chicken and dumplings made Arrow a little nauseous.  By the time she had returned a weeks worth of chicken and dumplings to the porch of the kindhearted neighbor, the lady was ready to find a posted flyer and call me saying only  “Come get your dog”!

We went and retrieved Arrow that moment.  Arrow howled and yapped and whimpered for hours after we got her home because she was so glad to be back with her family.

Needless to say, we keep Arrow on a leash for her own good.  She doesn’t mind as she seems to enjoy pulling me around the yard willy nilly.

So out we go, everyone knows what they need to do next and the morning has begun. Now we can move on to breakfast, waking the rest of the family and tossing about the toy de jour.  Welcome to our morning schedule planned and executed by Arrow the Clockwork Aussie and her trusty sidekick Beau.