Tuesday, May 11, 2010

** This 'n That on a Tuesday Afternoon **

I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new US Postal Service stamps of dogs and cats, and I finally bought a sheet a couple of days ago. The photos feature animals that were adopted from shelters, and are they adorable or what?? The dog with the large head, and black & brown hair, looks similar to my Tiger and also our previous "mutt", Rocky! (We got Tiger at a local shelter when she was 6 months old.)

(Photo I took last night with my cell phone camera)
Awwwww....that's my Tiger!!

Also, pertaining to adorable photos of animals, I came across a really neat blog: Farm Girl Susan.  Susan moved from her native California to Missouri, to live out "in the middle of nowhere"! She also loves to cook and bake and shares tons of recipes. AND, on top of all that,,,,,she also loves Judith Ryan Hendricks' books! Hey, I think I've discovered another kindred spirit!!  Go visit Susan's blog and tell her "Becky sent me!"

Speaking of farms and farm-life, I spent most of today getting poked and prodded. I saw 2 different doctors; one a yearly check-up, one a follow-up. Then got lab work and x-rays. Sheesh...I'm worn out and I didn't do anything except drive my car, and sit around for hours. I took a book to read, but that even made me sleepy! I think I feel a late afternoon nap coming on......Zzzzzzz.

One last thing: Has anyone heard back from Bylines Calendar about their submissions? I keep checking the website, but nothing is posted about it yet. Any other good news about acceptances, or contest winnings??

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans" ~ James Herriot