Monday, September 30, 2013

Me, My Toy, And Hot Air Balloons

I am gazing up at my Dad and waiting for him to suddenly reach down and pick up my toy. RATS! I think he is asleep.

Maybe I will just bury my nose in my toy and take a little snooze myself! Dad will wake up sooner or later and want to play with me.

The following: are some pictures taken at the Pittsfield NH Hot Air Balloon Rally in August. Mom stated she had a great time there, and NO, she did not go up in any of the balloons!!!

Lovies, Miss Mindy

Monday, September 23, 2013

Playing Ball And "Wooding"

I still play with balls a lot of the time! I must have about a dozen different ones in a nice little basket in the living room. Sometimes, Mom and Dad will throw all of them, one right after another just to see me go crazy! They both really laugh a lot when this is going on! I just love to make them laugh!

The next two pics, I will let Mom  explain about, as I know nothing about "Wooding".

During my stay in New Hampshire this summer, Ralph and I would converse once a day on the phone. He always asked me what I did that day, and once I replied: oh just my usual "wooding" (instead of carving). It was an accident that, that word came out of my mouth, and has become a bit of a joke since!
I often would take a walk in the woods there on the property, to find sticks to use for my projects. On the left side, was a stick that I thought could be made into a horses head. I had to shorten it quite a bit in order for it to take on the look better. It became a hiking stick for the 10 yr old girl that lives upstairs from my daughter. She loves horses, and you should have seen her face when I gave it to her! On the right side is a hiking stick made in two pieces, glued together, of a cat. I wasn't real pleased with the outcome of this one, but the 7 yr old girl I gave it to, seem to really like it. I made a total of 12 hiking stick/canes during my stay there. I mailed 8 of them home. They will be in a craft sale this November.

I also had a lot of fun carving some spoons. My daughter wanted me to make her a set to put on the wall in her kitchen. Forks are a bit hard to do, for me, so this was my rendition of a fork for her!

In the next few weeks, I will be including more pictures of my "wooding" that I did over the summer. I about killed my hands on many days, but happily endured the pain for the outcome!

Many lovies from Miss Mindy, of course!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

YUP! It's September And We Are BACK!

FINALLY, y'all get to see ME again! It feels like forever since I have gotten onto Blogger and been able to see all my friends here and you see me. But, now I am back!
So I spent the summer helping my Dad: build this little bench, plant lots of new flowers, trees and bushes in the yard, bask in the sun for hours at a time, tip a few Rum and Cokes, and eat enough to add an extra pound to my girly self. At times, we both were a little sad that our lady of the house wasn't around to nag us, but we managed to get by, somehow!

And we are both happy as can be!  Y'all know know what I mean?

Mom said she had a ton of exciting experiences with her kids and grandchildren, but the Pittsfield Balloon Rally was certainly one of the biggest highlights in New Hampshire! She has a number of beautiful pictures of the balloons. We may try and share some of those at a later date.

Mom got to spend a lot of time with her granddog, Charlie! He is the sweetest part Pit Bull she has ever met! I am just wondering, do you think he might be kinda a woosie since he is on his dad's (Clint) shoulders? Mom says absolutely not! These two guys just love each other!

Upstairs at the house Mom was staying at, lives Shadow. Hmmmm I think he is quite handsome! The little red Min Pin belongs to my sis Sherri and her husband Jim. Mom and her just fell in love with each other! (WHAT???)
Then there is Jake! He is another granddoggie that lives in East Aurora, New York. MY! What a big nose he has!

Here is Jake's sister, Mollie. I understand she is just a little love! HUMPH! Couldn't be anymore of a lover than I am! Just sayin!

All righty then, it's great to be back bloggin again!
See ya next week!
Lovies, Miss Mindy