BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
(click to see movie trailer)

Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dentist's Report

I should have never gone to a different dentist, as my dentist is the kindest, most sympathetic person...

He found no cavity, crack, etc. He took several x-rays, including a panoramic, and found a cyst (he suspects) above the painful tooth....he wants me to see an oral surgeon.
He also suspects that I have a sinus infection which is adding to the pressure/discomfort, so I'm on antibiotics and decongestant.

Again, thanks for the kind words of encouragement. It's amazing how a toothache controls your life!!!

Happy Trails,

Roses and Rhodies-2

Dentist appt. 10am this morning...thanks for the words of encouragement...I'm ready to cut my head off!!!

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Two of My Favorite Guys

My favorite rendition...although Sarah isn't nearly as cute as Elmo...Enjoy!

Dentist didn't want to fix my toothache. He wanted to "rebuild" my entire mouth to the tune of $1500, minimum- (mouth splints, crowns, etc).

I had TMJ surgery several years ago and I know the difference between a toothache and joint issues...Going for a 2nd opinion tomorrow.

Happy Trails,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Roses and Rhodies

The Knockout roses and rhododendrons are blooming.

It does help make the pollen more bearable.
Today is my long await dentist's appointment.
Hopefully, I'll get some much needed relief. (root canal?!?)

Happy Trails,

Monday, April 27, 2009

Buddy's Towel

See the yellow stuff on Buddy's nose?

It's pollen.

See his dirty, slobbery mouth?

Guess where he wiped his nose and mouth?

Poor, Sassy!

Let's go to the creek, Girl!

Happy Trails,

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Daddy, Mother and "Chum"
Guam, 1953
(A couple of months before I was born)
Rest in Peace, Sweet Honey.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sassy Says

"A friend is a present you give yourself."

~ Robert Louis Stevenson


I had lunch with my former college roommate and dear friend yesterday. We had so many years to catch up on; marriages, children, grandchildren, our parents, friends, careers, and memories.

It was a beautiful day, we met in a beautiful location, and she is still my beautiful friend.

Love ya, S

Happy Trails,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mr. Stick, Is That YOU??!!??

As I was walking Buddy and Sassy yesterday, we heard a faint call from the woods, "Here doggie, doggie.."

Buddy went to investigate and returned, proudly carrying what appeared to be an ordinary, harmless stick.

However, after closer inspection, I realized that this was no ordinary stick...It was the infamous, dreaded Mr. Stick!

Of course I wanted nothing to do with evil Mr. Stick and promptly threw him back into the woods, to rot!!!!

However, Sassy had other plans.

She retrieved Nasty Mr. Sticky and proceeded to get revenge for Sola.

"Die and rot in Hell, Mr. Stick, and may
you never inflict pain on another doggie!"

The last time we saw Mr. Stick he was crawling back into the woods,
injured, but not dead.

Beware, our Doggie Friends!
You never know where he'll show up next!

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today's Chuckle

Two hikers round a corner and come face to face with an enormous bear that rises up on its haunches and roars at them.

"What do we do?" the first hiker asks.


"Do you really think you can outrun a bear?"

"No, but I can outrun you."

Happy Trails,

Monday, April 20, 2009

Buddy's Collage

He is a big, goofy, happy boy!

Happy Trails,

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Hubby (my only family) and me
Birmingham, AL


You might enjoy these Eagle Cams:

Sutton Avian Research Center in Oklahoma: http://www.suttoncenter.org/eaglecam.html

Hancock Wildlife Refuge in British Columbia: (be sure volume is up )http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/staticpages/index.php/20090302200021473

Happy Trails,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Ferns

Fresh, fancy, fuzzy, fern fronds unfurling...
(Don't you love alliteration?)

Happy Trails,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sassy Says

20 Keys To A Happy Life

1) Compliment 3 people everyday!

2) Watch a sunrise.

3) Be the first to say "hello".

4) Treat everyone as you want to be treated.

5) Live beneath your means.

6) Forget the Joneses.

7) Never give up on anybody ~ miracles happen!

8) Remember someone's name.

9) Be kinder than you have to be.

10) Wish not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

11) Be tough-minded, but tender hearted.

12) Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

13) Keep your promises.

14) Leave everything better than you found it.

15) Show cheerfulness even when you don't feel it.

16) Remember that winners do what losers don't want to do.

17) Remember that overnight success usually takes 15 years.

18) When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone's day.

19) Don't rain on other people's parades.

20) Don't waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them!

~ source unknown

Happy Trails,

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bo Obama's Book

Look, look!
See Bo run!

According to USA Today, Bo, the Obama's new Portie pup, will be the subject of an upcoming children's book, “Bo, America’s Commander in Leash,” expected in stores at the end of April.

The poor pooch isn't even housebroken and he already has a book deal.
I suppose TMZ will be on his tail soon!

Why can't he just be a dog who happens to live in a big white house with a loving family?!?
Does everything have to be commercialized?
I'm thrilled the Obama girls got their pup, as I believe every home deserves a dog and every dog deserves a home.

However, since the Obamas opted not to get Bo from a Portie rescue or shelter, it would be nice if some of the profits from the book went to rescue organizations.

Of course, as a retired first grade teacher, I believe anything that encourages kids to read is a GOOD thing!

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Barbie Turns 50!!!

It was bound to happen....

Happy Trails,

Wordless Wednesday

Mac doesn't belong to me, we're just buddies!

Happy Trails,

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rest in Peace Hoshi

There is great sadness at Sunbonnet Cottage today.
Nick and Melissa's sweet Hoshi passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
Melissa and Nick have had more than their share of difficult times lately.
Prayers, positive thoughts, and kind comments to them would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

Happy Trails,