Friday, May 25, 2012

Good morning Bloglandia!
I had a wonderful day yesterday. Two of the sweetest, lovable, and well mannered Shih tzu's came to my home via a neighbor that was trying to find their owner. She was unable to keep them until the owner showed up because dhe has a huge family pet dog. So we said sure we will watch the in the mean time. Well, I put them in my sweet convertible VW and we drove through our community of Spring Valley Lake here in Victorville, CA. They loved riding around in the fresh air : )
They got to do a sleep over. Of course, we fed them and made sure they had plenty of fresh water to drink. We made lots of community friends as I drove around our little village asking if they looked familiar as I knocked on doors and asked people about the two little girls : ) 
This is Miss Daisy above.
This is Miss Sparky.
They were fantastic over night guests : )
This morning at 7:00am I put them in the back seat of my little car below:
We were on our way to go buy some doggie treats and more food. As we were driving up the hill a young man asked me if I had seen his two beloved Shih tzu's and I said they are in the back seat. He was thrilled so I told him lead the way and we would follow him to their home. It was only 2 blocks away. Miss Daisy was happy to climb into his arms. Miss Sparky sat right next to me and did not want to get out : ) 
Well, it was a fun adventure and I miss them already.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

                                   Which of these little stars will become the next face of GapKids and babyGap?
                                       Actually the above photographs are of my almost 3 year old granddaughter.
        Her mom, my youngest daughter, has entered her into Gaps casting call contest for their as campaign for 2013. 
The link to see all of the entrants is:
My wonderful granddaughter's name is Malaika; so if you have time cast a vote for her. Voting begins on May 21, 2012.
How wonderful to be a grandma : )
Peace. Carole

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My BF David's mom Maxine, who was a vibrant 94 years old, passed on to heaven December 30, 2011. My younger brother, Bruce, passed unexpectedly on March 7, 2012. My dear darling mom passed on to heaven on March 21, 2012. The lilac bushes were in full bloom outside my childhood home and the air brought so many vivid childhood memories back. My mom was an ardent gardener; hydrangeas, lilac bushes, and her beloved rose bushes and her abundant vegetable gardens. My older sister Betty has lovingly cared for the gardens since my mom was unable to do so in her later years. I remember driving up to visit my mom last year and Betty was in the garden, looking like an English garden lady with her gloves, straw sun bonnet on, and a trowel in her hand. So, I feel very fortunate to have had my 63rd birthday on March 14, 2012. I hold onto so many small memories which give me joy and at the same time sadness. I cry for her going because she gave me so much and I know she knew how much I appreciated her kindnesses to me, even when I did not deserve them. I am alive in a world full of life, can smell the earth after the rain, see the wind, hear the vibrancy in others voices, and wake up ready to see and live a new day.