Thursday, December 17, 2009


I know there is controversy out there about S.A.D. or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Since I am neither a qualified medical physician nor a psychiatrist I definitely think I have the knowledge base to declare that Seasonal Affective Disorder is most definitely real and that I am most definitely affected by it.


I do not like Winter.

I do not like it in a house. I do not like it with a mouse. I do not like it here or there. I do not like it anywhere. I do not like it Sam-I-Am. I do not like green eggs and ham.

Sorry.... distracted.

Anyway, back to winter. I am just not cut out for winter. The cold. The wind. The dry, pallid (or in my case, extra pallid) skin. Gray skies. Leafless trees. Frozen ground. Frozen water troughs and buckets.

Yet, I am dying to move to the mountains of NC or Virginia. Can someone explain it? Am I crazy? Actually, do not answer that last one... I know the answer.

Anyway, apparently this winter I may be sporadic with my blogging because, well, it seems that apparently when it is winter I do not want to blog about what I've done with my day because I do not want to remember that I was freezing cold the entire time. And I don't take my camera out nearly as often. But, I will try harder. But more importantly, I will stop whining!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina : : Part Three

Okay... this is my 3rd and final post about Charleston. Don't worry, no more random building pictures with which to bore you to tears. This time, just animals and a toddler... much cuter! Anyway, for anyone planning an upcoming visit to Charleston, I am a free companion! Just sayin'...

My sister and her family live just outside of Charleston so we stopped to visit with them briefly on our way out of town.

Their house is full of critters! Dogs, goats, pigs, cats, and a little rugrat....

It was raining quite a bit so I wasn't able to hug and smother the animals as much as I would have liked...

My niece let me snap a few pictures of her... though it wasn't easy!! Especially since she spends most of her time torturing loving on my sister's poor Min Pin named Lilly. Though, my niece considers Lilly her sister, and calls her "sissy." I'll make sure to remind her of that in 13 or so years... preferably in front of her friends... :)

I'm pretty jealous of the menagerie... but, I definitely have my hands full at home. In fact, I think I spend 90% of my life feeding animals and husbands...

That's all I'm good for 'round here...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Charleston, South Carolina : : Part Two

I repeat. Charleston. Is. Beautiful.

It is a photographer's dream - Even on the rainy day I saw no fewer than 4 professional photographers out within a 3 block area.

I love this photo! What a precious pup!!

We chose a random restaurant for lunch. We ended up wandering into the SouthEnd Brewery.

They provide crayons for children (apparently of all ages) to express themselves on the tables.

So. We did.

My turkey in honor of Thanksgiving. A true masterpiece. It was quite delicious!

I miss it already!