Sunday, July 14, 2013


I had a very nice brunch with my sister and my nieces today.
We try to do a breakfast once a month.
This month we decided to do something different and do it over a my sister's house instead of the cafe we usually go to.
I didn't bring my camera because I didn't want her to think that everything I do, I view as a photo op.
On Friday she asked me what my "menu request" was.
I said "Thick Expensive Bread with Nuts and Seeds and Blueberry Jam served with Strong Coffee."
I didn't really expect her to serve that but I figured if she was asking, I'd tell her what sounded good...
I wished I had brought my camera because DANG! that's what she served.
It was lovely, served on little yellow "bee" plates.
If I had my camera I could have also photographed her backyard, the flowers, the landscaping.
I could have zoomed in on what I thought was a dog in the wooded area.
I could have followed my niece down into the trees

and taken pictures of what turned out the be a small group of deer.
If I had my camera I could show photos of the awesome "tree dolls" my eldest niece is making to sell at the Fairy Festival that she's going to Oregon.
Sigh...yeah, no photos make for a boring post.
But brunch was a nice break from working on my bathroom.
I've been spending all my spare time redoing it....on a ZERO dollar budget.
I do mean ZERO. I'm only using what I already have.
I did take some "during" photos of that
but I'll save those for when I'm done and do a before and after post.

..................I do have a photo to show of Poppy though.

I took her into work the other day to get her groomed and her rabies vaccination updated.
I wasn't really thinking about how stressful it must have been for her.
She hasn't been to work since her previous owner dropped her off to give her to me.
She's always been quiet and timid, although she's come out of her shell here at my home.
I was carrying her around and showing off her haircut to everyone.
The vet techs were all around her and oohing and aahing over her when she suddenly
projectile vomited on two of the vet techs.
A lot of vomit for such a little dog.
We apologized and I took her back to my work area.
I made her a little bed and she laid down.
When we got home, she instantly ran around and went back to her usual routine of things.
She was fine.
I think she just wanted to be home.


Sandy Mastroni said...

I love reading your blog ........ I'm laughing and smiling , and wondering why I can't write like you
you make boring wonderful ..... you make the little things in life so freakin' fun to read and appreciate
so I guess you're a really good writer
I keep a journal , but it's mostly just recording what I did for the day
I think I might try some creative writing { thank you Cindi .... my inspiration ! }

Cynthia Myers said...

Thank you for such a sweet comment and compliment!
I just write what's in my head.
Most times.
I do have to censor myself or I'm afraid I might frightening some people away. :D
Thanks again! XOXO

An Urban Cottage said...

Kids. You can't take them anywhere!

Nita Stacy said...

She was probably afraid you were trying to give her away to someone since her life changed after she'd been there. She is so cute. The brunch sounds so pretty. I would have loved to have seen it. Can't wait to see your bathroom redo. I have to say...your house looks fabulous from what I could see of it behind Poppy. Really all white and with cool stuff. I was at a neighbor's house last night and her whole house is so gorgeous...just stuff she's drug home mostly. Most of her house is furnished with stuff she's found thrifting or on the side of the road. And it is sooooo cool. Makes me want to change my whole house. But of course I can't. But I love the white in your house.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I agree with Sandy....and your baby is demonstrating...we all want to be home! Peace, Mary Helen

Jan said...

Oh, little Poppy is so sweet and vulnerable. Sorry she had to show you her discomfort in such a way and glad she is better now.
Your sister brunch sounds quite charming. ask and you shall receive. I never seem to have my camera when I most need it even though I carry it around so much of the time. I try to take snapshots in my head and keep them in my heart.

leslie said...

poor little poppy. but i love that photo. what a cutie.

lily once vomited at the feet of people who were looking at the house we were about to move out of. i was a little embarrassed, but more worried about her than anything else. (we moved a lot.)

i know what you mean about the camera. i left my phone in the car at the beach in southern california last week, and then kicked myself when there was a beautiful flock (gaggle? bunch? must look up) of pelicans flying overhead.