Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Spaniel

I'm getting into the holiday spirit more this year then I have been in a few years. We put our wreath on the door yesterday and just might get the tree up this weekend. We've gone the last 2 years without doing this. I am also looking forward to looking at Christmas craft shows for handmade decorations. I have been away from my blog for a long time and really have missed reading posts and will be trying to set aside some time each early morning to do so.  I hope that everyone has been well.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Favorite Childhood books

 The Mystery In the Night Woods was from the Scholastic book club in our grade school. Fantastic Mr Fox was part of a 4 book set that my Aunt got me. The Beatrix Potter book came with a little toy hedgehog and the Bugs Bunny is one of those flip type books that looks like the characters on the top of the page are moving when you flip through it quickly.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pound Puppies

Mom got us the brown pound puppy that I named Chip in the mid 1980s. I don't know why she made it a Christmas gift for both my brother and I though. My brother didn't mind that I kept him in my room though so he's pretty much mine anyhow. She got me the smaller gray one the next year. I bought the small brown one at a flea market in the early 1990s. I don't remember where or when I got the one that looks like a cocker spaniel and the 3 minis. I had a bunch more from flea markets but recently donated these along with other toys, jewelry and clothes to a thrift shop that helps raise money for homeless animals. I didn't want to part with my Chip and the others though. I also have a small cocker spaniel that I forgot to take a picture of that I got in either Walmart or Target about 10 years ago.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Old Cameras

We still have our old cameras, even the one that took the 110 type of film. I had a Kodak brand one like that but dad took it from me during the time that my parents were going through the divorce. I actually had to use the 2 Nikon film cameras at the US Open last year because of the power outage and not being able to recharge the digital cameras batteries. I had resisted so long in going digital but now wish that I had gotten this type of camera years before December of 2008. I don't ever want to get rid of our old cameras though. Haven't used to Canon one since the early 1990s at a figure skating show. That detachable zoom lens sure is heavy as is the camera.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

These are 2 of my favorite books that I got in grade school through the Scholastic Book Club. I had some others and wish that I had kept those also.

Monday, July 9, 2012


This was one of our favorite shows when my brother and I were kids. For Halloween one year my brother dressed up as a fireman with the Emergency helmet.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beach Boys mini concert

My brother and I went to a GMA summer concert series featuring the Beach Boys on June 15th in Central Park. We got pretty close to the stage and I took lots of pictures. They did 4 songs including California Girls and Good Vibrations. We had a nice time. I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer so far. I'm just getting back into the blogging thing so I'm hoping to catch up on reading posts soon. I've missed everyone here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Not Necessarily The News - Sniglets

I remember when we had HBO on cable in the 1980s watching a comedy show called Not Necessarily the News. My brother and I liked this. One of the segments on it was Sniglets. I bought 2 of the books about this back then but sold them at a flea market but took them into a book trading place which I regretted. I did find one a few years later at a flea market. It wasn't in the best of shape but I got it. When I was taking pictures of it for my blog it fell apart. I seem to be having trouble with the new way this site is set up. I had one more photo but it wasn't accepting it plus I can't seem to type inthe paragraphs right here which is making me feel like so frustrated.Wish they had just kept it the way it was. Sorry I have not been visiting my fav blogs lately, I've been spending way too much time at another one over at Tumblr. Hope that everyone has been well lately and I'll try to catch up on my reading here very soon.

Friday, May 4, 2012


I still have my walkman and dicsman. One of these days I might just save up for an iPod but it's not really a priority. I'd rather save up for a concert ticket.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Buffy

My Buffy loved playing with rocks and sleeping in her puppy bed.  She first came into our lives April of 1998. It was love at first sight. She was definitely a grandma's girl though. It has been a year and a half since we had to have her put to sleep. 
My best memories of the past 14 years include our sweet spaniel.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Favorite Childhood games

I had looked throught every storage tote in the basement - we have lots of those - and could not find the 2nd game tote which was upsetting. I did not realize that my brother had switched them into a bigger tote that used to have something else in it. This was the only unlabled one. One day I had to move this tote for the Verizon guy to put a box in our basement. For some reason I decided to open it up and when I did I was so happy to see our games in it. The Monopoly, Parcheesi and Dominoes are actually from my mom's childhood. She had Clue too which I loved but we lent that to our cousins and never got it back before they moved.  Mom bought us a newer version in the early 1990s but it's just not the same, wish that I could have the old one again

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

James Herriot books

My Aunt Al recommended these books to me when I was a teenager and I really enjoyed them. I do remember seeing some episodes of the programme that was based on them too.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Decorations 8

The one with the cow is my mom's. The bunny in the top photo is handmade. I hope that everyone has a very Happy Easter.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Beanie Babies

I was very into collecting beanie babies in the mid 1990s - early 2000s and loved the bunnies and other Easter type ones also which I saved as decorations for Easter. I got back into them a little a couple of years ago but mainly just for the dogs and holiday related ones. I have not gotten any for about 10 months though and as much as I'd like others that are on my wish list I really should start focusing on saving for more important things. I recently donated some of my beanies and other stuffed animals to a thrift shop that raises money for doggies and cats. I won't part with any of these though. Maybe someday I'll change my mind about this.

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