Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wonderful Fall...

This is my little slice of heaven... When you're a native Las Vegan like me, you relish the Spring and the Fall because it's the only time you aren't either freezing, or feeling like you're being fried over an open flame. Personally, I love Fall the most, it's such a relief from the heat! So... last Sunday I arranged my little sitting area in my backyard juuusst so... An old soft and cool sheet on the lounge chair, with pillows (check), side tables with magazines, phone, ice cold beer (check), Tiki torches lit (even though it was still daylight... keeps the flies away) (check), a few incense sticks poking out of the flower pots sending little wisps of fragrant air up and dancing around me as I sat in my chair (check) Oh and with my precious "Doja" and my little "Zo" scouting out the area (check-check)... It's times like that when I am just so grateful!!! To have my own home, to be appreciative of my surroundings. I thank God every day!....
Zo is so happy to roll around on the cool river rock and look for crickets and grasshoppers... also, to snack on a few leaves.... She's such a beauty... I especially love the picture of her below...
My Eggplant and Tomato Plants have taken over my tiny little garden plot... and to think I bought them on the half-dead clearance rack... I don't see any actual eggplants growing yet, but the leaves are huge and beautiful. The purple trumpet flower bush (don't know what it's called) started out in a tiny little 4" pot and now look at it. I'm very lucky with my green thumb....

This beautiful Bougainvillea is growing like crazy... I'm trying to train it to grow around my window like a frame... I love it!!!

My friends at work tease me that they expect to walk into my office one day and see me completely enveloped in my plants (like the book "Where the wild things are") I keep having to tack my plants to the wall... They just grow and grow like crazy in my office... I love my office...
See: Well that's a pretty long post if I do say so... Tired now, gotta go to bed... It's Friday tomorrow!!! Yeaaaaa! Always living for the weekend, right?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome to the Fanciful Twist Spin off Party!!

Now granted this photo is ancient... but, it is/was me at one time (a long time, ago)...
I wish I could be at Miss Vanessa Valencia's party (A fancifultwist.typepad.com) in person. She is the most talented, cute, nice, eccentric (that's a compliment in my book) little sprite of a girl. She lives in a fairy tale world near Tucson and has a beyond fantastic imagination. She's so sweet that she even answered my emails (and she's like.. FAMOUS)... Well she has been published many times and in some of the most prestigious mags like Somerset studios. I just love her art work so much it's a fantastic inspiration.
I didn't plan this post, because I was just going to sneak in through the back door and be a fly on the wall and spy on everyone who was attending the big shin dig, then I saw that sweet little miss V. had listed my blog in her "partyiers" list, and so I thought that if anyone linked to me, then I'd better quickly come up with a little something... So that's it. Gotta get back to the party now.... Happy days and shrieks and giggles!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Zo Zo

Hello!!!! (Deb)... Sorry that I've been so behind in writing a post. I've fallen in love with digital scrapbooking and now I spend all my time trying to learn how to do it.

This is my third attempt (at left). I'm getting a little bit better. This is my beautiful little cat Zo (well not so little, she weighs about 16 lbs.) I love the color combo of black and red and she is such a pretty girl with her facial markings. Don't cha just love her "Cleopatra" eye liner?

The very first page I made was a collage of my mom and stepdad, now that I look back at it I think it's terrible. I certainly didn't mean to do it at the time, but I added this pink photo prong at the bottom of a picture of my mom, and it just happened to land in her hand... It looks like shes holding some kind of phallic symbol or something... It's so funny, I didn't see it at all. She and Cole both saw it, and so now I'll have to edit it and do a redo.
Soooo sorry for a short post but I'm tired and tomorrow is a work day (YUCK)!!! See ya!!