Friday, June 25, 2010

House tour, part I

As promised, some pictures of the CB. I'll start with the bedroom, since it was the cleanest yesterday when I took the pictures.

The butterflies on the wall are vinyl decals that I am still playing with - they won't have the blue paper behind them once I finally adhere them to the wall. (Don't worry, Dad, they are removable and won't ruin the paint if I decide to take them off in the future.) The "bedspread" is a shower curtain from World Market that I liked - the sort of greyish-blue stripe in the middle is almost the same color as my walls, although it doesn't look it in this picture. My grandma made the crocheted spread at the foot of the bed for me - it's one of the most beautiful things I own.

Bed and bedside table. The glass tube in the window is a thermometer - you know it's bad when there's only one bubble floating at the top of it (80 degrees), but it's even worse when not even the 80 degree bubble is floating. Must, must, must get some decent insulation into the attic in the next week.

Dresser-top, because I'm nosy and like to see what other people have on their dressers. Notice my awesome overhead light reflected in the mirror? I wish I could say I meant to do that.

This plant is a "wandering Jew" that I adopted from Kate when she moved to California a couple years ago. Although it periodically goes through molting phases when I become convinced that I have finally killed it, it has thus far sprung back each time and seems pretty happy in this eastern-exposed window. I couldn't get my camera to photograph them properly, but the leaves are a really lush magenta streaked with green and sparkly silver. It absolutely glows in the sunshine. The cool terracotta vase and wooden cat are souvenirs from my grandparents' visits to my Aunt Beth and her family in New Mexico.

Penny was napping under the bed while I took these first pictures, but she stirred her stumps and came out when it seemed like I might take a picture of her. She's a ham - she will actually hold still and preen a little for pictures now. I think I may have completely spoiled her.

And finally, perhaps some additional evidence for the spoilage, gathered the other night while I was working on my computer in the front room. I turned around to see where she was, and this is what I found:

What an absolute brat.

Monday, June 21, 2010

One more page of gratuitous puppy photos, then I promise some house pics this week

LT goes home today and I will once again be a one-puppy household, so I thought I'd leave you with a few more puppy pictures from the weekend.*

This is the dog who lives across the alley from me. She's a Mexican hairless chihuahua who wanders over to visit from time to time. I'm pretty sure she was an accident, because surely God didn't mean to make something this unfortunate looking.

This puppy is more my style. I think she looks like a little black bear in this picture.

I took the pups up to my parents' house yesterday for Father's Day and they played outside for most of the afternoon. I finally managed to tire them out: they slept last night from 10:30 until 8:30 this morning. That may be the longest I've slept at one time since adopting Penny. Glorious.

An action shot of LT:

Penny resting in the shade:

"Digging? Nope, I haven't been digging. That would be naughty of me."

It's been fun having the little sisters this weekend, but two puppies are definitely more than twice the work of one!

*These were taken on my mom's camera, which apparently thinks it's August and not June, so ignore the timestamps.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters..."

(Bonus points if you can tell me where the quote in the title comes from.)

Penny's sister LT (Lucy Two) is visiting for the weekend, so I tried to snap a couple shots of the girls. Most of them came out like this:

And in fact, I didn't get a single one that is perfectly clear. I'm going on the theory that it's impressive that I got them to hold still for even long enough that they're not just two black blurs. You get the idea, anyway.

They're quite the sister act.

Update: I just managed to snap a rare photo on my cellphone of the two of them in repose. Study this one, because it doesn't happen often.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Puppy at the lake

Penny and I went up to New York this weekend to visit Paul and we all went to Paul's friend's cottage on the lake. Penny thinks she could be a lake dog.