Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Dog Day

A nice breakfast on Turkey Day...poached eggs with cheese sauce & bacon with our tomatoes on the side! Yummm...who needs turkey?

We gave Chase his "turkey" to play with...the squeeker in it sounds just like a chicken cackle!

It was fun for a dog...for awhile.

Ho, hummm...where's the real turkey?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So the camera quit just after I snapped this inspiring shot of Chase's butt. We figure it is the first time he has ever seen snow, as it doesn't snow much in Fresno where he came from (as far as we know). He is NOT a big fan of snow!

We only had a couple of inches which had melted off by the time I got out there. Supposed to be down to 16 degrees tonite. BURRRR!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


No, this isn't a fried's Jack's right eyeball as the surgeon goes in to take out the cataract. I got to watch on a flatscreen mounted very high up on the wall, so folks in the waiting room who didn't want to watch didn't have to crane their necks.

Here they are using a funny little sharp hooked tool to loosen and tear apart the old lens and then they suck it out with a mini vacuum.

Then they just blow in the new lens through a little tube. It just uncurls

The surgeon plays with it to make sure it goes into place where it should. The actual surgery took 15 minutes. The entire visit took about 2 hours.
Nice touch with the tropical flower photos on the wall, probably taken by one of the surgeons.
So Mr. A is taking it tango dancing, heavy lifting or golf/tennis/ racecar driving for a week. Things will be quiet and even more dull than usual for a few days.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Chase evidently has never seen falling leave before, so if he sees them coming down he likes to bark at them. And he's found out how much fun it is to run through them.
These leaves are from the ornamental pear tree in the backyard that is over 30' tall!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It's been a busy fall what with dancing, teaching dance and working on the latest Saab books! I keep thinking that Mr. A will run out of Saab topics to write about, but NO! WAIT! He has managed to "squeeze out" 2 more tomes this fall. We did manage to get a few drives in to view the Rogue Valley Fall splendor. We had a spectacular fall this year.

Across the street at Cathie Davis' home, her Sunset Maple looks great.

Our Jacobi birch in the front yard looked like someone had spray painted the leaves gold. To help with WHAT COMES NEXT I purchased a new rake designed for removing leaves from the bushes. I'll be needing it!