Sunday, March 30, 2008

Don't answer the phone on Sunday morning!

The phone rang about 9:30 this morning and guess what...Primary needed a substitute today. Actually I am excited to fill-in. It will be my first time back since being released. The lesson is going to be about Alma baptizing in the waters of Mormon. We'll be using pictures, an object lesson, a handout on the covenants we make at baptism, and discussion questions with scriptural references. If time permits, we will make drawings of our own baptism or of Alma baptizing. Nathan is an assistant in this class of 8 and 9 year olds.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Snowing again!!

Well, here we are back in the computer room again and it's snowing like crazy. The temperature has been dropping this morning and the flakes are coming down! We have decided this would be a good day for homemade chicken soup. Wild Thing is hiding this morning, we had the vacuum cleaner running earlier and it is too scary for him. We might not see him all day today. It's a good thing he doesn't mind if we blog for him.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Nathan and I are sitting in the computer room watching the snowflakes falling. The temperature is dropping as we get closer to evening. It seems strange to see the snow falling this late in March while the trees and daffodils are in bloom. But we love seeing snow anytime!

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's Monday!

Guess I'll have to continue blogging for Wild Thing, he's hiding under the bed this morning, obviously blogging is the last thing on his little mind. It's a beautiful morning, but chilly. Judie and I are getting ready to go for our morning walk by the mighty Puyallup River. Belinda, our other walking buddy, is on jury duty this week, so she'll be on her way to Tacoma soon.
We had a very nice, peaceful Easter. The speakers in Sacrament meeting were excellent and the lesson in YW went well.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

What a busy week! First there was St. Patrick's Day, then the first day of spring and on Sunday we have Easter...The Easter bunnies and the Irish leprechauns are both on display in the family room.

Wild Thing has been taking some time off from blogging, spring fever, I think.

We have nearly eaten our weight (which is considerable at this time) in chocolate Easter candy. Larry had his second cataract surgery today and is doing fine.
The doll in this picture is Daffodil Ginny and the picture was painted by my very talented and crafty friend, Belinda.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Wild Thing Celebrates St Paddy's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Blessing
In remembrance of my ancestors with Irish roots: Annie Allen, John Tracy, Louisa Knox

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Preparing for next week's lesson...

Wild Thing has agreed to let me(mom) blog today.

Next Sunday I will have the privilege of teaching a lesson to the Young Women about the Atonement. I have spent several weeks preparing for this and have read many informative articles in the Ensign about this important event. As Easter Sunday approaches, it has been personally enlightening to read about Jesus' glorious Atonement and to remember that it is the central act in all of human history! I pray that we may all take some time this week to ponder and study about the Atonement and how we can apply its power in our everyday lives. The March, 2008, Ensign, is a good place to start reading. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

We Are Very Tired!

The doll show was packed with people and dolls (and teddy bears). Donna said we could buy a French Fashion doll if we sold our cars! Donna bought a Shirley Temple and a Patsy doll. A very nice lady sold mom another Annette Himstedt doll. Her name is Neblina, a Swiss miss from Annette's 1991-92 collection.

The Doll Show

Today mom is going to the big doll show at the Puyallup Fair Grounds. Cousin Donna is coming too. There will be all kinds of new and vintage dolls for sale. Just what we need, more dolls!

This is a doll mom bought at the last doll show. She is from the 1940's.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Did you know mom collects dolls? This is Nula by Annette Himstedt. She comes from Germany. I am not allowed to play with her or even sit on her lap.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Karl, the peacock, pays a visit to Wild Thing

This afternoon my friend, Karl, came to see me. I love his feathers, don't you?

It's Wednesday...

This morning I read the paper with the humans, actually, I sat on the paper while they tried to read around me. I was thirsty so I ran into the bathroom and hopped into the bathtub for a drink. The mom ran the water for me and I stuck my paws in it just for fun. I like water! After this busy morning, I think I need a nap. If you go to my profile, you can hear my audio clip. We haven't figured out how to post the whole thing on this page yet, but we had fun choosing music for it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What to write?

Wild Thing is taking a break today, after two hard days of blogging, he needs a rest.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Car Trouble

Well, the humans are not happy this morning. Larry's car wouldn't start, not even turn over, whatever that means. Larry was not having a good day anyway, so the car problem might just put him over the brink. He had to take mom's car to work. Luckily, mom had put gas in the car this weekend ($3.52 per gallon!). I'd better be extra good today!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Welcome to the world of Wild Thing

Hi, my name is Wild Thing and I am the #1 cat in the house. The humans here, while helpful, are mostly in my way. I like to run and jump and chase and play with my favorite toys. One of the humans is kind enough to write this blog for me. I would be happy to do it myself, but I am very busy being a wild thing.