Monday, May 23, 2016

Learning Curve Frustration

My blogging will probably be a bit sporadic as I work through a learning
curve.  I recently upgraded my operating system on my iMac and have
lost iPhoto and now have a new photo editing system and I am not
used to it.  I am having troubles working out the new method to import
my photos and I am frustrated!!!

Now, I need to have a cup to tea and think this through before I get
mad and rip my iMac out of the wall.  

I am repeating to myself ....

Serenity Now!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Special Prayer Request for Theodore

This is Theodore.  He is the beloved Beagle of my dear sister Robin who
writes the blog Decorating Tennis Girl.  Dear and sweet Theodore is at
the University of Illinois Veterinary Hospital right now.  He has a very
serious condition called Acidosis Ketosis which is a complication of
Diabetes.  His pancreas is inflamed and there is liver involvement as well.
He is receiving treatment right now.  

I am asking for prayers for Theodore from all you dog lovers.  We pet 
parents know that our pets are family and we always want the best for
them.  Thank you in advance for your prayers.  

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Healing Heartache

Sometimes life can be very hard.  Unfortunately, not everyone is
nice and there are some who will hurt you because they want something
you have or perhaps just because they can.  It happens to most of us
at one time or another.  Knowing that it happens never makes it any
easier when you are the victim.  

It's fairly common to withdraw after a heartache, to retreat into
a space that feels safe and secure and to avoid the possibility of
being hurt once again.  Doing just that is fine for a while.  
Curling up at home with the covers over your head will work for
a while, but sooner or later one must face the world once again.

I have spent my time at home curled up under the covers.

I have healed my wounds.

My heart has stopped aching.

I am ready to come out of my safe place ...

and face the world once again .... 

yet being careful, because ....

once bitten, twice shy.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bentley Takes Us on a Beach Vacation

Bentley decided that we needed a long weekend ~ well, not exactly.  David played in two 
separate golf tournaments in Corpus Christi and he thought it would be fun if Bentley
and I tagged along, so we did.  We love to stay at Omni Hotels because they are so pet 
friendly and do their best to make Bentley comfortable.  This note was in our suite 
when we arrived last Wednesday evening.  They left some freshly baked heart shaped
dog treaties too.  Bentley was indeed feeling like a VIP ~ very important pet that is!

He had his own pet bowls too.  Some little guy certainly was feeling like a king :-)

We took lots of long walks on the seawall and that meant lots
of naps too.  He is about to nod off.  Bentley loved sleeping  
in the sunshine that streamed through the big windows
overlooking the bay.  

We were up on the 18th floor and had two sets of sliding glass
doors out to balconies on two sides, so the views were
spectacular.  We could watch sail boats and shrimpers going out to
sea.  We saw big tankers coming in, followed by tugs.  There was
a wind surfing championship too.  

See that "look" on Bentley's face?  That's his ~ quit taking pics of me
mama look because it's nap time don't you know.   Ah, the life of a
beloved Yorkie.  There were quite a few other dogs at the hotel and
Bentley made some new friends.  I enjoyed hanging out by the
pool which is something I really love to do.  David played three full
days of golf which he loved and we had some great dinners too.

Now it's back to reality.  Vacations always end too quickly, but I 
am already making plans for the next one.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Friday, May 13, 2016

Design Tips from Eddie Ross & Marburger Farm

Fridays are garage sale, consignment, and
antique shop days.  Here are some great tips from
designer Eddie Ross at Marbuger Farms to keep
in mind during your hunt.

So kick your boots off and spend a little time
watching these Marburger Farm videos and you may
find some inspiration for your next treasure hunting trip.

All you blue and white transfer ware lovers are
really going to enjoy this next video!

I hope that these videos give you some inspiration
to create a space that is uniquely yours. When your
home tells the story of who you are, it becomes a place
where both you, your friends and family share your life.
That's a good thing!

Have a great weekend and on Monday I will tell
y'all about the fun things that Bentley and I have
been doing.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


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