Thursday, September 3, 2020

Susan and Oliver Down the Rabbit Hole

I just want to escape from all the mania in our country today!  I wish that Oliver and
I could shrink ourselves down for the day and play in the land of miniatures!
I feel like we are headed into a full scale abyss, so I may as well grab Oliver and
go down the rabbit hole.  

The world above this rabbit hole is one filled with contradiction.  Do this, but I don't
have to do it.  Do as I say, not as I do!

Tear down all the statues and deface every monument, every grave stone
in sight!  

Destroy property, and allow citizens to be terrorized in their own cities.

Wear a mask, now don't wear a mask ... but wait, put that mask back on!

Candidates who can barely string two words together.  Don't worry about
the fact that they don't know where they are.  

Don't visit your elderly parents in assisted living, not even if they
are on their death beds.

Hide!  Hide in your homes!  Hide in your basement!

Don't notice that China is amassing an enormous naval operation.
Don't look at that ~ look over here!

What happened to all those missing children on the milk cartons?
Were they all sent to a private island visited by the rich and

For heavens sake, don't get a haircut, or work out in a gym or
go visit a favorite restaurant, or spend time with family and

How could life down the rabbit hole possibly be any worse than
the one we have been living right here above ground?  Lewis Carrol was
a very intuitive man.  

Take care my dear friends.  Be safe and be happy any way you can
because it's a crazy world out there.

Big Texas Hugs and Lots of Love,
Susan and Oliver

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Life With Oliver

This little guy has totally changed our lives for the better.  We were
so very sad after Bentley passed away.  Then came Covid, and then
my husband was laid off from his job.  David works in the oil business
and oil went down to $ 0 per barrel.  

Then Oliver came into our lives.  From the moment we brought him 
home, our hearts were filled with happiness.

This tiny little peanut with the big personality changed everything!

He's been growing and he is now 6 months old.  He had his first haircut, and
his last Parvo vaccine from the Vet.  He now weighs 3 lbs, 4 oz!  Trust me,
that is 3lbs, 4 oz of energy and fun.

He's still teething, so he is busy chewing on toys, and sometimes
our hands.  We forgive him though because he's just so darn cute!

He's my baby!

Thanks for stopping by to see us.  If you were here in person,
Oliver would give you a big kiss!

Susan and Oliver


Friday, July 31, 2020

Ahh ~ There's No Place Like Home for Real Comfort

So sorry to be gone for so long.  I have been so busy healing and
going to and from the hospital for treatments.  The good news is that
I am in REMISSION!    My treatments have been cut back to a
maintenance dose and I am feeling stronger day by day.  I am so
happy to be given a greater chance to enjoy life that I do not mind
sheltering at home.  

Little Oliver has been such a comfort and a blessing.  All of his
adorable little antics have brought such joy into our home once
again.  He will be five months old on August 2nd.  He's still teacup
sized ~ about 2 1/2 pounds, but full of boundless energy.

I have been enjoying fluffing the cottage once again.  It's amazing how
one misses everyday chores and the daily activities of living.  I 
really appreciate the simplest of things now. 

I have gained some weight which has made my doctors and nurses
very happy.  I am up to 95 pounds now.  I am happy with that weight
because it is my "normal" and so much better than the 78 pounds I was
just a few short months ago.  Now I won't blow away in a strong wind!

I am glad to be back.  I'll be filling you in on little Oliver's 
cute pics and stories soon.  Until next time,

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Oliver 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

How Perfectionism Prevents Creativity From Flourishing

Both of my parents were perfectionists.  It was a bit difficult for them to accept
the fact that they had given birth to a free spirit who did not feel harnessed by
that perfectionistic behavior.  Perhaps I rebelled against it because I 
understood the tension it created, or perhaps I was just wired differently.
I am not sure.

My Daddy was less concerned by the perfect than my Mama.  She had to
make sure that everything she started must be finished without mistake.
I never understood her attitude completely until she told me that her
own father once criticized her for using an eraser to alter a word on
her homework.  He asked, "Why must you use an eraser?  Why don't
you think carefully before you print out your homework assignment?"
She told me she never forgot those words, and from that moment on
she was very careful.  It's my belief now that she carried that sense of
caution throughout her life.  

She never realized our fully embraced her talents, of which there were
many.  She always had beautiful flower gardens.  She always decorated
our home to perfection.  She was an excellent baker and she could
decorate a cake as well as any professional.  She sewed many darling
dresses for my dolls, and her Christmas wrappings were always so 
original and beautiful that we hardly wanted to open our gifts.

One of her pursuits was taking a china painting class.  This was
her first creation.   I didn't see it for the longest time because
she didn't think it was very good.  She compared herself to others
in the class and envied their talent.  In my mind, it is a beautiful
plate and it shows to me that she indeed had the soul of an artist.
It's charming in it's simplicity and conveys a sense of joy to
the eye.  I only wish that she recognized this talent she possessed,
and that she would have enjoyed it more fully.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Oliver

Monday, June 8, 2020

Where I Create

This is my little corner of the world.  It's a part of my office,
and for me, it's where dreams are hatched, and creativity can

My inner child comes to play here, and there are no
boundaries to where my imagination can take me.

Everyone needs a little spot where they can dream big dreams,
and to continue to be in awe of the wonders of the world.

You can create your own special place, even if it's just on a shelf.

Thank you for visiting my special place!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Oliver


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