Saturday, December 21, 2013

She's Growing Up

Last night Rissi spent the night.  We went to a Christmas event...  and we were standing, trying to see the live Nativity over the crowd of people... 

 I went to pick her up so she could see over the people...


I couldn't pick her up :-(

She's growing up!  I must have blinked....


Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Remember my friend Wally?  
Now there is Wally Jr.  

Both Wally and Wally Jr. are defective.  
They have problems with their heads.

Dad had to give Wally Sr. a facectomy.  He blames me for Wally's almost amputated head and says I was trying to eat Wally's brains away.  

I was not!

 Then there's Wally Jr. who keeps teasing me with those big, bright crossed eyes of his....

He thinks just cause he still has his brains in tact that he's invincible...

But I have plenty of references that will testify....

That I can rip away his guts in just 2 minutes flat....  

And I can wipe that squeaker faced smile off his face in a mere 5 minutes by tearing him from limb to limb and pulling every single squeaker from his scrawny, long, pathetic, sickly, green body....
Of course, I would never do such a thing.  I could,  if I wanted to.  But that's just not me.

Mom says I have too many toys, and if I want Santa to bring me new ones I will have to get rid of some of what I have.

Does anydog need a slightly used, defeated, awesome-smelling squirrely friend...  a cheeseburger...  a coonskin cap...  or perhaps a squeaky, somewhat slobbered on ball?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Late Birthday Wish for Jake

Six years ago (Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2007), 
we were blessed with one more angel.  

GrandAngel #2 - Jake Montgomery Geary 

He was a preemie

And though he was in the hospital for a little over a week, he got out just in time to be our little Santa....

Jake has grown to be a sweet, healthy, ornery little guy.  

All boy.

Last month he became very ill, suffering from mono and strep throat.  He was sick for almost a month with a fever peaking at 105 and hovering at around 103.

This is a video I took of him in the hospital 
saying hi to his cousin Rissi. 

Lots of prayers and good thoughts were sent his way, and today he is doing much better.  

Happy 6th Birthday Jake!  

Seeing his big, mischievous smile again warms my heart!  

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dogs and Depression

The sun does not shine.
It is too wet to play.
So I sit in the house
All these cold, cold, wet days

I sit there with Mom.
We sit there, we two.
And I say "How I wish
I had something to do!"

Too wet to go out
And too cold to play ball.
So we sat in the house.
We do nothing at all.

So all we can do is to 


And I do not like it.
Not one little bit.

So finally Dad says,
I got idea!  Lets take Gracie to the tennis courts and give her some exercise.  

The sun does not shine.
It is too wet to play....
And you'd think Mom would not bath me
On this cold, cold, wet day.

But she does.

And I don't know if I can forgive her.


Sunday, December 8, 2013


It's a gray, snowy day today here in Western Maryland....
But the good news is...
Summer is here to stay.

Happy 2nd Birthday to my precious #3 Grand-Angel!

This Grammy feels blessed!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Top 5 Reasons Why I Hate Christmas by Gracie Phillip

5. Strange blinking lights throughout my house.

4.  Junk Christmas decorations in my way.

3.  Focus goes from the dog to the kids.

2.  My window!  My recliner is moved away from my window...  and for What!!!??? 

Which brings me to my #1 Reason for hating Christmas: 

1.  This should speak for itself: 

Buh Humbug!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Goodbye Thanksgiving.... Hello Christmas

This was my year to cook.  So when Gary said he'd take the family out for dinner...  all I could say is 
**with much enthusiasm and thankfulness**

Now the only problem with going to a buffet is...  Gracie.  Obviously, taking a doggie bag home is taboo in buffet-land.

But me, being the loving mother that I am to my Gracie, went against the law of the land and stuffed my pocketbook with 'extra' turkey for my girl.
Shhhhhhh...  don't tell.

I hope you all had a blessed, joyful, peace-filled Thanksgiving Day!  

Dear Diary,

Good news/bad news.  Good news: Turkey came home with Mom when she and Dad went out the other day.  MMMMMM  Good!  Bad news:  My chair has been moved.  My window is no longer mine.  A bunch of faux houses, trees, and a loud obnoxious thing that goes round and round a track has been put in its place.  It's gonna be a long cold winter!

Monday, November 25, 2013

I'm Here. Kinda.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Don't Blog So Much These Days:

10. I have writers block.

9.  I feel like I keep repeating my posts...

8.  My eyes burn when I'm on the computer for very long.

7.  I feel like I keep repeating myself posts ... Oops!

6.  I've been picking fleas off Gracie.  

5.  Facebook is easier and faster.

4.  I'm taking a break.

3.  Busy with life....

2.  Can't come up with anything different to write about...  *boring life* LOL


1. Blogger will not let me go directly to my most recent photos in Iphoto anymore.  This makes it time consuming and a real pain when it comes to finding photos to put on my blog.

I need to regroup.  Then I will be back.  Or if something interesting happens and my eyes hold out.

My eyes are burning right now...  so I'm outta here. 

May everyone have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Greyson is our newest grandson.  He's the first on Gary's side...  so he's very special.

Greyson and his Mommy and Daddy came to visit over the weekend...  all the way from New Jersey. 

 Summer and Rissi got to meet their cousin for the first time.  Lindsey got to snuggle with her new little nephew.  I had my baby-fix and PopPop had a buddy to watch his Eagles football game with.  

PopPop and Grey...  Bonding.  "Go Eagles!"
"Can I see your piggies?"

It was a great weekend!  And now...  we miss our little Grey-Bear.

Dear Diary,
What!  Tied to a leash in my own house!!  Whatever is the nag Mom thinking!!  I wanted to smell this little person and wipe my filthy face on its blanket and I was forbidden.  This was wrong on so many levels.   I'm afraid it will take a very long time for me to get over this abuse.  Gracie.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sib Reunion

Getting seven  old farts kids together for a sibling reunion is not easy.  But my brother Larry felt it could be done when he arrived this week from Kansas.  So he petitioned the out-of- towners to be there or be square and before you could say 'what a bunch of nuts' the Thomas crew were all in one room.


We had such fun!  

From left to right:  Dave, the youngest.  Rita, the funny one.  Angie, the school teacher.  Me, the boring one.. LOL.  Lindy, the oldest and wisest. Jimmy, the leader of what was once an army of five younger siblings who obeyed his every command, and Larry in the front, the Kansas brother, owner of his own pool maintenance company and coordinater of this crazy lovely event.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lions and Turtles and Lambs... I mean Sheep... OH MY!

We have a Baby Lion....  a Ninja Turtle.... 

 Mary and her Little Lamb
Little Bo Peep and her Sheep.

And a Lil' Pumpkin...

Who could ask for anything more!