Saturday, November 28, 2009

Let the (Holiday Baking) Games Begin!

It's officially holiday baking season.  At the Haney Place, at least.  Baking season really is (at least in my mind) the most wonderful time of the year.  It's barely noon, and there is already a batch of peanut blossoms finding their way to the freezer for this year's platters and packages.  Also on today's agenda will be gingersnaps, sugar cookies and date balls.  We're stocked up and ready to rumble, after an excursion to BJs yesterday.

If you're wearing a uniform, and I don't know what your favorite cookie is, you have nobody to blame but yourself!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I Think I'm Having a Stroke

No, not seriously.  Not me, anyway.  But my best buddy, Theo, would appear to be suffering from small strokes.  Last weekend he acted like he had a bad headache.  Now, his left eye is sagging, left leg is dragging a bit.  Even so, he seems comfortable and content. 

I returned home from shopping today and I was scared because he didn't seem to be anywhere.  As it was, he was SOUND asleep in a bed tucked around the corner, a bed much too small for him.  But he was sleeping soundly and comfortably.

I hope that someday, if I live long enough to be very, very old, that someone cares enough about me to respect me and care if I'm comfortable.

As for Theo, he is now getting soft treats rather than the home dried liver treats, and lots more pats on the head.  He is still a tail wagging fellow, and honestly, he still thinks his name is "handsome".  Yes, he answers to Theo.  But also to "handsome", "buddy" and "bless your heart".  Bless him.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Passion

Seriously -- There isn't one of you who can't adopt one soldier -- If you can't, you're not my friend.  Almost 2,000 heroes waiting for an angel.  I know you don't think you are "angel" status, but believe me, you can be if you want to be. 

We sit in our comfortable homes living our comfortable lives while these heroes are sacrificing everything for us to be able to do that.

So get up out of your danged chair and do something!!!

My baby, again...

Today we went out for an Indian Summer stroll all the way to the back of the property.  And now he is tired, God bless his heart.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I wish I had more interaction with the good folks reading this blog.  I get emails from folks saying they enjoy it, but I just wish there was more on-blog interaction.  If there's something you like, or don't like, or relate to in any way....just click the "comment" thing and have your say.  I know lots of you are my age or (GASP!!!) even older than me, and therefore not used to such things.  But I also know a LOT Of you are dear men and women in uniform, and I KNOW you are savvy enough to post a comment.

Anyway -- here's to more comments in this sorry-a** blog of a mild-mannered, middle-aged type person!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Theo

Bless him, he's tired.  I know people are going to grow weary of hearing this, but my dear Theo has become a very, very tired, old, dear friend.  There's not much I can do these days to make him anything but merely happy, bless him.  But still, he's my bestest friend.  I love him.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The fellas - bless 'em

I strongly suspect this might be Theo's last "formal" grooming.  They both had a full groom today - Theo is always serviced by "Grace" at PetSmart in Rensselaer.  She's kind and gentle, not to mention skilled and savvy.  Theo couldn't get out of the car when we got home, and has spent the evening looking like he might expire.  Tuffy is exhausted, yet lovely and sweet smelling.  The thought of losing Theo any time soon is sobering.  He's my best friend, bless him.

Oh boy, Yarn!!!

Someone from Nassau was sweet and generous enough to donate a virtual TON of yarn for the afghans for the Albany VA.  I'm not exactly sure if this stuff will qualify.  The afghans for the VA need to be machine washable, and I suspect this stuff might be silk or some other (non-washable) natural fiber.  At any rate, it's taking up a quarter of our dining room right now, and Steve says it's a good thing he loves me!  And I am blessing the generous souls who donated this beautiful stuff!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Meet Simone

This is Simone.  She belongs to my son Jeffrey and his girlfriend Kim.  In relational terms, this makes her my grand-kit.  I think she's luscious!  Simone lives on the Upper East Side of  Manhattan, and enjoys the life of Riley-Cat.  I am told she can pose her babies (toys) in an upright seated position in a circle, as if they are having a tea party.  I am impressed!!!