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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

A Quickie

Do you have any idea how hard it is, as a photographer, to pick out one of your images to give to a fellow photographer as a gift?!  IM-POSS-IBLE!  A wonderful photog friend's b-day is tomorrow, and I've been trying to pick out an image for her . . . without much luck.  There is an image that I named after her, but I took that one at the house that she once shared with her ex-husband and that life that happened "a lifetime ago", so maybe that one's not so apropos.  Harrumph.  Must.  Keep.  Thinking.

In other news, there's a new family member in the house tonight!  No pictures yet as s/he (don't know!) is an understandably shy one and has yet to leave the protection of its kennel.  Well, 'kennel' is a generous word.  We had to live trap him/her today at work!!  But, here are your clues:  it's got four little legs, two big ears, and a straight little bottle-brush tail.  It's super fuzzy and all shades of grey.  His/her name will be either Ioway or Smokey.  Dunno which yet.  Have to discover the personality first.  Pictures and the full story to come . . . I promise!  It's a good one!

And, with that, I'm off to bed . . . although, at 10:00 PM, I'm late compared to last night:  I went to bed at (are you ready?) . . . 6:40!!!  Note:  it was STILL just as difficult to get up with this morning's 6:00 AM alarm!


  1. Can't wait to hear more about your new family member! Glad you're sleeping plenty. Keep getting better!

  2. Congrats on the new little one! And good job getting to bed at a decent hour, hope you are feeling good and get lots of hours this week!

  3. If the picture is that special, you should give it to her. As you friend, she will appreciate the thought. And just what is this cute little number you have added to your homestead? Can't wait to hear the story!


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