Friday, December 25, 2009

A Doggy Christmas Surprise

This video was made by a dog school.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bark, The Herald Doggies Sing

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

White Christmas by the Drifters

I saw this last year and loved the song and the animated illustrations.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Children Go Where I Send Thee

This is a very funny video of Tennessee Ernie Ford singing and his son. For more information on Ford check out this site.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My Mosaic of Sadie Ladie

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Mosaic of Sadie Ladie

This is a mosaic I made at Big Huge Labs with a picture of my dog Sadie on which I used different filters.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Love is the Answer

A great song with a great message.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Farwell to Fall 2008

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I made this last year...

On the mend

On the mend, originally uploaded by TammyTalking.

I was outside this afternoon with my daughter, granddaughter and my golden Sadie. I snapped this one of her.

She has been ill with gastritis and we have been worried about her. She is slowly acting more like herself.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Make A Change Blog: “[Cinderella] heard the clock strike eleven and three-quarters … and hurried away…” “Cinderella” by Charles Perrault

There are certain specific events when we are most conscious of time passing: New Year’s Eve, our birthdays, our children’s first day of school, the deaths of our parents. In the background, we hear the clock chiming, and the sound fills us with awareness. Like Cinderella, we know we must hurry.

While it is important to recognize these major life events, we should not focus on them as what we’ve lost never to regain. This turns time into our enemy, stealing into our lives and taking away what is most precious.

Instead, we must view them as part of life’s continuum, a band of hours, days and years that stretches both ways—forward as well as back.

And while we need to make the most of what time we have been granted, sometimes the way to do that is to stop and enjoy the moment. Otherwise, we will lose our “glass slipper”—the joy of what is—because we are too afraid of losing what might be.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Laundry Basket

Laundry Basket 3, originally uploaded by TammyTalking.

One day while doing laundry I put my granddaughter Grace in a basket on top of some clothes. She started out upright but somehow slid down to a laying down position.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

A friend gave me a copy of this poem years ago when I was going through a divorce and it still brings me solace during tough times today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Border Collie Dances To "Hooray For Hollywood"

It is hard to detect the commands from the trainer; sometimes those are very obvious. This is a unique routine and many of the different moves fit in with the Charlie Chaplin theme very well.

Carolyn Scott & Rookie

This also is a favorite video of mine. So much joy and affection shown through dance and music. Carolyn Scott and Rookie her golden retriever dancing to, "Your The One That I Want". Hoo hoo hoo

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

GoD And DoG

This is a song and animated video created and performed by Wendy Francisco. I found myself whistling the tune while walking my dog tonight.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What's The Joke?

This is a photo of my Grandma and Grandad Shipley taken at their farm in Silver Lake, Indiana.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sadie Has Been Squirrelized!

Here's more of the story and how you too can squirrelize a photo!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Big Bloody Ad For Carlton Beer

This is hilarious. Beer commercials are some of the best. I usually like British ads of anything, my kind of humor.

Christian The Lion

This story fascinates me. Two guys during the 60s in London buy a lion cub for what would be four grand today. They are able to return it to Africa to live free. The video has gone viral and there are several versions. It is still one of my favorites it moves me every time I watch it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday George!

Today is the 155th anniversary of George Eastman's birth, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. If you want to learn more about Eastman and his interesting story check it out here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Post Fourth Of July!

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This is a little ditty I put together of pictures and video of granddaughter Grace, golden Sadie and my husband Papa Dave.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Women In Art by Philip Scott Johnson


I was going through old emails and found this YouTube video that I had sent to myself. I don't remember how I found this particular morph film perhaps my daughter told me about it. Philip Scott Johnson has done others like this as well that you can find at along with more information about this video.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gifts For The Grandbaby

Since I have become a "nanny" I have discovered some stuff I like...

1. Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether Sophie is my grandaughter's favorite toy. It's cute, great for teething, easy for little fingers to hold.

Granddaughter Grace holding her toy.

2. Plush Troy Golden Retriever 9" This is just the right size for babies and it is washable too. Douglas Cuddle Toys have a large line of cute, well made, stuffed toys.

Granddaughter Emma Jean looking at her dog.

3. Elizabeth Mitchell's Music This is great music that both you and your baby will enjoy.

4. Graco's Bumper Jumper I was nostalgic about this type of toy because I had one when I was a baby. We enjoy watching our granddaughter play in this as much as she enjoys playing in it!

Granddaughter Grace in her jumper.

5. The Original Rubber Duck Toy for the Bath by Rich Frog When my oldest daughter was a baby she had several favorite rubber toys like this one. I still have one and it is marked "Lanco" made in France. I was delighted to find this toy again for my granddaughters. It is great for babies (and dogs!) because it is very soft, easy to hold and it squeaks. It is sold as a bath toy but they like to play with it out of the tub.

Granddaughter Emma Jean looking at her rubber duck.

5. Frog Ribbit 7 Inch Playground Ball by Crocodile Creek
This is a classic toy and it comes in different colors, designs and sizes. The manufacture suggests for ages one month to 99 years for the 5 inch ball!

Pictures of Emma Jean my granddaughter with her froggy ball.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Today's Photo Shoot

Granddaughter Grace, bonnet, red wagon and golden= fun photo shoot.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Do we understand, as a people, why short-haired breeds just won't ever be completely awesome? When I think about a dog, I picture a couple of shaggy dudes like this who I can run up to and ruffle, some real fuzzy guys who I'll never have to put a sweater on. You know what I'm saying?

I love this guy's blog. He walks around in San Francisco and takes pictures of dogs (usually tied) waiting on their masters. He writes the most hilarious commentary for each dog picture.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Most Interesting Photos from Impressed by your Beauty!

Impressed by your Beauty! {Invite Only} - Theme Monday - View this group's most interesting photos on Flickriver

These are some beautiful photos posted on Flickr...I got through the first 200. Take a look when you want to be inspired by beauty.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I was driving home from a visit with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter in Atlanta recently and I heard this happy little song by Colbi Caillat. It made me think of my granddaughters. I smile when I see them and they crinkle their noses at me!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Best Little Video

I heard Matt being interviewed on NPR one Sunday morning before Prairie Home Companion came on. His story intrigued me. This guy, dancing alone, in all these different countries. When I searched for it on YouTube to view the video it was nothing like I had imagined...this guy really can't dance or at least not as I had pictured it! It is a wonderful, well done, beautiful and uplifting video. The song is great too. You will smile. Watch it in HD.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jewelry With Photos

Here are three sources for ordering jewelry with photos on them.


Wells Ware

Etsy CameraSHYphotography

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Digital Prints

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I like Kodak for prints. I like their quality and price.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sadie Needs A Wash

Humm... wonder if this tip from Red Green would work? His dog Spike looks like my Sadie!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Father and Son Journal

Looking around at different blogs last night I came across Philp Toledano's journal, "Days With My Father". It is beautifully told through his pictures and words.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Remembering Last Year's Vacation

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While going through a ton of old emails I came accross a Smilebox I made after last years vacation.

House rental $2,100

Food for the week $300

The tent for beach $ 80.00

A kite $15.00

Memories Priceless!