It is Monday night/Tuesday morning at 12:56 am. (Yes, I am naughty and should be in bed.) My next door neighbor's dog is barking loudly outside my window and I am annoyed & also slightly fearful. I turned on all the front lights and opened the front door and looked out. The shrubs outside my windows are so large, I can't see the dog or the
Now I hear the creaking of the floor and the padding of bare feet on the stairs as my honey makes his way down to see what all the ruckus is about. The dog woke him up! Hush you dang dog! Get!! (I've already screamed that out the front door, in a moment of supreme lady-likeness.)
He's still barking. I said to Mike, "I wish you'd go out there and look but don't...you'd probably get eaten alive by skeeters." (that mosquitoes for you non-Southern gals). He went back upstairs so here I sit, writing to you and imagining the worst outside my window.
Nope...here comes my hero hubby again with a flash light, slipping on his ratty old slippers to brave the great outdoors in the middle of the night and ensure our safety.
"Here ya come again...looking better than a body has a right to..." -Dolly Parton
He looks with a flashlight and sees nothing - not a dog and not a possum and not a criminally insane individual lurking. Whew! Crisis averted.
Finally the ruckus has quietened, neighbor dog has gone home, hubby is back in bed and I must head that way as well. But first....first, I have to tell you about two exciting things!!
1) I have a new obsession - hand lettering. It's all I think and dream about right now which is very ironic considering I've never used my handwriting on a scrapbook page, but I have always loved handwriting and lettering. I'm going to blog about this tomorrow with lots of examples of what I've been doing. This is just something quick I wrote to text to Tiffany to make her laugh. I'm wearing her out talking about it.
2) Today I found and bought a book I have been looking for by my favorite artist/author, Susan Branch. I've been collecting her books for years and she inspires me so much! We love all the same things! Her blog is delightful too. It is really like an online scrapbook and I want mine to be the same. Like a letter to a dear friend. (That's you!) I will share more about her and her book later this week. I read half of it tonight and giggled in delight!
Happy Tuesday to you and I hope you are staying cool in this dreadfully hot weather, eating popsicles or ice cream by the air conditioner.
So as I often say to my sister when I leave her...."Toodleoodie Fruitti!"