You thought it was a real puppy? :-) We were watching Antique Roadshow the other day and I saw a vintage cast iron doorstop, it was a terrier and had neat old paint on it, tan with a brown spot on it's side. I was charmed and took a gander on Etsy and eBay.. and I found one that had been painted white a long time ago.. so I decided to adopt him. :-) He reminds me so much of our beloved Buddy.
The boys are a bit worried as he doesn't have "eyes".. would it be bad of me to paint some eyes on him?
My Hyacinth is full out in flower, problem is it got top heavy and is leaning over.. it's still pretty and smells wonderful and I'm afraid it I tried to stake it up it would snap the stem.. so we're enjoying it sideways. :-)
I really adore this variety, pink with darker stripes down the petals. I love it. I will plant this out in one of our big pots on the deck after it's done blooming.
We have changed Chinese restaurants.. we went to Lee's Garden for years and years.. but then a new place opened in a beautiful pagoda styled building, it's called Dragon Palace. Years ago when I was in San Francisco, my friends and I went to dinner in China Town.. and someone suggested I try "Prawns with Honey Walnuts". I did and oh. my. goodness. It's DEE-lish-us! It was rare to find this on a menu until we tried the new restaurant.. and now it's our GO-TO place for Chinese food. We went there for lunch yesterday so I thought I'd show you what it looks like and if you ever find it on a menu, you simply must try it. Deal?
We also order the chef's special lo mein to go with it and it's equally delicious. Do you have a favorite Chinese restaurant and what do you always order?
Fun story, my lady friends arrived last week to ride with me to the Portland Women's Forum meeting.. Dayle was outside and said hello.. they said - you could be a little more excited.. so he threw up his arms to welcome them.. and his pants fell down. SO.. we decided he needed suspenders. So here he is with the new suspenders I ordered for him on Amazon. :-)
Now.. another story. You've got nothing better to do, do yo? :-) I told you about the woman who liked my hat.. during our email communications she asked if she paid for the yarn and my time would I knit her and her friend a pink pussycat hat.. so I thought.. gadzooks, it took me forever to do one.. so I approached Meredith to see if she would do one and I would do one.. because she makes them SO FAST.. and she said she would! We decided we would do them as a gift.. no charge. So, here is mine, I'm halfway done. Knit knit knit...
Meredith's hat arrived today.. isn't it gorgeous??? Thank you, Meredith!!!!
And look.. she even added a little gift for me! Wow.. isn't this a cute little sheep ornament.. AND.. it's pink! Happy days! Thanks so much!
One of the lights over the vanity in our master bathroom is shorting out, so look at the neat ones I ordered from Amazon yesterday! I got two and our son Travis will be installing them when they arrive. *LOVE*
While looking over my Facebook feed I saw this photo and the photographer said he was happy for people to share it, so I am. Isn't this pretty? Multnomah Falls after the first snow here in the morning before any footprints.
Now for the news part of my post. Yesterday Betsy DeVos was voted in to be the new Secretary of Education of the new US cabinet. She has never attended a public school, nor have her children. During the interview section before the vote it became acutely obvious that she is not fit to lead the country on education. She even said that "Guns might have a place in schools due to the threat of grizzly bears." She also admitted that her family has donated 2 hundred million dollars to the Republican party and indeed, most of the Republicans voting for her to get this job were direct recipients of huge amounts of money. She wants to shut down public schools and replace them with private schools. Two Republican Senators, both women, could not in good conscience vote for her sided with the Democrats - the vote was 50 to 50 - and Vice President Pence was the tie-breaker and of course he voted for her. And there we are. ::sigh::
Today Elizabeth Warren was silenced during the hearing for Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. She tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. Read all about it HERE.
So.. things are a wreck here in the USA.. every day something more happens. The Potus is still tweeting in the middle of the night.. his latest is he's mad that Nordstroms dept. store has cancelled Ivanka's fashion line so he is tweeting condemning the company. It is absurd that the president is bashing companies left and right on twitter. I'm so embarrassed for our country.
Please know that only a quarter of this country voted for him and still supports him. Wish us luck we can make it through this. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)