Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This Week in Pictures

Blissfully quiet for the most part.

The lilies are blooming.
Our favorite Stargazer lilies. We planted 3 plants two years ago and they didn't return last summer. To our surprise, one re-appeared this summer. 

It was so hot and humid during the day, we spent our time reading in the sun and cooling off in the pool.

In the evening the dogs came out to play. Our Miss LuLu has taken huge steps toward trusting us the past month.
The biggest obstacle is avoiding mosquitos this big. Seriously, what the hell is in the water to make these mutants! I'm going to die from DEET toxicity. 

When you're just laying around the house what else is there to do but eat. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
A made each of the dogs their own personal 50 cent piece size pancake.

Add Turkish coffee to give a little jolt to your day.
Birthday dinner of grilled lobster, shrimp and asparagus.
A wanted my artery-clogging pineapple upside down cake. Here she is enjoying a late night snack of cake, Cool-Whip and milk.

A movie and popcorn night.
LuLu goes absolutely crazy when she hears the popcorn hit the pan. There is much dancing, spinning and  chirping.
And the old man Giz is always there to protect his claim on the popcorn bowl and keep the youngsters in line if they get too pushy.
LuLu had to be rescued after the sticker on the watermelon got the best of her.
And I had to be rescued when a violent thunderstorm went through. The sirens went off, the power went out and I found myself in total blackness trying to round up dogs and get them to the basement. A came to the rescue with flashlights and candles...we made it through without any major damage.


ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Sorry to tell ya, that ain't no mosquito. That is a bird. Feed it some popcorn & it will spin & chirp too...just you see!

Mark said...

That is a nice week.
But it's only 6:15a.m. and I'm already hungry for lobster. I really should eat first and then blog.
Take care! m.

Ms. Moon said...

Loveliness. Root word- love.

Jess said...

LOL that is a male mosquito...they actually don't bite; they live off of vegetation. Only the females do (which are the size you are used to), as they need the blood they suck from us to feed their nasty little blood sucking babies.

I am still giggling about the pool! It is so perfect!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I love your photos. Poor LuLu--sticker shock! Laugh.

That mosquito is a freak of damn nature. Fucker. I have had so many bites this year, it's not even funny. I looked like I had the damn plague last month after a night out by the fire.

Much love to two of my favorite chicks,


Mel's Way or No Way said...

Midlife Cruiser-I think those mutants could easily carry someone away. I'm being held captive in my home.

Mark- Just looking at that food is making me hungry too...but then when am I not hungry these days.

Ms. Moon-We could argue that there may be too much to love in this house. Nah, wouldn't change at thing!

Jess-I know the boys are usually bigger but this summer I've caught these big girls pretending I was a milkshake.

SB- "Sticker-shock" is absolutely perfect and made me giggle. That will now be the title for that photo...full credit to you of course.

nick said...

You're going to need a transfusion after one of those "suckers" sinks her proboscis into you.

crystal said...

Yikes, we just pulled up last night and it is hot here! I think I got bit by 100 of those mosquitos just letting the dogs out last night :(
Oh and I love the pool!