Today I have various bits of news. I got an email from Liz from her new home. And Ivy has learned a new trick which I’ll be getting to soon.
Liz is working at the job in another state and doing well.
I think she and her little dog moving to another state did her a world of good. Far from the reaches of the manipulative soon-to-be-ex.
It’s amazing what a change of pace can do for the morale.
I can’t imagine how she’d be faring if she was still living in that house with him. Crying and enduring his psychological boomeranging back and forth probably.
Below, Charlie this morning greeting you with his tongue hanging out as usual.
Now for Ivy’s new trick. I don’t answer the phone unless it’s someone I know. Most of the phone calls I get are businesses I don’t wish to talk to.
Yesterday I got one and after seeing it was another one of those kind of calls, I sat right where I am now and ignored it.
When the lady began to leave a message, Ivy hopped over from her spot on the table and swiped the phone off its base.
I put it back, the lady was still talking, and Ivy swiped it off again. She did this until they hung up.
That’s a good way of dealing with annoying calls, I guess. Just like Ivy takes care of the flying insects, now she can deal with phone calls. She’s a good little assistant when she isn’t getting into things.
I came across pics of Ivy the first month she was here, which was October. She looks much smaller.
Well, she looks small to me anyway. She’s gotten so big, taller than Charlie now.
I was moving some things around over on my green sideboard yesterday. Ivy picked up the lacy glove I’ve shown you and put it in this red basket.
Several of you have mentioned the red geranium painting on this wall. It was painted for me by artist Nancy Medina.
I subscribe to her emails and received one this morning. Then I went to her site to look at her latest paintings.
I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.
Naturally I chose the paintings with red. And this one with the gorgeous male cardinal!
Aren’t they beautiful? She travels a lot and hosts workshops and does all kinds of things. If you want to check her out, here is the link.
Here is a post where I show what she once wrote about me.
Oh, I can’t imagine having the ability to paint flowers as she so skillfully and artistically does! Well, I suppose I paint with words, but it isn’t nearly as pretty. I so admire Nancy and her art.
This isn’t the clearest of photos, but I like how Ivy’s tail hangs over the quilt stack while she sleeps. She has just a brushstroke of white underneath her tail.
I saw a few flurries of snow a bit ago. Gone now. Charlie is on his bed on the couch and Ivy is on the table watching for birds. Her regular daily episodes of bird TV.
Oh, I nearly forgot to mention what we’ll be talking about tomorrow on Frugal Tips Friday. It will be how you give yourself a treat without spending money. For instance, taking a walk in the park.