Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

by Maggie Sefton


Okay. . .there're no snakes or snails in today's post, but I do have puppy photos.  So I guess the
better title for the post is Odds and Ends and Puppy Dog Tails.

Today, I've got a weird assortment of stuff to share along with some photos, so let's get to it-----

First---To my great surprise, daughter Serena told me she and fiance Jeff have a new puppy to keep Sweet Dachsund Oscar company, who is an adorable miniature Dachsund, as you folks have seen from his photos on previous posts.   Can you believe they chose a Mastiff?  A  mastiff!  I actually squealed over the phone!  Ye Gods!  Immediately I wondered about Oscar.  Serena assured me Oscar has adjusted nicely.  Ignoring Big Pup (as I call him until he has a name), who follows him around.  I'm betting Oscar will wind up bossing Big Pup around.  I'll keep you all posted.  (Above photo: He's only 6 weeks and you can see he's quickly growing out of his bed).  :) 


Second---I've finally gotten tired of tossing and turning at night and bought one of those great beds that people rave about.  I chose the one that I could adjust the settings to soft, soft, and softer.  :)  After a lifetime of never thinking about the hardness of a mattress and falling asleep instantly, I find I now notice these things, thus. . .a new mattress.  :)   I'll let you folks know how I like it.  Have any of you gotten one of those super mattresses?  How do you like it?  (Photo here is of one of the bedrooms in the lovely town home author Deb Baker and I rented in Ajijic, Mexico in February last year where we wrote like crazy).

Third---I'm curious what your favorite TV commercial was during the Super Bowl.  Assuming you watched the Super Bowl, that is.  Since it was coming on later in the day, I was out for breakfast during the mid morning till noon, then did some grocery shopping (actually bought some chicken wings with special sauce) , then got back home in time to gather up tax info for 2014.  Yes, you heard that right.  Income tax info---bills, invoices, receipts, etc.  And I used the Super Bowl to sort through everything into categories.  Of course, I did pay attention to all the commercials, and I do have a favorite one.  But, I'm interested in YOUR choices.  

So, what about you folks?