Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Preparing for snow storm #2

We are officially not snowbound today, and late this morning I ventured down the driveway and into the world. I guess it was good to be out and about again, but seriously I couldn’t wait to get back home. Call me crazy but I couldn’t wait to give my dog the new toy I’d bought for him.

Coming back up the driveway was a tad bit dicey, but I put the Element in low and just kept going. I’d driven to the post office and then the local WalMart where I picked up a few supplies including a new bird feeder, some more seed and suet for the birds, a movie for myself, and just because I love him so much, I bought George a toy.

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This flying squirrel actually made me laugh out loud in the pet aisle. And at only five bucks, it was quite the steal. But that’s not the best part.

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The best part is that it’s a sling shot. A flying slingshot superhero squeaking squirrel! Say that five times really fast.

Folks, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Um, yeah. Maybe I’ve been stuck inside for just a bit too long . . .

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Seriously, though. Doesn’t it look like the squirrel is yelling, “Nooooooooo!” in this picture?

Ok. I have been stuck inside for too long. But you’ve gotta make your own fun. And doing a puzzle just wasn’t cutting it, y’know?

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In other news, snow storm number two is scheduled to begin around sunset tonight with lots of accumulation predicted. I think we’re ready.

Tonight Ellen Degeneres joins the cast of (what my husband calls) the Singing Survivor Show. I think it will be interesting. And her show today was pretty dern good, too.

DSC_0675 copy 2 Tonight I’m also making one of my husband’s favorite desserts. It’s Dlyn’s Apple Cheese Crisp.

Hope your night is a good one, my friends.

All photos taken with a Nikon D80

33 comments:

Mary said...

That has to be the cutest dog toy ever! Our cat has her own little stuffed bear, which my daughter just loves. :)

Best of luck with the snow. Stay safe and warm!

The Japanese Redneck said...

He does look like he's saying "no". I love it.

Another snow storm. That stinks.
Take care.

just jill said...

Ooh....I want one of those for my Simon (a Yorkie pup)!

It sounds like you're set for the storm...stay warm.

Sweetpea said...

Heh CG, I can just hear you laugh'in in the store aisle over that squirrel toy...dang that's cool. I swear, somebody must have invented that just for dear George! Can you actually fling it across the room with its little slingshot gizmo??? WAAAAAYROCKINCOOOL.

...sauntering away from the 'puter screen now before Isla gets a look at it & wonders why I haven't bought her a slingshot wabbit....

Riet said...

Another snowstorm for you? oh my goodness. Good you could het to the store and that toy for George looks so funny. He seems to like it. Take care.

beth said...

I can't wait for american idol tonight, as I am a huge ellen lover....

and the video of her mom and andy at the super bowl was so much fun !!!

I know how you feel about being inside....sometimes it really does feel good and right just to be/stay in !

JackDaddy said...

I'm just one of those people who don't care for apples AND cheese, so I think I'll try your recipe minus the cheese, cause it does look good!

Carolynn said...

Love the Flying Squirrel! That's great. What a lucky guy George is. And, hubby too, if those are the kinds of desserts he gets. Yum! Enjoy your movie and SSS (Singing Survivor Show).

Donna S. said...

I think Ellen is just hilarious!!
That is a cute toy. I did play hookie (sp?) today....we got @ 3-4 inches last night & my boss is out of town. Worked on a quilted table runner (with snowmen on it of course).

Gail said...

That is a great shopping list! I do love the toy, and loves like George does too. Stay warm and take lots of pictures.

TSannie said...

Love the eyes on that squirrel! And dlyn's dessert - haven't personally had it but everyone who does loves it. Can't wait!

Razzberry Corner said...

That apple cheese crisp looks GREAT! What more could one want on a cold winter day?

Cheryl said...

George's new toy is to funny and you're such a good mommy!

I would love to be snow bounded for a week. Looking out the window would be so peaceful, beautiful. But would have to make sure the pantry was packed and Internet was going strong.

Be safe and stay warm!

Deb said...

I love Georges new toy...don't show my guys they will be jealous...stay warm...

JC said...

My girls would love that toy !!!

Ellen said...

I think that the squirrel is from the "Mr. Bill" Collection of dog toys.

"Oh no George, not the canines. Noooooo"

Deb said...

I'm so sorry that you are experiencing storm #2. How sad is that the storms now have numbers after them? Sorry, I am giggling and you can kick my butt if you like!!!
I don't have much to blog about lately. I am pathetic.
Stay warm and dry, my friend.
Have you made chili yet? Brownies? Baked bread?

The Thundering Herd said...

What a cool toy! We don't do many toys with The Herd - they simply don't last more than a few minutes.

Karen said...

My dogs love those long plush dachshunds you see just about everywhere, we go through atleast three a month, and I LOVE buying dog toys for my dogs.

This time we're getting the storm too, expecting 20 inches by tomorrow afternoon and high winds, hoping we don't lose power.

I am planning to try that apple crisp, it sounds delicious :-)

Char said...

cute toy!! have fun on the next cycle of snow. I think my co-worker finally made it home from there

DesertHen said...

That toy is to darn cute!! I bet George loves it! Glad you were able to get out a bit before the next storm hit! Batten down the hatches and ready the shovels!!

Country Girl said...

It's snowing pretty good out there, very quiet. The winds are expected tomorrow along with much more snow. It's pretty now, though.

And George is sleeping with his toy. He really does love it!

~ C.G.

ro said...

Dear Kate,
Just think the toy is so cute!!!! I have been watching WJZ.com on the net the video and photos have been just wild!!!!! My friend, Terri, who works for the Smithsonian says they are all off till Monday. Stay warm and dry and publish more pictures. Love to see them. Hugs and Kisses

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That flying squirrel? I want one. Not for the dog. For me. That thing looks like so much fun, and no, I do NOT get out much.

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh my goodness, I so need a 'flying squirrel' for Jimmy. That is SO cute!!!! Lucky George!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're prepared for continuation of the snow series! I saw that the governor asked people to stay in. I hope you don't lose your power.

I would love to get the squirrel toy for Maggie, our 18 month old Brittany Spaniel but she would destroy it in the blink of an eye. (Only one of the reasons she doesn't come inside except for those coldest nights).

Stay warm!
GillLink

Caroline said...

George is so lucky! I am so mad...I totally forgot to watch Idol...I was really looking forward to seeing Ellen!

Stine in Ontario said...

Love the squirrel and I can see George does too!

Daryl said...

Oh that is a sweet toy and George is a sweet boy .. the dessert looks sweet too ...

Kerri said...

Love the new toy! George couldn't have wished for a better Mommy and Dadddy than you and your hubby!!
Dessert looks awesome too!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

OH MY~~~~~ :D the toy has me wanting to make a trip to walmart...

These Nine Acres said...

Hehe! That is one cute toy. Unfortunately, my dog would shred it in 3 seconds flat.

Sweetpea said...

UPDATE: Isla's got herself a squirrel!!!! No wabbits at our store, only ducks as our other option but she seems to know just what to do with said squirrel.