Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday This and That

A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together! ~Author Unknown

Our "snowstorm" was a bust yesterday -- we had flurries most of the day, but it barely made the road wet. Very disappointing. Poor DH is dying to go snowmobiling, but hates to drive 3 hours north to do it. It's been a very odd winter, exceptionally cold but with very little snow (which is the opposite of what Farmer's Almanac predicted for us).

We had agility last night. Dakota had an absolute blast and was completely exhausted at the end. In the second class, we had a new participant -- a gorgeous Doberman with uncropped ears (how cute are floppy ears on a Dobie?). She was a sweetie, and played with Dakota as we broke down the equipment for the night. Finally my poor pooch was so tired, she just flopped down and wouldn't move. The Dobie would bark at her ("Hey, come on!! Play with me!!"), but I just don't think Dd had another ounce of energy. Wish I could tire her out more often.


I'm going to start hosting interviews on Wednesdays again -- starting next week. Actually, next week is a guest blog, but after that, it'll be interviews (slightly off the wall because, yanno, that's just how I am). If you or anyone you know would like to participate in them feel free to email me (authormariannearkins AT gmail DOT com) and put "AUTHOR INTERVIEW REQUEST" in the subject. But I warn you -- the questions are atypical and I have a short writing prompt included.


I posted a pile of new earrings on DistinctivelyDD on Tuesday night. DD is getting so good at what she does -- they're gorgeous. I do have to admit to being amazed at which ones sell and which don't (seeing as they're all priced about the same). I'm clearly in the minority when it comes to what I think is prettiest! We're working on learning how to create chain mail and lampwork beads next. Whee! She's WAY better than I am at this stuff, so I limit myself to making things for gifts for my friends and occasionally helping with design ideas.


You Are Sweet and Sensible

Your idea of romance is a weekend with no troubles or cares. You don't need much to be happy.

You feel like almost any situation can be romantic. It's all about having the right attitude.

Your ideal partner is down to earth, practical, and responsible. You want someone that you can rely on.

For you, love almost always makes sense. You don't believe that love is irrational.

I almost chose the tassels... just because *G*



Ceri Hebert said...

I was actually disappointed that there wasn't much snow. My luck, we'll have a massive blizzard on Feb 20th and/or the 27th. Those are the two days we have to head down to Logan. Both girls are heading to Myrtle Beach for winter break.

Your DD is very talented! I stunk at making jewelry.

MomJane said...

I am really sorry you did't get any snow. Maybe next week. We are getting rain here, and we will send it on to you. LOL

Maria Zannini said...

We got snow in Texas! But it's barely an inch or two. Very pretty.

I had to take this test and now I'm sorry I was honest. Most of this is true. LOL!

You Are Dangerous and Unpredictable

Your idea of romance is a relationship that makes your heart pound and your stomach churn. You like to live on the edge.

If you get too comfortable in a relationship, then you get bored. You need lots of mystery, excitement, and even danger to keep you interested.

Your ideal partner is sexy to the point of making you lose control. You like to feel completely overwhelmed.

For you, love is being completely taken with another person. Nothing short of obsession will do for you.

Dru said...

We finally got our snowstorm and now that it has happened, it can go away. I heard more snow is predicted next week further north.

re quiz: same as yours

Have a good Thursday.

J.A. Saare said...

DD is extremely talented...and I love handmade jewelry. I'm going to have to buy a few. ;-)

Brandy said...

I want snow, too. Doesn't look like we're getting any this year.
Awwww, so sweet and funny about the Doberman and Dd. I didn't know it was possible to wear her out! *G*

You Are Sensitive and Idealistic:
Your idea of romance is something right out of a fairy tale. You'd like an evening where your partner pulls out all the stops for you.
You aren't exactly spoiled, but you do like to be pampered in relationships. It's important for you to feel taken care of.
Your ideal partner is responsible, giving, and considerate. You want someone who is serious about making a relationship work.
For you, love is sticking together through the good times and bad. You take love very seriously.

Pretty accurate. *G*

I hope you have a pleasing day!

Tori Lennox said...

LOL!!! You Are Flirty and Aggressive
Your idea of romance is a good deal of give and take. You like playful, flirtatious banter and teasing.
You get bored easily in relationships, and you always notice if the spark is gone. You like to feel challenged.

Your ideal partner is bright, sexy, and even a little dangerous. You don't want someone who is too easy to get.
For you, love is always changing and evolving. The love you feel for each person is completely unique.

That is so not me!