Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas in July

Well, almost Christmas in July! If only the weather would cooperate.

In a rather late attempt at spring cleaning,

I remind myself of Mrs. Cleaver minus the pearls!

I found an Origins bath gel and lotion in my closet that I received for Christmas. Guess I must have put it away for future use and forgot about it so now it’s Christmas in July!

I am wafting in the aroma of Field Mint, Spearmint, Orange and Rosemary that keep skin and spirits revived and revitalized while nourishing Olive, Grape Seed and Rice Bran and Apricot Kernel Oils surround skin in velvety softness. This description is right off the tube of Smoothing Soufflé and after applying some lotion on my arms, I suddenly feel that I have been whisked away to a relaxing spa; perhaps in Bora Bora. Heavenly!

Maybe one day!

I cannot believe I haven’t written since January. Please forgive my absence it’s not that I haven’t wanted to blog or visit with you but I have been under a general malaise. Things however are starting to perk up and I am back only to find that things have changed with Blogger. Not only that but my browser didn't support Blogger. What the ????? I swear I hate technology!

While browsing the TV Guide, I found and watched Soul Surfer, the story of 13-year old Bethany Hamilton the young surfer from sleepy Lihue, Kauai who survived a shark attack in which she lost her left arm. This is not the best film ever made however it is an inspirational story that is worth telling.

The lead actress AnnaSohpia Robb did a fine job and I enjoyed the portrayal of Bethany’s parents as played by Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt. Pretty much anything Helen Hunt touches is gold to me; I think she is a superb actress. Even Kevin Sorbo, in nothing remotely resembling a Hercules loin cloth, turned in a fine if limited performance.

The real Bethany in action

A red carpet moment for this surfer girl

And if you count the island of Kauai as a character, then you will see that there is nothing better than island living.

And finally, there is a new dog in my life. His name is Maxwell aka Mr. Sheffield. Frankly I really wasn’t ready for a new dog but my neighbor who runs a business rescuing dogs thought I might be.

Max straight from the shelter hair all matted before his haircut

Max relieved of all his his tangles and knots

A rather handsome fellow indeed

Max has had a difficult life and we are trying to find our groove but I do my best to make sure he realizes he is in a safe and loving environment as he was much abused by people and other dogs. BTW, Max is back to being a shaggy dog minus all the knots!

Hope you have enjoyed your visit and have a great week.

See you soon!


  1. How fabulous to see your post pop up in my reader!!! Max is an absolute beauty, he looks so handsome and proud with his new haircut and I'll bet he'll flourish with your love! xxx

  2. Well, here you are! And with Max. I love him shaggy or not (maybe he needs an Origins spa bath?), especially his ears. I hope he will soon adapt to love and good care. It breaks my heart to think of animals being abused!!

    Nice to have you back.


  3. So glad to hear from you, Bonnie! You have been in my thoughts. I am glad to hear that you feel up to taking in another dog...and a handsome fellow at that! I am sure that once he realizes that he is in doggie paradise with the perfect owner, he will come around!

    We had a 5th kitty for a few months (found lost and scared), but she had to find another home since my Ozzie never accepted her. :-( Her new home has 2 little girls and I hope she will be happy there. Other than that, no news...just lots of babysitting for my sweet grandbabies! :-)

    The movie sounds like a good one, but since I have still not gone past knee-deep for all these many years after Jaws, I may have to skip it! lol

    Yes, Blogger has made some changes and I am going along kicking and screaming! I did discover that I can keep my old interface and switched back to it. I like my old dashboard.

    Glad you are back! Enjoy the rest of your summer!...hugs..Debbie

    Welcome back!!!
    Maxwell looks LOVELY! I bet life feels a whole lot more complete with his presence!!! Hurrah! XXXXXXXXX

  5. What a wonderful surprise to see you here Bonnie!!!!!
    I have missed you, and I am happy to know you are ok..
    Maxwell could not have found a better home... You have such a big heart.
    I found Soul Surfer to be a very inspirational movie..
    So good to have you back!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  6. Are you SURE that's the same dog (in the before & after trim pictures)????

    And re. going along for a picnic with me -- not in THIS hot & muggy weather! I was outside for a photo & that was about all I could take :)

  7. BONNIE! I don't know where to BEGIN!!! I am glad you are back and there is so much to catch up on! I see you got a new dog...oh dear, is Miss Sadie gone?

    I want to thank you for coming by to leave me a message. Truly, whether in blogland or in the physical world, FRIENDS are important to me and it really is good to see you back. Please stay connected my dear!


  8. wow you blogged... good job. well i haven't found any lost treasures nor have i seen the movie, though it is on my movie to watch list and your new dog Maxwell looks very sharp and spiffy. i can't wait to meet him. will talk to you soon sista!

  9. Bonnieta,
    I am glad to see you posting amor!
    Your doggy is just so adorable, I'm sure he will fit in nicely cause your a good Mama.

  10. Awwwww Max - I bet he looks sooooo cute now he's back to his shaggy self!

    Glad your back blogging Bonnie :D x