Tag Archives: funny

Wild Animals…

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.~ A.A. Milne Today, I went to church with my wife and daughter… I’m not really a church person, but I enjoy the open mindedness of the Unity church my wife attends. I’m trying to get my daughter, newly living with me, involved in […]

What Do You Do With Five Cats?

Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.~Neil Gaiman, Stardust Today was spent getting the rest of my daughter’s stuff from her old home and moving it here… This included another cat… Which makes five. She brought one with her last weekend and today the other calls our house home. Doug […]

Home To Sunny Florida.

You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home.~Og Mandino Doug and I started towards home yesterday after a week visiting family in Georgia. It was cold, windy and not like what we’re used to in Florida. You can imagine our relief when we crossed the border back into Florida and […]

Hosting Christmas Eve

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~George Bernard Shaw We’re hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year… Most of our family lives within an hour of us, and about 15-20 of them will be arriving this afternoon. We’re doing some last minute tidying up, preparing the food and generally running around in […]

Longest Night Of The Year.

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the  dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford Doug heard me talking about the Winter Solstice yesterday- The longest night of the year. He was acting a little strange at bedtime, but Doug is a strange monkey, and I didn’t give […]

Chicken Wrangling.

Thou hast seen nothing yet. ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote Another Saturday out and about. Saturdays are our busy days and our fun days. As I mentioned before, we keep some hens on our property. They don’t take much work and they provide lots of good yard eggs… Doug stayed home today, so […]

Setting Up The Christmas Memories.

Christmas… is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart. ~Freya Stark Today is tree and home decorating time. Yesterday, we went and picked out our tree, which this year is named Alistair. Every year we choose a name for the tree. Last year was […]

Monkey Prep Cook.

“Calvin: Why are you crying mom? Mom: I’m cutting up an onion. Calvin: It must be hard to cook if you anthropomorphize your vegetables.” ― Bill Watterson It’s a busy morning here at monkey town. We’re all getting ready for the big family feast at my oldest sister’s place. We hosted Thanksgiving here last year… […]

I Can’t Take Doug Anywhere…

He fashions evil for himself who does evil to another, and an evil plan does mischief to the planner.  ~Hesiod Today was another day of exploration… We spent the afternoon exploring Ravine Gardens, one of our favorite hiking spots. At the bottom of the ravine is a small stream lined with cypress trees. Today, the […]

Monkeys Aren’t Good With Calendars.

If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. ~Doug Coupland Doug can be a stubborn monkey. I told him Halloween is October 31st, but he insisted it was on a Saturday this year… He didn’t really know what Saturday, but just… SATURDAY. I went […]