Thursday, January 01, 2009

Life in the New Year ... thus far

I hope ya'll had a great New Year's 'cause I sure did. Here's my brother's backyard pier which faces Fort Bayou - a great place to pick on my guitar. We shot fireworks off the deck last night. In the summer, they catch their dinner from here - mostly crab. Not bad, eh?

Meet Joe, the Most Grateful Dog in the World. Not long after my brother purchased Phoenix, a German shorthair specifically bred for hunting, an incredibly sick and undernourished black lab came wandering out of the woods. Rob took him to the vet who told him the dog had a severe case of heartworm and may not survive. They treated him, he recovered and Rob took him home and named him Joe.

Turns out, Joe an experienced and highly skilled bird dog. And Phoenix? Not so much. Joe - when not going after ducks fallen from the sky - wags his tail with extreme gratitude and gives love to everyone he meets. He'd put his head in my lap as I was working and it was pure HEAVEN.

Ah, Wal-Mart. My arch nemesis. I like to brag that I have never set foot in one and it's a life goal to go to my grave without ever having done so. Who knows? It may even end up being a big chunk of my obituary. Eventually, a family member ends up going there with me stuck in the car and I have to sit in the parking lot, sweating alone with my principles. I think they get a kick out of it. I don't mind too much as long as they crack the window a bit for me.

I found this cookbook in the kitchen. It's a beautiful book and goes into the history of humans living off the land here in the South. Recipes include "Frog in the Hole" and "Wild Boar Chops." Yum.


quirkychick said...

Happy New Year Heather!

hotdrwife said...

Oy, I had to step into a Wal-Mart in December to get HDH the new AC/DC CD. The only store carrying the CD and I haaaated that!

When I gave HDH the gift, I also went into a long tirade about how much I hate that place, why I broke every rule for him, and he'd better enjoy the hell outta that CD.

He's making a point to tell me it's the best since Back In Black. He might very well be lying, but there's broken principles all over that f*cker so I'll take it ...

Happy '09

Kath said...

Recently one of my bosses asked me to make a WalMart run.

I took a deep breath, looked her in the eye, and told her I had not stepped foot in a WalMart for over 11 years and I could not shop there due to my own personal reasons.

Then I waited.

She thought about it for 10 seconds, agreed with me, and we both decided Costco would be a better venue.

@HDW- Next time? Use iTunes :-) Possibly cheaper plus you don't need to leave your house.

ClizBiz said...

Bravo, Kath! Bravo, HDH! You're my heroines!syric