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Thanks for your visit and have a delightful day ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sunday, April 20, 2008

CameraCritters#1 & UnconsciousMutterings#2

Misty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here:
Week 1 Participants (last week)
Week2 Participants (this week)

"Peek-a-boo ... I see you!"
Here's 'Molly'

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

I'm playing for the 2nd time today.
How about you?

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Questioning :: Everything ... just because ;--)
  2. Immunity :: Security (from disease, legal prosecution, elimination, etc.)
  3. Online dating :: Not for me (Been there, done that ... decades ago before it was 'popular' and commercial)
  4. Calcium :: Supplements
  5. Dressing :: Newman's Own Basalmic Vinegrette
  6. Bucket :: List (Have YOU made yours?)
  7. Stain :: Remover
  8. Advanced :: Beginner
  9. Dramatic :: Theatrical
  10. Self-medication :: Oceanside walks in the early mornings and late afternoons
If you'd like to play here, copy and paste the clues in comments along with your responses ... or post on your blog and let me know so I can visit ;--)
  1. Questioning ::
  2. Immunity ::
  3. Online dating ::
  4. Calcium ::
  5. Dressing ::
  6. Bucket ::
  7. Stain ::
  8. Advanced ::
  9. Dramatic ::
  10. Self-medication ::

If you decide to PLAY today, I'm offering this new award ... shared by Ornery's Wife on her 1st Blogoversary at Thoughts from Miller Manor ... created especially for her by Nap Warden and offered to to others to enjoy and pass along to our thoughtful commentators, so I've 'snagged' a copy to share with all who pass this way and leave me 'thoughtful' comments too ;--)

If you need (or would like) a HUG ... I shared yesterday at Sacred Ruminations.

Thought for Today
"You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them." Richard Bach


Maude Lynn said...

What a beautiful dog!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, I have fallen in love!!! Molly is just too precious. I so like this photo of her. That is a terrific composition.

I too like your mutterings. Had to laugh [sorry] about your response to online dating. I admire you even tho you say 'no' ---that takes a lot of courage which I don't think I'd have in this lifetime!!

Happy Sunday dear Storyteller! Hope it's a beautiful day for you.

threesidesofcrazy said...

Molly's a beauty - so calm. Thanks for stopping by. I've yet to do my mutterings this morning, but loved yours.

Akelamalu said...

Oh Molly is gorgeous!

Berleen said...

great picture for your first CC!!!! She's beautiful!

storyteller said...

Mama Zen – Thanks … I think so, but I’m partial ;--)

Hootin’ Anni – I love this one too. She was about 8 months old in that picture and much easier to ‘capture’ with the camera than she is today. As for online dating … when my husband of 21 years left me when I was 44, friends got me hooked on ‘chatlines’ …(way before the Internet was the WorldWideWeb). At first all I did was type (usually in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep) but as years went by I eventually met a few of these online folks for real … some remain friends today. That said … I’m not much for any kind of ‘dating’ service.

Tamy – Hahahah .. in this photo maybe, but the only time this lab is ‘calm’ is when she’s sleeping! She’s a bundle of energy … ready to go all the time!!!

Akelamalu – Thanks. People marvel at how ‘white’ this ‘yellow lab’ is … and the color around her eyes makes it look like she’s got mascara and eyeliner. I think she’s beautiful too ;--)

Kittilicious – I appreciate your kind words. After visiting some of the other folks ‘playing’ today … I feel ‘out of my league’ … but that won’t keep me from participating again next week.

It’s nice to see your comments already this morning. Thanks for stopping by and have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

b13 said...

Molly is truly adorable :) Is she as innocent as the phot suggests?

Carletta said...

I love the composition of this photo - and Molly looks so attentive!

Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving such nice comments.

Kyanite said...

Molly is adorable, liked the 'peek a boo' caption too.

Kwizgiver said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I enjoyed looking around yours, especially the poetry.

Molly is absolutely huggable and adorable.


Misty DawnS said...

Oh she looks SO sweet and beautiful! I have a Molly too, and she is my soul-dog - she owns my heart. Your Molly makes me just wanna give her kisses and belly rubs... what a sweetheart!

Anonymous said...

Nice mutterings. Looks like we had the calcium supplement in common this week. ^_^ Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karen said...

I LOVE the photo of Molly--what a gorgeous dog! And I can't even imagine doing the online dating--in fact, I can't imagine being back out in the world of dating. Mark and I have joked that we'd probably never get a divorce if only because neither of us could bear the thought of looking for someone new!

I hope you've had a great weekend.

storyteller said...

B13 – Actually, yez she is quite innocent and lovingly playful … a little shy around strangers unlike
many of her breed. She’s also spoiled because I’m around pretty much 24/7 because I’m happily retired.

Carletta – Thanks … it’s not easy to get her to sit still and/or ‘pose’ because she’s ‘actively’ engaged in play ... yet she IS attentive always … and smart too.

Blue – She’s as sweet as she is cute ;--)

Kwizgiver – It was MY pleasure and thanks for the feedback. She DOES think she’s a lap dog even though she’s full-grown at 3 years old now.

Misty Dawn – When I named her I’d never met a dog named Molly. Now they’re EVERYWHERE and I understand it’s one of the 3 most common canine names. Who knew? Certainly not me. LOL

Dragonmage – Ah … finally … someone else who ‘mutters’ ;--)
This is only my 2nd time but I enjoyed the associative process and seeing how others responded.

Karen – I’m surprised to see you visiting today, but always delighted by your comments. I responded to the ‘online’ dating thing in my comment above to Hootin’ Anni earlier and don’t have much more to add … other than to say that I did some crazy things in my mid-40s while ‘reeling’ from the unexpected loss of my marriage. Not gonna tell any stories here however. LOL
I'm having a great weekend, thanks ... and am going to the theater and dinner with my Red Hat sisters later today.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend and thanks for spending a little of it with me here at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous the Labrador, very beautiful and cute..... creature

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh Molly is such a beautiful girl, i bet she has lots of different playing ideas. Peek and i saw you

Betty said...

Congratulations on your award. You are so deserving as you always leave nice and thoughtful comments.

I didn't play the meme today, but I really liked reading your's. You do such a good job on any and all memes you participate in.

I have an award for you on my post for today so come by and pick it up if and when you have the time.


Mike Golch said...

what a cute dog.that being said I'm getting a little frostrated sometimes google reader and blogger sometimes freezes up on this site.

Eve said...

Thanks for stopping by. I can comment everywhere but at my own blog. I can't remember my user name and password. My daughter is going to look it up for me, but I'm still waiting. lol It's a good thing I pre-posted a few things.

Love your unconscious mutterings.

Mom Knows Everything said...

What a gorgeous dog you have!

RW said...

Molly is a fine looking dog! How do you do all these memes I never have the time. Hope your weekend went well!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you had trouble leaving a comment on my blog earlier today, but glad you sent the e-mail so I would know. I especially like your sort of all-purpose response to immunity. I had some of the same ideas, but your choice of the word security really summed it up. Very nice.
Your response to advanced made me laugh, though, because it reminded me of childhood & swimming lessons. I never progressed from baby beginners to advanced beginners because I couldn't open my eyes underwater. It became a family term, used whenever someone didn't understand something (because we all are baby beginners at some point or another, there's no sting - only love & understanding - in the term)
Hi Molly!

Anonymous said...

Hi Molly!

Katney said...

Molly is lovely and that is a great picture of her.

Anonymous said...

Molly looks lovely!

Juli said...

Molly looks like one beautifly lady peeking out from behind that tree. My black lab is here if you feel like checking him out!

Anonymous said...

We may not have had the same answers but I agree we were on the right track with a lot of them. Thanks for visiting my Brain Foggles Blog.

You have a lot of "stuph" going on here! I'll be back to visit!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Molly sure is a beauty! I love that way you've photographed her as well.

Anonymous said...

Great photo!! Wonderful composition because the colors around Molly are perfect. Great work, Storyteller!

storyteller said...

Kostas – Thanks … I think she’s quite special myself.

Lilli & Nevada – You can say THAT again. She’s very smart and infinitely playful.

Betty – Something for moi? How very delightful. I’ll try to get by this evening … or perhaps tomorrow morning. I’m pretty tired and may turn off the computer when I finish responding here.

Mike – I’m sorry you’re having trouble with my blog freezing up. I can’t imagine what’s causing it and hope the problem clears up for you soon.

Eve – You’re welcome. I hope your daughter helps you regain access to your blog soon. I enjoyed playing UM these past two weeks and may continue … for a while at least.

Tammy – Thanks … she IS a pretty little girl and quite loving too.

Roger – It definitely helps to be ‘retired’ … but even so I have trouble finding time for everything sometimes myself. I’ve enjoyed the different ‘weekly ‘meme activities’ as a way to meet new bloggers, but I’m not sure how long I’ll continue to do all of them.

Gracie – I’m glad you had an email address available … and thanks for visiting my ‘UM’ post at Small Reflections. I certainly enjoy seeing how others respond to the words after I post mine. Lots of thoughts pass through my head, but I tend to go with whatever my fingers decide to type. They have a mind of their own when I sit down at the computer ;--)

Vader’sMom – (and she responds) … ‘Woof!” (with tail wagging furiously)

Katney and Stine – Molly doesn’t seem to know she’s such a pretty thing. She’s just looking for playmates everywhere she goes.

Juli – I loved meeting Otis …(and I voted for your photo)… just because ;--)

Connie – I’m happy I found your UM post and appreciate you deciding to check out my mutterings today.

Riversongs – She’s not the easiest ‘camera subject’ because she’s always ‘on the go’ … so in some respects this was a lucky capture. I do take (and delete) LOTS of pictures trying for good ones to keep.

I enjoyed all your comments and hope you each checked the little box to receive follow-up comments so you can read my responses. I think I’ve visited all of you, but will double check tomorrow because I’m tired & hungry at the moment. I hope you all had a marvelous Monday!
Hugs and blessings.


Mama Zen – Thanks for the ‘link’ to your ‘Kick the Bucket’ post. I’ve not seen the ‘movie’ either but I’ve certainly heard lots of people talking about it. I absolutely LOVE your ‘take’ on it … and the list you shared on your blog Monday. I hope others click the link to see it too.

Yertle – I’m so glad you decided to ‘play’ this week and left the link to your 1st UM post below!

Tina Coruth said...


Molly is beautiful!

Interesting mutterings. Here's mine:

Questioning :: Authority
Immunity :: ouch
Online dating :: dangers
Calcium :: strong bones
Dressing :: window
Bucket :: kick the
Stain :: grape juice
Advanced :: physics
Dramatic :: license
Self-medication :: starry nights

Have a great day!

storyteller said...

Tina - How fun to happen upon your responses here this afternoon! I love all your responses … especially for ‘bucket’ and the last 3 words. Thanks for playing along ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

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