Little Bear's Adventure's
Charlie and Me
Charlie came to my house for Christmas!
We haven't seen each other for many months. I think she was happy to see me.
She put me on a chair.
I sat around a while.
I sat and I watched Charlie.
I sat some more.
Then Charlie found me another chair.
I sat some more.
It was time to put me back in my bag. Charlie is very careful with me.
I love her.
It's a new year. The Christmas decorations are still up.
This year Beth didn't pose me with Christmas cookies or ornaments. She posed me with a basket of nuts. These nuts look like they are about 100 years old.
One year Beth posed me with those little reindeer. They are really old. I think they are called antiques.
And those books are really old behind the deer. Why does she like old stuff so much?
Wait a minute. I'm not new. My fur is almost gone from my tummy.
I won't even let you look at my paws. I'm old.
I'm glad Beth likes old things.
A Tiny Waffle
We started the day with waffles. Tiny waffles.
I decorated mine with red-strawberries and blue-blueberries and a dab of white-yogurt. Ugh. Beth needs to keep whipped cream on hand.
I added a tiny flag because today is July 4th. I will have hotdogs and watermelon later!
This morning, it looked like flowers had popped up overnight!
I found these pretty things in the front yard.
Some sagged downward and made me think of umbrellas.
But they were so small. I would have needed to climb under 20 of them, to stay dry during a rainstorm.
Mushrooms in Mulch
The yard mulch had about a hundred million of these things.
They weren't spring flowers and they weren't paper parasols. They were really little mushrooms. I hope they weren't poisonous little mushrooms.
Beth and Don have not put up a tree yet. Beth has a few decorations out, but no presents.
I'm not sure why she's so far behind! My friend and I already exchanged gifts today! I got chocolates! I got my friend some bigger elf pants. I get cold just looking at his bare legs!
Today is the start of a new year!
I'm ready for some new adventures! I'm also ready to enjoy my new musician friends.
I guess I'm supposed to reflect on the past year, as I move into this new one. But, that would take so long...
Let me just say, the year was good and December was nice. I had a good Christmas. We spent it in New Orleans and Beth decorated the hotel room with a tiny Cajun Nativity Set. She read Cajun Night Before Christmas.
I got to join in. I didn't have a French name-tag like the others, but Beth called me Petit Ours. I think that's French for Little Bear. I felt rather LARGE for a change.
2019 ended nicely. Now I'm ready for 2020!
Happy New Year!
Beth is sorting stuff, again. She dug up all these dolls and displayed them. That is what she does. She plays with stuff, while she tries to figure out what to get rid of.
She found dolls that belonged to her mom and her grandmother, her sister and even her sister in law. Some of the dolls belong to Beth's grown daughter and a few were Beth's when she was a child. I'm hiding somewhere in this crowd of dolls.
Beth balanced 69 dolls on the old pump organ. Later, she found some dolls that belonged to her son, but there wasn't really room for more.
In this picture I'm tucked in a pocket. "I feel lost with all the big dolls!" I told Beth.
Smaller Than Me
Beth assured me I wasn't the smallest. She posed me with the tiny dolls. But... I'm not a doll. I have fur. I always feel out of place.
One Week Later
It's been a week since Beth's son got married. I was there. I was in the camera bag.
I wanted to pose in the bride's bouquet, but Beth didn't have time to take me or the camera, out of her bag. Today I spotted the groom's jacket on a hanger. Beth let me pose on the lapel with the week-old boutonnière.
The Bride and Bouquet
But look how beautiful Chali and her bouquet look! Can we just say that I was hiding somewhere deep down in those fragrant flowers?
Scott looks pretty handsome, too.
Happy One Week Anniversary to these two! XO
I'm Too Small
I've never been able to participate in this bit of party fun. Let's face it, the game is just too large for me to handle.
Just My Size!
But this past weekend, Beth purchased a tin of mints! She liked the lid design and was even more excited to discover the mints inside. They were shaped like Ouija pointers!
Since I was tagging along for a girl weekend at The Cabin, I knew there was a good chance of getting in on some games. Imagine my delight when I realized Heidi's and Nathalie's hands were too large to move the pointer! They would need my help for sure!
Wouldn't you know that it was Nathalie's birthday and she was given a very fine pair of hands that fit nicely on fingers. I felt like those plastic hands were gently nudging me right out of the fun.
Who cares. I just watched and laughed at them. They weren't very good at it.
Beth likes to pose me with candy. It's getting old.
She left me alone for a while and I went to work.
And now I'm trying to decide which goodie I should eat first!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
Wishing all my friends the best for the New Year!
"May we care about others and share with others!" That's what my Buddy Yoda, says. He was very generous with his snake!
I already have a Radio Flyer wagon. What I really want is a Radio Flyer sled.
Beth took this picture of me at the Nursing Home. Her friend George is 102, which means he knows a lot. He said no one has sleds in this part of Texas.
A Friend in the Wagon
Beth said a sled was out of the question. She said wagons are fun and she decorated mine with pine greenery and then she brought me her elf friend. That is not what I was asking for.
A Talkative Friend
This guy is crazy. He never stopped talking. He told me 10 Christmas stories.
And then he scrunched down in the pine and started singing Christmas carols in the most amazing elf voice. I might not look like I'm enjoying it, but he did sound pretty good. And I stopped thinking about wanting a sled.
Pondering on a Pumpkin
Sometimes it's a good idea to just sit on a pumpkin, in a ray of sun... and think about the things I'm thankful for.
I don't have a costume...
But I'm surrounding myself in wonderful colors!
And don't ask me why that pool water is green.
Pie and Wine
I decided to celebrate the holiday with a little pie and wine. By the end of summer we all get a little tired of burgers and beer picnics.
It's Lonely Up Here
I had enough for 2, but no one came. I hoped a friend might wander by and join me, but I guess not everyone can climb the flower pot as easily as I can.
So I went inside and got my picnic quilt. And I got a few more treats. I'm hoping somebody will come.
Lake Placid, NY
This photo was taken of me in Lake Placid, in the summer of 2012. I was very serious as I sat on the red metal pondering the history of Lake Placid and the 2 Olympics that were held here in 1932 and 1980.
I was also wondering what it would be like to be in the Olympics.
On a Bobsled Team!
As you can (barely) see, I'm not sitting in the proper part of the bobsled. And the bobsled is sitting on a sidewalk, not sitting on the snow.
Even though I'm not in Russia at the Olympics today, I've been watching the bobsleds on TV. I found a helmet and I've been practicing.
It helps to have friends who own a bobsled. Sometimes I'm extra daring and go helmet-free, so I can feel the wind in my face. It's going to be near 80 degrees today in Houston today!
Valentine's Day Activities?
I could climb a cactus. As I've said before, I'm all for adventure.
However, I really do like the color pink, more than green.
And, I'm hungry! So, I am going to climb a cupcake!
Happy Valentine's Day!
That's all I said, then Beth got out a jar of buttons and poured them on a table. Really?
I have no clue what she expects me to do with these. I've been counting them. I tried stacking them. Then I picked my favorite, (because it is small) and put it on my head.
Beth took the ornaments off the tree today. I hate that. I held onto my favorite ornament and told her she couldn't box them up yet.
I sat in the bowl of ornaments for about an hour.
Next thing you know, Beth had pulled all sorts of decorations off the mantel and table tops. I hate that. I spent a little time with these good buddies before she boxed them up.
New Year's Resolution #2
Yesterday I said my first goal was to have more adventure in 2014. My second resolution is to be more positive. So thinking positively, I'm glad Beth didn't pack me away till next year. Although that could have been an adventure.
Can you see I'm smiling in this photo?