Saturday, February 28, 2009

Molly and I go for a walk

It's Saturday! My favorite day of the week. Slow paced, no pressure, no schedules. . . just my time to do whatever I want.

Molly and I went for a short walk this morning. She is not accustomed to me taking my camera along, or even worse, stopping to take pictures, for heavens sake!

My cousins down South that see these pictures will excitedly say, "SNOW!" Well, when you are one day short of the first of March and you live up North, snow becomes a four-letter-word.

Friday, February 27, 2009


I don't know about you, but I am totally fascinated with the world of blogs. There are close to a dozen that I follow on a regular basis and I am always finding others that I really can't live without!

I had my own website for seven years and gave that up recently. My website designer, Jeph Remley, (Jeph's Spot on my blog list here) suggested I start my own blog. "Oh, I could never keep up with something like that", I said to him. "I enjoy reading other people's blogs, but I don't think I could do my own." That was a couple of months ago. My negative thoughts gradually turned to a more positive position and here I am!

There are as many different kinds of blogs as there are people. I've found most of the ones I like by going to the blogs I follow. They have lists of other blogs.

Here's just a sample of what I read:

Jeph's Spot: Jeph is an avid cook, gardener, and now a new dog owner. I found it amusing watching him adjust to life with a new puppy with boundless energy when he was accustomed to only cats in the house.
Farmgirlfare: I've been following this one for several years. She was a white collar marketing expert who gave that all up and bought her own farm. Her blog is full of wonderful stories of her farm animals and the joys and challenges of living on a 200+ acre farm in the middle of no where. Here you will find exceptionally good recipes and heartwarming tales of Cary, her special lamb.
Wild by Nature: This guy is really a talented writer and photographer. I have one of his framed prints in my home.
Mostly Whatnot: This is written by a lady I knew from my real estate days. She makes beautiful, unique jewelry and showcases them on her site. You'll also get a glimpse of the fun things she does in her spare time.
Going Country: A suburban raised girl marries a farm boy! You will love this one! Recently she wrote of her collie giving birth before her due date and the panic that created!

All of these can be accessed by clicking on the links in my blog list here. And please share with me any any blogs that you like.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


This is Molly, my 8 year old Labrador Retriever. I can't imagine my life without a Lab. Molly is my third Lab. First there was Teri, then Cash. Labs are extremely intelligent, intuitive dogs. She can talk with her eyes and she knows how to lift my spirits after a stressful day at work. She knows my routine throughout the day. In the morning she knows the first order of business is to let her out to go potty, then I feed her. I then get my coffee pot going. By this time she has finished eating and moves quickly to the room where my computer is located because she knows my next step is to check for e-mails! As soon as I get up from the computer, she runs to the living room - one of her favorite times of the day. While I am sitting with my coffee, she finds a way to "unobtrusively" get into my lap - all 55 pounds of her. Can you imagine drinking a cup of coffee with a big black Lab clamoring for your attention at the same time?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thoughts on walking through the parking lot each day

In the 12 to 14 minutes it takes to walk from the gigantic parking lot to the building where I work each morning, my mind usually goes blank and whatever my eyes take in, that's what I think about! Lately, with the cold harsh winter, my eyes peer at row upon row of salt encrusted cars, as I try to negotiate around the occasional ice pond and still stay out of the way of an approaching car coming from behind, the driver more intent on finding a parking space than watching out for people walking.

There are the variety of bumper stickers that often catch my eye and provide entertainment along the way. . . "Nobama, No way, No how". . . surprising since I work in a sea of liberalism, but there are still many of us conservatives around. . . "WATCH OUT, I am fresh out of anti-depressants". . . "My dauchsund is smarter than your honor student". . . . "Protected by Smith & Wesson". . . Hhmm. . . now those of you who know me personally are thinking, "that one is on Sherry's car". Wrong!

One afternoon, not too long ago, it was snowing and blowing and just a miserable day to be outside. I approached my car, unloaded my bag and reached for the snow brush to clean off my car. A woman at the car next to mine was doing the same thing. "It could be worse!", she said to me. "Yes," I replied. "At least we have a job to go to each day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hello from Sherry's Place

Welcome to the first edition of my new blog! Here you will find commentary on whatever I happen to be thinking about at the moment. . . bicycling, kayaking, cooking, baking, my dog, Molly, my children, my grandchildren, random thoughts, you just never know what you will find! I will share my favorite recipes, photos from my everyday life and much more.