Tuesday, February 7, 2012

sometimes a tail comes in handy...


...especially when you're taking an afternoon nap.

in other news... i had a small skin cancer removed from my lip last week, which somehow necessitated about six stitches and a bandage that looked like an adolf hitler mustache. my family has been alternately saluting me and snickering at me. yes, that's the kind of respect i get around here... 

also, i am wearing summer clothes. that's right, SUMMER CLOTHES. is it too much to ask to get a few months of boot weather around here? (of course i realize that cold weather in florida means fiercely cold temps for you fellow bloggers who reside in more northern climes, but you'd be willing to sacrifice for me, right?) I mean, you guys suffer through evil winters so you can enjoy glorious summers, and we suffer through evil summers so we can enjoy glorious winters. isn't that the way this is supposed to work?

(p.s. i'm wearing my boots anyway, as i write this. just as a matter of principle.)

23 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Love the photo of Lady.
Hate the idea of you having a cancer of any sort but I guess skin cancers in sunny climates are watched for, and found quickly. My dad had one removed from the top of his ear, after many winters in Mexico. He had to wear a net cap to keep the bandage in place, and I'm sure he'd have swapped with you, preferring a Hitler mustache to that cap, which he hated.
There's no question of glorious summers here, I think I've mentioned before. We have awful (frigid) winters and awful summers (hot, hot, desert climate) so the only time I'm comfortable is spring and fall.
Take care of yourself, and hugs to your sweetly-sleeping Lady.
Luv, K
PS—My verification word here is "hugla" — really!

Loree said...

Haha - I would be wearing the boots too. We usually have mild winters - much like Florida - but this year we're having a real winter and I am so so happy.

Loree said...

btw, glad they got the skin cancer in time.

ayala said...

Glad they got the skin cancer on time. Had to smile at the teasing going on in your house...it's love you know. Love the pic of the pooch :)

Nancy said...

Can't family just aggravate and tease you to death when we have a little something out of the ordinary....hahahbut we wouldn't trade them, would we? I am glad they caught your cancer in time...it's about time for me to go for my annual check....

A great pet picture....he's really curled up there.....

Deborah Carr said...

Happy that all went well with the lip; sorry you're not getting any sympathy at home. Pack your boots and jacket and come visit me. I'll give you both snow and sympathy - all you can handle!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

you know how I feel about moustaches....
I'm glad the cancer is out.

Joy Lake said...

I agree about the tail thing. It would be so handy if you are taking a nap or if you forgot your sunglasses. I've often contemplated what it would be like to have a trunk. I think massively efficient! It would cut your housework in half...

Anyway, I am happy to share weather accordingly; we've been having a very rainy or even just grey summer over here in NZ. I suspect it's because other places are getting unseasonably warm weather. I don't know how scientific this is, but I have my suspicions. Today, however, is gloriously sunny :D

Jodi said...

I'm sure the boots accessorize very nicely with the moustache hee hee.

Kala said...

Glad to know that removed the cancer.

I will trade you Chicago for Florida any day!

Also, that image is adorable.

Maryann said...

We are having a mild winter this year and I am loving it!

Beth said...

Big smile on my face for:
1. cutie Lady
2. the quick spotting of the skin cancer (and how well that day went)
3.the remarks and snickers of family---they love us through all of it, don't they?!
4. the warm clothes complaint

I have been having to put the air conditioner on in the afternoons in my classroom!
I have new sweaters, a suede skirt, and brown knee-high boots that have not seen the light of day yet!
I am wearing short sleeved tops in February layered with a cardigan that I take off within an hour of being in my classroom!
I want cold and snow--just for a short time and before Easter! (Ohio has a nasty habit of dumping snow on Easter weekend after a minimum snow, mild winter.)
So I'm with you on the weather complaints, friend.
:>)

S. Etole said...

I'm not sure whether to laugh, commiserate, or celebrate! Perhaps a combination of all three.

rebecca said...

at least the boots go with the mustache!

i am certain both will be coming off soon.
as for the summer clothes, be still my heart! the tail becoming only a soft curtain from the bright light!

marit´s,,, said...

Hey Leslie.
So nice dog (hund), poor dog has a sore lip means, give it a hug (klem) from me.
Good Wednesday (onsdag) to you, Marit.Norway

Tracy said...

That wisp of tail... be still my heart... *sigh*... :o) I just love this image, Leslie. I wish I had a tail to curl around my nose, as it's cold here just now! Glad you've got your boots on, to remind yourself it is winter after all...LOL... I can't wait to wear summer clothes again--prettier, lighter, breezier. Glad the "cancer scare" was easily removable, and hope you'll be OK now for it. :o) ((BIG HUGS))

DeborahJoy said...

weather-wise we're expecting snow tomorrow night...first of the Winter.
(When I was little I always wanted a tail, I made one out of corduroy stuffed with my mother's old stockings and tucked it into my waistband)

Joyce said...

tails and mustaches you girls are beautiful either way. :) Sorry to hear about the skin cancer. I hope things are OK with the cancer. xo

deb colarossi said...

Leslie- wallow away. Stitches? Skin cancer?
and a missed fashion opportunity?

love you !!!!

becky said...

Yes, the Florida weather this year doesn't require a jacket or boots...I've been barefoot most of the time! good thing I left my boots up north. they're not even wearing them up there!

Emily said...

Tails are very handy and very fashionable. We should really start wearing them.

Francesca said...

Each year, I can't wait for winter to be over. It's a bit of a waste of wishing, I know that, but so it is!
Hope the lip is healing well.

beth said...

this photo is the BEST !
and yikes, skin cancer is scary :(
i hope you heal up quickly and without any scars !!

{and we got to wear some summer clothes too, but now we're back home and the boots were on when i left the house today}

xoxo