with its Christmas tree.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This guy is picking people for Animal Kingdom parade., originally uploaded by eblackwell.
I tried so hard to show I'd be good for it - it's a dream of mine! But I didn't get in. :(
Monday, November 29, 2010
So John has a smile on his face even though we just found out the dogs spent the first night howling for us and John left his cell phone charger in the hotel Saturday night. Luckily mine works for his too. Epcot, here we come!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
We had John's dog Trooper at the time, and would sadly lose him 2 weeks later. John was selling cars then and told me he couldn't face coming home and not having his dog running up to meet him. Casey, he pointed out, hadn't learned to do that yet. I waited for his car to pull up, then gave Casey this little scooch towards the door when I heard him outside. But I gave her too much of a scooch and she tumbled head over heels. She landed just as John walked in the door, so excited to see Casey having "run" to the door to meet him!
He's always been her favorite, and trusts him completely. They have a great, unique bond, right from the beginning. They used to play this game we called "Bounce". He'd turn her on her back on the bed, then spread his hand over her middle. Then he'd bounce her like a ball! She loved it! As long as he did it....
We've been through a lot together and I pray every year to please give us more with her.
The cards are really popular! They're the brain child of Barrie Brewer, one of our staff photographers. She's doing a fantastic job with them and already has a long list of requests for new series that will come out in 2011. Barrie also has a Disney World calendar that she sells with all proceeds going to Deb Wills' Breast Cancer Walk.
But how cool is this? I'm a collectible! And very proud to be part of the All Ears Team.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Here's how it works:
1: Follow our allearshunt Twitter account.
2: Erin Blackwell of our team will tweet her location in Disney World at some point during the weekend.
3: Hunt down where she is and receive trading cards and swag! Other team members may also be there to say hi.
See our Behind the Ears Staff Biographies page (http://allears.net/btp/beh
ind.htm) to learn more about Erin. She will also describe herself in the tweet and will wear a button with the Twitter Hunt logo.
Erin will stay in her position for 30 minutes to give you time to reach her.
We're starting with one of these Twitter Hunt "quick meets". Please give your feedback if you like it and want to see more of them!
You can read about it on the event's facebook page and the allearshunt Twitter page.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I'm amazed of just how many times you use your back without knowing it. I know now! I'm getting sick of this heating pad and hurting just by sitting up. And what really sucks is: I missed my great-nephews' Christening today. :(
To add sour icing to the cake, I just got a string of rejections for jobs I really, really wanted. I swore I had all the qualifications, but... no.
Time to read something funny....
Oh yeah, those laughs were worth the back pain!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I am very proud to be her niece.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I love Thanksgiving: I love making a fire in the fire place, then sitting down to watch the Macy's parade, flipping over to check out the Philly parade too. I used to call my mom and we would talk about the floats over the phone as we watched on our TVs. I love stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. I love the feeling of it, talking my friends and family and just being happy they're in my life.
I always end the day by watching "Miracle on 34th Street" which takes us from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
We've already decided we're going to spend Thanksgiving at home just the two of us with the dogs curling up around us. It will be cozy and peaceful.
I started thinking about what I can be thankful for. It's been a rough year as you all know. A lot of bad things have happened, so it's good for me to think of what's good.
- We got Rico. Sweet, funny, loving, little macho man Rico.
- I'll be thankful for when I'm finished writing the stupid cover letters I have to get done today. (I hate writing this stuff.)
- Thanks to my friends like John, Cathy, and Liz who are helping me with the job search, and all the people who are giving me a reference.
- Thanks to my brother-in-law Martin who is helping me to get rid of this everlasting eczema.
- I still have Casey and Elphie cuddled next to me.
- John just sent me a text saying "I love you" because he knows how I struggle with cover letters.
- Thanks for my sisters Terry and Gerry who offered ways for me to interview out of state.
- Thanks to Denise and Pam and all the wonderful inhabitants on the Oasis Animal Sanctuary farm for the mornings of peace and fun after some bad nights.
- I did have a mom who did things like watch the Macy's parade with me, over the phone and in person. Miss you, Mom.
- And I have this Saturday night to celebrate my aunt's achievements as her peers give her a dinner of honor.
Did I mention I'll be glad when this round of cover letters will be done?
To kick off the Thanksgiving fun, here's a classic Bloom County Thanksgiving strip. It's always been one of my favorites.