Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Far Away Places

I know someone who lives in Benoni, South Africa. Her name is Linda. I love to read her blog, with great stories of their life there.

It's hard to imagine life in South Africa. Benoni is near Johannesburg. It doesn't look rural; it certainly doesn't look like what you'll see on the Nature Channel on TV - no zebras or hyenas nearby.

I'm intrigued and entranced. It's funny, because I know Linda feels the same about where I live - the southwest of the US. The desert.

So vastly different from each other.

(just found this picture on the internet, it's a holiday rental property - looks so lovely!)

And I nabbed this from Linda's blog - (also saw pics of this on the internet) - it's a bird sanctuary, that is near their home.

As I tell my kids - it's a big big world out there. See it. Live it. Experience it. Go visit Benoni!

What was slithering

in my yard? About 16-18" long...without it's head or tail....and was it a tail that rattled??


Can you tell what kind of snake it is by the skin???

PS hubby came home and looked at it with me. hard to tell from the picture, but there's a smaller piece of skin. It's from the tail. It was a rattlesnake. Hubby says they are travelers, they don't stay in one place. But I also know that they have territories, and never stray outside of approximately that mile. So he's around here somewhere, although I checked our entire property, and did not see him.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Winner was #4, chosen by Random.org. (Blogger won't let me upload the picture of the random number generator, sorry about that!)

In honor of reaching 2400 sales at Buster and boo, I'm celebrating with a giveaway!

Winner will receive the pendant of their choice in my shop. It could be a typewriter key pendant made with the letter of your choice - in the color and font of your choice:

It could be one of our unique pendants made with an image that is set in a vintage typewriter key setting, like this one:

But I need your help.

So, in order to be entered to win, you'll need to do a few things.

1. Leave a comment here.

For additional entries,

2. I've started working on my Facebook page. Please go visit and 'Like' my page:


and let me know about it here.

3. You could also visit my Woolies Facebook page here:


and let me know about it here.
The giveaway will continue until Wednesday, July 27th, at midnight. A winner will be chosen via random number generator on Thursday morning.

The winner can then visit Buster and boo, and let me know what they'd like!

Good Luck!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Love The Rain

Just a quick one - I heard the thunder for a little while, and saw that out of the northeast windows of the house there were black clouds, but outside of the south side of the house, there was blue sky.

Typical monsoon clouds.

All of a sudden - the giant clap of thunder and a downpour. I go running outside with the dogs. I do happy rain dances.

It's all over in about 10 minutes.

More more more, I want more....

Thursday, July 14, 2011

What do you do?

What do you do when your almost-grown-up child does something that you just cannot believe?

That is dangerous, and reckless, and goes against everything you've ever taught him?

Your level-headed kid who is so smart. Whose friends sometimes do these kinds of things, but he doesn't.

I took his car away. I told him that there is no way he is going away to school in 3 weeks if I cannot trust him. I told him that I needed to keep him safe, and if letting him out of my sight means he puts himself in danger, then he is not allowed out. That I didn't raise a kid to be almost 19 to stand by while he risks his life.

What else do you do?