Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday: A Piece of Cake!

Even though my previous posts have been about my seemingly endless frustrations, believe it or not, there’s little for me to gripe about today--That’s really saying something since Mondays can be overwhelming.  The rain we had last night has knocked a lot of the pollen out of the air, and for the first time in several days, my headache is gone!  My week, at the moment, seems to be off to a good start!!    (Knock on wood!!)

I got off work a little bit early today and because it's spring-break, traffic was light.  That meant that when I got home the dogs and I could enjoy some time outdoors. It was a beautiful evening and so nice to be outside!      
~CarrieAnne and Sheba (right)~
Also enjoying the evening is a wild turkey that has been hanging around our property the last couple of days. I'm wondering if she's looking for a place to nest, or just an easy meal--She's made herself right at home and has gobbled up all the bird food on the ground.  
With this kind of a start to the week, and the help of a chocolate cake that I made yesterday, I'm feeling optimistic about the upcoming week--I hope you are too!!  


  1. Glad your week has started off well. What a great picture of the turkey! But the best picture of all is your chocolate cake!! Boy could I use a piece of that! :)

  2. good call on the chocolate cake! :)

    LOVE the pic of the turkey! so cool! hope she stick around a bit.

  3. The first pic is hands down my favorite. I mean I can't eat the chocolate and the turkey kind of scares me.
    I am glad your week has begun on a good note.

  4. I love that one just cannot take a bad picture of a Golden...and I think you have a new pet in that turkey, he know the Goldens won't hurt him! Cake looks YUMMY! ;)

  5. So nice to hear that you are feeling better. Definitely knock on wood. Sheba looks like she was up to no good and got caught. CarrieAnne looks like she is striking a pose. LOL. Todd on the other hand seems tired or maybe hiding from the turkey.
    Hope your week continues on a great path. The cake looks delicious.

  6. My Vickie has had such a rough day that she has not stopped eating chocolate since 5 am. Now you show this picture of that incredible homemade cake and she is off to the kitchen again.
    Chocolate is how she handles stress.

  7. So glad it was a better day! and hopefully a better week all around! and as for that it an extra special gooey kind? If so, you know we need a recipe! Here's hoping your good week continues..

  8. We're also glad things are looking up. Love the '007 Todd' photo; bet he's stalking the turkey. May the week get better and better for you all.

    Jed & Abby

  9. I hope the turkey decides to build her nest somewhere near and then you can watch the new gobblers mosey around.

    I'd eat a piece of that cake, except I just had a muffin!

    JO, STella and Zkhat

  10. My mum always says "life is better with chocolate cake" - but what would I know....she doesn't share chocolate anything with me!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  11. Glad to hear that your week is ok. Todd sure looks cute and...pass me a piece of that chocolate cake!!


  12. You wait and see, the whole week will be awesome. Damn, that cake looks good.

  13. The photo of Todd stalking - priceless !

  14. Have a nice week cake looks delicious !!!!

  15. A good start to the week - hope it continues!

  16. Glad this week is going well Kim...chocolate cake is a great way to start! I'm feeling good as it's my birthday coming up! :0)

  17. So happy you are feeling me a piece of cake, I'm on my way!

  18. Have a great week ahead. I love getting home early from work too, just 30 minutes will get you ahead of traffic and longer time with the pets outside. I look forward to coming home and going on Tugie the Toy P's "business walk". lol

    Have a great week. Love the wild turkeys. We usually only get deer and groundhog in our yard. I think we had turkey's once.

  19. Hi Y'all!

    I had to block the doors! My Human spied that piece of chocolate cake and was off to find your house and beg a piece!

    As for me, she interrupted my admiring of the turkey hen picture. We have never gotten that good a picture although we always hear them and frequently see them.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  20. So glad that Monday was better for you. I have been praying for allergy relief and peace.. just for you!!!! :)

  21. Chocolate cake makes everything better. :-)

  22. holy poop!
    funny... you can say poop but not crap. and they're both four letter words. but i digress.
    i mean that chocolate cake is divine. no wonder you feel better.
    and baby todd pretending to be the easter bunny... he has the ears for it!
    and carrie anne and sheba... didn't they gnaw on each other not too long ago? and now look... the best of friends!
    yes. all's right in your world.
    just give up dentistry and become a full time dog-mom, writer, baker, photographer, philosopher...
    oh stop me! i'm on a roll!
    love you dear heart,
    tammy j

  23. Go on Kim, take a guess what I'm going to be for this coming Easter. :)

    I hope you'll have a great week too!


  24. That cake makes me optomistic just looking at it. Glad you're having a good week.

  25. Any morning that starts WITHOUT a headache has to be good. Hope that pollen count stays down. Sounds like you're off to a great start!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  26. I've fond that chocolate cake helps most any situation. Hope the rest of the week goes well, too.

  27. I've fond that chocolate cake helps most any situation. Hope the rest of the week goes well, too.

  28. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better! And to see that CarrieAnn and Sheba are getting along. Have they come to a truce?

    Wouldn't it be neat if the turkey rears a clutch of chicks for you to watch?

    Your cake looks a heck of a lot better than the one I made (out of a box) the other night....

    Wishing you a JOYFUL week!

  29. Hi Kim, Can I come hang out with you?! Please! I'm so missing my Reggie today and our house is so empty and lonely-I'm really needing your pups to love on. Still pondering what breed we'll end up with? Praying we will be led to the perfect dog for us.
    Love the photo of the cake-yummmmm.
    Have a great evening.
    Love, Noreen

  30. I'm glad your week is off to a good start!

  31. I have to admit that the thought that you have pollen in the air knocked my socks off. It snowed here for the past two days!

    I'm so glad that you're feeling better. Headaches are the worst. I get them from my neck problems (I have one right now), and I ooze bad vibes too when I have one.

    Thanks for your sweet comment about eternity with K someday. What a vision!

  32. Oh the wild turkey is so beautiful! I wonder if she will have a family!
    That chocolate cake would certainly us feel soooo happy- gosh it looks good.
    Glad you headache is better

  33. Fabulous picture of the turkey. Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

  34. Bet Todd would love to torment the heck out of that wild turkey!
    Glad your headache free for now.
    Sweet William The Scot

  35. Hope you have a great week.

  36. Great pictures, of course I'm partial to the doggies. I'm so glad you are feeling better. Headaches are just awful. Oh, I'd love a bite of that chocolate cake.

  37. Beautiful picture of Miss Turkey, Kim, and the chocolate cake is making my mouth water!

  38. Glad your off to a good week! I broke down yesterday after almost 3 weeks of walking 4 miles a day, and starving, and made brownies. Oh YUM!!!!
    I'd love to give that little Todd a sugar and a pat on the head. Soph and I picked up her a new sister the other night while out walking. Poor little thing was starved, so we have a new baby :)
    Will show soon, have a great Easter!

  39. That. Chocolate. Cake. Is. Evil. LOL Oh, man, how my mouth is watering right now... Pure evil.

  40. I'm so happy ya began the week without a headache girl.

    Want a wonderful photo of CarrieAnne and Sheba...I do believe they smiled for ya!!!

    Now, 'bout that cake...just pass me a fork and I'll be a happy camper. I swear...I can smell it!

    God bless ya and have yourself a marvelous Easter sweetie!!! :o)

  41. Yeah Kim, I'm thinkin' that chocolate cake would make my day better as well :)
    Have a good one!

  42. Oh my goodness a wild Turkey.
    I wonder what Dillon would make of that !

  43. Now how am I supposed to go and enjoy my one piece of multi-grain toast for breakfast after looking at this cake Kim. :(

    LOL! Yum!
    xo Catherine


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