Monday, January 31, 2011

THE COLD

TOBY IN THE SNOW

I,Pinkie, do not like the cold. I'm sitting on my nice warm bed with my best friend Toby looking out of the window. It's all white.
 
I remember the warm days, when I was on the walkway eating worms, now there is a great memory. How about when Kate took us to the beach and Toby and I got away? Great Fun! Toby was bound and determined to swim. Hey,Toby you sink like a stone, dude!
Ah, memories of spring and summer.
 
Today it will be more of the same: looking out of the window, sleeping, eating, and the occasional dash outside to....you know. Sometimes the sun comes out and totally fools me. I think, its warm again, but no, its not.  My only inspiration is my food. Once I eat, all inspiration is gone. Back to bed and the window and the white, to sleep, perchance to dream of warm days and nights. 

-- Brought to you by Pinkie's b.f.f. and guest blogger, Eileen Hurley! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

HIBERNATION

For the past few months, I've practically typed my paws off. You should see my nails. Frightful! And look at my face! See the bags under my eyes? See the new wrinkles? Tell you what -- this bulldog needs some time off from the keyboard, so I'm going to take a winter break. Okay, officially the winter solstice is a couple weeks off, but you know what I mean. It's chilly! Cold, even. Time for me to spend my days basking in patches of sunlight and  snuggling up to the radiator, dreaming of spring.
   Before I curl up for some zzzz's, I'd like to thank my amanuensis -- her word, not mine -- Karen, who seemed to know what I was going to say before I even said it. 
  Also, thanks to my Auntie Eileen, who always took the time to comment. And to Scarlett, who took this picture of me when she came to visit with her sister, Orly.  
  Okay! Here I go. It's me, Pinkie saying TTFN -- tah-tah for now!   

Monday, April 12, 2010

PINKIE SPEAKS

Help! My dog ate my blog!



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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SPRING BREAK

Jim and I are having a little spring break in NYC. It felt like spring had sprung last night, walking down Hudson Street in the rain. 









I'm also taking a little blogging break. Spring seems a good time to rethink, reflect, reconsider and see what blossoms. In a few weeks, you can check my Web site, katemcmullan.com, and see if I've reappeared. Happy spring!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

  Watching C-SPAN, with no filter of a news anchor, you can see how our government works. The cast of reappearing characters, with their comb-overs, weird tans, and botoxed expressions, is real reality TV. I can't tear myself away. 
  As I type, the process is working. So-called Obama Care is passing. Best line of the evening came from Wisconsin Democrat, Dave Obey, as acting speaker: "Both sides would do well to remember the dignity of the house." 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

OUR HOUSE IS A VERY, VERY, VERY...

BIG MESS. 
We blame it on the wild wind-and-rain storm we had last weekend, and it can be summed up in two little words: septic tank.




As author and illustrator of...


...we have discovered an unfortunate new level of meaning in our title.



The guys.
Crews of great guys have here all week helping us out, pulling up the plumbing, sawing off deck boards, digging, and, well, you know.
It was 70 degrees and sunny today, so Jim and I ate lunch sitting outside on his studio steps, as far away from the action as possible. The dogs sat with us, disgruntled because this is not where we eat lunch, ever
When the guys left today, the problem was solved.
Thanks, guys! 
Whew.