Friday, December 19, 2014


We had blue skies one day--whoohoo!
I caught a pretty morning shot another day before the clouds took over the day. 
Ever since the triple dresser was moved Karma has noticed an imaginary friend or foe hiding underneath there.  She spends time each day trying to coax it out or swiping at her invisible victim.  Silly girl! 
Of course it is just interesting because it's in a different spot. 
Nothing keeps her awake for too long, though--LOL!  You might notice she's not wearing her big red collar. 
I took it off since having both that and her hazelwood collar seemed a bit much now that her neck is all cleared up and the fur all grown back.  Not 15 minutes later she comes up for a cuddle...sans any collar at all.  I thought she'd pulled the hazelwood over her head because it was so loose.  Nope.  It was so loose that she got ahold of the beads and chewed it off!  Cracked up several of the beads, the little stinker!  Looked too string-like, I suppose.  Well, I tied the ends back together and it fits more snuggly now.  Can still get three fingers underneath it...but her fur is so thick and the collar so thin that you can barely see she has it on.  No more chomping on beads for Miss Karma! 
I was over visiting McFamily on Wednesday night.  Ian has been practicing his sitting up techniques.  Does really well, but can still fall over when he's sitting in the corner of the couch like this.  I got so excited to get a picture that I hit him with the flash the first time. 
I took a couple more pictures... 
...but he was so serious working at this new job. 
Gramma decided to entertain him. 
I move the camera down... 
...and when it is ready to take another picture... 
...I pop it up and say "boo"! 
Ian finds this endlessly entertaining. 
1. Ian has a silly Gramma. 
2. Ian is easily entertained. 
3.  Gramma is easily entertained. 
And she loves this face! 
He's almost six months old already.  Do you believe it? 
Just had to pop in and say hi.
Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend.  Last weekend before Christmas.  Got my lights blinking, the Christmas music on, and Karma's sleeping in my lap.  I'm just wishing for some snow!!  ;)
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." 
Marianne Williamson  


Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear Rita! I love the skyscapes you post and love to see pictures of Karma. Maybe her imaginary friend is a mouse. These latest shots of Ian make me believe more than ever that you should submit them to Gerber and find out if they'd like him to be their new spokesbaby.

Have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Rita!

TexWisGirl said...

love ian's leggings! and glad karma is doing so well!

Intense Guy said...

Goodness. Ian and Karma and blue sky photos all in one blog entry!!! Yehaw!!!!

:) Ian and Karma both make me smile - their antics and expressions are so cute!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely shots ~ Beautiful sky photos and now you have two cuties ~ Ian and Karma ~ you are blessed!

Happy Holidays,
artmusedog and carol

Anonymous said...

I like Karma's imaginary friend.
No, I can't believe Ian is six months!!

GrandmaG said...

Ian just gets cuter and cuter. And I can't say that about all babies - LOL He's such a doll! Looks like the two of you are becoming good friends. What I've learned over the last nine years as a grandma is the littlest things make the biggest impression, and the most important things we can offer are time and undivided attention. Enjoy!

Janie Junebug said...

So, Ian, will you watch some of the football games over the holidays? You're a grown-up guy now.


DJan said...

And I too am totally amazed that Ian is six months old already! Those pictures of him, with you playing along with the camera, just made me laugh out loud. And of course dear Karma is looking quite pleased with herself. :-)

Carol said...

He's getting so big and so darn cute ...Silly is Great!!!!!

Furry Bottoms said...

I think Ian needs a pair of tie dye leggins. Yes, that would look good on him!!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Oh he is growing up so fast

Victoria Zigler said...

I'm not sure who's more easily entertained... Karma, Ian, or you, LOL!

AliceKay said...

Love the pictures of Karma and of Ian. I especially loved how you captioned the pictures of Ian. :) I can tell you're really loving this gramma stuff. ;)

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh what a wonderful little boy! you can see how he is really communicating now. It's delightful to watch his progress. Have a lovely Christmas, Rita!

Feral Turtle said...

I am so behind with my emails but I finally made it. Karma is pretty clever. She figured chewing it would help her clear up more Speaking of clever...look at that little one progress! How time flies!

Serena Lewis said...

Ian is adorable!!! xo

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a lovie your grandson is!!! :D