Friday, December 29, 2017

December 29th, 2017

Hello everybody! How are you? How was your Christmas? It was pretty calm around here. Oliver and Graham had a good time, and that’s the most important part!
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Oliver got another stuffed alligator, some treats, and a blanket. This is the third alligator he has gotten. He is very hard on his toys. These alligators have lasted the longest of any of his toys. They might last an entire month, rather than a few days—or even hours!
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Mom got a blanket and a pillow with a Boston terrier on it that looks a lot like Oliver. What did you all get for Christmas? Mom bought me some clothes with dinosaurs on them. Mom needs to go to bed, so we will take a picture and post next week! I hope you all have a great week!
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Monday, December 25, 2017

December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas, everyone!!
Hope you have a great one!

Friday, December 22, 2017

December 21st, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I am okay. Are you looking forward to Christmas? I am! (Mom says that she is not, but that’s what happens when you work retail, she says.) I love Christmas trees! I love the lights and the ornaments!
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Grandma likes Christmas trees too. She has two of them. This is the one that is downstairs. It has gold ornaments on it. Isn’t it sparkly?
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I just like sitting near the tree and looking at the pretty ornaments. I think this swan one is my favorite. Do any of you have favorite Christmas ornaments?
Talk you all next week! Hope you have a great Christmas!
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Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay, but Mom has a cold. Her glasses broke last night, so she’s a very unhappy camper. (They’re currently taped together.)
On Saturday, we received news that a new friend was going to be leaving her manufacturer. She left South Korea on Saturday and made it all the way to Wisconsin via Chicago by Monday!
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She is very, very tiny. She is only five centimeters tall. Mom thinks that her name is Hummingbird. We are going to call her Hum. (All of our BJD friends’ names are after birds.)
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Lark is already very fond of her. She held her for a long time. She seemed to really like being held. After Hum goes to get her eyes painted, we will take a picture of everyone!
Talk to you next week!
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Friday, December 08, 2017

December 8th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. Mom got a new camera lens for her Christmas present! It lets her camera do some very fancy things!
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Last week was a supermoon. The other lens does not like night photography very much. (Mom thinks it would work if she had a tripod.) This lens doesn’t get a lot of detail, but it’s pretty good!
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She also took a picture of my friends and I in front of the Christmas tree. The sparkly stuff in the background is another thing that the new camera lens creates.
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Milton and Foster got their turn too.
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Next week, I will show you some pictures Mom took of the Christmas tree. I hope you all have a great week!
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Friday, December 01, 2017

December 1st, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. We had a nice quiet week. Graham came over on Wednesday, and we had a good time. Lately, he has decided that plushies are very good friends. He has his own plushie friend, a hedgehog that is named Hugs. (Mom and her sister named it, not Graham.) They haven’t brought him over here yet, so I haven’t met him. Mom does show me pictures, and he looks like a very nice fellow.
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While Mom is not very festive for the holidays, Grandma is. Today, we got a new Christmas tree with pre-lit lights. There looks like there’s a thousand lights on the new tree. I love Christmas tree lights. I have convinced Mom to take a picture of me in front of the new tree this weekend!
Talk to you next week!
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Friday, November 24, 2017

November 24th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. Yesterday was Thanksgiving for my friends and I from the USA. Mom, her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Graham, and Oliver celebrated for Thanksgiving lunch. It was nice and quiet. After lunch, Mom, her sister, Oliver, and Graham went for a walk around the property. Graham loves going for walks.
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Today (tomorrow when I’m writing this) is Black Friday. This year, Mom has to work both jobs. It won’t be too bad at the not-retail job, but it’s going to be pretty crazy at the retail job. I need to convince Mom to do her daily stuff and then go to bed. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

November 17th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? Mom and I are all right. Mom didn’t hurt herself this week (yet, she says) at the not-retail job, so we’re considering that a big win! I’m writing this on Wednesday because we have to drive Mom’s sister and the nephew home tomorrow!
We have been listening to audio books on the drive to and from the not-retail job lately. Have any of you listened to any? Mom has had a few audio books of her favorite titles for a while, but she recently started to use Audible and some of the audio books that she bought with the corresponding ebook. I picked out a book called Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee. It is a book about the transportation industry. I picked it because I like trains and ships. Next up is a Dutch language learning audio book that we picked out on Hoopla. It has music and spoken word, so I don’t know how I feel about that! Do any of you have any sites you go to for audio books? We’re thinking of going to Audible, but Mom thinks we ought to stick to the library and Hoopla.
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Since I can’t post without a picture of something, we’re going to end this post with a picture of Oliver! He is currently sleeping at the end of the bed. Mom says we ought to join him asleep! Have a great week!
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Friday, November 10, 2017

November 10th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I am okay. Mom pinched her finger in her embroidery machine today, so we are going to keep this entry a bit short. Her finger is all wrapped up, and it doesn’t hurt so much any more. She says it’s mostly just some funny colors!
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I went inside to Mom’s work for two days this week. I hide in her backpack. I have her ipad, and I play all day long. I also take naps. She says I am very good moral support, even just from her backpack.
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With the new temporary position, Mom gets out of work at 2. It gives her some Graham time on every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. In this picture, Graham, Mom, and Oliver were discussing the playing attributes of doggy kibble. Graham thought that dropping it on the ground made a great noise, and Oliver thought that picking it up after Graham was fun. (Mom was in charge of making sure that Graham didn’t put all of the doggy kibble on the ground!) Graham’s sweatshirt has teddy bears on it!
I hope next week’s entry is a bit less eventful! Hope you all have a great week!
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Friday, November 03, 2017

November 3rd, 2017

Hello everyone! Mom’s not-retail job gave her a fidget spinner for Halloween!  She left it in the car so we could play with it while we wait for her.
Mom recorded a short video for her instagram page. I wanted to share it here so I could have a nifty video for this entry, but Mom can’t figure out a way to make Live Writer embed it properly. She uploaded it to YouTube too. Sigh.
Otherwise, things have been pretty quiet. We didn’t do anything for Halloween, which disappointed me some. Did any of you do anything for Halloween? We live out in the country—well, in a more rural area, and our driveway is pretty long. We haven’t had trick-or-treaters in a very long time. Mom says there aren’t any sidewalks to walk on, so it’s not very safe to come down our road. (There’s also a subdivision on the other side of the road. Mom says people probably go there.)
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Since I couldn’t figure out a way to upload the video, here is a picture of Oliver instead! (Pictures of Oliver make Mom happy!) Talk to you next week!
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Friday, October 27, 2017

October 27th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. Mom changed departments at her not-retail job. She is back in embroidery. She doesn’t get to come outside on her lunch break any more. (Because it is only fifteen minutes instead of an half hour!) I miss the extra time with her. She does get out earlier though, which is kind of nice.
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It was rather cold and rainy today. (This is what it looks like at 5:30 in the morning when Mom is waiting to go into work.) Mom says that in January, we will think that these temperatures are warm. (I know this happens every year!) For those of our friends who are entering into fall, has it gotten colder where you live? (Mom explained to me that not everyone’s going into fall—some people are going into spring!)
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Otherwise, things have been pretty quiet around here. Mom bought some more rement and books. She says that she wants to buy me some new clothes, but hasn’t gone to the right store lately. We spent Wednesday with Graham. He loves to walk, so we walk around the property. Oliver likes it too!
More next week! Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? Mom and I are going to work on my blog entry and her family tree until her headache goes away.
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Things have been pretty quite around here. The weather has been nice, so we have been spending a lot of time sitting outside on the porch with Oliver and Graham. It was almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit today! It’s supposed to get a little colder next week though. There won’t be as much wandering around outside for Graham and Mom when it’s only 50 degrees.
Are you looking forward to Halloween? I love all the colors! I also like the black cats! I don’t think they’re scary at all. Are you going to dress up for Halloween? This year maybe Graham will go trick-or-treating and I can go with!
I hope you have a great week!
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Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13th, 2017

Hello, everyone! How are you? I am writing this on Thursday—and I totally forgot that it was going to be Friday the 13th today! I wish we had something superstitious to talk about! (Sometimes, Mom is not a lot of fun—she thinks superstitions are silly. I think they’re harmless!)
We are watching Bob Ross now. Mom’s a bit obsessed, and I’m all for making Mom happy. She found magnets at Five Below on Wednesday. Who would’ve thought there would be Bob Ross magnets?!

I’m currently trying to convince Mom that since she’s watched all these Bob Ross shows that she ought to try to paint. She says that she probably won’t be any good at it—and I say that if Bob Ross says you can, you ought to try! What do you all think?
Talk to you next week!
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Friday, October 06, 2017

October 6th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. Mom is pretty tired, so I’m afraid this will be kind of short this week. She’s the typist—I don’t want to be up all night typing this letter by letter! (I can type, but it’s definitely a long process!)
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Mom recently signed up for a genealogy website called Geni. It’s a world family tree. You can figure out how you’re related to famous and historical people. Mom is distantly related to Charles Darwin, David Bowie, and a gentleman who served in King Henry the VIII’s court (he got beheaded!). Mom and I would love to know if any of you were on Geni, and we could be connected!
I hope you’re all having a great day! Talk to you soon!
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Friday, September 29, 2017

September 29th, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I am okay. Things have been pretty quiet around here, but that’s a good thing, I think.
Fall has arrived in Wisconsin. All the trees are changing colors!
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Mom took the nephew out to walk around yesterday. He loves the leaves! (He also loves making a mess!)
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I like fall. It’s a lot cooler! I also like the colors that the leaves change to. Mom says that they change to colors that match me!
I’m tired, so I think I’m going to convince Mom and Oliver to go to bed. I hope you all have a great week!
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Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22nd, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? I’m okay. Mom got transferred back to the embroidery department on Monday at the not-retail job, so that’s some new stuff for her to deal with.
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The weather has been nice for the past few days. Yesterday, Milton, Foster, and I spent some time on the porch with Mom. She took pictures of some of her new miniatures, and we took in the scenery! It’s a very comfy bench!
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Oliver says hello. He likes this weather too. He helped Mom with her picture taking. He is very good at supervising!
I hope you’re all having a great week!
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Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15th, 2017

Hello, everyone! How are you? I’m okay. It’s been pretty quiet around here. The most interesting thing that has happened this week is that Mom bought some rement from her retail job. (Mom loves tiny things!) These new sets are Rilakkuma themed. He is a teddy bear!
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There are eight different sets. Mom bought two. She wants to buy more, but she has to wait for them to come back in.
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Do any of you collect tiny things? We aren’t too picky around here—Mom has lots of tiny things! Talk to you next week!
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Friday, September 08, 2017

September 8th, 2017

Hello! How is everyone!? My mom went to Goodwill on Wednesday and found something for our tiny family! It’s a new dollhouse. There’s a long story about the other one, so this is a great thing! It’s very tiny—Mom says that her big adult hands don’t exactly fit, but the BJD family thinks it’s pretty cool anyways! It only cost $25!
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Here it is. Mom says that it has a definite 1970s flair. It came with a bunch of furniture. We had some of our own too.
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Mom and the BJD family have decided that it is a cabin. Cabins can be small. (Although Mom says she would hope that they have windows, but alas!)
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Mom said that she has to get them some more kitchen stuff (Mostly a sink!)! I’m sure we’ll post more pictures soon. (I wonder if they make a house that’s my size? Maybe AG sized? Hm.) Talk to you next week!
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Friday, September 01, 2017

September 1st, 2017

Hello everyone! How are you? We’re okay here. I’m very glad to be living in Wisconsin where there aren’t any hurricanes or rain from hurricanes. It rains plenty here, but not that much! (We get tornados and blizzards, although not at the same time.)
Mom discovered yesterday that one of her favorite internet dogs passed away. His name was Chet Baker, and he was the reason that Mom fell in love with Boston terriers.
So in order to make her feel a bit better, I thought we would post some pictures of Oliver. He’s Mom’s buddy like I am.
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He’s a lot louder then me though. Mom says that Oliver likes to make his opinion known. Loudly. Often.
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But he’s a pretty good dog, and doesn’t hurt my friends and I. I know there are a lot of dogs who will hurt any plushie—Oliver somehow realizes which ones are Mom’s and which ones are his.
I hope you all have a good day. I’m going to work on cheering Mom up!
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