The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

Random Fluffy Foto!

Random Fluffy Foto!
Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Phabulous Photo Phriday!

Due to the huge outpouring of public support for last week's photo Phriday...

*sound of crickets*
*sound of silence*
*sound of what in the neon light I saw...*

I'm gonna launch another one. Right here. Right now.

*sound of crickets*
*sound of silence*
*sound of the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls*

Well then... Carry on we shall.

That all creatures might fall under the influence of my cuteness, I call forth the awesome power of...


 That's right, peeps - the most powerful force of cuteness in all the starry universe! The puppy tongue!

 Does a fine job cleaning excess kibble of the ol' nose too! Um, I mean... FORGET YOU SAW THAT!! Feel the cuteness FLOW...

*waves paw in mystical mind control gesture*
 This IS the cuteness you're looking for.

The cuteness hath been brung.

And now, a musical moment with The Beka...

"In the village, the peaceful village,
the puppy sleeps tonight..."

"In the village, the quiet village..."

"The puppy sleeps tonight."


What the HECK is a "wimoweh" anyway? Sheesh - the things daddy makes me do to keep him entertained. A few bowls of kibble a day really don't make it worth putting up with this stuff. Time to shred more underwear...

Thanks for joining us for Phabulous Photo Phridays! Tune in next week to hear BekaV say...

 "Climb every momma! Ford every chair! 
Follow every tennis ball, 'tillllll youuuuu shred 
daddddddddd's shoooorrrrttttsssss!!!!"

Thank ya, uh thank ya very mucchhh...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Phabulous Photo Phridays!!

So here's the deal - I decided that since a) some of my family and friends don't do the Facebook thing, and b) since they then miss stuff like puppy photos, etc... Well, there's something I can do about that.

Welcome to Photo Phriday on TW'sW's, wherein I grab some photos from my FB page, including the witty commentary (or lack thereof) and display it for my peeps to see.

OK - mostly for my aunt. Since she's not an FB peep.

OK - for a few others too. After all, we do have a readership here of, um, let me check...

3.58 readers! (wow - that's a great upsurge...)

So, for today's Photo Phriday ('cause it's phresh and phat to spell it like dat!), I take you back to June 16th, 2012 - BekaV's Gotcha Day! Sherman, if you'll set the Way Back Machine, we'll get this party started!...

Hi, Peeps!!

I'm Beka Valentine, and I've just been adopted!

But I still haven't pooped... yet...

First car ride? Knocked ov-ah! No big deal...

And I hear there's good grub waiting at "home" - whatever that is...

Puppy teeth, meet puppy toy.

Puppy teeth, meet momma toy. *ouch!*

Grinning for the camera...

"A girl's gotta s-i-i-i-n-n-n-g-g-g!!!!!" (or at least vocalize a little...)

Yes. Yes, I do have pretty eyes. Thanks for noticing.
(What won't become apparent until some weeks from now is that they're actually amber in color...)
Being a puppy is tough work - got to grab a quick nap...

We're home!!!!!!!!

Yup - it IS good grub!

Here's my new yard... seems huge to a 7 week old...

Smelling doggie smells...

 Doing doggie CSI...

And other outdoor "activities."
("Good girl!" says momma, "Ewww!" says daddy.
Guess who's standing behind me...)

"Just kidding - good girl!"

"Let's go back in the house..."

These steps are freakin' HUGE...

Um, help? A little help here? 7 week old needs assistance?  

"Oops - sorry!"
No biggie, daddy - just remember this when I shred your underwear later...

Ok - so this is "home," these are my "people," this is my "family..."

I can dig it.

Warm, cozy, comforted, safe. All is good.

Happy Father's Day, daddy.

Eat, poop, sleep, repeat. I got this gig. See you tomorrow!

Thanks for joining us for Phabulous Photo Phriday! Tune in next week to hear BekaV say...

I was SUCH a cute puppy! Oh, and the underwear thing? 
I wasn't kidding. Hee hee hee...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

WifeWisdom: A Very True Statement

My beloved, who is truly the wise one of our household, (Followed closely by BekaV, which tells you where I fall in that particular hierarchy...) said a true thing today.

Not that this is an unusual thing for the record. She often says true things. In fact, I have yet to hear her utter something that is not true. She also doesn't say things that are unkind. She does ask a lot of questions, tho. A LOT...

I was pondering where to start my day today, either to go directly to my work at the radio station, to get some audio work done at home this morning, or go to my favorite Biggby Coffee, to write and to listen to the DAB. And Herself said...

"Write first - that's where the maintenance gets done. "

Well said, beloved. This is the place where HER beloved does the fixing, the fine-tuning, the examination and analysis that results in steps toward wholeness. She knows, far better than I do, what happens when this time is neglected.

To listen to the Daily Audio Bible is key, because it establishes the framework for each day.

To write? Well, that helps me place myself into that framework. I see where I fit through the lens of God's word, rather than trying to impose my own shape to the day.

What happens on the days where I just stumble out and try to shape things up on my own? Chaos. Madness. At the very least a feeling of incompleteness - getting to the end of the day wondering where it went and what I did.

I realize that many, many people don't have this luxury, this blessing of time to get centered at the beginning of the day. So I conclude this with thanksgiving...

Thanks Lord for not only showing me me what is necessary and needful for living my life, but providing the time and resources to use it. May I never take it for granted, as I once did. Grant me the wisdom and responsibility to redeem the time You have given me, so that all my days will be centered in You. Thank you, Father.

And thank you beloved, for a very, very true statement.