Seals & Starfish & Random Thoughts – Oh my!

Seals & Starfish & Random Thoughts – Oh my!  would be my version of Lions & Tigers & Bears – Oh my!  Well, today's version anyway.

Last weekend I found several files of photos that I had saved but hadn't really looked at in a couple of years.  I was busy, thought I had better things to do, and at the time I probably did.  Now I have some free time, so I am digging into files I haven't seen in a long, long time.  You should try it sometime, it is kind of fun!  You never know what you are going to find.

Yesterday I felt like a starfish.  Except I didn't feel like I crawled up on that rock, I felt like someone threw me there and I went KERSPLAT!  Imagine the old cartoons where KERSPLAT has little explosion lines all around it.  Seriously, I felt like splat.  I have been fighting a head cold, and running around like a chicken with my head cut off has not helped.  That is why yesterday I vegged!  You know, lay like broccoli?  (I love that movie.)

This little dude looks comfortable.  AAHHH, basking in the sun.  Our sun is behind the clouds today, but that is completely fine.  Maybe it will rain.  We have been needing some rain.

What a completely random post.  Have you thought that yet?  I have.

These photos are from our 2008 trip to Monterey, CA.  I hope we go back soon.

It was so much fun to watch these guys play. 

So yesterday I did some channel surfing.  I came across The View, and while I am not a huge fan of that show I am a fan of our former Survivor star Elisabeth.  I paused a bit when I heard what they were talking about.  Did you see that show yesterday?  Barbara Walters brought up a "hot subject," doesn't Whoopi call them "hot topics?"  Anyway, she said that someone has come out and said that they have discovered that wind caused the Red Sea to part, you know back in the Bible days. I am paraphrasing all of this.

Read Exodus 14;21-22

She said big wind, but we already knew that because that is what it says in the Bible.  Read it.  I promise it says "a strong east wind."

She asked the other gals what they thought, and I absolutely loved Elisabeth's answer.  It makes perfect sense, and I hope she doesn't mind but I will be using this line over and over.  As long as I can remember it. 🙂

Elisabeth said, (paraphrasing again) People always want to know who designed that dress, or those shoes, and they never stop to think of who designed the things in nature. 

They didn't just happen, they were designed.  God was the designer.  In fact, he designed the designers that designed the clothes, shoes, medicines, etc. 

Sorry, soap box.  I will step down now.  I just thought she made a really good point!  Thanks Elisabeth!!  I really wish you were on a different show.

This guy had a little itch.

Look at how all of these babies pile up on their mama.  I am just assuming this is their mama, but you have to admit that it is cute.  I just wanted to reach out and pet them.

Awww, look at this cute little face.  You know as people we are known to wear our hearts on our sleeves.  But this little one wears it's heart on it's nose.   Nose?  Well, you see what I mean.

They look like majestic creatures, don't they?

So speaking of creatures, ha, is anyone excited to watch the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory?  I can't wait!!! I won't be answering my phone, emails, texts, or the door.  Just so you know.

I mean really, how stinkin' cute is this one?  It modeled for me.  You know, moving his head from side to side.  Moving his chin up and down, to the left and to the right.  I have quite a few shots of him.  Maybe it is a her.  I don't know.  It is adorable though.

I can't believe it is season premiere week.  Are you looking forward to any particular shows this season?  Are you as shocked as I am that Steven Tyler is a judge on American Idol?  I had decided not to watch it anymore.  It just won't be the same without Simon.  But then they throw Steven Tyler in judges chair, and now I have mixed feelings.  I might have to watch the audition portion of the show, but that is it.  

Yesterday afternoon I wanted to do exactly what this little guy is doing.  I needed a nap so bad.  I am not a napper, so I knew the head cold was getting the best of me.  I am still fighting it.  A little head cold won't keep this chick down. 🙂

Do you like this randomness?

I am reading the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy.  Have you read it?  Let me just say, if you are looking for a really fast read or if you are wanting a book that sucks you in and won't let you put the book down to even cook supper then these books are for you.

I literally would cook with my nook right beside me.  I almost burnt supper a few times, but it's all good. 

When you read a good series of books do you read the last book slower than you read the others?  I do.  I just don't really want it to end, so I seem to read slower so it continues longer.  Yea, I'm a weirdo. 

It really cracks me up how these guys lay all over each other. 

Since we are talking about television shows today, does anyone know when the Amazing Race starts again? 

Who thinks Ree & Marlboro Man should be on the Amazing Race?  I do!  I think we should encourage them to try out for the show. 

I am running out of photos. Darn!


Today I am combining my Thankful Thursday with this post. 

I am so thankful for so many things, but today I am just going to mention one.

My husband.

I cannot imagine my life without McD.  He is perfect for me.  He knows me better than anyone else.  He can settle my nerves by just being in the same room with me.  He makes me smile, laugh, and sometimes cry.  The good cry, you know, like when you laugh so hard you cry or milk comes out of your nose.  He is a Christian man who helps me be a better Christian.  He accepts me for who I am.  He makes me whole.

I could go on, and on, and on.  But for now I will stop.  McD makes my world go round.  That's all.

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  • Reply Betty September 23, 2010 at 10:25 am

    WOW!!!! A 3-part post
    1. I did notice the little heart-shaped nose on that baby, and then read that you featured that in the narrative. God DID design everything, good for you!
    2. I do not like The View, except for Elizabeth, but the others offset her good. Such women, they are!
    3. I LOVE that you honor your husband. That is the way it is SUPPOSED to be. Isn’t it wonderful to have a good, practicing Christian husband. It shows in both of your lives. God bless you two!

  • Reply Glynn @ AReelLady September 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Well those of us in NW OK are getting some rain, so if your east I hope it’s moving east! I think Elisabeth gets so much grief. She seems like a honest down to earth woman, who has her morals in tact, but apparently that is wrong on television these days. I think Ree and MM should be on the Amazing Race. How great would that be. I loved Cord and Jet. Oh my gravy. I will admit to trying to coax one of their friends out of finding out if they won or not.

  • Reply Brittney H September 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I loved your totally random post; it made me smile!! I loved your pictures; they mad me smile!! I would love PW & MM on the Amazing Race; that would make me laugh…..a lot!!! I love Elisabeth’s line; I’m going to use that…..a lot!!

  • Reply Jenni in KS September 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    So many things to respond to in this post, but I’m not sure I can remember them all!
    *Great shots!
    *Are those seals or sea lions? I can’t remember the difference, so I’m sure I will be googling soon.
    *I took some seal or sea lion photos when we visited California a few years ago, but I don’t remember them being this good. I also looked up the difference between seals and sea lions then, but I forget what I learned.
    *Isn’t it amazing how they’re out there and not in a zoo or anything? They’re just out there like cows are here. Except not behind fences, which sometimes the cows are not either.
    *Your random post is inspiring random, wandering thoughts in response.
    *I quit watching AI after the first season. It got old. Steven Tyler as a judge? I might have to watch at least one episode this season.
    *Steven Tyler has a HUGE mouth.
    *I shouldn’t talk; my mouth is pretty huge too.
    *Our friend who was the best man in our wedding (and whose dad’s wedding we went to last weekend)used to call me Mr. Ed when we were in high school on account of my huge mouth.
    *And I liked him anyway!
    *I don’t watch Amazing Race, but I sure would if PW&MM were in it!
    *Hooray for wonderful husbands! I’m glad you found your perfect match in McD!

  • Reply Julie September 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Re: TypePad: [Another Chance Ranch] Jenni in KS submitted a comment on "Seals & Starfish & Random Thoughts – Oh my!"
    You know!  They might just be sea lions!  Now I have to go google it!

  • Reply Laura September 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Great pictures, and I love your random thoughts! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  • Reply DefyingGravity September 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Oh I am so sorry that you aren’t feeling good. Grab both dogs, your book, a snuggly blanket, and cuddle up in bed and just take a whole day to relax and get better. Sometimes we need to remember to take a down day and take care of ourselves. Besides that, the dogs would LOVE it ; )
    Great pics! I love their faces and body language! So happy and relaxed! They have the whole enjoying life thing down, don’t they ; )
    This week I am thankful for the safety of my family. There were 2 teenagers in a car accident, 1 was killed, the other is in critical condition. I cannot imagine the pain that the parents and family are feeling. I selfishly pray that I never have to. But my heart aches for them. So this week, I am very thankful that we are all safe and healthy. Lord, please help them through this.

  • Reply Theresa in Alberta September 24, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Hmmmm, they are cute, but I donot think the dog has to worry about replaced yet eh 😉

  • Reply Weekend Cowgirl September 24, 2010 at 7:31 am

    What a nice post. First, I love the photos. So cute. Second, this will be a good reminder for me to go through all my old photos. I have boxes and boxes. Third, just a nice post and love the random content.

  • Reply Sandy September 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Great photos, Julie, and great thoughts. I think Ree and Mike would be even more fun on the Amazing Race, which starts Sunday.

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