Monday, April 27, 2020

Waffles' Window Whiffies

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss, it's time for spring window whiffies!

KATIE:  Window whatties???

WAFFLES:  Whiffies, Boss. Whiffies! 

KATIE:  Waffles, are you talking with your tongue stuck between your teeth again?

"Spring" Time in the Mountains
It's the time of year in Colorado when all four seasons can descend upon us in just a single day. While we still have some snow on the ground, at least in spots where the sun hasn't gotten to it yet, it's warm enough to open up the windows. That is until it starts snowing those tiny little pellets that look like the filling inside a bean bag chair. No worries though, all we have to do is wait another 15 minutes and it will change again.

Glogirly has worn everything from t-shirts and sandals to boots and mittens outside in the past week. Never a dull moment.

Gloman is still here with us while he continues to work from home. ...and binge-watch all that Amazon Prime and Netflix has to offer. We're very lucky to be sheltering in place in such a beautiful place. And we're very lucky to all be together.

Stay safe, friends. And if you can, enjoy some springtime window whiffies.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Working Out With Waffles

WAFFLES:  If Glogirly's supposed to be rowing this thing, it sure doesn't look like a boat. 

WAFFLES:  Doesn't smell like a boat either. 

WAFFLES:  No water, no boat. What a ripoff.

KATIE:  It's a rowing machine, Waffles. 

WAFFLES:  You mean like a boat?

KATIE:  Like a rowing machine. 

WAFFLES:  Like a boat machine?

KATIE:  Like a ROWING MACHINE. You know, for working out. 

WAFFLES:  I don't know why she doesn't just run around the house doing zoomies. That's how I work out. She just sits on that machine thing pulling a big handle back and forth, back and forth. 

KATIE:  Yeah, well this is my idea of working out. 

Sheltering & Working Out at Home
Fortunately, when we moved to Colorado Glogirly realized that going to a gym was not going to ever be in the cards. Just driving down our canyon roads to the grocery store is a commitment, so finding a gym just isn't practical. Over the years she's been accumulating a few pieces of workout equipment though and has set up our own gym right here at home.

And now that gyms and fitness centers across the country are closed, she's more grateful than ever to have her own space. Of course, the trick is to actually USE it! LOL!

Waffles and Katie will often join her.

While Katie prefers lounging on the rug or finding a sun puddle, Waffles seems to be far more curious about the whole exercising ritual.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Easter Fairies, Tooth Bunnies, & a Very Special Holiday Concert of Hope

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss!  Did the Easter Bunny leave you a quarter under your pillow yesterday?

KATIE:  No, Waffles. That's the Tooth Fairy.

WAFFLES:  Whoa! The Easter Bunny left you TEETH? 

KATIE:  No, Waffles. The Easter Bunny brings eggs and the Tooth–

WAFFLES:  You got EGGS under your pillow??? Scrambled or over easy?

KATIE:  You've GOT to be kidding. 

WAFFLES:  So what about Santa Claws. Does he ride with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy? Who drives?

KATIE:  I am SO out of here.

WAFFLES:  Sheesh, this holiday stuff is confusing. At least I'm clear on the Great Leper Can.

Easter & Passover Greetings
We wish all of our friends and readers a happy and peaceful Easter and Passover filled with the love of family and friends from afar. While we stay safe and shelter at home, we're reminded that even when we're far away from those we love, they are still very much present in our hearts.

We want to share something very special with you today. If you've been with us for a while and follow Glogirly on Facebook, you might remember that she had an opportunity to see Andrea Bocelli in concert at Denver's Pepsi Center last year. It was a bucket list concert for her. She wasn't prepared for how truly incredible his performance and his voice was in person. Recordings, as beautiful as they are, simply don't do the power and beauty of his voice justice.

So when she heard he would be performing a 30-minute Music For Hope concert live from Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday and broadcasting it via YouTube, she made sure to tune in. It was incredible. He performed both inside and outside Italy's Duomo Cathedral, sharing a message of hope with the world from a broken city. Drone footage of a quiet and nearly deserted Milan, Paris, London, and New York provided part of the backdrop to his performance, as well as the incredible Duomo cathedral.

He finishes the concert outside the cathedral with a performance of Amazing Grace that we promise will fill your heart and soul, and move you to tears.

We send you our heartfelt love today. You are not alone.

Amazing Grace -

The full 30-minute concert - 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Waffles IS Bubble Boy

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Can you see me? How do I look?

KATIE:  Like Bubble Boy. Is that part of your new social distancing and quarantine strategy, Waffles? Because if it is...I like it. 

WAFFLES:  I know! I look handsome, don't I? 

KATIE:  Actually, I'm liking the fact that you're stuck inside that bubble. And I'm out here.

WAFFLES:  Ha, ha. Very funny, Boss. I'm not stuck inside a bubble.

KATIE:  Oh yeah?

WAFFLES:  OMG!!! I'm stuck inside a BUBBLE!!!

The Secret of Bubble Boy
While passing the time as we shelter at home, Gloman showed us his latest photography gadget, the Lensball. It's a baseball-sized sphere of crystal clear glass. It's made to be used with any camera. All you do is hold it in front of the lens, position it so you can see your subject inside the ball, and shoot. The image you see and the image your camera captures is actually upside down, so all of today's Lens Ball photos are flipped 180 degrees so they appear right side up.

It's super fun to play with!

WAFFLES:  I'm out! I'm out!

KATIE:  Yeah well, I liked you better when you were stuck inside the Lensball.

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