Saturday, January 2, 2010

I took last year's doggie holiday cards off the refrigerator before putting up this year's but stopped for a minute to contemplate what a mostly blank refrigerator looks like. The previous owners must have thought this variety of refrigerator very elegant but I find it useless. Magnets won't adhere to the surface; instead, every spot of water or snool shows. It will look much better when I get those cards back up.

Because of postage being up and the economy down, these past few years haven't brought as many members in the card exchange as there used to be. I'm happy to have enough cards to cover some of that boring blank refrigerator just down far enough to keep them out of easy reach of Bignosepokes. As long as I don't splatter spaghetti sauce on the cards, they should remain safe from Miro.
This is just to add a photo of something prettier than a blank refrigerator. I bought a new pet plant yesterday to replace the cyclamen that died. Usually my indoor plants grow to the size of small cars because I can't bring myself to prune them. At least an African violet will stay small.


  1. We agree - the Christmas cards look much better than plain old boring frig!
    Your African Violet looks so cheerful! Our mom never had good luck with those!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. Huh, so the myth about the magnets not sticking to the stainless steel fridge really is true, is it?

    We also like to decorate stainless steel appliances (we just don't have the s/steel fridge canvas yet) with Aireart, which, we can see, is also under-appreciated at your house...

  3. Your African Violet looks better than ours. Ours is minute and just wont grow....hmmm maybe it died??

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  4. Our house we live in so much smaller than the previous one. This year I took the fireplace mantle and covered it with white plastic and ribbon, then have taped as many cards to it as possible. Not perfect but works! Didn't even think about the fridge.

  5. We hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a very happy new year! :-)

    Pretty violet plant.

  6. We have one of those non-magnetic s/s refrigerators too (up in Idaho). Now our momma regrets buying it...we can leave cool noseprints on it though.hehe. Good luck with the African violet. Those things are very tempermental!

    We're in Phx now so are cooped up in a condo. ugh. Happy New Year Pal!!
    BabyRD & Hootie

  7. I had never previously encountered the word "snool," but it took me only a moment to infer that it signifies a mixture of snot and drool.