Tag Archives: at home

Water.What is water but a confluence of molecular magic that turns two gaseous elements into a liquid.But it’s so much more (and I’m in it daily)…Both hot and cold. Join Me? I think I need to vacuum,or was it my lens?Pretend you don’t notice it. That’s my shadow.It follows me everywhere. Tweet

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         I like houses.     Ben likes me, so, we’ve had a few (houses, that is) like ten over 31 years, one a rental, the others owned, a few extra.     Lucky me. I know.     Most have been 100+ years old just waiting for me to return them to either their […]

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  • House Crazy Sarah - Cheryl you tease! Show MORE PICS of your house in NOLA! It looks amazing! I love learning about you house adventures!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I know. I should but I’m a little worried about security- the house is recognizable if you’re on a Garden District tour. I don’t know. Maybe I should? What do you think?ReplyCancel

  • Home and Lifestyle Design - Love those columns. We lived in New Orleans for awhile and I absolutely love all the architecture in that city and we loved going to Cafe Rani in Uptown. New Orleans is such a special place. Enjoy!
    Thanks, PattyReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hi Patty! When we first moved here (and even now) I drove around for two years and just drooled over the architecture. It’s such a visual city- so inspiring. We just LOVE it! Cafe Rani is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • enchantedseashells.com - What a beautiful house! I think you should stay private, cos there are lots of cray cray peeps out there in the world.ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - No Ghosts? Why, that’s so unlike New Orleans it makes my head spin! Supposedly, even the apartment complex I lived in for a while in Baton Rouge was supposed to have a ghost that traveled through the courtyard every night looking for a lost love. (She should’ve have stopped at the apartment above me … they were noisy enough to share their love, for sure!) Nice house & pics!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - This was certainly a wonderful pictorial! Grabbing your badge!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - How wonderful your home is Cheryl. Love the turquoise door, knocker, columns, and gallery. You probably have the most interesting house in the blogosphere.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Lovely shots!ReplyCancel

     I promised to give all of you a weekly update on our little Peggy as she recuperates from her hind-leg amputation, so here it is- whether you like it or not, but, before you read further, or look at the photo’s, I must WARN  you it is  NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. […]

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  • Piper George - Oh no. Poor little lady. How is she doing now?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Piper, She’s doing much better. The first few days were rough on her (and me)! But she’s mending well with no inflammation and off the pain med’s! So we’re hoping for the best!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - OMG! You were right about it not being for the faint at heart…or for that matter for the recent lunch-eater! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks for stopping by William. She is just sooo sweet! Isn’t that photo awful!! Awfully fun to post!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Oh yes, my husband is like that too. Not much good in the take care of sick ones department, that is for sure, so I know what you mean. Poor Peggy. It doesn’t look as bad as I expected, but you have your hands full Mommy. God Bless You.ReplyCancel

     I volunteer at our local animal shelter, the LA-SPCA, a few days a month (read: month).     I clean cages, change liter, feed, groom, sweep, exercise, snuggle, and sometimes adopt an animal.     For my own.      Never to be returned.     Ben is begging me to give up this altruistic bent as […]

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  • House Crazy Sarah - oh you’re one of THOSE (those who shouldn’t step foot in an animal shelter because you want to take every one home with you!)
    My latest doggie was adopted from a shelter and all four of his legs are weird and gimpy. We figure he was a puppy mill dog all in-bred and stuff. The vet said 2 needed to be amputated and that the other two were bad so we may as well put him down because he would have a poor quality of life. Well, 8 years later he is a spunky as a puppy and loves his walks on his 4 gimpy legs!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Yes. I am ONE OF THOSE! So glad to know that your puppy has a great outcome, alas, Peggy’s leg is, as I type this, removed. But, after reading your story I know there is hope! Thanks for sharing this. I feel better.xxxoooReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - Hi Cheryl! Glad to meet a fellow animal lover too! All the best to Peggy, though. Thanks for sharing! http://petsawarenews.com/?p=204ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Canoodles and hugs to you and Peggy during this time. It is so hard to care for a pet going through a trauma as they can’t tell us where it hurts!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I just love canoodles don’t you? She comes home on Thursday and the nursing will begin. I hope I’m up for the task! Thanks for your good wishes! XXXOOOReplyCancel

  • Vashti Q-Vega - Hello Cheryl! Don’t worry I’m just like you. As a matter of fact I think you show an immense amount of restraint given that you’re at the shelter often. I would have a zoo at my house in no time. Haha! <3ReplyCancel

  • Katia - So you collect cats, I knew I loved you! I grew up with cats and an auntie who rescued them off the streets. I will always have a soft spot for cats. My fingers are crossed for Peggy (no pun intended, really), please update on how she’s doing!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I love your pun! And I will be updating on Mondays for the next few weeks- I think, well, that’s my plan, but you know how THOSE go….ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline@ Deeprootsathome.com - I rescued cats as a child, but it has not lasted into my adult years…I am glad you saved this little sweetie! I’m so sorry about its little leg, and I’m relieved that they are so adaptable. Thanks for your visit!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Thanks for your good wishes Jacqueline and visiting here. I love your blog and will be checking in often!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - oh dear! Crossing my fingers that the surgery goes smoothly and she does okay!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Surgery went really well! She’s still in the animal hospital but will be coming home later this week. Yippie!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Peggy does look like a sweetie.ReplyCancel

OK.I know.Two days of cat posts!You’re bored out of your minds.Ready to leave me forever.Cheryl’s gone fuzzy-butt crazy.Maybe.But, if there’s an Apocalypse and I need someone to watch my back, keep me warm, kiss me, and keep me fed… Earl’s my man. Fishing in the Fountain-cat style.We have Koi. Tweet

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  • House Crazy Sarah - Is that in your yard Cheryl? It sure is nice and moist and green there!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Ellermeier - oooh stoooop… i love kitt-ehs!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - hahahaha (really) that’s what I’m doing rifling through all of your comments today. You make me laugh- and that ain’t easy woman. ps: I hope I’ve responded with the correct reply tab cause my brain hurts and I’m getting all bloggy slap happy.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - Your yard definitely looks lovely! And, Earl looks beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Why thank you my beautiful Indian Princess. That is the wet part of the yard- if you can call it a yard- more like two courtyards- one front, one towards the back. No grass! Not one blade! All brick. Earl loves it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Two days of kitties? How did I get so behind! Another great photo by you I think.ReplyCancel

  • deeprooted - oh, how this made me smile! I missed your light, easy and fresh voice, so refreshing!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - What a wonderful compliment Petra! Thank you. I miss your ‘voice’ as well- so I check in often. HahahahaReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - One can never have too many cat blogs!

    Earl looks like a striking fellow…ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - Ya know It makes me crazy to see all of the ‘cat’ blogs out there- and yet, there I am- posting about the cats. Aaghhhhh! And, yes, Earl is a striling fellow and a lover.ReplyCancel

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