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A little green snake made a visit.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw movement.  Did I see something move?  Yes, I did.  There, just at the floorboard under the heater.  Movement.  Then it was gone.  I waited.  After a bit I saw it again.  I waited patiently for quite a while.  Slowly, slowly a head and a long slender green body made an appearance.  Mr. O’Malley was in the house.

After some effort, I was able to relocate Mr. O’Malley to the great outdoors.  Everyone lived happily ever after.

Some other visitors we have enjoyed.  So many rabbits this year.



A few deer that did not want their photo taken.

Pink flowers made my heart beyond happy these past few months.  Actually, I’ve noticed that suddenly I have an obsession with the color pink.



I painted moody pink and purple skies and pink meadows.

Watching That Cat sleep is a past time all in itself.





I’ve been working on these two pieces in my last two vlog episodes, I’m still not sure where they are going.  Sometimes it just takes awhile to figure it all out.  So, I just keep adding layers.




Working on downsizing and the monumental task of going through my many collections has my head spinning.  Trying to decide to have yard sales, auctions, or estate sales?  It is way too much.

A few inconsequential trinkets from my childhood are found as I dig through the boxes, bags and totes full of collections, memories of my childhood and 30 plus years of living in this house.

Our family tea baskets.  Mom made tea for my dad every single day using these.  That tube of glitter, mom used when she taught us how to make homemade Christmas ornaments.  So many memories associated with these things.  It’s really hard to let go of them.


With so much other going on in our lives this year, we didn’t put in a garden and that’s the first time ever in over 30 years.  It was heartbreaking to let that go.  No extra flowers to give to cancer patients or vegetables to can or give away.  We have had a successful batch of basil growing though.  Wonderful neighbors have brought goodness from their gardens, including lots of tomatoes.

 A little bit of kitchen time and painting and visiting with Frida the chick in this weeks video.





I will see you later.  Happy Sunday all.


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22 thoughts on “snake in the house a tea basket or two

  1. Judith says:

    I really love that you have such respect and appreciation for all living creatures. I feel the same, except for palmetto bugs. 🙂 Anyway, reading your blog and watching your vlog is such a joy. 💕

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    1. Ick Palmetto bugs that’s the polite term. Thank you Judith your support is always a gift to me. Hugs, Kim.


      1. Judith Henry says:

        Ha!! Yes, yes, it is. 🙂 Likewise, sweet friend!

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  2. elzcassidyart says:

    Hi Kim,

    I am having problems leaving you a message. I don’t know why. I am a friendly type. they are telling me to sign into wordpress which I don’t have.

    Any suggestions?

    Take care.

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    1. I was just having this very conversation with someone else. I swear WP makes me scream, half the time, I am unable to log into my own account with them. I saw that on the email that is posted if you received an email that it said you could respond that way? I don’t know since I haven’t tried to respond to my own email – bwa ha ha. Hugs my friend, thanks for stopping by.


  3. Marjorie says:

    I love all of your creatures. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you Marjorie – I love them too. Well, maybe love is a bit strong when speaking of Mr. O’Malley – you take care too. xo Kim


  4. ruthsoaper says:

    When I was a little girl we had a snake get in the house. Dad was not home but a friend of his had stopped by to pick up a lawnmower that dad had repaired for him. Since mom and all us kids were afraid of the snake dads friend came in and got it out of the house. That man was known by our family as the snake man forever more. Today, 50 years later, if I mentioned the snake man to my dad or sisters they would know who I meant. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

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    1. What a great story Ruth. I’m not a fan of snakes either, thankfully this was small and harmless. We have people we have given terms of endearment too, although snakeman might not be considered an edeaerment. 😂😂😂 thanks for sharing that! Xo, Kim

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  5. Debra Smith says:

    Oh this was so sweet-and Iris obeyed you! I am just in love with your YouTube videos! I it’s almost like visiting you in person. Your basil was monumental! My word! I noticed you have a chicken-sitting chair, just like I have a goose chair! Is there anything more wonderful than holding a bird on your lap?? I also really love your paintings, and it’s such fun to watch you working on them. Oh-and the little dance in the kitchen! How cute!!

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    1. Hi fowl loving friend. Aren’t we richer for having our birds that hold us an love us in their own way. ❤️ I’m struggling with making the videos, editing them and reaching an audience. Not sure if I will continue with them but thank you for watching and being so kind.


  6. Julydase says:

    I haven’t had to deal with a snake in the house—thank God!—but have had to capture and release two small lizards in the last week. Two bigger ones hang out on my patio, perhaps the parents, and their wee ones somehow got inside. I’ve never tried to catch a snake, but let me tell you, lizards are fast runners.

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    1. Lizards make smile, somehow they seem less icky than snakes. Maybe it’s their cute little feet? Yes they are fast. We have blue skinks here that are gorgeous especially when the sun hits them. In Florida we have lots and lots of lizards, That Cat used to enjoy catching them, eating them makes him foam at the mouth. 😆😂💚

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      1. Julydase says:

        😆😆 You’d think foaming at the mouth equals tasting bad, but with cats, you can’t be sure about anything.🙄

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  7. Linda Schaub says:

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life Kim. The snake would have sent me scurrying – but to who to kill it? I am not too keen on seeing spiders or centipedes in the house, so a snake would really wig me out. I like that Iris pays attention when you say “no Iris, Mr. O’Malley is our friend.” Your day looks so peaceful – with your vlog as well as your photos of the bunnies and deer (even if they shunned the paparazzi). Sorry for such a late response Kim – I am really far behind here in WP.

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    1. Thank you giving me your time. I do appreciate it. I’m always behind.😂

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      1. Linda Schaub says:

        Oh, I love your posts Kim and look forward to reading them and looking at the pictures and now the videos as well. I have to spend some time this weekend catching up as I’m five days behind again.


  8. Linda Schaub says:

    [I have to ask – how is Boo Dog?]

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    1. Thank you for asking. I am sorry to say he has crossed the rainbow bridge. Our hearts are broken. We tried to do all the right things to give him a good life with us after years of abuse by his previous family. Xo


      1. Linda Schaub says:

        Oh, I’m so sorry Kim. I looked for Boo Dog in the pictures, as he was often pictured in his dog bed, but thought (and hoped) he was just missing from your shots. Pets we have loved and lost – it is all very sad and for that reason I decided no more pets for me as it’s too difficult since I have no other family members. {{{ Hugs }}}


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