Frog Collectibles & Other Such Nonsense

Frog Collectibles & Other Such Nonsense

A look at my frog collectibles as I get them and my wacky world in the meantime.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy Froggy New Year!! Hope everyone had a great holiday season.

My self-imposed year off is coming to an end.  It's been a much needed break from blogging, but I have missed talking with all of you. My special thanks to Froggy friend Vicky R. - Happy New Year to you too. People have asked me to continue with my blog and I indeed will. I have been thinking a lot about how I want this to continue. This blog has evolved several times over the years and I guess growing pains are here once again. I'll be back to regular posting in March.

And we have a lot to discuss - especially about Gertie, who has been busy with her antics - including another run in with Earl, the resident skunk. 

There have been questions about my genealogy research and how my book is coming - it is nearing completion. Thank Goodness. A lot of final edits and then off to a professional editor at which point it will be out of my hands. I've found a lot of cousins that I did not know existed and have had a good time getting to know everyone. A lot of new family! The one thing that I have learned is that the research is never over - there always questions to be answered. And some that never will.

Have a good January and February - keep warm and toasty! and we'll see you real soon.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My book

Things have been really hectic here at Frog Central. I've been working night and day on a genealogy book and it's really coming together. The 1940 census is due to be released in a couple of days and there will be some pretty hectic days ahead. So I think that things here will go on hiatus for a bit - not forever - but things will be even more sporadic than usual. Thanks for sticking with me and there are a lot of frogs to look back on and enjoy. In the meantime - new ones are piling up next to me at the desk and so when this book is finished, we'll have a good old time.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Time change and spring cleaning

Have you gotten used to the time change yet? I haven't - I find myself waking up around 9 a.m.!! That puts me so far behind from the start. Today I spent the day doing some spring cleaning. You might think it's a bit early, but I actually had my air conditioner on for a couple of hours today - it was over 80 degrees in the house! The temps outside were hovering right around 80 - in March! I just can't believe this weather and I really worry what that means for the rest of the summer - something tells me it's going to be a very, very hot one.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Frog of the Day

Avon - Frog Bank by KenCalvino
Avon - Frog Bank, a photo by KenCalvino on Flickr.

I spent yesterday taking a whole bunch of photos, but it was a dark and dreary day, so nothing really came out well. Not that today's really came out! Today it's bright and sunny yet a bit cool. My daffodils are all in blossom - way ahead of schedule. And my day lilies are almost knee high. This has been a very strange non-winter to be sure.

This frog collectible is from Avon and is their frog bank. The top has a counter that will count your coins as you drop them in and keep a running total. Pretty neat! I received this January 2012 from my mom - The Avon Lady!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Frog of the Day

Firefly Books - Frogs 2011 by KenCalvino
Firefly Books - Frogs 2011, a photo by KenCalvino on Flickr.

It's been a while but everything seems to be in working order now - let's hope it continues! Spring has broken out here at Frog Central. Temps are hitting into the 60's almost every day. Can I yell hurray!

This frog item is from Firefly Books and is a Frogs 2011 calender. The front photo is a Leaf Frog. This one was photographed in the rain forest of Ecuador by Pete Oxford. This was the calender hanging next to my desk and when I took it down in January I realized I had not put it up here - so her it is. I received this December 2010.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Like a recurrent nightmare

I'm back! lol

I've had major blogger issues but finally everything seems to be working! I have quite a few frogs to put up - so tomorrow we should be back in the groove.....

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Frog of the Day

It's been a while! I went home to visit my mom and spend a week there. One of my very best friends drove up from New Jersey to spend a couple days. I was able to visit more friends and family on the trip home. And for the last week I've just been resting and getting caught up on some work around the house. It's been a busy time here at Frog Central! It was good to visit everyone, but it is so good to be home.

This frog item is a cookie. And it was delicious!!! This is from Cookie Gallery and is their Frog with Red Heart Honey Vanilla Cookie. Mom found this and gave it to me while I was home - I didn't think I'd get pictures before I ate it because it looked so good! And I said - it was delicious.

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