Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It's time to get Sunday dinner on the table... We're having a Panini Sunday. We have all kinds of vegetables, cheeses, luncheon meats, and snacks... Either my son or I will do the honors. He's bringing over his Panini Grill he got for his birthday last year. It makes perfect sandwiches every time. Add a few chips, some light green salad.... (and I think corn on the cob)... and we have a feast .... again! Where is my diet starting this week?
I just bought nyself a new desktop PC, and I love it. So far, I haven't located the USB slot for my camera... but I will... You should have caught me on Internet set-up night... It was a hoot... The little man from Lynxsus assist finally told me he didn't think I could have a signal with my modem unplugged... Well, duh... I guess I was getting pages on the laptop from the memory??? I dunno.... Anyway, I just excused myself from the call and quietly plugged it in... Voila! online immediately... The marvels of technology! haha..
Take care and have a good week.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I recently read that we are all on the same train. Some will arrive at five o'clock, and others at nine-thirty... but we will all arrive at the same destination. How poetically true that is. Dana is surely in Heaven, and she is most assuredly surrounded by even more beauty and happiness and joy than she brought us, which is a considerable amount. She had asked our sorority sisters to come visit her to tell us good-bye. We were going tomorrow night. And since we did not tell her good-bye, I am certain I will look for her again and again for the rest of my life, expecting to see her at any moment as I always have. Maybe that is my blessing. I look for Dana as I look for others who have gone on before... and since I look, I do see them. I see my grandmothers in an open quilt, a rose bed, or a batch of warm sugar cookies. I see my friend Roberta in a quick hug, an encouraging remark, or a silly moment. I'll see Dana in a candlelit patio on a warm summer's night and in the middle of a laughing story about her family.... I see my Daddy every time a telephone pole silhouettes the blue sky...
So hug your family and hug your friends. Live your best life as long as you can. Pray for God's presence and his friendship to light your way. Hugs to all.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Well, our "front yard" of wheat has been cut and sent off to make Henny Penny's bread, I think. Stark buttery yellow stubble replaces the waving grain heads, and today the rain drinks into the ground as if we hadn't had a record-breaking spring rainfall total.
The final shot here is kind of a "bad news" shot. My big geranium has been vandalized by a gigantic bunny. Mom had trouble with rabbits eating her little plants on the front porch. Once she looked out and saw three big fat happy ones up there munching away... three steps high! And one day it took only forty five minutes to lose a whole trip to the green house... So she had my cousin red pepper her plants. So far, the bunnies have left hers alone, but I personally think one with a big hot mouth came right down to my door and gobbled my geranium just for spite... My personal preference would be silk in this case. I know when to holler "Uncle," and this is when.
Please forgive me for deleting all your posts last time. I have had such trouble lately with spam type posts from Canadian Pharmacies, Tech Assistance places, and other nonsense... I thought I was deleting theirs, but I ended up deleting all yours, too... Do any of you have any suggestions for why my blog is suddenly plagued with that kind of note?
Going to the shop today. This is the llong overdue date to get excited over there and make it look like it used to. ????? Maybe some shots to follow of the "new and improved" look! Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Here We come... we'd shout.
Where you from? they'd counter
New Orleans.... our answer.
What's your trade?
Show us something if you're not afraid.
We demonstrated something quite intricate and they began guessing. As soon as one person got it, we'd run like the wind and they endeavored to tag as many of us as they could before we reached our "base." Those tagged were on their team to reciprocate the game.... Back and forth until only a few remained to show something... then usually only one.... then... the best team won!
Honk! Honk! Have a Quacky Day!!!!!!!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Hey.... hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Ours was busy, even though we didn't go anywhere or meet with anyone. My son decided to ensure we had a day of it! He came down early and took his granny on their traditional trip to buy TOO MANY lovely, lovely fireworks. They always have slinked off to get those like guilty partners in crime. Then he barbecued outdoors, while I fixed the rest of the supper. We used new plates Mom has received from a dear friend for her birthday. So cozy and rustic. I love them! After that we watched Spiderwick Chronicles on DVD until time for the fireworks. It is kind of cute, but something about it just made me do the "ugly cry" as Oprah calls it. I was kind of the only one who felt that way, which always makes ya feel stooopid... But something about the fairies and Aunt Lucinda and her dad... well, I was hootin' and snuffin. Finally it was dark and we visited the well-known spot for our own personal show blasted off by my son.... Bravo! Finally a little Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sealed the deal.
Well, that's the rundown. I looked over at my little mama about midnight with her little blanket tucked under her chin. She has a habit of narrating the fireworks... "Pretty! Blue! Green! Gold fountain! High! Loud!" It allows for a little snoozing if you're tired. I told her my son had worked so hard all day he might just take us to the Drive-Thru at Mickey D's next year and park our tails on a side road by the Fairgrounds park for the free ones... That will be fine. Have a great week.
Eeek... the bots are out in force. I had four comments in about sixty seconds from bots so I enabled comment moderation for a bit. Sorry!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
My little plates from Randolph Mercantile... Love those crows!
Can you believe this bag from my mom!!!! Love it!