Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Check out Sara's Treasure Box for a chance to win a pendant of your choice. :D
Another reclaimed, recycled, re-purposed, re-used bank building. I think they are so cool. :D
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Today (or what shoulda been yesterday), instead of a photo, I will paint for you ... a word picture.
After arriving home from work and any after work errands, I simply cannot wait to get my work clothes off and get into my exercise clothes, er ummm... jammies. LOL
Today, I was a little chilly (which never happens to me). So, instead of jammie shorts, tshirt and bare feet, I am in yoga pants, a baggy Tshirt, sweatshirt and SOCKS. I never, ever, ever wear socks.
And yes, the whole outfit is black. Not a hint of another color anywhere.
That's me ...
A Female. Homeless. Johnny Cash. Look-Alike.
Monday, January 24, 2011
I definitely should have re-taken the photo, since this is such poor quality, but ... as you can see, I just posted it.
I will be back again tomorrow, with additional yawn-worthy documentation of the minutiae of my day.
Hope to see you here. lol
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Outside my window... Sunshine!! And snow. And bitter cold.
I am thinking... I love weekends.
I am thankful for... our nation's heritage.
From the kitchen... velveeta cheese dip (football food)
I am wearing... yoga pants, Tshirt and fuzzy socks.
I am creating... nothing, really. As usual.
I am going... to make some lists.
I am reading... the local Sunday paper.
I am hoping... to feel more passion/alive-ness
I am hearing... SVU on TV.
Around the house... boy, do I need to vacuum!!
One of my favorite things... lazy Sundays.
A few plans for the rest of the week: as far as I can recall, nothing on the calendar but work, work, work.
Here is picture I am sharing...
Recently seen at a new vet's/groomer's office ...
Now, that's customer service! bwahahaha
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Well, here's why we don't own a boat ... who would drive the thing?? haha
Looks pretty comfy, huh?
A TV outside? Hey, that's cool!! And tons of storage! The hubs might let me take TWO pair of shoes along. LOL
Some photos of the (pause for dramatic effect) interior of the ... MONTANA. These things look just like a HOUSE. King sized beds. Multiple TVS. Bath and a half. Corian. Pendant lights. 10 ft ceilings. Fireplace. La-Z-Boys. Love it. Just need me a bathtub, then I will be SET. :D
Here's the Dome, full of cool toys that make me forget I am in a land of subzero temperatures. (sigh)
Aren't these great!!
Artsy shot of my Bro through an aquarium, taken by CollegeBoy.
This one cracks me up. When I made my request to CollegeBoy, I told him I wanted a photo of he and Mindy and "everyone" in NYC.
Soooo, he photoshopped us all in. HAHA
(you may click on all photos above to make them larger)
I don' have a panoramic shot (remember, I only have a purse cam), but trust, me, it was SPECTAULAR.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
She asked if we had colored pencils and then seemed surprised when we told her that we pretty much got rid of all our art supplies when they left elementary school. (chuckles)
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We capped off the birthday boy's weekend with a trip to Chuck E Cheese. It was fairly quiet (all things considered), since it was a Sunday night and there was a snow storm on the way.
I held down the booth, while Mom, BirthdayBoy and Crumpa played. Not a bad deal, huh? :)
Monday, January 17, 2011
(CollegeBoy all dressed up--in his vest from Goodwill.
My outfit---from Goodwill.
Yay he *did* learn something from me!!)
Ok, now football is really, truly, reallytruly over. We had the football banquet, listened to coaches talk about our sons, watched the season highlights film and ate dessert. The seniors received poster art (cool), NCAA playoff medallions, season highlight DVDs and certificates. Awesome loot!
It was really nice to hear CollegeBoy's defensive coach talk about his strong qualities. You hope soooo much that they will shine as adults and when they do, you sort of exhale and whisper your thanks to God. Now, CollegeBoy is not perfect, but neither is his mama....so, that works well for us.
Next big event in CollegeBoy's life is ... GRADUATION!!! Then, I pray I will be able to re-nickname him "IHaveAJobBoy". lol
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Ahhhhh. my MacGuyver. I love him.
Lighting the candles. Seven years old. Wow.
Looking happy and a bit shy. As he blew out his candles, he blurted out something about "obnoxious Grandma". Kid you not. haha
Here, Caleb is playing with CollegeBoy, doing pull ups in the kitchen.
When CollegeBoy and Mindy arrived to the birthday party, Caleb loudly yelled, "Yay!! You're here!!", then he leaned into his Crumpa and whispered, "Who is him?". LOL To be fair, he generally sees CB at his football games, in his uniform, thus the confusion.
Next, he loudly chastised them by announcing, "You're late!!". Out of the mouth's of babes....
Happy Birthday, Caleb and Great Grandma (they share a birthday). I hope you both have a great new year of life.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Outside my window... there is bitter cold and no sun (again)
I am thinking...I am expecting a crowd today to celebrate Great Grandma's birthday and Caleb's, too!
I am thankful for...antibiotics. No, really. I was sick for over a week, before scoring these treasures.
From the learning rooms...I am actually AHEAD on my Bible reading program.
From the kitchen...we will be serving a taco bar, cornbread casserole and Great Grandma's lemon cake.
I am wearing...jammies (shorts and a Tshirt)
I am creating...a clean home for my guests. haha
I am going...crazy, wanna come?? lol Couldn't resist... :D
I am reading...nothing but the Bible (well and blogs and FB)
I am hoping...to lose 10+ pounds.
I am hearing...Scout's jing-tingley dog tags.
Around the house...I note a few odd Christmas presents that still need delivering.
One of my favorite things...my Mac. I am embarrassed by how much I LOOOVE it.
A few plans for the rest of the week: I get Monday OFF!!! Whoo-hoo!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... (Camera battery currently dead. Will share laterrrrr)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Now, the pounds MUST come back off. MUST.
Flavia moved back to Brazil and extracted a promise from us before she left: We promised Flavia we would come to see her in Brazil, after our daughters were grown and gone. And then ... ?
Flavia got engaged to a man (Stephen) she knew back in college, 20 years ago. And when she invited Kathy and I to the wedding in Little Rock, we were excited to say, "yes!".
Here are some photos of their special day:
Flavia, her sister and brother-in-law and Mother. Stephen, his sisters and their children, his mother and his twin boys. A big, happy family.
This was in the original temple (I believe). My favorite part is that you can tell people touch it a lot.
Wine bottles are so pretty.
The beautiful cake was a different flavor for each tier.
Mr. and Mrs. Husband and wife.
Magnus, Maria Lucia, Flavia and her beautiful Mother. What a happy day!!