Monday, December 25, 2006

I Think This Was My Favorite Light Display This Year

We decided that it looked like a castle. I wanted to go riding around and take more pictures but it seems that December just flew by this year. Posted by Picasa

This Is What I Will Be Doing A Little Later

Friday, December 22, 2006

Maria made this beautiful floral arrangement for Christmas

all from the flowers and plants in the backyard or out in the front. Wishing everyone a joyous and happy holidays from Maria and I. :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Fire Is So Delightful

After a long day of shopping sitting by the fire and unwinding before we begin to finish up today's Christmas shopping. "One Match Maria" got the fire going and I poured the Cabernet Sauvignon. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to me...

Happy birthday to me I can't believe that I made it this far in life. Maria got me this beautiful Black Forest Chocolate Cake, we aren't cutting into it until Wed. Andrea took me out to a wonderful pancake breakfast Sunday morning. Tomorrow Maria and I are going to the zoo to see the reindeers then out to the beach for a picnic it's suppose to be in the mid sixties here. Well the first fifty years were great, I know that the best is yet to come. I'm as ready as I'll ever be so bring'em on! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Caught Napping...

Everything was fine until I was caught napping . I have got to find a better place!!!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 24, 2006

I hope...

that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, wheter you traveled near or far to eat all that turkey and stuffing. Will someone please be in charge of reminding me next year that if I don't have yellow corn meal go "OUT" and buy some. I thought I had some white corn meal to put in my stuffing and everyone totally enjoyed their dinner or they were Extremly polite. I didn't discover my mistake untill someone wanted the reciepe and I gladly began to tell them when I discovered I'd used grits instead of white corn meal..... uhhhh duh! What a nice day we had, I've never laughed so hard.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thalia "Amar Sin Ser Amada"

I really like this video.

Monday, November 13, 2006

It's about...

nothing and everything all at the same time. I am sick as in stuck on the couch surrounded by a box of tissuses and juices. Everything aches even joints that I didn't know that I had hurts. I'm infected, I got the bug. I knew once it started raining I'd be the first one to test the bug out. Yup, you don't want it, go and get your flu shots. I'll be back in a few days , right now M. is taking me to the doctor to get some real medicine to hopefully knock this out of me.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy Days Are Here Again!

Posted by Picasa Can't you just hear'em playing that tune...

Monday, November 06, 2006

Just A Future Away...

Zager & Evans - In the Year 2525

Just A Future Away.... It was last week in 1969 that this song went to #1. And now it's ever so much closer to 2525 ; Humans Living far Beyond Planet's Means, by the year 2050 the Fish will be depleted because of pollution and over fishing; Plastic and other crap confusing fish and marine life as to wheter it's food or not. Africa brearing the brunt of the global warming, Bush admin. ain't doing nuthing to reduce toxic pollution. I wonder will we still be alive in the year 2525? Already we're seeing the Earth warm up by 1 degree Fahrenheit by the year 2100 it will be 10 degrees hotter. I saw a commerical the other day "Did you ever think you'd see a Polar Bear wish for an Ice Maker"? "If woman can survive". ....

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Sunset At The Beach 10/27/06

The last few days left in October were really great. Here's a sunset, I don't know if you can see the two otters that climbed up on the rocks to catch the setting sun. I didn't want to leave the beach, but I knew the minute that sun disappeared it'd be really dark . Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I found this flipping through the "Writer's Yearbook" from 1975. You know if it was our child, our pet, our spouse trying to tell us something we'd listen and do whatever it took to get them well, right? Earth has been trying to tell us she isn't feeling good. So what can I do to make Earth better? To start remember to recycle, reuse and replant. If by some chance you haven't gotten your Halloween outfit together, make one there's plenty of ideas in and around your home and besides being creative is alot more fun and interesting. You also burn some calories applying your brain and the running around making that costume. I thought I'd share this as I've noticed that my hayfever seems to be lasting longer each year. I may be crazy but it seems like with the longer rain seasons all of a sudden every plant bloomed at the same time extending my allergies.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Testing, this is just a test.....

So, with the next four nights I will testing out my new ride. I do hope all goes well for Halloween night, sometimes you don't want to wait untill that all important trip and then find out that there might be some sort of flaw just waiting to happen, and you know that if it can go wrong it will. Supposely, I'm to get more miles per the straw now that would be sweep opps, I meant sweet. I truly miss my old Fuller broom, lots of stories on that one, I have one of these new electric brooms now better for the enviroment the salesman told me. Well I'd better go now and polish and wax my handle wouldn't want a splinter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

part 4 A Halloween Story

Cautiously we stepped inside the door all the while holding on to each others shirt tail. We were never so shocked as this next moment. There was a stage and four skeletons on it doing a song and dance, (I kid you not) I looked over at Gilbert "What did they just say?" Gilbert looked at me and starting laughing, "They are singing "We are family, I got all my peacies with me". For real? For real, I swear said Gilbert. Then the Master of Cermonines came back on stage , "Now here's a fellow whose been working on this number for a few centuries,dang I introduce him every year and this year I forgot his name... Hey! It's your turn! " So the curtain goes up and there's this coffin and this Vampire is singing "I ain't kissing you no more". Marsha looks at me and whispers are we in some sort of twilight zone? I don't know maybe , maybe American Idol gone bad, I can't tell. Finally the show ends and there 's music playing and dancing from every room in the house , are you ready ? Yup they were getting down to "Thriller" . They said it was the best video ever and no other video has ever topped it. I was just glad I woke up and that the wooden stake I found in my bed had missed it's mark...................................... Happy Halloween...................

Sunday, October 22, 2006

part 3 of "A Halloween Story"

I felt like there was someone watching me but I never did see anyone, the goosebumps on my arms had turned purple. Gilbert said that the temperature had gone from 60 * down to 40*. The front yard was filling up with fog and it wasn't wet and sticking to anything. It seemed like we'd been there forever and we weren't even inside yet. I looked around for Ribsy he was nowhere to be found, wandering off from the other two lead me to the front door. Ribsy was there making barking motions but no sound was coming from his mouth and all of his hair all over his body from tail to ears was standing straight up. Marsha and Gilbert joined me on the steps just as the front door swung open. "Come on in we've been expecting you"

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Friday, October 20, 2006

(part 2)

Gilbert suggested that we recheck our supplies one more time. Ok, I shrugged , proably would be a good idea to refresh our memory on what we brought with us. Any stall for time was welcomed as I had suddenly developed a serious case of cold feet. Marsha wasn't pushing to go in either, usually she'd be the first to make a dare. After openning the canvas bag with the big "G" on it that he borrowed from his Mom, Gilbert began showing us all the contents. Flashlights, rope,first aide kit, and a bunch of other odds and ends. We each had a canteen of water. I looked at my watch, 4 o'clock, "You guys we need to get serious if we really going in there, it's getting a bit windy ". Marsha looked around, "How come it's only windy on this side of the street?" "Huh, Gilbert looked up from his stash of stuff, what do you mean?" I guess I wasn't thinking when I replied, "Oh you know like it only rains on one side of the street Gilbert, you've seen it do that well why couldn't it just be windy on one side of the street." Marsha said something to the effect that there was a wall keeping the wind on this side. Leaving our bikes by the gas street lamp we marched forward into the unknown. The wind began to feel cool on our arms and with the next step Marsha screamed..........................

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Halloween Story

It was late October, the Saturday before Halloween. My best friend Gilbert and his sister Marsha and I had decided to go and check out the old Fields House. No one had lived in that house for years, the yard was overgrown with weeds and the fence was in serious need of repair. We got on our bikes and dicussed how we would approach the house. Marsha had a pink schwinn with a bell, and her brother Gilbert had a red one with a horn , flags and baseball cards in the spokes. Mine was just a plain old bike with with tires that had real gas station air in them. We rolled backed in forth in the driveway plotting out our path and decided who would go up to the house first. My dog Ribsy, ( as I was a big fan of Beverbly Cleary books) was catching a sun napp while awaiting the call to "Let's Ride". Gilbert was doing the math, why was beyond me the way I saw it was either let's go or don't go. Gilbert was a genius . Meanwhile Marsha had gotten off her bike and began picking my Mom's Forget Me Not's. I looked over at her and asked her not to do that as my Mom would kill me later when she found out. Gilbert announced that he had the map drawn up and this is the way we should go. I took one look at the map and threw it back at him. It took you that long to figure out that we leave the driveway and go up the street cut thru the baseball park and go over the railroad tracks and circle around the block to the back yard? Marsha shhh me and got on her bike;"Let's go". Marsha took the middle and Gilbert and I were on the outsides, Ribsy ran ahead of us. We reached the backyard to the Fields House and stopped dead in our tracks.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Come see

This was Thrusday night's moon just before I had to go to work. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Doggy Dinner

Many natives here grew up knowing this lovable face as they were kids. There was a scary moment when we thought his cute dashund face would be lost forever, but hard working folks came to his rescue and now he is a protective landmark, he no longer has to fear of being carted off to any pound. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 02, 2006

There's A Tear In My Beer!!!!

Why? you ask, because my favorite team is _NOT__ going to the playoffs; never mind that the Gaints aren't going thats's like saying Barry Bonds won't be playing in his own World Series. I am sad wait, "SAD" how can the Braves just end it at 79- 83 bahawawawa....;)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Meet The Twins!

Remember "Sweet Pea" ? Well, here are her first born pods, I named them Gordon and Gilbey, (gee I havn't a clue what was on my mind) . The chair is Larreta's and those are some of her high heel collection. Anything for the baby. Shortly after the pictures were taken; they were promptly tasted, yumm, I love home grown veggies. Now if I could just grow me some Vidalia Onions, I'd be in hog heaven....

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sunset at the Russian River

As Summer begins to drift slowly down the river, I reflect on what a wonderful time I've had this year. I've met and made new friends from all around the globe. I renewed some friendships that I was afraid it might have been to late to save. We still have our Indian Summer to come and it will proably be hotter than it was durring June/ July or August. We're about to enter Mark Twain climate; "the hottest summer was a winter in San Francisco." So slowly I bid goodbye to Summer. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 18, 2006

Please Go Shopping For Us, pretty please, I'll be your best friend...

I know she would if she only could go shopping for us. We wouldn't have to worry about her breaking the bank account! I mean how much could she really fit into that shopping cart? Oh! I'm dreaming again. Meanwhile "Life's a Beach".
That is if we could only get to it! Some days are a walk in the sand and other days are rocky from the instance you get up. Take today for example, I come home announce to the watch rabbit (Tennessee) that I'm home. I go to pick him up and let him run around outside and he jumps, sticks his foot in his water bowl, picks it up and throws it into his toy-box. Imagene my surprise at discovering that even rabbits wake up on the wrong side of the cage! I procede upstairs and go to let Laretta out and she too is in a fowl mood. What a day!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Greek Festival

One of the things we did over the Labor Day weekend was go down to Belmont for the Greek Festival. You could not have asked for better weather, a slight breeze, with the temps in the mid-80's. We arrived just in time to watch the brothers challenge each other to a table lifting contest, complete withouzo on top of the little baby chair. The lamb was to die for, mmm it just melted in your mouth and the pastries well I know I regained the ten pounds that I recently lost, (but well worth it). Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 15, 2006

Make A Wish!

I heard that Power Ball was up to 157 million and our Super Lotto is somewhere around 163 million. So, toss in your dollar and make a wish, it could happen. Good luck. :) Have a nice weekend everyone.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Our Labor Day Cookout

This whole Summer has been non-stop and too much fun. Labor Day just happened to be one of those days that was perfect for cooking outside, who wants to be in a hot kitchen on a beautiful day. Posted by Picasa We had lemon chicken done on the grill along with baked potatoes and red bell pepper. uhmmmm,good and the naked ladies from the back yard.