Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
"Small errors can have a larger impact on our lives. The longer we delay corrective action the larger the needed changes become" as taught in a lesson by Karen Connell.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Now, if she would just provide the cook.....
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
My pitiful attempt at capturing the most glorious full moon. It was so beautiful last night. I attended our monthly book club meeting which is always, always a good time. A group of people who love to read, discussing, laughing and just having a great time! My grandchildren are learning very early to love books! Little Miss Anna attended book club last night. I rode with her in the backseat...on the way home we looked for the moon, she was soooo excited every time she spotted it. I remember reading Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown to my children every night for what seemed like years. The words "I see the moon and the moon sees me" popped in my head and I was reciting parts of the book for Anna. Every time she would spot the moon she would say "I see the moon and the moon sees me". My daughter called me and asked if I would take some pictures from my house as I have such a clear view of the sky. She said that Anna was still looking for the moon and kept talking about it. I tried many attempts at stabilizing the camera (I need a tripod or a better camera) I finally retrieved a blanket from the garage and just sprawled out on the lawn. DH was in the garage working on a new airplane...sigh. I cannot begin to describe the loveliness of lying on the grass looking at the night sky. It reminded me of childhood drive-in movies and yard camping.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
- Weight loss challenge of 50lbs by January 24th. Officially starts today...have already taken steps towards accomplishing this goal.
- August 2...stand in line for book release (midnight, is that too funny, I go to bed EARLY)
- Kayak lessons
- Play an actual beat to a song on Dear Husband's drums
- Cooking class at Fleur-de-Lys
- Read 50 books...suggestions...I probably have 50 at home that I haven't read yet.
- Knit 50 hats for chemotherapy patients
- Attend Hockey Game
- Attempt to ice skate...again
- beach trip
- hiking trip to explore waterfalls
- Donate blood 3X
I already participate in a variety of adventures, however, as you can see my list is nowhere near complete. Suggestions welcomed!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Paula Deen - Okay, we southerners do not all cook and talk like her. Her voice and giggle drive me up the wall. I just can't watch. Maybe too much of a good thing is no fun anymore FOR ME.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Dear Husband and I may spend the day at the Fogle Family Compound in Neeses, SC. There is a huge convergence of Fogles with singing, eating great food, water sports and much laughter. I still owe Uncle Bobby a couple laps around the pond. Just so you understand the depth of this promise...the pond is a full size, competition sized water skiing, swimming, fishing and boating sized pond!
We will enjoy a 4 day weekend. THANK YOU! I have lots of things to do around the house and I have tons of great books to peruse! YIPPEE!
Little Miss Firecracker, born on the 4th of July. Full of love, life, joy and laughter!!!
Happy Independence Day to you where ever you may be tomorrow! Have a Great One! Show some sparkle!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Somewhere above the eyes between the wrinkles in my forehead reads a sign that apparently says "Talk To Me". Seemingly random strangers begin conversations with me and impart information that would be best left to their therapists. I am not a therapist nor do I play one in the theatre or on television. I must have the "look" that says you can tell me your deepest, darkest secrets, I do not mind and I have all day! Generally this occurs at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores. Grocery Store lines are the preeminent place to collect nuts. Being a genteel Southern Belle it is very difficult to extract oneself from these tricky situations. I am offering this bit of advice, DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT. Go about your business, do not look left or right, absolutely under no circumstances are you to look behind you. This is a sure signal that you are interested and will stay until the clerk starts clearing her throat or you look to the clerk for rescue. A sure way to start a conversation in the grocery store line is to purchase "unusual" vegetables even the check out folks do not recognize such as daikon, leeks, rutabagas and parsnips. I love to talk to people, really I do, however in the grocery store before dinner and after work is not my favorite time to be cordial. I want to get in and out as quickly as possible. Due to the exorbitant cost of gasoline...gas station conversations are almost impossible to avoid. It is a quick segue from "wow, these gas prices are killer" to "yep, I've had to give up my mani and pedi" or "looks like I'm having beans and rice for supper again." Here again, the key is to not make eye contact unless you have all the time in the world. I frequently talk about strangers being friends we haven't met yet and while this is true...every stranger is not your friend nor would you want them to be. I am sure a serial killer somewhere is waiting for me to make eye contact. Due to the eclectic nature of my reading habits I have encountered some very unusual people in the bookstores. My advice here would be to quickly shift your eyes from right to left and look over your shoulder alot, this discourages quite a few interested parties from extensive conversation. Of course, there is the option of talking to oneself....and answering. Works every time.
DISCLAIMER: The author of this post claims no responsibility for advice given at this location. She is also very talkative herself so much of this advice can totally be disregarded.
How about you? Are you a magnet for conversation wanted or otherwise?