Sunday, August 30, 2009


I just love thrift shops and the bargains you can get! I bought 2 partial balls of baby yarn to make bootees with - for fifty cents. Got home and found one ball was actually wound with double! So got double the amount of yarn on that one - so literally got 3 balls for fifty cents! Already have two pairs of bootees made.

Found son a table and chair for $25 at a garage sale yesterday! The people had actually bought it for their son - but when they called him to tell him, he told them he had already bought a table and chair for himself! So we got it for son - and he took it home last night (even better that we didnt have to keep it hanging around for a while!).

Hot hot hot the last two days. Yesterday I believe it was 104. So we went to a late afternoon movie. Hubby owed me one after forcing me to see Distict 9 and Inglorious Basterds (I am so not a Brad Pitt fan - I dont think he can act - he is merely a mannequin who plays the same role over and over no matter what the movie calls for). So we went to see Julie & Julia. The fact that it was so hot made dragging hubby there easier.....and he loved it as much as I did!!!!!!! In fact, I think he was laughing louder! Meryl Streep plays an awesomely funny Julia Childs. And the movie showed sides of this woman I never would have guessed at! Would love to see some of her old tapes again!!!

Got home and sat in the pool for a bit to cool down. Supposed to be cooler today - I hope so! Did some yard work yesterday morning - transplanted some spearmint (hope it makes it) as well as planted the new oregano I bought and so nice smelling stock that I put in a pot on the front porch. This morning I need to go out and deadhead the roses in the front! So better get to it before it gets miserable out there!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Do you see those??????
Well, I DONT HAVE TO USE THEM ANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to find a brace to wear to support my ankle and then I can dump this horrid boot I have been wearing for the last 3 months.
And I can go back to work Sept 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think I am happy and excited??????
Now, who wants to make bets how long after I go back to work I start mourning not having all that time off any more?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Goodbye Philadelphia Eagles!

You've been our team for 30 years.......but we are divorcing you as of today.
As soon as we learned you signed Michael Vicks.....
MLB cut Pete Rose off completely for gambling....the NFL lets Vick back in and a team actually signs them. I guess baseball has higher ethics and morals than football does.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Jack!

Today is grandchild #3's 4th birthday. Boy time goes by much faster when you are an adult, doesnt it!

Yesterday ws his birthday party. After a week or so of cool temps (70's and 80's) yesterday had to be hot. Around 100 degrees. Why? Because the party was in the afternoon, outside, at a park! It was a dinosaur party! My daughter - who has turned into this strange person, a Martha Stewart type - made dinosaur bones, and buried them in the sand. Each of the kids got a bucket and shovel and a brush to brush the sand away from their finds. The kids had loads of fun....even as they were sweating to pieces!

Now today they are all going to the MOnterey Bay Aquarium.

Garden art.....too bad something sat on this plant and did it in. So instead of 5 or 6 beautiful bell peppers and some more flowers....we are going to be lucky to maybe get 2 small-to-medium sized pepper. I wish I could figure out what decided to use our garden as a bed. I would say the dog, but I take a backyard 'walk' every day....the garden was fine one day and not fine the next. Our dog is primarily an indoor dog, and in that 24 hours had not been left outside unsupervised.

Arent squash blossoms beautiful?? I hear they are tastym stuffed with cheese and fried. Never had them. I 'told you so' to my husband and told him he was buying way too many squash plants. And they took over the garden. So he was just going to pull them out and throw them away. I told him to try transplanting them - had a 50% chance of it working. He did. And 2 of the 3 plants have little squashes on them!

Luke just had a blast 'fighting' these ballons until they all popped! We moved the dinosaur balloon so it wouldnt pop. And he wasnt even scared when they popped! He was dunny - walking around bare foot except on the concrete! He learned to lean down and feel it with his hadn before he tried to walk on it! And he tried eating a little bit of everything - rocks, licked a tree, helped himself to food off people's unsupervisied plates!

When the digging was done, the bigger boys found the perfect climbing tree! I think COnnor (that is his back up there) found it first!

Jack - in the brown shirt - and friends becoming archeologists! Or would it be paleo...something or other? Can you see how sweaty his hair is???
June, September, and December are our busiest months. So he has the only August birthday now (my mom's birthday was in August too). Now we gear up for 2 anniversaries (3 if you count the inlaws!) and 3 birthdays in September!