Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Picture Bananza

Well. Here we are. A new year (Okay. It's February. ) A new president (Yikes.) And new adventures to be had. 
The last few months have been rather uneventful, personal wise. We won't go to the bad place. For now.
Gary and I spent most of January and February with some sort of demon cold bug. I think it actually spoke to me at one point. Then it laughed. Nasty bug.
But I've been meaning to put these favorite city pictures up for the longest time, so, yay!

Also, I don't want to forget to mention that Mom's library writing group's teacher has finally had her book published. Congratulations! Giving a new book to the world. And to all who feel badly they haven't published by the age of 15, much needed hope :)

Terri Mudd at the signing :)

The book! You can find it HERE on Amazon!

A few city pics :)

I know food pics. But this was so good! We had this fish fry at the Royal Cafe :)
The Tour de Fish is planned on this year. Let's hope there's no hospital visit's this time.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A New Season

A new season is almost upon us. Yes. Winter is coming. And it is going to be a long one. It seems the weather and political horizon both will be rather GoT-sy. Cold, dark, hopeless and painful. We even have our own White Walkers.

I have no doubt PEOTUS would think Ramsey was just terrific. 'A great guy. He was treated unfair. Just terrible what they did. They should lock her up.'  You know you can hear him say it too.

My head is still reeling from the past 11 days.( Has it only been that? ) I'm hoping it will right itself soon and then I will be able to write coherently about it. Before the hounds are set loose on us all.

For this moment, let's simply catch up on what been happening on the home front. Not much. The heat was something awful and nothing was done. There are three mildly entertaining things for me.

1. I've got Netflix streaming finally. After years of DVDs in the mail, I made the switch and LOVE it! ( Did I mention that already? ) Jane the Virgin, Xena, Blue Exorcist. So much the happys :)

2. I have redone the design slightly. The old one, though I loved it, was feeling cluttered. I've gone a little more simple here. Let me know how it looks. Any tweaks I should know about? Anything to difficult to read? Links not working?

3. I've decided to embrace my Twitter more. And I am enjoying the heck out of it! I'm there more than FB now. Much to the relief of my nerves and mental health.

Now for pictures!

It's been so warm that yesterday, November 17th, this was what outside looked like. The flowers are still alive and the grass is green. The tree still has leaves.

Last week I saw these great textured clouds :)

But it's been sad too. Mom's Snowball passed away. She was 14. 

It appears also the outside kitty, Uncle Jay, who was we believe 10 yrs old,  has gone. He was looking rough and we haven't seen him in a month. 

He's the orange guy. The other cats would help keep him warm and comfortable.

R.I.P. Snowball and Uncle Jay :(

There is more to catch up with; Halloween, Library reading, random pictures of joy. But let's save something for tomorrow, shall we?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Flower Follwup

Score one for memory. I took a couple pics of the flowers we bought :)

Petunias, Impatiens and Collis :)

We also attended the Jabbapalooza 5 this past weekend. Only a few pics but they sum up the night :)

Vodka and tea.  Lots. :)

Our wonderful bartender. he worked two days straight with no sleep. By all rights he should have been dead by this point in the night. He kept going though :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hello Summer, I Mean Spring

Summer? Not yet, but it feels like Summer already. We hit a 90 degree day in May. Mostly 80s the last week. It's a wonderful and bittersweet time. I love the warm weather, the flowers, leaves popping on the trees,sitting outside on the porch. But the pollen this time of year is brutal and always triggers a sinus infection. Every Spring and Fall. This year I won't be letting it get in the way of fun though. I have plans!

Plans I say!

Thursday Mom and I will be starting The Tour de Fun this week! One day each week before Labor Day we'll do something just for fun. 13 weeks of a fun day. I'm certain food will be involved :)

I'm also working on the front porch.

As you can see, it needs work. The teal had to go. And the peeling battleship grey is over. I'm thinking of a darker pewter grey.

Here we have white railings now :) I think a darker grey will really make the white look super nice :))

We bought flowers too, but I forgot to get a picture.  ( I'll try to remember to snap one tomorrow for you :)

And I'll leave today with a picture of the roses  the neighbors gave us. They're from their own rose bush :) And they are much redder than this picture shows :)

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