Friday, December 30, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
(Though lately I've begun to think I've sprung a leak...)
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Our beloved Mimi, my husband's mom, our kids' grandma and my truly wonderful mom-in-law died a little over three years ago. Her home was sold shortly thereafter. Imagine our surprise when the gentleman who bought her home wrote us that three boxes full of family photos and memories had been found! I've no idea how we missed them, but miss them we did! He kindly mailed everything out to us.
Inside those boxes we found many photos we'd already seen, every card that had ever been given to her, and a few wonderful surprises. Above was one of those surprises. It's one of the only photos we have of Mimi as a young girl - and what a treat that her mom and dad and great grandfather are in the photo as well! (As far as Gladys and Otto that are on the left of the photo...have no idea who they are.)
Such a treat to find
Unexpected glimpses of
Our families' past
expect family treasures to pop up!
And a happy happy birthday to you, brother Billyum! Tho it was yesterday, the loves and hugs flowing your way are just a big today!
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
How good could it really be??
How 'bout best ever!
I happen to love The Fabulous Beekman Boys. I was originally told about their TV show on PlanetGreen by friend Ellen, who raved about them. It took me just two shows to totally agree with her! The boys just released their first cookbook (sold out already) and in it is a recipe for a roast turkey that requires cups of bourbon. That piqued my interest. Quite a bit. Anything involving bourbon? Count me in! Not only that, the recipe also calls for maple syrup, molasses, citrus and Worcestershire sauce. Those are a few more of my favorite things...just how good was this bird going to be? I can tell you now - in a word - perfection!
We had a hard time carving all four of the birds as there were sticky picky fingers darting in and out of the carving stations the entire time! (Lucky no one lost a digit.) And at the end of the night, there was one small bag of turkey leftovers (didn't think there was any at all, but the bag was hidden under the lettuce in the crisper drawer. A planned hiding, perhaps??) and not one morsel of it was the Beekman Boys Turkey. The entire 20 lb. bird was consumed. Dang it!
Of course the recipe is in their cookbook (which you really should treat yourself to), but if you're not so inclined, below is a copy of the recipe and a link to the original on their website:
Sunday, November 27, 2011
hope your Thanksgiving was half as wonderful as ours!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Kiss a Veteran!
Hey, Daddy, here's a kiss from afar!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
(and very very weird...just sayin'.)
such a good good thing...
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Even I, an old fart, had a glorious time! Needless to say, Miss Ella and Mr. Connor had just the very best of times as well! Auntie Jules (there on the right) kept everything on course...of course, and wasn't ONCE led astray by moi, though I really tried!
*(Don't tell her mom and dad, but Jules and I personally fed Ms. Ella a self-decorated cupcake, cotton candy and two cookies. We weren't very proud of ourselves...but we sure had fun! And, um, we'd do it again. In a minute! :)
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Hunter had a lot of fun in the doggy pond until Halo, the VERY bitchy weimaraner, decided Hunter shouldn't be part of her posse!
It clearly was time for Hunter and his humans to leave!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Then there was the year he used his mom's new electric shrub trimmers.
It was also the first
My only regret is that since I didn't know him at the time, I had no chance of witnessing this
I'm certain that our Mimi would be pleased to know her favorite flower/shrub is still just as beautiful. (Even though her son, to this day, still isn't allowed to be a S-O-T-M trimmer - or any other kind of ~trimmer~, for that matter!)
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
"Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns...
I am thankful that thorns have roses."
~ Alphonse Kerr
xoabb expect anything!
P.S. - Happy happy birthday to my one and only and most dear son! Can't believe you are as old as you are - and I've loved every year we've shared. And, you're sharing a special day with your dad and granddad as it's Dad's day as well! May you all have the best day ever, and a wonderful year till your next birthday/father's day! Love love love you all!!!
Friday, June 17, 2011
Love, the M8 Community Garden Plot Keeper
expect garden frustrations...damn rabbits!
Monday, June 13, 2011
A gentleman went up to her and asked why she was dressed as she was.
She told him it was her expression of free thought.
I then went to him and asked him what she said. He told me about the freedom thing.
Then that gentleman asked me if I believed in the Holy Trinity.
Told him that was way too personal.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Labels: Community Garden '11
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
That means my oldest baby is 31!
Happy happy birthday, my dearest Rem-Rem...
(Amazing I had you when I was 10)
You are one of the 3 bestest things in my life.
(Your dad is a close 4th, tho none of you would be...um...well, nevermind!)
Wednesday also means it's garbage day
And recycling day
Hi ho, hi ho! Off to the curb we go!
(Cleanliness is next to...(a miracle as far as I'm concerned))
And it's almost half-way through the work week day...
That's all kinds of loverly!
Good friend LaLa has walking pneumonia,
and has to go to the Grand Canyon on Saturday, the 21st.
She's the team director/leader for the
Leukemia & Lymphomia Society's
Team in Training Grand Canyon walk
Hope she's well enough to go...but...oh wait...
May 21st is THE END OF THE WORLD
Sooo...she has nothing to worry about,
But, then, oh, whatEVER
Neither will the rest of us!
Oh yes, though I'm sure most of you have known about them forever,
I've discovered the band ~Lifehouse~
I'm in ~musician love~ for the first time since...
Sting (and then John Mayer)
And I do love Sting (and then John Mayer)
Best. Musicians. Ever.
(do not disagree with me as I won't be listening)
(And yes, mother of mine, I do love jazz and also heavily like classical music)
Our Farmer's Market is up and running on May 26th
That's also my younger daughter, Brynny's birthday - such a day to celebrate!
Hmmm, what else??
Spent a loverly evening yesterday with good friends playing
a resoundingly disappointing round of bridge
(goodbye pot $$ contribution - next time?? Please??)
And thanks as always to Ms. Jane (aka ~winetipper~)
for the strategy tips, God knows I need them!
Oh, and my brother's iPad has had an ~Incredible Journey~
across the US of A courtesy of Fedex.
Said iPad spent 48 hours parked somewhere in Sacramento.
This was not a predicted nor a desired stop.
Lastly spent some time with Ms. Jules
We watched "The Good Wife" - soooo well done!
Then we proceeded to solve all the world's ills...
Matter of fact, the demise of the world on the 21st has been AVERTED!!
Courtesy of the two of us!
Heavy work for one evening.
I must go to bed...now...
Above is the Heritage Apple Tree in our neighbor's yard.
It must be at least 100 years old.
Photo taken 5/16/11
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
your mommy loves you, Remela!
Sunday, May 01, 2011
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
~ Wendell Berry
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
This old car has obviously been a part of the landscape around my parents home for many years longer than they've lived here. So tell me why I've never been aware enough of it to take even one photo of it over the 25+ years they've lived here?? Observant, aren't I?
Just beyond this ~beauty~ is a junk yard of old that is loaded with all kinds of glass which our family has rooted around in for all the years our folks have lived here.
And I've never noticed that old jalopy? Really? Just put me out to pasture.
Update: That old car is a '46 Chevy Fleetline. Friend Kacey figured it out.
Go here to see a Fleetline in all its glory.
Labels: Missouri '11