Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Hate Wallpaper!

If I ever tell you that I'm going to put up wallpaper please slap me.  I don't hate wallpaper when it is on the wall...I only hate it when it's time to take it down.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday with Bradley

Bradley spent the day with me on Wednesday.  I told him he could do exactly what he wanted to do,  So the pictures show a few things he chose to do.  Other things not pictured included playing with "army" guys and watching tv.  He is so easy to spend the day with.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lunch with the "Girls"

Today Lindsay and Brittany and I met at Olive Garden for lunch.  It was so good to see them.  We had to catch up on school stuff and family stuff.  We occasionally stopped talking long enough to eat our breadsticks of course!  Thanks girls for the fun day.  Let's do it again soon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Indian Name

Why do you think Don says that my Indian name should be "Woman Walking Like Duck"?
I just don't get it!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don's Perfect Summer Meal

Don was delighted when he got home from a hard day's work, then worked on the remodeling and was greeted by this meal.  Doesn't take much to make him happy.  He is so precious.

p.s. I haven't cooked much this summer...oooppps.  :)
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Monday, July 26, 2010

Design Left Behind

Saw this wonderful design the first evening we got to The Breakers.  The beach was solitary but obviously had not been earlier.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Doing Work While at The Breakers...

has its perks!  Just ask Vickie.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Trips Home

Remember the 54 hour trip home from Tampa at Spring Break?.  Well this is a picture of MY paper trail for that 3 day ordeal.  Oh yeah Vickie had this many pieces too!
Posted by PicasaThis is the paper trail for my uneventful trip home from Tampa in July.
Flying is great when it works right!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Possible Suspects

For those of you who are following the real life drama of the missing figs, you will want to read this post.  Using digital photography and bait, the sting operation has begun and has thus far rendered 3 possible suspects. When I tried to question them they fled the scene. It is believed that they may have left behind traces of their DNA which will need to be sent to CSI lab.  It is not known whether they are all involved or if one is to blame.  Further investigation is needed.  Rumor in the neighborhood is that squirrels and birds may also be involved. Sounds as if there is gang activity in my neighborhood.
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The Breakers

This is where we stayed in West Palm Beach. It was a wonderful place to stay.  I was sorry that Vickie had to work....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fig Time

When I was a little girl...when dinosaurs roamed the earth...there was a fig tree in the corner of our neighbor's yard that hung generously over the fence.  About this time of the year I would enjoy the shade of the fig tree's canopy and the warm figs.  When Don and I got married, I planted a fig tree at the southeastern corner of our house. Many years I've stood under its canopy and enjoyed its fruit.  Last year when the figs ripened, I was in Colorado helping Jaime get settled in her new home so.....this year I've been looking forward to eating the figs.  A couple of days ago Grandmother told me that she had picked a big tub from her tree so off I went this morning.  I debated whether to take a bowl or a bucket...hmmmmm...bowl is what I chose. "I can always pick again in the morning." I thought.
I put on my sandals and padded across the dew covered grass with much anticipation.  Sun warned figs for breakfast...I could hardly wait!  I ducked to enter the large leaf canopy, eyes upward. My eyes darted from branch to branch to branch to branch to branch.... not a single ripe fig.  Just days before I had seen them from the window.  Had I missed the harvest?  Had they all fallen to the ground in waste? Sadly I looked down expecting to see the over ripe figs fermenting on the ground. Not a fig.  Not a single one.  Someone had beaten me to the harvest?  Who would do such a thing? 
Ahh, then I remembered.  I had heard footsteps early one morning.  Could that have been the thief?  Had there been trespassers? Maybe more than one?

Who is this cute boy?

The funny hat was made by Grandmother to go with a story that I used to read to my first graders and is still a hit with the grandkids.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Carol's Corny Cornbread

If you are looking for the perfect compliment to go with your summer vegetables, this is the recipe for you.

Carol's Corny Cornbread

1 cup self-rising cornmeal
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 eggs
1 cup canned creamed corn
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 tsp. baking powder

Mix all ingredients well.  Pour into a very hot greased iron skillet that has been sprinkled lightly with cornmeal.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

The Sunshine Bridge

This is a bridge near St Pete.  I've seen it a distance several times but this was my first time to cross it.  I thought it provided an opportunity for some interesting pictures.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Handsome Pancake

While Carter was here last month, the blueberries were ripening.  Carter loves fruit so I offered to make blueberry pancakes for him.
When I put the pancake down in front of him he said "Oh, this pancake is so handsome!"
What a sweet boy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Water Girls

I think Olivia loves the water almost as much as I do!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Special Bubble Day

Carter was in charge of declaring special days while he was here.  One was special bubble day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sweet Feet

There is nothing sweeter than baby feet!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Papaw and Olivia

It took Livie a little while a week to warm up to her Papaw but she decided he is a pretty good guy.  I love these two!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Curlie Girlie

I had REAL trouble while Olivia was here.  I couldn't keep my hands off of her beautiful curls.  I kept thinking about how much my mother would love them.  My Mom would love the whole package not just the curls.

This is my 200 post! WOW!