Monday, May 31, 2010


Day 1560 - From Home A to Home B!

Greetings, Bloggy Travelers -

Happy Memorial Day!

Please take a moment today to remember the brave and valiant service men and women who lost their lives defending our country.

Here's another cute photo from Plymouth of Savannah feeding the baby geese.

I'll be travelling today from Rhode Island back to Tennessee.

I know already it will be an easier flight, because I have a nonstop - no changes, no stops.

We'll have some time for visiting tomorrow morning before I head to the airport. Hopefully I'll get just a few more photos in the ol' camera before I leave!

TTFN and have a wonderful holiday.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Day 1559 - Back from the Beach!

Greetings, Bloggy Beachcombers!

No, no photo today because I am blogging late. I just printed my boarding pass for my flight back home tomorrow. (boo hoo!)

We've already been to Scarborough Beach in Rhode Island, leaving the house at 9:15 this morning. We made it to the beach without bad traffic, then hit slow traffic when we got to the beach itself because people were buying season passes. We saw a lot of traffic on the way home heading toward the beaches.

We stayed and played for a couple of hours till I got hot, then packed up and went out to 'Moo Moos' for ice cream, then returned back home to my sister and brother in laws fpr a late lunch.

It is a hot day for this time of year in New England - feels like 80's at least.

Savannah ran and ran and ran at the beach - she had a great time.

We had Saugy hot dogs, red hot dogs from Maine and chips for lunch.

Brother in law Steve is grilling steaks later for supper.

Auntie Cheryl should be over soon!

Have a nice Sunday and TTFN!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Day 1558 - In the Land of the Clam

Greetings, Bloggy Holiday Weekenders!

I am here in New England after a LONG couple of flights last night.

The airports were packed, there were lots of delays, and I finally went to bed at 1:30am this morning.

I'm the only one up at the moment, for some reason, so everyone had a late night last night.

Sleepy or no - we're going to have a great day today! I've already been swapping text messages with Heather (and Savannah).

It is Memorial Weekend cookout day, and there are TWO watermelons on the kitchen table, a ton of corn on the cob, and a HUGE homemade birthday cake. YUM-O!

My brother in law is the grill-master, and cooks awesome burgers and dogs.

That's the whole agenda today - family time and cookout. Can't wait!

TTFN and have fun today, whatever you're doing!

Friday, May 28, 2010


Day 1557 - Happy Birthday, Mom!

Greetings, Bloggy Celebrants!

It's Friday, it's Memorial Weekend, and it's my mother's birthday. What more could you ask for?

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday tooo yoooou,
Happy Birthday tooo yoooou,
Happy Birthday, dear Mom-my,
Happy Birthday tooo yoooou!

My suitcase is loaded with presents for the 'birthday girl'. I did manage to pack a few things for Savannah, and a few clothes for myself for the weekend!

We'll have to open them tomorrow morning though, because I am flying in very late tonight.

I leave Nashville at 6 but am changing planes in Chicago (blech), then going on to Providence. We'll have a great holiday weekend, and I'll load up on new photos of Savannah.

And speaking of photos... Here's a great new photo of Savannah in Plymouth, Massachusetts last weekend. What a cute outfit!

Yes, that is an anchor next to her - see the chain attached? It is always awe-inspiring to see the size of those anchors and chains.

If you have never been to Plymouth to see Plymouth Rock - it is pitifully small! I think the souvenir hunters got to 'The Rock' long before the preservation societies did.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend! I'm on my way, Mom! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Day 1556 - I See A Bad Moon A-risin'...

Greetings, Bloggy Howlers!

The full moon was GORGEOUS last night as I was driving home late.

I could see the full moon glowing off to the east. At the same time, there was a spectacular heat lightning storm going on towards the south!

I love it when lightning at night makes the storm clouds glow and flash - it is just spectacular! There was even some rain, but so scattered that it didn't obscure the moon at all.

So - tell me - do you believe a full moon is a good omen, or a bad one? I've heard that crime goes up during a full moon, and that people behave oddly.

For me, it's a good omen. I love to see the moon, and usually say out loud 'Hi Moon!' when I see it. I don't know any werewolves, DO YOU?

And what exactly IS a bad moon anyway? I read that a ring around the moon is a sign of bad weather coming. Is THAT a bad moon?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Day 1555 - Attention Kmart Shoppers...

Greetings, Bloggy Blue Light Specials!

I hardly ever go to Kmart. I mean that. Maybe once or twice a YEAR, like for socks and underwear at Christmastime.

Years ago - my kids would refuse to buy clothing or shoes there because the other kids would 'notice'.

I couldn't imagine how kids could have an attitude about clothes at such a young age.

Do you remember when their stock was so low they were practically giving it away?

Moving on... I went to Kmart the other day. The ONLY reason I went there was because Kmart was the closest department store to the post office.

As usual, it was nearly deserted. A handful of cars in the parking lot. A few shoppers inside. No store clerks around except for ONE register clerk, ONE layaway clerk, and ONE person at customer service. I could hear crickets chirping when I passed the layaway desk.

I actually bought a few items, but not the item I went there for - I couldn't find that one.

I stood in line at the ONLY checkout. I stood in line. And stood in line. And stood in line. The man in back of me left.

The lady in front of me was having checkout trouble. Something was marked wrong, and was supposed to be on sale, and the register clerk had to call someone, etc. etc. etc. Buddy Joe would already have left the store.

When it all got straightened out - the lady's kid came up with a separate purchase and his own money. Why didn't they do THAT while we were WAITING?

When it was finally my turn, I vowed to be thankful.

Then TWO of my items didn't scan.

I growled to the clerk 'Forget those, I don't want them'. He appeared startled, and mystified at my reluctance to WAIT LONGER.

He said 'I can call someone, it will just be a MINUTE!'. 'No', I growled, 'It will NOT be a minute and I don't want them'. I left soon after, with the items that didn't cause a problem!

The moral of the story is - my kids knew 25 years ago what I am still learning today.

Sorry about having several grumpy blogs in a row - I don't mean them to be. TTFN and have a nice Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Day 1554 - Rootin' for the Routine!

Greetings, Bloggy Schedulers -

I deleted the photo I had chosen for todays blog. Why? Because I changed the subject.

I want to clear something up. I don't usually write the blog in the morning anymore - although I used to. I do lack both time and brainpower to select a topic, select a photo, and 'create' something in the wee hours of the morning each day - I would have to get up earlier.

I do occasionally write the blog in the morning. This usually happens on a weekend, or when I have fallen asleep in the chair and forgotten to write it.

Now that we have our wireless laptop in the den, I write the blog for the following day sometime during the evening while we are lounging after dinner, watching sports or a movie. There is an option to 'auto-magically' schedule it to be posted. I schedule it for the next day, early in the morning.

So - what does my daily routine look like? It is similar to this:
  1. Wake up (via alarm clock or no).
  2. Drink (inhale) a cup of foame' latte' that Charlie makes for me. Thank you, Charlie!
  3. Check that the blog published, maybe read email.
  4. Pack my swim bag.
  5. Pack my lunch.
  6. Decide what to wear. Get dressed.
  7. Make my breakfast.
  8. Go to the gym.
  9. Go to work.
  10. Run errands.
  11. Go home.
  12. Make dinner.
  13. Write the blog.
  14. Do some laundry, housework, etc.
  15. Read or watch TV.
  16. Crash.

TTFN and I hope your daily routine is fun!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Day 1553 - Mundane Munday...

Greetings, Mundane Morning Blah-gers!

For all the computer folks out there, it's time to go to work on the ol' farm.

Cubicle farm, that is.
Or maybe server farm.
Or maybe terminal farm.

Anyway - let's talk about farming, just because I had an idea after I pulled this picture. I really didn't have a subject for the blog today.

Disclaimer - I am certainly not trying to bash MY industry that pays MY bills and has for nearly 30 years!

Being a modern-day 'net' farmer makes perfect sense, doesn't it?

Some 'milking' being done nowadays by disreputable companies or people might be of their customers (Of course not! Never!). Farm implements may be monitors and keyboards and power and servers.

The crop being 'harvested' or produced may be information, money, transactions, communications, etc. You could extend that to ANYTHING available on the web being a farm crop. I know - it's a stretch, but this is my blog so I can say whatever I want.

I'm a farmer if I work in one of those industries. I'm a consumer of those crops when I grab some information off the web, or a picture, or shop, or surf. For me, I may be both.

Guess I'm dressed wrong for work - I ought to have coveralls on! Where have you gone, Mr. Gre-en Jeans, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you - whoo wooo? (tune playing is 'Mrs. Robinson') Joltin' Jeans has left and gone away?

TTFN and have a nice, albeit mundane, Monday!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Day 1552 - Sunday Stuff

Greetings, Blogregation!

When I first saw this photo, I thought 'Savannah is doing Tai Chi!'

In actuality, there is a mesh barrier around the trampoline that she is resting her hands on. If you click on the photo you can see it clearly.

I had a nice day yesterday and scored BIG on some combination sale items plus coupons.

I got a $30 'upper foundation garment' for 66 cents after all the discounts.

That's almost ridiculous, isn't it?

I also got 2 shirts for $3.25 each - but that's not nearly as good as the 66 cent you-know-what.

That store didn't make any money on me, for sure, but I did reduce their inventory slightly...

Not sure what we're going to do today, but we'll start the day off with breakfast and a swim.

TTFN and have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Day 1551 - Saturday Stuff

Greetings, Bloggy Weekenders!

I think we'll go with a lovely Easter photo of Savannah instead of my colonoscopy shots. Good choice, eh?

Charlie and I went out for a 'Colonoscopy Celebration' dinner last night to Applebees. We split a spinach and artichoke dip appetizer, then we had bacon cheeseburgers, and beer. Awesome stuff!

It is overcast right now, but supposed to be near or at 90 degrees in the afternoons for the next several days. The weather can't make up it's mind...

Charlie's out on the deck reading the paper, and I hear the birds singing, and we saw some rabbits running around out back.

I have water aerobics at 9am today. They cancelled the 8am class I always went to, so now I have an extra hour in the morning before I need to leave.

I am going to run some errands today too. If you don't know yet - on Friday I will fly out to New England for Memorial Weekend, so I'm already starting to get ready.

TTFN and have a great Saturday!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Day 1550 - Friday, Hooray!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers -

It's Friday - hooray!

You know what to do - march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

Today's photo is NOT me, but I am having my procedure this morning, and look forward to being appropriately loopy afterward.

Thanks, Charlie, for driving me!

I will also look forward to eating real food today. Even a 24 hour liquid diet is a chore.

There were several times during the day when I almost ate something by accident. For example, I was cutting up a cantaloupe yesterday. I always taste a piece to see if I did a good job choosing one - but yesterday Charlie had to taste it for me.

Have a great friday, and a great weekend! I'll let you know when I'm back home.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Day 1549 - My Girl Wants to Potty All the Time, Potty All the Time, Potty all the Tiiiime!

Greetings, Bloggy Potty People!

Here's another favorite photo of Savannah last Memorial Weekend at the zoo, trying to grab the water droplets. Too cute!

Look at how the water POURS DOWN in a non-stop manner. It seems to never end!

Okay - the reason I said all that is so I could tell you this...

Today I need to drink a gallon of 'prep fluid' (read that 'laxative') to prepare for an entertaining medical procedure on Friday called a colonoscopy.

80% of readers just turned away saying 'Eeeeewwwww!'

100% of people who have had one say the prep is far worse than the procedure, so I believe I'll be camping out in the guest bathroom for much of the day. You'll know where I am if I don't answer the phone.

I know, I know - why say ANYTHING?

So 'The Fam' will know and commiserate, that's why! No, I'm not having some horrible and unmentionable problem. I'm that age, I've never had one of these before, it's a necessary evil, so there you GO. (I mean, there I go...)

To read more about the procedure, see the following link:

Don't you feel thankful today that you're NOT having one? Bring on the potty humor, I can take it...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Day 1548 - Bucket List?

Greetings, Bloggy Listmakers!

Don't worry - I'm not talking about a checklist of things I want to do before I die.

I'm talking about STUFF I like that arrives in BUCKETS - like these buckets of deliciousness, or buckets that are near and dear to my heart.

#1 Bucket - The bucket of polished stones from Uncle Stans store, now owned by my aunt.

#2 Bucket - A New England clam boil bucket containing lobster, clams, sausage or hot dogs, corn, and potatoes.

#3 Bucket - The special, refillable bucket of movie theatre popcorn we bought earlier this year, with refills all year for only $2.50.

#4 Bucket - My Bucket-o-tea, which is actually a mason jar of tea that I drink with dinner.

#5 Bucket - Believe it or not, I love the $10 Bucket of wings from Walmart.

I think that's enough to have made my point.

Have a great Wednesday, and TTFN!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Day 1547 - You Wascally Wabbit!

Greetings, Bloggy Nature Lovers!

We had an early evening rainshower last night, and afterwards, 'our' rabbits (who normally live discreetly in our yard) just went crazy!

Okay, Mother Nature - what was in that rain? A little 'Wacky Wild Wabbit Wain' goin' on?

We had at least 4 rabbits in the barn lot. They were running, streaking, chasing each other, and performing various Rabbit Olympics.

I wish this was my photo - but alas, I grabbed it off the web. It's very accurate, though.

If I had stepped outside on the deck to photograph the rabbits, they would have hidden, and I would have spoiled their fun. I wish I could have taken a video!

I hope you have a fun Tuesday - but watch out for that mysterious Wacky Rain!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Day 1546 - Do the Electric SLIIIIIDE...

Greetings, Bloggy Cleanup Crew!

No - I was never a big line dance person, but I am sure I have done the electric slide a time or two.

Here's a photo from LAST Memorial Weekend - Savi was cleaning herself up after a cake feast. Too cute!

Heather mentioned that Savannah loves to go on the slide, and I don't blame her - it's fun!

Does anyone remember using waxed paper to buff a stainless steel slide, which made it super-fast and super-dangerous? I do, I do!

Also - who remembers how HOT those slides would get, and how the metal would burn your legs as you went down the slide? Owie! I think we tried to cook an egg on the slide once, but I don't remember what happened.

Do they still make slides like that, or did they change the surface so it wouldn't be so hot?

Have a great Monday and TTFN!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Day 1545 - Rain, Rain - Go Away!

Greetings, Bloggy Weather Watchers!

Ok, we've done it.

We have exceeded the highest recorded rainfall for ANY month of ANY year since weather records have been kept in Nashville.

And need I mention there is still half of May left to go! Sigh...

Today is May 16th, and we're approaching 16 inches of recorded rain. It is raining now, and will rain again tomorrow.

I think I saw a fly in the garage with rain gear on...

So - what are WE going to do today in this inclement weather? Go SWIM in a POOL and get WET. Ha! We might also go see Robin Hood - that is still up in the air.

Yes, I know, the RAIN is up in the air too... Ha. Ha. Ha.

TTFN and have a nice, dry Sunday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Day 1544 - Fruit, Glorious, Fruit!

Greetings, Bloggy Weekenders!

Here is another of my all-time favorite Savi photos - her concentration while eating watermelon.

I haven't bought any 'good' watermelon lately - I think it's too early in the season. I did buy some good cantaloupe and honeydew melons already, though.

I am on such a pineapple kick at the moment. Pineapples - whole ones - have been on sale at Walmart for 99 cents for the last couple of weeks.

I have been taking fruit to work every day in my lunch bag. I get the pineapple and melon peeled and sliced and keep it in tubs in the fridge. I also use Fruit Fresh (ascorbic acid) on pineapple to keep it from discoloring.

Grapes are yummy too. I prefer seedless black grapes, but my second choice would be seedless red grapes. If you haven't tried black grapes - DO IT. They are awesome. I like very firm, huge, seedless grapes.

I don't know why I'm babbling on about fruit - but I did, so that's that...

TTFN and have a nice Saturday!

Friday, May 14, 2010


Day 1543 - Traffic, traffic everywhere...

Greetings, Bloggy Commuters!

Thankfully THIS is NOT Nashville - it may be in another country. Talk about HORRIBLE traffic!

I like my current morning schedule, except for the fact that I am on the road during the worst time of the morning for traffic.

Every morning, I come up the ramp to the interstate, only to see a maze of brake lights. I attempt to merge into a seething mass of cars whose sole purpose is to get in FRONT of ANYONE and EVERYONE, and prevent me from getting IN.

However - there's some good news.

It's Friday, Hooray! You know what to do - march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

Do you have any big plans for the weekend? We don't, but that's OK.

Nancy - Sunday night is the Survivor finale - don't forget to tape it!

TTFN, have a nice Friday and a nice weekend.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Day 1542 - Thursday, already?

Greetings, Bloggy Nibblers!

Here is one of my most-favorite Savannah photos. Adorable!

It's Friday Eve already, and my car tires still smell like skunk.

Charlie gently suggested 'Why don't you take your car and run it through the car wash?'

I hadn't thought of that. Honestly! I just figured it would wear off 'eventually', and 'eventually' hasn't arrived yet.

The only other news of note is that I bought 2 tops on clearance at Kohls yesterday. I ended up (after the clearance price plus a coupon I had) paying $3.25 each for them, a total savings of $74 from the original price of $40 each.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a bargain - and if you know me, you know that. My nickname for a time was 'Five Bucks', because if it was five bucks or less, I thought it was a DEAL.

Happy Bargain Hunting, Folks!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Day 1541 - Oh where, oh where has WHATEVER gone?

Greetings, Bloggy Grocery Shoppers!

Heather - how's the refrigerator lock working out for you? And what is Savannah doing now that she can't get in there?

I want to say that no matter how much I shop, I run out of at least ONE thing a day.

I went to two grocery stores (Aldi and Publix) Monday after work. I thought we had everything we needed.

Charlie told me that evening that we were about to run out of my super secret coffee blend (it's just Folgers and either Dunkin Donuts or 8 O'Clock French Vanilla mixed in).

I went to the grocery store Tuesday after work. I bought the coffee we needed, and several other things we were ALMOST out of, like lettuce and eggs.

Last night I ran out of Cool Whip. We have been eating apple crisp since Mothers Day (yes, I made some), and the Cool Whip ran out when the apple crisp did. Good timing, eh?

I need to stop SHOPPING, stop EATING, or just allow things to run out and not rush out to restock.

So there. Have a nice Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Day 1540 - Peeee Yew!

Greetings, Thou Most Fragrant Bloggers!

My car smells like a skunk, and has since Mothers Day. Sheesh. I'm so proud.

As a child, Pepe Le Pew's girlfriend (the cat), taught me to speak french, you know. I used to imitate her saying 'Le Mew, Le Meow, Le Mew, Le Meow'.

Charlie was driving my car when we returned home from our walk on Mothers Day. He drove home on some local roads vs. the main drag.

We must have unintentionally driven into a 'skunkage oil slick' as we passed a roadkill, because ever since my tires have smelled like skunk! (expletive deleted)

Charlie requested I park in the DRIVEWAY on Mothers Day, because MY CAR made the WHOLE GARAGE SMELL, and the smell would come into the house whenever we opened the door. (expletive deleted)

When I got home from work yesterday, I said to Charlie 'I forgot to tell anyone at work about my car smelling like a skunk.' Charlie said 'Don't worry. THEY KNOW.'

I am hoping for more rain this week, to try to wash it off. (expletive deleted)

TTFN and I hope your week is coming up roses...

Monday, May 10, 2010


Day 1539 - Guardian Angels?

Greetings, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

Did you have a nice Mothers Day yesterday? I did! We took our walk, saw Iron Man II, and had some goodies here at the house instead of going out. A very nice day!

As seen on a church sign in Franklin - 'Don't drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!'

I told that to Charlie, and he asked me if I'd ever seen a 'Burma Shave' sign.

He quoted 'Angels who guard you when you drive, usually retire at 65. Burma Shave.'

Do you know what that is?

Burma Shave is a brand of shaving cream.

For many years, Burma Shave advertised using witty signs (usually 6), that were posted on roadways, spaced so that you could read each piece of the sign as you drove by.

That's all I need to say, Wikipedia has all the information you could want to know about it, and more!

TTFN and have a nice Monday!

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Day 1538 - Happy Mothers Day!

Mothers Day Greetings to all Mothers, Stepmothers, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, and Surrogate Mothers!

Oh - that includes me, doesn't it?

Here's a few 'Mom' memories. Thank you, Mom - you're the greatest!

Mom used to hang the sheets outside in the sun to dry, and make the bed with the fresh sheets right when we went to bed. No fabric softener can compete with the wonderful smell of those sheets.

Mom makes the best homemade bread EVER. Mom makes the best stuffing EVER. Mom makes the best chicken pie EVER.

No, I just can't include tuna casserole or macaroni and tomato, our household staples.

If we were horribly rotten, mean and ugly children, Mom would say 'Go outside and kick a tree'. I don't think we ever did - we just beat up on each other instead.

Thank you, Mom, for allowing us to grow up without sending us to boarding school.

Changing subjects...

Charlie and I might go see 'Iron Man II' this afternoon, and we might go for a walk, and we might go out to eat. Sounds like a plan, eh?

Happy Mothers Day!

Saturday, May 08, 2010


Day 1537 - Mothers Day Minus 1

Greetings, Bloggy Mothers Day Planners!

Here is another of my favorite photos of Savi - how sweet is THAT?

Heather - we need more photos of Savi on Flickr, please... (hint hint hint)

I heard a couple of people talking at work about Mothers Day plans.

Some men with small children are doing special things for their wives.

Some are worrying about what they will get for their wives for Sunday.

If you haven't gotten a card into the mail yet - now's the time.

TTFN and have a great Saturday!

Friday, May 07, 2010


Day 1536 - Minute-Stroni Soup!

Greetings, Bloggy TGIFers!

It's Friday, Hooray!

You know what to do - march in a circle chanting 'Fri-day! Fri-day! Fri-day!'

Here's an adorable photo of a younger Savannah with Uncle Evan. Look at that grin! She loves her uncle.

I 'invented' Minute-Stroni soup last night.

I was in a pinch to use up some leftovers in the fridge, and mixed together homemade chicken vegetable soup, and homemade chili.

I kid you not, it tasted just like Minestrone! It was actually GOOD. I served it with some shredded cheddar cheese on top, and crackers on the side. Go figure.

So - in a pinch - if you've got chicken soup, vegetables, and chili - you've got Minute-Stroni!

Have a great weekend, and hopefully there won't be any natural or unnatural disasters. ;-)

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Day 1535 - Waters Edge is UnderWater

Greetings, Bloggy Buffet Lovers!

The family had reservations at the Waters Edge Marketplace at the Opryland Hotel for Mothers Day Brunch this coming Sunday. Boo hoo!

The Waters Edge Buffet is no longer at the Waters Edge, obviously. What a shame!

I did some research on the web and found this description of what we WOULD have enjoyed...

The restaurant features five 'chef-action stations' serving up cuisine with a variety of global influences.

Patrons can chat with the chefs and ask questions while the food is being prepared.

Diners sit under cafe umbrellas amid the atrium gardens and along the indoor Delta River, and they get a close-up view of the colorful fountain show.

Sounds like it would have been just scrumptious, even without a description of the DESSERTS!

Have a nice Thursday, everyone, and if you can, make alternate Mothers Day Brunch reservations!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Day 1534 - From Fab to Flooded in a Weekend

Greetings, Bloggy Flood Followers!

This first photo is from News 2, WKRN, of the flooding inside the Opryland hotel.

If you have been here - you will recognize it as the revolving bar from the Cascades section. See all the chairs floating?

This second photo was taken by me of the same area, back in 2004.

There is a larger restaurant close by in the Cascades, where I always order the crab soup. My mother, aunts, and friends have dined there many times.

See all the gorgeous (and LIVE) plants everywhere? I can't imagine the devastation that the atrium areas have experienced from the flooding.

I hope they can restore and rebuild the beautiful environment there, and I hope they still have the crab soup when they reopen!

Many schools are still closed, and the extent of the damage is not even known yet.

By the way - it is Cinco de Mayo, and if you celebrate, be careful!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Day 1533 - Egg-stra, Egg-stra, Read All About It!

Greetings, Bloggy Yolksters!

This carton of eggs is a mixture of farm fresh eggs from a variety of chickens.

They are all different colors, including a very light blue - my favorite!

So why am I talking about EGGS when I should be talking about the flooding here in Tennessee?

Because I had some photos of these lovely farm fresh eggs on my camera, and they got mixed in with my flood photos, that's why.

Some links to local news and newspapers to read about the flooding and see photos:

Be safe and have a nice Tuesday!

Monday, May 03, 2010


Day 1532 - Get 'areal' wit your bad self...

Greetings, Monday Morning Blah-gers!

I noticed the weather warnings said 'Areal Flood Warning' and 'Areal Flood Advisory' yesterday.

I thought it was a misspelling, until Charlie said one of the meterologists also mentioned that it was 'a real' term.

The ad-libbing news staff talked ALL DAY LONG yesterday, and you could tell they were getting tired. Sometimes they said things like 'cars with water over their heads', and 'well, it's ALL bad', and lots of other things I can't remember. It was painful.

Turns out it means general flooding over a wide area, but it was pretty hard to find when Charlie was looking for a definition.

We made it through the flood without losing the bee hives - only by an inch or two! The flood waters were almost up to the bottom of the hives, it is a miracle the moving water didn't knock them off their platforms.

You can see the white bee hives in the photo, and the water at their bases? Can you see them? Charlie is going to move them to higher ground at some point, that was TOO CLOSE!

Most schools are going to be closed today, and some have flood damage. I am hoping the roads I need to be on today will be dry.

Be careful and stay dry, everyone! Lots of sunny weather coming up!

Sunday, May 02, 2010


Day 1531 Part II - There's a FLOOD in my YARD

This picture was taken around 4pm today.

The barn lot is under water, and the water is almost up to the bottom of the bee hives...

From earlier today...

Here are a couple of grainy pictures (because it is still raining) of the yard and the overflowing creek!

Those are Charlies archery targets in the water, not real animals.

We are worried about Charlie's bee hives, that are IN standing in the water of the overflowing creek.

Fingers crossed!

I don't know if you can tell, but the water is coming THROUGH the center of the barn and washing out hay and stuff inside.


Day 1531 - What? Sunday Already?

Greetings, Blogregation!

As seen on a church sign: 'Even the mighty oak was once just a nut who stood his ground!'

Here's a great picture of Savannah with a birthday dress on that Aunt Nancy gave her, PLUS a ballerina skirt on over the dress. Too cute!

It poured and poured yesterday so I missed water aerobics (the clouds were doing water aerobics though).

I did manage to get the kitchen and bathroom floor washed, and I dusted the den, JUST IN CASE we have some visitors next weekend!

Fingers crossed that Charlie and I can get to the pool today for VOLUNTARY swimmage, without drowning from rain and flooded streets.

TTFN and have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, May 01, 2010


Day 1530 - May Day! May Day!

Greetings, Bloggy Calendar Changers!

It's the Merry merry month of May...

Maybe stroll through the park one day.

First - the good news.

Dance around the Maypole singing 'May Day! May Day!' if you have a Maypole.

Does anyone have a maypole anymore?

See what Wikipedia says about Maypole dancing...

Okay - enough of the good news.

Now, yell 'May Day! May Day!' for the oil spill in the Gulf.

That is really worrying me, and it feels like everyone is just waiting for it to hit before freaking out about it.

If that stuff hits the Gulf beaches and/or kills the fish and shrimp and other wildlife, that will be just terrible.

Don't forget to change your calendar - I changed mine when I left work yesterday.

Don't forget to pay your bills, and check to see if you got your tax refund yet.

TTFN and have a nice weekend!

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