Thursday...thru...Sunday

It was a busy weekend, but still nothing much got accomplished. There was some celebrating here and there, some driving around, a bit of yard work and all in all time flew all too quickly. Here is a small recap of what we did...

Thursday, our 49th anniversary, we went to Niko's Steakhouse...



...and Mother's Day was a day of quiet celebration!


"and I'm reading that book called "The Genius of Birds" that I blogged a little bit about -- it gives much of the same kind of information about birds -- you'd enjoy it..." Sallie at Full Time Life recently added in her comment to me that this would be an ideal book for me to read...I mentioned it to Bud and he found it at Barnes and Noble .  My mother's day gift from him....


Our lilies are in full bloom...they were gorgeous in the sunlight!!


...a perfect, balmy, day on Sunday.  A good day for a stroll through the park!

...along the boardwalk, a 56 second video I took with my phone:



If you're curious, the mama and chicks breed is Common Gallinule [aka Moorhen]



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...then, there was my all-time favorite baseball player. And he happens to be a retired NY Yankees shortstop! I read over my smartphone of a special tribute commercial composed by Budweiser. You know the old slogan they used long ago..."When You Say Bud-d-d-weiser, You've Said It All"...this commercial is the epitome of the slogan ---



Of course, if you're a fan of baseball [the game was Houston Astros vs. Yankees in a double header on Sunday], I had to wear my Jeter Shirt and we went to a sports bar to watch and celebrate his number being retired...it was a bitter-sweet ceremony. Now my own MLB official shirt will also be retired. Bud thinks I should find a frame for it. Maybe some day...


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  1. Well that sounds perfectly delightful all round. And CoNGRaTuLaTioNS to THe CouPLe, may time treat you well *smiles*

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    1. You always know just what to say to make me feel good Ms. V - Thanks.

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  2. Good morning, Anni! LOVED seeing the picture of you two! I cannot remember when the last time was that I saw you, and don't know if I have ever seen Bud. You two are gorgeous! This is the sweetest picture. Your white lilies are beautiful! I looked the book up, and it does look good. Yes, they may have tiny bird brains, but birds are smart! Especially crows! Another book you would love is "In The Company Of Crows & Ravens". I have never seen a video of Moorhens, only pictures. They are sweet! The Derek Jeter video made me cry at the end. Wonderful and varied post today!

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    1. Thanks so much Ginny!! I'll be sure to check that book out also..."In the Company of Crows".

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  3. Sounds like you had a perfect weekend...happy belated anniversary. And thanks for the shoutout! Glad you have the book and would love to "talk" with you after we both finish it...let me know

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    1. I will begin reading it tonight during my 'before falling asleep' time. I am anxious to start it. Can't wait to hear what you think, I'll let you know, And thanks for the heads-up on the book.

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  4. My friend Julie and her family follow the games all over the country, they take vacation and go to all the games that Jeter plays. they named their lab pup Jeter.. glad you had a nice Mothers day, and this is my first viewing of moorhen chicks. so sweet. good job with the camera. i am a postal service hater for sure, nothing to be done just like all things govt related.

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    1. Jeter's been retired for about 3 yrs. now ... no more games for him. He & his wife, Hannah, are expecting their 1st child any day. CUTE name for a lab!

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  5. Ah, Anni! Congratulations on your anniversary! My favorite photo is the one of you two!
    I'm not really into baseball but I became interested in the Chicago Cubs when the youngest daughter of my sweet favorite neighbor started dating the second baseman. Funny story.....she brought him over to meet us and I looked like a homeless lady on a bad day! Really bad! He is an impressive young man!

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you both. I've also not seen you for ever so long and I've never seen Bud. You two are gorgeous together. Thanks for the lovely mama Moorhen and chicks. They are so agile even from a young age.

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  7. I have to agree with Ginnie about that picture of the two of you. What a wonderful and inspiring post this is, and although I said it once before, congratulations to you two. :-)

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    1. Thanks dear DJ....your words have gone straight to my heart

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  8. Happy Anniversary - what an eventful time with great shots

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  9. Congratulations!
    I enjoyed the Moorhen video
    Have a wonderful week!

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  10. What a nice and interesting post. The picture of you and Bud is delightful. The video of the Moorhen was fine work. I didn't even know there was such a hen. The book about crows and ravens sounds interesting and I'll check it out.

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    1. There are several breeds of gallinules in this area. This one, the moorhen, is most common. Thanks Ms. G

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  11. Happy Anniversary to you both ~ and what a delightful time you had doing what you wanted ~ Gorgeous photography too ~ thanks,

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  12. Happy anniversary. may I say your hubby reminds me of handsome Henry Fonda.

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    1. Someone else told me the very same about henry fonda.
      ...thanks felicia!

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  13. Welcome back.sounds like you had a good time. Love the picture of you and Bud

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  14. A very nice picture of you and Bud. Glad you had a peaceful week-end for Mother's Day.

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  15. Hi Anni, Happy Anniversary - such a cute photo of you two! Happy Mother's Day, too - looks like you got a very thoughtful and perfect gift. Love the Moorhen family. Those little chicks are precious. I hate when your favorite player retires....Boo-hoo! :( At least you have the shirt!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Yep, at least I have his shirt. But then again, if he were to walk by me on the street, I'm sure I'd say "Bud who?" lol [kidding]

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  16. Happy Anniversary Anni and Bud! I love that pic of the two of you. Glad you had a nice weekend.

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  17. What a lovely shot of the two of you. Wishing you many more happy years ahead.

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  18. Hello Anni, happy anniversary! I wish you many more happy years. Great shot of you and Bud! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Eileen...you've been missed. Hope it's just computer woes.

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  19. A great picture of the two of you!!

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  20. Hi Anni, Lovely photo of the two of you on your anniversary! Congrats to you. Sounds like a nice Mother's Day, as well. The book was a thoughtful gift and I do love your lillies in bloom. I am happy you had a nice day for a walk - the video was fun to see. Have a blessed evening.

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  21. Looks as if you had a great weekend. Loving the pics!

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  22. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!!!! ....I enjoyed the video as it is not a bird I have seen...Michelle

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