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ACK!!!! All week long I've been really looking forward to the first day of October. Tomorrow, right? Well, ya....duh!!! That means today is the last day of September. It just came to me! It just came to me that since today is September 30th...I have TODAY only to get the car in down to the mechanic/inspector to get the infamous safety sticker for the windshield. Dang.....I just plumb forgot about it. Good thing I noticed that...'cause there is a penalty payment added if I don't get it done by the expiration date. Guess where I'm headed now? It IS 8:30....they should be opened. I hate this....they're always so slow. I'll be sitting around for what'll seem like an eternity! Where's the car keys? I know I left 'em here somewhere!!
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Click either button to Join What's on your computer's wallpaper? I oftentimes change mine with the season. My favorite Springtime wallpaper is titled "outdoor" so I figured this would be a good time to show the photo. This, of course, is a cropped version [smaller in pixel size to load a lot quicker for my blog]. I took this photo several years ago at a lake in our city. Actually, it's a lake in a park! And there is a lot of wildlife making their home here. From ducks to geese to other water fowl. If you look closely in the water you may catch a glimpse of turtles. I love how the lake is surrounded with twisted gnarled willow trees...I think the animals do too. I was lucky that day while out walking the park...I caught a few turtles sunning themselves on a branch outcropping.... - - -<><><>- - - Bud and I finished with decorating the interior of the house last night. Everything that we have is out on display. He is contemplati
My Tuesday Meme post is below this one little note. I added two photos to my Colors of the Wind Photo Blog. If I may say so myself, ....I love how they turned out! CLICK HERE
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For Ruby Tuesday this week, our roses are coming around again for the Autumn show!! During the hot summer months, they bloom, but nothing like when it's Spring and Autumn as the temperatures at night begin to fall lower on the thermometer! Here, the climbing rose [Don Juan Pink] is beginning to bloom again. Off to the left of the blossom you can see it's climbing up the pole of the bird feeder. - - -<><><>- - - PS....I didn't have any time yesterday online other than making my post for Monday. Early, we drove to the beach and spent a couple of hours walking and feeding the sea gulls. I had purchased one of those great big metal cans [with Halloween black cats on it and jack-o-lanterns] filled with three kinds of popcorn. Now, I consumed ALL the caramel popcorn almost in one sitting! But the plain, buttered and the cheese flavored had MSG in the ingredients so I didn't eat any of it [as instructed by my cardiologists]....and I didn
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Just a Monday blog of...stuff... I worked yesterday some, on making graphics design and the html for my new Halloween blog layout which I will be ready to set 'into motion' on the first of October! It's strange this year. No not the blog design [I'm sure some will think it is, but hey...what the heck, it's my blog!], but the 'strange' is...it's almost October already!!! Seems only yesterday it was the first of Summer!! Anywho, I'm sitting at the computer, trying to think of two women's names. I went through the alphabet from A to Z ....mostly going with names that begin with the same letter...like, Hilda and Haley, or Gertie and Gwen, or even Martha and Maude. But being that as I said, from A to Z...I came up with why not just go with an "A" name and then come up with something that is "Z"? Of course, me being an avid viewer of CBS's crime drama, NCIS...it hit me!!! Abby and Ziva [pronounced ZEEvah]. Sure 'no
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Sunday Stealing: A Fall Meme It’s not really fall in [ I assume here is where we add our part of the world...so, Texas. It's not really Fall in Texas ....] until... hurricane season is over. What did you need to do in the waning days of summer for it to feel complete? Go outside, test the temps, feel the brisk Autumn morning air for our coastal area...these are the waning days of summer; and the hot temps won't be back 'til next year, and I can pick up where I left off...making a complete circle around the area; walking. A person I know was wrong for me but about whom I frequently thought after a break-up was... I never had a 'break up' except for a mutual agreement to wait 'til he got back home from serving in Viet Nam....it was more than a break up...it was he was KIA. Still, I've never had a break down either. If you could only attend one major sporting event what would it be? A World Series at the Yankee Stadium--and get Derek Je
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click either button to join Photo Hunt theme: TWISTED I'm always looking, this time of year, for creative pieces for celebrating Halloween. It's almost become a tradition that I make a big pot of chili for Halloween dinner along with crazy bread [a mixture of bread dough, cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers, onion and egg white] where I chop the dough and other ingredients on a chopping board, let it rise as is and then bake it where it browns well and serve the chili, crazy bread, with a tossed salad. Then, for dessert it's usually a hot fudge sundae. For years, I've done this. But this year, it just may be a bit different. "Chili Dogs" are good too. And when at Wal Mart the other day, I saw this magazine cover and it looks like FUN for Halloween. In a TWISTED way!! Mummy Dogs!!----------- And of course, for me, I'll make 'em with Turkey franks...much less fat and the bad cholesterol is mostly non-existent. - - -<><>
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CLICK EITHER BUTTON to join SHOW N TELL Against our south wall in our dining room, we have a signed and numbered print of dolphins in the sea. It was a 'must have' when I saw it. I had Bud make me a sea mist gray stained frame and I cut and made the matting and added sparkles to it as the water sometimes sparkles in the sunlight.... the 2nd photo on top has an outline showing the number of print #273/850. The artist's signature is Randall Scott [he is quite a wonderful marinelife artist!!] A lot can be viewed online. A great talent! A scuba diver, he paints what he finds while diving, mostly.... As dolphins are something I've been interested in for years, and getting a chance of actually touching them [tho the stingray was nearly as silky feeling as the dolphins, I'd much prefer the dolphins!]...I felt a special bond and just wanted this painting so badly. These are the best I could do with the camera for closeups without the flash glare. Can you feel
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Click either button to Join Thursday 13 first... Over the past weekend, I read about Drew Barrymore, a favorite of mine since her quotable line from the movie, E. T. ----"Alligators in the Sewer". She was adorable back then as a child star; she remains "adorable' to me today. But it got me thinking. Just what are the child stars of yesterday doing...how do they look by comparison from 'back then' to now? I dedicate my 13 list to the childhood actors of decades ago. The combined images I made after searching on Google for photos to make this week's composition... [all images have mouseover captions to identify them ---just in case you've lived under a rock all these years----or you'd like to know the 'child' side of the image; the 'circa'. LOL, kidding on the part where you're under a rock!] The first one of course, will be Drew --- 1] 2] 3] 4] 5] 6]
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MY WEDNESDAY meme photo follows below my rant..... I'm a wuss!!! After having nearly 100 degrees each day for the last 3 months or so...I'm freezing my toochie off this morning. And to think, 15 years or so in the bygone days of Colorado living, this would be shorts and shirt sleeve weather!!! Not any more. I need my long johns!! But, in all reality, we got a nice rainstorm yesterday, and it's overcast right now [6AM]...and I WILL enjoy the cool. But I'll need to put my shorts away for the day and get some longer legs...JEANS!! And probably a sweatshirt!! ROFL At least 'til midmorning!! When the ol' temp shows me it's nearing the 80 degree mark. The winds this morning and the dampness from the storms yesterday make it feel like low 60s or even maybe kinda sorta...the high 50s?!!! I AM a wuss!!
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Click either button to Join As Will Smith says in Men in Black.... "This is the best of the best of the best!!" Here we are, lazing on the beach, enjoying the scenery, the sounds, the salt air! We sat up our beach chairs to spend a few hours on the sand while reading our books...taking in some rays, listening to the surf lull us into relaxation...just making the most of the warm sun. After a while, I get up to move around, walk some along the beach. I walk for about half n hour, and turn around to return and read more. As I approach where we parked, ummmmm....I walk up on this guy who looked familiar! Was he snoring? Yes indeedy!!!! So much for the beautiful sea.... And, shhhhhh, he doesn't know I posted this of him. I'll get into so much trou-u-u-u-ble!! Hehehehe. Ask me if I care. If I had a dollar each time I ticked him off with my silly antics, I'd be rich. Rich, I tellya!!! What happens in blogland....STAYS in blogland, right?!! I got y
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Join Here Ahoy, matey!!! If you frequently visit, you know by now that our dining room is normally done in nautical motif/decor [exception for holidays]. For the window covering, I have horizontal Venetian Blinds and then, I've 'swagged' fish net on each side of the window frame. For tiebacks I use the nautical boat glass floats [aka witches balls]...tied in jute. The glass floats have been intertwined in fish netting and shrimpers and sailors superstitions thought they warded off evil spirits on the high seas, keeping danger at bay. Today, as in Celtic history they were used to ward off a witch's evil doings by hanging them at the threshold or near a window opening. I have used two colors, red and green...as in a boat's or ship's navigation safety. Red on the port side...[left] ---someone told me long ago, that port has four letters as does LEFT, this way you can keep it straight in your mind [port vs. starboard]; green is starboard. This is as yo