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The Shadow of Your Smile....

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Along the coast, near the jetty where Bud and I frequently walk out 'to sea' birds -they seem to flock here. This one particular sunny, but very windy day, several weeks ago... a grackle was busy collecting and searching for more food stuffs...the sunlight created a great shadow of him, tho the photo is a bit blurred because of the movement...all factors from the water, me trying to remain steady in the wind, and the bird bouncing around from here to there. So, I apologize for the quality of the picture. Sunday Shadow Shot Meme Link found on sidebar SUNDAY'S SUMMARY Not much going on in our household this week. Same ol' same ol'!! About all that got done was a small amount of crocheting time, keeping up with the watering to stave off having dead plants from the drought conditions, laundry...just regular household chores. It's been a lazy week. We did drive out to the beaches before the county closed all access roads for the 'impending&#

Two is company....three's a crowd - AKA - Christmas in July

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As for the Tropical Storm, "DON"...we here in Corpus, got nary a drop of rain. Hardly a breeze...very sultry and overcast. That's the whole extent of our day yesterday and this morning!!! He decided to make landfall over Brownsville, Texas. And of course, that makes us more 'brown' than Brownsville, which will be more "GREEN" in a day or two. But, it's my understanding...according to the Nat'l Weather Channel...the rains petered out THERE too. He just completely fizzled out in the end. Figures. Typical male. [kidding] Now, it'll be a day for us getting things back outdoors that we stored in the garage. Y'know...those kinda things that would've been dangerous projectiles in storms?!! Ya, those things. Linked CAMERA CRITTER MEME BUTTON found on sidebar WEEKEND FUNNIES Company Holiday Party FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees RE: Christmas Party DATE: December 1 RE:

Books...worms...reading...and such

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In a spy novel I had just read, the hero hid a letter in a particular statue in Washington, D.C. Since I was in that city at the time, on a whim, I decided to see if the statue really contained the small niche the author had described. To my great surprise, it did -- and a cellophane-wrapped letter was inside. After a moment's hesitation, I pulled out the letter, opened it, and burst into laughter. An unidentified reader had penned, " Good book, wasn't it? " [joke] BOOK BLURB This is the 'book cover' from the week's posted photo. Upon viewing this, the challenge for this meme is to write a blurb [the inside cover flap] that will entice the reader to drop down their VISA on the counter and purchase the book and enjoying it. It's to be either fiction or non-fiction. For all the rules, just click the button above; then, participate!! Here goes--- book title: *:*:COVER GIRL:*:*: Tracé had outward beauty, figure, money, and...phony frie

Nor-r-r-r-r-r-m!!!!!

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Match photos to lyrics...that's what the meme is all about--- [I hope you have your speakers on....LOL] Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same You wanna be where everybody knows Your name. You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knows your name. - - - Full Lyrics never actually aired Making your way in the world today Takes everything you've got; Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? All those night when you've got no lights, The check is in the mail; And your little angel Hung the cat up by it's tail; And your third fiance didn't show; Sometimes you want to go Where eve

We interupt this blog....for a rerun [kinda]

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Several months ago, I posted a little ditty on the 'local' lighthouse that you can faintly see in the distance from the ship's channel that allows ships to enter the area to arrive at Corpus Christi Harbor. Well, one day when we were strolling the beaches in that area, I glanced across the channel and spotted the light tower and tried to get a decent photo of the lighthouse from that far distance. Little known to me, there is a spot in Port Aransas, behind their marina and near the backside of a local restaurant on the channel...the view to the lighthouse is better and somewhat 'closer'. Tho, the day we were there, I wasn't armed with my good digital with the powerful zoom lens...only the cellphone. But I took photos anyway. Look closely, in the distance...you will be able to see a different angle than what I posted at the link above in bold. The lighthouse, over the channel waters, behind the restaurant here...still stands after being activated in 1857 b

Salty Dogs and Dolphins

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RUBY TUESDAY Port Aransas, Texas Salty Dog Saloon Ruby Tuesday's RUBY SUNGLASSES... PICSTORY TUESDAY This week's theme for Picstory Tuesday is " BLUE " As some followers and frequent blogging visitors come by, well...y'all know that I have a small collection of blown glass dolphins. Bud and I made a special shelving unit [shaped a bit like a lighthouse for the dining room's nautical themed decor] of which I posted about here at THIS LINK some time ago. A few weeks back, during the Shrimporee in Port Aransas/Aransas Pass, Texas, we decided to just walk the main street of Port A instead, and go into some of the curio shops along the way. I found a couple of glass dolphins that are quite unique. In other words, a designed glass that I didn't have yet. Well I do now. They're on a window sill, reflecting as the light of day shines through the window--- meme links for Ruby Tuesday and Picstory Tuesday on my sidebar

On the shore...Seeing Shells situated on seaweed....

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MACRO MONDAY Can you guess what this is? scroll down a bit.... ...a whole coconut shell atop seaweed, washed ashore--- MONDAY MORSELS Note my Monday Morsels is on a separate blog post because of its length. In regards to Congress, the US Government, and the talks of the debt ceiling in recent weeks...you may find it of great value, and interest. But fair warning, it's long. More or less, it's how the government has been spending our monies and still ---well, in order for me to not RANT [trust me, it's not only quite fraudulent in so many ways it too is quite boggling AND shameful] ...I'll just tell you that my post is below this one. Scroll down

Read it....and weep!!!

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With all the hoopla of the Congress' work on the debt ceiling talks, I read this. This article, so I'm told [I actually rec'd this from an email from a family member], is from the Heritage Foundation . It's long, but worth reading so when the election time comes around, you'll be more aware of the crookedness that goes on in our government and vote these people out of office...... It's worth reading if you care about your country and lifestyle!! The federal government made at least $72 billion in improper payments in 2008. Washington spends $92 billion on corporate welfare (excluding TARP) versus $71 billion on homeland security. Washington spends $25 billion annually maintaining unused or vacant federal properties. Government auditors spent the past five years examining all federal programs and found that 22 percent of them -- costing taxpayers a total of $123 billion annually -- fail to show any positive impact on the populations they se

Remember going to the Circus?.....

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...and being a kid, you'd see one of the personnel walking around on stilts? Making themselves taller than anyone around the grounds, including the patrons. Like giants? I remember!!! Of course, I had to have my dad make me stilts, and I worked most of the summer one year, honing the skill of being able to balance myself and walk without creating scabby elbows and knees! LOL Unlike the circus dude, mine had handles [ how did they ever accomplish this without handles?!! ]---I did finally get the 'hang of it all', and I think I could wager any amount that I could still walk on stilts. At least I could pick up the action once again in no time. But now, the fear of broken bones keeps me from trying. Yep, that's my final answer, and I'm sticking to it!!! [CLICK HERE TO JOIN] SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY While walking along the Marina one Sunday morning, early, I saw myself in shadow and it reminded me instantly of the stilt walkers........ SUNDAY'S

Dedication to mom....

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[click HERE to join] THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER ...SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 TODAY!! ... she passed away at 79. Long ago, just after we relocated here in Texas from Arizona, I took a jaunt to one of the plant nurseries here in town. I was taken aback at all the 'cool' yard things they had besides just plants and flowers and trees. Yes, I tend to buy things not needed. I guess that's the American Way [insert wink here]. Well, around the yard fixtures area of the nursery, among the bird baths and yard statues...just above it all, they had wind chimes. There happened to be an air vent blowing at a good clip and the sounds reverberating was a little overwhelming. At first. Then, I spied this creature. Not only were the bamboo 'chimes' making a muted sound, but the bird was bobbing up and down and all around...twisting, turning, ---yep a bobble head heron. I said, "Why not? This'll make Bud shake his head in disbelief that I'd buy s

Stars are Bright...big and bright...deep in the heart of Texas---

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Join by clicking on Book Blurb Button BOOK BLURB This is the 'book cover' from the week's posted photo. Upon viewing this, the challenge for this meme is to write a blurb [the inside cover flap] that will entice the reader to drop down their VISA on the counter and purchase the book and enjoying it. It's to be either fiction or non-fiction. For all the rules, just click the button above; then, participate!! Here goes--- book title: *:*:Eidolon:*:*: [pronounced EYE-doh-lun] You won't find Eidolon on any map; ever. Yet, some have decided to stay and become residents. Travelers can stumble upon it at any given time, at any spot between other towns, on any desolate highway!! Eye witnesses have proclaimed its existence around the country. But, none notice a lane into the Eden. It's been said that it covers acres of land, while others proclaim it is a quaint, small, family spread. There's folklore of markers with "Eidolon -

Do you remember being 18?

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CLICK HERE to Join ... a meme where you match photos to song lyrics Song Video Link Photo credits: all with mouseover captions. I also, revised the lyrics to make it for both women AND men. At a bar down in Dallas an old wo man chimed in, And I thought s he was out of her his head. Just being a young man I just laughed it off When I heard what that old wo man had said. S He said I'll never again turn the young mens ladies heads, Or go running off into the wind. I'm three quarters home from the start to the end. And I wish I was 18 again. I wish I was 18 again. And going where I've never been. But old folks and old oaks Standing tall just pretend. I wish I was 18 again. Now time turns the pages And oh, life goes so fast. The years turn the blond black hair all grey. I talked to some young folks, Hey, they don't understand The words this old wo man's got to say. I wish I was 18 again. And going where I've never been. But old folks and o

The sea...it calls to me.

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Click Wordless Outdoor Wordful Watery to Join THE SAN DIEGO BAY CALIFORNIA Since I did some scanning of travel photos and such from hard copies of photos, I'm gonna post one now and then. During our younger days when we'd travel about three or four times a year, we continually ended up at one of our favorite cities if we headed west. For the two of us, we have a special bonding in this city. So many things have happened throughout our marriage in this city. It just kept calling us back. Not only is the sea a big part, but the Navy base, the Marine Recruiting Station, the wonderful Hotel on Coronado Island, but there is one place that can be rather haunting too. Especially when the sea blows in a heavy fog....the road along the highway to this point of interest and the light house [last time we were there it was operated by the Coast Guard]. The mist and the quietness of the surrounding area with the faint sounds of the Navy and docking