Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thank you.....



.........to all the men and women who are serving or have served our country......

Enjoy

Friday, May 28, 2010

Can You See It........

...here it comes....!!

Come on guys!!......take a look...!!


Can you see it..??!!....i think it's almost here..!!


Yep!....that's it........THE WEEKEND...!!!!!!

Doesn't Misskitty look like she thinking....."Dumb Dogs!......??

Will not be around for the weekend .......Soooooooo....

Enjoy


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Company.....

......I know the picture only has two....but...all five of last years deer are back!!
The two does and the three fawns seem to have made it through the winter just fine.....
We caught glimpses of them plowing thru the snow and kept feed on hand for them...
If was a hit and miss kind'a deal .... with all the bad weather we had this pass winter..
However.....they came creeping out of the woods Tuesday evening in full force with appetites set on high ....
Welcome Home Girls!!
Enjoy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Is this Tuesday......

....yes...yes.. this is Tuesday....and look at this cute award i received yesterday from my new friend - Inger over at http://desertcanyonliving.blogspot.com
That's Swedish by the way and translates to "Garden of the Northern Lights"...
Inger received it from her good friend in Sweden....Gunilla -
Check these ladies out!!
Talk about "World-Wide".... California to Sweden to North Carolina!!
When unexpected delightful things like this happen to me......bloggerville reminds me that we are a vast community dealing with the same issues.... supporting each other....sisters and brothers.....good friends......confidants.....sharers of laughter and tears....
In other words...."A Family"
Love you guys!!!
Enjoy

Monday, May 24, 2010

FOG.......

...seems to be the word for the day....
Another misty....moist.....foggy day in the high country..
Be careful out there.....and enjoy your Monday....

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

What's wrong......

....with this picture...??!!
Well...the picture of me taking a self-portrait in the side mirror of the little black truck has nothing to do with today's post...but....we all have this shot ...somewhere....in the archives, so i decided to finally use it....
OK....here's today's confusion....
Charlotte-Mechlenburg 4th graders scored number one in the nation in reading.....yeah!!
Charlotte-Mechlenburg is losing 600 teaching positions, 200 support staff and closing or shortening hours in over half of their libraries......
Can you see my confusion..??
It's sorta like the picture.....things are really backward...
Enjoy

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Is this Thursday......

OK........i'm sitting here trying to think of something to blog about......
I could write about my container garden......nahhhhh
I could write about the fur babies.....nahhhhh
I could write about the weather......nahhhhh
I could do a "Thankful Thursday" post....nahhhh
I could write about my super terrific job......nahhhh
I could write about the "smell" of having the logs on the cabin re-stained....nahhhhh
I could write about the parental units or the male child and his ecosystem......nope!!
Instead i'm gonna be a SNOB...
What!....you say...!!
Yes...i'm gonna have a Thursday Tantrum and be a SNOB...
SNOB is a grassroots group i read about on the internet......and it stands for...
S.end N.o O.ne B.ack
It's main purpose is to vote all the dead meat out of government.
That's all those Senators and Congressmen who have been sitting on their duffs.....collecting hugh benefits and checks.....doing nothing for the people who put them there.....bowing to big business, special interest groups and lobbyist....
Beware......look behind you......the SNOBs are out to get you.....!!
Don't ya love the name....SNOB.....i always wanted to be a SNOB.....
Here's my chance....!!
Enjoy

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Few Words Wednesday......


....Thanks for the picture...male child......

Enjoy

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Even in the Rain....

Thank the Good Lord for day lillies......they just keep on smiling.....even in the rain...

The forecast for the rest of the week looks like this:

  • Tuesday - Rain and Fog
  • Wednesday - Rain ...but clearing a little
  • Thursday - Clearing with late afternoon...RAIN
  • Friday - RAIN and cooler
  • Saturday - RAIN and more RAIN
  • Sunday - RAIN and Thunder Storms

Please send dry clothes and towels...

I'm starting to mold up here!!!

Enjoy

Monday, May 17, 2010

I Wish.......

...this morning looked like the morning in the picture....
Instead we've got rain....rain....and more rain....fog....dampness.....wind and flash flood warnings..
Even the birds are depressed....!!
Speaking of birds....the starlings that built their nest in the rafters of the cabin have hatched....
OMGoodness....there must be twenty of them....!!
Never heard so much twittering!!
Mom and Dad starling are constantly on the hunt for breakfast.....lunch....and dinner....
I love baby birds ....but i'll be glad when these guys leave the nest.....
Enjoy

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ughhhhhh........


This is what i woke up to this morning......ugh....

However....since i've spent the last few days in an allergy-pollen-induced-asmathic haze....
Breathing is find....but i get short of breath very quickly and have no energy........
Got home from the grocery yesterday......plopped on the sofa like a spud and that's where i stayed until bedtime.......ohhhhhhh....i hate when i get like this......it's not me!!

That about sums up my out look at the moment....


Hi..!!! ........ Parental Units.......i know your up there somewhere....!!

Enjoy

Friday, May 14, 2010

The "Glam" Shots.......

...there's the sex-kitten soaking up the sun pose...

....there's the pesky-not-so-innocent girl next door....know everything
pose...


and that "oh-so-sad" i'm not really a bad boy look....

TGIF

Enjoy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who needs.........

.....watch dogs...
When you've got a six pound lioness..


..on patrol 24/7....!!

Thanks....male child for more great pictures...
Enjoy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another News Flash.......

....the morning DJ"s are claiming that today is.....
"National Day of Guilt and Remorse"
Sooooo....what better day to post pictures of the container garden..
Yes bloggers.....the Farmer's Almanac...said to wait until after the second weekend in May to plant in the dirt...

OK....we waited until Monday evening and then broke out the gardening equipment...

This year we're trying 10 gallons tubs (icing buckets that i get from the bakery at the local food store) to see if more growing room will produce more veggies....

We've got a zucchini.... a bell pepper.....four tomatoes and i repotted Sarah, the apple tree....They're all in good potting soil.....surrounded by metal cages.... i'm gonn'a give them a dose of Miracle Grow....

And hopefully this year...i won't be feeling the "Guilt and Remorse" of killing off another years worth of plants....

Oh Yeah!!!......did you notice the new cement patio...??!!

It's under the front porch and i LOVE it.......helps keep that wonderful fine-red-turns into mud North Carolina dirt out of the house....

Enjoy

ps......in case your wondering ........ kitty litter bucket did not come from the bakery.....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Psssssst......

.....did you know that today is....
"National Eat Anything You Want Day"
It's true...!.....i heard it on the radio this morning,,,,,and we all know we can believe everything we hear on the radio and TV...!!
Personally....i feel the word..."diet"....should be eliminated from my vocabulary....after all it is a "four letter" word ......like.....cook....work.... and.....worm...!
Well.....i'm rambling cause it's raining and dismal ..... and not much going on....
So...eat anything you want and enjoy..

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just a few......

......Of the Happy little blossoms...on the way to work....

I'd love to gather a bunch and decorate my desk....

There's nothing better than wildflowers..!!

Happy Monday...!!

Enjoy

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day........


.....to all the moms in my life and yours.....!

Enjoy

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yep......


....this is what's happening at our house today.....

And this afternoon.....after lunch at the new BBQ place....we'll be planting that container garden...

Got 4 tomatoes....one pepper......and a cucumber....

Hope they are hardy......with brown thumb me as their caretaker.....hummmm....

Maybe i can teach the dogs to turn on the hose and water them....hummmmmm!

Enjoy

Friday, May 7, 2010

What are the odds......



......This is Jack and Sherry.....
Jack has a blog named "Shipslog" which i read daily...

A few days ago...he mentioned (on his blog) touring northwest NC to visit state parks....
I work at a state park...
What are the odds.....??!!
Yesterday......into the parking lot, drove a van with FL plates...
(anytime i see FL plates i make a point to ask where in FL they are from)
But.....then i noticed the "HAT"....
Is that Jack...?....then i recognized Sherry from all the pictures on his blog...
When they entered the Visitor Center, i immediately asked "where in FL are you from?"
Then i had to ask....."Are you Jack?"
Yes!!..... and this is Sherry and these are our friends, Don & Evelyn.....
Well bloggers it was like old home week.......we all talked and talked and talked....visited and Jack gave my co-worker Barbara and i autographed copies of two of his books...!!
Whoa Mama.!!........two of the greatest couples i've ever had the pleasure of meeting...
They truly love, laugh and enjoy life...!!
Come back soon ....Jack & Sherry.....Don & Evelyn.....
Come and camp with us ....up here in the high country.....come soak up the peace of the tree fields and the New River...
It's almost Heaven....
Enjoy
ps......Jack, had to borrow the picture from your blogsite.....Barbara and i both forgot to take pictures.....hope it's OK

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Wait.......

It's a game .....i know it's a game.....
It's the game that Miss Kitty plays everyday..
The game where she pretends not to look at the bird feeder ....in hopes that an unsuspecting sparrow or finch will fly within catching range.....

Then with the force and might of the cat kingdom she can strike.....

Feathers will fly and she can present her catch to the master of her universe.....

.....The Male Child.....

He just "loves" these little gifts and is soooo glad the birds are wise to Kitty's little game..

Enjoy

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It's Lost.......

...My quilting mojo.....!!
It's been lost for almost 5 weeks.....yikes!!
Yesterday was the first time ...in forever...i ventured into the sewing room...
OMG!!!!
What a mess......five project scattered around.......books, patterns, and junk laying on my cutting board......sewing machine with the repair tag still attached..... and the cat napping in the middle...
Not a pretty sight!
Well....i fussed and fumed....and cleaned.....and organized.....and actually got 2 blocks done for the two memory quilts that i still need to finish.....Oui...!!
Seems like...since i returned to work.....reading has become my pass time of choice....
maybe it's because i can loose myself in another universe.....
One where there's no hurry to get home and cook dinner....laundry to fit in the hours between fixing dinner and bed.....no problems of top security levels to solve.....no visitors to keep happy.... no phones to answer......no e-mails to return......no information to research....a universe where i have NO responsibilities....
Ever feel like Jack on 24...??
Anyhoo.......time to stop whinning......i love my life ....i really do...!
Just need to find my mojo....!!
Enjoy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sorry......


....about yesterday...

The high winds and weather conditions, scrambled the signals to the router.....
which knocked the computers off-line....which is where they stayed for most of the day....!!

But....the rain is gone .....the winds have died-down....and the computers are back on-line.....

Which has made the male members of the household verrrryyyyyy happy..



And Yes....!!!

The hummers are back..!!

How'bout that Carolina Blue Sky....??!!

Enjoy

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another.......

....beautiful day in the high country.....!!
Thanks Google Images for the photo of the NC mountain sunrise...you saved me from being late for work........this is almost what it looked like outside the little cabin in the twelve acre wood this AM.....
Enjoy

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Come visit the park........

....the weather and water are great!!!

Get out and enjoy...