Thursday, May 26, 2011

Not in a Long TIme

I did something today I haven't done in a long time....

I drew something. 

I drew it while I ate lunch and then added the hues in Photoshop tonight.

I should do that more often.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Say What?

I'm getting a much needed haircut today. 

 What are you up to the weekend?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Two Sagas and a Belly Laugh

Have you seen this?

PBS describes Series I as a " story of a love polygon that shifts like a kaleidoscope."

Watch'll want more. Series II is available as well. It takes up the story with a new generation of Forsytes.

When you're done and you find you crave more drama watch Downton Abbey.

It will leave you wanting more as well. Never fear, a second series is in the making.

When you've finished both of these great stories, but find you are in need of lighter fair....try this.

You'll laugh.

You'll be hooked. 

Monday, May 16, 2011


The word of the day from Merriam Webster is......


1 :
sticky, viscid
2 :
of, relating to, full of, or secreting mucilage
Example:  The snail leaves a mucilaginous trail as it slides along the leaves and branches.

Recently, I told Elijah about, during the summer, I used to walk outside at night and accidentally step on them in the dark. I made a face and said they were yucky. He thought that was funny and has repeated it to his mother more than once.  "Slugs, Gaga, yucky."  (I'm Gaga...his name for me) That's how he talks. He gets right to the point. 

Once you step on a slug, you'll never forget the slimy goo that's left behind. I'm not the only one who's had to deal with cleansing a foot of squashed slug am I? (rubbing the afflicted foot repeatedly in wet grass is the preferred method of getting it off) If you've ever done it, you'll know that they are certainly mucilaginous!

Or you could wear shoes and never have to worry about having a slug crossing your path....that is as long as it isn't a human type are no protection against that variety.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Food for the Soul

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.  ~Heinrich Heine

The oak leave hydrangeas are in full bloom here. Summer is approaching too fast.
I want Spring to last longer!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Random Photo Day

I think it's time for another random photo here goes....

 Our shared Mother's Day

 Lovely patina

 Can you see the big Piggly Wiggly head in the window?

 Never seen one of these air beer bottle.

Easter afternoon.... my parents with 7 of their 15 great grandchildren.

 Old Town Montgomery, Alabama


Peach water tower in Clanton, Alabama

Bonus....linens on a of my favorite sights!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Rachel and I are off on a Mother's Day celebration of one another this afternoon....we're treating ourselves to lunch and a girl movie. 

Happy Day to all of you mothers out there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This morning on the way to work, I came over the hill and saw this
....had to smile
....and turn around
to take a picture for you!

Monday, May 2, 2011


My son and his family returned home today. Power was restored to their corner of the world, so they packed up and headed up the interstate late this afternoon. It was fun having them here even if the circumstances weren't optimum.

I had no idea how many communities were hit by tornadoes on the 27th. Slowly, the news has trickled in. Everyone has seen the devastation in Tuscaloosa, but there are so many other places that were hit hard as well.  

We were blessed. None of our friends or family were lost in the storm, but so many others were affected.  It's amazing to see the way people pull together in times of trouble. People giving of their time and money and know how.

I'm so proud of my community. Alabamians are amazing.