Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Jen


33 years ago today, my daughter Jennifer was born. She has grown into a loving, kind, and smart woman who I am very proud of. We are gonna go hang out this afternoon, sipping lattes while getting spa manicures and pedicures at her favorite place and being all girlie-girl.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Jen flanked by Mike's girls (Kayla and Karina) right before her wedding to Mike two years ago.

Hippo birdies two ewes
hippo birdies two ewes
hippo birdies deer jennifer dubbaya dot
hippo birdies two ewes
..... and mini s'mores.....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer?


Summer on the Oregon Coast is just around the corner according to the weather doods. I would give ya the temps but my weather station has completely died after many years of service -- a few months ago it quit recording the rainfall totals but still showed indoor and outdoor temps and now nothing. I put in new batteries but still zip, zero, zilch on the screen.

My peony thinks it is spring and is blooming again. This plant has never done an additional bloom after the regular early spring bloom.

The weather doodette on my local news says high clouds are moving in ahead of a week front coming in tomorrow but that this weekend will be sunny, mainly dry, and warmer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Rachel Said

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Rachel Maddow segment from her Wednesday evening The Rachel Maddow Show. She says what should have been said by President Obama -- I agree and wanted to share it with those who may have missed it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ah Monday

Sorry for the lack of posts -- I've been busier than a one armed piccolo player, as an old friend used to say. The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is really a light and not the usual on-coming train.

This was Saturday here at the peaceful retreat on the bay:


This is today -- bands of clouds rolling in ahead of a weak storm that is going to bring in bands of showers for the next couple of days but the rest of the week is supposed to be warm and dry:


Token spent the afternoon at the doggie beauty shop while I was sitting in the lobby of the tire place, getting a new front tire and an appointment for an alignment next week. I hope to get the car down to K&M maybe tomorrow to have the mechanic check out the engine -- its been sucking gas and I need to have her check it out before I start planning road trips. The car did drive a lot better with good rubber -- I had cord showing on the bad tire. The spare on the right front (from last month's flat) was declared a fine tire and when I come in next Monday, they will have looked for a used tire to use as a spare.

Token looks and smells wonderful and is quite dapper looking wearing the black bandanna with bright red heart shaped strawberries, cherries and ladybugs that his groomer put on him. He usually tolerates bandannas for only a short period of time before he tries scratching them off. He seems to like this one and is snoozing away in his bed below the computer table. Bailey cat is her indiferent self, snoozing away in the chair below the window she has proclaimed hers.

Now that I'm home from running errands today, I'm going to enjoy what's left of my day off watching the birds on the bay scurrying to eat what is on the freshly revealed buffet table as the tide goes out -- including this eagle:



Monday, June 07, 2010

Family Affair

Happy birthday to my little sister, Sherry.

Starting 52 years ago this week, I was trying to convince Mom and Dad to take her back to the hospital and leave her there. Glad they chose not to -- in spite of my tears, foot stomping, and the occasional turning over of her crib - preferably when Sherry was in it.

Uh, sorry about that sis.



Mary J Blige -- Family Affair.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010