Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Have a "seat" for this week's theme . . .

Carmi has asked us to show our seat's :) . . .

....down by the sea
where sea horses play . . .

or sit and ponder . . . 

The world and its wonder . . .
Or just show off your seat ...
...if it is a cute one!
Thematic Photo Themes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Theme Post: Treedom

I about missed another week's challenge at at Carmy's site.
Trees is the theme, and I always have tree pictures.
South Georgia has some great choices:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Last Year For Easter . . .

Last year at this time, we had two teenagers and two young adults living with us. It was a stressful time.  Once kids live on their own, it can never be the same to return home. In some ways they wish to settle right back in where they were before. In other ways they want the freedom that independence brings. The two clash.

Last year at this time, we were right at a year of this living arrangement.

Last year at this time, Will had been asking the grown children, asking for about 6 months, to be up by noon. Feet on the floor no later than 12:00.

Last year at Easter, we were awoken at 4:30 a.m. by one of said children coming in. "Up from the grave He arose," was not exactly oozing from us at that time. 

While still awake, hubs presented me with an earlier then intended Easter present: An Air Horn!!

A needed chuckle before crawling back in bed to try to get a few more hours sleep.

The air horns intended use was for an alarm if adult children remained in bed after 12.  Which they did. More than once.  More than twice. More than three times.

Our neighbors to the north, who are enjoying retirement, got a chuckle each time they heard the horn sound. 

Life has changed since then. Traveler now lives in Philly and Ocho has moved a mile away to live with his mom again. 

The air horn was a funny story for all who were not having it blown at them.

A funny thing happened last night. As I was watching  Nick at Night, a Walmart commercial came on. One I have not seen before .... Well, just watch this Walmart commercial


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

4 Snakes Not To Like

At a family lunch, we were sharing our first snake of the season story from the day before. As we were cleaning up, something moved quickly through the grass in front of me, and after a small shreak, I followed the slithery creature. It was just a garden snake, but I wanted to keep an eye on the direction he headed, so as not to startle him, or me, again.

At this point my brother in law interjected: "There are only 4 kind of snakes I don't like"

Live Snakes
Dead Snakes
Rubber Snakes
Sticks that look like Snakes

Friday, April 8, 2011

And The Beat Goes On . . .

Oh I found the most wonderful blog challenge today. Here are the details:

"And the new challenge is this: Say something nice to and about your partner every day for 30 days. Praise her, encourage him, spotlight her best traits, tell us your favorite things about him. In order for your participation to count, you need to

a) Make your proclamation 100% positive, no BUTS, HOWEVERS, or ON THE OTHER HANDS

b) You can’t ask for anything in return

c) You must make him or her aware of it each day

d) You also have to make sure you make at least one additional person aware of it each day

e) You will need to link up. Click here, to link up or see the other options for participation and all the other sites participating.

Now I found this today, the 9th of April, so I am starting 9 days behind but let’s see what kind of cathing up I can do. I think just list form should do the trick:

Day 1 – He loves me. That sounds so simple but, I KNOW he loves me. I don’t doubt it, so that means he is showing me in many ways. Thus life is good!

Day 2 – My husband knows how to iron and does a much better job than I do.

Day 3 – I loved how he chose to go to every school function (that he could) for his kids. Showing his support for them by sometimes sacrificing time for that instead of something else.

Day 4 - When we first met, it was at church, and he thought I was one of the youth, maybe home for break and thought nothing else of me introducing myself. The next week he saw me with my friend, who he knew, and realized that I was older, and that I might be the person someone had said they wanted him to meet. He approached, made second introductions and went our way while interest stirred. The third encounter, resulted in an invitation for a date.

Day 5 – A few weeks ago, while making our way to the front of the church for communion, his cell phone rang. Louldy. My immediate result was to take two steps away and disassociate myself from the ringing gadget, which was attached to him. You know, he was not offended in the least – he forgave me what could be considered a little bit of betrayal :)

Day 6 – Hubs, traditionally, thinks dogs should be outside pets. I am the opposite. So when we added to our household our four legged furry friend, she started as an outside dog. I loved how hubs did not negatively react when he would come in and find her visiting me inside. And then when she tore her ACL, she instantly became an inside dog without any hesitation and has thus remained.

Day7 – I love that he wears button up shirts and has no reservation to don a tie.

Day 8 – I love how he still wants to sit by me on the couch and watch TV

Day 9 - He ironed shirts while I watched Extreme Couponing, when he and The Man would really have rather of been watching something on History or Discovery.

And for good measure. . . .

Day 10 – As we were going to the beach recently, finding a decent radio station was difficult. We finally found a tolerable one. The Man was with us and we continued chatting while songs were playing. As one song began – he hushed The Man because “you gotta be quite, your mom likes his voice.” Yes, he knows I like George Straits voice and does not hold it against me or get jealous of it – just lets me enjoy!

I did it! I did it! Actually, he did it….