Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bucket Garden


My Bucket Garden
July 2008

This was my little garden last summer.
"Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!"
Yes, it was strange a bit unorthodox and perhaps
(Shh! I'm whispering) "a little bit tacky,"but nonetheless it was my experiment and given daily doses of water from
ye old water hose, it in return gave
me these. . .

Beautiful, vine ripe, red tomatoes,
which looked like this.
Half of my yield looked like this.

Darn birds!
They were consistent, sneaking into my
Bucket domain and literally "enjoying
the fruit of my labor". Not to be
outdone I tied streamers to the fence
so they would blow in the wind and
frighten the feathery bandits away.
The streamers blew,
but the pesky birds continued
their heist.

Not to be outdone I dug deep into
my Fall storage and brought out a
Halloween Scarecrow and placed
it in the middle of the group of
buckets. . .But the birds persevered
as the Scarecrow looked on.

Then. . .
One evening as I peered from my window,
this is what I saw -
I had been
out-witted, out-played, and out-lasted
by a "wascally wabbit"!

* * * * * * * * * * *
Update:  Let the record show I did not plant a
garden of any type this year.
The rabbits won.
I'll be buying my produce from the
Farmers Market.
Wonder how the Farmers keep the
rabbits out of their Garden?????

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I rock!

Please don't hate me 'cause "I Rock"!
They tell me this is how the elite lived
way back when.
I think I could get used to this.

Me, along with 6 of my GF's
took a day trip to
Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
today to see this old
Plantation home,
which dates back to 1830.

Sweet Mr. Charles demonstrating
(the forerunner of today's ceiling fan)

There was so much to see,
so much I wanted to show you
but alas,
my camera died.

Where was this guy when I needed him?!

~ This blog post has been brought to you by the letter
"H"; for HOT.
When you take 7 menopausal women
out in the sunshine of a 95 degree day
you get a lot of  "HOT" mama's.

Beautiful home.
Beautiful furniture.
Beautiful day.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"little something"

"It was the best of times
it was the worst of times. . ."

Today I was thinking. . .
( REALLY, I was)
Sometimes it is the smallest of things
that make us happy.

No one in my family likes Orange Sherbert
except for me.
I have my own container
that I microwave till the top is
soft & creamy,
just the way I like it.
*This makes me happy.*

I also have my own jar of peanut butter.
This is my fav.o.rite.
(Husband has his Crunchy;
Princess has her Creamy.)
I prefer the reduced Fat type.
Because it's totally mine I can
stick my finger into the jar
and get a big blob of  PB
sans a utensil.
I can also "double dip"!
*This makes me happy.*

What "little something"makes you happy?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Simple Pleasure

72 degrees,
a good book,
and a park bench in the shade.
*Simple Pleasure*

What was your pleasure today?

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Many of you visited my daughter's Blog
the other day to cheer her up.

Happy Birthday Gracie!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


We went to the local Greek Festival this weekend. . .
Greek people love to dance
and wave white handkerchef's
in the air. . .

Music.  Dancing.

Beautiful costumes.

Greek wine and Bahklava!
Be still my heart.

After the wine everyone loves to dance.
(Yep.  That's me wearing blue and
standing in front of the pastry sign.)

My favorite Guy
buying a Gyro.

Have you ever eaten a Gyro?
This was my first.
Think "funny soft taco with a dollop
of sour cream seasoned w/Dill".
There was a bit of paper thin sliced beef
in the mix of lettuce & tomatoes.
I was surprised at how good it was.

The back of the Greek Orthodox Church.
I'm part Greek, but don't go to this type of church.
Greeks & non-Greeks can attend the church.

The Priest explained the church beliefs
and symbolism.
Very interesting.
He also said their Sunday service
lasted 3 hours and that everyone
stood during the entire service.

Princess wants me to note
that the Greek guys (background) working
the food stands were "cute".
So noted.

It was a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Opportunity to "Pay it Forward"

Here's an opportunity to "pay it forward"
by sharing some encouragement
with a friend of mine
who's got a bad case of the blues today. 
(yes, it's my daughter!) 

Please drop by her blog HERE
and share a few words of encouragement
with her.
Words are powerful
and this can be your
"Good Deed" of the day.
(plus you can see a photo of
my youngest Granddoll!)

Thank you for doing this!!
May you be blessed for your kindness!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Look closely.
Do you see the SNAKE?

I hate spiders, wasps, and mice,
but I don't scream and go crazy
if I see one.
Can't say the same about this snake I saw slithering across our patio.
Still, I had to get a photo before my
shaking in his Flip Flops brave husband took a shovel to him.

I faced my fear
and with camera in hand
I took this photo for YOU.
Then I screamed and did a little dance
as I ran back into the house.


In my hurry I hit my knee
on the patio bench.


A Blogger's gotta do
what a Blogger's gotta do.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Laughing Ovaries

This would make my ovaries LOL
(if I still had any).
Doncha love it???!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

a little giggle

Excuse me?

Lest you think I've completely lost my sense of humor (along with my mind),
I had to share this sign I saw yesterday in a store.  LOL
It got my attention.

* * * * * * * * *
Difficult Times call for GREAT friends,
the kind you can confide in and know it goes no farther.
The kind of friend who likes you even when you're not "fun".
The kind that listen when it's "all about you".
The kind that doesn't judge but instead offers help.
I had lunch today with one of my GREAT friends.

Great Friend + Sweet Tea = Therapy
"Thank you God for online & offline Great Friends"

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