Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

For my Dad........

I don't remember how we got on this song tonight- you need it for a bowling game?
Anyway I found it for you on youtube- first the theme song- then the Bedrock Twitch.

Monday, January 26, 2009

So far in '09

  • took down and put away all Christmas decorations.
  • did some clearance shopping for next Christmas.
  • went ice skating four times!
  • went to my nieces fifth birthday party.
  • went to homeschool 4H.
  • hung out at Starbucks with friends (4x).
  • went to a decoy carving show with my Mom.
  • saw John off- back to school for his last semester!
  • Tim spent a week in the D.C. area on a business trip.
  • made crumpets for a visit from my Dad and his friend, Joey P.
  • cleaned out two closets.
  • hosted a birthday party.
  • went to a Valentine themed cardmaking party.
  • tried getting off my blood pressure meds.
  • went back on my blood pressure meds.
  • watched the inauguration.
  • danced to live music at an Obama! party.
  • took an opera class at Carnegie Hall (really).
  • was treated to dinner at the Russian Tea Room! (thanks JoAnne)
  • drove through Times Square in my Mom's Cadillac.
More NYC pics here.

and that's all I can think of for now. Not bad for the first four weeks of '09!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ava and Zoe

I just mapquested the distance between me and them.
1809 miles.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Greatest. Show. Ever.

Stolen from Eden's blog- but as Dwight says "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery."

Saturday, January 3, 2009

100 Things

Found while surfing blog land-

The items in BOLD are items I’ve “accomplished.” Items in blue are things I’d like to accomplish some day.

  1. Started my own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than I can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland/World
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Bungee jumped
  11. Sung a solo
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched lightning at sea
  14. Taught myself an art from scratch
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty- I've walked around the base
  17. Had food poisoning
  18. Grown my own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa
  20. Slept on an overnight train- but I've fallen asleep on trains before
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitchhiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb- is a goat close enough?
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Hit a home run
  32. Been on a cruise
  33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
  35. Seen an Amish community
  36. Taught myself a new language
  37. Had enough money to be satisfied
  38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  39. Gone rock climbing
  40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
  41. Sung karaoke
  42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  44. Visited Africa
  45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  46. Been transported in an ambulance
  47. Had my portrait painted
  48. Gone deep sea fishing
  49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris- I stood under it though!
  51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
  52. Kissed in the rain
  53. Played in the mud
  54. Been in a movie - I would love to be an extra in a movie
  55. Gone to a drive-in movie
  56. Visited the Great Wall of China
  57. Started a business
  58. Taken a martial arts class
  59. Visited Russia
  60. Served at a soup kitchen
  61. Sold Girl Scout cookies
  62. Gone Whale watching
  63. Got flowers for no reason
  64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  65. Gone sky diving
  66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  67. Bounced a check
  68. Flown in a helicopter- over Niagara Falls!
  69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
  70. Pieced a quilt- I quilted with my Nana K
  71. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  72. Eaten caviar-I'm allergic to seafood
  73. Stood in Times Square
  74. Toured the Everglades
  75. Been fired from a job
  76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London- but I was outside the castle and saw the guards
  77. Broken a bone
  78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  80. Published a book
  81. Visited the Vatican
  82. Bought a brand-new car
  83. Walked in Jerusalem
  84. Had my picture in the newspaper- several times
  85. Read the entire Bible
  86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  87. Visited the White House- just the outside
  88. Had chickenpox
  89. Saved someone’s life- I've donated blood several times- does that count?
  90. Met someone famous - probably should be it's own post
  91. Sat on a jury
  92. Joined a book club
  93. Lost a loved one
  94. Had a baby -I've had three!
  95. Seen the Alamo in person
  96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  97. Been involved in a law suit
  98. Been stung by a bee
  99. Ridden an elephant
  100. Owned a cell phone- But I don't really know how to use it yet.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Movies, movies, movies.....

We rented this......

and this......

Today we went to see this......

But the best of all was this......

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cupcakes and Henna

I was lucky enough to receive many, many thoughtful gifts for Christmas this year. Two of them have been keeping me busy.....

My sister-in-law Noreen gave me the book Hello Cupcake! and I've made and decorated three batches of cupcake so far. It even inspired me to go to Michael's Craft store with my 50% off coupon and buy myself a set of icing decorator tips. My boys are a little old to get excited about animal cupcakes but they are still willing to eat them. So far I've made little dogs, panda bears and owls.......

My sister JoAnne gave me a Henna kit. I took it to a friend's house and her lovely daughters were kind enough to let me practice on them.

The bottom - my own design-
the letters T, J, R and G-
for the four men in my life.

First post of 2009