Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day Fifty Nine

Happy 59Th Birthday, Neil!

My honey/hubby Neil turned 59 years old today. We partied this evening with yummy cake, ice cream, and punch. Here's the birthday boy after blowing out his candles. Grand daughter Shelby helped out by serving the punch. Glad you were born, dear husband! Wishing you all the best of everything today and always and many more birthday celebrations to come! I Love You!!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day Fifty Eight

Kitty Love. Or Not.

Kelly tried to get Eddie to snuggle with her, but he wasn't having it.

Apparently, Eddie is picky about his cuddle buddies. Go figure.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day Fifty Seven

Elijah and I played a rousing and loud game of Bed Bugs this morning. He gets a kick watching them jump out of the bed. We don't play by the rules. We just scoop them up with our big tweezers until all the bugs are gone.

Yard darts are more fun, too, if you spin them like tops. No rules. Just more fun than human beings should be allowed to have on a Friday. Wishing everyone a fun weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day Fifty Six


Eddie chased a squirrel up a tree yesterday, but the squirrel leaped off the tree onto the roof of the wood shed and made his way back to the bird feeder where he pigged out on sunflower seeds while Eddie watched, stuck in the tree. It took several minutes, but Eddie finally figured out how to get down out of the tree without killing himself, but by then the squirrel was long gone. Sometimes you get the squirrel and sometimes the squirrel gets you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day Fifty Five

Flurry Day

The snow flurries were pretty today as they suddenly appeared and just as suddenly disappeared. Biting windy cold made for a good day to stay inside and think about Spring.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day Fifty Four

Valentines Are Divine

Grand son Elijah enjoyed his snow-day-delayed Valentine party today at pre-school. He was excited about his bags of goodies and promptly dumped them all out to take inventory. He's saying, "Happy Valentine's Day."

He showed off his goodies to sister Shelby when she came in from school and shared his candy treats with her.

He liked these heart shaped shades and let me take his picture, but he was disappointed that they were a bit too small for him to wear comfortably. He said, "They're for babies!" So I guess this was a one time shot. Thanks, Elijah! I heart you and Shelby, too!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day Fifty Three

Cruising For A Bruising

These two get into it several times a day. Eddie Kitty is always the instigator. Buddy Cat waits patiently for Eddie to pounce and then gets in his own licks. Eddie wants to play. Buddy just wants to be left alone. Eddie floats like a butterfly, but Buddy stings like a bee. A match made in...well, not heaven.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day Fifty Two

Sunday Randomness

Sarah's love affair with mustaches continues. She tried this one on for size tonight after church before she dashed off to the youth group devo. I like it.

Today was just crazy beautiful--the temps in the sixties and the sun so brilliant it was blinding--so Neil and I went for a walk around the block. Along the way, I picked up this pretty blue piece of glass and a piece of salt left over from the snow days and put them in my shirt pocket. When we got back to the house, I took my found objects out of my pocket and found another object I didn't know was there--a fortune from a fortune cookie no less. Since my shiny found objects made me happy I figured I'd share my found happiness with you and full fill my fortune for today.

My sister Jane and family gave me these pretty wind chimes for my birthday a few weeks ago. I finally got to hang them on the front porch today beside the swing. They make a peaceful sound when the wind blows and of course the sunny sun catcher is yummy eye candy. Thanks, Foys!

Took this picture with my cell phone camera of a neighbor's tree on our walk around the block. I like the colors in that heavenly sunlight. Totally enjoyed this rare warm and sunny February day today. Hope you did, too.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day Fifty One

He'd Rather Be Flying

Hubby Neil says I took this picture to prove he actually got something done today around the house. He put a second coat of stain on the outside door frame. And, yes, he did do other things, too, before heading off this afternoon to the fly field where he almost cut his finger off on a propeller blade. He could have used some stitches, I think, but of course why do that when you can Crazy Glue your wounds together? At least he had fun flying his plane.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Day Fifty

Random Snapshots From T.G.I.F.

Grand daughter Shelby walking in sun rays to Granny's house after school today--the first day back to school in a week.

I took this picture with my cell phone camera while I was waiting for Shelby after school this afternoon. I thought the colors were pretty in the sun light.

Take me to your leader. My alien shadow. Weird.

The sunset was pretty reflecting off the last of the snow this afternoon.

The sunshine and the warmth were so welcome today!

Grand son Elijah let me take this one picture of him this morning when I said I wondered what his nose would look like close up. He was feeling much better today.

This has been hiding under all that snow--the beginnings of the Daffodils, Jonquils, Buttercups. Whatever you call them, it means Spring is closer than you think.

Would be nice if this was the last of the icy fingers of Winter.

I like the heart shape of Eddie's head. Pretty neat. He was following me around the yard this afternoon while I took some pictures.

This little snail shell was cozied up next to a Hyacinth that has also been hiding under the snow. I didn't realize so many Spring flowers were popping up around the yard. It's a nice little reminder that the cold eventually goes away and the world will be green again soon.
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day Forty Nine

The lunch bunch at our mom's place today--around the table from left: brother Ken, niece Sarah, MOM, sister Ann, niece Julia, and sister Jane. It's not that often that we all get to hang out together at the same time. But this day (snow day!) we got to pig on Krystal's and subs and peanut M&M's, and generally misbehave and make a lot of noise which turns out to be mostly laughter. Good for the psyche and the soul and maybe even the circulatory system, who knows. Hope we all get to do it again soon.
And a shout out to my son-in-law Jerry who turns 32 years old today. Happy Birthday, Jerry! Hope you get to go bass fishing soon. We love you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day Forty Eight

Snow Day With Elijah Man And The Shelbinator

Elijah had a fever and his voice was hoarse on Sunday. A visit to the doctor on Monday revealed some fluid in his lungs, so he's been taking breathing treatments to help clear that up. Holly calls it "smoking the penguin" because the little machine that pumps the mist is...well, a penguin.

And here is The Penguin. Pretty cool.

While they watched cartoons this afternoon, Shelby painted a card for her dad's birthday, which is tomorrow. She's very artistic and always makes the best cards for every occasion. We also had fun after lunch watching the movie 'Up', which these two can quote line for line. I loved the movie--it's sweet and touching and funny and so sad. (I hear it's 'up' for the best picture Oscar.) Looks like another snow day again tomorrow. Hope everyone has some fun.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day Forty Seven

When Pigs Fly

A whole herd of Starlings discovered the peanut butter feeder yesterday and returned this morning for a breakfast feast.

They don't care who they land on as long as they get a place at the table.

Talk about Kung Fu fighting! This Starling wasn't about to give up his peanut butter. He went into Ninja mode.

And he won. The other Starling was clearly intimidated and decided that maybe he should wait his turn for a bite. Talk about when pigs fly! This was the biggest bunch of selfish winged pigs I've ever seen. They finished off every last morsel of peanut butter. I'm sure they'll be back for more. The restaurant is always open, and we don't discriminate. Starlings gotta eat, too.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day Forty Six

The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.
~~ ee cummings

Another beautiful snow day in my back yard.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day Forty Five

Hearts Aflame

Love is patient and kind. Love does not envy or boast. Love is not proud, rude, self-seeking, easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. Love always protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres. Love never fails. Faith, hope, love. The greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13

Day Forty Four

Wow, I sure do feel like a total "Boob"! Didn't even pick up my camera today. So I'll share a picture of one of my favorite characters from The Beatles animated movie 'Yellow Submarine', Mr. Jeremy Hillery Boob, PhD. He's a real nowhere man, making all his nowhere plans. I'll plan on taking some actual pictures tomorrow.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Day Forty Three

Goodnight, Sun

All the wires and cables that crisscross over the intersection of South Jefferson Avenue and Interstate Drive sliced up a beautiful Winter sunset this evening. Couldn't resist taking a picture with my trusty cell phone camera. Nice to see the sun for a change even if it was on its way down.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day Forty Two

Worth Waiting For At The Pretentious Coffee House

That's Kelly in the brown jacket waiting in line at the Dolce Cafe on the square in Cookeville this afternoon. It's a nice treat to go there for some coffee on a cold day. Lots of people had the same idea it seems. We ended up with hot chocolate. Burned my tongue, of course. Totally worth it. Kelly couldn't drink much of her creamy dark chocolate hot cocoa because it's insanely rich. I warned her. Next time we'll just share one.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day Forty One

Picture Postcards From A Snow Day

Another snow day--cold and windy but pretty to watch the big flakes falling.

Daughter Kelly, grand son Elijah and grand daughter Shelby amused themselves buying, selling and feeding the virtual fish in Fishville on Facebook.

This pretty red headed woodpecker enjoyed peanut butter for breakfast.

Birds in flight around the feeder. Kelly took this picture.

More birds in flight--thanks for the great shots, Kelly!

Grand daughter Shelby, sister Jane, grand son Elijah, niece Julia, niece Sarah and daughter Kelly and I enjoyed some time together at Poet's On The Square--a fun place to hang out, play Apples To Apples, talk and giggle, and slurp down some tasty coffee or smoothies (or in Elijah's case: Fruit Loops and a cup of milk--he amused himself with the Trivial Pursuit pie wagon game pieces).

The tiny snowman on a table outside Poet's sported rocks for buttons and eyes and a Coke bottle cap and he was really cute, but Elijah could not resist picking him up. Alas, the snowman fell over and lost his head and cap and a few of his rocks. We put him back together again. But I don't think he'll ever be the same. Good times. Great snow day.