Monday, May 31, 2010

Day One Hundred Fifty One

Memorial Day Snapshots

Remembering all the American soldiers who died in my place so I can be free to enjoy another day in the life of the greatest country on the planet. And to all the men and women who are serving right now in the United States military all over the world--THANK YOU!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day One Hundred Fifty

Picture Postcards From Sunday Afternoon At Poet's

I had the best time this afternoon at Poet's On The Square with assorted peeps and peepettes. Frozen chai, not so tasty smoothies, chocolate lava cake, lots of random conversation and some good time belly laughs made for some good time memories. Hey, we weren't any louder than anybody else, right? Let's do again soon, guys!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Nine

The eastern sky over my back yard was all decked out in sunset colors late this evening. Stormy weather this afternoon, but we needed the rain.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Seven

School Is Out!

Today was the last day of school for Shelby and Elijah. So it was off to the D.Q. for a tasty frozen treat to celebrate Shelby's great grades (5 A's and 3 B's). Summer is right around the corner. Let freedom ring!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Six

I love Hydrangeas. We have several of the bushes in our yard, but they never bloom. Well, never say never.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Five

Berry Pickin' (And Eatin') Time!

Our Mulberry tree in the back yard has once again sprouted a bumper crop of berries, already ripe for the picking.

Grand son Elijah and grand daughter Shelby love picking the berries off the tree. Their mom (daughter Holly) did, too, when she was about Shelby's age.

Shelby is tall enough this year to easily reach the berries.

Elijah can reach some of the lower ones, but I pull the branch down so he can get to them and pick his own. He only wants the black/deep purple ones. No reddish ones, please. They're still too tart.

Enjoying the harvest! They even picked some to share with their mom and dad. Then it was off to wash up and brush their teeth. The berries will be around for about a month. One of these days, I'm going to have to try to make a Mulberry pie. Yum!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Four

Goodbye, Jack

'24' ended its 8 year run tonight and what a ride it was! Neil and I may as well sell the TV. There is nothing left to watch. I miss you already, Jack.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty Three

Blast From The Past

Here's grandson Elijah back in 2007--three years ago yesterday. Since I didn't take any photos today, I thought I'd share a blast from the past with you. They usually end up being Elijah. But that's okay. He's way cute, no matter what year.
And so long to one of the best shows ever on TV--'LOST' ends its six year run tonight. Hate to see it go. If you haven't seen it, watch the whole thing on DVD this summer. You won't regret it!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty One

T.G.I.F. At The Nashville Flea Market

That's the great thing about the flea market--you can wear just any old thing and nobody cares. Red heels, green bag, sequined gown. Let's go junkin!

These cast iron mermaids were my favorite thing I saw all afternoon. There was a fourth one sitting all by herself in a chair. Wouldn't they look great perched on the side of a swimming pool? Well, maybe.

Lots of vintage trunks to be had at the flea market. This was a nice one--if you like pink. It was probably bright red in another life.

Flood damage at the Nashville Fairgrounds. A vendor who happens to be from Cookeville told us the Nolensville Road entrance to the fairgrounds was under twenty feet of water during the worst of the flooding which buckled the pavement, tore down fences, and made a huge mess.

We enjoyed our traditional dinner at Olive Garden in Mt. Juliet with daughter Kelly. Yum!

Homeward bound on I-40. We were blessed with such an unexpectedly beautiful day! Happy T.G.I.F., everyone! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day One Hundred Forty

Happy 49Th Birthday, Don!

My brother in law, Don Foy, celebrated his 49th birthday today. We enjoyed Jane's Jell-0 cake and punch and the fudge royale ice cream. Good stuff, great partay!

Party people: daughters Julia and Sarah with the birthday boy, who didn't seem to mind turning 49. Happy birthday, Don! Wishing you all the best today and always and many more happy birthdays to come! Love ya!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day One Hundred Thirty Nine

Happy Anniversary!

Celebrating 37 big ones today! I love you, dear husband of mine. Looking forward to the rest of the story.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day One Hundred Thirty Seven


My baby brother Rob Mabry passed away very suddenly two years ago today in Destin, Florida. Sometimes I remember something funny he did or said or I see a picture of him surrounded by his family and then it hits me and I think, Oh yeah...he's not around any more. Oh, but that's not entirely true. He's around. In my memories. In my heart. He drew this little self portrait on the envelope of a birthday card he gave me in 1980. He was 16 years old at the time and already a marvelous drummer, his lifelong passion. Who's this? he asked. Like I could ever forget.