Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Can you imagine? Although I do remember carrying a little potty in our old VW Camper when my daughter was being potty trained. (Sorry, Beth!)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The time has finally arrived. It is now midnight and I am about to draw the winners of my 105th Post Giveaway. Woooooooo!!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
P.S. Thanks to Lynne for suggesting I date this 10/24/07 as a "sticky post" so that it will appear first. Any new posts will appear below this. Thanks, Lynne.
Monday, October 22, 2007
I can tell you that time is passing quickly. I know this by the frequency each Monday rolls around. When I had first posted my Monday's favorite things, I didn't realize that I would have such a never-ending choice of favorites right here in my house. Well, maybe I did since I am such a collector, especially of things from my family.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
The craziness around here has calmed down since the two auctions are over. The Realtors' Auction on Thursday was a big success, as I posted earlier. Friday night was a Red Balloon Bash Hoedown which was to support the Wellness Center for cancer survivors and patients. My friend Suzanne is the chairperson for the event and a group of us were there to support her. We all dressed in western wear and the food was great and there was a DJ and square dancers. There was an auction of home baked goods for which I contributed a cake (orange butter cake with orange coconut frosting). My cake raised $60! Not bad for a doctored-up mix (I hope it tasted okay).
Yesterday my friend Abbey and I (sans the guys) went to a "pig roast" (and chicken) at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Indian River Bay to support the Inland Bays in this area. Another very worthy cause. Here are a few photos to show you the beauty of this area. Here is also a photo of two beautiful women (LOL)! (Abbey on the right, me on the left) You can click here for more information on the Center For The Inland Bays.
Thank you to everyone who is responding to my 105th Post Giveaway. The drawing will be held at "the witching hour" on Wednesday night. I have been reading everyone's comments and then heading over to your blog to meet you. What a great community we are. This blogging adventure has added a surprisingly new dimension to my life and I would guess you are all feeling the same way. Sometimes there is not enough time in the day to be with everyone, don't you agree?
Take care, everyone. Hubby and I are now heading out on this beautiful summer-like autumn day to enjoy the natural beauty of the Delaware coast.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
The days are just flying by. I am sure I just posted my last Monday's favorites, which means today should be Tuesday, but that was a week ago! October is always a very busy month, isn't it?
Today's post will be short and sweet since I am writing this at 11:00 at night and I have been going strong all day. This Thursday is our Realtors' Auction which is a very big affair. I am on the committee that plans the auction itself and I am also on the committee for my particular company. Each company presents its own auction item and tries to win the most money for the event. This is a huge fundraiser for the Realtors in our county to provide Christmas for the needy children and also grants and funds for emergency situations for children throughout the year.
My favorite things for this week are very simple and here they are:
Need I say more? My dear, sweet grandsons -- Cooper, 11 years old and Ian, 7 years old. This was taken on their first day of school this year (6th grade and 2nd grade). These are by far the dearest things in my life (and, of course, my daughter Beth).
Good night fellow bloggers,Violetlady (somehow my signature didn't print this time!)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
For those named above, just click on Beansprouts (Oct. 5 post) to read the guidelines of what to do to pass your award on to other deserving bloggers.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Another Monday. Where does the time go? Today my favorites are three things that are in my personal "family museum" that I fully expect my daughter to carry on. Beth, are you listening?
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tonight I saw the movie "La Vie En Rose." I have been waiting for this to come to our local theater and was afraid it wouldn't because it isn't exactly mainstream. It was in French with subtitles, but was easy to follow. The actress (Marion Cotillard) who played Edith Piaf was absolutely incredible. She needs to get some kind of an award. Her similarity to Piaf was so striking that it was hard to believe. At first I thought the singing was dubbed in authentic Piaf, but other people did the singing and that singing was dubbed. The extreme tremor (for lack of a better word) that Piaf had to her voice was not there, but it was still hauntingly beautiful and if someone did not know her voice well they would not have noticed this. The movie jumped around quite a bit with different periods of her life, but somehow it all worked. The film was two and a half hours long and usually by that time I get restless. Not with this. I was glued to my seat and you could hear a pin drop in the theater. I strongly recommend this movie, especially if you are a francophile like me.
Bon soir, mes amis.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I found this on Musings of a Bookish Kitty. Looks like fun.
The below listed books are the top 106 books most often marked as being unread by LibraryThing users.
The instructions are simple:
Bold what you have read, and italicize books you have started but couldn’t finish. Add an asterisk* to those you have read more than once. Underline those on your TBR list. The ones marked in red are books I am considering reading one day but do not have on hand.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Life of Pi: A Novel
The Name of the Rose
Pride and Prejudice
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies
War and Peace
The Time Traveller’s Wife
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-
The Sound and the Fury
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-Present
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake: A Novel
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
In Cold Blood
The Three Musketeers
I have read 26 of these -- probably not a good record -- many were read a long time ago. There are a few that I think I read, but can't remember. A few I started, but never finished and a few I plan to read if I ever make a TBR list. SO MUCH TO DO!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Another beautiful day here in coastal Delaware. I had big plans to house clean today, but so far I have not accomplished anything. I am a night person and would rather clean this evening.
I have two questions for the blog world: (1) How do you cross things out in a post or a list (such as books) and then show the ------'s? I have seen them used so many times, but I can't figure it out.
Monday, October 01, 2007
Good morning, everyone!! In keeping with my plan to make Monday the day that I show you a few of my favorite things, not just at home, but out and about, here goes:
Also, this is my mother's birthday. She would have been 89 today. She was a wonderful lady. We still miss her and always will. Sometimes when I laugh, I can hear my mother's laugh in mine. Happy Birthday, Mom.
I hope you enjoyed my favorites for this Monday. It is a glorious day here on the Delaware coast. Wish you were here!