Monthly Archives: May 2009

SUNDAY VIEWS

Standard
HERE are some views I saw on my visit about town on
Saturday.
.
People fishing. This must have been a good spot as
there were quite a few people there.
Gorgeous fence row with iris planted beside it. This woman was
working in her yard and it was a showcase.
This was inside the fenced in yard.  NO.. I did not touch these up.
It really IS that GREEN here. It has been raining a lot and the greens
are sure brilliant.
When I saw this sky I headed for home. It really blew over fast
and we didnt get nearly as much as I thought we would.
I grabbed one last shot..
before dark.. My tomatoes are blooming!! Sis bought the plants at L**ES and they
are growing like crazy!  YAY!!
That TOPSY TURVEY thing is so heavy when it gets saturated with water… if you are thinking
about hanging it up it had better be in a sturdy place. It doesn’t even have blooms yet but
I can just imagine how heavy it will be when it has tomatoes on it.  It rained here and
boy it sure weighed it down. I think maybe a protected area not so out in the open
would be good if it still gets sunlight. I am betting we have to move it soon.
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Hope to watch the last Nascar race we will get to see for awhile today.
Weather has been so crazy who knows. Last night tornadoes in IND AND OHIO.
We were lucky it all went south of us.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 
 

SPECIAL CAR..

Standard
I finally found the picture I was looking for.. MY FIRST
CAR!!  Here is the story….
 
I was back

from a year in Ca. away from family and was home to get some
wheeels! Yep I was tired of being in Ca. and not having a car. In
California you drive everywhere and  I sure needed it.
 
Used cars were a lot cheaper here in Michigan than in Ca. for sure.
My dad had lots of connections and he knew  a good car when he saw one.
Lets face it.. I knew NOTHING.. so we went looking for a car.
Dad intended for us to drive the car back to Ca. so it had to be a
good one with not a lot of miles on it. He picked a white one with
four doors. It was a CHEVY.. I immediately  DID NOT like it!
Something about it.. I could not quite figure out what it was, but I knew
it was not MINE! 
 
   img79/1110/chevy3qn3.jpg
This car WAS.. a  2 door..’73 chevy chevelle malibu hardtop
and boy did she run! Dad didn’t like it. I DID!! I liked the color,
I liked the style and the hard top. It was a bear to take care
of in the Ca. sun.. but I did not care!!
We got the car and drove it all
the way to Ca. She last over a 110,000 miles and
had to be towed out of the driveway when I sold her
to a dealer. I cried!!  I admit I was so attached by then.
WHY am I talking cars?  Well we all have one we really are
or were attached to. One that holds a special place in our
hearts and or memories.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CAR THAT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE
IN YOUR MEMORY??
 
We all remember our first set of wheels and how it felt to own
something that was “really ours”. What freedom!!
That old Chevy and I shared a lot together and our adventures
included a trip to Santa Barbara to see Sue.
That story is for later. Driving across the USA.. now that
was an adventure!!!   Stay TUNED!!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!
 

SPECIAL CAR

Standard
I finally found the picture I was looking for.. MY FIRST
CAR!!  Here is the story….
 
I was back

from a year in Ca. away from family and was home to get some
wheeels! Yep I was tired of being in Ca. and not having a car. In
California you drive everywhere and  I sure needed it.
 
Used cars were a lot cheaper here in Michigan than in Ca. for sure.
My dad had lots of connections and he knew  a good car when he saw one.
Lets face it.. I knew NOTHING.. so we went looking for a car.
Dad intended for us to drive the car back to Ca. so it had to be a
good one with not a lot of miles on it. He picked a white one with
four doors. It was a CHEVY.. I immediately  DID NOT like it!
Something about it.. I could not quite figure out what it was, but I knew
it was not MINE! 
 
   img79/1110/chevy3qn3.jpg
This car WAS.. a  2 door..’73 chevy chevelle malibu hardtop
and boy did she run! Dad didn’t like it. I DID!! I liked the color,
I liked the style and the hard top. It was a bear to take care
of in the Ca. sun.. but I did not care!!
We got the car and drove it all
the way to Ca. She last over a 110,000 miles and
had to be towed out of the driveway when I sold her
to a dealer. I cried!!  I admit I was so attached by then.
WHY am I talking cars?  Well we all have one we really are
or were attached to. One that holds a special place in our
hearts and or memories.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CAR THAT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE
IN YOUR MEMORY??
 
We all remember our first set of wheels and how it felt to own
something that was "really ours". What freedom!!
That old Chevy and I shared a lot together and our adventures
included a trip to Santa Barbara to see Sue.
That story is for later. Driving across the USA.. now that
was an adventure!!!   Stay TUNED!!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY!!
 
P.S. Gas went up to 2.75 here..Surprised I know.. outrageous isn’t it!!   
 
 

SPECIAL PLACES

Standard
We all have them. A special place we love to visit or go to just chill out and
relax. Mine is anything water-related. When I lived in Ca. for all those years,
the place to go was Carmel or Monterey. I enjoyed Lake Tahoe area, but my
heart was always on the beach by the ocean. ANY CITY would do. When Sue
moved to Santa Barbara I was so jealous. She was RIGHT THERE on the
coast. It was easily available to her at any given time. ME.. I had to drive
hours to get to the ocean. I didn’t know how lucky driving those hours was.
When I moved back to Michigan, I still had the water, but it was not the roar
of the ocean waves. Their power is just so awesome. We have waves here
on our shores of Michigan. Sometimes they are pretty powerful too.
They just don’t compare to the PACIFIC OCEAN though.
 
(google images)
To be able to go there when you wanted to, well that was a treat.  When someone
was going, I was always happy to join in. Carmel was a quaint town, small
and very busy in the summertime. Small it is  a great tourist attraction,located in
Monterey county along with Monterey, the city.
This is where MONTEREY-JACK cheese got it’s start.
 
I RAMBLE.Embarrassed  I could talk a lot about my visits there over my 20 years time.
Some of my favorite memories in that area were driving down the whole
17 mile drive where the famous golf courses is.. PEBBLE BEACH. Trying to take pictures
and not fall into the ocean!! The look on my sister’s face when she saw the ocean for the
first time in her adult life. PRICELESS!  She proceded to lay on the beach and get as
red as a lobster! Went home to Michigan from her trip, running a fever and smelling
of cream that she had slathered all over her. ME. nahhhh won’t catch me sitting
in the sun..I was a lot smarter than that!! Wink She under-estimated the power
of the California sun!!
What brought this place to mind was seeing the news of deep
discounts in fares and prices for just about everything under the sun in HAWAII
now. Tourism is way down there and they are doing some crazy things
to get people to come and spend time in paradise.
I think I would love to see the PACIFIC from the other side on Hawaii
since I have seen much of it from the Ca. side. Maybe one day
when I get rich and win the lottery.Thinking I can dream!!  When that day happens
I hope to make a great SPACES reunion there and we can all
explore it together.  Smile
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE THAT YOU LOVE TO GO MORE
THAN ANY OTHER???
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 


glitter-graphics.com

 

NASTY SKIES

Standard
HOT, HUMID AND RAINY, that’s what we had Wednesday.
We had sun and wind too but mostly rain. I ran an errand
while we had a break in the rain and seemed everyone
else was going out too. The gas station was busy even
though gas had went up another 20 cents to 2.56!!!
Yes I think they are leading this up to 3.00 before
July 4th weekend for sure.
Then the rain came….talk about sheets of it..
The sky got all weird about 8 PM.. I looked out
and here are the scenes that greeted me..
(click this for the original size.)  The odd thing was those skies were to the EAST
not the WEST. It was like the whole sky was swirling around. When we have 80 degree
temps and a sky like that.. look out!  We did have the thunderstorms but nothing
severe, we sure were lucky.
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Nothing much happening here.. In
case you didn’t know JAY LENO will have his last tonight show Friday
at 11:35 EST. Look for some surprises tonight too. ONLY FOUR people
 have hosted that show over so many years. STEVE ALLEN,.
JACK PAAR, JOHNNY CARSON and JAY LENO.. the show goes on JUNE
 1st with CONAN O’BRIEN.
Makes me wonder just how successful it will be when JAY comes back
in SEPT to do his own show at 10 PM ?  

SCARY SKIES

Standard
HOT, HUMID AND RAINY, that’s what we had Wednesday.
We had sun and wind too but mostly rain. I ran an errand
while we had a break in the rain and seemed everyone
else was going out too. The gas station was busy even
though gas had went up another 20 cents to 2.56!!!
Yes I think they are leading this up to 3.00 before
July 4th weekend for sure.
Then the rain came….talk about sheets of it..
The sky got all weird about 8 PM.. I looked out
and here are the scenes that greeted me..
(click this for the original size.)  The odd thing was those skies were to the EAST
not the WEST. It was like the whole sky was swirling around. When we have 80 degree
temps and a sky like that.. look out!  We did have the thunderstorms but nothing
severe, we sure were lucky.
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
Nothing much happening here.. In
case you didn’t know JAY LENO will have his last tonight show Friday
at 11:35 EST. Look for some surprises tonight too. ONLY FOUR people
 have hosted that show over so many years. STEVE ALLEN,.
JACK PAAR, JOHNNY CARSON and JAY LENO.. the show goes on JUNE
 1st with CONAN O’BRIEN.
Makes me wonder just how successful it will be when JAY comes back
in SEPT to do his own show at 10 PM ?  

WEEKDAY HAPPENINGS!

Standard
I guess that no news is good news these days. We sit
and wait for decisions to be made and hope for the
best. It takes forever and I am not one to wait
patiently. Eye-rolling  Hurry up and wait, we have all been there
at one time or another. Speaking of waiting..
I have been around and around with my twitter account and
decided to just open a new one since the powers there
have taken a long time to get back to me on WHAT
THE HECK HAPPENED? I have no idea…Confused
 
I found this picture at google of an iris garden. What a lovely thing to look
at. The only thing I hate is they go away like tulips and then your garden is
pretty dull looking. I love the variety of colors in this one.  The fact that it has 
all the colors are just beautiful!!  A SPRING FEAST FOR THE EYES!!
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE  A JOB FOR LIFE…????
Imagine someone coming to you and teling you
that you can have a job for LIFE. A good important
job and you never have to look for another one unless you
really want to or you retire.  Wow I just cannot even think
about how that would be. It could get boring, you work with
the same people for years and years, or you could find it
very satisfying that you don’t have to ever worry about your
financial future. This job I am speaking of is SUPREME
COURT JUSTICE!  President Obama has just nominated
Sonia Sotomayor a 54 year old US Federal Judge.
The link above will tell you all you need to know about
her. Now at 55 she could, if the congressional committee
confirms her on the nomination, be set for a long long time.
Justice Souter is retiring at 69 after nearly 20 years, but some
of the Justices serve until death. John Paul Stevens is now
89 and still serving. IF she is confirmed she will be only the
3rd WOMAN Supreme Court Justice.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY….
Can a judge really
make wise and acute descisions at 89???
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT   WEDNESDAY!!!  Smile