Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Of course, the day was beautiful, enough clouds to make the sun enjoyable even though the temperature did reach 83 degrees. We were sitting at the 9th hole and at one time, a golf ball came flying and landed 3 feet from my feet from where I was sitting. So exciting! And then, of course, you gotta love him, Tiger Woods played very near to where I was sitting. This guy has a talent that is so great, I just admire him and love to see him play in person.
The Trout gets to get back each day through Sunday, but I will be watching the Golf Channel on TV. The Bichon does not like being alone so long in her old age, even though she got so many treats from a neighbor who took care of her. The child that never leaves home, but that's okay!
So, don't disturb me while the golf game is on TV. I will be totally absorbed.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Let's clear something at the start, this story is not about me. Now, that that is in the open, let me tell you a true story of 3 ladies in their 70's. They had not seen each other in quite a few years, so two of them flew down here to Florida to visit the other one living here.
I have had two friends, in the past, come down here and do the same kind of visit. We laughed continuously and had a great, great time.
Anyway, back to the story. These 3 ladies went to the movies and got a large container of popcorn to share. Pretty soon, one of the ladies had a corn husk caught in her upper denture. She worked at it and worked at it and finally with a simply flip of her fingernail, the upper denture went flying under the seats in front of them.
So, now you have 3 ladies in their 70's, a dark movie theatre, and they are down on their hands and knees searching for an upper denture in the dark. Needless to say, the giggling started and as we can only imagine, one of the ladies wet her pants because of the intense laughter that they were trying to stifle.
The denture was found, a sweater was found to wrap around the second casualty and they giggled their way out of the movie theatre.
They get home, and husband finds out the story and he cannot keep it to himself, so soon it is spread all through the neighborhood. You know, the incident is not as funny as the fact that it could happen to anyone in those senior years!
Occasionally, I think of this story and it just makes me laugh and laughter is the best medicine in the world. Have a good day!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised this morning to open up the computer and find a message from my friend, Mary, at One Perfect Bite. She had an award for me. This award comes with this message attached: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
I want to send this award forward to:
Heidi at The Milk Man's Wife
Cathy at Wives with Knives
Britt-Arnhild at Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods
Christina at Knitting Mania
Lynda at Food, Fun & Farm Life...in East Africa
These gals have wonderful blogs that I enjoy daily. I hope you take a few minutes to visit them. Thanks again, Mary. I so enjoy you daily!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
German Red Cabbage (Rot Kraut)
1 medium head red cabbage, shredded
3 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, minced
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white vinegar (not Heinz which is too strong tasting)
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
In a deep pot, melt butter over low heat. Add the onions and saute' for a few minutes. Then add the shredded cabbage and the rest of the ingredients. Stir together well. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer. Put lid back on and let steam. Stir occasionally and simmer for almost an hour.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
All ready to watch the Discovery space shuttle launch last night when I saw on the TV news flash that during fueling they developed a leak and the launch was cancelled. It would have been a beautiful night launch. We have seen several since moving to Florida. We really have to make an effort to get to Cape Canaveral to see one up close and personal. They will be stopping them soon so time is running out.
Our neighbors told us they spotted a cougar in their back yard, lying by their pond and others have said they have seen "large kitty tracks" near the edge of some of the ponds. Well, no more late night walks with the fluffy white thing we call our best friend.
Speaking of our dog, Kippy tore her ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, about 2 months ago. This was her good leg. She had torn the other knee last year and recovered quite nicely. She is 13 so surgery is not an option. So, in trying to help her, we have been lifting her up and down steps and onto the couch (yes, we allow that because she doesn't shed) and because she weighs almost 12 pounds, I have hurt my left thumb in putting all her weight on my hand in holding her. Now, that has developed into what looks like arthritis of my thumb. I have never had joint pains so had to ask someone if this is what it could be. A former nurse neighbor has described how I can make it feel better, so will try wrapping with those Icy Hot pads and see what happens. I have a physical with my doctor in early April and refuse to go in sooner. This is the beginning of those old age pains, is that right?
We've decided to cancel our trip to France this spring. The economy is just too uncertain. It will be hard not going, but we have lots of memories of previous trips and I am thinking everything will be looking better next year.
Have a good day today. I'll be thinking of you all.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
He started driving a tractor at age 10 and working on a community farm. Our mother drove him to the airport to take flying lessons and he had his pilot's license before his driver's license. He is a 1963 graduate of the Air Force Academy and had the privilege of having President John F. Kennedy speak at his graduation. He flew F-100's in Vietnam and was rescued after being shot down in August, 1967. He was a pilot for United Air Lines for 32 years.
He has been married for 46 years, father of 4 children and grandfather to 6. He loves hunting and fishing and his Gordon setters. He loves rocking chairs and that is where you usually find him when at home.
He is kind, a deep thinker and the kind of person you want as a best friend.
I love you, brother, and hope you have many more healthy years ahead. I look forward to seeing you soon. Love, your favorite sister
Monday, March 9, 2009
The short time we had together today, we spent talking about our families and growing up in Iowa and the Amana Colonies. Marianne told me we are related through three genealogical branches which is something I did not know. I knew of two branches. She has me more enthused about getting more genealogical research onto paper.
I apologize for the lack of clarity of the photo, but I just had to post this because this day meant so much to me. We hope to someday visit them in Canada as there is so much that still needs to be talked about and there is so much I need to learn from her regarding my family tree.
It was a very pleasant afternoon and Marianne and Bruce, thank you so much for stopping by to see us. We are both so fulfilled with the day we had.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
My mother-in-law received this service for several years before her death, and it just seems so right that we pay back all the kindness that was shown her. Wish us luck as we fly through town with the food mobile tomorrow.