Saturday, November 22, 2008


I read the Twilight series of books, and enjoyed them. I can understand the hype about the movie,
but grew increasingly irritated with the hype about **EDWARD**
Is there such a thing as 'too handsome'?
I think the hair, the lips (the guy is wearing some goofy shade of lipstick!),
plus the white skin/fakey face powder look, were just too much.
As if the director is saying 'see, he is SOOO handsome, don'cha know?'
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Although I saw the movie on Friday, and both my 13 yr old and I agree, we thought he was a lot cooler by the end of the movie! (thanks for the tickets, DH!!!)
Sorry these pics are so stinkin' small, my technical abilities are small, too.
One of the fun parts of the movie is that Bella, the heroine, looks

strikingly like a friend of ours!!!! I won't post her pic, but the resemblance is amazing. And she wore a boot on her leg on her wedding day, just like Bella at the prom. Coincidence??? hmmm....

Anyway, two thumbs up for the Twilight movie from our household!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award....... thanks to the Sass!

So, I've won an award! Those daughters of mine are so good to me!
(you don't s'pose this is a pity award, do you?)

As a winner, I will name 6 things I am grateful for:
1. my health
2. my thoughtful husband
3. my kids, g'kids, and kids in laws
4. friends
5. flowers and gardening
6. chocolate!
This is our thankful tree----
Each leaf is something we are thankful for. We add our leaves at dinner time.
So, now I'll name six other blogs that I enjoy reading to pass this award on to :
Kylee at Our Little Acre,
and Barbara at Motherof 8.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Here's a meme: vote, and then let us all know what your experience was - wait time, etc. Political ranting optional.

I voted at 8:30 a.m., no wait at

my polling station, although they said there had been a line earlier.

I was planning to go about 9, 9:30 a.m., because I calculated that voters on the way to work, and parents dropping kids off at school would be done by then, and it would be slow. (I have been hearing about hour long waits at early voting.)

Then I saw that the snow that wasn't supposed to come until tonight or this afternoon, was coming down, and I would rather not get stuck somewhere, so I ran out the door and voted.

So, come on, let me know what your experience was!

Monday, November 03, 2008

tagged by the Sass

My daughter tagged me---
So here is the meme:
Post your 4th picture from your 4th file. Say a little about it, then tag 4 other people.

Here is my pic......

It is one of about a million I took last winter when we had so much snow and winter seemed endless (winter seems endless to me every year, though).

This pic features my hill billy homemade bird feeder (yeah, it IS an old shoe box w/ aluminum foil on it, Holy Homemade Craziness, Batman!)

Don't you love the aesthetically pleasing evergreen branches on the side?

OK, it will be easy to top this dorky pic, so I am tagging:

PJ at Sleeping Late on Saturday

Barbara at Motherof8

Lynne at her Somewhat Invented Life

and anybody else who wants to do something random.