Monday, April 30, 2012

April's reads

like this one alot
ok, something to read ok, something to read
so very British, I don't believe I've read anything by Bradford before and this story went
on forever. I will give her another chance, but I don't think I could read all of her books
very good, suggested by Molly
quick read, predictable
another quick read, told in the 3rd person, it was good.
this one was a free friday nook book on barnes and noble. it was ok, some suspense.
really interesting, but didn't really have an ending
 very moving

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

So Proud

My oldest son Dave, one of the 700 or so bikers that rode interference
at a young soldiers' funeral today. That crazy church that protest
at soldiers funeral made an appearance at a fallen warrior's funeral.
God bless the family of the fallen warrior and all the bikers
that kept the crazy church at bay

Friday, April 20, 2012

the prom

my handsome grandson and his beautiful date my gorgeous granddaughter and her handsome date they have grown up so quickly!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The wetlands days at Busch conservation area

D and I went to "the wetland days for kids" at the Busch Conservation Area
One of the activities was to discover what lives in ponds. First you
scoop up muck from the bottom of the pond.
empty it on a plastic sheet
then you look to see what creatures you might find
I found something!!!
then take it over to a conservation agent to identify it
he couldn't resist
feeding the fish and turtles in the pond
reading his shark book on the drive home

Saturday, April 14, 2012

remembering the titanic

these are the cranes at the shipyard where the Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland they are huge!
the city of Cobh, the last port of call before the Titanic's first and final voyage
the ticket office of the White Star Lines
When I was standing before these gates I couldn't help but feel the presence of the
all passengers who went through these gates with high hopes of starting a new
life in American. The excitement, the sorrow of leaving family and friends, wondering
what the days ahead would hold for them! And not one knowing the horror that
awaited them.
the Titanic memorial:
Commemorating R.M.S. Titanic and her last port of call on her
maiden and final voyage, April 11, 1912.
In special memory of the Irish emigrants and all
those who lost their lives in this great tragedy.
Memorial erected by the Titanic Historical Society, the Irish Titanic
Historical Society and the people of Cobh
the city of Cobh as seen from the edge of the wharf. I wanted
to see what the passengers would have seen as the ship
sailed out of the harbor. The last view of their country.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

new library

this is the before
this is the after. our new library is finally finally open, doubled in size and just wonderful, i've been there 4 or 5 times so far. it so big you can pick up a map to find your way around.
one whole wing is the children's/teen section
fireplace, who would think of having a fireplace in a library?
view from the second floor to the water sculpture at the entrance
one of the 3 latte lounges.
wonderful sunny place to read and relax.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Living room almost finished

got new furniture, two loveseats on sale. got the loveseats because i still plan on going to a apartment after i sell my house and two small couchs are easier to move as well as set up in a small living room. everything i do has a story and my furniture was no different! my son in law and grandson brought it to my house, we unwrapped the loveseats, put the legs on and set upright. as i was picking up the plastic and paper that covered them, i found a envelope marked parts, turns out there were screws that needed to be screwed into the legs into the frame, i did this and as i'm setting the seats back upright, the leg of one landed on the wire to the only lamp i have in the room, shorting it out. so at 8:30 i'm running to target to get a lamp; i paid more for this lamp than i would otherwise but i really needed it in a hurry. the next night was my book club meeting and i wouldn't have time to get one before the girls came over. i think the living room looks nice and i do love my new lamp.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kitchen completed

the kitchen is finally done! It took a litte over a year to complete everything. When I have extra money I don't have the time and when I have the time I don't have the money! I painted the kitchen cabinets, painted the walls, painted the chairs and legs of the kitchen table, got a new floor, new dishwasher, new microwave, faux finished the counter tops so they look like granite, 2 new light fixtures ( you can't see the one over the table), the fridge is off white but its close enough for me. I wasn't sure how the cabinets would look thought it might make the room too dark, but I think they turned out great

Sunday, April 1, 2012

L's 3rd birthday

another year passed by so quickly!