Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Dad and I are blessed to have you, honey. Enjoy your special day 'cause you sure are special to us and to lots of other folks!
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you....come on, everybody SING!!!
Happy birthday, dear Haley.....
Happy birthday to you!!!
We love you!
Mom and Dad
And thanks again for the delish birthday dinner last night, Amy. That key lime pie was awesome, but the best 'sugah' came from all my kiddies. It is sooo good to be home. Life is GRAND! Have a great Sunday, y'all!!!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Last night's dinner was delish...Lynne and I are a good team, and we wound up having 10 folks instead of six...Holly's parents, and Scott and Molly. Oh is Molly a charmer (she is 3). Holly had taken Mason to a soccer game, so we didn't get to see them, darn it. It was a fun time, but that always happens when good people gather together with food!
Y'all know that we are on the road today, heading to No. Georgia, and will hit some rain en route. WillThink4Wine, watch for me to wave to you as we cruise through your berg. Wish we could stop and chat...we'll definitely have to plan that next time. Amy is cooking dinner for the whole family tonight, so we've gotta keep rolling and get on home. Boy, will that feel good. I get to load up on some good 'sugah' tonight! Happy Saturday! Make it a fun day!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
We've got it all together and are rolling to Orlando this morning. Bob and Lynne will meet us at a campground, where Lynne and I will put together dinner and take it over to Don and Carolyn's house. Carolyn has been under the weather with some bronchitis issues, so we'll be Meals on Wheels for them tonight....and we don't mind that one bit.
There were 10 of us for dinner at the Grumpy Grouper last night. It is always hard saying goodbye, but that was what we had to do. Dan and Joan will be in Mayberry next week, so that will be only a short goodbye...and JT and Susan promise to get up to see us this summer, so we'll hold them to that promise!
Enjoy your weekend. Ours will be 'on the road again'......life is good!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Our own RV park opens on 4/1, so we do have to get some preparations done ahead of that. Amy, Jason and Brian are working on getting our old house finished so A/J can move in, and I'll be playing nanny to Scooter on Wednesdays and Fridays for the next month. Throw me in that briar patch! Feel free to either come by and paint a wall, or join me in chasing Scooter boy! We'd all love the company...but it'll be more fun at MY house! You'll find the three of us on the back deck watching the lake fill up!!! Cheers...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sorry to talk so much about that eating part, Haley. Oh boy, was that cinnamon-nut French toast good. Oops...no, I didn't get you take out from John G's as you requested because it just wouldn't be so good on Sunday as your birthday present, but I do have something else that you wanted! Plus you get Dad, me and Missy back home in time to celebrate with you.
Dick has another rental committee meeting to attend this morning, and of course I go with him since it is open to the membership and it is fun watching the interaction. I really hate it when folks get on a committee with the sole purpose of pushing their own agenda, not what is good for the overall opertion, and that is what is going on here. Dick isn't in that 'personal agenda' category, of course. Sheesh. He sorta feels like the Lone Ranger in there, but he has enough backbone that he points out how overall unfair some of their suggestions are. He is restraining himself quite well without using the word IDIOT once! Yet. Stay tuned though. He has another opportunity today!!!
Y'all enjoy your Hump Day. Ours will be fun, as you can see. Despite the idiots, life is good!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
And today is another sunny day in paradise. It will be filled with friends and food...always a great combination. Go out and enjoy your day. Life is short; make fun of it!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Good afternoon from sunny south Florida where the overcast is now gone and gentle tropical breezes are flowing ever so nicely, not the gusty stuff we've been having almost all winter. This has been a cold, windy winter for sure.
I just read online that Lance Armstrong cracked his collarbone today in a pile up in Spain. Oh dear, that may knock him out of the Tour de France this year! Brian had that happen to him, and it is no picnic.
Dick took the jet ski over to Dan's place yesterday and got it all loaded up on Dan's trailer...to the detriment of Dick's back. But he'll get over it and the jet ski and Kubota will get delivered to Mayberry and Dick will be a happy camper.
We had lunch with Neal and Judie today, and will go over to dinner at Serge and Julie's place shortly to say our farewell to Wade and Ginger, who leave tomorrow for Carabelle. Our own departure is Friday, but there will be more on that later.
That is our Monday...Tuesday will be great, because we are meeting Bee and Charlie at John G's for a late breakfast. Life is good. Smile, y'all!!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Our Florida time is running out. We just made plans last night to visit sister Carolyn in Orlando on Friday night, putting us in Mayberry on Saturday. Let's see now...it is 38 in Mayberry right now and 65 here in WPB. Hopefully spring will hurry up and spring back home this week!
So now we are off to church, then lunch with Dick and Chris. The sun is shining after yesterday's rain and yuck, so hopefully we can watch the race today sitting on our patio. Not many patio days left...
Enjoy your Sunday. What are you doing for fun today??? Do tell!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wade and Ginger dancing...
Friday, March 20, 2009
It was so much fun meeting new sistas, putting faces with names we see online almost daily, and getting acquainted in the 'real' instead of just through cyberspace. Of course some of us have met at other gatherings, but for the most part, this was the first time to lay eyes on some of these gals.
We are a group of 75 Beta Sigma Phis in an online chapter...got that? An ONLINE chapter...we meet monthly on the computer, have monthly socials and programs, and certainly do a lot of chatting online. And every year, we try to get together to meet in person. Next May, a gathering is planned for Toronto that would be so much fun to attend, but that is too far away for me to make plans just yet.
Jennie and I were giving Julia a big hug in thanks for all the hard work she did in putting this gathering together.
We are all truly Sisters of the Heart. We are blessed.
The surprise party went very well last night. Will post about it tomorrow after downloading pictures.
Enjoy your weekend. Go out and have some fun!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hope y'all had a fun St. Paddy's evening last night. Bill is out of town, so we picked up Barbara and met JT/Susan and Dan/Joan at Fanigan's last night for dinner. Dang...why didn't I think to take a picture of us? OK...imagine us sitting in a booth with loads of good food in front of us. Yes, that is it!
Today, Dick is off buying a Kubota ATV type for our RV park that Dan will deliver to Mayberry for us, along with the jet ski. And I am working with a few friends on a surprise party that happens tomorrow night.
So that is our day...I hope yours is filled with fun and sunshine. Life is good!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrock that grows,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
May your neighbors respect you,
'Troubles neglect you,
'The angels protect you.
May you never forget
What is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.
May you never make an enemy
Where you could have made a friend.
Monday, March 16, 2009
And Table Two...yes, there were just a few brave guys there. The GA Peaches are on the R in this picture...we had sistas from all over the country join us for some Beta Sigma Phi fun.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
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Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
This morning we toured the lovely Russell House, then after lunch went on a horse drawn carriage ride. Pics will have to wait as the hotel internet is out more than it is on. Urrggghh. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
Joy, jennie and I are about to go to bed. Aren't we th party animals!
So, how did y'all spend your Friday the 13th? Hope it was fun!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Joy and Jennie are driving there today to meet me and 18 or so BSP sistas to have a mini convention this weekend. Think we'll have fun? You can count on it. And the hotel better have wifi. I could not get online last night. Bummer.
Later y'all...enjoy your Thursday. Zoom, zoom.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Amy went out sledding with the big boys yesterday afternoon...not planning on it being a 69 mile trip, but that is what it wound up being--they got a bit lost. Hey, in the snowy woods, one tree looks pretty much like another, and Jay wasn't with them. They were all eating left-handed at dinner time, their R thumbs were toooo sore! Jay and Meg went out sledding after dinner, taking advantage of the moonlight...and Jay wound up rescuing a lost 18 year old guy, his second rescue already this year...not of the same guy though. This weather can be very unforgiving.
Jay, Meg, Amy and Jason are going out to dinner tonight and leaving the 'old folks' at home to take care of Doodlebug and Scooter, so named because at 9 months, he is crawling on his L knee, and R foot. He can scoot around pretty quickly in his crab crawl.
We brought Lynne's puter over to the new house and I just hooked it and the printer up for her. Next, I'll remove the Verizon modem she loaned me for my laptop to connect to the internet and go install it on her puter. Small price to pay for all the good cookin' she has been doing for us!
That brings y'all up-to-date on the Travelingbells...havin' fun in NH for today. Life is grand!!! So what is going on with YOU?
Monday, March 9, 2009
The guys plan to go out sledding tonight. No thank you. I'll stay warm and dry inside the house.
We'll go out sightseeing shortly, so I'll be taking lots of photos. Having fun...happy Monday. What are you doing today for fun???
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I actually had to pack for TWO locations. I leave everyone Thursday and head to Charleston to meet up with some girl friends. Oh, this will be an exciting week! Come along for a new adventure...make that TWO adventures! Have a great weekend, y'all. Go out and have some fun. Life is good!
Friday, March 6, 2009
These are the challenge instructions:
•Go to your photo folder in your computer.
•Go to the 6th folder of the photos.
•Go to the sixth picture.
•Put the picture on your blog and a description of it.
•Invite six friends to join the challenge.
•Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged!
Ta da! The 6th picture in my 6th album just happens to be a photo of Haley's two cutie pies and her M-I-L, back in May 2002 on the River Rat's first birthday!
Both wee girls have grown so much since then, and just got their ears pierced last weekend. This grammie will for sure be buying lots of 'bling' for these princesses. I sure miss them, but will be back to Mayberry at the end of the month to collect some good 'sugah!'
So now here are the 6 people I'm challenging:
Empress Bee of the High Seas
Barb @ WillThink4Wine
The Dong @ Escapo 2.0
Callie @ Scrappin' with Life
Linda @ Are We There Yet?
Loving Annie @ truetraveltreasures
Happy Friday...I am packing today for COLD weather. Ah, the lure of grandkids!!!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Today was supposed to be my rubber stamping day, you know, like in making cute cards and scrapbook pages, but that hasn't happened yet. I did get a couple of cards made yesterday. Dick was supposed to go fishing all day with JT, so I was gonna sit and play. It was too windy this morning, so the fishing got cancelled, then a couple of other projects came up and that cancelled out my stamping. Oh well, that's OK, too, cuz I'm helping to plan a party for someone special. No details yet cuz it is a surprise.
So, where is our trip, you ask? Well, we fly to NH on Saturday to go snowmobiling, joined by Amy, Jason, Doodlebug and Prince Will! I will probably spend most of the time inside playing with our two wee boys though, and enjoying Lynne (SIL), while Bob takes the guys and Amy off playing. You can bet there'll be some snow pictures posted next week! I hope Bob and Lynne have their internet up and running by the time we get there, otherwise, it'll be phone posting all week! Oh yes, life is GRAND!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We met with our financial planner to swallow the bitter pill of seeing our 401K become now, what...101K? What are those idiots in Washington thinking??? At least lunch at Stresa's was good!
Then tonight dtr Amy called to say a sweet neighbor of ours in Mayberry had died, so that was just the frosting on the crappola cake. Tomorrow will be a better day. I just know it. Rest in peace, dear Jan. We'll miss you. A lot.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The wings on the Lake are swept back pretty far, so I had a good view out the window from the rear seat. Top speed on the Lake is only about 90-100 mph, and it drops like a rock when power is cut back. Marc flew this baby all the way to AK a few years ago...don't you know that was a lot of slow flying...with lots of stops! He loved it...
It sure was fun to be back in the air on a beautiful day...but always nice to be back on the ground. Hope you enjoyed the adventure with us!