Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Happened?

Yesterday was a PERFECT DAY!
After an evening of some PRETTY BAD STORMS [Friday night], Saturday was BEAUTIFUL!.

Warm, sunny, blue skies and NO HUMIDITY!
Wooo-Whoo!

I went to a PICNIC at the BIG BUCK HUNTING CLUB where they were having a children's FISHING TOURNAMENT. The TARR KIDS and BRADY & BENNETT have to come down next year!

I also went for a quick bike ride, cleaned up the house a little and even TRIED to PAINT. I haven't been too successful painting these days.

BUT this morning when I first got up at 5:00 AM, it looked like it might have rained. Even now the road looks damp.

SO WHAT HAPPENED?

I always watch the NOAA government website for WEATHER and it looks like WE ARE THE ONLY CLOUDY SECTION OF THE USA!

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GIFS/ECSTIR.JPG



Another GREAT WEATHER site is:
http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ms. Dora's Grand-Niece on TV

In case you missed it...Amanda Bramble was on TV last night
TAKE A PEEK!

http://www.usanetwork.com/highway50/videos/

I am so HAPPY that Ms. Dora got to eat at AMANDA'S restaurant before she passed.
I can even tell you what she had...CLAM STRIPS!

Ms. Dora...I know your are smiling down on AMANDA!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RUN the TURKLES are COMING!!

Down in the SWAMP we say TURKLES!
WHY?
I DUNNO!

I was in KINDERGARTEN today and on my drive home, I stopped and took PIXS of ALL these TURKLES!


This a MARYLAND TERRAPIN!
FEAR THE TURTLE!!!
They are ENDANGERED and are no longer
allowed to be hunted or captured!
This one was walking across the road from BIG DOUG's house...
so I ran up got him before he got run over
I let him loose in my side ditch!



This a little BOX TURTLE
about the size of my hand



This a BIG, BAD, MEAN "SNAPPER"!
Now they say in the SWAMP, that if a SNAPPER bites you...
it will NOT let go until your hear THUNDER!



Front view of SNAPPER!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Whatta Weekend

Another BIG WEEKEND in the SWAMP...we seem to SPECIALIZE in them!





Bill took us out fishing on the BAY and GAIL caught ALL of the fish.
She caught EIGHT CROAKERS to the men's 2 each!
ATTA GIRL Gail...
ME?
I read and NAPPED in the sunshine.





Gail took these two pictures of ME!



The SUNSETS have been GORGEOUS down here.



And my KIDS got together and had this GREAT picture taken...
aren't they BEAUTIFUL!
Bennett, Ariana and Brady

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last Night

Last night a BUNCH of us went to OLD SALTY's and had dinner.
On the way home the car was being PELTED with some kind of pretty good size BUG!
We could see them in the headlights.

Now, I know we have many BUGS down here, but I don't remember ever seeing any this size. They made a PLOP sound when they hit the car and it felt like we were in some kind of SCIFI movie.

When we got home we found the BUGS all SMASHED on the front of the car.


The HARNESSED TIGER MOTH

Friday, May 22, 2009

My School KIDS!


Dylan, Warren, Alex, Luke, James, Alex



Brooke, Natalie, Emilia, Sydney, Sharia, Hannah, Emily, Norah


I got another opportunity to go into school and be with my Pre-K kids.
They have GROWN so much and are READY for Kindergarten.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FIRST DAY AT THE BEACH

Gail decided to take some time off...from doing what?
I dunno and drove down to the SWAMP to see me!

Today we went to Rehoboth to sit on the BEACH on this BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY!


Do you ALL recognize me?
I managed to take a NAP!!



As you can see by the way GAIL is dressed...she was COLD.
The SUN was HOT, but the OCEAN BREEZE was CHILLY...or so SHE thought!




REHOBOTH is still BEAUTIFUL...isn't it?


If any of you are planning on going you better check in with me...the weeks are filling up!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Just Another Busy Weekend!

Lisa Suzanne and Essi were taking ARIANA up to Uniontown to visit her Great-Grandparents [my mom & dad] so I tagged along.

We had a good time and were glad to see everyone.


Here is a picture of FOUR GENERATIONS!


Essi drove so, Ariana and I got to nap the 3 hour ride!


A picture of MY HOUSE this year!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What Do You Think?

I talked to Lisa Marie today and she said she thinks BENNETT reminds her of a LITTLE GmaBonnie.

We both agreed that Brady looks a lot like GmaKathy, especially when Brady gets his bangs cut.

But What do you think?










I HEAR THUNDER!

NO NO NO NO!!!
Yesterday was SUCH a NICE DAY!

I hope what I am hearing are the JETS across the BAY warming up.
But I DOUBT IT!

I painted a picture yesterday.
I am working on a project...trying to get a picture painted that I can submit in a CALENDAR CONTEST.


This is NOT the one!


I submitted one already that I haven't showed anyone...YET!
Keep you guessing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is It Just ME?

Is it just me?
Or do other cats HAVE to PUKE A HAIRBALL on the NEWLY CLEANED CARPET!

I couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning!

FIRST, I clean my porch and the POLLEN ruins it.
Now the CAT is after me!

Are you all SURE cleaning is WORTH ALL THAT?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'd know those FEET anywhere


Never thought I would see those feet in the Caribbean Ocean.
But then again, the sun is going down...no chance of a sunburn.

Today was a better day.
It was SUNNY ALL DAY!
I was in a MUCH BETTER MOOD.

Tutored my student, scrubbed the upstairs rug, sat in the sun, rode my bike...a MUCH BETTER DAY.

Because....


Tonight's Waning Gibbous Moon


Because it rained ALL DAY and was COLD outside after it was SO NICE over the weekend...I stayed in bed most of the day reading and napping.

Oh, I got up to let the dogs out, feed the goats and dogs, make some tuna fish and watch one of the new Law & Order with Jeff Goldbloom, but most of all I was SO MAD that it rained again!

Gail called and whined about the rain too. She was REALLY MAD!

I know it drives both Gail and Carol CRAZY that I do not have real curtains in my bedroom, but the windows look out into the backyard which looks out into the woods which looks out into the MARSH and I always figured I would rather look out the window and on to nature than curtains that I probably picked put myself and really don't like anyway.

Back to the point...

If you sleep all day then you will stay up all night and when I looked out the bedroom window tonight, I got to watch the MOON RISE behind the trees, a beautiful pale orange color.

What I never realized was how FAST the moon rises...WOW...up and over!

Anyway, with all the CRAZY things that are happening around us, it is nice to know that NATURE can still make me smile.

I hope it does for you.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!

I hope you had the BEST WEATHER EVER like we have had in the SWAMP!
WOW!!!!

Bill and I sat out on our NEW DECK that he built over the winter.
I don't know how many times he said.."I LIKE THIS DECK!"

HE did a GREAT JOB on it!

We sat and watched the GOATS eat AROUND my MEADOW FLOWERS!My yard is pretty well filled with YELLOW BUTTERCUPS and it is VERY INTERESTING how the goats eat around the blooms.




Bill and I both thought they would HEAD RIGHT for the BLOOMS!

We talked about the BAD THINGS about living in the SWAMP and came up with that is an draw back because it promotes LAZINESS. We could sit ALL DAY and listen to the birds, talk to the BOB WHITES, watch the clouds go by and NAP!

BUT...
WE DIDN'T


Bill worked on his boat, took her out for a spin, the first of the SEASON.
We are suppose to go see STAR TREK today.
The he is OFF to WORK.
I will not see him for 12 days...he better be careful.

P.S. -- Don't tell Bill but there is ANOTHER problem with living in the SWAMP...I woke up this morning with a TICK in my HAIR!

But IF you think about it...THAT should not be a problem for HIM!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

PAINTING!

I got in the mood today.
After a HARD LONG WEEK...of RAIN!
I was NOT in the MOOD to do a DAMN THING...
BUT TODAY was different.

It is SUNNY outside AND BILL is HOME!
For two days and then OFF he goes AGAIN to the Blue Waters of the CARIBBEAN!

Yes, once again FOLKS, he HAS to go to WORK in the TROPICS.

He is making NOISES about taking me to DOMINICA with him next time around, but we will see. The TROPICS in the SUMMER???? I dunno!

Anyway he is OFF right now with his FIRST LOVE...
that WOODEN BOAT!

He is TRYING to KEEP IT A FLOAT for one more year.
So, I was left to entertain myself...so I painted!

Still playing with Acrylics!


REDBIRD!



Dragonfly on My Dirty Window!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"SCOOTER"


"FUSSBUTTON" has a NEW NICKNAME.



"SCOOTER"
She likes to SCOOT around on the floor when you try and change her.




I drove up to see her on Wednesday.
She was a little FUSSY when first saw me, but she got over it.

She is SOOOO SWEET...says the Grandma!
And TINY!
Maybe even DAINTY!

Lisa and I took her CLOTHES shopping and she feel asleep!

We practiced using her NEW NICKNAME in real life situations.
"Run, Scooter!"
"Kick the ball, Scooter!
"Slide Scooter, Slide!"
"Another layup for SCOOTER NAJAFI!"
"Playing Goalie for UMD is SCOOTER NAJAFI!"

Sounded good to her MOM and ME!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Caught in the ACT!

After I got the deck all ready for SUMMER, I THOUGHT I placed my flowers where a CERTAIN SOMEONE couldn't reach them!


But I was WRONG!
That BETTY GOAT is really SOMETHING!




The other two are doing their job quite well, but BETTY likes the more EXOTIC flavors of the SWAMP!


Bill and I had to go to REHOBOTH yesterday for the SPRING MEETING!

It is always kinda of a waste of time. but...we have GUESTS going in next weekend, so I wiped everything down and Bill fixed the rattle in the A/C.

The ride was nice and we did stop at ONLY ONE junk store and picked up an OCCUPIED JAPAN figure for only $5. I wonder if my MOM has this one?

While we were driving through the MARSH Bill bagged his FIRST DUCK.
The only trouble was it was with his CAR!
Just as I was telling him to BE CAREFUL about the DUCKS all being in the DITCHES with their mates...

BANG, one MALLARD flew up and we hit him with the windshield.
We only NICKED him, because he kept flying.

Just another day in the SWAMP!