Monday, June 29, 2009

I ALWAYS do what Bill SAYS!

Bill is traveling this week back to the Caribbean, Trinidad to be exact.
So when I asked him What I needed to get DONE while he was gone he said...

"I just want you to PAINT and have a GOOD TIME!"

Aren't I the LUCKIEST GIRL in the WORLD?

So I DID EXACTLY what he said...


I painted and had a GREAT TIME!
Kinda WHIMSICAL, but they were FUN to do!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I make the BEST Mac 'n Cheese...BUT...

My daughter Lisa makes it EVEN BETTER!
So I tried her recipe...

She uses chicken broth and adds SMOKED SAUSAGE....

IT IS BETTER!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bill had a BIG DAY!

Bill had a VERY BIG DAY TODAY!

It was such a NICE day that we decided to take out the WORK BOAT!
The WORK BOAT...Bill never named her...is 56 years old!
We want to have as much fun on her as we can...we are NOT sure how much time we might have with her.

It was SUNNY, WARM but a little WINDY!

He caught a few CROAKERS, but that is quite NORMAL for the BAY and I have showed you SO MANY pictures of BILL and CROAKERS in the PAST!

BUT, like I said, this was a SPECIAL DAY for BILL.

TAKE A LOOK!

QUITE A CATCH!
The RAY ran Bill around the BOAT and UNDER the BOAT!


This wasn't Bill's first RAY, just the FIRST PIX!


After fishing, we went to the local B-I-N-G-O at the CRAPO SCHOOL.
Even though we were NOT BIG WINNERS, we DID win once.


Bill was SO PROUD with his winnings!

Brady called me on the Phone!

When I got back from the beach, there was a phone message from BRADY!

What did that Little Kid have to tell his GRANDMA?
Well, we all know he is in his TERRIBLE TWO'S...so he just HAD to get into the BIG JAR of VASELINE and SMEAR it all over himself!

I told him to tell his MOM if that is the WORSE thing he will do...SHE IS VERY LUCKY! Because I have stories about his DAD that will make her feel like VASELINE is a WONDERFUL THING!


Look HOW CUTE!!



At ARIANA'S house, they are trying to get her to eat her VEGETABLES!



Obviously her MOM had forgotten what it is like to be MADE to EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!


I am SO-O-O-O HAPPY!

The sun has finally come out and I was packing my beach bag...
AND THERE IT WAS!!!
Safe and Sound

I have LOOKED EVERYWHERE for this BRACELET
Been lost for a year!
I LOVE it so much
I was REALLY upset when I couldn't find it!

HAPPY GIRL!


Good to know somethings never change

OFF TO THE BEACH!!!!

I am a LOSER!

In case I never told you, two of my friends, Carol and Sandy are here in Rehoboth too. They group rent a townhouse down here.

Yesterday, we decided to go to DOVER DOWNS to play some SLOTS!



Sandy won over $250.00 and Carol played the PENNY SLOTS for 3 hours on the same $5 and ended up with $15...BUT ME?

I am a LOSER!
I lost $50 in the FIRST 45 minutes we were there.
HOW DUMB IS THAT?
Oh well...at least I STOPPED!

Bill told me [via text message] to keep going and go for the GOLD, but I had set my limit and stuck to it.

I went and saw a show called the STEPPIN' SENIORS...hahahaha
Two groups of elderly ladies from Dover, DE, dressed in red lame' dresses line dancing...what can I say...IT WAS FREE!

Before we went to Dover we ate at a place called the BUTTERY. Both Carol and Sandy have eaten there before and wanted to try it. I had a stuffed AVOCADO with SHRIMP SALAD...it was good...BUT the sliced of HUMMINGBIRD CAKE for desert was FANTASTIC. I promise I am going to make this cake for Bill, he will love it.

HUMMINGBIRD CAKE has pecans, pineapple and coconut...LUSCIOUS!


Today, the weatherman said is a BEACH DAY...I hope so!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great Pictures

Here are two GREAT pictures of the grandkids


The Balighian's



Ariana and Daddy

Monday, June 22, 2009

Going to the BEACH Tomorrow


Which one of these BIKINIS look the best on me!
BE HONEST!
I don't want to look like a FOOL on the BEACH!

Sat on Front Porch All Day!

Nice and BREEZY out today.
Just enough BREEZE to keep the SKEETERS away!

Bill and I sat on the front porch ALL DAY!
We watched the CLOUDS go by...both white fluffy ones and some dark nasty ones.

I read my book and Bill napped and worked on some BRAIN TEASER PUZZLES.
Just being LAZY TODAY!

Earlier in the day, I asked Bill to help out with my GALLERY...

HOW DO IT LOOK?


Saturday, June 20, 2009

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!


Rainbow in my backyard


Marsh Church - St. Thomas


Moon over the Marsh


Very strange day with the rain.
We've had 3 DOWNPOURS while the sun is out!

The Skeeters are still WILD 'N CRAZY, so we stayed in most of the day.

Bill worked on his boat and I stayed home and painted.

The BOYS!


SO HANDSOME
No shoes or soxs for BRADY, he loves his BARE FEET!


GrandMaBonnie's Little MAN!


And SO CUTE!

Lisa Marie has done such a GREAT JOB with their behavior and manners!
Even BABY BENNETT!

He plays by himself and is laughing all of the time.
BRADY also plays by himself, changing diapers on his ELMO, talking to his construction/truck driver in his TONKA TRUCK!

We had a GOOD TIME!
We ate CHEESE CURLS, Pizza and LIPTY LIPTY SOUP!

AND...bought ICE CREME from the ICE CREME MAN!

You should see BRADY ride his bike down the hill by their house.
SCARED THE BEJESUS out of me the first time he did it!

Eric and Lisa went to the Johns Hopkins Ceremony celebrating that ERIC is a REAL 100%DOCTOR!

WOW!
So EXCITING!
We are sooooo PROUD!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

JELLYBEAN!!!







I have been having a GREAT time babysitting ARIANA...a.k.a. JELLYBEAN!!
We have had a great time!

I am up here because Lisa needed to go to school and PACK all her stuff.

Ariana is an ANGEL!
She loves when I rock her and sing to her.

I put her asleep twice yesterday for a total of 5 hours!
Lisa says she NEVER naps like that!

I am off to see the BOYS today...I will be babysitting there tomorrow!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The REAL Swamp MONSTER!


The REAL Swamp MONSTER!!!
It has been hanging out in the GOAT PEN!
This feral male TOMCAT is a MONSTER
with a head the size of a cantalope!
It is NOT scared of ANYONE or ANYTHING!
I am sure it has IMPREGNATED very female feral cat in the area
WATCH OUT for NEW YELLOW KITTENS!


So many fox this year!


Sunday afternoon drive through Blackwater


Pretty Clouds

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What is with these BABIES?


Ariana - 5 months


Bennett - 5 months

Rained AGAIN!

It RAINED AGAIN last night! The SKEETERS are HUGE and I have a SLIT on my neck that opens when I breathe! I have an over whelming NEED to wear sea shells and fishing net and build a CATAMARAN out of recyled JUNK. I am also HOARDING DIRT!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

SWAMP MONSTERS!


Since it will NOT stop raining and the TIDE has been higher than normal...from all the RAIN..the SWAMP MONSTERS have been coming out of the SWAMP to get us.!

I already told you about Ms. Elaine and her MONSTERS but there have been sighting of a few more around the HOUSE!

The other day...just trotting down the middle of the road like it had somewhere to go was the BIGGEST WHITE TAIL DEER with the BIGGEST RACK I have ever seen!

Others have seen it and also say they have never seen one like that down here because the little SIKA DEER are what live down here in GREAT HERDS!

Except when the SIMMON GIRLS knock one off the road with their cars. Robin got one earlier this year and Susan got one this week. I was surprised at how much damage they have to their cars.

This week so far I have seen:
Fox
Muskrat
Raccoons
Snakes
Deer...AND...

SKEETERS!
Oh My Gosh!

The PLANE went over last night and I was HAPPY for Bill.
They have been pretty thick the past week.

BUT...this MORNING...everyone was commenting
HOW THE PLANE SPRAYED SKEETERS
not
Sprayed FOR Skeeters!

They are THICKER than ever!

Gail...just stay HOME!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BONNIE TO THE RESCUE!

One of our neighbors has been having a TERRIBLE TIME with the SWAMP MONSTERS!

Poor Ms. Elaine...her son DONNIE has already trapped and hauled away TWO RACCOONS...and now there is another visiting her cat food bowls. I saw it last night down at her house. Donnie has been trying to capture #3 all week.

This one is TOO SMART!
It tried to get the bait out through the sides and even turns the trap over...but WILL NOT ENTER the trap!

I think the raccoon is telling Ms. Elaine...BEEN THERE...DONE THAT!

This afternoon she called and asked me...WILL YOU COME DOWN HERE AND KILL A SNAKE?
I thought she was kidding.
OH NO!!!!

I said, I will be right down.
And there it sat, all coiled up in front of her back door.
I never killed a snake before...
SO...I smacked it with a hoe!
My weapon of choice!

I think it was a BROWN WATER SNAKE...what what the HECK do I know?

I sat with her for a minute and as I looked at her window, a TERRAPIN was crawling across her lawn. She said it lays it eggs in the same spot every year.

So, you know me...I had to see this!
That TURKLE was using its shell in the back to scoop up the dirt to make a hole.
VERY INTERESTING!
And me without my camera!
WHAT WAS I THINKING?
Oh, that's right some times I DON'T THINK!

Now, I have to watch that spot to see if I can see the eggs and baby turtles!
Let you all know!

TIDES UP!

I had a very nice day YESTERDAY.

Aunt Jill
and a couple of her friends were down at Chincoteague Island, so I drove down to have lunch with them. We looked through some JUNK STORES and saw the sights.

The two-hour drive down was quite pleasant.
I put on my headset and listened to MICHENER'S "DRIFTERS".
What a GOOD BOOK!

On ride back to SWAMP, I drove through BLACKWATER.
TIDE was UP!




And that makes all the Red Fox KITS come out!
I saw EIGHT!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Never rained a DROP!

NOPE!
It never rained a drop...YET!
Still looks IFFY out there.
I think I hear THUNDER...again and it is getting WINDY.

OOPS
... big rain drops coming down.

I had a BIG DAY though.
I went and gathered up some OLD BRICKS someone said I could have to fill in around the SWAMP that is sinking around our shed.



Then I placed them neatly...
I can hear GAIL now...you call that "NEATLY"???
Well, you all know I would never do something that was the WAY it is SUPPOSE to be...I go for the RANDOM EFFECT!

I made four trips pulling bricks in a big galvanized wash tub.
NOTE: Remind me if anyone asks me what I want [or need]...a WHEELBARROW would be nice!

I had one, but it has a FLAT tire and the replacement tire costs more than a NEW WHEELBARROW!

Well, you know that BAD ARM I have...from all those days working a MOUSE???
Hauling bricks around didn't do that old injury any good!
OUCHY!

I still have many more bricks to go and get.

I transplanted some tomato plants from the GOAT PEN to a safer place...yes, these would be RECYCLED plants from last years goat food...hahahaha

Then I made a BIG SALAD for lunch and read my book while I ate.

Then I decided to PAINT!

I finished a quick painting of Ariana in acrylics...



I painted some POPPIES





and my FIRST painting on FURNITURE!
COMMENTS PLEASE!

TWO Little [??] STORMS on the way!



See them?
They are on the Western Shore right now just crossing the BAY!
Oh yah...I see them now out on my front porch heading this way!

If the storm comes from across the street from my house, it will RAIN!

See YA!

Someone is getting a BAD STORM!

That is quite a storm someone is getting RIGHT NOW!
These clouds are over FISHING BAY right now and I can feel the THUNDER shaking the house.

The THUNDER is not LOUD just DEEP!

Now, according to the OLD TIMERS...a.k.a. Lynn Mills...if the weather comes from that direction, it will PASS US!

We shall see.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Bill's Moon Pictures


I'll make a photographer out of him yet!