Monday, June 28, 2010

DOING A RAIN DANCE!

See that little BLUE spot under
the Pennsylvania border?

Bill just sent me an email and
said it was raining in in Washington DC
that BLUE SPOT just passed over his OFFICE BUILDING!

DAMN IT!

It is SO HOT down here!
The grass is CRUNCHY!

NO BLUE SPOTS
heading MY WAY!
:(

ARIANA'S FIRST ARTWORK!

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL???
I LOVE IT!
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's TOO BAD

We thought Bill was going to be
able to take Monday off.
But after being out of the office all last week
down in PUERTO RICO
He has to go back tonite.

BOO HOO!
That's TOO BAD!

Oh well, working hard,
being loyal and honest
are the words that define BILL.
And that is WHY I LOVE HIM!

Next weekend is the FOURTH OF JULY
3-day weekend, so?????

I am picking up COLBY on Wednesday
so the 4th will be BUSY with COLBY down here.
We always have a good time.

I have a BIG PROJECT for Colby and I to work on
If it is NOT TOO HOT!
It should be fun and I will take
BEFORE and AFTER Pixs.

We always take a day and go to the BEACH
and maybe we will go see a MOVIE
or maybe we will DO NOTHING?

You can never tell what the two of us will do.
We have always been the BEST BUDDIES instead
of AUNT and NEPHEW!

He is Bill's
FIRST MATE!

HE IS A GREAT KID
and I cannot wait until he comes down.

GOOD FRIENDS = GOOD TIMES

Well, the weekend is OVER
Gail and Ken just sent me an email
that they are BACK SAFE AT HOME!
GOOD!!

We had a GREAT WEEKEND!
Fishing on both
Saturday and Sunday
even though it was HOT HOT HOT
the BREEZE n the BAY
made fishing enjoyable

Last night we went to
OLD SALTY'S on Hoopers Island
for dinner

Gail and I had the HUGE PRIME RIB
that they make so PERFECT!
We both brought more than HALF back home
They will make GREAT sandwiches for tonite

Bill and Ken ordered the
SHRIMP and SCALLOP platter
which would have been my second choice
I stole one of Bill's scallops and it was
SO SWEET!

Anyway, here are some pixs from todays trip!

SO?
When are YOU coming down?
We are WAITING!


Self Portrait!
I think this is the ESSENCE of me!

Bill's first catch of the day
he had QUITE a FEW MORE!

Gail caught SIX through out the day
and a piece of DRIFTWOOD
and a CRAB!

Ken did really good too
he even caught a OYSTER!
My camera ran out of battery
so I don't have proof of all the catches

You just have to
TRUST ME!






Saturday, June 26, 2010

Big FISHING DAY!

Gail and Ken came down for the weekend.
After they battled the 97 via route 50 chaos before the Severn River Bridge
they arrived in the SWAMP safely.

We got up early and ate a quick breakfast
and got ready to FISH!

Lucky for us there was a very NICE BREEZE out on the BAY

Bill catches the FIRST Croaker
Then GAIL

I just sat back and read my book
How do you like my NEW
HIPPIE FISHING PANTS??

Then Bill catches ANOTHER

My portrait of Gail and Ken!


The BAY from my point of view

And another for GAIL!

Gail!
ANOTHER? GAIL?
One for Ken!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Don't They Look Happier?

Don't my flowers look much HAPPIER
now that they got a SIP of fresh RAIN WATER?

I could hear them lapping it up!

Outside right now
it is a VERY FUNNY
Greenish-Golden color
I tried to capture it on a PIX
but it didn't work

I keep everything in pots
because I am afraid the TIDE will
kill them in the ground
SO, SAVE THOSE POTS FOR ME!

Ms. Dora's Yellow Rose
I managed to keep it alive for another summer!


My little RAIN BARREL all full now!
How do you like the WATERMELON GARDEN STOOL
Bill bought me at a YARD SALE last year?




FINALLY RAINED

It didn't last too long
but the WINDS were HARD!
NO DAMAGE!

My rain barrels were completely empty
and now they are FULL
so enough rain ran off the house
to water my plants for a couple of days

I took some pixs because clouds
are very interesting when they are
moving by so fast

It is so much cooler outside TOO!

Here are some PIXS before the STORM





Here are some PIXS after the STORM







Suppose to get MORE later on!



ARE THOSE STORMS...

Are those STORMS coming MY WAY?
Gosh, we need RAIN!
I HOPE SO!

I will let you know!

I AM SUCH A BAD MOM!

I JUST went outside to see how the GOATS are doing.
The dogs have been IN all day
because both of these OLD DOGS are panting continuously.
Even though both of them have been lying by the door to go out.

I went to give the goats clean water
like I do everyday
but their pan looked really dirty for some reason.
When I put my hand in the water
IT WAS HOT!
I MEAN REALLY HOT!

WHAT A BAD MOM I AM!

I moved their pan/bucket into the smaller pen
where it will be in more shade for them.

PLEASE if you have an animal outside
check to see if their water is still cool
because IT IS NOT!

SORRY
Betty and Little Girl!
DRINK UP!

I KNOW WHAT I SAW!!

Bill called last night like he always does
and he was BORED in PUERTO RICO!

Now, some of us might NOT BE BORED
but if you know BILL being on a Caribbean Island
does NOT mean sandy beaches, swimming in a warm ocean
or sitting by the pool!

While he was telling me HOW BORING IT WAS...
I looked outside the back door and saw a
STRANGE, BIG ANIMAL
standing inside the goat pen!

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?
It was around DUSK.

It looked like a BIG FOX
but not the same color as a fox
and not the TAIL of a fox.

The color was more brown and the tail was curled up!

As I was describing it to Bill
he said it must be a COYOTE!
Yes, there are COYOTES down here.

So, I went on the internet today until I found
a COYOTE that looked like what I saw!
DEFINITELY a COYOTE!

We have NOT had rain in FIVE WEEKS
all all sort of SWAMP MONSTERS or coming out
looking for food and water.

I talked to my neighbor and we decided
NOT TO FEED the GOATS after 5pm at night.
Just in case that the COYOTE is after leftover
food that we give the goats.


This is the exact face I saw looking at me.
The coloring is perfect!!
Long skinny face

This example is too thick and fat, but had the same tail
almost like a fox tail. but curled up
a lot of the pixs I saw of coyotes
a lot did not have that tip on the tail

THIS REALLY LOOKS LIKE
WHAT IS SAW!
VERY FOX LIKE

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MESSAGE FROM BILL

Made it WHEW!
My back hurts!
10:24 pm

In Bill talk
that means he is on the ground
and heading to the HOTEL!

Good for him!
LUVYA

And...Nancy says...

OH NO!
NAH-UH!
I don't see any life boats hangin'
off the sides of that little boat.

SORRY FRANK...
it is unanimous
DON'T GO!

If these two women
SAY NO!
Then...NO!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Comment from GAIL!

No I would not go!
Did not know your first boyfriend was black?

DAMN, Gail
I thought that was just his TAN!

I am Not Saying DON'T GO...

An OLD FRIEND from high school...
some of you know him..
Frankie Hanzes...
Yes, my FIRST boyfriend...

Now, that we got that all out of the way...

Sent me a couple of pictures
and asked me if Bill and I would take this guy
up on his offer to go out FISHING
from JAMAICA to CUBA
on their next trip to the ISLANDS???

Well, for SURE
I NEED MORE BOAT UNDER ME
for that trip!

And I would also need
a little bit more PROTECTION
from the sun or weather

BUT OMG FRANKIE
I HOPE YOU ARE KIDDING ME!

Let's ask GAIL
and Nancy...would you go!
HAHAHAHA!!!!

My POOR Bill

Bill was up at 5 am this morning to catch
his flight to Puetro Rico at 8:20 am
When he got to BWI his flight was cancelled
but that was OK
the airlines was paying for his taxi ride to
NATIONAL Airport in DC.

As soon as he got to DC they told him the
flight to CHICAGO was cancelled
The next flight he could take to get to
Puerto Rico by tomorrow was DC to DALLAS!

Now, I am not the smartest cookie in the bag
but isn't that going the WRONG WAY?

He cancelled both site calls he had for this afternoon.

So, the travel people that sets up his ITINERARY
worked on the new flight schedule for him for a couple of hours
and all they could come up with was...
FLY TO DALLAS!

He left DC National at 1:30 this afternoon.
No word from him yet.

I tried to do a little research on WHAT WAS HAPPENING.
No AMERICAN AIRLINE plane crashed...GOOD NEWS
No AMERICAN AIRLINE grounding of planes...GOOD NEWS
BUT...Chicago did have some really BAD WEATHER this morning...A HA!

But in Puerto Rico...

Flash flood watch for parts of Puerto Rico, USVI

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A flash flood watch has been issued for portions of eastern Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is expected to be in place through Monday morning.

The National Weather Service's alert was issued Sunday afternoon because of wet weather from the tail end of a tropical wave.

An earlier flood warning for western and central Puerto Rico was lifted after rainfall proved slight in those areas.



OUCH!

What is up next for Bill?

Dallas to San Francisco?
San Francisco to Tokyo
Tokyo to Cairo
Cairo to Paris
Paris to New York
New York to BWI
BWI to PUERTO RICO?

Only BILL would do this for his JOB!

I will let you where he calls me from NEXT!

GOOD LUCK, Honey!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

SILLY ME!

Gosh, what a HOT DAY!
We had a nice BREEZE off the BAY
and the skies were BLUE
so, we decided to take a boat ride.

But SILLY ME
forgot the camera!

The clouds were gorgeous and sky was blue.

We went for a ride around HOOPER'S ISLAND.
Of course, Bill fished here and there
He cannot help it!

It was just nice not to spend the day INSIDE.
WHAT A WASTE that would have been.

Bill just left to drive back across the BAY BRIDGE.
Yes, it is EARLY for him
but he is OFF again to PUERTO RICO
and his flight leaves at 8:20 am
He will be home on FRIDAY!

This How I Feel This Morning

Lumpy
Bumpy
Old
Crusty
and like someone
carved their name in me!

Why?
I dunno
just woke about about 10 minutes ago
STIFF as a BOARD [a.k.a a TREE]

But I did get GREAT NEWS yesterday!
COLBY called and asked when
was the best time he could come down?

COLBY has been coming for SUMMER VISITS
to CRAZY AUNT BONNIE'S since
well, since he was THIS SMALL!

Bill is getting the CRABBING gear
ready and waiting for him!

His FIRST summer visit on the ANDIAMO
just a little GUY

Now he is a TEENAGER
and he still has some GREAT SUMMER FUN!

Here he is learning how to CULL CRABS
a year or so back
He knows what that MEANS!

Eating GREEN BEANS at Ms. Dora's
Fresh GREEN BEANS and LITTLE RED POTATOES
He always said hers was the BEST

That's a WEIRD fish caught on the
WORLDS END TURN!
His FIRST ROCK!

We are waiting for him.
I will be UP to get you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

HONEY, I'm HOME!

So, I couldn't get anyone to go to the BEACH with me
So... I went alone.
Well, SPARKY went with me.
We had a GREAT time!

Early morning at the BOARDWALK!
Sparky and I were up
every day by 6:00 am

Early evening at the BOARDWALK

Early SUNRISE
we saw this a few mornings

As far as I got into the water
my BODY SURFING DAYS
are OVER!

From MY POINT of VIEW
from my chair and a BOOK!

Monday, June 14, 2010

SLOW Monday

I had one of those nights last night.
Awake at 3:00 am again.
I get up and go downstairs because I am not sleepy.
I KNOW I should just stay in bed
but when did you ever know me to do as I was told?

Then of course I fall back asleep during the day
making the whole day kinda wasted for me.

Not so much today.
it was one of those HOT, WHITE SKY, HUMID
days that I hate.

Bill hung around until about NOON
then decided to hit the road.

I keep watching the weather
but the RAIN just never makes it here!
Bill said it rained in BALTIMORE on his drive home
but nothing here YET!

TOMORROW I am going to the beach for a couple of days
so NO DOUBT it will rain then.

Bill also took back with him "THE BOYS"
little table and chairs.

Ariana bought a set for me to paint for her!
Can't wait to get that started.

THE BOYS

WOW!! Can you believe that FACE?