Thursday, September 30, 2010

Not a CLOUD in the SKY

Not a CLOUD in the SKY
anywhere ELSE
but the east coast!
Looks like more coming!
Oh well
I have two boats in the yard!
hahahaha!!

HIGH TIDE TONITE

After all the RAIN we have had today
and the winds blowing up the BAY
and now it is HIGH TIDE
I have water up to the first step
of the PORCH.
Not the FIRST TIME
Not the LAST





Looks Like RAIN All Night

Uh Oh!
It has rained ALL DAY here
Sometimes VERY heavy
Pretty windy too!
All is WELL!

Ariana Rides

video

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

NASTY!

Is that going to HIT ME?
or YOU??
NASTY!

Right now it is
CURVING AWAY from ME!

Grandma's Little Girl

Ariana!
So sweet
So good
LOVE YOU

Sneaking Around

Home from ANOTHER visit across the
BAY BRIDGE!
I sneaked across on Monday morning
and visited the BOYS first!
It RAINED most of the day on Monday
but we managed a few minutes to take
a QUICK WALK outside

Benny Max
WHAT A FACE!!

Matching COWBOY JAMMIES

BIG Grandma KISS

Not a very flattering pix of me...
But it is NOT about ME...
Its about BRADY!

RAIN

Driving home in the RAIN
3 hours!!
Home NOW!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gone Dippin'

What did we do today??
Drove to town and ate breakfast at Denny's.
Stopped and picked up some old windows from Tammy for my PROJECT!!
Loaded two huge tubs full of nice flat stones for a future project.
AND
Went DIPPIN' FOR PEELERS
Peelers are crabs that are shedding their hard shells. At this time
they are very vulnerable. They are PERFECT bait for ROCKFISH which is
coming into season.
In fact, Bill is frying up the ROCK ge caught yesterday right NOW!!

WHO IS WHO?

GOSH!
They even have the
SAME HAIRCUTS
NOW!

ERIC

LUCAS




Saturday, September 25, 2010

Did You Know

My favorite genre if books to read are HISTORICAL FICTION.

I am currently reading a 19 book series called CHILDREN OF THE LION.

It is about characters from the Bible. The actual history of what was
going on in those times. Politics, customs, etc.

Religion is not part of the story.

Book One is about ABRAHAM and his clan searching and fighting for the
Promise Land.

I really got laughing when one of Abraham's nephew Lot described
Abraham as a FUSSBUDGET!!

Just a reminder that it is FICTION!!

HAPPY BOY

videoKinda a hot day on the water
NO CRABS
but we are having
FISH FOR DINNER

Our Little School


Top Eight In the State - Latest News
by - Alyana Gomez
09/24/2010

GOLDEN HILL, Md. - Well the Maryland State Assessment scores are in--- And kudos goes to South Dorchester School in Golden Hill.
Out of 833 schools, they took the number eight spot in academic excellence.
Officials say the students scored 99 percent on the reading test and 96 percent on the math test.
The school had a day filled with fun activities for the students today to award them for all of their hard work.

ISN'T THAT GREAT FOR OUR LITTLE SCHOOL?
I ALWAYS SAID THAT SCHOOL HAD
SOMETHING GREAT GOING ON!
IT IS LIKE GOING TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL!
THE KIDS ARE GREAT!
AND SO IS THE STAFF!
THANX TO MR. ABT THE PRINCIPAL!

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT
THE CELEBRATION ON FRIDAY
ICE CREAM
MOON BOUNCES
WATER SLIDES
FACE PAINTING [ME]
AND
A DJ MUSIC!

LET'S KEEP UP THE
GOOD WORK!

Friday, September 24, 2010

93 DEGREES

93 degrees in the SWAMP
WHY???

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SPUR OF THE MOMENT

Took a spur of the moment trip to Rehoboth Beach today.

ALONE!!

Made sure the condo was all clean for some of Bill's friends going
down thus weekend.

Stopped at ALL of the JUNK STORES
and sat on the beach for two hours.

The weather was perfect and the sky was blue. Think my nose is sunburnt.

Stopped in Cambridge and had dinner with Robin. I had stuffed eggplant
with spaghetti and Robin had chicken Parmesan. I brought more than
half home after eating the side salad and homemade bread that was
served with it.

Bill has already claimed my leftovers or as they say down here...SCRAPS!

Tomorrow there is a celebration at school and they have asked me to
come up at noon and paint HANDS.
no faces...hands.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Humming Bird

Even the Humming Bird
Looks so much better
Now for a couple of
Coats of Polyurthane

Definitely

Definitely a SECOND COLOR
Makes it RICHER
and gives it DEPTH

ONLY 6 more to go

Thinking it Through

All of you know I do things by
TRIAL & ERROR
Not always a GOOD THING
Sometimes it IS the BEST THING
Ex: my sidewalk

Some of my BEST ART
Have been ERRORS! :)

So I am sitting here thinking
About the WINDOWS
I LOVE the way windows
Are coming out

The huge backgrounds are
Giving me a hard time
Even though I like the
Van Gogh look of short strokes
I am not sure I know how
To execute that look

Here are two thoughts
1. Use two colors ln the background
And keep the Van Gogh strokes
2. Make cut out sillouttes of the main subject and spray paint the
background

Hmmmm

Going to add a second color
To butterfly
See what happens

Swampbonnie
1915 Wingate Bishops Head Rd
Toddville, MD 21672
410-397-8241

Another One Bites the Dust

I am still on a learning curve
I can't wait until I have enough done
To show what the PLAN is!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

One More Done

One more window done
Only 7 more to go!!

DAMMIT GAIL

Did you bring
STINK BUGS WITH YOU??
First one I have seen

STOP IT!!

I am flitting around the house starting and not finishing tasks!!

As soon as I start something
I see another and start that one

STOP IT!


Swampbonnie
1915 Wingate Bishops Head Rd
Toddville, MD 21672
410-397-8241

"TREASURE"

I SCORED at Robin's YARD SALE!
the skirt some of you BALKED at
Turns out to be a
PIERRE CARDIN!!!

Like Bill says....
"sometimes even a blind squirrel
Finds a nut""

THANX ROBIN!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Benny Max Called Me

Benny Max called me on the phone tonite.
His first call to me.
He is talking so much and
So clear I thought he was
Brady saying "hi grandma"!

Watch Killer

I always wear a watch
ALWAYS!!!

Years ago I bought a great watch at a boat store. But alas the band
broke and I lost it. I had it for years.

I replaced that watch with a blue TIMEX. It lasted forever until the
band also broke. I LOVED THAT WATCH
but couldn't find a band to replace it so bought one just like it.

That watch also a TIMEX didn't last a year when the face parts fell
off.

So this summer I went and bought a new TIMEX. It didn't last a week.
But lucky me I had the receipt and took it back.

I exchanged that for another TIMEX and I ruined it in the hot tub. It
said it was water resistant. Oh well...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
No more $30 watches for me
They don't make them like that use to
And obviously I am losing my mind.

So here us my NEW CHEAP WATCH!!
$12.00

Wanna bet this one lasts the longest??

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just PUTZING Around

I keep a look out for
weather beaten boards
or bottoms of crab baskets
so I had a few laying around
started to
PUTZ!

This is what came out!





SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

What a BEAUTIFUL DAY
I had committed myself to a day of
FACE PAINTING
at the local Fire Hall

Here are a few FACES!





They had chickens and they bet on
which square the chicken would poop on!
People will bet on ANYTHING!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

FLOUNDER

Caught this morning
Cooked tonight
Eaten RIGHT NOW!!

Butterfly's Over the BAY!

Another VIDEO for YOU!
[hahahaha]

A Fun Saturday

After drinking our TEA
I went down to put up one of my old lady hair
As PAYMENT, I got 8 OLD WINDOWS!
WHOO-HOO!!

Then, as Bill was UNLOADING the WINDOWS
Donnie stopped by and asked me if I wanted
a FRESH FLOUNDER!
MY FAVORITE!
WHOO-HOO!!

So, Bill cleaned it and we are having it for dinner
WHOO-HOO!!

Then, Robin was having a YARD SALE
over at her house on HOOPERS ISLAND
so BILL and I took the boat
over to the YARD SALE!

When we got there
I decided to WEAR and CARRY
all of my purchases
A new "BIG" DENIM SHIRT
A WILD and CRAZY SKIRT
A LIGHTHOUSE HAT
and a WROUGHT IRON DOG statue!
WHOO-HOO!!

These are my PARTNERS in CRIME
Susan, Robin, ME [and my purchases]
& Margaret




Friday, September 17, 2010

OK, Here is How It Is Going to GO!

You all KNOW ...
I live in the SWAMP/MARSH...
In the BOONIES...
Away from TOWN...

You all KNOW...
I have NO DSL...
NO Real INTERNET Service...
NO Cell Phone Service...

You all KNOW...
I pay a FORTUNE for a SPECIAL Satelitte Internet
that GAIL complains is SLOW
I pay a FORTUNE for a LAND LINE from VERIZON
I pay COLBY for my VERIZON cell phone
[which I can't even use down here]
[Don't get me started on VERIZON!]
AND
You all KNOW
I choose to have all these so-called problems
for the PRIVILEGE to live in BISHOPS HEAD

So, because TECHNOLOGY has ONCE AGAIN
decided to BITE-ME-IN-THE-BUTT
I can NO LONGER use a
WIRELESS/HAND-HELD PHONE
I have tried MANY different phones
and the
BUZZING on my end
has
DRIVEN me EVEN MORE
CRAZY than I already am...
ASK BILL!

[Thanx Lisa for the NEW HI-TECH PHONE
and GAIL for 2 of her OLD phones
but NOTHING WORKS!]

Verizon cannot run HIGH TECH lines through the SWAMP
thus we have been having HUGE problems this summer
as phone technology grows and WE DON'T!

So I have gone back to the
GOOD OLD DAYS
of a REGULAR LAND LINE!

What does that mean?
  • DO NOT EXPECT ME TO ANSWER MY PHONE EVERY TIME IT RINGS
  • I WILL ANSWER IF I AM CLOSE TO THE PHONE
    but not when I am out feeding the goats or sitting in the hot tub[hahaha]
  • PLEASE LEAVE ME A VOICE MESSAGE
Your VOICE MESSAGE will come up on my COMPUTER
WHEN I CHECK MY E-MAIL [which is often]

So, THAT IS THAT!




Thursday, September 16, 2010

Brady's First Day of School TOO!

Today was BRADY'S
FIRST DAY of SCHOOL too!
Pre-School
Same as ME!

How EXCITING!!
He told me he was excited to go
I am so HAPPY for him!

Mom was allowed to go on the FIRST DAY!
She said she didn't cry!

A school with TRUCKS!
What a LUCKY GUY!

Of course!
He was a GOOD BOY!

And a GOOD LISTENER TOO!




First Day of School

Today was my First Day of School
this year in Pre-K
in the afternoon, I only had 8
so it was pretty easy!

Here is a PIX of them
they were working on
First, Second Third and Fourth
then if they had time
they were to draw a Pix of
Ms. Bonnie

Top - Ridge, Will, Daniel and Ashlee
Bottom - Gretchen, Martin and another of Martin
2 of them went home with fevers...
Evan and Mackenzie
GREAT!



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Let Me Try that AGAIN

My iPhone has a feature that tries to think for you. Thus all if the missed words in the previous entry. 

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO
PROOF READ !!!

After being at school since 8:00
Doing a quick vacuum downstairs
Then seeing the
BLUE BISHOPS HEAD SKIES
I had NO CHOICE
But to go outside and sit
AND READ!!


Swampbonnie
1915 Wingate Bishops Head Rd
Toddville, MD 21672
410-397-8241

Can't Help Myself

After bring at school since 8:00
Doing a quick vacuum downstairs
Then swing the
BLUE BISHOPS HEAD SKIES
I had NO CHOICE
But to go outside and sit
AND READ!!

305 CRAB CAKES!

This week in school is
Maryland Food Week
or something like that

The schools are suppose to eat
food raised or grown in Maryland

Our school is
South Dorchester School
so the CRAB HOUSES
in Southern Dorchester donated
FRESH CRAB MEAT!

How lucky are our students?

On Tuesday we made
305 Crab Cakes
Ms. Elaine mixed the crab meat up
and the rest of us volunteers
made the crab cakes

This morning Robin Phillips and I
fried 305 crab cakes
and this afternoon
the STUDENTS ate
305 crab cakes!

Well, they had a little help
some school and county officials
came down for lunch

A good time for EVERYONE!