Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BUSY Frakin' Morning!

Yesterday, Lynn and I went out to the garden
and picked CUCUMBERS!

This morning I get a call from LYNN
and she is in DISTRESS!!

I walk over to see some of our tomato plants eaten!
What the FRAK??

I know I personally picked off 20
TOMATO WORMS
and Lynn had already picked a sandwich bag full.


We picked as many as we could see off
and SEVIN DUSTED the plants!

They really had a FEAST LAST NIGHT!


 FAT TOMATO WORM!


The MOTH that lays the eggs

Monday, June 27, 2011

It is CHERYL'S Fault

and Lynn and even Gail...
Well, I guess I can't blame GAIL too much
because if she knew I had
to go SHOPPING alone
she would have driven across the

BAY BRIDGE
to make sure I didn't HURT MYSELF!


BUT...
CHERYL and LYNN...
it is TRULY your FAULT that
I locked my TRUCK KEYS
in the truck at the Easton WalMart!

Yes, I blame you...
I asked you to go with me...
BUT...NO!
You guys had something better to do
like GO TO WORK!!

Anyway...It all turned out OKAY!

In fact the guy who came and opened the door was
originally from DOWN HERE in
SOUTH DORCHESTER

LOWELL CANDLE!!

Yes, Lynn said she went to school with him.
What a NICE GUY!


BIG GAME HUNTER

OMG
the SKEETERS are so bad.

A few years ago, Gail bought Bill this GREAT WEAPON. It looks like a tennis racket but if has batteries and shocks the SKEETERS DEAD!!

Before Bill leaves for work today and his drive across the Bay Bridge, he went on a BIG KILLING spree for me!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Something New

Bill and I tried something new tonite.

Light fried CUCUMBERS in olive oil with PATTY PAN SQUASH and ZUCCHINI.

VERY GOOD!!

Sunday Evening

The water was very calm tonight and I caught a CROAKER some people call them HARDHEADS.

FUN QUIET EVENING.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bill is Finally Home

Bill is home after 10 days out of the country.

He brought me a very nice gift too. I love that it climbs up the wall.

Then he spent the whole morning changing the fuel pump on his 1981 Bronco.

It's working!!
Starts right up!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Balighian Babies

Like I said...Benny never takes a bad picture.

Eric with his little ducks.

And Brady acting the PARTS. What a fun kid.

The Najafi Babies

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just a Snack

Cukes out of the garden with salt and pepper.

Only the Bottom was Broke

So I fixed it.
Of course I couldn't resist adding a little something to the top.

It's drying now.

See Mom, those little tiles came in handy.

THANK GOODNESS

Thank goodness I don't believe in this stuff about breaking mirrors.

But we will see what happens the rest of the day.

Is this how my day is going to go after the mirror fell off the door and broke??

Do you have any idea how long it too me to separate those crayons the first time??

What an ANNOYANCE.

Monday, June 20, 2011

SAY IT ISN'T SO!!!

Do I really like
COKE ZERO
more than
DIET PEPSI?

DAMN!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gonna Try a New Recipe Tonight

Braised Cucumber
1 huge cucumber (or 2 regular sized)
1 tablespoon butter
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 pinch dried mint

A Julia Child recipe
Sounds easy

I will let you know it comes out
Neighbors are bringing me
 FRESH CUCUMBERS!

High Tide

High Tide and a storm all night will do it!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just Chillin'

Cool clear day

THANX KIDS

You didn't drink all your chocolate milk now grandma gets to!!!

Chocolate milk is so good.
I forgot how good.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is WHY Ali is Such a Good Boy

HE MEDITATES!


Best Phone Call in the WORLD!

This grandma got a GREAT PHONE
call last night.
It was BENNY MAX calling to tell me
He POOPED and PEED in the POTTY!

He is so excited and trying his BEST!

Back at You Ali!

Love You, ALI!



Grandma needs to comb her hair
but in my defense
I just cut the grass!
WHO CARES!

It MUST Be Summer

My kids are in the WATER!



Grandma's Artists

This Grandma is
"TICKLED PINK"
that her grandbabies love
ART!


 Ariana and her painting she did at my house



 The BOYS do art EVERYDAY!



 Benny Max's Balloon and Dinosaur


 Brady's Turtle

ANOTHER Turtle by BradyI would FRAME this one!

Monday, June 13, 2011

BUSY DAY but with it's REWARDS!

Ms. Elaine picked me up at 8:00 this morning.

We both needed to get blood work done
So, I drove her up to town to get that
chore out of the way.
[just routine for me]



We stopped at the pharmacy to pick-up her Rx
and the grocery store to get PEPSI and DOG FOOD
We were home by 11:30 am

Then I went out to help Lynn put down straw on the garden.
Sometime between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
my house was INVADED!

EVERYWHERE I LOOKED
I SAW "ANTS"!!!
Another mess to clean-up

I dunno if the recent rains have brought them
BUT it is like a HORROR MOVIE about ANTS!

at 6:00 I volunteered for BIBLE SCHOOL
at the Wingate Church
Let's not say I VOLUNTEERED, 
Let's say I was asked if I would HELP
with the arts & crafts

So, I went down there until 8:30 pm
and just sat down to drink a PEPSI
When I got a telephone call from BENNY MAX!
A telephone that makes ALL GRANDMA'S SMILE...

"Hey Grandma, I pooped in the potty"

Life has it rewards!

Good Job, Benny Max!

Room With a View

 Atlantis Resort at Night
from Bill's room

Daytime from Bill's room

I know we should all feel bad for HOW HARD Bill works.
Because we know he does, REALLY!
He has been traveling A LOT to the Caribbean the past
6 months or so.
He is NOW gone for 10 days to the Bahamas.

He never gets to go to the beach, 
lie out in the sand, go scuba diving, ride horses along the beach,
or go hang gliding...
NO! BECAUSE HE IS WORKING 24/7

We ALSO know he would NEVER do ANY of those
things anyway, so we all must be HAPPY FOR him to get
such a GREAT ROOM and VIEW while he is working.