Sunday, November 13, 2011


Saturday November 12, 2011
these 2 adventurous ladies....
Went to Tuachan to the concert
In a word, it was 
I love all the old Abba songs,
and while it wasn't the "real"  Abba...
they sounded almost as good.
They even had Swedish accents when they spoke.
Have you noticed that when people with an accent sing...
 there is no trace of the accent? 
Why is that?
I was all set to start getting lots of great close up shots,
but just after I took this one....
The camera battery went dead....
I said
"Mama Mia!"
Send out an
I wanted to take pictures of me as the
"Dancing Queen"
After paying all that
 "Money, Money"
to see the show,
I was face to face with my own
That was the
"Name of the Game"
It was time to "Move on"
"Knowing me, Knowing you"
I was a
"Super Trooper"
instead of screaming
"Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee
a new battery,
I said,
"I have a dream"
"Take a chance on me"
"The winner takes it all"
"Thank you for the music"
and with the last notes still  lingering in my head...
soared like an "Eagle" into my bed.


On Friday, November 4 at 5:30 pm
I stopped at TJ Maxx on my way home from work,
and in the parking stall next to mine I found this:
The next day, I looked at the ring again,
and decided that I should call the store to
see if anyone had reported it as missing.
No one had, but they took my phone number
and told me they would call if anyone asked about it.
A few hours later I had a call from the store
and they gave me the number of the lady who had inquired about it.
I called her and she asked if she could come by and look at it,
and if it wasn't hers she certainly wouldn't take it.
This was my first clue that perhaps the green stone,
and the diamonds all around it were....
The sweet 70ish lady came and brought the
certificate of insurance as well as
a picture of the ring.
was hers.
And it definitely was worth big $!
( looking on line it appears to be valued at $5,655.00)
The next day she came by again
and brought me these: 
With this sweet note: 
It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside....
and I was happy that I had been honest,
 and that the diamond ring
was once again with its rightful owner.

So 5 days later,
I am at another store....
It is late at night
(for me anyway)
Well, it was DARK,
so in my world, it was late....
The parking lot was empty except for a few cars and a shopping cart
that was closer to my car than I would have liked.
So as I grumbled to myself about how people are so rude....
and moved the cart away from my car....
I looked down....
and and found these.....
Fossil sunglasses.
Not a diamond ring....
but as of yet
still unclaimed.
which means...
I am rockin' the glasses until
someone claims them
or doesn't.
And for the record, I don't know
WHY I look like I am sporting a mustache.
(insert tears of self pity here)
w.r.i.n.k.l.e.s might be the answer..
which only makes that warm and fuzzy feeling I had earlier
 a very

Sunday, November 6, 2011


This family fun weekend of October 8, 2011
 started off with a soccer game
Hmmm....what to do, chase the ball
or ponder chasing the ball..... 
Team huddle to ponder chasing the ball 
Now thats what I'm talkin' about! 
Some were more interested in their treats
and although chilly,
wasn't unbearably cold....
The game finished just as it started to rain...
Next up getting the Grantham family ready
for their family pictures.....
Macie looked adorable
Dalan looked handsome.... 
Khloe looked like trouble....
darling, but definitely knows her own mind. 
A stressful day? 
A picture REALLY is worth a thousand words.... 
Who wants to show off their dancing skills? 
Some of us had them.... 
And some of us
did not!!!! 
Someone on the left could definitely 
 use some help in the "groovin" department. 
You call that dancing? 
Grrr.....please make this go away... 
I am so confused! 
Boys have to be boys and building a fort is
high on their list of things to do... 
 Dalan is a master builder
Jameson is giving the master a lot of competition!
Demolishing the fort is the best fun of all!
Sweet Quinn,
not sure what all these people are doing
at her house,
in her personal space,
she agrees with the dogs...
make them go away!
Cali's face says it all....
this family is
And I love them!