Sunday, July 29, 2012

i love my phone and i want to marry it!

i have had crappy phones every since we got the cell phone oh almost 10 years ago.
It wasnt until recently as my babies moved further away that i thought of the cell phone as a very necessary part of my life and the better the phone the better our communication - it is worth working 40 hours a week in a small gray cube just for this amazing tool

yesterday it was love all over again as i left the house with a recently downloaded "couch to 5k" app.
Time to get into shape or in better shape before the oldest child of ours marries in September.  

I pressed the start training button and this nice lady said "walk briskly" So i did! and then i wondered if i could hear pandora radio while the training lady was around - and yep!! DMB began singing "Bartender" 

and i was moving briskly when the nice young lady said "Ok let's jog" so for the next minute I did-- and I was smiling and taking notes of things i wanted to take pictures of and share with my kids on the way back---

 so or 2.09 miles I jogged when she said jog and i walked when she said walk and sang all the way with DMB.  Turned around at this sign and this was plenty far for my first day

As I turned around the phone buzzed that i had a message-- It was from hard working beach baby party monster son  "Started early this morning"

So we shared a few moments of chat and pics
His view
and My VIEW

Shared a new experience his baby sister was in the middle of -- yes it is a sewing machine! lol
I walked in the door this morning after a jog and a long walk and a chat with one of our babies and said I LOVE MY PHONE it is awesome and I WANNA MARRY IT!

Friday afternoon we heard from Chicago Dears shared new rug pics!!

and we shared we are all out to eat picture

It was a great weekend with close enough to touch babies and even with those far away

Thursday, July 26, 2012

it is all about attitude....

a hot day.... another day in summer!  
busy or not in my cubicle

 or wandering the crowds in disney.

went i sat on the deck tonight just before dark it felt like a warm embrace (with mosquitoes of course)  It reminded me that nature mother earth will embrace you no matter your attitude and changes it.  ahhh love the lap and shoulder of nature

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday tunes--bubbles from an old brain

wandering from my cubicle hell

before i loose my mind completely and going to the starbucks.... a "forgiven" leave of absence is a run to starbucks --- and i walk in and order a chocolate chunk cookie and an iced latte.  Suddenly i wanted to cry-  It was and is hot as hell, I hate being in gray cloth walled room for 8+ hours and no confirmation from the queen b that she is appreciative of the hours and work I have done- and my starbucks partner my cookie sharer has moved away- far away!

I had to coach myself to not let it flow but to be a big girl, wash my face and get back in that gd cube and make some dollars so i can pay for this great phone i so love!  and i really really love it and want to marry it!

Got home (with still a mountain of work left undone) after 9 hours in the world of gray felt and called my starbucks partner!  Her voice lightened my heart immediately! and I heard a touch of boredom and "what am i gonna do now" in her voice and instantly felt like this is a problem i understand oh so well-- only to have a ferocious storm break thru the heat/humidity and with lots of lightening, thunder and hard rain I had to rush thru my conversation to close windows, pick tomatoes.

when i snapped this picture i wondered if the neighbors should give approval of how they sorta show up in all my pics - but thankfully they are not too paranoid and probably wont care since no one reads my blog anyway! lol!  But as i walked away with this pic I thought--- the similarities between my starbucks partner and myself are amazing   She was so very busy especially the last 3 years here in school, working, and planning her wedding- and now she is home .... waiting wondering and planning -
I was so very busy for oh 28 years of my life (especially 21) and now well i work for my phone but I wait for all to come home for visits and remember when they were all here all day!

love you my babies

Oh yea almost for got to tell the song of the mind bubble today was... "well hello dolly, well hello dolly with Carol Channing just like I saw her in NEW YORK 1977

Thursday, July 5, 2012

funny little songs funny little ideas ...

a strange song got into my head the other day and i couldnt stand it a minute longer!   Joan dear- Joan Baez a wonderful folk song artist did so many different songs so why did that one get stuck! I dont even know all the words...only

 "Virgil quick come see there goes the Robert E. Lee...the night they drove old dixie down...nanananananannnannnna" (in purple cause i think folk singers like purple, specially folk singers from the real hippy day....

hell the year i was born she was 17 so you know this woman deserves respect but why does that damn song get stuck-- check it out follow the link - listen and see if you can remember any of it!

then for the first time in eons i had a creative - sketching impulse that wouldnt let me sleep till I drew it! so i did and made myself stay up and sketched this: 

nothing fancy but it just had to be done ya know-- and then on the way home from work i put it together in my head for a canvas- yep canvas i havent wanted to go near a canvas! lol so something a little weird going on here-

Then einstein and i just had our first date anniversary--- 34 years ago on the fourth of july my mom asked me to go to the store and get her some beer- he lived 2 doors down from us and we hadn't seen each other in oh 3 or 4 years (he was away in college) and he stood up from a lounge chair (shouldve been my first warning) and he had the most beautiful eyes, build, long blonde hair and a tan- (last one since that day fyi)  OMG he was a rock star and he was pretending to hitch hike so of course I picked him up---
couple of funny things from that moment
*one truly funny- it was a bench front seat and I am 5 ft tall had he was a tad over 6 so he had to sit with his knees up to his ears! and acted like that was his fav way to ride!
* we took the beer to my house and of course my mom talked at record speed of excitement while he seemed to either not understand or could care less.  she was bragging about me in my last year of college (which had been my most wildest ever) and he really didnt interact at all- another clue-
*he asked me out (on a date) sorta for the next night but i had to work and put off my steady so we moved it out to July 6th.  and that my dears is a story for another entry--
TEASER-- I didnt get home till 5 AM- sober as a Nun! and learned more about nuclear power than anyone should on a date parked under an oak tree!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hot hot 'lanta nights

It started like this on friday with a bit of Doobie tribute band on the little town square.

it was about 101 degrees and it had been such a week watching another baby leave the nest...

So that first weekend as empty nesters - again - was not any easier.  We get so excited when the birdies ask for temporary housing but then they need to leave again!
So our space will go from this:

SO back to Friday:  we danced  the night away taken it to the streets

and some of us just kept trying to fly! 

Then all day saturday well i mourned and did laundry and baby sat for my son's pets and NO that doesnt make them my grand pets!  but they were cute

yes Grey Kitty's can sit on the table

 *******and yes GD (Grey Dog) is smiling!*****

then you have Sunday-- I had to really worked hard to get in the cooking mood again 
(healthy good home made fresh) and it led me to this dish for tonight:

Fresh cold Gazpacho Soup from the Pioneer woman.  blackened fish from Sam's warehouse.  I was out of cucumbers so used the lighter green leaves of the romaine lettuce that was in the fridge.  Fresh squeeze of lime and basil and oregano and it was a very delicious!
But the einstein holds the trophy for the weekend TA-dah!!
we have had baby owls swooning us every evening for a week and each day it sent the man to the internet first (OF COURSE!) 
 and then the idea and plans kept him up at night until at last this weekend-
 The owl box...

a mission so strong to his heart that he couldnt leave the process long enough to eat dinner so I brought it to him so he could continue to stain the box

same color as our deck --- I call it "Dunmovin Brown"

 and added the roof! that he hopes will be too slick for squirrels

                   Climbed up to the highest point do-able (and it was only 102 degrees)

                        When he gets it into his head to do something  he gives it 105%

                      and he got this beautiful box up for future feathered families

ahhh and now we all go off to start another week!  cause i need to keep up with all those dang kiddos! spread out all over the place