Friday, July 24, 2009

House/Cat Sitting and Happy Blogoversary to Me

Do you know today is my Blogoversary? Happy Blogoversary to me! I was house/cat/ sitting this week and had to show some photos. This first photo is looking out onto the backyard of my sister-in-laws home. It was so peaceful sitting outside on her deck and listening to this water. I am using this as my banner also.
And look at her crazy cat Louie! He loves sitting in the sink and kept wanting me to turn on the faucet so he could drink from it. If you click on the last photo you can see how unusual one of his eyes are. So that's what I've been up to this week. I am going out with my girlfriends tonight and to a Christmas in July party tomorrow night. Yea that's what I said Christmas in July! LOL I'll try to remember to take some photos.............Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baby Love............

So I got to love on all three grandbabies at the same time the other day, it's not often that all three of them are together so it was fun watching them interact. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am taking my youngest daughter to see Mama Mia tonight and am excited. We are meeting my best friend Vickie and her daughter and daughter-in-law for dinner before the show.
It is beautiful outside today, the sun is shining and it is probably only in the 70's with a nice breeze, just gorgeous. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm Alive, I'm Alive.............

LOL Yes, I am still alive and have not forgotten my poor blog. I just seem to have some kind of attention deficiency which doesn't allow me to be able to focus on more than one form of electronic communication at a time. It seems like I can do twitter sometimes and facebook other times or my blog but not all three at once. LOL Do you think it's a menopause thing or something else?
Anyway, I have been keeping myself very busy. We painted the grandkids room and only need to do touch up work and the trim. I really love the colors and will show photos when it's all done.
Here's a collage of my visit to the Newport Aquarium with my son Jim and grandson Cameron. I know I am a bit partial about this little boy but he is about the cutest and sweetest little boy ever. He has the most wonderful personality, very laid back and smiles all the time. Everywhere we go with him people comment on how friendly and cute he is. Okay I sound like a proud Grandma don't I? LOL
Hope everyone is well and enjoying their Summer. I have some fun plans for this week, Maddie and I are going to see another movie and go get ice cream afterwards(her favorite thing in the world) and this weekend I have tickets to go to see Mama Mia at the Aronoff theatre here in downtown Cincinnati. This is one of my favorite shows and my daughter Christina is going along with my best friend and her daughter so it should be lots of fun! Have a great day and I am trying to get my electronic attention deficiency under control.........:-)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fun Summer Reading

I just love a good beach book during the Summer and I especially love books by Dorothea Benton Frank. Her books are always good and they usually are about the Low Country in South Carolina. I try not to buy hardback books anymore but there are a few authors that I will buy and Dorothea is one of them. Go here to read a portion of this book. She has lots of books in paperback out there so if you have never read any of her books and love a good Summer read go and get one. I really liked The Land of Mango Sunsets and it is in paperback.
Hope everyone is having a good start to their week. The weather was cooler here last week but it has decided to warm up again. And I can't believe this but I was in a store yesterday and they are putting out school supplies already. Didn't Summer just start? LOL Have a good one!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July! Not doing much around here this year. Usually we have a party but with the backyard all torn apart because of the new patio being put in, there's no party here. The backyard project has been stalled because of all the rain we had, we need to have a big truckload of rocks delivered to our backyard but the only way to our back is through the front yard and with the ground being so wet it would make a mess. A big mess! So for now I am still using a step ladder to go in and out of my backdoor. My neighbors look at me funny when I go in and out the back. LOL I am also doing a painting project, my daughter and I are painting the bedrooms upstairs. It hasn't been done in years so it's been alot of fun picking out paint colors. We have picked out brown and blue for the first room. I'll try to post photos as we go along. It's amazing what a little paint can do!
Okay, why can't I catch up with my blog reading???? LOL Is anyone else having catch up problems? Maybe it's just this time of year......... Anyway have a wonderful 4th and stay safe!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This is too funny..............

So I am driving along today and pulled out my favorite lipstick(Black Honey by Clinique) and I just had to laugh. What the heck do I do to make it look like this? LOL Eventually this top part will fall off. Everyone who sees my lipstick always laughs about the shape that it is. This is not the best photo but you get the picture.........
Hope you all are having a good week. What does everyone have planned for the holiday weekend? I can't believe it's already the 4th of July weekend. Be safe and I am still trying to make my way around to visit. Between Facebook, Twitter and my blog it's hard to keep up. :-)