Saturday, February 28, 2009

Who canceled SPRING?

I went to bed last night thinking of sunshine 70 degrees sandy beaches and beautiful Mountains . I think I have spent more time planning my trip than it will take to have the trip. LOL
But any way I woke this morning and looked out the window. To Snow! It is still pouring down as I write.

Look I had signs of spring

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.Reba is the top photo Crash below.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


The theme at Grace alone this week is Basics.
She spoke of all the people in the world that have no heat or food.

I sure know how to be thankful for all the basics in life now.
In the last few years I have learned to be thankful we can flip a switch and have light.
And indoor plumbing. A roof over your head and food in the tummy.
I am so thankful so many good things are happening now.
I am tankful I can laugh and smile. And I love it if I can get you to join in on the happy thoughts.
I am thankful I found a good doctor yesterday.
Most of all I am thankful for my family and friends.

I am also thankful for Hershey's candy company. My friend called the other day and said she heard they were closing. I could not believe my ears. I searched the web and found it was 250 people being let go. They make peppermint patty's and fifth avenue bars. So I know candy is not a basic food. But could you imagine life with out it. And all those sad people who lost there jobs.

I never thought I would say this. But please buy candy.
Big hug to you all.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trip for March

This is going to be the most amazing trip ever.
Starting March 2, to March 17 +/-
Final rout decided still working on stops.

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Texas Most things are free or little money.

Medieval Times dinner and show. Dallas
(They canceled the show on 2-27-09)

Tradersvillage flea market
Hermann Park
Beer Can House
Sam Houston Boat tour
Wall of water

New Orleans
Cafe Du Monde In New Orleans To try a beignet
Cajon critters swamp tour
St Louis Cathedral
Lalaurie Mansion Address: 1140 Royal St New Orleans, LA
Nick Cage Bought the Haunted LaLaurie Mansion April 30, 2007Now it is for sale again. lol Link.
See French quarter. Stay in a hotel.

Birmingham, AL
Vulcan Park and Museum
Find some good food to eat.

Fort Payne Al.
Mentone, Alabama - Church Built Around a Rock

And desoto park
Look out Mountain.
We will get a rustic Cabin
All this is near Chattanooga Tenn

Most of all I am thankful that, I will see the golf of Mexico so my wish is coming true!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Calf's are dropping

Looks like spring is on the way.
We were on the hwy toward Jefferson City, Missouri .Monday and saw 2 herds of cows with new baby's.
I did not have my camera with me. This hwy photo is from last Friday . But the next photos are on my daughters road. there are 2 new calf's in this herd.
This pond is awesome. I love the bride over the water.
A road view.
And the view
They also brought the cattle back across the road from me today. There is only maybe 5 or so now. So I do not know if he down sized the herd. or this is how he dose it as I think 1 bull and the rest are about 2 years + old . I was calling them teen agers last year. With a few moms left.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Camera critters #9

When I woke up Tuesday March 17, 09.
My cat crash wanted out. I was surprised to find my front yard full of starlings. They must have followed me home from St. Louis. I quickly grabbed my camera. There were so many I had to put 3 photos together to show some what of a panoramic view. This is common to see in St. Louis. But not here in the lake area. I watched out of the hospital window on Feb 14, 1999 to see flock after flock 10000's of bird fly by a 4th story window. After that day I saw many of theses birds come and go in my yard. They filled up over an acre of trees at my old home. It kinda makes me wonder whats up with them. They are so many and yet Blue jays were so few. And crows disappeared. With Niles virus.
Here at the lake area they are making a come back.


I found these 2 critters on photobucket and could not resist showing them to you. LOL
Have a great weekend.

Funny Family

My Funny friday for this week will be old family photos.
Superman is my Dad

This is my grandson at age 4 His head always tilts in photos. And he liked to hang around with goats.
This was me at a younger age. When I was a princess.
I was kinda wild in the old days. I hung out with some really wild animals.
And this was the family portrait in 1999

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sky watch Friday 11

This sky is from my trip last weekend.
Quarrie sky view
This is the sky over the quarry at hwy 70 & 270 in St. Louis.
It use to look like the grand canyon of St. Louis, Missouri. Now it is filling up so it is not so deep and cool looking.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I am so thankful for my trip home last weekend
The big roof you see is Corpus Cristy church. I was Baptized there at age 16 and married there in may 10, 1980 This church stands empty now. It is one of the many the POPE closed in St. Louis. My learning in the catholic way is diffrent than most. Father John was diffrent, his mission in life was to bring kids to the church. He introduced the guitar mass. And we had bible study like other Christian churches.
As a kid, I did not learn the all traditional ways of this religion. But as an adult I did and moved on to be a student of religion. That is why I respect every ones choice in the way they believe. As I know GOD is called many names from other religions, and yet it is still the same person. I feel if we just respect other people and there ways we would have a better world. As I believe there is no wrong way to believe.

I am thankful for my kind and loving step Dad.
I am thankful my Mom let us visit.
I am thankful for my Hubby's niece as she is a good friend too.
I am thankful for my brother in law and his large family.
Jozlyn brought life back into him and color into his face again.
I am so thankful for my friend Mrs. D, Jozlyn put a smile on her face and made her forget the loss of her husband for a few minutes.
I am so thankful for all my family and friends and most of all to share the joy of a new granddaughter with so many. She was like a little angel this weekend. Passing on warm happy feelings.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

St. Charles CO. Missouri

I am home now.
Here are some photos.
Aw the arch is in sight
We were getting close to St. Charles county. This county is famous for traffic, congestion, shopping fast paced life. It was all farm land when I was a kid
hwy 70
Ofallen Mo Traffic
A road named after the shopping center.
Getting close to St Louis.
Shopping and lots of people
St. Charles
the St Charles casino and hotel.
St Charles bridge
Blanchette Bridge
Pair of cantilevered through truss bridges over the Missouri River on I-70 at St. Charles Westbound bridge built 1958; eastbound bridge built 1978
This replaced the Old St. Charles Bridge click here to see old photos.

st charles bridge
Lambert airport. St Louis county
Lambert Air port
I had a great visit with family and friends more photos to come. I am quit fatigued and still have flue or something.
Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sky watch Friday 10

Great news! I am off to St. Louis. YEA!
Tomorrow my daughter is taking her son to see his dad, And I will be going with her. So I will see ya on Monday. Have a great week!

This photo is hwy 50 tward Union Missouri.

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.