Monday, September 29, 2008

Money Book

This has got to be one of the coolest little books I've seen in a long time! I am going to have to figure out a time that I will make one, cuz I really want to make one!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Here is a blog that is nearing a record number of hits (for her) and is celebrating by giving away some blog candy....go check it out!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Free music


I have come to the conclusion that no one really reads these one comments or makes any suggestions or even booos. not sure if I am going to continue writing. you folks obviously do not care one way or the other, so why bother. sigh...what a waste.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Maiden Voyage

We haven't named her yet...poor thing, but we will, once we know her a little better...we are back from the pedal boats maiden voyage, whew, that was fun...a bit more work than I am used to, but fun...he wants a bigger boat already!!! He said he enjoyed this very much, spending time out side with me by his side on the water with no deadlines or agendas that were not our own. knew there had to be one didn't you? that boat isn't that easy for one person to pedal...when we were both pedaling it went along quite nicely, but if it was just one, boy oh boy did we get tired really quick. So he doesn't believe that it will do what he wants for the purpose of photography. For fun it's great tho, he liked it. The lake wasn't very busy at all and we spent about an hour on the's a little awkward to load and unload as it has a drop down rudder and a paddle wheel underneath the front, but it's small enough that we worked it out. All in all a successful boating voyage, fun, easy and safe. Will most assuredly do it again. talk to ya later!!


The High Kings concert last nite was Awesome!! My hands are SO sore right now, from clapping! We sang every song, probably drove the people around us nuts lol but we have listened to their CD so many times that we know them all by heart. They added a few new ones, but they were great folk tunes, which means that after about 30 seconds you could sing along with very few stumbles. They are great performers....and give the impression that they truly love and enjoy what they are doing. They talk to each other and to the audience and pick on other also makes it fun. I would go to see them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to any and everyone. I hope that we get a chance to go again some time in the future.

We started this great nite out by meeting Althea and Jesse at panera's for dinner. As usual I really like that, love their onion soup. Then we went to the Phillips center and listened to the piper play in the lobby, very very nice. We hung out and talked until we could go up to our seats. I led the way, and about 15 minutes after we sat down, found out that I led the way to THE WRONG SEATS!!!! We had to move over one section lol. no biggie...the new seats were better ones, so that made me even happier - oh well, not such a bad thing right?

Afterwards we went to a local coffee cafe and had a treat before heading for home. We sat and talked for almost an hour before we left. I must say that the entire evening was enjoyable, from beginning to end. I do so enjoy their company and chatting with them. It is never boring or uncomfortable.

There it is folks, the joy of culture!

ok, once we get on the way today, we are going to the lake, and I will report on that as soon as possible - later

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The High Kings

I’m so excited!!! We are going to see the High Kings!! Finally. We bought the tickets back in March for a May 7th concert and then they postponed all their concerts so that they could tour with the Celtic Woman! We were SO upset…it seems like FOREVER that we have been waiting ;o( but it is HERE!!! NOW!!! TONIGHT!!!! WOOO HOO!! Trav’s sister and brother in law are going too, we are all going out to eat first then going from there. It is going to be so much fun….I’ll probably say that a few times – lol I’m listening to their CD right now, just to get in the mood. Have you heard them yet? Oh my, you have to hear them! Here is a link to their web page. I am bouncing with anticipation lol silly Yelowflower

I'll come back either later tonight or in the morning to tell you how it went...probably tomorrow, it will be late when we get home...but well worth it.

Tomorrow we are taking our new baby boat out for her maiden voyage, wish us luck!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A real tragedy

Yesterday something happened that should never happen. A child was killed and more were injured. By a careless act of an adult. A tractor trailer driver, on his cell phone, not really paying attention to where he was going, slammed into the back of a stopped school bus. He hit that bus so hard that it skidded over 250 feet before they stopped and burst into flames. People are wont to say that vehicles really don't explode anywhere but on TV unless you MAKE them do it, but these did. And although several people stopped and helped to evacuate the students and the driver from the bus and the students remained calm and did everything right, one young girl, 13 years old, was trapped and unable to be rescued. She died. And those Good Samaritans that stopped to help? they are beating themselves up because they couldn't save her.

Her name is Frances Margay Schee, she went by Margay. Her family will never be able to understand why this had to happen, and most likely they will have nightmares about what their daughter went through before she died. Just as an aside, the dad is awaiting a heart transplant, sometimes life really really sucks.

You can read the entire story here, but the bottom line is, someone was careless and a child died.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A boat

Trav has been talking about buying a small boat so that he can take pictures on the water. He was discussing a canoe or a jon boat. I was a bit nervous about the tendency of small boats to flip/ capsize and dump the people in the water. Not because he can't swim, but because his CAMERA can't swim!

I think that the prices that are being asked for small boats are simply too much. These are small watercraft, not gold encrusted luxury liners for heaven's sake! So we figured we would have to really save up to find something for next year...then he was perusing Craig's list and found a little pedal boat for a reasonable price. He emailed back and forth a few times with the seller and we went to look at it. We bought it - half the retail for a boat that's only been in the water a few times. and it would take a major event to sink or capsize this baby! I think his camera will be safe. And we can get some exersise mixed in there too. Wish us luck, I almost guarentee that we will be on the water somewhere this coming weekend lol

here is a link to one like it... boat

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Well, Tomorrow is the Annual Talk Like a Pirate day and I am SO looking forward to it!!! I love this day, it makes grownups act almost as strange as Halloween does!!! ARRRGGHH Matey!

quoted from their website "Talk Like A Pirate Day is an original concept created in a moment of temporary insanity by John Baur and Mark Summers."

go here to find out more and enjoy the day

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ride to Provide was a success!!

Thanks to all who participated in whatever are all winners!!!!!

in the end there were 250 bikes registered and a number of folks seemed to sort of just join in as the ride progressed, including a couple of SUVs lol. We do not really know how many people there were, but we do know that there were a lot! and we raised $9000!!!!! It was a lot of work and a lot of uncertainty, but in the end LARC has won the day!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

There will be pictures and hopefully some video up on the site soon...takes a little time to get them all sorted out and put up there, but they will be. Unfortunately the bi-plane didn't start so there are no aerial shots, but there are lots of others. We had a lot of help in that arena, Jesse, Althea and Kaleb were wonderful photographers and did an excellent job of capturing the essence of the ride and the riders, we thank them for their assistance.

I hope everyone who attended this year is planning on attending next year and I also hope that they are going to bring a friend or two.!!!

And on another note, I wanted to mention something that happened on Friday night that reminded Trav and me that this is a really really small world after all....

On the way home from work, we came upon a minor accident, a motorcycle vs an SUV...minor injuries (minor but there, she was bleeding and sore, but in the end not bad at all, thank God) but they were on the end of the exit ramp from I75---we stopped and Trav got out to assess the situation and lend a hand if needed in moving the vehicles. I stayed in the truck with the flashers on in an effort to safeguard them as much as possible. The young lady who was riding the bike made a comment to Trav that she "hoped the bike was ok because she was riding in a benefit tomorrow''. he looked at her and said "Ride to Provide?" and she said "Yes" and he said "Well, then we will see you tomorrow". lol I ran into her at LARC and introduced myself and helped her locate Trav as she wanted to thank him for his help. The next thing we find out is that we know her dad!!! Have known him for a really long time about a small world? maybe I'll post a pic when I remember.

So that just goes to show you, what goes around comes around...she was one of the wonderful people who helped raise all that money for LARC...God looks out for his angels, and each and every one of you that helped can be called one of God's Angels. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It's Monday on Tuesday

yep that's exactly what it feels like too, Monday - even tho it is Tuesday. Sometimes having a long relaxing enjoyable weekend makes it twice as hard to go back out into the real world on Monday/Tuesday.
And it WAS a wonderful weekend. Trav did the laundry for me on Friday so I didn't have to worry about it. We got our groceries early and the rest of the weekend was pure relaxation. Well, except for mowing the lawn. And falling. Other than that it was great! what? huh? oh, mowing the lawn takes up a few's not all that big really, just lots of trees, a hitching post, and of course the drive and the sides of the road (the county doesn't maintain our roads back here, we are the red headed step child). So I ran the poor mower smack out of gas! Thought I had broken it, again. lol

hmm? what's that? oh, you want to know what I mean 'falling'? I mean I fell down. No big a bump and a bruise. That's it. How you ask? well, we were coming in the front door and the next thing I knew I was yelping and trying to catch anything in reach to keep my footing. Don't know for sure what happened, but think that the strap on my bag caught on the door knob and yanked me backward just as the dogs went by me, so I stumbled off the the threshold - then I was reeling towards the cement steps and just knew I was going to break myself. Next thing I knew I had bounced off the railing and was falling backwards, when my hand was almost yanked off my arm!! That same bag that tripped me up saved my bacon. It was still caught on the doorknob and snatched my hand and held me on the porch. That hurt! But a lot less than falling down the steps would have. lol. I have a few bruises and this morning my back was giving me a bit of a fit from the twisting and hitting the cement porch so hard, but otherwise, I'm just dandy. Spilled my tea :o( but didn't drop my PDA lol and my leftovers were still in my hand when the dust settled. God was looking out for me, let me tell you!!! Trav was a bit upset, he turned around when I yelped but it was happening too fast and he was too far away to prevent it, he agreed that he thought I was going down those steps! But I didn't and I'm fine and he got over the scare. but like I said, other than that it was a great weekend. Finished up 4 Ride to Provide paper bag albums for door prizes and made an accordion fold file box from scratch, looks pretty good. Messed with the KNK and almost got the flowers to cut out right lol and spent time of Trav's favorite pastimes (I like it too, but don't tell Trav (g))

Now we are just watching the weather and hoping and praying that the storms don't interfere with the Ride Saturday - we have at least 100 people signed up on line already and expect more to show up at the registration table on Saturday looks to be a huge success, as long as the rain holds off. Pray with us???? Please?

Check out the website Ride To Provide
and wish us luck! Thanks, later all.