So I would be able to better discuss the book at our meeting I watched the movie. Even watching the movie was difficult. I had to pay attention to every word. It was almost like they were speaking a foreign language. The furniture & the scenery in the movie was wonderful. Jane Austen is very popular and I think it's a following from the movies and not from her books. Next I would like to watch, not read, Sense & Sensibility. This weekend I'll be watching the Super Bowl. Although, it will NOT be like last year, no Giants. I'll be routing for the Cardinals. It would be nice to see a team that has never won the title win. Make sure you vote in my poll. Curious who you want. Have a chicken wing, guacamole & pizza weekend!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Got good news yesterday. It won't be necessary to report to the county office building for jury duty this week. I'm free for another six years!
I lied. We are not finished with our first floor renovation. We have a stack of doors in the attic that used to close off all the rooms on the first floor. Mick decided to change the door in the downstairs powder room and install a door going down to the basement.
So it's cleaning the doors, framing for the basement wall, dry wall, taping & painting. Oh, and I'm sure sanding of all that drywall taping. I've I mentioned how much I hate dust? My part, cleaning & polishing the brass knobs & hardware.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I ate a sandwich for lunch & it was delicious, probably my first in three years. Not to worry, the Peanut Butter is from a jar purchased about three years ago.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We won't go down in history but how about; give a "Hello," a nod or a smile to everyone you pass. Each month choose a friend or a relative that you haven't spoken with in a long time and give them a telephone call. Bring a baked good or visit an elderly neighbor living alone. Look into volunteer opportunities at your local library, school, sport programs, hospital, church, Boy or Girl Scouts, nursing home, etc. A couple hours a month would have a huge impact and I bet you would have fun doing it! Go to USA Service and find a project near your home. There was even a project in my area listed, could not believe it! Just think about how much better this country would be if everyone did something.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This rabbit is on my favorite float. I'm going to do one post with pictures of this float.
Amie was making fun of me for taking a picture of the rabbits butt. But, HA HA, look at how real it looks.
Thought of Eric when we saw this guy. We sent a cell phone picture to him.
Wouldn't Eric like to see this in the woods. I don't even want to think about the consequences.
Better not get sick of Rose Parade posts. There are lots more coming. Also, see the man in the white suit. The "White Suits" were all over the grounds answering questions. Maggie hopes they got to keep their suit.
Monday, January 19, 2009
It was easy just to convert to B&W.
Just pretend you are looking at a newspaper.
Friday, January 16, 2009
This was taken at the entrance of the viewing. We arrived just after the 9:00am opening. It was a very foggy day.
Maggie & Amie in front of one of the colorful floats.
Going around and viewing the floats takes a lot less time than going around taking pictures of the floats. I spotted a neat vine grown alley & convinced the girls to pose for a few photos. Amie very edited in Photoshop.
Just as I finished, we had two security guards, come out of no where, and ask what we were doing. Thankfully, I just finished. They said they were concerned about our safety????