Monday Marginala – We Visited The Kids

Here we are on the road and wondering if the little dark cloud up there near the Batman building in Nashville is following over someone.

Here we are on the road and wondering if the little dark cloud up there near the Batman building in Nashville is following over someone.

Well hello there!  I know, I know blog fade got me as RL intruded.  But yet again I’m back just like a bad penny.  So shall we carry on as if nothing happened.  Yes why don’t we…

Over the 4th of July weekend we went to North Chicago and stayed in the Navy Lodge at the Great Lakes Naval Base to visit our son Aaron and his fiancee Sara.  Aaron home at their apartment in Kenosha after a lay off at the civilian job and then injury during his Army National Guard drill weekend.  So he was free to hang with us and Sara was free Sunday for a tour and Monday for dinner. Continue reading

Monday Marginalia – Congratulations to Sara!

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This beautiful lady is Sara. She’s my son’s fiancee. Yep, this month he popped the question to his long term girlfriend. The marriage is in a few years. I’m getting a wonderful daughter without all the mess of raising one. But that’s not why I’m congratulating her. I’m congratulating her for graduating college. She’s now a physical therapist going on to medical school! That she worked hard for and made it! We are all so proud.

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Friday Findings – St. Patrick’s Day in Charleston, SC

Cat crossing in Charleston SC by JR P who graciously shared it under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license. Click on the photo to go view her photos stream.

Cat crossing in Charleston SC by JR P who graciously shared it under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license. Click on the photo to go view her photos stream.

 

As I write this in February we’ve had a very mild winter by Wisconsin standards.  Right now it’s rain and sleet mix out there, or sludging making an Icee like slurry on the ground that’s salt and petrol flavored I’d be guessing.  For February in Wisconsin, that’s practically Spring-like.  However I shall always judge the season by Charleston’s St. Patty’s day.  Here’s why I think that’s the best weather ever. Continue reading

Wednesday Wildcard – Boogie On Down

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I’ll be the first to admit that the older I get the more I dislike big crowds. I’ve never liked being packed like a sardine but now it’s more than that. So I avoid things that look to be too crowded. Also I don’t like loud. Yes I’m too old and it’s too loud. Don’t care, looking forward to those Senior Citizen discounts rolling in quietly.

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Harbor Market Ever Saturday In September

This September our booth is in front of the fountain on 2nd Avenue every Saturday

This September our booth is in front of the fountain on 2nd Avenue every Saturday

It’s that time again. September starts the craft shows for my friend Paula and me. We kick it off with an Inventory Clearance Sale of the previous years’s things in Kenosha’s Harbor Market Every Saturday in September. Last Saturday was our first one this year and it went well. This is the first year that we have taken credit cards for purchases of $25 or more. Continue reading

Stand Back – Photo Dump Approaching

For Memorial Day I went down to Tennessee to spend time with my parents.  My has gotten into Greene County history and doing posts on Down Home Greeneville on Facebook with a short historical write up about each.  While I was there I took her around to make photos.  Needless to say I made more than a few of my own.

Then I got home with my camera chips and realized I’d not loaded up all the photos from our trip last July to Williamsburg Virginia and the Norfolk area.  I know I’m not done with the cruise pictures.  Oh and winter – there’s been a really hard winter in there with shots of it, snow sculptures and such.  Any way it turns out I have a few thousand pictures to upload.  Okay maybe not multiple thousands but definitely over a thousand.   So hold on to your hat for a few photo posts as real life time permits.  There will be….

July of last year the trip to the beach, Williamsburg, and Mike’s Navy graduation (that I didn’t get to see due to flight booking, my agent ahem named Mike booked my flight before the ceremony not after)….

Mike enjoying a dessert while on vacation - Oct in Orlando

Mike enjoying a dessert while on vacation – Oct in Orlando

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Life is a beach when on vacation in Virginia in July.

The brutal winter here had us all thinking of the tropics.

The brutal winter here had us all thinking of the tropics.

Yes I actually have over 400 photos from Williamsburg.

Yes I actually have over 400 photos from Williamsburg.

Oh you know there were pet pictures even after losing Rappy and Mo.  We still have the furry boys and Aaron added his cat Ashe to the family.

Oh you know there were pet pictures.

Holidays in Tennessee.

Holidays in Tennessee.

Did I mention it was a nasty winter here?  It was and we did all we could to make the best of it.  Ice sculpture contests and such.

Did I mention it was a nasty winter here? It was and we did all we could to make the best of it. Ice sculpture contests and such.

Of course more beading and craft sales...

Of course more beading and craft sales…

Going about Greene Count Tennessee making pictures with Mom.

Going about Greene Count Tennessee making pictures with Mom.

Yep and more on the cruise adventures.

Yep and more on the cruise adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So over the last three days I caught up on my uploading to Flickr. Yes over 1800 photos uploaded. Raw just off the camera no adjustments images. I’ll improve a few for future posts – maybe if time permits.

Also for my birthday I got a droid tablet (no Apple stuff for this girl) so now I can easily take stacks of comics with me to read. Expect that sometime there will be catch up on those too.

In the meantime you have been warned – photos are coming. Be prepared.