May 26, 2010 at 11:48 am (Day to Day, Flowers, Pictures) (, , , , , , )

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Dodge Challenger 18. And 19, 20, 21.

September 14, 2009 at 6:08 pm (Dodge Challenger) (, , , , , , , , , , )

That’s kind of unfair to grab them off a car lot, but they were displayed so enticingly and so here they are.

Variety from: Basic-move-you-around-from-place-to-place, or move you fast and in a cloud of bye-bye dust. (V8 6.1 Hemi Manual SRT) For the bargain price of 45 Thousand American Dollars!

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My Lottery Dreams are not looking good

August 16, 2009 at 11:14 am (Day to Day, Home Improvement, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Obviously I am going to have to earn money the old fashioned way. Poo. My tickets are losers (although the Mega Millions rolled over again—170 million—that’s better!) And my dream for even $35,000 is looking shaky. First off, I don’t have 35 tickets to input. And second off, I didn’t know scratch-offs counted too! I actually threw away some of those. I still didn’t have 35, but I would have been closer! Oh well, I guess I better buy the rest of my books and get ready for school. It doesn’t look like there is going to be any way around it!

So it’s Sunday morning. The kids are STILL gone. I was hoping to have them yesterday, but the plans got changed to something more exciting and they are still on vacation! Lucky ducks! They start school Thursday, so I guess they should enjoy themselves while they have the time to play.

It’s a broiling 84° already. It’s been hot every day. In the 90’s. It feels hot, it looks hot, it just makes you tired. Today it’s actually windy. Hot, dry wind. Like oven breeze. I hope it blows all the leaves off my patio, then I can scratch, “sweep” off the list! I’m going to spare everyone the actual list of things I need to do (but know that I have a good, long one!) even though it’s my sister’s favorite part of this site (haha). In fact, I am going to her house today for a Pampered Chef party. She’s making chicken! Or something. I actually do want to go because I want to buy this amazing pitcher I just discovered. It has a mixer right inside it! I know I’m the only lady over 35 in America that probably didn’t know about this already, but I don’t look at a lot of catalogs.

I was going to say that I’ll take a picture of it and post it later, but I just realized that I probably won’t have it later. I think I have to wait for it. Hmm. Oh well, if they have one on display I’ll take that picture. In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of our new coffee maker!!

We had to. The other one was leaking. And this one has a timer and auto shut-off. We paid $30. Big spenders! AND we went white this time! To match my beautiful toaster I received for Mother’s Day from my son. It’s especially nice because it has a blue display, a color that I find particularly soothing when I see it in the middle of the night, glowing brightly and casting shadows in the kitchen.

If you are keeping count, this is the third coffee maker we have had since the BF moved in. He brought a lovely, large, coffee making machine, with him. Then we had the black one you saw in pictures. And now we have this beauty. That’s four years and three makers. That’s not too bad.

Here’s the pic:

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July 17, 2009 at 10:45 am (Phone Camera, Pictures, Random Images) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Brother-in-Law. J and the Lily’s. JP and the Petals. Orange Slyder.

July 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm (Day to Day, Flowers, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What do all these names have in common??

They would all make rockin’ band names. One.

They all describe my brother-in-law and his landscaping. Two.

These are pictures from their house, taken a week ago. Money was spent and care was taken, so he is happy to have them out in the world. I’m sorry, but beyond the lily’s, I don’t know what any of these are called. But they sure are pretty.

Enjoy!

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The Neighbor’s Flowers. I imagine they belong to me…

July 14, 2009 at 12:19 pm (Day to Day, Flowers, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I took the pictures. You can enjoy them. They smell really good too. I can smell them in my yard when the wind is right.

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Cocoon Update! Soon to be followed by a Butterfly Update! (Real soon!)

June 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm (Butterflies, Caterpillars, Day to Day) (, , , , , , , , , )

Almost immediately after the caterpillars were in the milk container they began the process of making their cocoons. We had eleven caterpillars, and we have 11 cocoons. It is pretty amazing. It took them only a few hours to create the cocoon around themselves. And now they hang. Waiting. Time and temperature decide how fast they metamorphisize. We estimated June 18.

Follow the whole story HERE. (First posting)

And then HERE for an update.

These are pics of the caterpillars when we first caught them.

The SECOND day. What happened overnight?

Here’s the pics from a few days ago, below:

(These are the best I could get without disturbing them, since after all the trouble my neighbor and daughter went to making a place they could hang from, they just attached to the top of the milk jug.)

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The Crayon Box

May 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm (Music Lists) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I tried to keep them in magical, Rainbow order. (ROY G BIV +) But mix them up if you like, they get kind of janky toward the end anyway.

1. Lil’ Red Riding Hood / Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs

2. 99 Red Balloons / Nena

3. Red House / Jimi Hendrix

4. Red Hot Java Blues / Matt Hendricks

5. Redneck Woman / Gretchen Wilson

6. I Saw Red / Warrant

7. Little Red Corvette / Prince

8. Red Red Wine / UB40

9. Red House / Buddy Guy

10. 99 Red Balloons / Goldfinger

11. Orange Crush / R.E.M.

12. Orange Amber / The Vines

13. Tequila Sunrise / The Eagles

14. Sunset Grill / Don Henley

15. Amber / 311

16. Mellow Yellow / Donovan

17. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Elton John

18. Yellow Submarine / The Beatles

19. Yellow Ledbetter / Pearl Jam

20. Green Cotton Dress / Correatown

21. The Green Manalishi / Judas Priest

22. Pale Green Stars / Everclear

23. Green-Eyed Lady / Sugarloaf

24. See Green, See Blue / Jaymay

25. Blue Sky / The Allman Brothers Band

26. Blue Letter / Fleetwood Mac

27. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Willie Nelson

28. Blue Bayou / Linda Ronstadt

29. Blue Jeans / Silvertide

30. Behind Blue Eyes / The Who

31. Blue Denim / Stevie Nicks

32. Blue Moon / Sha-Na-Na

33. Devil Dressed In Blue / Right Away, Great Captain!

34. Post Blue / Placebo

35. Forever In Blue Jeans / Neil Diamond

36. Devil With The Blue Dress On / Good Golly Miss Molly / Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

37. True Blue / Madonna

38. Blue Jeans And A Rosary / Kid Rock

39. Blue Suede Shoes / Elvis Presley

40. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Crosby, Stills & Nash

41. Blue Shadows / The Blasters

42. Blue Highway / Billy Idol

43. Blue Lamp / Stevie Nicks

44. Gray Or Blue / Jaymay

45. Silver, Blue and Gold / Bad Company

46. Mood Indigo / Nina Simone

47. Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue / Crystal Gayle

48. Violet And Blue / Stevie Nicks

49. Violet / Hole

50. Purple Haze / Jimi Hendrix

51. Purple Rain / Prince

52. Brown Eyed Girl / Van Morrison

53. Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Waylon Jennings

54. Brown Sugar / The Rolling Stones

55. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown / Jim Croce

56. Mr. Brownstone / Guns N’ Roses

57. The Boys Of Summer / Don Henley

58. Brown Eyed Girl / Everclear

59. Back In Black / AC/DC

60. Little Black Backpack / Stroke 9

61. Black On Black / Dalbello

62. Black Hole Sun / Soundgarden

63. Black Magic Woman / Santana

64. Paint It Black / The Rolling Stones

65. Black Betty / Ram Jam

66. Black / Pearl Jam

67. Black Eyed Dog / Nick Drake

68. Welcome To The Black Parade / My Chemical Romance

69. Black Dog / Led Zeppelin

70. Man In Black / Johnny Cash

71. Man In The Long Black Coat / Joan Osborne

72. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) / The Hollies

73. Black Balloon / Goo Goo Dolls

74. Black Is Black / Los Bravos

75. Fell On Black Days / Soundgarden

76. Black Velvet / Alannah Myles

77. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree / KT Tunstall

78. Black Or White / Michael Jackson

79. Black And White Thunderbird / Britt Savage, Fred Mollin And The Blue Sea Band & Jaime Babbitt

80. White Wedding / Billy Idol

81. White Horse / Taylor Swift

82. Dirty White Boy / Foreigner

83. White Flag / Dido

84. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) / The Offspring

85. White Houses / Vanessa Carlton

86. White & Nerdy / Weird Al Yankovic

87. Silver Springs / Fleetwood Mac

88. Grey / Amie Miriello

89. Pink Houses / John Mellencamp

90. Black & Gold / Sam Sparro

91. Gold / John Stewart

92. Heart Of Gold / Neil Young With The Stray Gators

93. Gold Lion / Yeah Yeah Yeahs

94. Gold And Braid / Stevie Nicks

95. Streets Of Gold / Needtobreathe

96. After The Goldrush / Neil Young

97. Almost Golden / Courtney Love

98. Sister Golden Hair / America

99. Gold Dust Woman / Fleetwood Mac

100. Bold As Love / The Pretenders

101. Karma Chameleon / Culture Club

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May 15, 2009 at 12:33 am (Pictures) (, , , , )

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Cool Word of the Day!

May 15, 2009 at 12:26 am (Cool Words) (, , , , )

Cumulus (noun)

Definition: A large white, fluffy cloud with a flat base and rounded outlines on top.

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