Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
I tried every which way to post the pic of the old Family Circus cartoon featuring the mother and father where the mom says, " When the children are grown and leave home, we two will be all we have left." The dad replies, "We two were all we had to start with."
I had cut out this comic from the paper and put it on our office bulletin board and it hung there for years. I failed miserably when I tried to post a photo of it on the blog... I blame the dreaded Microsoft 10. It isn't progress when it doesn't work better. Isn't that the whole idea behind progress?
Anyway, back to my reality, Friday night was the first night my husband and I spent without both of our girls under our roof. It wasn't long before daughter number #1 came home to leave her kitten in our care because she was going to the beach and daughter #2 arrived from Gainesville around 3 p.m. to have stuffed grape leaves for dinner.
Mom was happy to have her babies back home.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
5 Mistakes Hillary Clinton Made In Her Latest e-mail Press Conference
Many are calling it mistake #6... the orange pantsuit.
Oh wait, is orange the new black?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
TV's Batgirl Yvonne Craig Dies At 78
Yvonne Craig originated the role of Batgirl, and her portrayal is still the iconic view of the character for most fans.
Craig also played Marta, the green Orion Slave Girl in the third season episode of "Star Trek," "Whom Gods Destroy."
R.I.P. Ms. Craig.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Google said: "Your search - barukafara - did not match any image results."
Of course it wouldn't because it was a word my baby girl made up. She knew her letters long before she knew her words, but she still managed to arrange them in very interesting ways.
I'm thinking of this today because our baby moved away to grad school so it's been a bittersweet weekend for us. Goodbyes are never easy.
That's not why I bring up this crazy word, but because we were moving my daughter's stuff out, I ran across a small daily calendar in which I had written the crazy, silly stuff my children said. I picked up this tiny book and I opened it right to the page where I had noted that my daughter had written the word 'barukafara'.
I couldn't find an a google image for barukafara... so I chose a sparkling cube.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Fidel Castro To US: You Owe Us Millions
An old post from August 1, 2006 still holds today...
The Only Good Fidel Castro Is A Dead Fidel Castro
He was a terrorist long before the young whippersnappers from the middle east popped into our radar screen.
And the bastard is still kicking with his fake North Korean intestine.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Thousands Of Spiders Come Together In Dallas Suburb To Make Giant Web From Your Nightmares
No, I'm not visiting Rowlett, Texas anytime soon...but I don't want to come down too harshly on spiders either. I've had very interesting interactions with spiders.
I had one living in my mailbox and she was very good about scurrying out of the way when I went to get the mail. Well, on this fateful day I noticed that Charlotte wasn't in the mailbox and I really hoped that nothing bad had happened to her. My attention soon turned to the mail and I was shocked to see Charlotte on my hand!
My husband watched the ensuing spider freak out. He told my daughters that their mom had just had a nervous breakdown at the mailbox.
Yeah, that was Charlotte's last day on earth.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Friday, August 07, 2015
Buckets full of rain for the last few weeks and now this...
Giant Snails The Size Of Your Foot Are Terrorizing Florida
Yeah, it never gets old living in Florida.
Yeah, well it beats Ohio.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Thanks to our spell of relentless rain, pools are popping up all over our area. This is just one example:
Flooding Causes 32,000-gallon Pool In Oldsmar, Florida To Pop Loose From Ground
Did you know that a pool could float if there's enough water underneath it?
That's why the majority of concrete (gunnite) pools are built with a hydrostatic relief valve.
Rain, rain, go away... and don't come back until we dry up.