Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Hut heading into the pool. The water was great!
Hut in the pool. This is the shallow end. 4'9". I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do it, since I'm only 5'2". I managed, LOL.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Between doctor's appointments today, I stopped at the house to check the mailbox and take the dogs out. In the mailbox was an order of bracelets to support the American Diabetes Association. I am selling these as part of the fundraising for my walk in October. They are red and sayCURE-CARE-COMMITMENT on one side and American Diabetes Association on the other. These bracelets are made of silicone. I have both adult and youth sizes. If you are interested in helping a great cause, you can order them by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put "Bracelet" in the subject line. I would like $3 each for these but any donation would be appreciated. Make checks or money orders out to The American Diabetes Association or I am also able to do credit cards. This is a tax deduction and I will make sure you get a reciept for tax purposes. Please share this blog with family and friends and not only help me reach my goal for my walk, but to help find a cure for Diabetes. Thanks again for all your support.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
These are the flowers on my Night Blooming Cereus.
I have a plant that belonged to my mom. Before that it belonged to my grandmother and possibly her mother before that. It's called a Night Blooming Cereus (pronounced series). I am surprised it has lasted as long as it has and I sometimes wonder who will get it next. I was looking at it yesterday and it had 11 blossoms on it. Two blooms I had already missed, but I saw that 2 more were going to bloom last night. They only bloom at night, so if your not a night owl you usually miss the flowers. Well I kept checking on it until about 10pm and no flowers. But I get up at 5 am, so I figured I might get lucky. I did. This morning when I went out, there were 2 flowers. They are so pretty and unusual. They only bloom for me, like twice a year.This is a shot of the blooms.
This is a closer shot of some of the blooms. You can see the 2 flowers that had bloomed the night before.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
What a great saying. And it's so true for me right now. You all know I'm diabetic. And I'm a lousy one. I haven't been to a doctor in almost 2 years. I finally decided I really needed to take control. I have been trying to diet to get some weight off. It's been tough. And I recently went to the doctor, who put me on new meds for my diabetes. The meds are working really good for me. They are helping my sugar to stay in range. Since I haven't been to a doctor in awhile, I have to play catch up on all my tests. Today I went for a mammogram. It's a must for me because I had two aunts that had breast cancer. One on each side of the family. That is the reason I support saving the "tatas". Monday I go for other female checkups that are overdue. After that it is up to me to stay on track. I am watching what I eat. Exercise is a different story. I seem to have no desire to exercise. And I can think up a million and one excuses not to. However, I recently found something that my husband and I can do together. It's called Aqua strength and cardio. It's a workout in a pool. That will be a blog for another day as they only have the classes on Tuesdays. My husband has agreed to try it with me. I'm excited. I used to box and I really enjoyed that, I just need to make myself go again. And I absolutely love to walk, but haven't been in quite awhile. That's enough whining. I wanted to share a picture of this coolest motorcycle we saw. We actually saw this July 3rd at Andi's Igloo. I wanted to take a picture then, but there were too many people around it. Well today when I got to the doctors office, there it was. The man who owns it was one of the doctors. So I got a couple of pictures with no one around. The motorcycle is a Can-Am. It has 2 wheels in the front and one in the back. It's very unusual looking.
This is Hut standing next to the bike. The front is to the right. Pretty cool, huh.
This is a shot of the front of the bike. I just wonder how hard it is to drive.
PS. I just found out this motorcycle belongs to the cousin of a man I work with. How cool is that?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
There were all kinds of different butterflies in the emporium today!
There are 2 butterflies in this shot....lower left and upper right corners.
Two butterflies hanging together.
This is probably one of my favorite shots. The yellow butterfly was beautiful against the pink flowers.
Good shot with the open wings.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Hut has been wanting a purple Crepe Myrtle tree. One of our local newspapers had a plant sale today and they had crepe myrtles. We bought 3. They were only $3.50 each. The proceeds went to Newspapers in Education, which supplies newspapers for school kids. It not only brings them current events, but helps them learn to read.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I know this is a little hard to see but this is my "old" friend MaryAnne with her son Danny on his wedding day.
And this is my new friend, Cecile. We met blogging and I think we just sort of clicked. Check out her blog by clicking on her name next to this blog.
Missy, I'm sorry girl, but I tried to get a photo of you twice and for some reason I couldn't. You can check out Missy's blog and see a picture of her by clicking her name next to this blog.
PS. The Bake Sale at State Farm last month made $943.10. This allowed them to send 105 boxes to our troops. Way to go!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Hut playing Nascar after work. You can tell he is a "simple man."
And here is the "widow maker".
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is Dixie after eating her hamberger. She's got her belly full. Notice the tongue hanging out.
This is Miss Piggy on the ride home. You just know she's saying....haha I have the front seat and you don't!
This is Max getting some air conditioning on the ride home. Max is kind of skittish about riding but he is getting better. Besides that he got to sit next to his Momma (me) on the way home.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Full body shot. I had to wait him out on this one. He didn't want to show his back.
He's had enough of the camera. He is swimming away.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wade and Christina doing the same.
Some of the crowd around us doing the same.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
"I pledge allegiance to the FlagOf the United States of AmericaAnd to the Republic for which it stands,One Nation under God, IndivisibleWith Liberty and Justice for All."