Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Counting Crows at The Ryman

So happy to see the Counting Crows back. Adam looks great. Heart the hair. I just want to scrunch it!


We're normally not in Nashville in the summer months. I believe this is the first time I have been to the Ryman where the sun is still shining through the old church windows. (Thought I had the stained glass windows in my viewfinder--obviously not--a photographer's angst.) 

 Toad the Wet Sprocket opened for the Counting Crows. They were great!

 Adam came out chillz. Just sat down and took it in for a moment.

This was my first, and hopefully not my last, time seeing them live.  What a beautiful soul, that Adam is.




  Cutie. 




 Texting? Really, woman?


Hugs, all around.
Labels: Music, Nashville

Monday, June 09, 2014

Favorite Words

I found this old sheet of words I made to use in some piece of artwork way back when.
These are a few of my favorite words.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

New Decor

I've been finding all kinds of bumper stickers since I've been sorting out the place. Ollie was my hippie car and she was full of my schtick-ers. That is, until the kid took her over. Ollie had to get cleaned up; and then I had nowhere to put my stickers. Of course, that never stopped me from continuing to collect them. Hmmmm. H word.

They're just one of those things I can't seem to part with {hoarder}. Bite your tongue. I've had these two old chairs from a yard sale way back in my Virginny days--a long time ago. They've looked SO plain, lately! tehe

Before I placed the first one (Elizabeth Cook), I asked my brother Jim if he thought yay or nay. He was all yay.

Eclectic. 
Yes. 

Love.
Labels: Home Redecorating

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Summer Color

I do believe that summer has arrived. My gnomey says so.

And a perfect day for a new Jack White album, Lazaretto, to arrive in the mail.

 Some of the songs from the new album were introduced on Record Day.

The kid and I were fortunate enough to snag tickets. Absolutely unbelievable seeing JW in the Blue Room at Third Man. There was a whole lotta yellow happening that day.

And blue, too. "Whoa, girl {bitch}. Back it on up." He was tipping his hat to me. Yes. He. Was. Jk.
As close as I'll be to Jack. Tiz ok.

And the booty from TMR on Record Day. 
And now the album is released. And I'm liken' it.

Ah, summatime. It's good for what ails ya.
Labels: Kid, Music, Summer

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What's New, Pussycat?

Mr. Tom Jones, in da house!

 And at the Ryman. Dude looking sharp in his velvet, paisley jacket.

Way back in the TJ heyday, I babysat my niece and nephew while my brother and SIL, Mary Jane, went off to see Tom Jones. Several times.  He still has the voice and the looks; and he can still bust a sexy hip gyration. Just sayin'.

 Another great Nashville date night.
Pussycat, pussycat, I love you. Yes I do.
Labels: MJ, Music, Nashville

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Beach (2013)

Ahhhh, The Del. There's not a prettier hotel.






We try and visit each time we're in the area. It just so happened that I needed some good  ol' salt air when I felt my hefty cold coming on; and this is where we ended up. Thought that perhaps a little cosmo would cure all. (It didn't.)




The day before, we tootled around to La Jolla, another fave spot. What a cute shot of poppa teaching his daughter to surf. She had waited patiently until he came out of the water and then ran to him. It was a precious sight.



 Smile.
Labels: California, Coronado, La Jolla

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Bella B.

Since the kids have left the roost, Bella has become my muse. Poor thing.

There's no more "catching up" here. Suppose I will just continue forward and throw in this and that from the past year. What else is a girl to do?

Yes, we finally made it to the "Happiest Place on Earth." Hmmmm. Depends on who you're asking. Since kids, we have avoided such places with a passion. The thought of running around with kids in a place with a million kids doesn't sound like a whole lotta fun to me (or the hub). So yes, our boys lived quite the deprived childhood--at least, they will tell you so. (No matter that they've been overseas many times in their young lives, right?)

The hub's brother and his family live in San Diego, and we try and visit every couple of years to watch our beautiful niece grow (and to see the parents of this lovely child, of course). This time, we decided to head out to that "happy place" even though I had come down with some nasty crud the kid had given me. Full-blown fever, flu-like symptoms. Ugh. How could I say no? I should have. Next time, I stay behind!! Ooooofy. I was so sick, I couldn't enjoy it.

But everyone else did; and that was just fine with me. Yup, there's the kid with his Cali aunt.

The only thing on my bucket list from any Disney establishment has always been getting some "ears" with Rosie embroidered on them. Didn't find any that suited me, but, of course, I did find a pair for Bella.

She's still precious.
And still a brat.
Labels: California, Cats, Family, Kid 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Spring Has Sprung, Finally.

Alive and well!

Just been busy with the new "empty nesting" lifestyle. I've grown to enjoy it, on most days.

Hope all is well in your little kingdom.

xo
Labels: Spring


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer on the Gulf

The lazy days of summer are soon behind us. I can already feel the difference in the air here. The humidity is subsiding, thank goodness; and there's that shift in the sun that seems to always be directly in your eyes when you're driving. Oh, and the school buses are out with a vengeance. Ahhhhh, fall is here, kinda. This will be our first, and perhaps last, autumn at Riverside. I'm good with it. I'm actually getting excited about moving back to the NE, kinda. lol

What have you all been up to? I've been happily river sorry with a little bit of this and that on the side. The hub, Dar and I went to a first Friday art crawl in Fairhope in August. We started the night at the Eastern Shore Art Center  where I fell in love with this artist, Angie Bolling. This exquisite piece was made for her Grandmother's 100th birthday. Are you dying? I am. What a priceless creation.

There have been double rainbows over the river.

I fell in love with gingers after taking a class at the Mobile Botanical Gardens where they happen to have had a pop-up shop selling all types of beauties. Linda invited me to sit in with her on the "Plant Sex" session which turned out to be absolutely fascinating. Of course, the bonus was the gingers!

The hub and I have made a couple of trips to Pensacola. Here on Pensacola Bay, the brown pelicans seem to be in the midst of quite a school of fish. They were dive bombing!

Of course, after one of those trips to Pensacola (or should I just say Joe Patti's), we had BBQ skrimp. Yum.

Lovebugs are in season here. Ugh. At least they're little and they don't bite or anything like that. Just a pain because there are just so many of them. Now I know what those little dead black bugs are when we normally get back down to Riverside after Christmas. Finally, I know. Yes, that's another ginger.

The teenager and his girlfriend came down from DC and brought me this lovely Adirondack basket. I have never seen one before. Now I want MORE! lol They are gorgeous. 

And, this is for you Kell--Frankie on his way back to the river with poppa driving. He sits up so proud in the front seat. Funny little dog. 

Well, that's about it for now. Happy Fall, y'all. SO ready!
Labels: Dogs, Flowers, Riverside

Friday, July 12, 2013

River Love



I planted this vine in February (in a pot) and it's still thriving even though we've been gone for several months. Lotsa rain down here!

 Beautiful hydrangea in full bloom.

Bella always loves returning to her first home. (She'd never admit it though.)

Beautiful Riverside is going on the market this summer. We're starting our move back to the Northeast. Exciting times!
Labels:  Cats, Flowers, Riverside

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lazy, Rainy Days

It was a perfect day for tea. Rain's been falling mostly all day and it was just right for a cup of tea.

I found a new tea that is absolutely delish. I loved Earl Grey teas way-back-when; but then I found them getting stronger and stronger--just a quick dip for my bag. Whatever my reasons, I haven't had it in years. 

I had received this free sample of Mighty Leaf's Earl Grey just last week. Mmmmm. Just as a proper Earl Grey should be, to me, anyway. A very enjoyable Earl Grey {hot}, if I do say so myself.

Perfect for a rainy day.
Labels: Tea, TN

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