Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Missed Birthday

Johnny would have been 56 today.  Missing him dearly.

This was taken in the 60s, probably waiting for a protest to start here at the Washington Monument in DC. He was quite the hippie.  We used to pile into the wagon as a family and actually drive him into town for the war demonstrations.  His hair was considered LONG here!

Miss you Johnny!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring, Indoors Anyway

Bella and I have been up to no good.  I've been buying plants to put around the house, coaxing, Mother Nature to give us a little more spring.

Of course, Miss Bella has to inspect anything new that comes into the house.

Then she goes down for a nap.  Aw, such the life Bella has.

I found this kooky paper hat during one of my adventures this week.  I had to have it, for some reason.  Here I am in the basement throwing jank out and I'm upstairs buying more schtuff to put out.  What's up with that?  I am so ready to have this winter behind me.  I'm ready for some rebirth!

The kid captured this beautiful sunset the other night.  I used to think that Virginia had the most beautiful sunsets anywhere.  Tennessee has ol' Virginny beat, I'm afraid!

Spring sprung where you are?  Beth and I were supposed to go on a picnic today up on the Natchez Trace, but it turned out chilly and overcast; so we went shopping instead!  The sun finally did peep out for a bit, after Beth headed back home.  Isn't it always the way!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mom's 87th

If mom were still with us today, she would be 87 years old.

Miss her.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Post

I couldn't think up a name, so . . .  Seems it's hibernation mode down here in the South.  Burr doggy, it's colder than a, well, you know.  So cold I've even been dripping some faucets!  Now that's cold!   I've been hunkered down in the house staying warm.  I'm still cleansing.

Not only am I cleansing myself, I have been in the basement "cleansing" that.  Oh my.  The things I have saved over the years boggles the mind.  I am, however, happy I saved some of my 45s.  The kid didn't even know what a 45 was!  Oy.  Now, that's scary (and a sign that I'm old).  I figure if I start cleaning out now, clean some every day, by the time we get ready to move in a year and a half, it should be finished!  ha!!  Ya think?  (It is that bad.)  But I know exactly where I get the hoarding issues from.  I remember, as if it were yesterday, cleaning out my mom's house that we all grew up in.  I said, "Daig, mom, did you save every box that was ever mailed to you???!"  Well guess what I'm finding in my own basement?  Boxes, from everywhere!  With nothing in them!  Wha????  Kooky.

In between cleanses, the hub and I went to see Robert Plant and the Band of Joy in Nashville this week.  I had purchased the new album at Thanksgiving when the bro was here.  I had all but forgot about it as everything happened right then.  A friend in Virginia (who I had seen Led Zeppelin with back in the early 70s) went to see them and raved.  So, I had to go, too.  Of course.  I dragged the hub with me.  As I may have mentioned, the hub's and my musical tastes are quite different.  The kid's take? "Mom is Frank Zappa whereas my father is Frank Sinatra."  hahaha.  But, he is always a good sport and went along.  It was a lot of fun.  Honestly?  I enjoyed The North Mississippi Allstars better.  Go figure.  Now, those two guys rocked it.  When Robert and the BOJ came on, the music was a lot slower.  The audience sat motionless.  I could hardly stand it.  I mean, this is Robert friggin' Plant!  At least sway or shimmy, if only a little bit.  Oh well.  I did.  The band was crazy good.  The drummer, Marco Giovino, stood out in my mind the most.  He had a very distinct sound, which is rare with drummers, to my ear, anyway.  Buddy Miller played some great guitar and Patty Griffin's voice range fit right in with Robert's.  I'm happy I went.

The next day, it snowed.  The kid took these on he and the hub's walkabout.  Beauties!

And, what a beauty Bella is.  The sun is shining brightly today.  Unfortunately, it's not bringing near enough warmth for our liking!

Hope all's well in your neck of the woods!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Long Week

I can't say why it was so long, but it just seemed to last longer than normal. Weeks, months and years seem to be whizzing by me so quickly. Sometimes I'm afraid to blink!  This week?  Pretty slow.

Point and case, these daffodils were photographed at least two weeks ago. Where did that time go? Boggles the mind.

Sure am happy Phil saw his shadow. Early spring?!!!!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Cleanse

Zee cleansing has begun! 



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