Sunday, April 27, 2008

Back Alive From The Funeral

It's been a while since my last post. I feel just a little guilty-especially since I have so many die-hard fans (teehee) I hope all 5 of you (yes, I'm pretty sure I'm up to 5 regulars now-yay me!) have been keeping yourselves busy. Anyway, my Grampa died so we headed north for his funeral. It was quite a fun trip with many great memories having been made. I pulled out of south Texas with my BFF Julia and my 3 kids. (Visit Julia's Junket for more trip pics) It's a mere 1040 miles from my house to Gramma's. We left on a Friday and we were lucky enough to find several yard sales and flea markets to stop in. We spent the night outside of Nashville and were rested and ready to stop in this Flea Market that I've been wanting to stop in forever, but never could because usually I travel with people who do not appreciate my 'stop and smell the flowers' , I mean my ' stop at every yard sale and flea market along the way' philosophy. This time was different-so I stopped.Can you see the joy on their faces? Anyway-this flea market is in or near Bowling Green Kentucky-I think. It wasn't what I was expecting, but now I know. I'll never have to wonder again.

Our next stop was Mammoth Cave. I remember going here when I was in 5th grade or something and really wanted to take the kids. They were not initially real thrilled about the idea, but of course, in the end they all thought it was super-cool, just like me *grin*.The girl took this picture BEFORE the cave tour. I think she was not liking me or something-Haha. I'm sure it had nothing to do with us all being in the car together for like 100 hours.

We finally made it in to Louisville about 3 that afternoon. My grandparents live in Jeffersonville, Indiana which is right across the river from Louisville. We made it in time to catch some of the Thunder Over Louisville festival. The planes were amazing. We headed on up to Salem to finally be relieved and unpacked. This is my Aunt: Holly Sue Who (you know, Cindy Lou's 4th cousin from Whoville)She was trying to pick a hairdo for the visitation. I'm glad she decided against this one.

It was a very sad time, but it was so awesome to get to spend time with my family. They are a fabulous bunch and I am so proud of all of them.

Remember-we came north from south Texas. It's warm down here. This is the scene on my windshield the morning we headed home:

That's ice people.

Here's the temp:
That right there is why I live here, not there.

My dad rode back with us-he really seemed to enjoy his Papa time with the kids in the back.

We made it home safely and all is well. I still can't believe that my Grampa is gone, but I do realize there is an order to things and this is just how it goes.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Goodbye Grampa

My Grandpa died in the early hours of Wednesday April 9, 2008. He was surrounded by his family in a hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He had been ill for several days and had finally had enough. He was 78 years old. He has a wife, 3 daughters, 3 granddaughters (I'm the oldest), 3 grandsons, 3 great-granddaughters, and 4 great-grandsons. He loved us all dearly and his death left a big hole in all of our hearts. There is so much to say about him and about how much he is loved, but my weak words would do him no justice so I'll just say our hearts are broken and he is greatly missed.
Goodbye Grampa. I am blessed that you are mine. I love you.
(The picture above was taken on my front porch last July-Gramma's head is in the background.)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Excerpts From This Afternoons Conversation

Phone: Bzz, Bzz (Shake Shake Shake, Shake Shake Shake, Shake Your Booty)
Me: Hello
She: Whatcha doin'?
Me: I'll tell ya, I've been watching movies all morning-I watched Super Bad which was SUPER bad and 3:10 to Yuma. I only finished watching it for Russell Crowe-he's hot
She: Like Choc-lot
Me: Better
She: Like a Ice Cream Sundae
Me: The cherry on top

Both: giggle, giggle, giggle

Me: So what's up?
She: How do you spell Fabio?
Me: F_A_B_I_O
She: How 'bout Jacque?
Me: I don't know. What the hell are you doing?
She: Naming my robots

Sometimes, when we get all our work done, it gets a little silly.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Texas A&M Vet School

My daughter wants to be an Aggie vet. We had to be in Bryan super early last Saturday morning for a PSIA competition and it just so happened A&M vet school was having an open house. We were there from about 10:30 til 3:30! (The short one's mine)
There were all kinds of things to see and do, but the favorite thing of the day was the pathology lab. With a warning like this one we just HAD to go in:
Aren't twins just darling?

Tape worm anyone?

Exoskeleton?Well, it was Aggie vet school afterall.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Warrenton, Day 2

Julia, Tamaria and I went back to Warrenton today. Enjoy some of my pictures:

Your lunch should always include a little bottle of vodka!Some of those vendors have such a sense of humor!Why?

Something fishy was in the air this year. It started with the freaky babies we kept seeing everywhere-here's one:

We saw the freaky babies then started to notice what could only be described as warnings to the freaky babies. Example #1:
Example #2There was something going on that we just weren't savvy to-there were too many freaky doll situations for it to be a simple coincidence.This is the first time I've seen this warning. I bet my DH would have bought that had he been invited to come along!This set would have looked awesome in my kitchen and I was really considering buying it, but seein' as how I didn't bring along $175 I just left it there.

This is what my beach house is gonna look like:

We found a booth that could have been ours so we had to stop for a pic:

Tammy bought me this little gem:Here are a few of the things I have picked up the last few days:I needed a new girl, my old one's getting a little wonky. The bucket is going to be a trash can in DH's bathroom. I LOVE this vintage blender-goes in my kitchen perfectly and it even WORKS!This is just the front and back cover of an old photo album. I will add my own paper and ribbon and this will be fabulous!Being involved in an antique show is hard, tiring work. Isn't she a lucky lady to have a friend to decorate her while she's sleeping? I am certain that I too have the sort of kind, considerate, compassionate friends that would decorate me as I slept-keeping me from being an ugly, slobbery, lump. I mean, what is the purpose of a friend if it's not to make you MORE? Life is good.