Thursday, October 29, 2009


DSC_0819_2141 This is the very best time of year.  The weather is cool.  The colors are vibrant.  The clothes are comfortable.  The nights are longer.  It’s time to hibernate.

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Morning Walk

We took the dog for a walk out around Lake Ming this morning.  As we were finishing our walk, I spotted something very unusual in the brush.DSC_0948_2262 Check it out.  Deer!  There were 2.  I was so surprised that I was lucky to even snap this.  Wish I would have had my long lens.DSC_0948_2262

There was a mama and baby.  This is the baby.  They were on the south side of the Kern River and took off heading toward the canyon. 

I’ve never seen deer this low before.  Very cool.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Culinary Weakness

pwHI Recently, the very popular Pioneer Woman dedicated a portion of her blog to collect what her readers’ culinary weaknesses are.  My weakness is popcorn (& fruit chewy gummy candy, bread, ice cream, butter, Ruffles, salsa, etc.).  From those comments she selected a couple and awarded them a food processer.  I didn’t win.  No big deal.  I have a new food processer.  Here’s the interesting part.

One of her readers is mad about statistics and provided the results of the poll.  This was interesting; but I like to see my statistics rather than read them.  I took the information and made a quick graph.  Now I feel like playing Trivial Pursuit.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


glasses BW

Yesterday I took my mother-in-law to the eye doctor for a check up. Her eyesight is hideous. We spent the day running errands and enjoyed a Basque lunch. She enjoyed a glass of wine. And another. And another. And another.

At the end of the day we both agreed that even though her eyesight is hideous our hindsight is, in fact, 20/20.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


trollThis image was found online.  Thanks to whomever image I’m borrowing.

Someone called me a troll.  That reminded me of the pink haired troll I had as a child.  (My brother’s troll had orange hair.)  Thinking of my pink haired troll reminded me that October is breast cancer awareness month.  That reminded me that it’s time to go get my boobs squashed.

I suppose I should thank that someone for calling me a troll.  But I won’t.

Friday, October 9, 2009


MAYBELLINE: Go. Away. Go back to where you can snicker and fret without retribution about the “illegal aliens” and the babies they have out of wedlock (gasp!). Over there, you and the other like-minded trolls can stew together in the toxic cauldron of your smallness.

I was stung. Ouch. And I thought this person represented tolerance to all. Wow, I was so wrong. I may be sparse in the number of words I leave as comments; but they must really be potent. This blogger always goes off on me for leaving only a few words. This blogger sees much more power in my comment than was intended. This blogger is guilty of what I'm being accused of ---as being with my "other like-minded trolls". My opinion is that someone like this is tolerant...tolerant of those that are like-minded.