Monday, May 30, 2011

God Bless America.... and our Troops!

My Daddy is a World War II Vet. He turns 85 this July 22nd!

Monday, May 23, 2011


A good change! After working since I was 18 years old (I'm now 61 and a half), I am finally retiring! This will be my last week of work and I'm beyond excited! I have little things planned for my first few weeks of "no work" .... places I want to go, things I want to do around the house.... After those things are finished, I will then need to sit down and figure out what I might do in this next "chapter in my life".... Any ideas or suggestions?!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Feeding the Birdies...

and the squirrels... Every morning, I go out and feed the birds and the squirrels. Along with their regular seed, I also throw out crackers and bread (or in other words, junk food for birds). Usually, like this morning, as soon as I start throwing the stuff into the yard, one of the birds will "send out the message". I was laughing this morning, because a blue jay started yelling out - and within a minute, it was like a Disney movie! All kinds of birds zooming in, and 7 or 8 squirrels popping out of nowhere. It is alot of effort each morning to put it all out, including fresh water - winter and summer - rain or shine or snow...., and it gets a bit pricey buying all of the food, but I truly enjoy it. I stand out there for a bit each day, chattering back to all of them.