Tuesday, June 30, 2009

For CAM...a relative coming to visit the rain forest where we live....

Today, tomorrow, the next day and the next day.
Bring raingear.
And an ark.
We had a little fire in the woodstove yesterday.
Anything else you want to know?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My SunRainday picture...

GUESS what it's doing ALL DAY today ??&%$#@????



Update: Monday.....rained all day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

SUN !!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been out doing this...
Well, not really sunbathing, BUT I have been out and enjoying that bright yellow thing up in the sky. It's warm and bright, just the way I like it.

By the way, that is not a photo of me.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Rain, rain...go away...no, really....

GO AWAY !!!!
Ever hear that saying, it goes something like this...."April showers, bring May showers,which bring June showers..." Isn't that how it goes? If it isn't, it should be re-written.

Even my cats won't go out today in fear of coming back in and looking like this:

So, on this rainy and very windy, cool day, this is what I suggest one does.
Or perhaps this:
Some canines would probably pop open a cold one:

Although all that snacking and drinking might lead to this....

If you HAVE to go out into the rain, this is rather a clever thing to use. 

These are kinda cute, but I don't know how you keep the rain out of your FACE!!

and believe it or not, some folks don't know how to use a regular umbrella correctly.

Actually, THIS is the umbrella that I want to be using...ASAP !!
Thank you very much.

UPDATE: Tuesday....it rained.
Wednesday....it's raining.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

LAST DAY.......


Yes, it’s true. Teachers are JUST as excited by summer vacation starting as the kids are! Yes, it’s true....teachers are people, too ! 

I know kids don’t think so. I am always amazed at the look of wonder when I run into a student at the mall and they look at me, like thinking, ‘what are YOU doing here????”  Oh, that’s right.  I’m never supposed to leave my classroom.....I forgot !I Just sleep with the crayons at night.  Right next to Midnight Blue.

But tomorrow IS the last day. This past Wednesday at 11:30 was my last day with the sweet little cherubs...but tomorrow is it for ME.  As much as I LOVE teaching, and I DO, all I have to say about tomorrow is....


Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Sunday Picture....


In the United States, June 14th is Flag Day. It celebrates the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
It wasn't until 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 to be Flag Day.
The American flag has inspired many folks to use its image in multiple ways. Some are awe-inspiring and some are, well, stupid. 
But to each his own....
Here is a picture of the world's largest American flag. It is 505' x 255' in dimension. It takes 500 people to unfurl it.

Here is a picture of the world's smallest American flag. All 50 stars and all 13 stripes are there, and it is smaller than a human hair. The Guinness Book of World Records won't accept it because they don't have a method of actually seeing the flag, as you can clearly see.

We have the unbelievable image of our flag on the moon, or in the desert in Arizona as some skeptics choose to believe. 

Some die hards have displayed the flag on the top of Mt. Everest.

Artist Jasper Johns used the flag in his art work.

Some patriotic dog owners deck out their pooches in the red, white and blue.

Others pronounce their patriotism in more personal ways.

Here multiple countries embellish young faces.

And the red, white and blue colors embellish young boobs.

And finally, I don't even know what to say about this one.
God Bless America.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

My Sunday Picture....

Look what the Have-a-heart trap yielded today !  We trapped the Mama yesterday and she was lugged to another location on this earth. Babies are looking for her, and they also will be transported courtesy of Mr. Downeastdoingstuff, in due time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Be healthy...

We all try so dangnabbit hard to be healthy, but sometimes there is nothing you can do. My 'little' boy is still so very, very sick. That Mono stuff. Went to the doctors again today, and there is nothing, really nothing you can do. No magic bullet for this one unfortunately. He's been sick for 6 days so far. sigh.

But here is one way we do TRY and stay healthy. (Although, now that I think about it, my son wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole.)


Cut up a bunch of veggies...any kind you would like. This time I used zucchini, yellow summer squash, red onion and asparagus. Then toss them in some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Mrs. Dash Table Blend (or salt and pepper, but I am cutting out salt...)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Put the veggies on a cookie sheet. Spread them out.

Put into the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir it up every once in a while. I like to have some of the veggies sort of crispy, so I leave it in longer. Eyeball it.

Meanwhile, make up a batch of brown rice and open up a low sodium can of black beans. Drain the beans.

When the veggies and the rice are done, toss them together. Add the black beans and sprinkle with a generous amount of Parmesan Cheese, to taste. Adding shredded chicken to this is very delish. You can buy a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket. 

I forgot to take a photo of it when it was all done. This is what was leftover....

Quite yummy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Sunday Picture....on Monday....

The first Rhododendron flower to open up......I'm loving this.

My poor 'baby' (22 year old) has severe Mono! I've never seen anyone so sick.
Hopefully the 254 new pills he got and the IV saline solutions that were administered will get him on the mend. I hear it's going to be a long haul. At least he's not puking anymore....
Hence, the late Sunday Picture.
It's so hard to watch your child be sick.......