September 29, 2009


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower.- Albert Camus
--It's here!!!

September 28, 2009


My days are filled with sitting on the sidelines cheering. We 'finally' scored our first goal today. Whew! You would think one should say what a terrible season but the team is full of really beautiful young ladies. Not are they only beautiful on the outside but inside where it really counts. They always have a smile and a great attitude. They make us proud!

The Cheeful loser is the winner!

September 23, 2009


These days pass me by and I quickly move from one topic to another and along with the moving quickly my brain lags behind. Have I posted this before? Even if I have it has made it to my top 10 listing. The colors and brillance of this picture makes me feel good. So many of us love the Fall season and even though the colors of Fall are great the lack of color here is somehow just right.

September 21, 2009


So I've been on this World War II kick lately. It seems for some odd reason every book I've read lately revolves around this time period. Some things I've read leave me thinking 'are we as humans destined to repeat ourselves?' I hope not! The book 'Night' by Elie Wiesel can be hard to read but I do think that the world needs to remember and pass on to new generations what has transpired in the past. One of my favorite places to visit is the Army Heritage trail here in Carlisle, PA. On one occasion we ran across this old German cycle. How interesting! It's a great place to learn of every skirmish or war that the United States has had involvment in. Many events are held here with hands on demonstrations and reenactments. What a great way to learn of our history as a nation.

September 19, 2009

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

Waking up on the right side of the bed is more common on a weekend. Have you ever witnessed that? Add sunshine and mild temperatures and not being in a hurry and you could almost have a beginning to a perfect day. New Orleans came to my mind first thing this morning. I'm thinking it may have something to do with wondering how my son is doing way down South. It would be a stupendous morning for a stroll along side the Mississippi River with the St. Louis Cathedral in the background. The surrounding area around the church is a fascinating place with history at every step. If you ever find yourself with the opportunity take a morning stroll along the river (any river) on a crisp sunny day and report back if you do not agree that it would put you in the 'right' frame of mind to face anything for the rest of the day.

September 14, 2009


I've been teaching myself lately about the world of digital scrapbooking. I like to keep trying new things before I ever really master one thing. But when it's a hobby do I need to master anything? I'm thinking a hobby is something to just plain enjoy for one's self. I still haven't mastered every button and gadget on my camera(s), lenses, printers, scanners, photoshop, corel draw, corel paintshop, computer, blog, and on an on and on. I need to only keep myself in check and ask but do you enjoy it all regardless? YES! To me it beats television and cleaning! Well what doesn't beat cleaning? Anyyyyyywayyyy, I had the most perfect subjects to attempt my hand at scrapbooking. - my stunning niece and daughter. I'm digging deep to find some artistic genes!!!!

September 13, 2009


So yet another season hs begun. I was wondering when I would be back to my speacialty of 'bleacher sitting'! Field Hockey is in full swing along with the concecission stands, pasta parties, car washes and taxi service. I wouldn't trade a minute of it though.

September 11, 2009

September 10, 2009

Ms Pearl

This is Pearl. She's a Susquhanna Service dog and I do believe she's my daughters softball team's mascot. She is in the midst of training and will soon be ready to go to her new owner. What a gentle and realaxed dog. Visit her at her own blog at

September 8, 2009

View of the week ~2

There's just something I find intriguing of this house. If you were to look very closely it's in pretty bad shape in many areas but it doesn't lose it's intrigue. As the warm evening light surrounded this side of the street it gave out a special glow. Look closely to find the bucket of paint that was left when it's last painting occurred.

Strange to me now are the forms I meet
When I visit the dear old town;
But the native air is pure and sweet,
And the trees that o'ershadow each well-known street,
As they balance up and down,
Are singing the beautiful song,
Are sighing and whispering still:
"A boy's will is the wind's will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

September 6, 2009

Enjoy the outdoors!

A glorious day in the mountains! Through the mountains and the valleys we trekked to the cabin for a relaxing afternoon. You can tell Fall is knocking on Summer's door so it's time to enjoy each moment outdoors.

These lovely ladies learned how to shoot targets today. It gave them a little kick but they were up to the challenge.

They make me smile!

September 4, 2009

The Long and Winding Road....

The wait is on. 9-9-09!!!
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
It's easy!
-------------All you need it LOVE!

What's your favorite Beatles' song?

September 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Mother

Happy Birthday to my Mother who is there for all of her family. She sure has put up with alot from us through the years. We're ever grateful for all she does and wish her all the best and many more happy years with her crazy family!

September 1, 2009

Like a bridge over troubled waters......

This is more like a troubled bridge over smooth waters. Our local bridge has been deemed unsafe and closed till further notice. It was built in 1912 and has serverd the community well for many many years. Now it's closed off and my walking path has been invaded. Now I must climb over a cement barrier and venture on my way. It's a quaint old bridge if you can call a bridge quaint.... A little one lane humpback! I hate the thought that now a double lane bridge will be built which will bring more and faster traffic into my little quiet neck of the woods. (rant for the day)