Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great Photos

I read several blogs every day. Today one of my favorites had some super photos posted. Thought you all might enjoy these: The cobweb one is just awesome, isn't it?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The View From Here

Nice bike ride this a.m. (29 miles) Came home, showered, dressed casually. A friend brought me a dish of eggplant parmesan (delish!!). I ate it and pretended to read the newspaper. Wound up checking my eyelids for leaks.

When I awoke, I got up to go to the kitchen and refresh my iced tea and glanced out the front door. WHA?????? Two city police cars, two sheriff's patrol cars, and a state trooper. Lights ablazing!

Bottom line: probably a drug bust. They took two guys out of the black suv and searched the car. They immediately handcuffed the driver and put him into one of the sheriff's patrol cars. Shortly after that they handcuffed the other young man and stuck him in the back of one of the city police cars.

I actually live in a pretty nice area....but it sure seems like we get our share (and someone else's too) of police activity!

Back to an earlier comment: my friend brought me a dish of eggplant parmesan, a dish with two poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, and half of an acorn squash stuffed with hot sausage...and a salad. She loves to cook and thinks I should eat more veggies! But there was enough cheese there to negate the value of any veggies! Haven't tried the other stuff yet, but the eggplant parmesan was wonderful!

Never a dull moment here!! Well...that's not always true......

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Joplin....nearly 5 months later

I was there a couple of weeks after the tornado hit (May 22, 2011), and then was there this past few days. It's still heart-wrenching. There's a lot of rebuilding and a lot of progress...but you'll still see a lot of damage and wreckage and hurt. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) Sad...just sad.

Friday, October 7, 2011


A friend of mine actually sent me this in an email...but she didn't post it to her blog, so I like it and will post it to mine!


Friends are like panties...
Some crawl up your butt.
Some snap under pressure.
Some don't have the strength to hold you up.
Some get a little twisted.
Some are your favorite.
Some are cheap.
Some are holy.
Some are a little naughty.
And some actually cover your butt when you need them to....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's My Birthday! sure is! It's been a really great one too...and not just in number!!!

Last night the Homeowners' group went to the Anchor Inn..a local Mexican food was delish!

This morning Carol, Mary and I biked out (the long way) to the Dutch Kitchen for breakfast... well, Mary had a cinnamon roll and I had 1/4 order (1 biscuit) biscuits and gravy and Carol just had coffee. I always have 1/2 order of biscuits and around!! BUT I really didn't want to eat that much and then ride back in. I wound up with 32.52 miles...and it was windy here!

A few midday errands, and then this evening a couple of friends took me to dinner at the Anchor Inn. I love Mexican food so I was completely happy to go two nights in a row. Their pork tostado is is their red beer! Yum!!!

I received some very nice gifts and a bunch of birthday cards and enjoyed each and every one. Hilarious stuff! You'd think these people think I'm getting OLD! Ha!

All in all, a great day. I feel extremely fortunate to be 67 years old and in pretty good health and capable of biking as much as I do. Life's good! Oh yeah...and I treated myself to a little birthday present too: I bought a new flat-screen 26" tv for my bedroom! So far it's still in the box...but I have it, at least.

Oh...and food...yeah...tomorrow is Thursday! If it's not toooooo windy Carol and I are going to go out and ride early tomorrow, and then four of us are going to DRIVE in my car up to Inman for cream puffs! I repeat: YUM!