Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Oh my gosh.....I WON:-) YAHOO, WOOHOO, YIPPY SKIPPY and it's about time!! (only kidding on the last one) If ya know me personally then you know this...I NEVER win nada, nothing, zilch, zero, etc...etc...I used to live in Lake Tahoe and maybe on occasion would try my hand at gambling..HAH...never won a jackpot!!! When my kids were young they attended Parochial schools and we constantly had fund raisers. I purchased more raffle tickets than anyone I know, mainly cause I did not want my kids bothering others when selling them. I also bought ALL the Girl Scout cookies so my daughter would not pester the neighbors..go figure!...I digress...... Point is I have never won a prize. Well, my day has ARRIVED....I won the "caption" quote contest from Lallees Cottage:) This little bee was a photo she snapped and asked us to offer a caption for him:) I think LALLEE should win a prize for the photo!!!! I offered this....."Float like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee"....can't take the credit...it is from the Greatest Boxer that ever lived, Muhammad Ali:-) Thanks so much Lallee....this is such fun:)
Monday, July 30, 2007
My dear sweet bud, Zoe, from Casa-Preciosa at ebay has the most "fantabulous" shabby chic items available. You gotta go check her out...simply go to ebay and do a seller search for Casa-Preciosa and then visit her ME page. This gal has "the look" and you will fall in love with her treasures:) Go take a gander, she has the most grand cottage decorating ideas for your CASA!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
She is my pal, buddy, confidante, and all around best friend:-) She puts a smile on my face when I feel down and knows when I am stressed or simply unhappy. Her name is "SASSY" and I love her:) I think she loves me back:-) We are quite the pair, just a couple of clowns short of a circus:-)
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
My dear friend and co-hort blogger, Ellen, sent me this horrific story. Apparently 14 squirrels were recently arrested in Iran found with some type of radar equipment on them......Iran has considered them SPIES!! And there are peeps who actually think I AM SQUIRRELY!! Now I have seen everything....better go out in the back forty and check for any rodent wearing a turban or holding a glock! Yeah...better go do that! What's next??? Sparrows with little notes tied around their feet holding messages in code?? Whoa...we really gotta be careful with the MOLES!! No, maybe little raccoons, ya know they have a permanent mask anyhow:).....running across the border with government data...heck, I think we already have the rats involved, aren't they all in Congress?? Okay, enough of my silliness.....just had to share this with ya. Thanks Ellen for keeping your eyes and ears open:)
Hug Life and remember....next time you see a squirrel DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE HIM ANY INFORMATION REGARDING GOVERNMENT SECRETS AS HE MAY BE A DOUBLE AGENT ENGAGING IN ESPIONAGE:-)
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Just stopping in after having a bite for dinner:-) YEP..My name is Marylou and I LOVE SQUIRRELS...I have been to SA, Squirrel Anonymous to no avail. I collect porcelain squirrels & have a sweet shelf in the hallway where my vintage rodents are proudly displayed:) I also regularly feed the fellas & gals in my backyard. I buy that cute corn on the cob which has a holder that attaches to my trees for them..... and always have their NUT HOUSE filled to the brim:-) If ya can't beat em might as well join em!!! The male tree squirrel takes twice as long, as the female, to groom itself. They are the cleanest animal in the rodent family. I just love that fact as sometimes my DH takes longer than I in the powder room:-) They also have a brain equated to the size of a walnut, interesting analogy, don't ya think:-) I am NOT making this stuff up, I googled it!!
Anyhoo...just thought I would share my love of the rodentia species with ya. Wishing you all a great evenin', gotta go check the back forty and make sure my friends are all happy:-)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I know, more pics....why you say??? Well, because my darling DIL spent a year planning this big day and I am a proud mom:)
GENEVIEVE & ANTHONY!!
The bridal party!
Yummy Chocolate Cake.....everything was pink & brown:-)
Mother & Son dance to "It's a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong:)
We came, we laughed, we cried, we danced, we have wonderful memories BUT..... we are exhausted:-)
AND THEY "ALL" LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER:-)Thanks so very much for taking this journey and sharing with me!!!! Hug Life......Peace, Marylou
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The groom, my son and I:-)
Here is a fun one.....way into the dancing of the evening we had laughs with my daughter, her friend, Chris & I.....a little silly BUT HUGGIN' LIFE with all we had!! WOOHOO:-)
Friday, July 13, 2007
Now......go make it a grand day and be proud to be an American:)
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
I shall not forget this July 4th nor shall I want to return to our boat soon which I now refer to as that "demon".... I told my hubby, it will be a cold day in H#LL before I board this ocean floating menacing vessel!!!!! I believe mentally he believes that will happen sooner, rather than later...ahhhh, men and their toys! Peace to all and don't forget to Hug Life, even when the CHOPPY WATERS get ya:) Marylou
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Remember that famous line from "The Wizard of Oz"...."there is no place like home".........Well, I am so feeling that! Mind you, the wedding was a BEAUTIFUL fairytale, the bride resembled Cinderella and the groom a look-a-like Prince Charming....and some of the guests reminded me of those little fellas, the munchkins, or maybe those lolipop kids??? I digress.......everything was wonderful but it was a long celebration. So many parties... and I do believe some parties were parties to celebrate other parties??? Upon reflecting upon this I have come to the conclusion that I am simply getting older...(ouch).... and the "parties" are becoming harder for me to enjoy as I crawl out of bed at 6:00 in the morning, hair askew, drool on my pillow, to only ask my hubby..."where do we have to be today and at what time???" WOW...what a pretty picture I must have been, poor hubby:(
I am only kidding cause that is what I do...some call it sarcastic conversation but I rather like to think of it as "the truth"......(big smile here) The truth is the wedding was truly wonderful with much love, jubilance & regalement embracing the ballroom!!!!! A day I shall remember for a lifetime as I gazed upon the pride and joy on my son's handsome face!!
I am off today to board a sail boat that shall take me out to the middle of the San Francisco Bay to anchor and wait for dusk so we can look at sparkling thingies up in the sky....no, not the stars....fireworks. Why do I put myself in these positions???? Cause the word NO is not in my vocabulary...ask my sis, Giovanna......I know she is smiling upon reading this, if she is reading this:) I have not gotten to the wedding pics yet, see...as a well known procrastinator I can simply explain I had to prepare for this boat venture and the sparkling thingies in the sky:):) I shall post the photos asap:) Just had to keep ya all posted and in the loop. I do want to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July and please say a prayer for me as I twist my neck and contort my body to glance at fireworks that took me 12 hours to prepare for and may last a total of 5 minutes:) AHHHHHH....the pleasures of life and pomp and circumstance! Peace to all and Hug Life.....Marylou