Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Goodbye Everybody

I see AOL is turning off the lights and going home.

It's been a great run and I've enjoyed all the journals.

Here's my link to my blogspot journal if anyone wants to stop by and leave a link to your new journal.

I hope a lot of you do as I've really enjoyed the pictures, stories, etc.  I'll be waiting over here...



Monday, September 29, 2008

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu.

It's a typical fall day, rainy and cold.  I brought in the house plants and cleaned up the sun room and moved the furniture around and added a couple Halloween decorations.  A large pumpkin and Chuck, our resident lifesize monster that my grandchildren like to cuddle up with.

Not so many birds anymore.  There are a number of Blue Jays today and some Finches fighting the squirrels for the sun flower seeds.  Haven't seen any Chippies today.  I guess they must be sleeping.

I have in bloom Indian Blanket, Pansies, Petunias, and a few others I can't think of the names of right now. 

Cats are sleeping, it must be nap time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back. 

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

  -Robert Frost 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In desparation to hang on to summer, I put in another little garden today.  I found a shop that had 90% off their annuals so I bought a bunch of them and some pumpkins.  I went to the thrift store and got a few autumn outside decorations to add and now I'm on the lookout for some Casper the friendly ghost lights to put out there.  Owen and Hali both like Casper.

I had a good day went to DePere and had brunch, then went to a few shops and spent some time in the park down by the water.  I used to go around like that with my sisters but they have stopped so I go myself now.  It's still a lot of fun for me, but not quite as much as when they were along.

After I got home is when I worked in the yard.  I added sand to the sandbox and painted the push/pull car a pretty green.  Filled the bird feeders...still have robins, cardinals, blue jays, sparrows, finches, mourning doves, chickadees, and cow birds.  A couple rabbits were watching me and the squirrel family was sitting near by.  And of course the chippies play their little game of who can come the closest to me.  When I was finished, I saw in the sky the canadian geese practicing their V formation.  They are up higher now and making wider circles.  Pretty soon it will be their time to go, but for now they are still here.