Sunday, June 27, 2010


sleeping boys
June 27, 2010 12:25am

177/365 Playing

Game playing boys
June 26, 2010 4:07 pm

Not much gets the way of their games when momma lets them play, not even a breathing treatment.

176/365 Hot

Pictures like these


Soaring Pines

just don't portray the misery of this


plus humidity.

175/365 Trip to the dump

We always donate when possible, but sometimes it's just not. Nothing in this picture belonged to us, btw. As he was unloading I hopped out and got this shot.

Santa Rosa County Landfill Class 3

Saturday, June 26, 2010

174/365 Taste of the past

V had a craving, and wanted to introduce the boys to the only fast food he knew as a child. He shared this with me when we were first together and I was not impressed, and the children felt the same way. Poor V, at least he enjoyed it.

Coney Dogs waiting in the bag

173\365 The mix of hot and wet continues

Downtown Milton and storm clouds
June 22, 2010 - Tuesday

172/365 Recycled Glass

recycled glass

Our local clean community organization has begun offering recycled glass free (limit two 5 gallon buckets) for use as mulch, art projects, or whatever decorative use you can come up with. The product is really interesting to me, but I can't decide what I'd do with it or where I'd put it. Wish I were more creative when it came to things like this.

171/365 Father's Day

V had his fav breakfast at Ace's (steak and eggs) and was given goodies from me and the boys, so he had a good day. We didn't really do anything other than ride around, and on one rural road bearing his grandfather's name we saw this guy.


He brayed and brayed, coming to the fence to see us. V said it was a very appropriate animal for that road.

Since that is his picture and this blog is for mine...

belt, rollers, and rust

This, along with some other mysterious-to-me machinery, was sitting in a fenced field across from a clay pit. The clay pit had warnings all over it, this side of the road had none. It was odd, and I liked the industrial among the weeds and dirt.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

170/365 Leda Turns 5

Actually Leda turns 5 on Tuesday, but today was her party, and Vaughn and I took a ton of pictures. You get the two I like best from my camera.

I love this one, I think partly because Leda doesn't smile that often for the camera. She's very unlike her mother in that way, Amanda was a show off, thrilling in the attention at that age, and for many years after.

I love them happy, I love that I look at this and see Leda at the age I carried Amanda around on my hip. I marvel that Amanda is this grown up woman and that was 25 years ago. It just makes the smile.

Hunter and his friend
Hunter, happy and playing. Before this shot he noticed me and gave me a thumps up, then he grabbed his friend to be a picture. Right after he did both of them looked away at other kids running by.

day 169/365 This is where I keep going

The picture numbers will be one less than the day number from here on out.

Managed to get my first shot of lightning. Too bad it's blurry.


We saw Toy Story 3 this day and came home to a storm.

168/365 This is where I fail

June 17, 2010 - Thursday. No picture was taken.

167/365 Best Ketchup in the World

Whataburger Ketchup
June 16, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

166/365 Appointment with a new Dr.

You know you're in trouble when you go to check in and are greeted by a sign like this.

To Our Patients:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

165/365 Visiting my sister's house

I took stuff that needed to go there, then walked around and saw all the pretty.

Monday June 14, 2010

Despite the heat index of over 100, and being drenched by the time I was done, I had a good time. She sent me home with cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden so it was a win/win for sure.

If you're wondering about the peas, 10 quart packs are in the freezer. Woot!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

164/365 Black-eyed Peas

I woke up and started shelling, ended up cooking those to go with after church lunch, and they were OMG good. Today I was the only one shelling, and also cooking, and doing 5 million other things so I didn't get finished with the bushel. In fact I gave up halfway through the day. The peas are still in great shape so I'm not worried that it will be tomorrow before they are all packaged for the freezer.

Freshly Shelled Black-eyes

163/365 Shelling Peas

Mid-afternoon we stopped by the Bypass Farmer's Market to pick up more corn for Vaughn and Lucian as both are having a love affair with the fresh they currently have in stock. While there we noticed the peas, and having been longing for some good black-eyes we purchased a bushel and came home and got to shelling.

Granny gives refresher course on shelling

I have to say I remember this going faster in the past. Obviously we are out of practice. And yes, I know it's only a little more to have them shelled for us but then you don't get the snaps, and it's not fresh black-eyed peas without the snaps.

Gus shelled with us the whole time. We watched Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Race to Witch Mountain, and a little of Shrek. Lucian helped at first, then played and watched TV. I was more like him than Gus at that age, that's for sure.

Friday, June 11, 2010

162/365 First Cousins

First Cousins

My niece and my boys.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

161/365 Payment Drop Box

Do you think the little heart makes the people who use it feel better?


160/365 Another big day!

My first baby lost his first tooth. How did we get here so fast?!

First Tooth

That went under his pillow. Classy, yes? The tooth fairy did her magic and in the morning he woke to find money in the bag in place of the tooth.

159/365 Too much time driving

It feels like some days that is all I do.

Driving hwy 90 Home

158/365 Big Day!

My sweet baby boy graduated pre-k!

Proud boy

Monday June 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

157/365 Protests

As there is more of this

Let Clean up Crew Do It!

Beach Cleanup

there is more of this

Gas Mask clad protester - Pensacola Beach
Gas mask wearing protester holding "Drill, Baby, Drill" sign with tea bags hanging from bottom

GOP Drill Baby Drill flyover
Plane pulling banner that reads "GOP Drill Baby Drill"

Click the pics to see them large.

156/365 Current Reads

Yes, I forgot again. Last minute shot.

Current Reads

Saturday, June 5, 2010

155/365 Beach Day

The first reports of the oil reaching our beautiful shores was here, and it was now or never to grab a last trip out before it gets bad. We had a blast.

Beach Day

Thursday, June 3, 2010

154/365 Breakfast

I woke up ravenous so Vaughn took me out for breakfast.


Ace's Breakfast at Ace's Restaurant - Milton, FL

His, which also came with grits but they didn't make it into the picture.

Milton Omelette at Ace's Restaurant - Milton, FL

Thursday June 3, 2010

153/365 I spent the day indoors

I was horribly sick the night before, and much of the morning. Food poisoning maybe? Anyway, it was bedtime when I realized I hadn't taken a picture all day, so...

Found in a freebie box at a yard sale

She was found in a yard sale freebie box, still dressed and in possession of her feet. Lucian brought her home and promptly put her on my computer desk, and there she has stayed ever since.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

152/365 Views

Behind the homes that are across our very short street is a lake, and we get a tiny view of it because our home is higher. Coming out the front door I noticed the crane and did the best I could with the p&s.

Seen from our front door

Speaking of views, we're going through that thunderstorms daily thing that seems such a part of summer. I'm tired of seeing this.

A constant sight

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

151/365 Recycling

I dream of curbside.