Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What's for dinner?

What's for dinner? The dreaded question every night! Am I the only one who feels this way? As I have said before I'm not the best cook in the world, but I do love a good homemade meal. My husband is a wonderful cook but hasn't done very much cooking lately. Right now with the fuel and grocery prices going up so rapidly I hate to go to the grocery store. I can't hardly wait for the fresh summer vegtables to starting coming in, but until then I am just uninspired to cook very much of anything.

So my answer to the dreaded question of what's for dinner: "Cereal, it's not just for breakfast anymore"! Not the sugery kind; but a big bowl of oatmeal, or Special K with fresh strawberries, peaches or a bananna, and soy milk hits the spot. After having cereal for too many nights in a row my husband cooked a pot of cabbage, blackeyed peas and cornbread for dinner. Yummy! Man can't live by cereal alone!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just Makes You Want To Scream!

I receive e-mails all the time from "well meaning" friends who want to warn me about the ever present dangers lurking at every corner. Almost all of them are urban legends and can be quickly dismissed either by common sense or of course checking it at

Last week I received an e-mail with an attachment about ATM card scams (actually this one was true) in which my friend started out my saying: "Come live in constant fear with me as I share yet another way to become a victim."

My e-mail response:

"Thanks a lot . . . Now I have this to worry about as well as being kidnaped and iced down by strangers who want to cut my kidney's out to sell my organs on the black market; having my achilleas tendons cut with a straight razor by someone hiding under my car, while I am trying to unlock my door; someone hiding an Aids infected needle under the handle of the gas pump dispenser; nuclear attack, terrorist attack, someone rigging my car to blow up as soon as I turn the key in the ignition; driving next to a tractor trailer on the freeway and one of those huge tires flies off their trucks and comes though my windshield and decapates me, while my poor mother is riding in the passenger seat next to me and looks on in horror as I sit there headless, my hands still glued to the wheel in a death grip, as the car careens off the road and down a cliff before exploding into a giant ball of fire before crashing into the rocks below, and shattering into a million pieces, and then landing in the swirling water below! ... I need to make sure my mom knows how to swim!"

Oh well, wishing you all a Happy Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Mother."
- quote Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Trip to Remember

Last week my husband and I took a much needed trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We decided when we were married that each year we would take time out to go somewhere and be alone together on our anniversary. We were both so busy with work and life last year that we took a short overnight trip, which was nice, but this year we planned the for the entire week.

Our first part of the trip was to New Bern, North Carolina, where the Neuse and Trent rivers meet. It is only 35 miles from the ocean and is a beautiful historic town. This was the view from our hotel balcony at sunrise.
If you ever get a chance to visit do not miss the tour of Tryone Palace which was originally built between 1767 and 1770, as the first permanent capitol of the Colony of North Carolina and a home for the Royal Governor and his family. All of the furnishings and decor are from the 1700's. Our tour guide was a sweet lady who really gave a great presentation.

I took this picture in one of the palace gardens. Aren't these iris's beautiful?After a couple of days in New Bern we drove on to Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and Beaufort. The weather was beautiful, and the antique shops were abundant! So guess what I did; I visited everyone! Here is my sweet husband relaxing and people watching while I am going from store to store. He is so sweet and never complains when I am "looking" in all the stores, he is "looking" at all the people!

We did manage a walk on the beach, but it was way too cold to go in the water.

Now back to our touring the town! When we were in Beaufort we walked around this beautiful old burying ground. Some of the graves date back to the Revolutionary War period, and most of the others are in the 1800's. It probably sounds weird, but we like to visit graveyards/ cemeteries . . . its interesting.

And last but not least, what vacation wouldn't be complete without posing next to a life size Elvis Pressley?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Race For The Cure 2008

Well I'm back from vacation and enjoyed a wonderful time alone with my husband celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. I will share more about that later.
Today my sister, brother-in-law and nephew participated in the Susan G. Koman Race For The Cure 2008. The weather was wonderful and the turn out was record breaking. Supporters were 15,000 strong and walked the 3-mile route to raise awareness and money for the research and cure of breast cancer.

My sister Christine and I . . .

I loved these little girls shirts! There were so many children and families walking together it was really heart warming to see how everyone came together for this important event.

Today while I was walking my thoughts were about those I know who have fought and survived breast cancer as well as those who have fought and lost the battle. One very courageous woman who is a survivor is Amy over at Four Sisters In A Cottage. If you haven't stopped by and visited her you must, she has a wonderful blog.