Monday, May 20, 2019

Waffles Like Never Before

Do you like waffles?
With cheese?
Then melt the cheese and add peanut butter...
and syrup!
The chef is ready to try it...
she likes it!
What's your best food concoction?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Traveling Girl!

I decided about 10 years ago that when my youngest child was on his own, I'd go traveling. So when my sister invited me to go to New York, Virginia, and Washington DC with her, I was leaving on jet plane!
Yowza! The Washington Monument is taller than me!

This canal was built for more efficient travel by ship, but then the railroad came along and "railroaded" it off the map! (Haha.)
This is Potomac River scenery, on our way to an even BIGGER waterfall that can be viewed from either the Virginia OR Maryland side! (A versatile vacation site for sure.) 
(My "fanny" pack, worn in front for security, and I'm not a fan of the bustle look, even accommodated a convenient water bottle.)

I am meant to travel, because I was even welcomed by name.

Star Trek, anyone? This magical tunnel went from one Smithsonian Museum to another. (There are 14 of those things! We managed to run through 4 of them before our day ran out.)

The Natural History Smithsonian displays the mummy of a sacred bull. (You've got to remember, those people didn't have TV's or electronic games. They had to have something to do for entertainment. I can just imagine a couple of Egyptians saying, "Bet you can't mummify a bull, Agathocles." "What you talkin' about, Lysimachus! Bet I can!"
And the challenge was on.)

We were even there in time for the famous cherry blossom blossoming in D.C! (Although this is a magnolia tree that I mistakenly thought was a cherry tree. They're the same color, okay? You wouldn't have known if I hadn't told you!)

I had to ask an attendant what was up with KISS AND RIDE Buses! It was a system set up so working spouses could be conveniently dropped off at their bus station by their stay-at-home spouse, who could give them a kiss before they caught their ride! (Seriously! That's what I was told!)

William Penn statue in Philadelphia, where? PENNsylvania!

 Taking a bus from New York City. Goodbye tall building canyons and cobble streets and intriguing old architecture!
 The bust station is in the SAME BUILDING as the Cake Boss TV program location! (But did we get a free taste? Even a cupcake?! No, we did not. I tell ya, they're missing a real promotional opportunity there.)
Some of the subways were old and dingy like you might see in a 1950's film noir, but some subway stations had beautiful or amusing murals in them!

There's a monument behind me, underneath the hair lifting up beside my right eye! Whose is it? Jefferson's! Due to time constraints, that's as close as we got to it. (I still got to breathe the air that circulated through it, though.)
As I prepared to head to my sister in Dallas 3 days after returning home, she asked me if I wished I could rest before getting back on an airplane.
Oh, no! I was ready to go! I'm a got my motor running, heading down the highway, looking for adventure kind of girl!
How about you? Do you like your expansive armchair? Or a squishy airplane seat?

Monday, May 6, 2019

Look and Find Car

This car looked like one of those picture books where the reader is challenged to find small objects amidst a jumble of items.
 Can you see a giraffe in the photo below?
 Ahhh! Swamp Man alert!
 Where are the dolphins breaking through the wood surf?
 Can you see the sunny yellow butterfly?
 Where's the horse's patootie?
 There's a zebra in there somewhere!
 Yes, there's an ostrich there (from might look like a dinosaur!)
 Do you see the octopus-eating alligator?
 A train wreck!
 Rhino climbing alert!
 Apparently pink flamingos don't only stand one-legged on lawns, but on car roofs, too.
 Mad black cat!
 What else can you find?
I don't think the owners have much trouble finding their car in a parking lot.
I wonder how they fastened everything on to not blow away?

Monday, April 29, 2019

Oh My Scars!

 I think some scars look cool. Some have awesome backstories. Some look cool and have stories!
Some are just scars.
Here's mine...(well, one of them.) 
It started out the size of a pencil eraser on the back of my calf, people! And now it's over two inches long!
Bob says I should wear it proudly, as a reminder that I survived malignant melanoma.
He has a good point.
But I have knee length summer dresses to wear, so I thought I'd experiment with making my scar look prettier. 
What do you think? Are permanent markers my friends?
What's your scar story?

Monday, April 22, 2019

Old...uh... I mean long-time Friends!

On our recent trip to New York/New Jersey, my sister Rebecca and I saw some, long-time friends! (We don't feel old.) One of them tallied up 49 years that have gone by since we last saw each other.
Smiling post-dessert are Linda, Kim, me, Heather (Teresa's daughter) Teresa, Rebecca, and Linda, (from Rebecca's class who lived around the corner from us._
Now for the girls my age:
Linda nominated me for 6th grade class president, Teresa was at our house so much she might as well be another sister, me, and Kim, who our Kindergarten teacher thought was an incoming boy student, so Kim got a boy face sticker on her name tag!)
What's your best memory with your long-time friends?

Monday, April 15, 2019

On the Road in Dallas!

I've had a chance to travel the last couple of weeks! I've most recently been in Dallas, Texas, with my lovely sister Bev and her hunky husband Mark. 
Bev played the flute in school, and she's still got it!
 Bev's friend, Sara, and Sara's daughter, Alison, loved the performance!
My traveling companion was my other sister, Carolyn.
We had a rockin' out dance on Saturday!
 (Macarena, anyone?)
When Carolyn was little, she used to fall asleep doing the spraddle splits. Guess what? She can still do it!

 We loved seeing family, like Bev, Jaren, Mark, Curtis, and Iveth. 
As my old hometown newspaper used to report of social events, 
"A good time was had by all."
Do you like packing a suitcase (or personal item only if you fly Spirit airlines) and going places?

Monday, April 8, 2019

Wookie Hugs

I saw Chewbacca in the store, and I couldn't hold myself back. I mean, he's just so fuzzy and huggable! (Kind of like Bob if he forgets to shave for awhile.)
The debut Star Wars movie came out the year before I was married, so being so close to Chewie just made me feel young again!

Carolyn! Look out! He might step on you by accident!
*Whew!* She's got fancy footwork!
What about you? Are you a Star Wars fan?

Waffles Like Never Before

Do you like waffles? With cheese? Then melt the cheese and add peanut butter... bananas... and syrup! The chef is ready t...