Saturday, March 16, 2013

Family Stuff...

First of all, it's a Grammie's right to brag about the grandchildren.  Abby wrote her name yesterday with her Mama, then today she wrote it again all by herself when nobody was around.  I think she is an amazing little three year old.

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But Abby isn't the only cutey in the family.  John and Deanna are visiting her family this weekend for her Dad's birthday, and John is antiquing with her sister's adorable little two year old, Emma.  I don't know who's cuter, Emma or Uncle John...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Something's Gotta Give, hands down the best movie set, EVER!!!!

So what do I do on a cold sunny day when everything has gone to h*ll in a hand basket.  I sit down, queue up Something's Gotta Give on Netflix and watch it for the badzillionth time.  Oh, it's not about the storyline, it's the house, ladies, it's the house that makes me drool.  My all time, favorite moviedom house, along with most of the female population that has seen this movie.

 This set is so famous, countless articles have been written about it, women have copied it, it's just the best beach house, ever!  I remember when the movie first came out and my buddy V and I fell in love with it.  We watched and rewatched, absorbing every detail.  And once again this afternoon, it mesmerized me as much as the first time I saw it.  So I'm giving you some pictures just to let you relive it again.  I plucked these from Hooked on Houses website.  Go to her site to view all the pictures, they are wonderful.  And while you're there just browse around, Hooked on Houses is one of my very favorite online places to visit.

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I love this necklace so much, I found it online years ago and V's daughter, Angie, reproduced it.   I have it in black and brown, I never wear them, but I smile when I see them in my jewelry drawer...

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I think the blah's are over, I feel so much better now.  Oh, what a movie this is, what . a . movie . this . is ! .!.!.

The sun is shining, it should be a good day...

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Why do we have days when nothing we do goes right?   I can't blame it on the weather, or hubby, just myself.  Everything I touch today just goes to heck!  I've had some computer issues for days now, I did finally get those resolved.  Haven't eaten fish or chicken for a week now, but thinking of having fish tonight.  Mediterranean diet still rocks, that's not my problem.

I think I just need warm days to go with the blue skies.  And I desperately  need to give Mags a haircut.  She looks like a little shaggy dog, but it's too chilly to buzz her back and tummy, don't want her to get the shivers.

I talked to Linds this morning, the kids have both got the ick, and now she's getting it as well.  I should be counting my blessings, poor daughter-in-law, having to take care of two sick kiddos when she's sick herself.  I remember those days, they were not  fun!

I think I'll take a ride on Milly and sit in the sunshine.  She still has her cover on, so it's warm, maybe things will work better when I get back.

Thanks for listening to me p*s and moan, sometimes you just gotta vent!!!

~ Jan

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dancing Nana, Bless her heart….


This is a gem, ladies. A bright spot on a grey, cloudy Monday.

Be sure and watch this to the end, you will just crack up when she drops the "F Bomb."  Why does the younger generation not realize we are not so different than they are, just wiser and trapped in these old(er) bodies.

This is a classic. Gotta love Nana's everywhere….

Maybe it's time to revamp the Chiminea...

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I just wish I could wake up and it would be sunny with a forecast of 70 degrees, is that too much to ask???  Really??? Last year I have pictures of Abby at the creek on St. Patrick's Day, it was warm and she was barefoot.  It was such a great spring, it never got cold after that.

But this year is a different story, every day we wait for warmer temps, and when it is warmer it's grey and rainy, so we dream.

I've had a chiminea similar to this on the patio for years.  I just use it as a compost bin, but I'm thinking this summer, that I should plant fleurs in that compost, and hopefully end up with something that looks like this.  I doubt I'll plant a rosebush, but I will try something.  This is just spectacular!

C'mon Spring, I'm ready!!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

I got up this morning, made this great bulgar salad with dill, chickpeas, cucumbers, peppers, onions, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and evoo, and put in the fridge to chill.  

We had errands to run, hubby wanted to just grab fast food while we were out, so I "grabbed" a plastic container, put in my couscous salad and we were off.  Did it bother me eating it in a fast food joint?  Nah, not in the least.  I took my mixture of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews and raisins for dessert and I was a happy girl.

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So far so good, with this diet.  I'm just loving the food.  It's so different than all the boring, diet food I've eaten for years.  The flavors are fresh, bursting with tastes that my midwestern/southern girl palate isn't used to.  It's a nice change.  Still no meat or fish and I've been doing this since last Tuesday.  I haven't missed it at all.

Here's the click for the recipe...

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