Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watery Wednesday

I never have been one to like taking pictures of cemeteries and tombstones, but on my recent visit to my daughters and mother-in-laws gravesites I noticed the beautiful creek that runs through the property. My granddaughter was with me, I said I wish I had brought my camera . She said I have mine, she is a teen-ager she takes hers almost everywhere. She took these shots of the creek for me to post to Watery Wednesday, she did an excellent job.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009

Victorian Bushfire Appeal 2009
The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Fund to assist individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Victoria was launched by the Premier John Brumby in partnership with Red Cross and the Federal Government.

Monday, February 23, 2009

God Bless the World Pray for this couple - they were pregnant with quads and as of today have lost them all. little girl was just born on the 19th and now is going to require heart surgery. little 4 year old was just diagnosed with leukemia for the 2nd time.

Remember I had you pray for Cora's family? They found out she had cancer and 3 weeks later she died - she was 10 months old? They are raising money to build a playground in her memory and there are a ton of vendors on ETSY who are giving part of their profits to this. You know how much I love etsy - there is a ton of cute stuff that will help build this fund - go check it out here. family is a March of Dimes ambassador family for Alabama - go here to see how you can help support them.

Prayer changes everything, visit Kelly's site, and find out more .

Sunday, February 22, 2009

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If Call and Response's Carrie Clough is the Nick Drake of indie rock, then Leslie Feist is the Colin Blunstone. Her voice has that warm, buttery ooze that melts down the microphone with the same gentle timbre heard on Blunstone's "Caroline Goodbye." Feist's musical history maps out almost as nomadically as her own travels. She cut her pearly whites in a Calgary punk band called Placebo (not to be confused with the eyeliner-and-nail-polish-wearing British guys) and got to play her very first show opening for the Ramones after winning a battle of the bands contest while still attending high school. Needless to say, that show changed her life. She spent the next half-decade touring in a van and screaming her voice out -- literally. Medical doctors told her that she would never be able to sing again, but doctors say a lot of things. She relocated to Toronto and hibernated for half a year with a guitar and a four-track, honing her layering skills to a razor-like sharpness. The guitar replaced her voice for a while, and she dove deep into barbed pop architecture, later playing guitar for (and touring with) By Divine Right. Working with a voice specialist over the years paid off and in 1999 Feist recorded her first solo album, Monarch (Lay Down Your Jeweled Head). A year later she moved in with Vice Magazine poster girl Peaches and opened up for the electroclash artiste on her first American tour. After that, she joined Broken Social Scene for their second album and toured the U.S. and Europe with them before cranking out her sophomore album, Let It Die, in Paris with Chilly Gonzales and Renaud Letang in 2004. Her solo material can be categorized as indie pop, but Feist balances sophisticated baroque styling with a trip-hop derivative of her own invention that weaves in and out of classic folky frameworks while her ethereal vocals layer over one another in gossamer harmonies. When she plays solo, Feist is the master of the looping effect pedal. She'll strum her electric guitar and catch a riff on it and then pick out a catchy arpeggio to stack on top before looping up to five layers of her heavenly vocals to sound like a one-woman pop symphony. If you see her listed in the pages of your local alt weekly, do yourself a favor and throw down whatever cover they're charging to see her. You will be moved.
- Eric Shea

God Bless the Whole World No Exceptions

Drawing I am working on.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Its Mardi Gras time in the south. My late mother-in-law,(Nell) made this pin with matching earrings.
She made a lot of jewerly, and gave most of it away, I don't think she sold hardly any of it. I inherited all of her jewerly making supplies, I have made a few things, but
I don't think I will ever be as good as she was.

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Skywatch Friday

Our American flag proudly waving in the wind.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Spring Break
is coming soon, the weather is getting warmer everyday.

The beach is calling,can't wait.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mardi Gras

The Original Mardi Gras
For weeks, the streets of downtown Mobile are filled with the sights and sounds of live marching bands, brilliant-colored floats and of course the crowds of parade goers that is Mardi Gras in Mobile.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Camera Critters

Camera Critters

He is on guard, watching out the window with his favorite toy in his mouth,(Kermit the frog).

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Song Sharing Sunday

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The Temptations
Thanks to their fine-tuned choreography -- and even finer harmonies -- the Temptations became the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s; one of Motown's most elastic acts. They are one of my favorite groups, I love their sound.
Temptation, "you realize the miracle is more than longevity, even more than the amazing fact that we're still touring the world 40 weeks a year. The miracle is that we're still on the pulse of what's happening musically. We always insist on being judged by the time we keep. And, believe me, in 2004 we're right on time." "If you look at your history," adds Otis, "you see a shift . In the beginning-the Sixties, Seventies, even the Eighties-larger-than-life personalities dominated. David Ruffin. Paul Williams. Eddie Kendricks. Then larger-than-life producers dominated. Smokey Robinson. Holland Dozier Holland. Norman Whitfield. They were genuine geniuses, and I learned from all of them. "But at some point it became clear that our sum was greater than our parts. That magical essence of the Temptations has proven to be more than any one singer or any one producer. That mystique is our Legacy. We aren't celebrating our individual selves. We're celebrating the binding spirit that continues to unify us, the same spirit that makes us bolder and pushes us higher.



Friday, February 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Do you believe

there is a pot of Gold

at the end of every

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This is a painting that my mother painted on a large leaf in 1988. She was a self taught artist, that didn't start painting until her children were grown and married. She did some beautiful work, I have several of her paintings, and I cherish them dearly. She found this leaf, when she and my daddy were camping, and decided to paint a winter scene on it.

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I made a cake,from a cake mix,
and made caramel icing for the first time.
It turned out great.
I just put wrapped chocolate hearts on top for Valentines Day.
PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

One-Minute Caramel Icing Recipe

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large cast-iron skillet, bring sugars, milk and butter to a boil over high heat. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Pour into a heat-safe mixing bowl. Carefully beat with an electric mixer at high speed until icing reaches spreading consistency, about 15 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Spread on cooled cake. Frosts 2 (8-inch) round cake layers or one bundt cake.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentines Day



99 Days left until schools OUT....................!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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Hiding from the Killer

I drew this picture and sent it to my granddaughter, I titled it:

Hiding from the Killer "Shauna"

My dog loves to seranade me:
Rocky Top Tennessee is his favorite..

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Proudly waving the American Flag

Water for miles and miles Mobile bay empties into the Gulf of Meixico

Straight across the bay is Fairhope, (Baldwin County) Alabama

This is a shot from

the top of the Dog River Bridge in Mobile,Alabama, it is a

very cloudy day, and the rain is coming soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I didn't make this today:


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, cut into i-inch pieces (2 cups)

  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage

  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions

  • 1/2 cup frozen corn

  • Pastry for single-crust 10-inch pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Spray 10-inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

Melt butter in large deep skillet over medium-high heat.

Add chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes or untilno longer pink in center.

Sprinkle with salt.

Add beans, bell pepper and celery; cook and stir 3 minutes.

Sprinkle flour evenly over chicken and vegtables; cook and stir 1 minute.

Stir in broth, half-and-half, thyme, and sage; bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes or until sauce is very thick.

Stir in onions and corn. Return to a simmer; cook and stir 1 minute.

Transfer mixture to prepared pie plate. Place pie crust over chicken mixture; turn edges under and crimp to seal. Cut 4 slits in pie crust to allow steam to escape.

Bake 20 minutes or until crust is light golden brown and mixture is hot and bubbly.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings

Sunday, February 8, 2009

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, my favorite song, Unchained Melody,

They weren't brothers, but Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield (both born in 1940) were most definitely righteous, defining (and perhaps even inspiring) the term "blue-eyed soul"
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Ahhh Bubbles