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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gorman Falls

This was our hike on Thanksgiving day at Colorado Bend State Park. I tried to put the photos side by side because this is the way the falls really is. It is huge. I had no idea there was anything like this in that part of the world. What a blessed thanksgiving surprise!

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Nativity Display at The De Golyer Home

Charlsie and the Christmas tree.
This is a 25,000 square feet home on the grounds of the arboretum. It is full of thousands and thousands of nativity scenes. I was amazed. I wish you all could see them. I took pictures of only a tiny fraction of them. This one is from Romania.
This is the library. The nativity scenes in here are on loan to the house and are all owned by one person. This is not the whole room, but you can get an idea of how overwhelming it is.

The owner made little cards to go with each one that say where he got them and what country or state they are from.

This one says made by Mom. There were more made by other family members.

This one is ceramic.

This is a table with several scenes.

This one is from Alaska.

You can read the card on this one.


The Arboretum at Dallas

The Dallas Skyline
Charlsie and I spent the day here Monday. The day was just as beautiful as the arboretum.
Charlsie liked the cabbages.
Just one of the many sculptures.

We have been friends for a very long time. (Don't ask)

There are some beautiful homes near the arboretum.

The children can play in this little village.
The infinity pool empties into White Rock Lake. There are sometimes sailboats on the lake but there was no wind today.

I need to go back in the spring and see this crepe myrtle archway.

Friday, November 20, 2009

E. Frasure, RN

I am seriously procrastinating this afternoon. Aka hanging out on One of the posts today was from someone who just passed NCLEX exam and is a RN as of today. Of course, I get all nostalgic and come here and show you some photos. Here I am in 1967. Did I ever go to work looking like this? Probably not much. I did wear this uniform and cap for about 6 weeks while I had the only nursing job I ever hated in the ICU at Harris Hospital in Ft. Worth. This is mostly what I looked like at work in the first 20 years of my career.
Or the time I took a self portrait when I was supposed to be taking a picture during plastic surgery.

Do I miss the "Good old days" when were wore white dresses and caps...Not at all. I also remember the first day we were allowed to wear pant uniforms. That was a good day, too.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Making a Birthday Cake for Mama

Look, I'm making O's!Leave a little in the bowl.
Someone likes 2's.

Do you think Mama will let us help blow out the candles?

Is it a dog?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weather report addiction

What do you call an addiction to knowing about the weather conditions? I do not watch The Weather Channel or the local weather but I must know what the weather is when I think about people. My weather bug for Lubbock on my computer screen has not been working for several days. (I know it has not been 73 in Lubbock all week). It has been driving me nuts. Yesterday I called central reservations for Hampton Inns, located in Manila. I had to find out what the weather was like and the time before I could talk to the operator. It was 82 and mostly cloudy at 9:20 am. Right now, it is 43 in Lubbock and 72 in Huntsville. Wait a minute...could that be right? 72 in Huntsville. That does not sound right.
Well, I brought my mums in the house because it is supposed to freeze in San Angelo tonight. I have a new working weather gadget for Lubbock and all is well with my world. Off to check out that 72 in Huntsville. That does not sound right. OK...that's more like it. 34 and raining in Huntsville.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Looking for Fall

We were checking out the sunken gardens for leaves, but the kids thought we were there to have fun. This is what I made with the .25 package of paper Wendy gave me.... my sweet grandkids at home in Alabama.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Today would be my daddy's birthday. He was an awesome man. He only finished eighth grade, but he helped me with my Algebra in high school. He did for me what I think is the most important thing you can do for your kids; he was proud of me and let me know that every day. He was a good provider and husband. He always had a big smile just like this one. He was a kind and loving man and I think I may owe a lot more to him than I will ever realize.
Psalms 1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Backyard Softball and Computer Viruses

These photos are a week old, but my computer has been sick. She is finally out of the hospital and glad to be home. Daughter #3 doesn't have a baseball team yet, but she is working on it and has a batter and a pitcher at fall training. The short stop is crawling, pulling up and cruising, so he should be on the field soon.
Advice from the guys at Millennium Computers:
  • Do not click on any links on Facebook.
Advice from me:
  • When you look at your email, be thinking about phishing and stuff like that. I knew better, but wasn't thinking about the possibility at the time. I think I got the bug by opening an e-mail that had "Facebook" in the name. I had 2 viruses, one "opened the back door and let the other one in". I'm not kidding....that's what the guy said, and he charged me $75 so he should know.