Thursday, March 09, 2006

A Bit Windy

A Bit Windy
Originally uploaded by trykemom.
There are just days that go like this.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ripped off from Shirl.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Sheryl!

  1. Sheryl is actually a vegetable, not a fruit! Tell that to some people.
  2. Some birds use Sheryl to orientate themselves during migration. I knew I was good for something.
  3. More people are killed by Sheryl each year than die in aeroplane accidents. So watch your step.
  4. Apples are covered with a thin layer of Sheryl. There isn't a thin layer of me anywhere.
  5. Sheryl is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. I finished it off.
  6. If you lace Sheryl from the inside to the outside, the fit will be snugger around your big toe. If you lace Sheryl from the inside out, see #3.
  7. Europe is the only continent that lacks Sheryl! Poor Europe.
  8. Until the 1960s, Sheryl was not allowed to enter Disneyland. And it warped me for life.
  9. The most dangerous form of Sheryl is the bicycle! See #3.
  10. Sheryl will become gaseous if her temperature rises above -42°C. That's where all the gas comes from.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Thursday, January 12, 2006

My daughter is a big fan of Japanese animation so when I saw an ad that Turner Classic Movies Channel is showing films by Hayao Miyazaki on Thursdays this month, I knew she would be excited.

Doing a bit of exploring, I found that the sudio which makes these films is coming out with
Tales from Earthsea from the books by Ursula K. Le Guin. I read the first three books in this series for children many years ago. I have read many of her other novels also. The film is due out in July, 2006. The director, Goro Miyazaki, has a blog about making this film here.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A Bit Early


Saturday, December 24, 2005


Sad Side

Sad Side
Originally uploaded by trykemom.
There is another side of Christmas. A darker side. Memories and wishes.

To all my Blog friends, Happy Holidays.

Sorry I haven't had much time this month.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Water Llly

Water Lilly
Originally uploaded by trykemom.
From my Saturday at the gardens.

This has been a very busy month and it shouldn't be.

I took last week off. Not because I was doing anything or going anywhere, just because I needed to take the time off before the end of the year and this was the only option.

First I had to get a lot of work caught up so I could take time off. It has been very busy and some of my time I had to waste visiting 'City Hall' making sure work on the property goes correctly. Just a lot going on. On top of that, I wanted to get all the regular monthly paper work done. I did make it and it was time for a week off.

Monday I slept in. Didn't plan on that, it just happened. Had a Girl Scout meeting. I have teens and they are learning to sew. This meeting was learning to use a sewing machine. We had lots of fun making jokes about how each girl used the pedal and what kind of driver they were or would be.

Tuesday I had to go into work to meet with someone from our home office. Ah well.

Wednesday I managed a 3 mile hike on the state trail near my house. Enjoyed it a lot. Our trail is considered the most rural in Florida. 29 miles of nothing. It goes through no towns.

Thursday I managed to lock my keys in the car when I was 15 miles from home. My daughter falls to pieces when these things happen and she was with me. Fortunately, a kind neighbor came to the rescue. While we were waiting for help, I put my camera away as my daughter needed my attention. About this time, a bald eagle flew low over us, as low as I've ever seen eagle flying.

Friday we travelled up to another state trail. The spot where we stopped was too closed in by swamp to see anything so I thought I'd drive along the trail to find a more photogenic area. I got lost on a dirt road. The spot made our trail look like it was in an urban area. Finally found our way to civilization and stopped to eat. Had a greasy meal and they were out of half the stuff.

Saturday saw a bald eagle on an utility pole on the way to breakfast. Pulled over, hey, I was on vacation and could do that. Spooked it before I could get a shot.

However, breakfast was lovely. The city workers putting up decorations on the light poles in town came to the resturant parking their trucks out front so I got to see trees, palm trees, stars, presents and the like up close. Spent a couple hours in the gardens photographing flowers. Nice day.

Now the reason I gave myself for taking the week off was cleaning house for Thanksgiving. As you can see, there wasn't any house cleaning last week. So this week I'm back at work, much more paper work as showed up, and cleaning like mad at home. Unfortunately the belt on the vacuum broke and I have to order those but everything else is shaping up. I dragged out a folding table, we will have 3 tables, and some fold chairs.

I've also made the chex mix and the cranberry relish. Tonight I'll make the turkey stock for the stuffing, cook the potatoes and sweet potatoes for the savory potatoe swirl and clean everything that someone has dirtied since yesterday. Tomorrow, the stuffing, turkey, finish the potatoes and make the gravy. Everyone is bringing something too.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Very Funny

You Are 25 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

What Age Do You Act?