Wordless Wednesday –Monkey See Monkey Do or Seagull See Seagull Do

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Wordless Wednesday

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A Bit of Mojo

Mr. Diamond and I just returned from a fabulous two weeks in North Carolina.  My heart is still there and if you have any inkling of who I am at all you know that my dream will always be to be someplace, on a beach, in North Carolina, Kindle and iced tea in hand. The weather on our recent trip was less than spectacular, we had a little fender bender that took out a whole day of fun in the sun and yet----it was the perfect trip in many ways.  The day we had the accident we were 2 miles from … [Read more...]

Daily Prompt—Proud Momma

The daily prompt at The Daily Post at WordPress recently had the following as a prompt: Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUCCESS. I had to join in on this one and brag a bit about one person in my life of whom I am very proud. When two young people decide to start a family there is no preparation for the love that comes into their life.  Oh people can tell them time and time again how wonderful being a parent is and can site … [Read more...]

53 Shirts = A Mother’s Love

  I just got home last night from a wonderful 10 days of fun and rain and snow.  While the weather did not prove to be as beautiful as we had hoped it would be in either Texas or North Carolina the time with family and friends was beyond wonderful.   I would not trade good weather for the experiences that I had the past 10 days, trust me. The majority of my time was spent with our youngest son at his townhouse in Raleigh. Aaron has done such a fabulous job of decorating and getting it … [Read more...]

On A Somewhat Sad Note–The Gourd Lady Has Died

The Gourd Lady has died.  My friend, Jen, alerted me to the fact earlier this week. She was somewhat of a legend in North Carolina and especially the Conover area.   I saw her at a craft shows  during out time there and she was quite a lady.  Who else would think to hollow out a gourd and fashion it into a hat???   Margaret "Sparky" Sparkman was 95 when she died and touched many people with her craft.  While I do not think that I will pursue that particular craft---she was definitely one of a … [Read more...]

Wilmington Oasis

We are really enjoying being in Wilmington!  It is a tad brisk outside still but lovely and the SUN IS OUT!!! I repeat--THE SUN IS OUT!!!  We did not see the sun in Ohio other than about 10 minutes I think so it was simply lovely to be able to see it all the time even if it is a bit nippy!!!   We have enjoyed some great food already at The Dixie Grill and The Pilot House and I also had a lovely breakfast with a long time friend at the Causeway Cafe in Wrightsville Beach.  Eating our way through … [Read more...]

Waking up in Wilmington

How wonderful it is to be able to take a few days before we go back to the cold and snow of Iowa.  But wait----there IS snow in North Carolina still!  It was rather odd to fly into Raleigh and see all of the snow on the ground, to try to navigate the tiny streets of Brier Creek with snow and ice still all over the road!  But hopefully it will all be gone in a couple of days!   There is supposedly a warming trend coming so hopefully we will be in the 60's by the end of the week which will be … [Read more...]

N.C. may allow dining with pets – CharlotteObserver.com

Got a chuckle out of this article this morning----not so much out of the article but out of the comments that follow the article!   Guess there is a debate going on in North Carolina concerning allowing diners at restaurants to bring their dogs and cats to dine with them al fresco.   That means outside dining, folks!!!  Of course many of the comments are irrelevant and some of the folks just plain did not read the article.   From there they jump to conclusions about what the changes to the … [Read more...]

It’s Happening Downtown!!!

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