Sunday, May 31, 2009


Time is a precious commodity. It seems to just fly by the older you get. We have been so busy with doctor appointments since my husband had colon cancer surgery. I think we have 3-4 days tied up next week with various appointments. He is going to have another pre-op physical tomorrow. This is in preparation for another smaller surgery on Thursday. It will only take one day and then we should be done with hospitals for awhile but I suppose more doctor visits. They are good to have when you need them.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Earthquake in Los Angeles

A moderate earthquake rattled downtown Los Angeles yesterday. It registered 4.1 and was centered about 10 miles from downtown, near the Los Angeles International Airport.
We used to live just a few short miles from the Airport with the jets flying so low over our home that when you were outside, you felt like you could almost reach up and touch them. Needless to say, while watching television, you could not hear a thing as they passed over. We felt some of those minor quakes while we were living there, but I am glad we moved to the Midwest before the bigger ones have struck there since l970. I guess this one was just an aftershock because two days before, they had a 4.7 earthquake which was also centered near the Airport. It is a very strange feeling to have the ground shake under you and you can hear the ground make a cracking noise also.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Giveaway of Personalized Children's Books

Personalized children's books are becoming more and more popular. They are a fantastic way to not only boost a child's self esteem through learning, but also a wonderful way to introduce them to reading, spelling and their name. A personalized book such as those offered at I See Me! is something a child will cherish for years to come. I recently came across a giveaway over at a Mom's Balancing Act for I See Me! The giveaway runs until May 25th and is for one of two books offered by I See Me! If you're interested in enter, all you have to do is head over there and leave her a comment about the your favorite I See Me! product. There are also many ways to get extra entries as well...all clearly explained in the giveaway post.

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Hanging Baskets of Flowers

I went to the Greenhouse this morning to get a hanging basket. They were on sale and had not been picked over. I got a beautiful yellow begonia and I think it is just gorgeous. Also had them pot a pink hanging impatient in a smaller pot that hangs in a wrought iron heart out front. Our yellow peony tulips are blooming now and a few red ones. Also I saw my first hummingbird this morning and 4 Goldfinch. It is so good to see them back again. I think an oriole may be drinking out of the hummingbird feeder too as the syrup is going down pretty fast. This is a beautiful time of the year.

New War Memorial

A new War Memorial was dedicated Sunday in the town where my husband grew up. We went to the dedication and the Memorial is one of the finest I have seen yet. His two brothers were near the front lines in Italy in WWII and came back to tell about it. However, as most people have found, most of the men didn't want to talk about their experiences because they saw many horrible things. My husband was in the Korean War but he was blessed spend his time in Germany. I got several pictures of the Memorial to show him when he gets home from the hospital.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cancun All Inclusive

Doesn't the name "Karisma" itself, just sound delightful? Well, they have five of the most wonderful cancun all inclusive hotels you could ever want to spend your vacation in. They are wonderful for honeymooners too. From beautiful white sand beaches, to wonderful gourmet food, to beautiful luxurious rooms with all the amenities, you just could not choose a more wonderful place to stay. Just check into their online website and pick out the one that appeals most to you. You may have a hard time deciding as they are all just a bit different, catering to your every wish. They even have a Hidden Beach Resort for those who prefer to go Au Natural with swim up rooms and a great deal more.

Tulips and other Flowers

I forgot to look to see if our tulips are blooming. I was asked today and I didn't know. I have been too busy to look. I will have to get out there and check on them tomorrow as they had a bunch of buds on them a couple days ago. We have all kinds of beautiful yellow peony tulips that are just gorgeous.


Hospitals are a great place to be when you are really sick. Our hospital in the neighboring town has excellent doctors and nurses. They have all the facilities for physical therapy too. My husband is in for a week with major surgery and so far he has had a great bunch of nurses and helpers. It helps you get better faster when you have good care.