Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Nana Celebrates a Birthday

I didn't make it to the beach today, ... I had a better offer.Ice-Cream Rebecca called this morning and asked if I wanted to meet her and Maddie in Williamsburg to shop at the Outlet mall. Seems the boys (Tom and Zack) had gone to play golf, so she thought it would be more fun to meet me than stay at home and do chores! Did I not teach that girl right? We had a nice lunch and toured the shops and braved the hords of shoppers out for a SALE of any kind. We decided we really liked shopping at the thrift stores more! After walking Maddie around and not buying anything we ended the day with Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Bars. Maddie said "yummy"! (PS - She shared w/ Mom),

Be sure and check over at Floats, Knits and Purls for another birthday post!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Happy Memorial Day 2005

Happy Memorial Day to all! I thought this photo was fitting for a tribute to all who fought to make America the free country we love. This is the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

Well, the loop of weird cool weather seems to have finally broken and we are having lots of sun and warm (70 ish) temperatures. On our boat all the ports and hatches are opened up and we’ve been able to sleep at night with them open – it’s great! Being that this is a holiday weekend, there has been lots of activity on the docks, boats coming and going and people working on their boat projects.

Nothing more happening, I plan to go to Buckroe Beach tomorrow for a walk!

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Sunday, and the sun is shinning!

Mom and Dad it’s good to hear you had a great time at Tonkawa, and are back home safely! I'll call back later tonight or Monday!

Ok, news from the boat – the sun is shinning today and we didn’t even have to turn on the heat this morning. Yes, we continue to have really strange weather. It was cool enough for a sweatshirt yesterday and tomorrow is supposed to be chilly again. If this strange mix is any indication, to those of you who know DH well, he is still wearing shoes, and long jeans and may be all Spring/Summer – whatever we are having!

If you go over to: Moving Ashore you can see the latest pictures from our lot.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

And to my Mom!

Here Here !! A cheer for my mom, who I admire so much! She is so full of life and energy, I wish I had half what she has! She may be little, but she is mighty! I love you Mom! Happy Mother's Day.


Have A Great Day

I want to wish my daughter-in-law Amy a Happy Mother's Day! Dear grand daughter Skyler is one now and growing up so fast - I hope Amy and her Mom Candy are enjoying this special day with her! I wish I could be there now too!

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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day


Happy Mother's day dear Rebecca - you and your children bring such energy and fun to my life! Thanks for being such a wonderful daughter to me and mother to your children! Have an extra special day!

Slow Boat Week

This past week has been pretty uneventful, except for a wonderful Nor'easter storm that blew through here starting early in the a.m. Friday and is still blowing this morning (Saturday). At least the tides have diminished; we were about 2 feet above normal last night. That translates to mean if we had wanted to get off the boat we would have needed a parachute. At the very least, a step ladder. Of course with the wind gusting to 50+ mph at times, there wasn’t much chance that either of us were going anywhere. Silly went into her storm shelter early in the morning and only came out at 3 for a quick look around, then retreated back again until dinner. That’s how exciting it was! Hopefully this will be our last storm for awhile. We could still use some average temperatures.

Thursday I did take a trip to Barnes and Nobles, a thrift store, and Wal-Mart. We knew the storm was scheduled for Friday, so a few groceries and some reading material was in order. I picked up a new knitting magazine, a book about planting in containers and a gift. Also stuff for salads. Not terribly exciting in the grand scheme of things, but a good chance to get off the boat and get outside into the larger world. I also picked up a few more boxes for packing, as we are slowly removing more and more things.

DH is still trying to figure out when we will go to the yard to have the boat hauled. He is yet to call though, so I am not sure what kind of a schedule we will have. I heard a rumor at Yoga that the yards are all still very busy and behind, as the weather has delayed may people getting their boats back in the water from the winter. That makes us getting in soon seem more unlikely. We’ll probably need a diver to come clean the prop before we can even back out of the slip, or else it will be a really loooong and sllloooow trip over to the yard.

Next weekend we will head to Richmond to take care of the grandkids, while their Mom and Dad have a weekend away. I’m looking forward to it. The weather should be nice and we can all have a good time. B and T are going to a Bruce Springsteen concert in northern Virginia. It may be that DH and I will leave Richmond and head back north to Baltimore to visit there again. Those plans are still up in the air.

I am going to go to the library today, and make a quick stop at the grocery. Church tonight might happen too, if I can get organized and plan how to do all the little things in one trip. I also need to walk, as I have already missed two days this week. The weathermen say the wind will die down this afternoon, so we’ll see. DH said it was pretty nippy out, with winds blowing 20 mph now and temps only in the 50’s I imagine it does feel pretty cool.

I’ll leave you with a picture of the pond, you can see the sea grass is turning green and soon it will be a wave of green out there when the tides are out. The heron doesn’t seem to mind that it looks ugly, all he wants is minnows.