Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 167 - Sis

Lisa's cousins love her Margarita set.  Even though it's all plastic, the drinks were very real, along with the laughing and good times they shared.

Day 167 - Lisa

sunii & I spent our first Saturday morning in the house bird-watching.  So peaceful!  Later in the day I got a bird feeder swing for the tree below. That'll keep the Warrior Kitty occupied each day.  ;>

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 166 - Sis

Two young ladies ring the doorbell, introduce themselves as our neighbors and brought some homemade gingerbread cookies to welcome us to the neighborhood.  What?????  Southern hospitality is represented and does live on here.  What a wonderful gesture and makes you wonder who raised these children?  Thank you Chanelle and Gabby!

Day 166 - Lisa

What to do?  What to do?  With the albums.  We just cannot part with them yet.  Thankfully we have plenty of book shelves.  One shelf done.  Good job mom, in order, my genre and alphabet.  My OCD tendencies can rest easy.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 165 - Sis

What it means to me, all these flags, California ( amah-mutsun tribe- paternal side), Spanish (maternal side), Portugal(paternal side), Mexican (paternal side).  United States flag -the combination of all the others into one country that represents so many heritages and cultures. God bless American!

Day 165 - Lisa

Ohhhh baby!  Look what I got.  Now I can hang, screw in, unscrew, drill and tackle anything without blowing out my wrists.  Being my hands have been numb for 2 straight weeks now I felt the purchase was justified!  ;>

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 164 - Sis

Today is my daughter Lisa's 49th birthday and if I could give her a trip to Italy or unlimited vacation time or better yet, new knees, I would.  She is deserving of all that and in these 49 years of her life she has played a part in many lives in the best way possible.  She was a good baby, a fun child, a teenager with a great sense of responsibility and as an adult she has managed to combine all of that, plus has evolved into a very interesting human being who lives her life with integrity and Christian beliefs. So I made her a simple dinner and unique cookie cake!  Of course the flowers her Tia Chickie sent her said a lot too. ;-

Day 164 - Lisa

It's my birthday today!  49!  Came home to homemade enchiladas, beans, rice, salad and salsa.  So good, thank you mama.  Got flowers my Tia Chickie and my mom also made me crack cookies that came out kind of flat in the new oven, so she made it a cake instead!  BTW the beans tasted so good in my Grandma Emily's old bean pot.  My mom's had it forever and I suspect I will too.  ;>

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 163 - Sis

Starting to unpack kitchen wares and finding a large pot put me in the mood to make stew.  On the gas stove, a familiar cooking pot simmering with the scent that reminds me of home.  Oh but I find it's all starting to feel more comfortable in these newer surroundings now that we're in a our house.

Day 163 - Lisa

I think the neighborhood will be happier knowing the first house into the hood is looking a tad better.  We got a long way to go but definitely cleaned it up.  Now to get rid of those green window panels.  Trying to convince the Mother we should do black window panels with a burnt orange door.  REPRESENTING SF  LOL!  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 162 - Lisa

The Yahoos also took out the retaining wall so pray we don't have a mini-mudslide on the side of our driveway and garage this winter.  <sigh #3>

Day 162 - Sis

As Lisa has reported we had plants put in the yard recently. I've always loved hostas but could not get them to grow in the area we're from in California.  Here in Georgia's climate they seem to thrive. It looks like oneeya loves one in particular, she favors this spot to relax in during the early afternoon. Well okay, it does face the tree the squirrels are in at that time and in her direct sight line.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 161 - Lisa

Loving our newly painted cabinets!  Brightened the whole room up!

Day 161 - Sis

I have heard after a six months to a year you should throw out your spices, so guess three years in storage would be really pushing it. Sigh, some were only a half teaspoon empty.  Goodbye all you wonderful flavors and $$$$$s.