Thursday, September 29, 2011

30 Days of Pictures - Day 4

A picture of someone you miss

My dad: Albert M. Jackson Jr. 1911-2005

I STILL have moments where I will see something or hear about something that I know Dad would be interested in, and my first thought will be "I have to call Dad!" or "I have to remember to tell Dad!" And there will be that little pain in my heart...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

30 Days of Pictures - Day 3

A picture of something you hate.

That, folks, is a plate of liver. I can barely even look at it.
I do NOT want to hear from anyone about how wonderful it is if it's cooked right. I do NOT want to hear how full of B vitamins it is.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

30 Days of Pictures - Day 2

A picture of you and the person you've been the closest with the longest

The one and only Marv! We've know each other for 37 years. Been married for over 35 years. Still seems like yesterday...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

30 Days of Pictures - Day 1

I’ve seen postings on Facebook where people had a list of 30 different pictures they were to put up, 1 for each day. I’ve never seen the entire 30 done by anyone. So I decided to make that a new series to blog on. I’ll do a different picture each week within the series. As with the Alphabet Soup series, I might do some pictures blogs, then maybe a couple regular ones and then pictures again as the mood takes me.
So here we go...(BTW, this pic was taken several years ago....notice the non-grey hair?)

1. A picture of yourself and 10 facts

I am a Christian
I am 57 years old
I love being a grandmother
I love cats
I learn something new each time I read the Bible
I play the piano for my own enjoyment
I enjoy most of the cartoons I watch with Lia
I don’t mind watching the same movies with Lia over and over
I really like milk toast
I have a great sense of humor

Friday, September 2, 2011

Alphabet Soup – part 9: the last spoonful

X – X is for Xanadu

Not the poem by Coleridge; I’m talking about the Gene Kelly/Olivia Newton-John movie. I LOVED that movie! I loved the music! I thought it was great fun! I didn’t care that it made no money at the theater and the reviews were pretty bad. I wanted to sing and roller skate like Olivia did, with my hair flowing back in the breeze.

Y – Y is for Yak Butter

One of my favorite books that I read over and over is “Escape From Kathmandu” by Kim Stanley Robinson. In it, some ex-pats in Nepal find themselves offered tea with rancid yak butter floating on top. This beverage is mentioned several times. I looked up how butter tea is made, and like the Vegemite from the previous soup blog, I don’t think I would like it…

Z – Z is for Zamboni

Who doesn’t love Zambonis?? I ask you?? What always comes to mind whenever I hear that word: Snoopy on the ice in the bird bath, preparing for the hockey game with Woodstock. He’s driving the Zamboni and getting things ready.

And there ya go, folks! A through Z. Hope you enjoyed the meal…