Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mr. Movie Officially Turns Eighteen

Just a few pictures of the birthday boy.

Stick 'em up!

See my medal?

Ol' Sober Sides


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Almost there . . .

I turned in paperwork for Mr. Movie's Eagle Scout award today. We are almost there getting his award. He has completed all the requirements, now the paperwork has gone in, next is the Board of Review, then the award.

One more to go, Dandylion! Then we'll have four Eagles.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thank You, Noble!

Many thanks to Noble for pointing out to me that my label on the right for the Gratitude Blog Hop was a typo. I've corrected it now--it was a Blop Hop. Sometimes I feel like a big blop!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Each Wednesday another blog features a "Hodge Podge" of questions to be answered by the blogger. This week's questions resonated with me and I decided to post them here.

1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history: 9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?

No special plans at this time. I'll be watching the news online carefully. I have two children in the military and I feel concern for their safety.

2. Do you ever/still . . .listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?

I used to listen to the radio a lot, but we're too far out in the boonies and only get one station now so I don't anymore, although I sometime listen online. We frequently watch videotapes because it's too expensive to replace all our favorites with dvds. I LOVE phonebooks! It's the first place I look for information, but then I'm rather old-fashioned. I LOVE maps too! I refer to them often when traveling, although I have to say that Noble's expertise and Smartphone came to the rescue when we had trouble finding our way around cities on our vacation. I have an old clock-radio that I use to wake me up. I usually turn my phone off at night so that random beeps and rings done wake me up.

3. Is is ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?

Only if they ask a specific question or if I can correct a misconception.

4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it this month?

Hot soup. And yes, I made some Taco soup on Saturday and it was delicious.

5. What's something you know nothing about?

Asian history, coal mining; cattle breeding; oh, lots of things. But there is almost nothing that doesn't interest me. I love learning ad frequently get books at the library on subjects that I want to learn about.

6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?

I love Classical Music!!! When I was in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades my parents bought me tickets to the San Diego Symphony Young People's Concert series; four concerts each year. I fell in love! I don't have just one favorite piece, but I am partial to Baroque composers like Bach and Handel. Live classical music is one of the things I miss most living out in the boonies.

7. What's the oldest thing you own?

I have some pieces of crochet made by one great-grandmother, and a delicate sherbet glass from another great-grandmother.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I'm definitely an old-fashioned girl and always have been. When I was a child my favorite game was playing "pioneers". I think I would have been an awesome one.