Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Progress Report on the Church Nursery

This is the first batch of photos of this Nursery Mural. The photos below were taken Monday morning after a little more work. (Actually, there have been two sessions since those first photos were taken!)

Having fun! There are still a few animals to be added. And lots of detail work. But it's coming right along! :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Day's Work

at my brother and sister-in-law's house last Tuesday!

While I was "up north" visiting my parents, I took a day to plant some flowers near their new home. My brother built their beautiful home by himself (with only a little help here and there).

He built a pond this summer, and I wanted to help begin a bit of landscaping nearby.
First, I'd found some bargain ($2 each!) Blue Rug Juniper plants.
After surveying the hillside, I put down a section of landscaping fabric...

...and proceeded to plant one row.

I didn't know what they might want to happen with the rest of these bushes,
so I didn't plant them.

Won't this be beautiful with a colorful array of plants and bushes?

This shows the digging process for each bush.

I'd purchased a Northern Sea Oats Grass for one corner.
After planting this, the next project was their potted small sedum plants,
a thrift, and a blue fescue at the right side (south) of the rocks.
You can see the fescue, here.

On the Northwest corner, I planted two 'Husker Red' Penstemon.
If you look Easterly, you'll see a couple of asters.

Here are their asters. I couldn't resist the "whimsy."
By the time I was able to take more photos, it had gotten quite dark!
I somewhat lightened the next two photos on my computer...

A small hosta and 'Autumn Joy' east of the asters.

Looking westerly, you'll see a few more 'Autumn Joy.'
On the west side of the pond, we also planted three clumps of 'Stella d'Oro.' It's possible I might return yet this Fall, but more likely it'll be next Spring. I can hardly wait!! ;-)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Braces On.... Braces Off! :-)

Braces On....

This was taken a couple of weeks ago.

Braces Off!

This was taken yesterday, September 14, 2009, at 11:15 A.M. in the car!

Shiny smile... wearing the plastic retainers.

Two great smiles... (mine is still wearing the plastic!)
This is a great friend
who also happens to be my neighbor.

Saturday Night at the Sondheim Theater

We have a Beautiful Theater/Civic Center that opened nearly two years ago.
I am constantly amazed at the number of wonderful opportnities there are.

The following was an evening to Support the Sondheim.
Local and area talent provided the entertainment "free gratis."
The price of the tickets went directly to help support the theater.

The first video is of the Fairfield Dixieland Band. They began playing in 1964.
Two charter members remain.
Please accept my apology for the poor quality of this video.

(My first experience with my new camera. The other two videos are much better.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Looking for My Car Keys - from YouTube

Looking for my car keys by....Millsap....I think.... Ok not too sure who this is but its slightly amusing...

Note: I do not own the rights to the video or the song, all rights belong to the persepective owners. :}

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Church Nursery Mural Progress

They painted the nursery walls bright colors!

This shows our progress to date.
Enjoy! (We are!) :-)

If you click on the photos, they should enlarge somewhat.

Sarah and I are having a fun time. Perhaps we should slow down a bit? ha.