Seeing my old friend Brenda last evening (yesterday's blog) reminded me of the wonderful girlfriend trip we took several years ago to Paris. We (five close friends) actually met monthly and made plans for the whole year prior. One of the things on our itinerary, was the Galeries Lafayette (free) Fashion Show. You really must do this, especially if you are there with girlfriends, daughters or granddaughters!
*with all of our research, you would think I would know to wear a scarf! :(
Saturday, September 29, 2012
It was nice to finish unpacking and go out for an elegant evening last night
I am not sure why the golf club still has the holiday lights on the Live Oak tree, but it made for a festive arrival.
The centerpieces were pretty. Some of the tables had vases of tall peacock feathers
Friday, September 28, 2012
I am bummed...seems every year, on our return from Colorado I find yet another store CLOSED. Some of course went out of business due to the lagging economy...but I find more and more businesses in our area leaving for another reason. They are chasing the money further north. Our community is I guess, though I hate to admit it, aging. Young people with big jobs are building new BIGGER homes north of us. I can't blame business owners for following the money...But, not my favorite gift shop/consignment store! :(
I will get a hold of myself and be Miss Sunshine....maybe tomorrow.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I guess you are wondering about this long frame with several black and white photos. Well, for several years I have been very interested in genealogy. Especially the collection of photographs of ancestors.
Left to right! Ann (my great great grandmother) 1821-1879 Fifteen children (three sets of twins)
Julia (my great grandmother) 1860-1932 Nine children
Julia (grandmother) 1901-1994 Ten children
Lyda (mother) Five children 1921-1998 Five children
That's me....and I am still here! Two children
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
*we are going home on a route that we usually don't take...in order to see family in San Angelo.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
I did a double take when I got up yesterday. The sky was actually pink and blue.
This is the last morning that we will wake up to a view of Round Top Mountain.. until May .. The car is packed to the gills (including the pod on top) and like the birds, it is time to head south. We are leaving a little earlier than usual, as we have several functions to attend in Texas. I am not signing off. I will have my computer on the road, and will stay in touch. We have had a wonderful summer and have some great plans for winter...................
. Stay tuned....Janey
Thursday, September 20, 2012
It is actually not a common thing around here, cabin fever.(at least among the summer folk) Mainly, because there are endless social functions all summer long that get you out and about! This by the way, is not my cabin. I thought it was cute!
All you need to do is step out the door to beautiful scenery, or take a short drive in any direction where there are spectacular vistas.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
My friend the Steller Jay is enjoying his morning offering on the deck post.
Oops! who is this little guy, sitting by the door?
Have a nice day!
Monday, September 17, 2012
I couldn't figure out what was going on in the river? This is no fishing tournament. There were several Department of Wildlife trucks parked by the river and this line of uniformed guys. They had some sort of electrified pole on one hand and a net in the other. My curiosity got the best of me and I went down and asked. They said they were catching and documenting what type of fish are in the river. I am not sure how that is useful to the government.....but you can be assured they were doing their job!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This one sits on our mantle, and even has a timer so that it comes on at the same time every evening. Which is great because the mantle is nearly seven feet off of the floor!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We had to go down there today, and put a sticker on the license plate. These tall thistles caught my eye.
but, they looked like art to me :)