Saturday, May 31, 2008

my hero

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

My nephew got my garden patch all turned over for me today. Thanks, tall Paul!

Sex Sells

Went to the movies last night to see Indiana Jones. I was there at 6:30. Tickets for Sex and the City were already sold out for the evening.

Friday, May 30, 2008

leader of the pack

leader of the pack
Originally uploaded by aroid

With all the news of Stonehenge, I thought it interesting to run into these great photos of Carhenge today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I'm thinking barns would fit almost as much as baseball.

rence Mann: Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack

~~Field of Dreams


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Memorial Day in the country means fixing the urns at the cemetery. Here is part of our crew on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A new look on Owwee's chicken coop/workshop!

A new look on Owwee's chicken coop/workshop!
Originally uploaded by wash52121

My brother climbed up to the highest window in the horse barn yesterday and took this picture of the coop. I love it! The ladder is one of those wood nailed to the side of the barn things . . . Boo said the wood was extremely solid.

We had a great Memorial Day at the farm yesterday. For those of you who celebrate, I hope you did too!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Referral :: to a specialist
Indiana :: Jones, wants me, Taylor University
Foil :: Aluminum
Horizon :: Sunrise/Sunset
Event :: Main
Sailing :: Sea, Lake Michiga
Footage :: Film
Sunday :: Church, Brunch
Breathtaking :: Glacier National Park
Dude! :: Awesome!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


"you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

~~C. S. Lewis

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

The Law School buildings are on the other side of this alley, so I guess they want to make sure the students know where to go?!


I think I've hit bottom. Still working on the arthritis. I had a cortisone shot in the knee three weeks ago: that has relieved things so that I don't have to take drugs. I'm going for another round of therapy. Something isn't right, though, 'cause I'm limping more now than I did when I started. What have I screwed up?

And then, as these medical things often do, one thing leads to another. My liver count was slightly elevated, so I had to have a liver ultrasound. Almost cried when I went in for it: wish I'd had the privilege of going in for a baby ultrasound. Got the results back. Fatty liver disease. Nothing terrible, except I need to lose weight. And I haven't been able to do that for 30 years. *sigh* So I'm frustrated, and a little scared, and mad at myself for letting this happen, and just in general I feel as if I've hit bottom.

Of course, you know the only way now, right?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

MSU Horticulture Gardens

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Concentration :: a game of memory
Relocated :: Moved
Clot :: Blood
Joints :: Aching
Satellite :: Moon
Money back :: Guarantee
Kittens :: Cats
Shady :: Front Yard
Drain :: Remove the water
Stroke:: Pet

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We Hit 4 Dollars

per gallon of gasoline. How is your area doing?


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Have I mentioned how I REALLY REALLY R E A L L Y love spring?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers' Day!

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Take a bow, y'all!
This is my niece Kea and her daughter CJ. A first Mothers' Day for them. I was lucky to do a studio session with them yesterday.

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

Track :: and Field.
Snake :: in the grass. This seems to be the year for them. The worst one was the snake in the birdhouse!!! Yes! I could not believe it.
Assignment :: Class
Blockbuster :: Movie
Bombastic :: Politician
Adventure :: Indiana Jones
First time :: for everything!
Aged :: Elderly
Grip :: Grasp
Shortcut:: Desktop

Friday, May 09, 2008

Am I Blue?

Your Aura is Blue

Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life.

You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships.

The purpose of your life: showing love to other people

Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah

Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Procrastination, thy name is Shirl

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Em's 16th birthday is tomorrow. I usually make scrapbooks for the nieces 16th birthday. I'm working on it!!

See ya!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

I say ... and you think ... ?

State :: of the Union, Michigan
Lively :: Zesty
Valet :: Parking
Traction :: Broken bones, need on ice
Official :: Referee, Umpire
Red hot :: Chili Peppers
Powder :: snow
Replies :: answers
Flagrant :: flaunting
Tweet:: bird

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I Love You, Mom......

I Love You, Mom......
Originally uploaded by smiles7

Smiles7 lives in the upper lower peninsula of Michigan. She has the most wonderful photos of a fox family that I have EVER seen! This is a nice one for a week before mother's day.

Churchill Downs

kentucky derby
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

circa 1942.

Happy Derby Day!

Friday, May 02, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain'd,
To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come round right.

70% Compatible

I'm a generally unf***witted, moderate, not-too-generous, not-too-selfish, seizure-inducingly boring spod!
What are you?
Brought to you by Rum and Monkey

Well, it appears I'm 70% compatible with Susan!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Different choice

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Franklin's Letter to His Daughter (excerpt)

"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

"With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

"I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on."