Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Loneliness :: happens
Traffic :: Jam, Circle (i hate traffic circles)
Chaos :: Calm
Burp :: Belch
500 :: Indianapolis
Movie :: Theater
Coma :: deep sleep
Bark :: dog, tree
Stare :: sky, evening, romance
Angelina :: Jolie

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Goodbye :: Hello
Cage :: Nicolas
Buddy :: Pal, Ebsen
Magic words :: please and thank you
Library :: haven
Fall in love :: ummmmmmm, hmmmmmm,
Tense :: Past, nervous
Work! :: ethic, a four-letter word
Empty :: Nest
Heat wave :: Good for business

Friday, June 20, 2008

The meme making the rounds.

The meme making the rounds.
Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

The concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, and pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favorite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

Saw this first at Kim's, then again this morning at Julie's.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Oops! Catching up.

I got tagged by Quantum Tea for another meme:

The Rules:

Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What I was doing 10 years ago:
June 1998: Going to Montana! Right about this time. There was still snow around. It was a beautiful trip.

What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Print more letters for our letter-writing campaign at work, vacuum the living room, get billings done at work, pay a couple of bills, watch Hell's Kitchen.

Snacks I enjoy:
Oreos. Pickles rollups. Crackers with cheese.

Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
Quit work. Pay off all my bills. Travel around the world and visit all my blogging friends. Buy back Grandpa's tractor. Buy a BIG tractor. Buy the farm.

Places I have lived:

Lansing, Grand Ledge, Michigan, and Upland, Indiana.

and I'm going to tag: Julie, Roscoe, Susan, Tien, Gail, Patti, and Kathryn. And anyone else that wants to play!

I'll never make a master gardener

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I accidentally weeded my foxglove. *sigh* Fortunately, my mother knows better, so she shared hers.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Places that have Gardening Gifts


Potting Shed.

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Purchase :: Buy
Squeaky clean :: Shower
Blended :: Family
Wednesday :: Family Night
Function :: Calculus
Look down :: from up high
July? :: 4th of
Raspberry :: Picking
Assertive :: Forceful
Cracker :: Jacks

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tasha with fawn...

Tasha with fawn...
Originally uploaded by Mr Magoo1

What an experience! They called the fawn Venny . . . for venison.

Nate with fawn...

Nate with fawn...
Originally uploaded by Mr Magoo1

My niece and nephew had a chance to snuggle with a fawn. Does often leave the babies, as the mama has a scent that might attract predators.

The mama came back in the night, and the fawn followed her to a new place, according to the tracks left behind.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

With all the storm goings-on, i almost forgot to stop and smell and photograph the roses.

This is a wild rose from the backyard.

Storm Outcome

The 4:00 p.m. storm Sunday was the killer one, literally. The route I take to work, Mount Hope Highway, took the brunt of it. A woman was working on her trailer-camper, readying it for vacation. It fell over on her, killing her. There were so many trees and wires down that it took 20 minutes for the rescue crew to get to her. The highway looks like a war zone. Three barns that I have admired are either flattened or have lost much of their timber.

This was a straight line wind of about 85 miles per hour. Tornadoes aren't the only killers. I was lucky, I was actually driving when it hit. I'll be more careful in the future.


Yes! The lights are on! I came home last night expecting to work around the place for a couple of hours and then head back to town, but . . . the power is on! Yay! Work had been very tiring. I work for a heating and air conditioning company. With the heat and the storms, plus the letter campaign we're carrying on now, the phones never stopped ringing. I was very glad to be able to crash here, after I'd picked up a bunch more branches and sticks that had fallen.

And how are you?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Wild Weather!

Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Hi y'all! Sorry to be missing you, but we've been having some wild weather. Storms Friday night, no power. Storms Saturday, still no power. Had power for a little while today, but then another storm blew through. No power.

Hanging out at Mom's so I can get a good shower before work tomorrow.

Oh, yeah, and we had a graduation in the family Saturday.

How are you doing?

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

I walked into Sir Pizza in Old Town the other day. A photography studio shows samples of their senior pictures. There were eight photos, but I only noticed this one . . . niece #4.

Monday, June 02, 2008


Originally uploaded by Aunt Owwee

Graduation time, for kids, for birds . . .

Beth Carver Art

Beth Carver is an artist whose work celebrates the joy of life. And she does it with paintings of women that look a bit like me.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Fairy House time

I think it is getting close to fairy-house building time.

Mackworth Island, Maine, is home to many fairy houses. A flickr search brings up these examples.

WikiHow explains the mechanics here.

Unconscious Mutterings

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

Gossipping :: gets me in trouble every time!
Misplaced :: keys
Spaceship :: Aliens
Ignore :: the pain
Bodily :: harm
Tweezers :: eyebrows
Goodnight :: Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are. Now I've REALLY dated myself
Curls :: Ringlets
Faucet :: Water, drip
Right? :: Wrong?