Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thank you to all veteran's, current or past, wheither you served two years or an entire career, wheither you came home safely or paid the ultimate price. Many, many of us appreciate your service to keep us al safe. Bless you.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Jerry as a Greek man turned to stone.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I stopped and took some photos at City Park and the nearby old-town historic district. The sun was so bright that some are not worth sharing. The first is the City Park and Cooter Pond mascot. I was reading a sign that says next week is their local Cooter festival. For those that don't know, a Cooter is a turtle.
Friday, October 14, 2011
For some odd reason, the middle layer ended up wider than the other two layers (the undyed layer of white cake). I didn't know until I layered it and it hung over the lower level. Tried to fill in the gap with frosting but the frosting had it's own issues.
Made a whip crema frosting but when I folded in the whipped cream it curdled from the key lime juice in the buttercream mixture. I've made this before with those green limes without this problem but the key limes were a problem.
No sooner had I assembled the cake and it began to fall apart in the fridge.
My dad would have grinned, taken a bite, and said it tastes good to him!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Soooooo, being the curious and slightly cynical person that I am...........I started entering sweepstakes online and will do so until I win something. So far in life the only thing I have won is jury duty ;) It will be interesting to see how long I have to do this before I actualy win something. I've entered for gift cards, vacations, golf clubs, books, dvd's, fancy dog beds, artisan dog bowls, dog food, tickets, kindle, i think you get the idea.
One thing I did before entering was to set up a second e-mail account because I knew my e-mail would be bombarded and that has worked out well. I've also made a committment to a half hour at least 5 days a week (the pros say the weekend is best because less people enter and there are many short term contests).
I will let you know when/if I win something. I'm not giving up my job, I just want to see if even I can win something. Dog food would be nice :)
Monday, September 5, 2011
Last night we had dinner at Da Ru Ma. I couldn't resist the name! Jerry & I used to eat at a restaurant of the same name when we lived in Anchorage. I believe it was our special place although we never really declared that title. We often went there after one of us had been traveling and it was out first meal back together. The Da Ru Ma here offers Teppenyaki and it had a Vegetarian Hibichi dinner so I was happy. Full and happy.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
What's left of my succulent garden after two years in what turned out to be a bad spot for succulents. My beautiful big jade tree did not survive the winter.
Why is Blogspot adding these crazy spacings between my photos? I go to keep going back and deleteing the space but it never leaves it as I set it.
Jerry and I spent yesterday north of our area - specifically, Inverness. Just a thought that perhaps we might enjoy an after-retirement home...
The view from our room - the waterfront of St Pete and the pool area From the historical wall Fred's - where we ate. It has a sp...
Just some shots from around the grounds and in the building. Lots of hidden art pieces. From the mezzanine ...
Our Bayliner Trophy in Kodiak with my Seattle friend Jane Today we met with a boat club to learn information about this type of boat non ...