Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Jerry & I went to Mom's for Thanksgiving dinner. Sadly, Marge just wasn't up to attending. We had talked it up the last couple weeks and her ALF had her dressed up and hair done but when Jerry went to pick her up she had nodded off and refused to go. We're learning you can't get agreement from her if you wake her up. He hung around a while hoping she would change her mind but, instead, we had our first Thanksgiving without her.

What a surprise when we got there. We were expecting cousins Lea and Sonja (with their husbands) but Aunt Mary and Uncle Larry were there too! Mom knew but didn't tell any of us. We had a nice meal and a nice visit. After dinner mom and I went to Michael's which is our Thanksgiving tradition. Every year I ask the Michael's staff how they feel about working Thanksgiving evening and they say they love it because if you work Thanksgiving night you get black Friday off.
Mom's beautiful fireplace and the garland we made for it last year
Me and Jerry
Cousin Lea and Don

Aunt Mary and Uncle Larry

Cousin Sonja and Tommy
The Thanksgiving table

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Annual Tree Photos, 2013

The yearly collage

Declan Ratbone

Diamond Ratbone

 I couldn't decide which Eddie photo I liked better so I am posting both!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Armed Forces History Museum & Office Christmas Tree

I went on a guided tour of the Armed Forces History Museum with a lineage society. The museum is located off Ulmerton Rd in Largo FL and I found the narration quite moving. Not only was the museum's founder literally the first person to land on the beach at Normandy, we also had the opportunity to speak to a Korea war veteran who was held as a prisoner of war for 31 months. Very moving and worth visiting if you are I the area. They have cool tanks too :)

I went to breakfast with a couple coworkers today and then two of us put up the Christmas tree in the office. Normally I do it during work hours but it is kind of distracting to others and I get interrupted a lot so doing it while the office was closed was perfect. Here's our finished tree for this year:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Look Who's Learning

Just a glimpse of my practice in learning to cut out and paste something in a new image. Notice the photos above the bed, those in the bed, and the cookies and milk. I added all that. Not perfect but it's not easy!

Neighborhood Muscovy

Broke Wing So, back in March a mama Muscovy showed up with 14 ducklings in the pond across the street. These ponds are retention pond...