Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We went to Branson

Mark and I stayed at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson Mo. Thank goodness SEMA will be paying for it, or FEMA, or well I'm not sure who but as long as it is not us I don't care. Below is just a picture of the back of the hotel. And next to this is a view from the 6th floor outside the glass elevators but insinde the hotel. It was a very relaxing week, I meant to go shopping but I didn't really want to when it came down to it. So I just played around, read, and took it easy. We were taken out to dinner by some company, and it was very nice. I met the fire chiefs wife from another Southeast Missouri city and it seemed as if I already knew her. She has two kids that are now married and she is very proud of, one a dentist and the other a speech therapist. They are also enjoying traveling around now that the kids are out of the house. She and her husband scuba and they are having a great time. I don't know if I'll ever be able to do that, snorkeling is about my limit. But I think I need to swim better, which means I have to just start swimming every day. So maybe one day, I was tempted to try it in Cozumel, cause the water is so clear it didn't seem like a bad idea. I didn't though. I'm such a coward. Another thing this other couple is enjoying is a Harley Davidson- and she tried to talk Mark into getting one. I don't think after all the threats we gave the boys, we could take one up as a hobby though. But it did sound like they were having a blast.

What I was most proud of though on this trip was the fact that I did not screw up anything. That is right, I got the right date, the right hotel, and remembered to bring the right amount of stuff. I do believe this is a first for me. Usually I mess something up, I've gotten the wrong date for a vacation with the entire, extended family before. I had to scramble around to find new accommodations. I've messed up so many times, I just expect to now. And why do people still trust me to make arrangements without checking on them multiple time? I have no clue. Well I do send my California DIL my tickets and information ahead of time so she can check. I've been pretty good there, but not without compulsively checking the date & times over and over. Like an OCDer checking to see if the stove is off.

So I'm back at work, and just waiting for the next trip. Which may be California again, I have to make arrangements with C to stay in San Francisco in June. Hey, C, could I just give you my credit card and you do the booking? I really don't want to break this lucky streak I have going now.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

George Clooney where are you?

George Clooney is in St Louis. I don't know what movie it is, but they are filming in St Louis. So the radio stations are playing "where in St Louis is George". I think that is kind of idiotic, why don't they leave those people alone. Now I've never seen a star up close, or far away for that matter. At least that I know of, cause I don't know who these new celebrities are now. Where are the Jimmy Stewarts, the John Waynes, the Paul Newmans? Oh sure Brad is cute in a Robert Redford kind of way, and I guess there are one or two more, but for the most part, eeechhh. Is ugly the new thing? And it is not like they are good actors, they pretty much play the same character over and over. I mean so did the DUKE but he had such presence. I think we need new stars, not just relatives of old stars. We need looks, and likabilty, and star quality. Even though George is just another relative, (Rosemary), he does have those three things going for him. Sooooo wait, I think I will keep an eye out when driving through St Louis. I'm sure he might just want to meet me.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

oops, I may have made a costly error

I have included some pictures of the beautiful Claire, and forgot. She is a professional model, and I may owe a hefty fee. What an absolute doll!

Ocean 1 Mark 0

Mark and Claire were playing chicken with the ocean. Mark lost.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Playing with pictures.

my dil and I spent a day in California taking pictures. I don't want to brag, but I think we are both getting very good at it. She more than me, but its still fun. This is what I'm doing with one of them. I have to get eight more frames to finish. I'll post the finished product on the wall when I'm done. Anyone want to know how this was done?

btw the Rotus 8 is for sale

The Rotus 7 is for sale if anyone is interested. No it's a Rotus 8, based on a Lotus 7. I'm really not sure of the price. But I can get you the connection to my son. Also pictures.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What I bought at a Estate Sale today

I bought this ring for eight dollars today, what do you think?

cool, huh?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

10 things about me

I was tagged to tell 10 things you may not know about me:
1. I was educated by nuns
2. I hated nuns
3. When I was 10 I traveled with Irish gypsies known as travellers.
4. By the age of eleven they dropped me back home because I couldn't clog.
5. At the age of twelve I made a living by singing at weddings
6. by twelve and one half the money people gave me to stop singing at their weddings began to taper off
7. At the age of fourteen, I was on television about 20 times.
8. At fourteen and a half we had to buy a new television that I could not climb on
9. At sixteen I could speak six lanquages, but I couldn't understand them.
10. At 18 I learned to clog.

really no one tagged me, I just felt compelled to share.