Wow the weather people have a great job don’t they? I mean they get paid and they wrong about half the time at least! I can’t think of any other job you can be wrong so much and still have the job!
Oh well I love the rain anyway but I have to say the yard does need a bit of a mow!
I wonder what they say it’s supposed to be like tomorrow? I bet if they say rain it will be sunny and if they say sun it will no doubt rain!
I have never shot water drops before so this is a first for me! Poor Bessie was soaked! That’s my camera if you didn’t already know… my feet were too but then with sweaty feet they usually are anyway! lol!
Bank holiday tomorrow and we might go for a walk somewhere depends on what they say the weather is! :~)
I'm behind on commenting again so if you’re reading this thanks and I’ll catch up soon!
Some days it's just a photo!
Nothing special about this shot nor do I have anything special to say! lol!
So great she had two birthdays!
My mother in law was an amazing woman! I'm so happy I got to meet her and spend time with her. She was strong and smart! She wouldn’t let anyone push her or her family around. She was 43 when she had Michael and he was the last of 11 children… I told you she was amazing! ;~)
I miss her like I knew her all of my life… she has been gone for just over four years now and it doesn’t seem that long in a way and in other ways it seems like forever… she would have been 86 today…
She was so very special she had two birthdays! Yes two! Today is the day she was actually born but she celebrated her birthday on August 6… the day she was christened!
Day 210 is St Brigid's Shrine in Faughart… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigit_of_Kildare a place that she loved very much. Michael and I took her there not to long before she died, on her request. We walked around with her and she knelt down and placed her head and her knees in the stones there… saying prayers and blessing herself quietly each time. It was a very special day to say the least. One that I will never forget…
I was told the stories of how the whole family would walk the few miles out to Faughart on a summer weekend and spend the day there… I can see why too, as it really is a lovely tranquil and peaceful place to be.
Today was a really good day… we walked and we sat and we soaked up the beauty of such a place! We thought and we remembered…
and we missed…
I am NOT a fan!
I know there is a heat wave over America and so many other places and I know it’s not as hot here but tell my skin that! It feels hot to me! The fan has been on all day and thankfully even though it’s a baby little fan-lett it still works well enough to cool the room a bit! I don’t like being too hot! I have a theory about temperature… you can always put more clothes on if your cold, but if you’re hot you can only get so naked!
I had something else in mind for today but to be honest I was just wrecked after yesterdays hike and along with being hot I just didn’t have the get up and go to get up and go! Instead I had a sweaty nap and took loads of pain killers!
Sounds like a good plan for the rest of the night too!
The Journey Back…
Yes another hike today! woo hoo! And I went farther than last time too!
It was a really tranquil and enjoyable walk. But why wouldn’t it be with the man of my dreams beside of me! ;~)
Now… I'm exhausted! I know I did one of these not too long ago and I also know this not the best with some frames a bit out of focus and the light wasn’t great either but… like I said I'm exhausted and I think under the circumstance it’s just fine!
I bet we sleep good tonight!
I had something else planned in my head for today but I will probably do it tomorrow even though it will be a day late oh well…. like I said…. I'm exhausted! Lol!
207 In Lavender…
Today is not just a day but also an address. The house number of my grandparents. The image provided is by Google Maps as my pc and scanner are not speaking at the moment! They can put a man on the moon but for the life of me I don’t think they will ever get a printer/scanner that actually works! Oh well!
207 was the house that was always there! As were my grandparents! I think I said before the house was left to me when my grandparents died. I told my grandma I would never sell it and she told me I was crazy! She told me to sell it for as much as I could and get out of Texas and do something! Go somewhere nice and be happy! She also told me the memories were not in the house but in my heart! She was right about all of it!
It’s funny it wasn’t hard to leave the house when I moved to Ireland… and to be honest I don’t think of the house much at all but I do think of my grandparents… I think about my grandma and her dreams for the yard… I think about my grandpa feeding the birds in the drive way… I think about the trees planted in the yard, not the big ones in the very front but all the others I planted! The Bradford Pear on either side of the driveway…. The 4 pines that are just behind the big trees in the front… you can’t see them but also a Crepe Myrtle a Red Bud and a Silver Maple, and in the back of the house Sweet Gums, Japanese Maples and a variety of others! There is also a big cactus garden on the far left in the front by the fence and a large flower bed that wraps around the whole front of the house… we had a big herb garden in the back yard with ever herb you can imagine and several other flower beds including one that had the most beautiful Cannas that my grandmother dug up from the front of the Ft. Worth Stock Yards when my grandpa worked there many years before I came along! I can just picture her out with her shovel!
So… a house is just that and I’m home now but that’s because I’m with Michael! And no matter where we are as long as we are together we are home!
But 207 is always a special number and for some reason you can bet if we stay in a hotel the room number will be 207! I couldn’t tell you how many times it has happened! I guess it’s just a little reminder from my grandparents… them saying hello!
Not An Illusion!
So I thought I would go with something about me today… mostly because I don’t have another shot for the day! :~)
This is called Hypermobility! My Beighton score is 9 which just means that I move in really weird and unusual ways!
I can also do this thing where I lock my elbows with arms straight and pointing downward… and my elbows touch! Sound weird? The only person I have known that could do it was my grandpa, Granddaddy, my mom’s dad. He could!
I am also doubled jointed in every finger and my big toe! I used to be able to put my foot over my head but I'm just to fat for that now! :~P
Sooooo….. Give those a try and see how it goes! I expect a full report from all!
And I also want to know what you can do that’s weird?
This looks pretty vacant to me! Every time we drive by this I always think the same thing! With no one there today and no cars parked in front of the sign it finally is vacant for a photo!
The cider was wonderful last night along with other relaxants! ;~) We had a great night listening to music and just chillin’!
I'm sure I should have some story to amble and ramble about but if there is one there it’s keeping itself hidden from me! I guess my head is vacant!
A bit of heaven and a bit of hell…
I'm not a drinker… my tummy doesn’t like alcohol and neither do I to be honest. Maybe an occasional drink but not much… that’s me! You remember what happened last time I attempted a drink. Uugh!
I never had cider before I came to Ireland but now I have tried Bulmers and the Pear and its nice and a few others… BUT! I have to report that I have now found what I believe to be a little bit of heaven! Mac’s Armagh Cider! Wow now that’s what I'm talking about! Seriously though… I really think it’s the nicest drink I have EVER had! Even better than Lemon Nestea! ;~)
I love things that are local and made with love and tradition so this is right up my alley! Check it out if you want…. Follow the link…
In other news…. I'm very very sad for the people that have lost their lives in Norway today… I don’t get this world… it doesn’t make sense to me… I think everyone is going crazy! I’m so sorry for the people that had to go through that but glad that some did manage to escape with their lives. What is wrong with some people????
Amy Winehouse has died today too from a drug over dose, sadly no surprise… she was a musical genius…
There was a train crash in China with loss of life there too…
That’s it for the news and for me too! No wonder I get depressed!
To A Dream…
I woke up today in a black fog again… blah! I have no idea why but I did. I even tried moo-ing but it did nothing!
Anyway this afternoon we decided to go for a drive… get out get some air and get that cloud out of my world. We went out to Faughart. It’s a beautiful place and special too.
My cloud evaporated! We had a really really relaxing time just walking around taking photos and breathing! Ahhhhh!
I feel so much better! Sometimes we forget to breath I think! I know I do! At least it’s not to the point of suffocation! :~P
Anyway great day was had with my hubby! I have a ton of photos to put up so be prepared!
And whatever you do… don’t forget to….
I can’t help but wonder if any of you actually moo-ed? I like to imagine each of you in your own part of the world… sitting in front of your pc having a good moo though!!!!!
I have decided to do a Project 365! Here is just a bit of info behind every pic.
I have an Etsy shop now! Check it out here!!!!