Tuesday, April 24, 2007

California Here We Come

I'm getting rather excited about our upcoming trip to California. Husband and I are headed West in early May for 9 fun filled days. I've been perusing my Frommers and the internet to put together an itinerary. This is our first "empty nester" trip and I want it to go well. I'm hoping husband will enjoy himself so much, he'll be anxious to plan another journey.

I've always loved to travel. Many, many moons ago, I was a travel agent and had the opportunity to visit some wonderful spots. However for the last 20ish years or so...shit did I just write 20 years or so...yikes.....we haven't traveled too extensively save for our annual sojourns to the Keys (a semi-local destination) and Orlando. Now we find ourselves with time and funds to be able to see more...spread our wings, just the 2 of us. I'm counting the days.

Starting in San Francisco, we'll tour there and spend 3 nights, then rent a car and head down to the Monterey Penisula and Carmel for 2 nights..continue South to Hearst Castle and Santa Barbara...then end in Los Angeles for 3 nights.

I've got a 1gb memory card in my camera..and plan on snapping tons of photos..which I will undoubtedly post here at some point..I can't remember when I have been so excited about a trip...

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Time may be a great healer, but it's also a lousy beautician.

Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

Stupidity got us into this mess ... why can't it get us out?

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly...and for the same reason.

I don't mind going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path.

Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Fun Stuff on Friday

More Fun Stuff on Friday

An archeological team, digging in Washington DC, has uncovered 10,000
year old bones and fossil remains of what is believed to be the first politician.

Have a fun weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


My God do we have to be subjected to that seeing killer every time the MSN Homepage comes up? Must this sick murderer be given star status by having his picture everywhere.. brandishing weapons and spewing his hatred..

Can you imagine the families of the victims having to see that? It's disgusting and morbid..

I'm switching my home page immediately.

Oh boy...I've been tagged...

My new friend and fellow Blogger Queenie has tagged me to list ONLY 5 blogs that I love...I love Queenie's blog...but I am not counting her in the 5...cuz she tagged me...and this isn't easy..so I suppose I will go with who I have been reading every day as of late..(disclaimer: my blog reading habits vascilate...sometimes I am into serious, sometimes only whimsy...so this is merely a snap shot of right now)

Don't Read This Blog - This fellow is very bright and articulate, plus he was the first blogger I ever started reading..I believe in loyalty..plus I like his style

Why Oh Why Must It Be This Way - my dear Pug...he hasn't written in almost a month..and I understand..but I do miss his eloquence and wit. If you haven't perused his blog...go back in the archives..and please check out the lively comments sections

Me No Blog - me loves the Scary Monster - clever - fun - interesting and adorable

Parenthetically Speaking - This gal should win a blog award for great writing, humor and candor..I check her pages many times during the day.

Maydens Voyage - I found Mayden back in the beginning too. This Southern Gal has found a friend in me. Heartfelt and open...always something in her posts to touch my soul.

OH That was only 5...seems kind of sad to only list 5..when there are many I read often..I love and appreciate you all!!

Thanks Queenie Girl and keep up the good work on quitting smoking!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech

I feel such a sense of tragedy and loss today. After the awful events that took place yesterday at Va Tech. My heart is heavy. I want to find answers, but I know there really aren't any. I have a daughter who is a college student.. I can not imagine the pain that the families of those killed and wounded must feel.

I am so very sad.

After I wrote this post this morning. I thought that by perhaps perusing some other blogs I frequent, I could find some solace. I ended up at Phos' Blog and left the following comment, which seems to be my message to myself and to all:

I think we look to God to make everything right as if he had some magical powers. If you believe in God then you may believe that we are made in his image. A God of Love. And yet many turn away from the love..and focus on Hate, racisim, intolerance, war, violence Greed, etc... We keep forgetting that we were born with the gift of free will and the brains to figure out the difference between right and wrong. That is what makes us different from other animals isn't it? Seems some do not bother to take the time or energy to do that.Some days I wonder how long it will be before we just go extinct. We don't seem to be doing such a great job of living in harmony with each other or our planet.God is not the problem..people are.My heart is heavy today..my heart has been heavy since March 2003...all I can do it seems is to try to live a life that reflects the goodness I know is there. The love, forgiveness and tolerance that we were all born with....even in the saddest times.What can I do today that will make the world a better place?~sigh~

Thursday, April 12, 2007

How can you go wrong with a dog joke?

Hi friends..

I've been busy with my darling niece (15) visiting this week. We've been playing tourist..and having a blast.

Just thought I would stop by for a quick joke...this cracked me up:

A guy is driving around the back woods of Tennessee and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog For Sale.


He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

"You talk?" he asks. "Yep," the Lab replies. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says "So, what's your story?"

The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA.

In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running." "But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in." "I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. "Ten dollars," the owner says. "Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?", asks the possible buyer.

The owner says, "Because he's a liar. He never did any of that shit!"

Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy News!

Wow...what a great Easter Holiday we had. It was going to be a quiet foursome with my just hubby, his daughter and her boyfriend. Everyone else was either busy or couldn't make it. Friday the BF calls hubby and asks for his daughter's hand in marriage!!!!! What happy news, we really like this guy. He planned on proposing to her at our home Easter sunday. She had no idea, but we all knew. We asked his Mom and Dad to join us for dinner and invited hubby's Mom as well. So we turned the quiet foursome into a celebratory party of 7.

As we were having hor d'ourves and drinks before dinner...the BF grabs her hand and gets down on his knee and proposes to her.. she said YES!! So with tears of joy in all of our eyes, we toasted the upcoming union. How wonderful!!!!

I have to giggle that somewhere along the way of my life and my marriage, our home has become the place where family and friends gather for holidays, celebrations and all manor of special occasions. It's almost as if we have become the patriarch and matriarch of the family. Our kids are growing up , marrying and having children and off to college. But our home is THE family home where they all want to gather. I really feel honored by this and couldn't be happier that they all feel so comfortable and at ease in our home and want to be here when the important events take place.

Or could it be that I am the only one with china and silver for 12...hmmmmmmmmm

Just kidding....so happy!!!!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

Love and Easter HUGS! from leelee!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

and the survey says.....

Took this quiz over at Serena's

Pick and Choose Survey
Cat or DogDawg
Short or Long Hairon me...short
Innie or Outieinnie
Sunshine or RainSunshine
Moon or SunSun
Basketball or FootballFootball
Righty or LeftyRighty
Hugs or KissesHugs AND Kisses
1 Best Friend or 10 Acquaintances10 best friends
bf/gf or Best Friendbest friend
TV or RadioTV
Starbucks or Jamba JuiceStarbucks
McDonalds or Burger KingBK
Summer or Winterwinter in Florida
Snail Mail or E-Mailemail
Playstation or Xboxcouldn\'t tell you
Disney or NickelodeonDisney
Car or Motorcyclecar
House Party or ClubHouse Party
Sing or DanceSing
Freak or Slow Danceslow dance
Yahoo Messanger or OtherMSN messenger
Google or Yahoogoogle
Take This Survey at Quizopolis.com

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'm so glad we had this time together.....

Just to have a laugh and sing a song...
Seems we just got started and before you know it....

Comes the time we have to say
so long!!

Thanks for visiting Scary..

Scary is traveling now..and will soon be found on one of the blogs I enjoy, when I am not writing mine, I have listed on my sidebar...