Friday, August 29, 2008




Tuesday, August 19, 2008


and thankfully TS Fay was pretty much a non-event here. Some gusty wind and heavy downpours at times, but nothing out of the ordinary, thankfully!

Thanks for thinking of me...and hopefully I won't have any more storms to report..(keeping my fingers crossed)


Monday, August 18, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

And awaaaaaaaaaaay we go!!!!!

It's that time of year again...when I start checking the National Hurricane Center/NOAA website numerous times each day. As you can see from the image, most of the computer models have this system heading straight for MY HOUSE!

Thankfully I am prepared..and have been through this before..and most importantly, this isn't even named chances are it won't be too bad..but it's a reminder that some things are just out of my control. The universe keeps sending me this message...maybe I should start listening.

Have a good weekend..I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summertime....and the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high...........

Ok I know my blogging and commenting are sporadic...but thats just the way it is during these lazy, hazy, crazy dayz of summer.

We had a great visit with the grankids this past weekend. I played numerous games of gofish, Blokus, The Game of Life (as if I needed a game board for that), swam in the backyard pool, swung children around like airplanes by their arms, played wiffle ball (I did fairly well),shared my extensive knowledge of baseball with my oldest grandson Pierce who is 12 and just started collecting Topps cards. I even surprised myself, knowing so many players and who they played for or were traded from etc... I think YOU'D be impressed. The weather was delightful in the Raleigh area. Mid 80's with low humidity and Carolina blue skies...yumm-o. I hated to leave. But back to reality I must go.

I've been playing around with limewire..having heard Janis Joplin today on XM 40..I was inspired to download most of her album Pearl. I love talented...and yet so tragic. I thought you might enjoy this timeless rendition of Summertime I found on youtube:

Other than that...just busy being leelee and all that goes with that.


Friday, August 08, 2008

Kitchen Concerts - Weekend Mix

Well it's Friday yet again.. and I have a few tunes for you all to fade out the week with. We're heading to NC to visit the chilluns' tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited to see them.

This photo is a couple of years old already!!
That infant in my arms is already 2 1/2!!!!

Have a great weekend bay-bays!


Canned Heat- On The Road Again (this song so reminds me of summers as a kid, I know you are thinking..WOW..leelee you were and still are the coolest, Canned Heat when you were a

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (self-explanatory sing along tune)

Ray Charles & BB King - Sinners Prayer (no reference..I just dig this song)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Memes, Kristin Davis and VE

Today our fellow blogger VE did a brilliant take on a meme.

He cast readers of his blog in starring roles in a movie of his life. This guy is absolutely the best at this stuff.

In any case..since this is MY blog...I'll share that he picked Kristin Davis (of Sex and The City fame) to play me.

What do you think?? Think he captured the true leelee essence?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Thoughts and Meanderings

Ahh the dog days of summer...I don't even know what to do with myself so I haven't been doing much to be honest.

Well ok, I have been doing a couple of things..

Hubs and I have been riding our bikes each night. We are re-exploring our neighborhood and like to bike to the beach as well. 6-7 miles a night after dinner. Its fun and great exercise. After we get home we plunge in the pool..we've really been enjoying that!

Lets see, this weekend our daughter turns 20 and we are all celebrating in North Carolina with our 6 grandchildren and their Mom and Dad. My step daughter is expecting #7 in September. We love that large family and love being a part of all the controlled chaos. So we are flying up on Saturday morn and returning Monday night. We had to work around daughters days off. I wish we were going a bit longer, but we'll drive up after baby comes!

I have been reading an interesting book called Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier, you may remember that he is the author of Cold Mountain. Its a period piece set in the Blue Ridge Mountain area at the beginning of the 19th Century. Very descriptive and interesting. The story revolves around the adventures of a boy of 12 who is orphaned and basically sold off to a man who runs a trading post on the edge of Indian Territory. The boy runs the trade post by himself and is befriended by Cherokees. Pretty interesting

Since there is very little on TV save for the usual drivel..I have been renting DVDs from Netflix. I am currently engaged in a great series that is produced by Showtime. Its called The Tudors and is about Henry VIII early in his reign as King of England. Its a great story and is punctuated with terrific costumes, good looking and sexy characters, lots of trysts and intrigue. Just my cup of tea. Worth a rent.

I am also totally addicted to Swingtown as you know. I can watch that On Demand , which might possibly be one of the greatest creations of all time!

Been doing some gardening....even in the heat. We have been growing pineapples and I have been transferring lots of baby aloe plants to pots around the yard. I am trying to incorporate plants that require little or no care from me. Works best because I get lazy about such hobbies as gardening. The pineapples and aloe can go a long time between waterings and pretty much take care of themselves. The pineapples take a bout a year to grow but man are they worth the wait. You cannot believe how sweet and yummy they are. If you've had them in Hawaii, then you know. WOW..awesome!

Not blogging too much, just lurking mostly and not even doing much of that..but I'll be back in the groove soon enough.

Thats all the news that's fit to print. Hope you are all having a swell summer.

As always....HUGS!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Kitchen Concerts - Sweet Emotion

Once again Dan Neer of XM 40, my favorite DJ in all the world, turned me on to a very cool rendition of a great song. This is a version of Aerosmith's Sweet Emotion like you have never heard, by famed guitarist Leo Kottke. Now, being the music lover that I am, I had HEARD of Leo Kottke but never really "Knew" him. I am now a huge fan.

I think you'll agree that this is one sweet version of a rockin' tune. I've also included Aerosmith's version for you purists..

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon