Friday, October 5, 2012


Spent a couple of days with a friend over the weekend...needless to say, we ate out...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Not Fair

So my desk area is actually part of the lobby of our office.  The joke for years has been that I wanted an office with a door...well..over the weekend the contractor came in and put up walls around my space, and there will even be a door...I am sitting here watching the guy sand the walls, oh ... and watching the dust land everywhere..

I get to enjoy the mess...then the office becomes someone else's and I get moved to a smaller space.

Ah that the walls are up, I have decided I would have being in here..but don't tell anyone...their guilt trip is funny.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

That Explains It!

So after suffering some pretty steady intense pain in my left foot (not to be confused with the pain in the right ankle from the break in 2008), I finally went to see if we could do something...holy bone spurs, Batman!  No wonder it hurts... someday the doc will have to go in and fix that...but I can wait..yup..yup...I can wait...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer's Bounty

I love the the fresh fruits available at this time of it was raspberries and nectarines....and a little spreadable Boursin on some tasty little gluten free crackers...not because I need gluten free...rather because they are...tasty.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Alien Eyes

I was randomly snapping pics of Sabine..she looked so relaxed.  This pic has not been fooled with.  Those eyes are certainly enough to give one pause. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blow Out

Used one of those air can thingy-s to clean my keyboard to the work computer today.  Should have waited a few more days...I would have had a feast.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Inside Out

The DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) has a program called Inside Out where they have reproductions of some of the art in their facility posted out and about at different locations.  My hometown has 5 or 6 pieces..this one hangs on the outside wall of the library.  I will have to look up the others in town and go check them out.  I think this is a great idea, don't you? 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rent What?

I think if I was for rent by the hour, I would try to keep it a little less public. 

Monday, June 25, 2012


Was at a wedding reception Saturday night and sat under this chandelier.  The crystals were date and I spent some time wondering if anyone would notice if we stacked tables and chairs so we could snag a few....decided they probably would so I took a picture instead...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rock Climber

This little guy was climbing the front wall the other day...he was only about an inch or so long..I guess he had been hanging around at the back of the building, but he must have needed a change of view...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Had an IV the other day. Isn't this lovely? Rest assured no Patti Annes were hurt in the bruising of this arm

Monday, May 14, 2012

Suzy Homemaker?

...Nope...  I don't think that June Cleaver would have used a stapler to hem her pants...oh wait...June Cleaver didn't wear pants...she wore shirtwaist dresses..

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Dinner

I found this recipe for Banh Mi and it looked like it might be today is the day.  While the meat is marinating, I will head out and run some errands and by the time I get back it should be ready...I'll let you know how it sauce, hoisin, sriracha, sugar, honey, garlic, green onions...who'd a thunk, the original picky eater using those ingredients....not me....

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

City Sights

One of my treats as I head for home.  Down in the pond by the tracks.  Always alone...

Monday, April 23, 2012


I got my first tattoo a month after I finished treatment for breast cancer.  Something I had secretly wanted to do most of my life...It was the first item on my life list.  I got 2 more when I had my 5 year anniversary.

Ten years ago this week, I finished up my treatment and tonight I got my 10 year ink.  The phoenix is a symbol for rebirth, so I thought it fitting to be the subject for this milestone.  I am, after all, a somewhat different person today than I was back when this journey began.

Yeh...yeh...yeh....I know...I have to live with for the rest of my life....but hey....I've already lived a good portion of the rest of my life...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Don't Be Afraid...

...of the girl in the shades....visited the opthamologist earlier in the week and got my eyes dilated.  Didn't have my shades with me so they gave me these handy dandy slide-behind-your-glasses shades.  It was really hard trying to keep my head down and still drive myself back to work.  No retinal detachment, tho, so it's all good.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Common... I see these vans on the freeway quite a bit...sometimes just travellin' along, sometimes pulled over behind some I am wondering....are they looking for courteous drivers to reward them?  Or maybe they are looking for rude drivers to admonish.  Nope, I don't think they are looking for rude drivers to admonish...they would never be able to keep up.  Although it does say "frequent stops"

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

She's Baaaack...

I have noticed signs of nest building the last few days...this morning was the first time Danica Duck was present.  This is her 3rd year nesting between the garage aprons at the condos...I adjusted the lighting on this picture so you could see reality, she blends in perfectly with the mulch...Hopefully this year will go as well as the last two and she will hatch the kids and move on out...

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Madness

No....not the NCAA...but rather the fully blossomed daffodils that hang out under my window at the office.  I actually took this last week(they are still looking good).  Mid March and the flowers are abloom.  It is the weather that is madness .. but a madness I love.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pale Moon Rising...

Oops....Wrong song...Should read.. "Here Comes the Sun"  Just edging into view on the horizon, peeking through the trees... and now its a bright, bright sunshiney day.