Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On the road again....

Well, tomorrow we take off for MoonDance. An event we have been looking forward to since it ended last year. We have a house/pet sitter while we are gone (thanks Janet) so we don't have to worry about the animals, getting the mail, etc...

I'm taking off work in less than 4 hours and we will be packing this afternoon so that we can take off Thursday morning. The trip will take 4 to 5 hours, depending on stops, traffic, etc., but check-in doesn't begin until noon anyway - so no hurry, no worries!

I'll let you know how it was when we get back. Everyone have a great week!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just a proud Grandpa - Again!

Pictures of my new granddaughter, Layla. One week old yesterday. Ain't she a cutie!!! (Click on pics for larger view)

Dis Week............

..... is going to be a busy one for DKW & I. Going to MoonDance this week. First I want to say, though, that my baby is very talented. This is a pic of the afghan that she made as a wedding present for her friend, Ferah. I love all the bright colors. Verrrrryyyyy Festive!

We will be leaving Thursday morning for MD in Georgia and I will be having one of my student workers house sitting and taking care of our animals for us. We plan to be back on next Monday (Memorial Day).

Watched the series finale of "Lost" last night. At the end, I was a bit disappointed. After 6 seasons, I guess I had really high expectations. I thought that the final "reveal" was a bit of a cop-out. I won't tell you what it is, in case you haven't seen it yet. However, I was still left with a lot of questions. Overall, I guess I would give it a "B+".

On the "Ooooooohhh!" front, I just found out that one of my favorite Authors (Neil Gaiman) is going to be writing an episode of one of my favorite TV shows, "Doctor Who". I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Yesterday we watched the movie "2012". DKW and I both thought it was just "OK". its 2 hours and 38 minutes long, and by the end it was feeling it. The special effects were great, but the plot seemed drawn from other disaster movies of its ilk (i.e. "The Day After Tomorrow") so it felt a little lame. Glad we didn't spend any money on it (borrowed from library). Well, DKW and I will be busy this week getting out stuff together for MoonDance. Everyone have a great day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Weekend That Wuz........

Well, It didn't rain until late Saturday, so I got out Saturday morning/early afternoon and did quite a bit of yard work until I was tuckered out and quit for the day. I didn't want to overdo it. Guess I'm old enough to realize I can't push the way I used to when I was younger. Before I came in for the day though, I did a little whittling on some items I want to take to MoonDance with us later this month and I grilled some burgers (the last of our wedding reception food - from 6+ months ago)

Sunday DKW and I went to see Iron Man 2 (after watching the first again at home). I enjoyed the movie, but it didn't seem to have the same impact as the first one. As for my money, Mickey Rourke stole the show playing the super villian Ivan Vanko. As far as the teaser for the future Thor movie (which ran after the credits) - I felt it was sorely lacking. I knew what to expect thanks to my oldest son (who saw it last weekend), but c'mon - a crater in the ground and a close-up of Mjolnir! That's the best you can do? Really! Are you serious?

Now it is Monday morning and I just got a phone call from my youngest daughter and my newest grandchild was born at 9:52. Layla is grandchild #8. (Sorry - no particulars yet)

Everyone have a great day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Scary Read

I just finished reading the book, "One Second After". Very graphic, very brutal, very hard to put down. Plausible story about what might happen to this country after an EMP (ElectoMagnetic Pulse) attack occurs over the U.S. Imagine everything you use that requires electronics - not just electricity (though that is included) , but most cars, phones, even water supplies. Scary good read - if you like books that give you goosebumps - I recommend it.

Everyone have a great day!

New GrandBaby Coming........

...........Unless she goes into labor sooner, my youngest will be delivering her daughter on Monday. This is her third child, but her first daughter and she is understandably excited. As for me, this will be (technically) grandchild #8. I say technically, because one was acquired by marriage and not biologically, but I claim her as mine anyway. With this birth, the grandchild count stands at 5 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.
The weekend is upon us, and I have a lot of yard work I would like to get done tomorrow - but I do plan on pacing myself since it will get up to 90. Won't be mowing though, I took care of that yesterday since there is a chance of rain and I didn't want to go another week with the grass getting higher. When you have a house and big yard - there are always things to do. Anyway- gonna work most of the day tomorrow and then veg-out Sunday - and maybe - take in the new Iron Man movie with my honey.
Everyone have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday - I'm Dragging......

........But SOOOOO Worth it! Last night DKW and I went to see ZZ Top play in Tupelo. Awesome! The BancorpSouth Center was rockin'! I also enjoyed the opening act "Jason Tyler and Northern Lights". I'm thinking I might get their CD - their Texas Jam/Blues type of music definitely complimented ZZ Top's and made them a good opening act.

Prior to the concert, we had left early enough so that we could have a nice leisurely meal. We went to Red Lobster and each had the broiled seafood (scallops, shrimp, & flounder). It was all good, but we had ordered the (new) Lobster Nachos for an appetizer - It is so good! Next time you get the chance I highly recommend it.

Getting back to the concert - JT & N. Lights started at 7:30 and ZZ Top took the stage at 8:30 and played for a couple of hours. Got back home and into bed a little after midnight and since I had to get up early and go to work this morning - I'm dragging already ( and its not even 9AM yet!) but that's OK. I'd do it again in a heartbeat - Good meal, Good company, Good Music!

Good Day - As in everybody have one!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Didn't See It Coming.......

.....But this is turning out that it is going to be an eventful weekend. My oldest son asked if we could watch J-man (featured in last entry) Friday evening & overnight - which we are glad to do. Saturday - I need to do a little trimming around the yard - Not all day, but my high traffic areas (driveway, in front of barn) where I might get the hem of my pants wet when feeding animals in the early morning hours. Need to do a bit of shopping to to pick up a few things we are getting low on. And of course Sunday is Mother's Day (HI MOM!).

A recent addition to the activities, is that Sunday night DKW and I are going to the ZZ TOP concert in Tupelo. WooooHooo! When I found out that they would be in the area (a couple of weeks ago), I had talked with DKW about how I would like to go, but unless something happened we would pass since we've been planning for a year to to the the MoonDance Festival in Georgia and saving our money for that. Well, Wednesday I received a call from WCBI-TV, our local CBS affiliate, telling me I had won a pair of tickets to the concert. I'm excited - I've seen them live before - but that was back in 1975 - so its been a while. I'll blog next week and let you know how it was.
DKW & I had a good time at the wedding we attended in Birmingham this past Saturday (May 1st). It was a very unique ceremony followed a a much enjoyed reception with entertainment. We wish the very best to the new bride and groom!
Everyone have a great day!