Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day - 2008

Delicious! Turkey, ham, 5 kinds of cranberries, fluff, broccoli/rice and green bean casseroles, cauliflower in cheese sauce, home baked rolls/pies/cakes, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cheeseball/crackers, and more! What a fabulous feast. And we had Joe and Becca for a visit from way out west and Brandon taking a break from his adventures and kids running wild and warm sunshine.... and seconds… What a lovely day.

Feast in the Making

The girls got involved in the mighty preparations.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fun With Campfire Photos

I realize I've been negligent lately, so looked through the files for something seasonal. Came across some campfire pix and just had to embellish what was already there.Sweet dreams!

Friday, November 14, 2008

November Winds

Walked out back to feed the horses this morning and saw the moon setting in the oncoming clouds and leafless trees. November winds begin to blow, get ready for winter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hubba Bubba

Howdy! So I sat down to catch up on some old World Turnin' and thought I'd let ya know that I'm coming home for a month or so starting sometime before Turkey Day. Sweet Christ all mighty I cant wait for some bird and pie! Really looking forward to relaxing and getting a chance to see everyone. So thats about it....but check this out.

I was recently in San Louis Obispo (home to Cal Poly) and sauntered into bubble gum alley. There is a tradition of sticking your gum to a brick wall inside this alley that has been going on for decades. Supposedly every few years the business owners get fed up with it and try to power wash it, but judging by the festering mantle of Trident and core of Bazooka Joe, I'd guess its here to stay. My friend says that the sweet and slightly rancid smell is a real treat on hot days, but it was relativly tame while I was there.

Like the Song Says

About once a year or so I feel compelled to upgrade the old PC. This usually entails ripping the guts out and adding more memory, bigger hard drive, maybe a new video card and sometimes a new operating system. Sometimes it's pretty straight-forward and others it's 2 steps forward and 1 step back. Anyhow, that's what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks and I kinda feel like I've been in the engine of an old jalopy and finally got it fired up; not fine tuned yet but ready to hit the road.
15 Days Under The Hood - Jack Tempchin

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


All the problems in the world won't be solved because of this election. But because of this election, a new sense of hope is in the air. That is more than half the battle.

When new hope surfaces.
hearts and minds are lifted.

creativity is borne out of new hope.
problems become projects.

impossible is eliminated from the vocabulary.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's finally here!

Hopefully, by the end of the day, you will all be wearing the top sticker (and not the bottom one). Got my voting done early today, after waiting for 45 minutes in line at my polling place on Cherry Street - not bad at all. Hang in there, swing state voters!

Also, if you are in proximity of a Starbucks or Ben & Jerry's, you can take advantage of freebie coffee or ice cream for voting today. So go ahead, indulge your inner corporate you-know-what. It's your patriotic right.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Karate Kid

Jaden on GiGi's front porch in his Halloween outfit. Thanks cousin Em.