Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I'd Rather Be Dead


One of my childhood friends, dating back to 1st grade I think, sent me this wonderful Harry Nilsson video.  Her mother is 93, incontinent, going blind, and can no longer swallow thanks to Parkinson's disease. Unfortunately, she is in her right mind.  My girlfriend's son sent it to her to lighten her mood.  He's 25.  It's a delightful song on a serious subject.  His backup group of seniors, with a few exceptions, are so obviously British, I kept looking for Monty Python. But no.  This is for real as far as I can tell.





P.S.  Yesterday would have been my mother's 100th birthday.  I know if she'd lived, she'd "rather be dead" too!



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let the Games Begin



We have our first "official" candidate now running for 2016 President of the United States: Ted Cruz.

I don't know what's more amusing, The Onion's breakdown of Ted Cruz or this article from electablog about the Cruz campaign's failure to register  tedcruz.com and TedCruzForAmerica.com  

You decide. 


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunny Skies, Warm Temps & Me

80 degree temperatures, warm ocean water, sugar sand beaches and sun sun sun.  

I just spent nine days in the land of warm winters and it was glorious.  I'm back in New Hampshire now where we hit a high of 39F today and it snowed over an inch.  

Highlights from my blissful trip...

Arrival evening at the Rooftop Bar in St. Pete
Pelicans in the Inter Coastal in St. Pete


Wishing Tree at the Dali Museum in St. Pete




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Monday, March 2, 2015

A Break from the Cold

I hit the wall with the weather about two weeks ago.  That's when I started looking for a way out.  Low vitamin D levels & gray skies contributed to an ongoing cranky fest that wouldn't stop.  My husband said to get the hell out of Dodge, go to Florida, visit friends & soak up the son. 

I leave tomorrow.  Neither my sons nor my husband are going but I will see one of my sons in the Keys were he's working temporarily.  

Some photos from past trips.



Naples, 2012 

Holmes Beach, 2009



My awesome family
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Without End

I live in the great Northeast.  Winter has been what my girlfriend used to call a "titty freezer".  She used to say that when we were young, growing up in SoCal, heading to Mammoth or Tahoe to ski. That was a cakewalk compared to how cold it's been here in February.

We woke to -11F this morning.  Last night, the wind chill supposedly hit -25F.  It's been in the single digits or low teens most of this month...again, not including the wind chill.

Snow, snow, more snow.  It just keeps coming.

I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

12" accumulation on our rear deck Valentine's Day

Bundled up on a 10 degree day, shoveling...shoveling
Post shoveling Feb 22 with total accumulation 22"


Turkeys feeding on seeds and dog food my husband scatters.
 On this morning we counted 17.



"Turkeys in Flight" by Cole Scott Photography


Instead of shooting wild turkey, I'm inclined to drink it.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentines & Other Things




I came home from work Friday night to find a vase of red roses, a bottle of Coppola Pinot Noir, a funny card about marriage, a box of chocolates worthy of Forrest Gump & his mamma.



                                    

As if this were not enough, the biggest surprise of all...water color paints, brushes, cold pressed paper & a book on watercolor technique.



You could have knocked me down.

I haven't seriously painted since college.

I haven't tried since ten years ago when I bought myself watercolor supplies, several books and began sketching again.  I never followed through with any of it.

After profusely thanking him, I asked what made him pick up the art supplies.  His answer,  "You've always regretted not continuing with your art in college and I 'it's never too late' and went to the Art Store & talked with the owner about the proper supplies to get you started."

He paused and looked at me expectantly.

"Are you going to try?"

Well, yes.  Yes I am.




Hope your Valentine's Day was as nice as mine.  


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Christina

Christina
by Cole Scott