Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Birds and Blabber

Hey there beautiful. You have the most gorgeous eyes. How about a dance?
That's a tired line. If that's all you got, No thanks!

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, 'Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately? 

I hope this post doesn't turn maudlin. Lately, I'm remembering to appreciate my friends and loved ones more. You never know when you say goodbye whether or not that will be the last time you see them or not. The last time our boss walked out the door, we didn't say anything more than see you tomorrow. But we didn't.

2. Where did you last 'roam'?

Roam, ramble - Down The River Road looking for birds and old things to photograph.

3. Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?

One of my grandsons is a very picky eater. His favorite food is pizza. I'm burned out. Hubs cooks way too much spaghetti. I'm burned out. So, would have to go for gelato! We had a gelato store near where we lived in Dallas. Yum! Love the taste and the smooth texture.

4. 'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.

'Rome wasn't built in a day' is my life right now. There was no cross training with the Circuit Clerk's duties. I'm struggling to figure out how to do the things she did with ease on a daily basis. I'm trying to be patient with myself and remember it will take me time to become familiar with all my new duties.

5. What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?

The only movie I can think of is Under the Tuscan Sun. I didn't like the movie, but the scenery was beautiful.

6.  Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955  Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?

I've never been to any of the Disney theme parks, but my favorite rides are roller coasters. Love them!

7. It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?

Sunday evening at the garden. The next day I discovered a very itchy chigger bite behind my right knee.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

My friend is on my mind today, tonight is her memorial service. But I'm also thinking ahead to the weekend. I will be hanging out with the grands while their mom and dad go to a concert. There is no better cure for the blues than a few kid hugs!

Linking to Wednesday Hodgepodge


TexWisGirl said...

glad you'll have some grand time. :) you need those hugs and smiles.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful birdie courtship going on...I see she is playing "hard to get"! Love all things Italian...fixing spaghetti for supper tonight. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend...enjoy those grandbabies tonight :)

Joyce said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. We all know we need to make the most of each day, but sometimes it's a loss that reminds us of this and makes us want to try harder. Enjoy the smiles your grandchildren bring!

Anonymous said...

I would love to visit the Vatican. Being Catholic, the history would be amazing to soak up! It would be fun to visit some festive eateries in Italy, too.

Gillian Olson said...

The red wings are a squawky bunch, but fun to watch. Sorry about your friend, hope the grands cheer you up.

Tanya Breese said...

again i'm so sorry about your friend :(
oh i loved under the tuscan sun, it's one of those that i can watch over and over and it makes me want to go to italy soooo bad! love the bird photo and narrative! funny!

Ginny said...

I totally agree, grands are the best medicine! Will you be posting them? Something bit me on the arm, it has been really itching. That is one good thing about winter! NO insects flying or biting! Your courting Red Wings are wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Sorry for your loss! The grandkids will be a good medicine for you. I loved Under The Tuscan Sun for the gorgeous scenery.

Chris Rohrer said...

Hang in there! Have fun with the kiddos....good cure for our adult world.

Brian King said...

I'm sure the memorial service will be a wonderful tribute.

Gail Dixon said...

Thinking of you during this sad time. The grands will lift your spirits in a hurry. hugs!

Carol said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. The Grands will help your heart feel better ♥ Love those birdies :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful 'birdie' play- the one with red and black fearthers is winning it. Wish you the best