Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I am participating in Six Word Saturday, hosted by Cate at Show My Face.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Our friends, Joe and Elizabeth are having their annual Halloween party. It has been the event for years. They rent the Boathouse, which is a lovely old building on the lake, with a great view of the water. It has a kitchen, fireplace and room for 100 of their closest friends. There is room to wander outside, and a place for a band or DJ. There is always lots of food, and plenty to drink. And I hate to go!
You see, I'm not a dresser-upper. And at this party, the costume is the thing. There have been some great ones, but none of them mine.
Last year, I was a McCain supporter. Ha! All my costume amounted to was a navy sweatshirt, with a McCain bumper sticker on the chest, surrounded by blue led lights. The perfect Sarah Palin stole the show. (I didn't know Elizabeth knew Tina Fey).
The year before last, I was Tom, the Blendtec guy. I wore a lab coat, goggles, and carried a rake.
Turns out, I'm the only one who knows about the Youtube sensation Will It Blend?
A few years ago, the Dad who coaches soccer with Uncle Lynn, was Anna Nicole Smith. He was wonderful! And so unexpected, for a buttoned-up architect like Craig to be her! Memorable.
But here's what really got me! Joe and Elizabeth had the best costumes! Very cerebral...
This is what they wore (sorry, not actual photos) ...See if you can guess what they were...
and they were...
Peace & Quiet!Any suggestions would be welcomed! Otherwise, I think I'm going to be sick that day!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Have you ever seen anything as gorgeous as these Rembrandt tulips? They are my very favorite! Love how the two colors swirl and blend together.
Posted by Aunt Julie at 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 18, 2009
or even this...
Posted by Aunt Julie at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
St. Elizabeth's hospital, in Appleton, Wisconsin has Walk-In Wednesdays. Mammograms are done on Wednesdays, no appointment needed.
Last Wednesday, that is just what I did. It was easy and fast. There was no time to dread the procedure, and maybe call to reschedule, as I have been known to do.
So what about you? Have you had a mammogram recently? Are you due?
Now, if they would just offer a walk-in colonoscopy, we'd really have something!
Brought to you by Six Word Saturday, hosted by Cate at Show My Face.
Posted by Aunt Julie at 6:18 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I think naming cars is silly. Would never set out to find the right name for a car, like it is some newborn child or something. Frivolous. Ridiculous. But sometimes, you just can't help it.
Like the white conversion van , affectionately named "Vanna White." My first named car.
Well, it happened again. Vanna retired, and was replaced by a silver Lincoln Aviator. Uncle Lynn asked what the car's name was, and I said something like "huh?"
"You know, a name, like Vanna White for the old van." And out of my mouth, completely unexpetedly, came the perfect name for my new car...
Posted by Aunt Julie at 6:17 AM
Monday, October 5, 2009
Deanna Favre, breast cancer survivor