TIME: 5:57 PM
PLACE: On the road
Stella and I met up with the cousins for our quarterly get-together.
I had the top down on the Miata on the way home.
The sun was too bright for her.
Luckily, she found my old pair of sunglasses which had slid down between the seat and the door.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
TIME: 5:57 PM
Monday, March 30, 2015
TIME: 8:35 PM
I might complain later, but right now?
I’ll take the rain if it means warmer weather and flowers.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
TIME: 11:02 AM
PLACE: Advance Auto Parts
We did a little grocery shopping as a family this morning.
The husband also had to stop by the auto parts store to buy a new radiator cap for his Corvette.
We stayed in the car and I took a picture of our view.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
“Don't tell me I'm burning the candle at both ends, tell me where to get more wax.”
”TIME: 12:23 PM
I love candles.
I buy most of mine on clearance at Target.
I bought this one last year –
Black Orchid & Amber (an awesome smell by the way)
It was stored in a drawer and somehow became broken.
I lit it anyway and the wax spilled over the broken glass.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
TIME: 1:50 PM 3/27/2007
She wasn’t always overweight.
What really kills me about this picture is how green the grass was at this time.
It is nowhere near that color right now.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Comic Book Guy: Someone has mixed an "Amazing Spider-Man" in with the "Peter Parker - The Spectacular Spider-Man" series. This will not stand.
The Simpsons: Season 10, Episode 9, Mayored to the Mob (20 Dec. 1998)
TIME: 8:37 PM
PLACE: Fantasy Books
StellaDella continues to play Dungeons and Dragons every Wednesday.
While waiting for her to finish, I browsed the available comics.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Around town
SUBJECT: Old Drive-in roof
I was a lazy mom and ordered Chinese for supper.
I let James drive when we went to pick it up.
We drove past the old K&W Drive-In.
I love the curvy roof where the cars used to park.
Monday, March 23, 2015
“Dear Easter Bunny, I left a snack for you. (It’s on the counter). Enjoy! Love, Claudia”
TIME: 9:18 PM
PLACE: Living room
SUBJECT: A note from the past
I found this note packed away in the Easter decorations.
I had to hang it up.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
TIME: 12:19 PM
PLACE: Main Street
SUBJECT: Althoff Boys Basketball Team
My high school alma mater made it’s way to the class 3A IHSA State Championship game on Saturday.
Unfortunately, they lost 67-63 to Westchester St. Joseph.
Still, they had a 30-4 season.
And, hey, 2nd place is the best that any of our city’s high school teams have done at the state tournament.
We shall celebrate.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
“Life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba (Indian Spiritual leader, b.1926)
TIME: 3:57 PM
SUBJECT: HandsomeHusband and the bees
HH worked on his hives this afternoon.
They were a bit cranky today.
I was too.
Today was the 10-year anniversary of my mom’s passing.
My daughter posted this on her Facebook page this morning..
I think my mom would be proud of her.
I know I am.
Friday, March 20, 2015
TIME: 7:15 PM
PLACE: Five Below
Stella wanted to go to Five Below to see what they had.
They had a place to take your photo as a Peep bunny.
So glad she is still willing to oblige her mother’s whims.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
TIME: 7:31 PM
PLACE: Claudia’s room
SUBJECT: Jack & Tessa
They don’t get along very well.
When they are in the same room, there is usually some underlying tension between them.
They don’t trust each other at all.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
"The sun is rising high up over TarryTown
Friends taking off and friends touching down
That’s where you’ll find that one of a kind,
Jay Jay, Jay Jay the Jet Plane
There’s never been another little guy like this.
So much in love with the sky like this.
So buckle up tight, it’s a magical flight
With Jay Jay. Jay Jay the Jet Plane
TIME: 8:40 PM
SUBJECT: Jay Jay the Jet Plane Ride
I remember my kids watching this program when they were younger.
The faces on the planes used to scare Claudia.
She would have nightmares about them.
They bothered me too.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
TIME: 7:01 PM
PLACE: Old Stag Brewery/Empire Comfort Systems
Stage Beer was made in our town until August 1988 when the brewery was closed.
As you travel north on 17th Street, you can still see the Stag emblem on the side of one of the metal buildings.
Monday, March 16, 2015
TIME: 5:08 PM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: Stella on her bike
She has long outgrown the bicycle we bought her in 2011.
It was time for a new one.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Best while you have it use your breath
There is no drinking after death.
TIME: 1:10 PM
SUBJECT: Adult beverage containers
These may or may not have been consumed while watching the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
I may or may not have consumed more than one of each.
Friday, March 13, 2015
TIME: 6:36 PM
Not my design…but I did do this all by hand.
I impress myself.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
TIME: 5:23 PM
PLACE: Back yard
SUBJECT: Bottom of metal tub
We had been using this metal tub as a fire pit.
This is what the bottom looks like after several fires.
We use a metal tub as a fire pit.
We are hoosiers.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
TIME: 8:07 PM
SUBJECT: Ore-Ida Potato Round
Stella was hungry after her Dungeons and Dragons meeting.
So she decided to see if she could waffle potato rounds.
They can be waffled.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Bart: Rough day. Apu…Pump me a Squishee and don't spare the syrup.
Apu: Oh, perhaps you would like to try an experimental flavor of my own concoction. A delicious Chutney Squishee.
Bart: Oh... okay…
Apu: You can really taste the chutney!
The Simpsons: Season 3, Episode 22, The Otto Show (23 Apr. 1992)
TIME: 6:15 PM
PLACE: The White Cottage
SUBJECT: Electro Freeze machine
They opened for the season yesterday.
I’m pretty sure my dad was there when they unlocked the door.
Monday, March 9, 2015
TIME: 6:10 PM
The Juniors finished up their Detective badge requirements at the meeting tonight.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera (Czech, author, b1929)
TIME: 5:40 PM
PLACE: Back porch
SUBJECT: Oreo and HH
Sitting together on the porch steps.
Not doing anything.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
TIME: 4:02 PM
SUBJECT: Bird’s nest
How much longer before the birds start to nest?
I am so ready for spring.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
“I never really thought about how when I look at the moon, it's the same moon as Shakespeare and Marie Antoinette and George Washington and Cleopatra looked at.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It
TIME: 6:40 PM
PLACE: Outside (duh!)
I wonder how many times the moon has had it’s picture taken?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
TIME: Circa 1959-1960
PLACE: My paternal Grandfather’s house
SUBJECT: My paternal grandfather, Michael Caponi (Capone) in his basement bar
My grandfather partially finished his basement and included a bar.
This area was originally closed-in. My dad’s older sister and her husband lived there for a little while. It was their bedroom. After they moved into their own home, Grandpa opened it up and built the bar.
How awesomely retro is it down there?
Planters, knotty pine, checkerboard linoleum, aluminum drinking glasses on the shelves, chrome table and chairs.
Dad told me that flooring came from a local hardware store and it was asbestos tile.
Do you see that area in the front left where the pattern is off?
It really bothers me.
SUBJECT: Cindy the dog, My dad, his brother Pete and Mrs. Smith (his sister Phyllis’ mother-in-law)
Here is my dad, looking pretty hipster in his v-neck cardigan, white t-shirt, khaki pants and dark framed glasses.
He started wearing the dark frames his Junior year in high school.
Those glasses and the fact that he is wearing his high school ring helps date the approximate time frame of the photo.
I bet if James wore glasses like that, he would look a lot like his grandfather.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
TIME: 4:38 PM
PLACE: Bicentennial Park
SUBJECT: Sign and fountain
I saw fog rising from the melting snow on my way home from work.
I stopped at the park and took a couple of pictures.
I didn’t really capture what I wanted…but these photos will do.
I can’t wait until the trees are full of green leaves again.
Monday, March 2, 2015
“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.”
― Lawrence Ferlinghetti (American, poet, painter, b41919)
TIME: 8:07 PM
SUBJECT: Rake and bee enclosure
The snow on the ground emphasizes the shadows in the backyard from the street light in the alley.
There may be no snow on the ground by tomorrow evening.
Tonight, it is suppose to rain & sleet.
Tomorrow they are predicting a high of 52 degrees.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
“Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?”
Homer Simpson (The Simpsons: Season 4, Episode 12, Marge vs. the Monorail, 14 Jan. 1993)
TIME: 8:55 AM
Love is receiving a personalized doughnut from your husband.