Tuesday, November 29, 2016

yes, it's Tuesday so what can I say

I don't know where Monday went or really where much of today went but there it is. The afternoon has arrived and the sun is setting. But I did manage to get another week of Project Life done and in aid of catching up, I'll add two weeks today.

November is a favorite month of mine, no longer hot but once again, the weather has vacillated from brisk to what I call San Diego weather at night. Some days the heat is on and some evenings it's a bit warm when it's bedtime. Maryland is variable!


Week 45 was sunny a lot of the time and yet it was the start of oatmeal for breakfast. Actually that only lasted for a bit and I went back to a hard boiled egg or two. 







The above page has one photo bit blurred out for someone else's privacy, and because it is not a full 3600 dpi image it's not as clear. But you get the point.

But this looks like November, big clouds but almost no rain, warm days so that the lavendar bloomed yet one more time! and new winter clothes were ordered for some travel. Hopefully, that doesn't mean it will be too hot for me next month!

btw, these two last pages have black as the background which I rarely do but I liked it a lot. Not likely to happen in December but fun for the occasional week.  cya later!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Travel With Me Tuesday: Sonora Texas 1966

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Not a great photo but seemingly the only one that survived this day trip from San Angelo. When we had free time we wandered as far as we could go and get back the same day. The size of Texas was a revalation to us, used to the smaller East Coast states. Hoping to have a baby before we left Texas, we also knew that our days of total freedom were coming to an end. Did we actually go into the caverns? I suspect so but as we had both been to the ones in Luray VA, I can't be sure that we did.

I do remember that I looked at these covered wagons and doubted that I would have been the one to agree to Go West back in the pioneer days. But that is looking at these choices with 21st century eyes.

Monday, November 21, 2016

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 44


Halloween week when he went down south for a couple weeks in anticipation of the satellite launch. Before that trip he had a guys dinner which went well. Food and fellowship is always a good idea.


Early voting for me while he had an absentee ballot thinking he'd be in Florida this/that week. I voted for Hillary and by then was done with all the anger and hate associated with this election. Fortunately,  I had a USNA 'concert' actually a Halloween show in the Navy chapel. It was like nothing else I had seen and gave us some laughs as everything built up to the election.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TBT: The Netherlands 1972


When my 2nd child was due, my Nana came to England to stay with us. She arrived before Christmas 1971 and baby Iain was born the January 27, 1972.  After a month or so, Nana was ready to go back to the US but my mother persuaded her to stay until May. Her help was important to me because these were the months of the miners' strike in England when we only had power for a couple of 3 hour shifts each day. Fortunately, we had a gas cooker and we often stayed in the kitchen during the periods without power. My mother wanted to be sure Nana's return was smooth with the a flight change we weren't sure she could handle on her own.  However, my mother also wanted to go to Holland for the Tulip Festival at Keukenhof.  So Nana stayed and my mother and I went to see the flowers.

Here I am at the beach, probably Zandvoort on the North Sea. Do note that my hair, sweater and shoes are coordinated! I loved that dress, made for me by my British dressmaker, and it zipped up the front. It was so easy to nurse the little boy who was back in England with his great-grandmother! She did get to go back home later that May and sadly died in December of 1972.  There were a lot of family changes for us in the early 70s.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Travel With Me Tuesday: Looking Forward to This


This map, found and now sold by Paula Kesselring at The Lily Pad as part of the Life is An Adventure collaboration, is one that shows where we're going on an upcoming trip. Not a current map but the kind of map I love.

Interestingly enough, in doing genealogy, I came across a WWII postcard from a man to his former job in Washington DC. After going down many rabbit holes, I found that the writer had been stationed at Chipping Ongar. I could never find anything about that location and then low and behold, there it was on this map. (top right corner)  Serendipity!

Monday, November 14, 2016

AAM Monday : Project Life Week 43


Week 43 started with something we had waited for fall to do. Go over to the Rock Hall area and scout out a place for the March wedding rehearsal meal.  There were quite a few things that were unclear when we talked to the owners of the wedding site. We ate in a little cafe after visiting a couple of restaurants. More things to think about in the coming months.


Monday, November 7, 2016

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 42


Week 42 was the start of that time of year when the temperature is all over the board. It's chilly enough inside to wear socks and long sleeves but then when you finally go outside people are in shorts and t-shirts. The seasons are in a bit of a flux here. But in my mind, it's pumpkin time!


Thursday, November 3, 2016

TBT: Air Drum in the 70s


Drum boy knew he was good when he  got this set of drums. Yes, there is 'air drum' just like air guitar. It was a good start for him on a lifelong musical adventure. Keep playing Iain!

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