Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tomatos Coming in Dribs and Drabs

Here is a basket of my different colored cherry tomatos and some 4th of July, from left : 4th of July, red, multi colored - isis candy, white, orange, yellow and black cherry ( front row).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ted Kennedy Laid to Rest

Its hard to lose someone you love. Feel for the family. Church service very nice. Lots of family members participating in the service. Beautiful rendition of Ave Maria. Grandchildren and nieces and nephews each read a line in the responsorial prayer using lines from Senator Kennedy's speaches. Very touching. A fitting send off.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

End of an Era - Ted Kennedy Passes

Senator Edward Kennedy lost his fight with cancer on Tuesday August 25, 2009. The last of the Kennedy Boys - The Senate's Liberal Lion

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Off to another show - Cirque du Soleil - Alegria

Off to see Cirque Du Soleil at Bridgeport's Arena at Harbour Yard. Me, Sarah, Claudia and Faye - Had a fun time it was a great show ! The costumes were fantastic. Lots of high flying and amazing feats of strength.
Love those Sunday Matinees!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Computer Buddy

My "Little Guy". He loves to sit in my arms or on my lap when I am using any computer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's a tough life for a Cat

My Miss Kitty is an escape artist - she can not be contained in my cat "San Quenton" so still gets out in the world at large. She got into a fight with something Tuesday night and came home with a big gash through the skin that exposed the musles. She is lucky - my vet was able to sew her up. My niece Ashley's kitty was not so lucky this week - the vet could not do anything to help her after her fight and kitty had to be put down. So sorry Ashley, it is very hard to loose a pet.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Peaches, flowers and the beach

Helped our friend Michael (Trout Lily Farm) pick his peaches. Lots of peaches and beautiful flowers. Later today it's off to Hammonasset State Park to join my cousins Kathy and Rosanne and two of Rose's grandchildren at the beach and campsite for supper - I am cooking hot dogs for supper. Looking forward to my own peach shortcake this week from the fresh peaches ! Yummy .......

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lazy Day and Reminiscing

Hanging out and thinking about the nice time I had in Maine - remembering the great food. The below photo collage courtesy of my cousins blog says it all. Go to Maine for Great Eats

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Home We go

Bye Bye beach - Made reservation for 10 days next August. Drove home. Made good time, about 5 1/2 hrs. Working tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

She Made It !!!!!!!

Kathy Winters 60th Birthday today. She and Evan took us all out ( check out her blog link, "....60", on my blog list for names and photos ) for dinner last night to celebrate -had a great time. She will continue her blog ...yeah! Will spend the day relaxing and head home tomorrow.

Sunrises and Beach Views

Welcoming morning views and interesting beach scenes. The bucket of periwinkles (snails) and lobsters were foraged from our beach and destined for the table of a family from Boston.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Who Knew - Maine's Botanical Gardens

Lots of beautiful flowers, shrubs and landscape.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Ship Ahoy .... A step back in time with a Spectacular View

Comfortable room with a great view. Can hear the ocean lapping on the shore and seabirds. Whats better than that!

Road Trip .........

First roadtrip in the Eos. Off to Southport Island Maine - Great day, drove the entire trip with top down

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Off to a Show

Went to "Walking with Dinosaurs" with Sarah and Claudia at the XL Center. Great show ! A walk through prehistoric time with life sized dinos .

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Big Beans, Small Tomato

Finally got a ripe tomato !! Also picked some great yellow pole beans - they are large (8" long) and look tough but they are tender and delicious. They are "Marengo" Yellow Romano Pole Beans - Highly recommend.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sad Passing

Sadly Bill Ryan passed peacefully with his family at his side at 2:00 am this morning. Thank you for being there for my daughter.

Unsettling and Sad News

Received upsetting news late yesterday. Bill Ryan, has taken a turn for the worst and doctors hold out little hope. Family called to bedside to say goodby.... Sarah went ..... it is only a matter of time now. Only so much a body can take. My heart and prayers go out to his family. The Ryan family, Kerry, Mom Ryan and Dad Ryan have been close friends of Sarah since middle school in Seymour providing much friendship and support. Bill had a tragic accident that resulted in severe burns. He has been in the Bridgeport Hospital Burn unit since July 14th. His blog is on my blog list. Hold the Ryans in your thoughts at this very difficult time. One more thing that makes you appreciate what you have and how life can change forever in an instant .......

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Family, Food, Fishing and Tornados

Family, Food and Fishing........

Lots of Food and Fun !

Fishing was Fun ! We practice catch and release. I was told that I was the winner of the most fish caught but I was not counting - Boys said I landed 10! Mostly white perch, a couple of big Sunnies and a couple of baby pike. Even though they are not very big the white perch hit the bait hard and put up a good fight! Steve caught the only bass ( according to Dave a rock bass).

Now to Tornados>>>

Friday July 31, 2009 at around 4:00 pm an extreme storm passed through the Stratford/Shelton border near work. Lots and lots of damage, trees broken into pieces and strewn about, lab flooded at work - on way home obvious, unusual damage seen on southbound side of Parkway - trees broken like matchsticks, Route 110 also was closed ( my first pathway home - had to turn around) Well today the national weather guys confirmed what I already suspected - a tornado in the Pine Rock Park area of Shelton. Second confirmed tornado in CT this summer. Crazy weather for sure.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Family Picnic at Judy and Jimmies

Always enjoy seeing family - and what a day ! Weather is great. Litchfield county countryside is beautiful. Drove all the way from home with the top down

Beautiful view, great company and lots of food. Fishing contest starts once the sun starts setting.
Good day to start my first posting!