Monday, March 26, 2007

The Weekend

This is the first time I have posted a picture from my new computer. I have been posting from Jesse's computer because most of our pictures and the software is on her computer. This picture of Jesse in Cozumel was taken on Lindsay's camera by Lindsay. This weekend I looked through Lindsay's pictures and picked out some interesting shots. Lindsay's photos are more artsy, and many of them are at odd angles. But hey, that is Lindsay, and they are fun pictures.

We worked hard this weekend planting more trees and shrubs (I need a badge). We planted six small lace-bark elm, two sycamores, ten loblolly pines and seven photina bushes. Since our house sits in the middle of a hay pasture (blue-stem and clover), it is nice to see some trees up near the house - makes it look more homey. Jesse worked on her patchwork patio laying different bricks in odd patterns. I think it is going to be really nice. We all took turns riding GBN1 around on the four-wheeler. Bess' little car is just not as exciting as it used to be since she discovered the four-wheeler. We have to be watchful because the little aper can start it by herself.

The weather here has been overcast for about a week now without raining. Today it is raining - big time. While we were working on the yard, we neglected the house work. I guess today I will catch up on laundry and cleaning. It will be a good day for that sort of thing.

This morning while reading the news I found this at Fox News. Oliver North makes some good points. Of course, I have been an Oliver North fan since reading his biography, "Under Fire". I may have told this story before, but I will mention it again. My daughter-in-law heard North speak one time when she was about 12 years old. She bought his book, and he autographed it for her. She is very proud of her book, as she should be. She loaned it to me several years ago to read. My dog was a puppy at the time, and he chewed the corner of the cover. I was horrified. I spent big bucks to have the book rebound and made like new, because Sara treasured the book. It was not only that it was her treasure, but it was also that it was in my possession, and it was my dog that mauled it. It was important to me that I return it in good condition. It all worked out, but next time, I think I will just buy my own book or get it at the library.


the friendly neighborhood piper said...

Hey MamaLou i have a vintage copyrighted 1859 biography of my favorite historical figure, Patrick Henry. Think Ranger would like a sample of that? Of course, i have it vacuum packed so he couldn't smell it, so he probably wouldn't be interested. The vacuum sealing does make the reading a little difficult.

Thanks for posting the pic, i was actually beginning to re-evaluate my world view. In that, perhaps it was really flat and even tilted in Cozumel. Which was scary to think that Jesse and Lindsay were that close to the edge! I mean with it tilted like that, they could've just slid right off!

Buck Pennington said...

I have mixed emotions about ol' Ollie. His lead at the link you gave us is just a tad self-serving, in that, yeah...he DOES have experience with muckraking congress critters along with their investigations and subpoenas. The key difference, however, is that Ollie's role in the Iran-Contra
affair, although relatively minor, was none the less illegal. Ollie was danged lucky he didn't do serous time...but, OTOH, he probably would have been pardoned like the rest of the crew.

He seems to have done well, both before and after, Iran-Contra. And there's no denying he's a patriot. Thus: mixed emotions.

Now about that photo...didja notice the name of the third boat to Jesse's right? THAT's the boat I wanna party on...or perhaps ride to the place it was named for... :-)

Bag Blog said...

During the early 80's I was very busy with marriage,kids, and college. I just missed out on lots of the details of the Iran-contra affair. That is why I wanted to read Ollie's book. It was probably not the best book on the subject, but it gave me a view into his life, which was interesting. Why do people do the things they do - what are the surrounding circumstances? I find those things interesting. Reading an autobiography tends to make you feel like you know the person, when in reality, you don't.

I had not read the names of the boats in the picture. Try googling "Islamujeres". I can just picture you partying on the Isla Mujeres.

Buck Pennington said...

OK...I googled it and chased a couple of links. And this result, especially, looks pretty good!

Am I missing something? On closer inspection, I read "I can just picture you partying on the Isla Mujeres." whereas I thought you said "I can't picture..."

So I'm not missing anything. Except the mujeres, of course...