Friday, February 09, 2007

Life's a whirl to me lately; I can't keep up sometimes, it seems. <-- my excuse for not updating the blog sooner. January was VERY fun. No. 2 came to visit us here in Texas and went to the gym with us. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting No. 1 went with us, as well, and has continued to go with us even after No. 2 flew home. We're really enjoying our gym time; THAT's for sure! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Em and I also got married on the 17th: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting We HAD more pictures of the wedding, but they so closely resembled Denzel/Angelina that we figured we'd bore the net audience if we continued to post them. No. 2 left for LV the day after our wedding and we left for LV just a few days afterward (none of this was pre-planned), and she bought us tickets to see Le Reve . She couldn't have chosen a better gift for us, as Em and I BOTH loved the show. Thank you, No. 2! She also did a good job feeding us at the Wynn after the show, but I don't want to make too much of her doing that because my other two children might think that I'm only pleased when my kids spend lots of money on me and (while that might be true), I don't want the other two kids to know (if you get my drift!). (big grin) Back at the Texas ranch(cough!), we found ourselves in February. 68 degrees this past week outside while some of y'all in Illinois had schools close due to snow! Newly incorporated into our routine is a once/month mid-day outing to a local activity via a cheap, interesting place to eat lunch. February's offering is Scotty's Deluxe Diner in Haltom City, TX. It's a one $ place that has breakfast all day long, endless cups of coffee, and friendly servers. We each got blue-plate specials for $4.99 minus 10% just for being old. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting and when it was almost time to leave, I saw Denzel(in a silly hat): Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting We stopped at the diner on our way to an exhibit of 150 photos from "This Great Nation Will Endure" Photographs of the Great Depression. The collection in its entirety is 80,000, but we saw 150 of the most popular, most intense at Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus. We spent about 3 hours there viewing these 150 photos. I can't imagine how long we might spend viewing the 80,000 if they were ever made available for viewing. We thought it worthwhile, for sure. If any of you are in the area, I think you'd think it worthwhile, as well, or you can view them online: Photos. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Are y'all havin' fun?

6 comments:

thereyago said...

I understand why you have not updated your BLOG in a while. I thought you were supposed to be retired. Sounds like you are busier now then when you were working.
So is it now Ms or Mrs?
I noted your viewing of the photo collection and calculated that you could view all 80,000 in about 133.3 days given that you had the recommended 8 hours of sleep, 3 one hour meal breaks and one hour of total pitstop time. Of course you all would be viewing by yourselves after the first handfull of no bathing days but that would help eliminate any distractions. I would expect to see a report in late June or early July. Looking forward to that report.

Oldnovice said...

Heh. It SEEMS like I'm busier now than when I was working, but that's only because I spent a few years unemployed between employed and retired. Unemployed is a whole 'nuther mentality. For me, it was difficult to justify entertainment (even if free) when I was unemployed because I was supposed to be working. I don't need to justify entertainment now that I'm retired. In addition, I think that stimulation is what keeps older folks going and going, so I try to keep our dance cards full. Then I complain about how there's not enough time to get other things done. Oh, the irony! lol.

I'm still Ms. (same last name). Just wouldn't feel right to me to have another name in this life; that one's served me well most of my adult life.

Good to hear from you again.

Diane said...

(For whatever reason, the blog thingymablob is not remembering me, my name, or password so I'm signing in under the "other" category. Hope it finally works...)

(Okay, so that didn't work. Had to register for a google account again. Stupid technology. Maybe it'll work this time.)

Congrats again on the whole ball & chain event! I especially like the sappy pic of you two holding hands and making googly eyes. :-)

Wow, what a fancy gym! Ya wouldn't think a place where people go to get sweaty would be so clean and sparkly, would ya?

Oh, I'm so jealous that you got to see that exhibit! I've been semi-obsessed about the GD for as long as I can remember but, then again, there isn't much about history I don't like. I'll have to see how many of those pics load for me on a good dial up day.

I noted your viewing of the photo collection and calculated that you could view all 80,000 in about 133.3 days given that you had the recommended 8 hours of sleep, 3 one hour meal breaks and one hour of total pitstop time.

LMAO!!

No. 2 said...

Finally, you got the pics up! And Finally, I'm responding!

Not much new here except bad weather. Been snowing the past few days which has made traveling anywhere a very long process. I'm not a fan of the cold by far, so I stay in as much as possible. The cats seem to like it.

Thanks so much for my V-day gift, too, Momma! What a sweet surprise! This is in fact my favorite holiday. Why? I'm not really sure. But I like the idea of spreading love to those you care about without any obligation to. I've made a heart shaped cake for the girls at work and am going to have dinner with Monica when I get done working.

In other news, Jen has been staying at her parent's house while they're out of town, so it's been pretty quiet here. I miss her!

Oh, but last weekend the other JZ and her beau stayed over and we stayed up late playing a video game called Guitar Hero which was pretty fun.

School is going good but was cancelled last week due to the snow. Have another class tonight. Love you and talk to you soon!

Oldnovice said...

Wow, what a fancy gym! Ya wouldn't think a place where people go to get sweaty would be so clean and sparkly, would ya?

It's brand new, so it's still sparkly somewhat due to that, but they also have empleados muy buenos who keep the place sparkly.

I'm glad that you didn't write off the blog simply because google refused to acknowledge you. *I* think that Blogger made a mistake getting usurped by Google, but might be that it's just because I'm not trained yet in how to do things under the new regime. I certainly can't complain; it's still free, afterall!

I've been semi-obsessed about the GD for as long as I can remember

I think some of your photos reflect that semi-obsession. You could put together your own exhibit, methinks, if you had a black and white digital camera. No. 2 took some b/w photos while here; maybe she'll post some of them. When No. 1 was an infant, I took black/white photos of her doing the everything/nothing that infants do. Black/white is said to capture emotion better because the viewer isn't confused by the colors (or something like that).

We have bad weather here today, NO. 2; I didn't even go to the gym with Em and NO. 1. Temp outside is something like 27 (feels like 16!). Tomorrow will be warmer (high of 58 or so) and each day will be warmer for a while after today, so I felt no need to go out on the ONE day where I cringe when the door is opened to the outside. Besides that, I need to pay my monthly gym dues and I'll get more out of March if I wait until next Tuesday; I get 30 days each time I pay $9.50.

They're back from the gym already.
Later!

Diane said...

I think some of your photos reflect that semi-obsession.

Interesting. Hmm. I'll have to think that one over. I don't take pics for any artistic reasons, just to document the progress of construction and our lives.

I'll have to play with PhotoShop on some of the future pics. It has a b&w convertor thingymabobber.