Tuesday, June 30, 2009

some things never change

but other things do... more tomorrow on that thought =) in honor of theme day - which for the first of july will be 'empty' as the theme.... ;-)

Monday, June 29, 2009


today's photo is looking east from highway 80 in front of American National Bank...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

so long, sunday

here we find ourselves again at the end of the weekend... my least favorite time of the week.

i made some progress painting this weekend and will have some updated pictures soon!

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Office

Today's photo is a new addition to our downtown. Well, the building has been there for years =) but the occupant and bright red sign are new. We have individual branch service offices around town, so I'm not sure exactly what the difference between them and this one... i think all paths end in Iraq or Afghanistan right now...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


as i was up on the ladder painting tonight, i felt some eyes staring at me... when i stopped to take a drink and enjoy a cold beverage, i found the culprit spying on me!

as an aside - thoughts and prayers to the families of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, who've both passed on to a better place today... it's sad to see pieces of my childhood pass on already, but a necessary part of life as well...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

a different view

Tomorrow will be my official one year anniversary since I stopped smoking. It definitely wasn't easy (at first), but I feel so much more healthy now!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


i used to love to bowl, but it's been years since i've been... i need to find the time!!

Monday, June 22, 2009


sorry for the short posts of late... painting a house made entirely of wood is quite a chore.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


no, these aren't my windows! these are the screens on the outside of the windows on the First National Bank building down the street from my house =) however, the paint on my house did look similar to this when i first moved in back in '97...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Terrell Heritage Museum

The sign normally in front of the library that says 'Terrell Heritage Museum' is missing! It appears an orange cone has been set up in its place... maybe a new sign is being made? I posted a photo that included the old sign back at the end of May.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Paint Project

Today's photo is a glimpse of my front porch, partially painted... still working slowly but surely doing a little bit at a time =) i'll finish this year, i promise!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Flamingo Grill

I've been meaning to go down and try out the Flamingo Grill for a while now - they're mainly open during the week for breakfast and lunch. I like the flamingo decor =)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

almost friday!

one more kitty photo! she's a ham for the camera...

ready for the weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

i got my eyes on you

today i have a photo of the 2 outdoor cats that live around my house... under it, in the garage, on top of the garage, on my vehicles... they're always laying around taking a nap somewhere or else they're eating =). sometimes they bring me dead birds as a present. they have fought off raccoons, dogs, and other stray cats to protect their territory... the one in front is named Ezmerelda and the younger one behind her is just kitty =)

strike a pose!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

email victim

i wonder if snail mail will ever become extinct... most of the mail I receive now is either credit card offers or sale papers and advertisements... nearly all of my bills come online now, but there are a few that still send paper bills too.

that white paint behind this mailbox is the new color i'm painting my house - bright white! that was the original color when i moved in, and the white certainly makes it look fresh and new! i'll have more photos of the house later - i'm working slow, but steady =)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rockwall Costco

I stopped by the new Costco in Rockwall late last week and got a new membership... I hope I use this more than the Sam's Warehouse memberships I've had in the past...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Grooming Day

Friday was grooming day for the dogs at Amber's Pet Parlor, in Edgewood, Texas. The dogs enjoy the short trek out to Edgewood in the car, and Amber always does a great job grooming and cleaning them up! they also know how pretty they look when we leave the shop =)

This is a photo of Bam Bam during his grooming - he's a handful to deal with at about 50 pounds!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

front porch ferns

i went down to JT Nursery on highway 80 a couple weeks ago and bought some big ferns for my front porch... i love sitting on the front porch in the evenings and listening to them swirl around in the breeze... i can usually keep them alive for a couple months before killing them =)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mimosa Flowers

One day they'll invent scratch and sniff devices to attach to your pc - until then, you'll have to trust me that the sweet smell of this mimosa tree was wafting through the summer air!