Monday, May 31, 2010

Drive-In Movies

Missouri, USA. 

We don't have mountains-unless you count the Ozarks.

We don't have oceans or really many beaches.

But bye-golly we have drive in movies!  At least in the Kansas City area.   The Twin Drive In. 

Last night my hubby and I loaded up our old pick up truck and went and seen Price of Persia & Alice in Wonderland.  (Both really excellent movies I might add!)

These are not well crafted photos of our intermission but I only had my cell phone and with the dark night it just didn't take well.  (Who takes a camera to the movies anyway?) They are still using the 30+ year old intermission cartoons or so it seems.  It was so fun.  We had such a cool breeze, our own drinks and snacks (including popcorn!).  We had pillows and blankets.  I loved every minute of it. 

I grew up going to this same drive in theatre.  I actually seen Clint Eastwood here in most of his "spaghetti westerns"as a child.  I had went on dates here in my teenage years.  (don't let your daughters do that, your asking for trouble, lol)  While my kids were growing up we took them many times.  Lots of fond memories!

Drive in movies are a dying venue.  If I had the money I would love to own this one. 

Check out this link if you are interested in Drive-In Movies.  It tells you how many there were in past years and shows the decline.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peonies

My Grandma gave me these a few years before she passed away.  She said they have been in her family for 65 years.  I planted about 12 plants.  The first year my husband sprayed them with ant killer not knowing that the ants are the only reason the flower blooms.  After waiting a few years for them to recover from that,  I now have several beautiful peony bushes.  I would guess that they have been in my family 70 years now.  At least I didn't totally kill them off!  :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

"Hey Mom, You C'mon??"

It's in the 90's this week in my part of Missouri, USA.  That equals HOT and HUMID!  Valentine was eager to take a walk with me this afternoon.  She has really been limping or hobbling as I like to call it.  She has become the "Happy Hobbler".  My doctors can not seem to find a problem.  Neck, shoulder, possible lyme's disease?  It's very odd.  She takes some pain medication morning and night and it helps to keep her going. 

Since she has been deaf (about 2 years now) she will constantly turn to look to see if I'm behind her or not.  I love that.  I often think DOGS allow us simple glimpses  into Gods own heart.  I can see Him turn as Val does and lovingly look to see if I'm still back here following Him. 

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free Pattern Download


This swimsuit coverup is adorable!  Here is the link for a free pattern download for it.

Friday, May 14, 2010



If God see the sparrow's fall,
paints the lilies short & tall,
Gives the skies their azure hue,
Will he not then care for you?

These bunnies were left at our hospital door step a couple weeks ago.  One of the girls I work with mothered them until they were ready to be released into the wild.  I have 10 acres so I took them home last night and released them into the forest.  I tried to find the thickest area of brush so they could hide.  I can't help but worry after the pair.  I hope they make it.  Odds are not the best as they have so many predators but I have to believe that making it thus far.... they are in His great care.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Driving

You know, neither one of my grandmothers ever learned to drive. I really stopped to think about that the other day when I spotted an older lady driving a car. I wonder how much different their lives would of been if they had learned to drive.


Have you ever thought about it for your own life?

Along with some headaches, (speeding tickets, car tags and licenses, insurance, car payments, etc) driving does give you an amount of freedom. The freedom to pick up and go. To travel great distances in all kinds of weather. My paternal grandma would have to wait for someone to drive her to the grocery store. There was a town store for most of her life that she could walk to but the big grocer was about 7 miles away. I can just picture my uncles or my grandpa telling her to hurry up and not letting her just take her time to shop. My material grandma had to walk a few blocks to her local grocer but that was not until later in her life.  She raised 8 kids with no car.  I just think that would be so difficult.  No Wal-Mart’s for either of them. They had to get rides to the doctor or just to visit their grown kids.  However, I have to add, they both seemed very happy and satisified with life.  I really miss them now.

Can you imagine if your mom didn't drive? I can't imagine mine not driving. She is still working full time for one. I don't think she would enjoy asking anyone to do anything for her either. She is very independent and likes to do for herself as much as possible.

Mom's and Grandmas are really great aren’t they? The leave a thumb print on your person and help you become who you are. Sometimes that is good and sometimes bad. I bought mine a Mother's Day card that read, "Really good Moms give you wings to fly, really great Moms open the window for you first." Mine, was a window opener. 

I have a mug that says, "Oh No! I'm becoming my mother".     Maybe that is not such a bad thing.

Happy Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Recommended Book to Read!

This was a great book all written from a "dog's" look on life. 

It may even turn you into a race fan as well.  I enjoyed it very, very much and if you love dogs you will love it! 

Here is a link to the author's website.