Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday

New thread.

93 comments:

Costume Lady said...

Another new thread, Thank You Steve:)

Costume Lady said...

What rain? Can't rain NOW...getting ready to take GG to get her hair cut...please, please wait an hour or two.
Rain? Really? Wahoo!

If you like tomatoes, check out Margy's tomato gift to me on my Just For Fun blog:)

movin said...



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GooD ThursdAY MorN

tO ya aLL.

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Thanks for the new thread, Steve.

It's cooled off in So Cal ... just right now, somewhere in the mid 70's.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

Costume Lady said...

Gene caught a young groundhog in our TURTLE trap...I hope it was he and NOT a turtle that was the tomato bandit!!!

movin said...

Wanda, our family came from Minnesota where everybody used to have a garden; so for the first few years after we moved to Del Mar we continued the tradition.

It worked fairly well for a couple of years, although the sandy soil wasn't near as good as they had in Minnesota...

But one year when the garden had just started getting a good growth up, the Cottontails came through one night and ate every growing green thing right down to the ground!!

We harvested what we could, but everything was undersized and we were only able to save enough for a very few salads from that year.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

hedgie said...

Christie is having another interview right now about the job she applied for. She and Shannon are also getting final preps made for their vacation Sunday---going back to CanCun again. Sure hope she doesn't get sick this time.
Oh, Pelosi......Oblama is on The View....oops, that's Obama, isn't it?
RAINING! Hope it makes it to Megan's.

hedgie said...

Wanda, the "bite" pattern on the tomatoes would be obvious for a turtle---shaped like their snouts. Groundhog or rabbit just plain gnaws away!!

hedgie said...

Lovely tomato Margy grew for you, Wanda!!

hedgie said...

Satellite is out----it is POURING here!

Costume Lady said...

The bite mark is just not deffinate enough to determine what it was. Some were eaten completely, which indicates a groundhog...maybe we have both...have had many times in the past:( Lot of work gone to Hell in a handbasket!

movin said...

Both of Finney's chicks are doing some serious wing exercises. I wouldn't be surprised if they go today.

Also the last one at BWO, the male, should fledge today, I believe.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

hedgie said...

Check this out!!!
Local Bear story

hedgie said...

Thunder now.....but rain seems to have stopped, at least for the moment. Guess I should shut down if electrical....will wait to see if there is another boom.

hedgie said...

Jim, one of the Finney chicks hovered completely out of cam view last evening!!

hedgie said...

Sun is back out....wonder if that means cold front has gone through or if it's just going to get STEAMY hot?!

stronghunter said...

Was going to watch The View today, but were watching cartoons instead. Oh, well. I am sure I can watch all of the analysis later.

stronghunter said...

. . . we're watching cartoons.

stronghunter said...

Rain on the weather map looks pretty spotty, Lynn. We haven't had any. Not sure we are going to.

movin said...

I "think" the male at BWO is missing from the nest now...fledged.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

movin said...

Take a look at all the changes they are making to the site for San Diego's pandas.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

hedgie said...

Ha! Still hot and sticky out there.

Thinking about that huge tomato Wanda showed us reminded me that at our first house, we would plant our garden at the back edge of the yard next to a hayfield. Used REAL fertilizer from uncle-in-laws' dairy farm (yep, yuck!). Grew lovely tomatoes then. When Mom visited, she would climb out of the pool, pick a tomato, wash it off with the pool water and eat it like an apple!

stronghunter said...

That is some tomato, Wanda. It does look like a pumpkin.

movin said...

tHAT is a huge tomato, Wanda, and beautiful too.

I think they have outsized buns and you could make bigger patties for a burger with tomatoes like that.


Looks like the BWO male has returned now.

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

movin said...

Well, I'm outta here for now (my spell checker, which is always giving me trouble, acts like "outta" is right?????)

C(°ٿ°)D Jim

hedgie said...

LOL, Jim! It recognizes slang----this is good!!

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NatureNut said...

Had TV on & now that Severe storms should be over for Frederick, Mont. Cos. in MD & Loudon & I think Fauquier in VA, we get to wait and see until Warnings, Alerts, etc. end at 7 PM for LOTS of MD & VA cos. Guess best to look at your weather networks for exact places/times.
Batten down the Hatches!! ☺

hedgie said...

Hope you get NICE rain, Loretta. Sun here now...no coolth!

Christie's interview went well....lots of beny info---ALL good. Laid to rest a couple of her qualms....she has decided she will definitely take the job when they make the official offer, which probably won't come until she returns from Mexico. Just enough time for offer, acceptance, two-weeks notice and then off to Miami for 2 wks. training!

hedgie said...

Just had a six-point buck pass through...fur is getting darker...fall preparations already?!

hedgie said...

Time to run. Going out for dinner with friends......to talk about the beach house!!! I may be a partial owner....hmmmmm!
See all y'all this evening sometime.

stronghunter said...

Sounds like a nice opportunity, Lynn. I hope it works out.

stronghunter said...

Ready to take a panda nap. Tom came and picked up Hunter.

Hunter and I had a nice trip to the library and then to Carl's for ice cream. I think he liked the ice cream part best.

Looks more and more like rain here.

NatureNut said...

He had some sprinkles and then nice rain after 3PM. Not enough. Was nice temp foe awhile, a little sun that's now gone & VERY humid! I don't understand the "chance" until 7PM part. Didn't hear if there will be anymore.
Little Ms. Wren is still sitting in the birdhouse, but she comes out more frequently for breaks. I don't know exactly when eggs were laid, but I was guessing they should hatch over weekend. Guess we'll know by her actions whether eggs are OK or not. I wonder how much longer they will brood if eggs are not viable?? Suppose we will be shown!
Gotta check oven---hate to put it on, but Fubby wanted his Omaha filet!

NatureNut said...

WE... DUH!

NatureNut said...

and for---I need to trim my nails, I guess, but don't know if that will help my aim! LOL

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Gang,

Thanks, Steve, for the new thread.

Thank you, everyone, for the prayers for the kids' safe flight!
They made it here OK, and it was a smooth journey. Busy as all get out visiting. Haven't read the blog yet--maybe very late tonight.
We went to Jen's favorite lunch place today--Tony's Deli in Anaheim.
The lady that runs the place is the "Sandwich Nazi", but they're the BEST deli I've ever visited! Their sandwiches, mac salad, and cole slaw are FANTASTIC! Gotta run--they're calling me to the kitchen.
Will BBL! :o] :o]

paula eagleholic said...

Have fun, Andy!

Heading home...later!

Lynne2 said...

evening all!

Andy, glad your peeps got there and you are having a nice visit!

Sounds like we should have all headed to Shirley's in our PJs today for some fun and cartoon watchin'!

Funny video Lynn! Guess the WOODS isn't the best place for me to spot bears! Sounds like Christie will be changing jobs! Good for her!

Had a bad storm early afternoon that blew power out to some of Irvine...they are on some 3 phase system, whatever that is....most was out, but some stayed on. Then we had a second storm about 2 hours later. I think we are done now! The caterpillars I took over there changed to chrysalises today!

Gotta run for now...laundry calling

Lynne2 said...

oh BTW....earthquake in Maine a little earlier today...
Maine earthquake

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

Hello all my eagle budlets! How is everybody. Just realized I hadn't been on here for a while!

Eagle-Eyed Sharon said...

I have 6 or 7 cardinal babies out here. Love them!

stronghunter said...

Going to go with Kathryn to the doctor tomorrow. The insurance is going to take effect on Sunday, but she is not going to wait until then for pain relief. The pain has gone on long enough.

paula eagleholic said...

Lynn, loved the local bear story!

paula eagleholic said...

Love all your pics Wanda...boy that was some tomato!

paula eagleholic said...

Hey Sharon, how are ya!

Wonder how Ragdoll Deb is doing?

paula eagleholic said...

And BEagle?

And Mits?

And Jo?

And Dana?

paula eagleholic said...

And KB?

And Ceil?

Just to name a few..

Judie said...

Well, here I am and slam wore out from learning technology. The afternoon session was really fun as we learned something about using animation and videos -- how and when to use for specific course goals. Instructor freaked when he saw I pulled up blood spatter video. Tee hee.

Well, I see Shirley made it into "real" clothes and Hunter is eating her out of house and home while watching Sponge Bob Square Pants. Some people don't like that but I find it hilarious at times.

Heavy downpour in D.C. Didn't know a thing until we came out of the workshop and saw the aftermath.

Wanda, so happy you enjoyed the pumpkin tomato. I'll have to try that variety soon.

Hope Christie had a super interview and, if she wants it, gets the job. Oh, see now that it looks very positive. Yippee!

Have tried to catch up quickly. Brain is feeling very old tonight. Going to try to skim the newspaper. BBL

stronghunter said...

Hi,

Sponge Bob: Kathryn said that she saw an interview of the creators of the program and that people were trying to give it some kind of meaning or political message. He said that it's just meant to be silly. And that's all I see--harmless silliness. I think Sponge Bob is much better than some of the other kid's programs out there. I got very tired of I, Carley today, for example.

Hunter told me today that he wishes third grade was the last grade of elementary school. Fourth graders in middle school? Thank goodness, that is not going to happen. I told him that I think he can wait awhile to go to middle school.

stronghunter said...

Blood splatter video. I'll bet that did freak out some people, Judie. I just know you enjoyed doing it, too.

hedgie said...

Hi gang! Fat and sassy here. Great dinner....great company. Waiting for more photos from realtor....if they look as good as what few we've seen, guess we'll be making a trip to the Outer Banks. Hope I can catch Candy while we're down there......but if not, she and her hubby ARE planning to come for Open House!!

stronghunter said...

Kathryn said it is pouring rain at her house. No rain here. Bone dry. We live about 10 minutes apart.

stronghunter said...

Share pictures, Lynn.

hedgie said...

Gee, wonder if Ragdoll felt that quake?! We haven't heard from her since she left for the hike, have we? Hey, Deb.....hope you didn't have any bear encounters!

Wonder how the osprey release has been going in Yankton? Too bad we won't have any pics this year......:( I think Janie spreads it out over several weeks.

Andy, so glad kids made it in okay. ENJOY!!!! Know how happy you are!

Judie said...

I think sometimes people try to "read" too much into what is just meant to be fun. Sponge Bob is fun, for me. Glad to know someone else thinks so.

Yep, I was demonstrating how video could be incorporated into an online/power point presentation for illustration. So blood spatter patterns were being used to show things like how close the stabber was to the victim, did the stabber run or walk away, how tall the victim was relative to the stabber, etc. Great fun -- better than Sponge Bob. 'Course some people get freaked about Sponge Bob. Go figure.

Dana, take it easy. Shirley, glad Kathryn decided not to wait -- $ will work out later.

Okay, I need to get some sleep. Have mostly chores for tomorrow. Hope the temperature and humidity will be more pleasant.

Turning my light off but will leave the night light on for others coming. Hope Andy won't be too tired to set our alarm. Pleasant dreams and prayers for all who are in need.

magpie said...

HI ☺

Just got through prior thread and starting on this one...
but there is pretty sky view in the West:
bright brilliant Venus, and to the left above...like two twins...ruddy Mars, and above it, Saturn...watch for these three in the next few nights as they slightly change positions...

any pre-dawn risers, check out waning Moon and bright Jupiter oooching closer to each other
more in the Eastern/Southeastern sky

need to catch up backwards but the Venus Mars Saturn thing isn't going to be visible too much longer tonight because they are all setting

hedgie said...

Goodnight, Judie. BTW---I think you should be teaching at Quantico!!!

Wonder how Jo and Mits' dinner was last night??? Did they have crabs??? HELLO-O-O beachers!!! Are you out there???

stronghunter said...

Good night, Judie.

magpie said...

Wow Shirley, sounds like a great day for you and Hunter today...

things sound good for Christie, Lynn

and Judie was able to wow the instructor and class with some cool stuff

caterpillars turning into chrysalises at Irvine...

and tomatoes at lunch time for the Captain and First Mate !

magpie said...

hoping for pain and discomfort relief for Kathryn, Steve, Dana, Diann....and everyone else whom I might not be specifically recalling right now

paula eagleholic said...

Lynn, trip to the OB sounds good....good luck on the propect.

magpie said...

good to read of fun things and rain reports here today...it was quite localized..I don't think we got any at work

hope GG's new "do" did not get rained upon

magpie said...

yeah, ditto what Paula just said, Lynn
that sounds like it could be a dream come true for you

magpie said...

computer's been real testy here
not going to push my luck

Diann
righto, was very close you your roost! I thought about that when traveling through there....maybe we can hook up next time!

Friday is my last official dayshift, switching back to midnight to 0800 this week-end for August at last....dayshift has really been nice

thinking of everyone, (including all the "invisible" Momsters and Dadsters not right on HERE with us...)... best wishes and thoughts
and prayers
tomorrow, is Red Friday

Good Night now..
God Bless Us, Every One
xox ♥

hedgie said...

Hi ya', Margy! Didn't hear you much today!! How did your day go?
Carolyn will be "in the center" tomorrow!!

magpie said...

Yes Ma'am Lynn...that will be cool....
we were on and off busy but the others were handling things just fine
hope we can have some action tomorrow for the new hires, nothing with injuries or agony...just something interesting I hope...
okay, closing things down here...
ttfn xoxoxoxo

Lynne2 said...

Yeah, were are all of our MISSING bloggers these days!

Lynn...house at the Outer Banks...cool! Drive is a nightmare in season though. I've been once in October a few years back and loved it. Thought it was interesting how many of the homes on the way down and back had all these tiny little graveyards...in the FRONT YARDS! We were in Corolla. VERY different from what I was used to seeing in OC or DE. Nothing like it. It took us about 6 hours with stops for the dogs to get there, no traffic. Steve has been twice IN season and both times the traffic was horrible and it took almost 9 hours. UGH. But, that's the price you pay for an in season trip. Not fun if going for just a few days.

WE have a beautiful clear sky above us with a light cloud deck to the south and east. Can see MEGA lighting reflecting on them from storm on the eastern shore! Can see the planets! Seems a little less humid finally.

Going to put myself to bed now. Was at Irvine all day and did yard work all evening. I thought the Pred wasn't making a difference in my pain levels, but clearly it is! Wish I could take it forever!

Prayers for all of you friends and have a good night!

magpie said...

I couldn't resist checking



I only see ONE chick at Finney's right now....

BEagle said...

Hi everyone. We are having wonderful temperatures after a good hearty rain. I like to play in the rain but don't tell Lynne.

Before I really checked over the posts, I thought how I missed Margy's postings about the ISS and the planet reports.

Lynne's earthquake reports are invigorating and "rock." (he he snort he he).

And where is Slippery Rock? I'm going to have to get the map out.

And I would love to have some baby cardinals to watch.

And prayers are going up for Kathryn

magpie said...

I do believe Osprey parent brought in a fish, and the second chick, now that second chick has already left
pretty cool

but everything is all tucked in here now except for me and I'm next

G'Night

Lolly said...

Hi all! Went through the blog fast, sure I missed a lot. However, I did see the bear story,Lynn. That is just awesome! I will trade one armadillo for one bear. lol I'll even throw in a mole!

We spent the morning at the beach but this afternoon we went for a ride. Went to Padre Island Natl. Sea Shore, then went to to harbor to look for ships. No ships but watched dolphins. Then home for a luscious dinner and a walk on the beach. A family had added to this mornings castle. Met them this evening. Cool!

It has been a great week. One more day then home Saturday.

magpie said...

just (almost) missed ya' BE...
ISS is on sabbatical I think...nothing last week or this week but I keep watching for ISS to show up on the schedule again

enjoy that rain for us here closer to the the Royal Nest...
xoxo

BEagle said...

I got to see the remaining osprey winging it at the BWO nest.

I checked on #07. He spends a lot of time on the far rock where Wray usually perches.

BEagle said...

I also like the bear stories and the George stories, and the turtle stories,
and the tomato stories, and I like to hear about GG,

And I like Sponge Bob Square Pants cartoons.

Time to hit the hay bales.

You are in my prayers and have a great day tomorrow.

stronghunter said...

Yawning so much my eyes are tearing up and making it hard to see. Need to be at Kathryn's before 8:00 tomorrow morning to go with her to the doctor. I want to make sure she gets what she needs.

Going to head upstairs.


Good night and God bless. See you tomorrow.

hedgie said...

BEagle, Slippery Rock is north of Pittsburgh. Well-known university there.

Goodnight to all turning in.
Lynne, if market was good enough to get what my house appraised for 20 yrs. ago, I would move to the O.B.'s in a minute! Just love it down there. Yeah, traffic is a bummer in season.....but off, it's not bad!

paula eagleholic said...

Hitting the hay here too..have to take inventory tomorrow and Saturday..so a couple of long days ahead...see ya'll sometime tomorrow.

Love and Hugs to all ♥

hedgie said...

Oh, Paula...don't you just hate inventory??? I always did, at the plant and at our restaurant. At least at the plant it meant OVERTIME!!

Asking for some extra prayers....SIL Shannon's Grandma in hospital---probably a heart attack. His Papaw is already dealing with cancer and can't manage well on his own. Shannon's Mom is heading down to Clarksburg early iin the monring.

Well, hope you'uns all sleep real good! I'm heading for the tub. Sweet dreams, and may all be prayers be answered.

Lolly said...

Have been over on facebook but now I am heading to bed.

Nite all! Have some great pics to upload on fb tomorrow. We had a fantastic walk on the beach tonight.

Sweet dreams. Prayer for you my friends. ♥♥♥

Costume Lady said...

Seems like everyone is headed for the OBX this weekend...my Karla, Dustin, Jayden and his mom & dad. They will be in the Corolla aread "Swan Beach". Grandson Brandon and a few friends are headed for Okrakoke to girlfriend's Parents beach house.
Denise and Karla are going down in Oct. for Denise's B'Day. Love to see my family have a good time:)

Lots to do tomorrow...heading down the hall...

GOOD NIGHT MY FRIENDS
SWEET DREAMS
PRAYERS FOR ALL

PA Nana said...

Well, late as usual, but pleasant dreams and prayers for all needs/wants.

BEagle, glad you're back. I missed your updates.

Lynne, glad your ivy pain has subsided. Now stop scratching!

Margie, looking forward to meeting you whenever.

Wanda, lovely tomato. We finally got a few from Jim's garden but they were only as big as a golf ball and one as big as tennis ball.

Lolly's sand castle is lovely too. She's having too much fun. Hope it continues.

To those going or thinking of going to the sandy places, have fun. Myself, I prefer the mountains.

To those I didn't mention, Goodnight and God bless you too. ((hugs))

Ms Bookworm said...

Hi, Everyone,

Well, everyone but me has turned in here. Kids were exhausted. I need to go make some deviled eggs, so haven't enough time to read and catch up very well. Not sure who still needs prayer, or who is in need of some new ones, but just praying for everyone, and letting
God sort it out. I'm sure He can handle it.

Judie, sounds like you enjoyed your class today--that's good! I LOVE
Spongebob Square Pants!!!! He is the sweetest, cutest, funniest little guy! I love his innocence.
Couldn't find a better cartoon for kids--small ones and big ones alike!
(JMHO, of course.)

Gotta go do my deviled eggs, so am leaving the night light and the porch light on. The eye-scanner security is enabled, and so is Dana's thumbprint-scanner security.
Prayers have been said, so sleep tight. Will talk to you tomorrow, when I have a chance. God bless, and goodnight! Love all of you guys! :o] :o] :o] :o] :o] :o]

Lynne2 said...

I really could do without these random Middle of the Night Sleep Interruptions.

Wanda....wow, it's like an OBX migration for your peeps!

Lynn, if we could move anywhere, and we will after we hit the Mega Millions, we'd be in NC. Beach AND the mountains!! A home on each side of the state! We'll settle in Mayberry of course, as our "middle ground"! I hear that Sheriff Taylor and his deputy are some kinda fun down there!

Very, very sorry to read of Shannon's grandparents serious health problems. UGH. Grandparents are so special...I sure do miss mine. Prayers for them and for the family.

BEagle....don't you go playing in the rain...when it's lightning!! The only Slippery Rock I know of is not too far straight up north from my own hometown which is near Pittsburgh.

Diann, hope you are feeling better yourself! I LOVE the mountains, too. But also the beach! Not so bad to be living in this area of Maryland, where either is only a 3 hour drive! But haven't been to the beach in a few years since my jaunt to the OBX.

Going back to bed now. Tracey and I are taking one of the hawks to a wildlife rehabber in the morning. She's awesome with the birds, and this one has a little case of "bumble foot" that's not getting better despite Tracey's best efforts. Really looking forward to meeting her and seeing her critters!

Lynne2 said...

Hey Andy, glad you guys are having fun!!!

magpie said...

Happy Wonderful Birthday Wishes for you, "Just Vicky" -
hope it is a delight from start to finish xoxox ☺ ♥

magpie said...

..and Good Friday Morning Eagle Pals

magpie said...

morning zips past fast....
time to say so long, have a great day
prayers for your daughter's husband's grandma, Lynn

and for Kathryn, Shirley...

and for everyone and everything else going on in our lives

try to find some fun time amidst all the hard work on your schedules...

hope you can throw some RED on for the military folks today...

xoxo

magpie said...

wow
short time ago three chicks and a parent at BWO
few minutes ago one chick and a parent
now
one chick

see ya'

hedgie said...

Good Friday AM, one and all.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUST VICKY & TO GG! Wishes for a delightful day!

Lolly said...

Happy Birthday to GG! God bless her on this very special day.

Heading to the beach shortly.

See you guys later!

Have a great Friday!!

movin said...



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GOOD MORNING,

EVERYone !!

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C(°ٿ°)D Jim

movin said...



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HAPPY, HAPPY B-DAY,

VICKY ! !

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C(°ٿ°)D Jim

hedgie said...

New thread.....come on over!

First pic of royal couple thread