Sunday, November 29, 2009

They're BAAAck..........The Closer, that is............



A week from tomorrow night they're back..................for just 3 episodes.................

Best show on TV.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The UnTurkey Thanksgiving

No, not because we have become vegans or something like that.

I'm pretty sure this is the first time in my life when I haven't been with family on Thanksgiving.

In the past it has always been shared with my Mom's family.  Last year was Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

But with The Husband's work schedule and other issues, there was no big gathering. 

After a day spent alone...............I went to the neighbors for a few hours.

Bless her heart, she's not exactly a chef............while trying to baste her turkey in the oven with a stick of butter......(??????) it fell over and.............well.........let's just say there was enough smoke in the house for coughing and alarms.

Meanwhile the dogs and kids and were hitting decibels beyond belief...............

When dinner was on the plates............I don't remember what it tasted like.........too much mayhem

There was supposed to be a "redo" with Parents, Lil Bro and The Husband tomorrow, but Lil Bro is sick and so we will reschedule.

With The Husband at work the last three days........................I was bored.

But my Christmas decor is well on it's way.....

But....................I need my turkey.............I love turkey.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Travel

When I think Thankgiving long weekend, I think about how thankful I am that I never have to endure holiday travel.

It's enough to experience it vicariously through this Classic...............

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dancing With the Stars - Results

"What do you think of the season as a whole?"

That's what The Husband asked me.

Slow start..........................good finish.

That's what I think.

To begin with................as a child of the 70's..............

Donnie is the man.  Though he wasn't at the top of my heart throb list.........he was on it, and he was just so...........nice.




On the extreme far end..............Kelly Osborne comes from the drugged out.....burned out parents of the 70's rock movement.  If you ever watched the Osbornes reality show........you understand what she is coming from.  Kelly is the Redemption story.  She makes me want to root for her.................and I think Lynn agrees.




Mya................well she has the most direct experience, and she is by nature, the best dancer.




But as we all know, the best dancer doesn't always win.

For the first time...........whoever wins is okay by me.

Mya...............the best dancer................




Donnie............the Entertainer.............the heartthrob peer of mine..................




Kelly................the girl who found a new life for herself and a new SELF.




Who should win?????????????????

On paper...................Mya

In reality................................

The winner is.............

not Kelly............

Not Mya..................

DONNIE OSMOND.................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Young Love...............first love...................

filled....................with deep devotion......................

Meet the Girl

Oh the trial and tribulations of bringing a furry friend into your home.

Ups and downs, but mostly ups................

She is the hit of the neighborhood.................all the folks with psycho dogs want to trade.

World Wide Web....................meet Bessy.


She is a Colorado dog............

She likes the snow as much as I do.

She is a sweety girl.  And yes, ScooterGirl, you are going to love her.

I will tell the "tail" of how Miss Bessy came to live with us.

I ask her everyday....................."Are you a dog or an angel?"

One more photo.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Catch Up Post

Been preoccupied for a few weeks.................reasons to follow.  So to catch up........here's some "things".

Happy with the final three on Dancing With the Stars.  I am usually thoroughly annoyed when people who are not as good dancers hang on, only because of their popularity with the fans.  In a case of  complete opinion reversal.  I'm glad Mya, (clearly the best dancer, and deserves to win) Donnie (can we call him Don now? He's my age!) and Kelly (the surprise of the season) are the three for the finals.

Joanne (who is this chick) was clearly a better dancer than Kelly or Donnie but.................who is this chick?

Looking forward to the finals.

Since we last spoke (posted) we've had yet another November snow storm.  This one hit last weekend and we got about six inches.  Still hasn't melted yet.  We are way up for the year and month.  Harbinger of things to come?

I got a new camera, because I had dropped the previous one so many times in 4 years that it gave up the ghost.  Still learning the ins and outs of the new one, but photos to follow.

It's Birthday month in The Chick's family.  Mom and little Bro have November b-days and so does Dad.  Throw in Thanksgiving and parent's anniversary...........the Hallmark people are raking it in right before
Christmas.

AND..........the source of all the preoccupation..................

The Husband finally got his wish.....................

We have acquired a ........................dog.  Yes, I can hear both the groans and cheers all the way here.  I don't think a week has gone by since our wedding 7 years ago when The Husband has not mentioned getting a dog.  And yes, we had a disastrous month a few years ago with a pound  black lab who was "She Who Must Not Be Named." 

This time has been infinitely better, but not without it's bumps.

So.................photos will follow of our new furry companion..................Bessy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Marines



November 10th is the Birthday of the Marine Corp.  Being married to one causes you to take note of such things. 

Over at Big Hollywood, there is a post about the 10 best Marine movies of all time.  Don't know if I agree with the list..............but here it is.


Semper Fi!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Dancing With the Stars - Update - Gossip

I haven't posted each week about the Dancing With the Stars shows.  For some reason, overall, this season seems less interesting than previous seasons.  Still watching every week around here.

It seems highly likely that Mya will win if it came down to sheer dancing abilities, but that's not what it comes down to each season.

On the like ability level, I can't help but favor Donnie Osmond, who was in all those Tiger Beat magazines I read at age 11.  Though I was a Bobby Sherman girl myself, I remember clipping a few pages with pictures of Donnie and adding them to the wall that Mom let me hang such things on.  He is by far the best entertainer and as a fellow over "50-er" I can't imagine how he keeps this pace up.  Let's hear it for squeaky clean types, GO DONNIE!



The surprise of the season as far as I'm concerned is Kelly Osbourne.  Since you don't choose who your parents are, she had a tough go of it since day one, being the daughter of the Prince of Darkness and all.  With their reality show, all of America got to witness first hand the mayhem that was the The Osbournes.  The former youth pastor in me, wants to believe this has been good experience for Kelly to be on the show, and when she lets go, she does surprisingly well.  I loved it when she danced to her Dad's song.




On the celebrities I could care less about front, it's a big tie between Could I Be Less Likeable Aaron Carter, and Joanna Who Is This Chick Krupa.  Clearly the only thing saving these two are their partners and maybe Joanna's outfits.  By the way.................WHO is she?

Anyway, now it gets interesting................

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