Thursday, March 24, 2005

Mother Nature Wore Silver Today

I woke to a silver world, overcast skies, the grass and trees were dressed in overcoats of ice. This morning my little world danced with shades of sparkling gray.  By noon the sun peeked between the clouds and light turned the silver to gold's and blues, but this morning all was shining silver.  Winter's last style show.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Audio entry

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Sooo yanno what? I went to DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yea for me!  I spent a week with two of my sisters wandering around a very bright, very clean, very entertaining place.  Roller coasters are less scary and somewhat more painful when you get old.  I noticed.

The housekeeping staff at the Disney resorts are way more fun than usual though.  When inspired by a generous tip left on the pillow (no -- 50 cents is not generous) -- they might -- they just might -- using the magic of Disney, rubber bands and stickers, fold your washcloths into cute animal shapes!  :: Tell no one - that was the very best part of the Disney experience for me ::

We stayed at the "Pop Century" resort which was way too much fun!  Had a big wheel in front of the building that was sized for an 800 pound child.  No really, it said that right above the seat. There was an oversize shoe hanging off the balcony railing right outside our room, and a mood ring ... never mind.

Anyway, as amazing as Disney was -- something on the ride home took my breath away.  As in gasping in astonishment took my breath away.  Cincinnati, OH off of 75 -- a sight -- no that isn't quite the phrase for it. The vision.  Not it either.

The Amazing, Gigantic, Butter cream (colored) HalfaJesus.

That's it!

 

62 foot tall -- the largest Jesus statue in America (Praise the Lord). As I came over a hill just north of Cincinnati, there in the evening light, smack next to the highway, was the halfaJesus rising (or wading) in a pond in front of a church. My, it was large. Now I know why the left is afraid of the Christian right, they suspect that there will be one of those on every corner.  Even for me -- that one was MORE than enough.

Wonder how it would look sitting on top of that giant big wheel?

 

 

 

Monday, March 7, 2005

Railroad Update!

Painting rails.  Yep, that has been my activity for the last week or so. Ok, Beams and rails.  The beams and rails in the Loco maintenance pit.  Can't have unsightly bare metal when bright yellow and red look so cool! Particularly cool when standing underneath 12 tons of locomotive supported on those beams and rails.  Cool cool cool!  Pictured is the chain drive of our Brookville.  Below is a photo of our Brookville working (we made the stone car too).  Engineers (not the ones that wear the funny hats and drive trains) eat your hearts out! Ha!

Early Spring!

Spring may creep in on little kitten's feet (a mangled quote -- apologies to the actual text and author, I looked, couldn't find -- waving both hands -- what?  consult a book of quotes that is in my library?  That would require an effort of some sort on my part.  Poo! on that!) Sigh, starting over.

Spring may creep in on little kitten's feet, but Mother Nature clomps in on the bottoms of everyone's shoes. Spring makes me long for pavement, miles and miles of hard surface.  I catch myself wishing to look at nature from a surface that will not adhere itself to the cuffs of my pants and seep into the seams of my sneakers.

Yesterday was glorious sunny and fifty degrees - I went for an extra long walkies with the boys and we brought at least half of the path that we walked back and deposited it in the garage entryway.  Early spring!

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

I love it when things like this happen!!!

Following the ever cool Mrs. L to Patrick's Place -- I too did the "which website are you quiz"   I love it when things like this happen!!!

You are somethingawful.com You feel the internet makes you stupid.  You like really bad websites. Making fun of stupid people comes naturally. You use Lunix on yuor computar.
Which Website are You?