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What fun...try Wordle. Thanks Glenda for introducing this to me. I had to do something to get my mind off of what happened tonight...if you haven't read...please read below.

Did I Do That?

All I can say did that happen? Here is my story and I am sticking to it. I had just arrived at the Quality Inn in Ocean Springs, MS. Upon entering my room I discovered to flush the commode I had to do the old fashion...take the back off and pull the chain inside! OK...I can handle that.

I turned the TV on to watch my favorite...So You Think You Can Dance...Katee and Josh are paired together gosh I had to...down to the last 6. Charles and I spoke on the phone to decide who we thought may make it on.

My computer was set up on the little table by the TV Console. It was on a swivel table and I swiveled it toward me as I was working on my computer...I had promised the last call I had before I left the RCU that I would have him in Blackboard site tonight so he could get ready for school tomorrow. I touched the TV to swivel...down it came to the floor. I called the front desk and said, "Ahhh...You aren't going to believe what just happened! The TV has fallen out and is busted!" And then I asked the first thing I could think of..."You do have insurance for something like this, don't you?" NO MA'M YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE TV! I tried to explain I was an almost 60 year old woman who wasn't jumping on the bed (yet) and the TV was not secured very well. I don't think I am going to win my case. She said she would have to talk to her manager.

I called back and said...well?? Could you come down and help me? She said..."I'm busy right now!" Oh she was busy alright...checking in Denise and Laura. The clerk told them someone from MSU had just busted a TV! Denise asked..."is it Marilyn Bowen???" Thank goodness Denise was next door...I am staying with her. I don't care what is on TV...I AM NOT touching it!

I walked up to the front one more time in tears and was confirmed that the busted TV is now mine...but I can talk to the manager in the morning. I called Charles and he said...get me the corporate number...I will be glad to call! Sweet Hubbie! Well, I will keep you posted what happens.

Laura, Denise and I are going to have a bite to eat...go to sleep. Poor Denise...I hope I don't keep her awake bawling...what an experience. OK..goodnight.


Surveys, Surveys, Surveys

Following is a survey that I saw on other people's blogs....(not necessarily people I am friends with either...that's right...I lurk!)

Survey One Word.

1. Where is your cell phone? mantle
2. Significant other? snoozing
3. Your hair? blondish-brown
4. Your mother? heaven
5. Your father? eighty-four
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? children
8. Your favorite drink? diet-coke
9. Your dream/goal? retirement
10. Room you're in? den
11. Your hobby? outside
12. Your fear? loss
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you're not? mean
16. Muffins? blueberry
17. One of your wish list items? camera
18. Where grew up? Natchez
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your pets? several
21. Your computer? addictive
22. Your life? content
23. Your mood? anxious
24. Missing someone? Kacy
25. Your car? Avalon
26. Something you're not wearing? socks
27. Favorite store? Books-A-Million
28. Your summer? hot
29. Your favorite color? green
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today

32. Who do you want to tag? Glenda


Tie Dye Duds

Here is Daley in his Tie Dye T-Shirt. This is one of the ones he created. Thanks Andrea for sending me his picture. Now all I need to do is get Brett's from Natalie.

May I make a suggestion. The
kit from Walmart was very strong dye. I guess that was good for the shirts...but bad for the hands. Even using the plastic hand gloves...was trouble.

Remembering back to the old days when I used
RIT for summer crafts when the kids were young...I don't remember having to wear dye on my hands for weeks.

It was fun doing it with 2nd Generation. Will add Brett's picture of his shirt.

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Blog Redo

As you can tell...I have had fun making my blog "stylish!" I noticed how cute Morgan Abraham had made their I asked her for help to make mine pretty too!!! She sent me to a wonderful blog designer's website. Please visit Leelou Blogs. There are several free designs on the right side bar of her site. Have a Ball!!

Leelou Blogs

Thank you Leelou for sharing your designs. I would love to learn how to create the different designs. Maybe soon...

I have been following So You Think You Can Dance The Top 10 show July 17 paired my favorite Katee with Will. The last dance they preformed was called Pas De Deux. It was absolutely beautiful. I posted it here...for one reason, so I can view at will! ;-) Well...I guess I will have to wait until I figure out HOW! HA...Donna Manning, I need you to tell me how to add a YouTube video to my blog!!!

Video coming attraction...until then here is the link!

So...if you are watching SYTYCD...who do you want to win???


Flash Rain

When I got home from Il, I had to take Rain a happy from Aunt Kacy...notice finger puppets! He had to show me his FLASH suit...too cute!

Pat and Chuck

We had a great visit on our way back from Chicago with Chuck and Pat Sexton (Charles' sister) in Decatur, Il. The weather was wonderful we sat out in the breeze most of our visit. They have 3 schnauzers also...Gracie (silver), Misty (small of Greta's puppies) and Chantilly Lace (black).



The last few weeks have been jam packed with wonderful family fun. The boys came and what a GREAT time we had. I am ashamed...the grandmother NEVER stopped long enough to get the camera out, charge it up, and take pictures. I have asked their mothers to take a picture with them in their tie-dyed T-shirts that we made. Coming Attraction.

Charles and I left, Saturday morning, June 28, 2008 for Chicago. We arrived at Kacy's apartment around 9:00pm...tired...but was so glad to see her. She lives in a precious apartment with Huxley, her dog and Talula (SP?), the cat. I can't believe we stayed 4 nights with her. Here is an overview of what we did...Charles and I braved the Red Line to downtown Chicago. I appreciate my two light town even more! We got off the line at the square of the Water Tower (the only building that survived the Chicago fire). As you can see, the jacket indicates it was a bit rainy and chilly. I thought it was GREAT!

Being the Chocoholics we was such fund to find ourselves and the corner of Hershey's and Ghiradelli. Of course whe headed in to Ghirdelli and sampled the wares. We looked across the
street and I spotted a store that would have caused Kacy as a young girl to go wild, so I thought of my 3 granddaughers and convinced Charles that we could go up a notch in the grand parent meter if we visted American Girl. Not only did we vist, but Christmas is now taken care of for the girls. Charles kept looking at me with skeptism, until you noticed a lilttle black velvet coat ensemble and picked it out for one of the dolls. We really did have a good time. The dolls we found were created to match the doll to the child. We studied each of the 30 or so possibilites to find one that matched Claire's suacy smile, Kali's dark eyes, and Alie Grace's animated face. As I was cashing out...he found a seat and watched hundreds come an go with a doll in tow. When we got back to Kacy's apartment and shared our advneture, she had a look of "wish I had been with you." She started reading American Girl books when they first came out...I guess at 12? It has gone a long way from a book collection. I have never seen as many outfits, different hair styles, a beauty shop for worn out har, and an emergency room for dolls who may have been handled too roughly by a brother or the family pet.
Kacy had gone with some friends so Charles and I decided to find lunch. The rainy weather made the SOUP BOX sign pop out! We both enjoyed soup and sourdough bread. So good. I wonder if I could open up a SoupBox in Eupora?

After the fun day, we went underground to catch the Red Line and listened to a young man play and sing for money. American Idol maybe?

Kacy, Charles, and I all chipped in to tasks to create a wonderful evening meal. Amy (who came to Mississippi to buy one of Greta's puppies...Eloise) came over to eat. Huxley and Eloise were so funny playing together. Off to sleep went Charles and Kacy and I visited until after midnight. On Monday morning I had such a wonderful experience. OK...this will bring grandmotherhood to a whole new level...Please view the next photos and imagine 30 or 40 dogs runnig the beach with owners near by throwing frisbies, tennis balls, wading in the COOOL water, and sunning.

The rules are posted...
Huxley sniffing out the big dogs. You can see others running by. It was such fun watching these dogs have so much fun.

After the beach we picked up Charles to go eat pizza that we have waited all year for. Last year we ate at Leona's and we couldn't wait for a return visit. Charles odered the ravioli he had before and Kacy and I shared a spinach pizza. It was as good this year as last. After Leona's it was tennis shoe shopping time. Made it back to the apartment...sleep...wake up to another fun day. We decided to forgo the TASTE of CHICAGO due to the crowds and too much walking. We will have to consider that on our next trip up.

Instead we went back downtown on the Red Line and found a Louisiana restaurant...Heaven on Seven. Needless to say...we ate good again. I can't believe it is getting close to leaving. We had to walk down to Fannie May's Candy Store to purchase Amy Sesser (daughter-in-law) her favorite Trinidads. Of course we got us some also. ;-)

I haven't mentioned that early every morning I would get Huxley and he and I would go walking. It was very comical to notice passerby's reactions when I would say, "Hello" or "Good Morning!" It was almost like a shock went across their face to be spoken to...I loved it!

OK...back to the downtown are a few snapshots!

Michigan Ave Big City...Tall Buildings goes without saying we had a great time in Chicago!!! Please visit the Photo Album located somewhere on the blog for more pictures. Kacy...we will be back next year if I haven't convinced you to come back closer to home!