Friday, June 29, 2007

Is it just me or does it seem like there is nothing worth watching on TV? We have lots of channels and 7 or 8 HBO channels and you would think I could find something that is interesting to watch. So what am I watching? Frasier.

I went to Augusta today. I got slightly irritated when I went by the college to get something signed for Julianne. I walked in, told the lady up front what department I needed and she replied that I was there. A young man in shorts with tattoo's completely covering his legs from his ankles up to only God knows where was standing there talking about a human resource class he was scheduled for. I had to laugh because I had a visual of him coming in to interview for a job with Dick. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Anyway, enough of my visuals. He was complaining, using the words crap, sucks, etc. with the lady and it was getting on my last nerve. And all this time I am waiting, there are people who work there walking right by me acting like they had nothing to do, but no one asked me if they could help. What happened to helping people in business'? So anyway, after about 20 minutes of feeling totally invisible, I stepped up to someones desk, and told her what I needed. She signed it, stamped it and I was on my way. UGH!

On the drive over to Augusta, I passed by a couple of the lakes. It really made me wish we had been able to find a house on the water. We tried...........really hard. But I love me house we did get even though we get some evil winds up here on the hill. Evil.

Dick, Julianne and I mowed the estate this afternoon. Dick used the weed eater, Julianne used the push mower to get where the riding mower couldn't go and guess who got to use the riding mower? You guessed correctly.....ME. I kept humming the theme song to "Green Acres".....Fresh Air......Times Square......! We got finished in record time according to Dick.

The weather is back to the correct temperature. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 70's. I had to close the windows downstairs because it was too cool. Hopefully it won't get hot like that again....haha.

That is about all my news. I will talk to you later! Tootles!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Garden Update

Two posts in one night.....a record! I forgot to let you know about my garden. Everything is looking really good except for my tomatoes. They are growing and looking green, but I have a sneaking suspicion that someone did not water them everyday while I was at the beach. Just a suspicion and I could be wrong.....of course the dried brown edges of the leaves didn't get there by themselves....but I might be wrong. Anyway, the herbs are looking great. We shall be very blessed with bell peppers! Very Very Blessed! And the sweet banana peppers are also plentiful! Very Very Plentiful! Did I say that my tomatoes might not have gotten enough water........

I would love to tell everyone what I got done today....of course I would have to kill you. Cause it's a secret and you will just have to wait. I know you want to know.......But NO! You will just have to wait. NO I said!

It has been hot as hell up here in the frozen tundra! We have had two days in the 90's and I am sorry, but that should only be allowed if you have central air conditioning. It should be a law. And no one in this part of the US has central air. It is just very uncomfortable even with window units. We finally have a unit in the den and it does make it feel cooler, but move out of this room and it is hot. Okay......I am whiny. Sorry. I don't like to sweat. At all. Period.

We have a few things planned to do this weekend. I am going to Augusta tomorrow to pick up some things for the wedding. Then hopefully I will be back early so I can start dinner and get it mostly done by the time Dick gets home. Saturday, we are going to see the Bangor Symphony Orchestra against a backdrop of the beautiful mountains. I guess that Sunday we will go get Dick a few pieces of clothing to freshen up his wardrobe for the wedding. Julianne had her bridesmaid dress and her dress for the rehearsal dinner altered. I had my sleeves hemmed to three quarters and then took in another jacket to have the sleeves shortened and a dress to be taken up. When I pick it all up Monday we may just be ready for the big day! Clothing wise that is. I must say that I have many other things I need to take care of before the wedding. But I can't wait!

I just want to do a little bit of momma bragging...........Chris took two summer courses and one was statistics and he made a B+ (YES!) and the other course he made an A+ (YES!). We are proud of you Chris!

I guess that is all I have to write about.....I will talk to you later....Tootles!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Home At Last

As you can tell from the title, I am home at last. I had a wonderful vacation. Not all vacation though. I did have some work to do while I was down there. I got home around 8 last night. Julianne had cooked us dinner and it was delish. She even had dessert!

This is going to be a short post because I have one of those splitting headaches. I always get them when I go from one place to another. And to make it even worse, everything is covered with pollen here. So two strikes against me!

I will be back later...I promise.....Tootles!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Good Morning from Pawleys! Things are moving slowly here this morning. Elaine and John have gone to pick up his mother and bring her here. She fell earlier in the week and broke her knee cap. She will be staying with them until she is able to get around on her own. Virginia and Henry have gone to pick up crab cakes.....YUMMY! Reese is checking email and Callie is getting ready to go on the beach. I am doing my usual 'puter stuff but after this post I am putting my suit on and heading on down myself. I have my thong (not) laid out on the bed ready to go.

So far it is beautiful here. Today will be my last beach day. I will be getting up early tomorrow for the hair appointment and trip to Raleigh. So I guess I better head on out NOW!!!!

I will talk to you later! Tootles!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Frannycakes is a Beach Bunny!

Frannycakes has been a horrible blogger. I hear this is the first step to solving any know.....admitting that you have a problem. I have been at Pawleys Island for the past two weeks and have been spoiled rotten every minute! My friends Virginia and Elaine invited me to spend their weeks at the beach with them and it has been glorious. They have pampered me and fed me well. Probably too well I fear. I will probably have to starve the next 23 days. Why 23 days you ask? Jamie and Lesley get married in 23 days!!!!! I can't wait! We are going to have such a good time. They seem so excited everytime I talk to them.

However, all good things do come to an end. I have to leave early Friday morning to drive to Rocky Mount to have my hair "done". Done means adding color, taking away gray and trimming. I need it all done. I have not found a new salon in Maine because I wanted my special person in North Carolina to do my hair for the wedding. After Friday I guess I will have to find someone up there.

After getting my new do, I am heading for Raleigh. Hopefully we can get Chris moved into the condo by mid day Saturday. I would like to have everything where it belongs before I pull out on Sunday morning. I have some great ideas for decorating the condo but most of it will have to wait until September when life slows down a little for me. I can't wait to get started.

Dick and Julianne are doing just fine without me up there. I am not sure they even want me to come home on Sunday. Dick said I could stay longer. But I am ready to go whether they want me or not.

Saturday is our 28th anniversary. Twenty eight years!!!!! It seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for our wedding.

I got an email today from a very special friend of mine requesting at least a small post to the blog.....I hope this will do the trick Jeannie! Sleep well! I miss you!

And not to leave out one of my favorite readers.....HEY DADDY!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!

I will try to do better. I promise.

I will talk to you later......Tootles!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I saw this over at Ambulance Drivers site so I stole it!!! HaHaHaHa!!! He thinks his was pretty accurate. Do you think mine is? I think it probably is!

Frannycakes --


A person who laughs at anything (even this entry)

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

Monday, June 4, 2007

Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

It is raining today in Maine and the temperature is 54 degrees. I am just a little chilled at home today. I wish I still had on my sexy flannel pj's! I could curl up on the couch and take a little snoozie. Of course I can take a little snoozie with my jeans on. But it would feel better with my pj's!

I have not been good at updating the blog. What is my problem? Well.......I wish I knew. I have had a lot on my mind. My beach trip is coming up and during that time we are closing on the condo. I have some good ideas about decorating it, but I have to put those on the back burner until after the wedding because of time. And of course the wedding....even though there are things that I can't do until closer to time, it is still on my mind. And I feel like I have discussed all these things many times, so surely you are bored with it all now. What? You want me to keep talking about everything? Really? Okay.....but you begged!!!

I will be heading down to God's Country either Friday or Saturday. Chris has a roommate now. Bummer. Now I can't hang around in my jammies and sleep in the spare bedroom. How inconsiderate of the apartment complex to put someone in there! So I am not sure if I will stop off there or go on to the beach. It sounds like it is going to be alot of fun at Virginia's house. Lots of girlie's......oh and John and Henry and maybe Jeb and maybe Chris for a couple of nights. Lots of good food too. Hmmmmmm.....will I be able to control myself? I am gonna try.

The condo closing is set for the following Friday. I am not sure if Chris is going to want to move in that weekend or the next. He is pretty sick of his apartment complex. So whatever he wants to do I will cooperate with. I need to go up in the attic and gather together things that I can take down there for the condo. Hopefully I will be able to get a bunch of stuff together. We surely have enough of extra junk to take!

I will be mailing out the invitations for the rehearsal dinner soon. Everything just seems like it is falling together. I know I am excited.

Sunday, Dick and Julianne drove over to the Appalachian Trail. Dick had bought a book on trails here in Maine and plotted out their trip on Saturday. Most people would have picked a nice, relatively level hike for their very first time ever hiking. But those of you who know Dick know he would never have done that. He picked a mountain to climb! He told me they would be back around 12. I started lunch at 11:30. At 1 he called. They were at the top and had to walk back. So they ended up getting home around 4:30. Dick could hardly walk. It is even worse today. He is living on Advil's. Everyone is laughing at him at work. I am laughing at him at home. And does anyone wonder why I would not go for a hike with him in the past? Julianne is doing problem. She is just tired.

I guess it time for me to update on the garden. My crops are doing well. The cherry tomatoes have taken the lead over the regular tomatoes. They have doubled in size. The herbs are looking healthy and I actually used some fresh basil in what I cooked yesterday. The bell peppers and sweet banana peppers are preparing to feel the masses. No sign of the peonies. I am afraid I will have to go to Lowes and ask for a refund. They were not cheap. Hopefully they will pop up soon. Cause winter is just around the corner. The iris' that the previous owners left out front are beautiful. At least they were until the rains came and beat down a few. The pansies I planted look good too. I had to put down some small containers of beer for the slugs. They took right to it! Each small cup I put out is loaded with slugs. I guess I will have to repeat it after the rain.

Weezie says was just a snore. But I am sure she would say hey if she was awake. I am pretty sure......

I will talk to you later......Tootles!