Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Our oldest son is turning 40 on May 31st. Tomorrow he'll arrive from Austin and the family will get together and celebrate his birthday a little early.
Then we leave on Monday for a week in Florida. Jim and I will enjoy a few days rest and then I'll be attending the Fire Flies Convention while he rests for a few more days.
I'll see you all when I get back.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I thought this looked pretty with the white picket fence...
Lots of pretty pink blooms...
And this Oleander survived the storm although a lot of others didn't and have already been replaced.
And really no pink here either, but don't you think it's neat the way they built the fence around the tree?
Bare with me pink people...no pink here either and this home wasn't even on the home tour. I just thought it would be so much fun to live in an old firehouse and had to take a picture. (I wonder if there's still a pole?)
And this was my favorite home on the tour. I know the picture is a little dark, but I really liked it and could actually picture myself living here. It's the 1904 Youens Home at 1512 Rosenberg. (Again, no pink...sorry.)
And now for the Galveston update. I'm happy to say that things have greatly improved since my last visit. It's now almost 8 months since the storm and things are looking a whole lot better. More and more business are opened. Along the Strand there are now more businesses opened than closed. There are still a lot of homes that appear to be abandoned or repairs have just recently begun.
And we still saw some of this, but not along the main streets any more. This was in some of the back alleys behind the homes.
But there are a lot of things that have returned to normal on the island too.
Some of the off shore oil rigs were in for repairs...
And one of our favorite eating places was opened again and we were able to eat outside on the dock overlooking the tall ship Elissa.
If you go back and read my earlier Galveston Island post you will see that things have greatly improved in the last eight months. Galveston is coming back!
For more information on Pink Saturday and to see a list of this week's participants click on the Pink Saturday logo on my sidebar. That will take you to Beverly's blog. Thank you Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I feel like I really need a break. Visiting him is depressing for me, but we're the only family he has here and so I have to go. When I don't go I feel guilty. I even feel guilty when I wish I didn't have to go. I love my father, but my father is already gone.
Yesterday he was sitting on the front porch when I arrived. I had gone by McDonald's and picked up a vanilla shake for him. He seemed to enjoy it, but didn't say more than a few words. I sat in the rocking chair next to him and we both rocked for a while. As I was ready to leave he looked up at me and said, "I'll miss you." I walked to the car and cried. That's because I already miss him.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Pink footballs...what more could we ask for?
How about DeMeco Ryan's jersey in pink? DeMeco is a middle linebacker and I love to watch him play.
Or a Mario Williams jersey in white with pink numbers? (Yikes...I think I saw an $83 price tag!) Mario is a Defensive End and another player I really enjoy watching on the field. He was the very first player chosen in the 2006 draft by the Houston Texans. It has turned out to be a very good decision and Mario played in the 2009 Pro Bowl this past February.
And look at this...they had a silent auction and you could bid on a pink package that included all the pink items in the picture above.