Saturday, November 28, 2009

D at the petting zoo

Just a little Dylan the zoo in Phoenix this week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009



For those who may read my blog and are not facebookers........well, this
is Abby our new grandog. Matt got her last Friday at a rescue near his
home and she is a purebred Rottweiller. She is about 7 months old and
is a very sweet, nice dog. She spent Thanksgiving with us today and
I have to say she's even well mannered already. She sits when Matt
tells her to, shakes and can even chase a frisbee pretty well. I have
to say that both of my kids love animals and I know they got it from me!
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22nd


It's hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving and we're enjoying indian summer today.
It was a day of sunshine streaming into the house to enjoy. Getting my holiday outside
ready. Golf one last 18 holes for Mark. We are blessed today from start to finish!
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Brooke is 1


Happy Birthday today to the youngest of the Wild cousins, Brooke.
At one end of the spectrum with the oldest is Lindsay at 30. I'm
only guessing but Brooke may be the last in a line of 14 grandchildren
of Ed and Kathleen Wild. And they would be so proud of each and every
one them.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2010 Car of the Year


On the day I picked up my new car Motor Trend named the Fusion "Car of the Year".
It has been well over 25 years since I've had a "car" and it's going to take some
getting used to. But it's got alot of bells and whistles so I figure it'll be
rather painless. Thanks to my wonderful husband for getting it for me and thanks
to his brother Dave for putting a dent in the payment for us!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

1st time around

My awful flu of 3 weeks ago turned out to not be the flu at all. Turns out my appendix went south on me and ruptured and I've been carrying on with life since.
This past Sunday I had a similarly painful nite and decided this was definately
not the flu. I called the doctor and went in to see him on Wednesay. He ordered
blood work and a CT scan which I had Friday. They admitted me and waited to see
what the surgeon who accepted my case wanted to do. He wanted to put me on megadosage of antibiotics (875) to clear up the infection/inflammation before going in and cutting me and risking sepsis. Thank you very much! Anyway it seems I'll be having this out in the next 10 days sometime and it'll be my first time (other than childbirth) in the hospital. I consider myself lucky!

Friday, November 13, 2009

D 1


Dearest Dylan,

Today is your first birthday and on it Grampa and Nana want you to know the joy
you've brought us both. It's unlike any we've had in our lives before.
This time around we can simply enjoy each and every little change and
accomplishment and marvel at the endearing personality traits we see
emerging in you. We love your sweet nature and ready smiles, your love
for reading and seeking out the small details in everything you touch.

This past year has been one of renew enthusiam for life for us due to having
you in it. To know that we will live on in you is a gift we don't take
lightly. So Dylan James Kohler, on this your 1st birthday we wish you the
happiest of days and hope for you another exciting year of wonder to come.

All of our love,
Nana and Grampa
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Randy


Today is my baby brother's birthday. For all his very human faults he has many
virtues as well. His wonderful sense of humor, willingness to do anything for
you without a second thought being just a couple of those. I love each of my
brothers without reserve and "in spite of" many things as I'm am sure they do me.
So today I wish Randy a Happy Birthday and know that I love you!
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Unexpected Op's


While you can always shoot the buildings and views one might "expect", what your eye finds
interesting is quite another thing. In a place this big you'll always find things that are unexpected
and maybe only unusual and unique to yourself. Nonetheless, sometimes they are your best shots.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Gastronomic Chicago


To say that Chicago has a few good restaurants is an understatement. There are numerous wonderful
choices to be had in this city. French country, Italian, seafood, Brazilian, new age Mexican fushion
were a few experienced by our group. Soaking in the atmosphere of each was almost as wonderful as
experiencing the fare. Yes, Chicago can hold it's own in the culinary department.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chicago Images Buildings


Last month we were able to go to Chicago for a few days. It's been some time since I've been
there and I've made a vow to go more often. It's a very vibrant and alive place with much to
delight the eye. The buildings and architecture being only one aspect I found fascinating.
The next few posts I'll share a few more images of why I found it so interesting. I'm sure
I've only scratched the surface too.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Retirement II

After much thought I've decided to leave my little part time "retirement" job at Baskets in the Belfry. So as of Christmas I will no longer be part of work scene.
I've made this choice for several personal reasons and the list of which is important only to myself. I will miss Polly and Pat and all the other women I've had the chance to work with over the several years there. I will also miss the
creative outlet it afforded me. On the other hand, I've managed to stay creative in other faucets of my life and will continue to do so.
The peace of mind in even making this decision has already made the choice the right one. Life is short and if you don't believe me, wait til you are my age. You'll spend your time not looking back with regret but forward with anticipation of getting the most out of each good day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

High the on Window list


I love to photograph windows for some reason. Some for whats behind the window,
some for the reflection in the window, some for appreciatian for the artfully displayed
"stuff" and some like this one just for the "art" of window. This one completely wins
on many counts. I'm in love with it!
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