Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
As I was reading the comments on an article in today's Athens Banner-Herald, I had an earth shattering revelation. (which, from this paper, is extremely rare!)
Remember this song?
Yankee Doodle went to town,
Riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.
Macaroni actually has a meaning!! Did you know that? I thought it was used just because it rhymed with pony.
Back to the paper - there was a discussion of the definition of a hipster, which led to a declaration that a hipster is a modern day macaroni.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Mama McDonald has decided retirement is the perfect time to take down the red barn. Now that they have the garage built, they don't need it for storage, and it will open up the view from the kitchen window.
While there is a lot going on, it's nothing that I think is worth posting . Marc and I have work, work, work. (UGA will have a very busy August and September and in our respective areas, we are trying to get the planning complete.)
But we are all well, happy and healthy.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
She kept her bows in for over an hour - it was a record!
Check out her ear - the one on your left. It was stuck like that for a few minutes. And instead of being good doggie-parents and fixing it, we got out the camera, took pictures and laughed.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
It wasn't the guy's fault and he felt terrible, so we didn't make a big deal out of the accident. But Marc was not thrilled to have to eat (and walk out of the restaurant in front of people) in that state.
So he had an Irish Wake. It made the accident a little easier to handle!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Once we got down to Pensacola, the girls were stinky. So we decided to give them a bath. This was a little different, though. Instead of in my bathtub, we were outside in the back yard. Can't you see the joy on their faces? :-)
Lullabelle actually got a bath twice in two days. The second came after she had the most fun ever in her doggie life. I had not felt well that day (I took a pain killer on an empty stomach and paid for it all day) and I was laying down. When I got up, I went to check on the dogs in the backyard and got a surprise.
See, the LaMottes have a fenced-in back yard and the dogs just love to be out there without their leashes. And we can leave them out there alone and not worry about them getting out. Sandy rolls in the grass and basks in the sun, while LB sniffs the smells and chases squirrels.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Marc ran into them before the fireworks in Pensacola and introduced them to me. It was amusing to see how much of an influence Marc had on these two young adults, and it was quite obvious how much they cared for Marc and how much he cared for them. William will be heading to Afghanistan and while Marc wished him all the best, I could tell that he was really concerned for his well being.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Actually, the McMottes celebrated on the correct day in Pensacola. We went down for a visit with Marc's family over the long weekend. And I bought a new camera - woohoo! It's really nice, but now I have to figure out how to use all the bells and whistles. Here are a few of the pictures I took.
Thursday, July 2, 2009