Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
My Sister in law and Fiance are home (From England ) for a couple of weeks.
So of course we had to do a little entertaining...Which thankfully provided a much needed break from the chaos we find ourselves in...
Easter Market ( * Yes again )
Golf for the guys.. Plymouth's Art in the Park for the gals..
and today swimming at Mike and Maria's and BBQ.
Not too shabby...
Hopefully Tomorrow alot of the painting will be complete...( Thank You Sweet Jesus ! )
Once I can get my house in order.. literally and figuratively.. I should feel alot better.
I also hope to post some of the highlights of the visit soon..
In the mean time I had to share this heart warming video ...
I could not believe my eyes ( and ears )
This was so touching.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Sooo… How arya?
It’s been been a bit since I touched base… but I can assure you.. I haven’t been sittin on my hands..
No Sireee Bob.
Right now we are smack dab in the middle of a mind altering project..
Stripping off wallpaper. (circa 1980)
It is by far one of the worst things I have had to endure in quite awhile.. * And I am not even doing the work!
I would have killed myself and taken someone with a long time ago if I had tried this one.
However… even standing by on the sidelines is proving to be very jarring on the nerves !
We bit the proverbial bullet and decided to let someone who knows what the heck they are doing … have at it.
Not only are we having those rooms that once had wall paper painted..
We are also sprucing up some of the other rooms that need it as well …
This whole thing is turning into so much more than we/I bargained for…UGH..
But The way I look at .. This situation is no different that Childbirth…
On the one had you are very excited about everything that is going to happen..
But you are also scared because you know it’s gonna hurt like hell.
On that note all I can say is…..*OUCH !
In the mean time we have been keeping busy with some other fun stuff as well..
This is what the sky looked like on the morning Mr R and I decided to go to Eastern Market..
It was kind of cool…
*Yes that is the sun..
We were so busy buying up the place … I didn’t get too many pictures in..
The next day…
Look at how his wife lovelying looks upon him..
The the fruit of her womb…
Speaking of fruit of the womb…
Here’s the little apple of my eye..
The nut that didn’t fall far from the tree..
SOMEONE… is so ready for cake!
Someone else is just ready for a shave.
the DFT ( Detroit Film Theatre )
Maria and I went to see a documentary called
Bill Cunningham is a 82 year old New York photojournalist who for decades has taken“Street” shots of New Yorkers and the fashion trends they inspire.
Bill the person.. however is what makes this movie special.. He is so inspiring.
Such a good movie!
While at this beautiful theatre we decided to get a few shots of the interior..
Today’s Movie Theatres can’t hold a candle to places like this
That is fo sho…
I mean…even the drinking fountain is a work of art !
We decided to head over to Royal Oak…
While the Shrine IS beautiful
My personal favorite is the much much smaller chapel next to the shrine..
About the size of a small garage.
I was told that because… the Eucurisht is always on display.. the Chapel is manned 24 hours a day.
I will have to look into that…
Once inside there are maybe a dozen old fashion benches with kneelers .. many religious statues and icons and perhaps most important.. Peace and Quiet… in the truest sense of the words.
Just outside the doors.. You will find Jesus.
This does not stop folks from stopping by for a visit.
But for the few peaceful moments spent ..
just wrappin with the Big Guy.
St Theresa would have been proud.
Last but certainly not least…
Was our Fourth of July invite to Mike and Maria’s..
Others of us met up later at their house for BBQ
Hot Dogs wrapped in Bacon.. why?. because you can..
Everyone had a great time..
But the time did finally come to say Thank You and…
Monday, July 4, 2011
Life is like Coffee Movie: * Click to view*