After the week we’ve had here, nothing would make me happier than to be sitting on one of these, iced tea in one hand, a good book in the other.  Come ooooooon summer!

“D” is for DECK

Our little deck at our little house at the Jersey Shore.

Our little deck at our little house at the Jersey Shore.


Our deck here at home.

Either will do nicely.

Click here A-Z Frizz challenge to get to frizz’s blog and see more on his “D” challenge.


Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending quiet time alone?

I definitely recharge better alone.  I don’t have friends.  (A slight exaggeration but not too far off) When Jeff’s not away with work, we gallivant which tires me out more than charges me up. So ALONE, sitting at my desk, on my electronic equipment.

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What is the most number of blankets you’ve ever had on your bed?

I think three.  And I have been known to go to sleep with p.j.’s AND a robe.  Sexy, huh? (No photo. Say thank you. 😉 )

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?

I’d go and pretend I’m a paparazzi.  Yeah, that’s it!  I could pull that off.  Seriously?  No, I’d stay home and chew nails before I attended a party with people I never met.

Do you like talking to people on the phone? Or do you prefer voice mail or email?

Voice mail, email, text, western union, morse code – these are my communication of choice.  I could use that introverted poster on Cee’s blog to hang in my house.  See answer to question number 1. 😉

Click on this cute little icon  share-your-world2 and Share Your World @ Cee’s.


“Earth laughs in flowers”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don’t keep flowers in your house, you might want to think about it.  I’ve always had plants, but lately I’ve been keeping flowers in our bedroom.  They are the first thing I see when I get up, and if Earth laughs in flowers, well, flowers make me smile – every morning.

Stop off and smell the roses at Jake’s blog by clicking on the icon below.  And smile. 🙂



I suppose this is the obvious, but it was too dang cute to not use.  I’m guessing I won’t have the only tree photo in this challenge, but I’m betting on this one being one of  the cutest. (OK.  I may be a little bit biased.  I think my little charge is adorable.)



Click here to visit Ailsa’s challenge @ wheresmybackpack.


Michele W. @ WordPress has suggested the topic of “juxtaposition” for this week’s photo challenge.  The word itself, I’m sorry to say, leads me to compare my first language – English – with my command of the language – needs work.  I’m not sure I really have the concept of juxtaposition down, but maybe you can tell me.

Here’s what I came up with.

Metal posters displayed one next to the other for your viewing pleasure and to entice you to pick and choose.


Bright Light exhibit at the Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ.  A place where kids can experience science and nature and the wonders of the imagination. (Don’t think I didn’t participate!)

And last, but most certainly not least, me comparing myself to a new acquaintance, to see how successful my weight loss efforts have been.


Now you tell me?  Juxtaposition or just jibberish?

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