CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – BIKES AND MOTORCYCLES

Thirteen years ago, I got my motorcycle license. And it’s been that long since I nearly dropped the bike with me on it, and I never got on that horse again.  OK.  It was an adventure, but I’ll stick to riding shotgun, or whatever they call it when you’re the passenger enjoying the scenery as it flies by.

Jeff still likes to ride, so I’ll just hang on and sing a few bars of “Born to Be Wild” as the wind blows through my gray locks.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Bikes and Motorcycles…

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Jeff’s old Harley

Jeff in his element

Jeff in his element

Grandson in HIS element - chip off the old grandblock

Grandson in HIS element – chip off the old grandblock

This was a heart stopper.

This was a heart stopper.

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And just for a chuckle, for those of you who didn’t see this post, this was Jeff’s helmet and goggles, left out in the garage over the winter.  You’ve heard of “through the looking glass”?  Well this was “through the broken window”.  Apparently momma bird needed a place to build her nest.  We watched these critters hatch and fly away.  Needless to say, that helmet made it’s acquaintance with the trash.

AND TO LEAVE YOU WITH A FEW WORDS OF WISDOM…

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KICK IT INTO GEAR.  But first stop on over at Cee’s for more on Bikes and Motorcyles.  (you know the routine – click on the icon below)

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CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE 2015 WEEK #8

When I was a kid I would never let a single vegetable pass by my lips and into my tummy.  Things are different today.  Very different.  My dear sweet mom is amazed at the things I will cook, serve, AND EAT! She said I never ate an egg til I was 18.  I don’t remember, but I believe her.  Now I not only eat eggs in any way, shape, or form, but veggies are my side of choice when we go out to breakfast.

Last year was the Year of the Brussels Sprout. I wouldn’t even entertain chewing those things, but one day, after seeing them on a blog post, I had a change of heart. Jeff cooked them, I tried them, I loved them! Look at what I missed!  Time wasted!!

Yesterday Jeff and I took our usual Sunday road trip to a local diner and I ordered a five veggie omlette.  Not only were there five vegetables in that baby, but it came with a side of grilled zucchini instead of potatoes.  Don’t get me wrong.  I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE potatoes, but my hips don’t.  I use to be able to eat just about anything and still look like Twiggy, but something changed.  Go figure.

Funny thing was, our waitress asked the kitchen for a side of potatoes. So when I shyly mentioned the error and told her it was ok, she kindly brought me my veggie.

Well, not only did I love my zucchini, but IT LOVED ME BACK!  Look here.  Do you see it?

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Delicious, cheese covered greens.  And not only did they love me back.  They did it twice!

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This girl ate the zuke’s AND the spuds.  Twiggy be damned!

Click on the icon and stop by Cee’s  and EAT YOUR VEGGIES, KIDDIES.  YOU’LL LOVE THEM, AND THEY MIGHT LOVE YOU BACK!

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CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2015 WEEK #7

I know I haven’t been here for a while, so this #7 is probably more like número uno for me this year, but I saw a picture of a VW beetle and if you know anything about me you know I love VW bugs. and if you know anything else about me, you know I’m a nice person 😉 so  I wanted to share.

Fast forward to Which Way…

So we heard it was going to snow today.  But do we stay home? Of course not.  We HAD to go to Trader Joe’s because I HAD to have their coconut Greek yogurt.  Trader’s is about 25 minutes away so we detoured for breakfast and then off we went.

True to form, it snowed.  Traffic was stupid.  But I had my eye on the price.  Coconut Greek YOGURT!

The snow  didn’t really look like a big deal.

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After all, TJ’s had what I needed.

This is a really fun place to shop.  You get free coffee and can taste samples of yummy food, they’ve got a great selection of cards for A DOLLAR and the cashier’s wear Hawaiian shirts – ALL YEAR ROUND!)  The walls are decorated with fun, colorful pictures and it’s just a very cheerful shopping experience..  (Here’s where the VW comes in.)

This is the pic that makes me smile.

One if by land…

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(But if you’re into canoes…)

And two if by sea (or river, or lake, or…)

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So I grab up some coconut yogurt ( and mangoes and blackberries, sliced italian bread and chocolate covered raisins – all the essentials) then home again home again, jigging jig.

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Traffic seems to have died down.  I suppose yogurt is not a priority with some folks.

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CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE 2015 – WEEK 6

Well it’s been a heck of a couple of weeks.  Mom went from the nursing home, to the hospital, and back again.  She’s doing well (thanks, in case you’re asking 😉) but it’s been a hell of a roller coaster ride.  In between there and back, I had carpel tunnel surgery.  It’s put a crimp in my style – like I have one – but I’m coming along (thanks, in case you’re asking 😁)

It did supply me with a creepy odd ball photo for your viewing pleasure. (Or not 😫)

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It has also freed up some time for me to be bored out of my skull.  Good side is, I find that I can do more with my left hand than I thought.  I’ve also been meditating more along with a very cool app called Calm, and I’ve even gotten Jeff to join me.  Oh and Rocky too. He’s healing well from his cancer/amputation (thanks, in case your asking 😊🐶) and is meditating along with us.  No lie!  He lays down, breathes rhythmically, and when we’re done and the app is quiet,  he lifts his head. Come on! Really?  Yes.  Really.  Kind of odd.

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And not to leave one of my favorite oddities out, Abby’s back.  She’s dressed for all the predictions, but we have lucked out here, so far.  Jeff’s daughter lives in Massachusetts – 7 feet of snow and it’s not letting up!  Can you say “South Caroline here I come!” ? And north Jersey has gotten it’s share, but we are hanging in, much to Abby’s dismay I would imagine.  Don’t worry Abs ol’ girl.  The meteorologists can’t be wrong forever.  Or can they? 

Abby Abnormal - with her positive attitude.  Bring your sled and it will snow. ;-)

Abby Abnormal – with her positive attitude. Bring your sled and it will snow. 😉

Don’t give up the ship, Abs.

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CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE 2015 – WEEK 4

His mom says he’s a goof.  I say he’s an adorable odd ball.

And what’s more appropriate for an Odd Ball Challenge than a five year old odd ball of fire surrounded by colorful plastic balls in a giant ball pit.

Now, ladies and gentlemen,  find waldo…

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That one was a breeze.

Now this…ballpit 2

OK.  That wasn’t all that tough either.  Still, a little odd. Wouldn’t ya say?

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CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE 2015 – WEEK 2

Week two!?!? What happened to my week one!?!?  Time certainly do fly!

Anyway, there’s this new girl in town.  She is quite the partier and dresses for every occasion.  This was her New Year’s attire.  She was ringing it in in a jazzy fashion.  I’ve named her Abby.  After Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) of NCIS.  They are both funky and avante garde.  (And I’m betting Pauley is a partier too. )

My neighborhood Abby has another get up on this week, but I didn’t get a shot of that one yet.  So you might be seeing more of her as she tends to dress for the occasion.  I’ll let you know when she slips into something more comfortable.😉

Meet Abby…

Abby Abnormal

Abby Abnormal

Party hardy, girlfriend!

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CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 41

OK.  Who parks like this?  Just sayin’…

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NO!  Not me!!!
And what’s this doing on my windshield?!

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ICK! and YUCK!
And why isn’t this in my driveway?!

Maserati at the mall.

Maserati at the mall.

There’s a bow on it!  Hey!  Wait!  Maybe it WILL be in my driveway!

Yeah.  Right.  And the check’s in the mail.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK 48

BACK TO SHARE…

What are your favorite toppings on pizza?

No toppings, please.  Just plain and extremely hot!  I am such a pizza freak. I buy it and freeze it and it’s ALWAYS on hand!  A friend of mine turned me on to these pizza bags. Now life is perfect!

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I want to learn more about …

…how to worry less.  Meditation? Exercise? Positive Thinking? Mind Control? Hypnosis? Ahhhhhh! I’m worried I’ll never get it!

What are three places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

Charleston, SC. Nashville, TN. San Fransico, CA.

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?

I’m not a big fan of cakes and frosting.  I prefer snacking on chips and dip, cheese and crackers, dry Cheerios, and PIZZA!   All of these include a glass of wine.  Yes. Even the Cheerios.  😉

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week,  mom feeling way better and actually sitting up long enough for me to whoop her at cards. 😉 and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Putting up and decorating the tree with Jeff home from work – hopefully. 😍

This challenge is hosted by and linked to Cee’s blog.
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CEE’S ODD BALL CHALLENGE – WEEK 40

These are a few of the photos I figure fit the category.  Not too many posts they’d belong in, but Cee gives us a challenge where they can be displayed.  Some are cute, some are funny, some are just all about me.  And isn’t that what matters? 😉

Sit back, scroll, and smile. 😄

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WHILE STROLLING THROUGH THE PARK ONE DAY…

 

WHAT?

WHAT? WHO IS THAT MASKED MAN?

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THIS GUY SITS ON MY BED. ONE OF MANY IN MY COLLECTION. (cute, huh, Jo?)

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SHORTBREAD, DARK CHOCOLATE, AND SPRINKLES. How can you go wrong?

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – BARK OR LEAVES

I’m low on bark but long on leaves while walking through the park nearby that is blanketed in red and gold.  Each step I take makes a crispy, crunching sound.  Like something out of a horror movie. I even scared myself! You know, like when you’re watching something spooky, and you’re shouting to the TV.   “Don’t go in the basement!”  “Why would you follow the sound. RUN WHILE YOU CAN!” “DON’T OPEN THAT DOOR!”

Thank goodness it was so gorgeous or I might have had to turn around.  “NO! DONT LOOK BEHIND YOU!!!”

 

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WALK THIS WAY…

Knight Park, Collingswood, NJ Autumn, 2014

Knight Park, Collingswood, NJ Autumn, 2014

REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus

LONE LEAF

LONE LEAF

Don’t be afraid to take a long walk and breathe it all in. But before you do, drop by Cee’s challenge by clicking on the icon below.
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