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Robert the Bear.
I thought of everything...Rattlesnakes, Reptiles (I accidentally deleted my zoo pics in the Sony), Recipes, Realtor, Rectangles, Redbloodcells,Relief (the first day of school is almost over for my kids)or (Relief they are back to school!), I'm sure your Relieved to know I'm not continuing with my Report, but I was thinking I should Review my Resolutions....does anyone really do that?
ANYWAY, this is perhaps a very important post, my dear readers.....
Please Roll up your sleeves, grab some boxes, order some pizza, lets get moving! Your dear Golden Oasis is MOVING! Please help me with the move by updating your Bloglines...I'm there and I'm still Golden Oasis...just as Blogspot. I don't have all the curtains up or the rugs rolled out, but I'm getting there! So my dear 17 subscribers...come for a visit! I promise to continue with my pictures and all the little creative things I come up with...and most of all the inspiration you guys give ME!!!!!
The exciting part......we truly are MOVING! My husband has orders and we will be moving March 2007. As a marketing ploy...I'll just say -you have to keep posted to the OTHER blog to find out where! ha,ha,ha
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My daughter was at her daily band camp at the high school and I had just exercised in the garage (my gym) I went outside to relax and have some water when I was stuck how beautiful it was...so after my shower my son and I were off to enjoy it! I have to re-visit this place at least twice a year. Cabrillo National Monument at Point Loma, CA (the point at the opening of the bay in San Diego) It was high tide so the 'tide-pools' gave a different perspective.
This old lighthouse is the first of 8 lighthouse built on the West Coast. I love the little bedroom inside the lighthouse...note the crochet work on the mantel and of course the quilt on the bed.
In another building is the Fresnel lens. There are six 'orders' (sizes) of Fresnel lens depending on the need of the lighthouse. This is something I didn't not know until yesterday. The joy of learning new things! Scroll into the Wikipedia section and it will give more details on this fascinating detail of lighthouses.
Afterward, we went to the SUB base, stopped by Subway (how appropriate, right?), and went to the end of the base and found a picnic table and we had a show. It was Monday, so work was in progress. The USS Nimitz cruised by...(aircraft carrier) for a week trip. We saw a Coast Guard ship leave and various helicopters and military planes were doing their thing as well as many sail boats. The security boats doing their training or maneuvers while the ships went safely out. Many people do not realize the change of port security after Sept. 11th...just sit in any major port and you will see the difference! In the background on the sub base was some indoor ammunition going off. This lunch was like sitting in a live movie theater! What a wonderful time my son and I had just sitting there enjoying our subs while enjoying and being thankful for all of those that are out there protecting our country and our ports!
For us to just sit at our colorful table peacefully and with ponder...was grand.
I learned how to quilt in 1993. I took a class making a block-a-session resulted the quilt under my desk tea pot! The yellow one with houses I struggled through...with all the little pieces and even at the end -I didn't not like it. However, I put it up on my office wall when I was working as a bookkeeping at a commercial real estate office in Florida- it fit right in!
The little bird house wall hanging is my favorite...it was my very first quilting class when I didn't even own a sewing machine (although I knew how to use one from my mom's) I did the small piece entirely by hand!
I do not pretend to know how to take pictures of these small quilts! Note: the quilt behind the house one is a queen size quilt of my own design waiting VERY patiently to be quilted! It's been almost four years... I feel like I've dropped out of the quilting realm. Although, I love anything about quilts...fabric is as addicting as yarn...tools (could actually be worse than knitting tools)..I feel passion there, but it's just hibernating. If only I had that craft room... it can be bulky to have everything around on top of table...where knitting and crocheting can be compact. See? THAT is why I need a craft room!
OK...so Pluto isn't a planet....oh shoot just mess up my place in this world! Something you are used to knowing since grade school...we were taught lies...I tell ya'! I love space, love NASA...but what is the point in this?
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine..Pickles (MVEMJSUNP for list of planets) ok, Pickles are out the window...
One thing that causes you to love your husband even more ...the following statement:
"You need a craft room...I'm gonna get you a house with a craft room"
Pattern: Canteen Bag design by Rachel Battaglia nissen Interweave Knits Fall 2005
Yarn: Lopi Reynolds color #0014 (forest green)100% Icelandic Wool & Cascade 220 #7824 (dark orange)100% Peruvian highland wool
Needles: Clover Bamboo Size 11 29" circular & size 10 1/2 double-pointed needles
I waited in line for FIFTY (50) minutes ...with rude kids trying to cut in line and then when I let it be know to one 'boy' and his friends...how long I've been in this line...he said with his snotty voice I've been here too...I said, "No you haven't" his response, "ohhh, weelll" I did everything to avoid saying to him, "It's not 'oh well', it's yes ma'am" then had to endure the HUGE sunglass wearing (you know the Hollywood type with rhinestones that takes up half the face) talking so EVERYONE can hear them, "LIKE, Oh my gaawg..."------it was a VERY long 50 minutes for THIS:
The lady behind me said to the boy that persisted to try to over step us, "Oh hon, you know you weren't in this line and I'm not letting you in, so go find a friend" Where does he go...UP the line and cuts in...of course other people don't have the guts to say anything to this 'too big for his britches' boy and his friends......It's going to take me another 50 minutes to answer this rainbow bull****... welcome to high school. CA is very beautiful, but it can be very rude. Just recently we were at a local restaurant...where most people have quiet conversations among themselves quietly...well, a younger girl was just talking like she was in her own house, asking the guy (who was on a cell phone) what the caller had said...talking as loud as if she was at a party. I don't know... perhaps experiencing many parts of the country ..my thoughts on what's acceptable and what's not- is different.
Wouldn't you know it? When Typepad is being fast..my battery is dead! I can't show you the 'Golden Tumbleweeds of Hair' that I am about to clean up! Granted, I do a great job at housecleaning, but if I go over my three day limit with this Golden...since we live with our windows open with small fans placed just right to blow in the cooler air actual long hair that comes off of her...rolls up into tight little rolls along the carpet looking either like tumbleweeds or those rolled hay-bales you see out West! It's actually kind of humorous!
There is some hot weather on the way, so my husband got the approval to get a window AC unit. I think it was very courageous of a young lady from our Navy housing to call Channel 10 news and let them feel what it felt like in our houses during that heat wave!!!....the pressure was on for the civilian company that manages our housing to lift the rule that AC units are only allowed if you have an Exceptional Family Member (medical and authorized in person's service record.....which requires future orders to be only to places that have the proper medical facilities, etc....as I understand it) 90 degrees in a house isn't healthy for ANYONE let alone people who do indeed have medical problem! I didn't even THINK of calling the news! Kudos to her for getting something done about this! Now, it's the issue of being able to actually find one in the stores!
This is a book that I finished reading aloud to my children! Yes, my children are not little babies, but they enjoyed listening to my different intonations throughout while reading about poor Pinocchio antics and choices!
I love older books and this series of classic children stories has a copyright of 1947. I have the whole series, I believe. Now, Brother, to avoid a sibling fight in cyberspace...I don't remember when I was given these, but they are yours and has your name inscribed in all. If it's any consolation....your nephew is getting use of them :)
Now....to leave you with a "P" of a special kind! Yours truly..drinking out of a "P"ickle jar! (actually it was a relish jar) My daughter thought it would be neat if I posted this...so on her request...no makeup, no attempt at the hair...just me during one of those ultra hot days chillin' with some iced coffee (used Splenda) in a jar that I was saving for a future first attempt at glass painting...we'll see, so here is your "P"J!
(please don't click) ok... yea, right! that's like putting a sign "Wet Paint"...of course your going to touch to see if it's really wet...com' on.... Just to note my daughter also thinks it's 'ghetto' to drink out of a relish jar...he-he) ..but when it's 90 inside...you drink out of anything you can find!!!!!!