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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Now In S. Calif.

We arrived at son's house safely. Traffic was terrible along I5 with all the vacationers returning home. Whew.... and had a fire along the fireway which slowed us down. Seven hours from SF area to inland area of S. Calif.

I'll download some more pix and post them later tonight or tomorrow. This is part of pix I have from daughter's back yard. I'm gonna talk her out of some more stuff when I go back. Hah. I can see some things I already want for my back patio and front porch.

Back porch/deck
Window in kitchen looking over back yard.

Another look at back shelving for her pots.

Another rose bush in front yard.

Isn't this rose gorgeous?!?!

Another gorgeous rose.

Can you believe this is a geranium? It is.

An Award From Char!

Okay, it's monday the 7th and just getting back to finishing this. My picks are: Fitty, Cathy, Deb, Judy, Mary, Katie, and Elizabeth. Check out these "neato" blogs, my little blogging buddies! They are so cute.

The rules for receiving this award are:1) Put the logo on your blog.2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4) Add links to those blogs on yours.5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I've just received this award from Char of Someplace In Thyme. Thank you, my sweet thyme chick!! How absolutely wonderful of her. I've never received an award and I echo Char's sentiments! But sweetpea, never give up!! Just keep blogging even if it's for just you. It satisfies a need within me to blog. I suppose I'm making an impression on some people with the comments I get and they are most gracious. I'll finish this up this afternoon with the requirements because Love Bunny is standing over me saying "let's go!!" So we have the drive down I5 to Riverside and Moreno Valley to see the other kids and grandkids. Plans have changed so many times in the last couple of days I've just told him to tell me when to seat this little bum in the car and point me in the right direction. Ta ta for now, sweet bloggers. I have some pictures for you toOOooOOoo!!!! Oh my, wait till you see Nan's house....... Tease, tease, tease........and wait till you see what I'm steali...........uhhhh, helping her to de-stash from her house!!! ;-)

In California Now!!

As most of you may know we headed down to California friday in the car. I really love the car ride through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and into N. California and I ain't flyin' anymore, my sweet chicks!!! Nuuuuuuuuuu way!! The drive is pretty much desert till after Reno and then we start seeing some trees. I'm not going to bore you with a lot of pix but the first pix below is how deserted the freeway was on the 4th. Pretty fast going the whole way!! The 2nd pix is of the Altamont going into the Oakland/SF area and to me is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. It just reminds me of the goodnes and beauty of God's creations. Plus it means we're almost home. Well, to our "other" home - daughter's house! Hah! However, when we return home I just may have to strap the Love Bunny to the roof of the car and tell him NOT to smile or his teeth will be...........well, you know! Because of all the good deals I found while thrifting with daughter saturday it may just fill the trunk and back seat! Look down............

Daughter's house with about 100 rose bushes in the front yard!

These are just a few of some of her roses.

I didn't even have to leave her shed to get my first load of goodies, sweet ladies!! Wooooohooooo!!! I confiscated these 2 little french wire baskets and that little 3 drawer chest she keeps the large outdoor towels in. FREE!!

Okay, I'll go take some more pix of what else I got today out thriftin' and post them the next day. I'm sooooo excited I'm doing the happy-thriftin'-chick dance! Squeeeeeealin' with delight!!!!