Showing posts from January, 2020

Kobe Bryant's Legacy Will Live Forever

Kobe Bryant, basketball star, and his 13 year old daughter, Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, January 26th while traveling to Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy to coach a game. There are reports that 7 other people died in this crash as well. Kobe leaves behind a NBA legacy that will live forever. Kobe played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and was a star in high school basketball as well. In 1996, just out of high school, Kobe (age17) became the 13th overall draft pick and became a Charlotte Hornet, but Los Angeles had already worked a deal with Charlotte for Bryant to be traded and the rest is history, as the old saying goes. During his 1996-1997 rookie season, Bryant did not play as often as he would have liked but when he did he was the youngest player on the court. His second season with Los Angeles, he won the NBA Slam Dunk contest. Quickly Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal became one of the best pairs of players in the league. In Jan. 20

Home Show and A Few Ideas

Last week my daughter, my long time friend Pam, and I traveled to Indianapolis for the Indy Home Show. I always enjoy going to look at the home that is built inside the building just to see what the new décor and colors are for the upcoming year. Now, I never remodel each year, but I enjoy seeing what is hot so I will know if I want to add in some trendy pillows, curtains, etc. Most of the show is comprised of home remodeling services, heating and cooling companies, window companies, and others that want you to agree to let them give you an estimate on things that you will need completed on your home, but I go for the fun vendors- food, home décor, etc. Now I did find one booth that had some signs that I could not resist taking photos of, but I will say I did not purchase any. This one fit me perfectly. I am always telling my husband to tell people to leave his garage when it is closing time.  My husband used to race dirt track cars and so I knew he would find this one funny

Sat. 9

Go Where Baby Lives Welcome to Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!  Join us  here Go Where Baby Lives (1957) Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here .  1) The lyrics tell us that the girl of his dreams lives up on a hill. Is there a hill near your home? Or is the terrain pretty flat where you are?    * We have very large hills around us. The one on the backside of our property is tough to climb.  2) Another clue to her whereabouts is that she's about a mile from town. Will you be staying close to home this weekend

Surprise! It's A Party

Oh there is so much that I need to share with all of my friends here in Blogland and yet, I am so far behind in sharing my news. I will start with Saturday. ( Now, I really have news from each day since then, I believe. ) For years, I have mentioned to my children how I wish I would have had a wedding reception and a wedding cake. My husband is not a fan of such things and I don't think he would have ever danced at a reception or anything like that. I just have always thought that we missed out on a lot and I have always wanted a wedding cake of my own. I had also mentioned that for my 25th anniversary, it would be nice to have a small celebration. Well, our anniversary was Jan. 11th and it came and went with no cake and no real celebration, so I assumed that they had forgotten what I had said. Instead my oldest daughter had planned a surprise party for me. ( My husband knew about it the whole time. ) She had invited many of our friends and relatives for a party to help us cele