Monday, June 24, 2013

Everything Old is New Again

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a pretty outdoorsy type girl. My husband and I have been talking about renewing our vows again. It's been 30 years. It's about time. It would be fun. Our first wedding was in a traditional church setting. It was beautiful, and it had all the trimmings including a pretty silk runner to walk down. I think this time though, I'd like an outdoor wedding. Something by the beach, or in the woods. For that, a sturdy, yet beautiful burlap aisle runner would be perfect. It would match the setting and be able to hold up to the more strenuous wear. I still have my old dress. I wonder if it would fit. I doubt it though. Perhaps its time for a new dress as well as a new setting.

Full Function Phones

I got a new phone the other day. I really missed my old smart phone. It wasn't one of the 'best' ones, but it suited me just fine. When the old one broke, I decided I didn't need all that stuff, so I just got a regular little flip phone that just dialed and texted, nothing fancy. It did its job, but you don't know how attached to the frills you are until you don't have them anymore. So I got a new LGL 55c. The same one I used to have. It has a touch screen and a slider keyboard for full qwerty typing. It's nice to have it all again.

Beach Music

While out on the water a few weeks ago we past by a spot where you could hear a live band playing from the shoreline restaurant bar and grill. It was quite an experience. Although the band was performing on an outside patio we could hear them as if we were sitting right beside them. It was the music that attracted us to the spot, and I'm glad it did because it's a really cool place with a beach to park on and jump out to grab a bite to eat or a cool drink, then listen to the music on the water. They must have had some serious amps to be heard so clearly. I don't know where that band gets its gear, but it must have had some really powerful stuff like the We even cruised by there this last weekend hoping to catch some tunes and maybe grab a bite to eat while on the water, but it was a rainy and gray, so maybe they decided not to have a live band. Hopefully next weekend, when it is supposed to be bright and shiny they'll be out again. This time we'll definately beach and enjoy the experience.

Water Cows?

Spent the day on the Illinois River on Saturday. We do that a lot, but this was the first time I ever saw this sight on the water.

Maybe they were lost and needed directions.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Anything Anywhere -- Almost

You know what I love about the internet? Anyone can do anything from anywhere and be everyplace all at once. Even with all of the technology though, there are some things you need specific to a location. You might be able to have a CPA anywhere in the world do your paperwork and accounting, but it is a lot more helpful if you have cpa do the work if you live in North Carolina so you can check in with them, see them personally and deliver important paperwork in a timely manner. Some things just do not transfer well to the cyber workspace. That doesn't mean you can't use that technology even when you have someone locally doing a job for you. You can still email correspondence, talk via Skype or other messengers, or leave comments on social media pages, but when it comes right down to it, having them close by makes it easier and more efficient.

Rain or Shine

This spring has been really wild here. Lots and lots of rain has made it difficult to pursue my favorite pastime of fishing/boating/kayaking, but I've managed to get it in whenever possible. Here are a few pictures of recent outings.