Saturday, November 29, 2008

One good thing about Cold Weather.......

The Kudzu dies.....

This picture shows the kudzu alive.....because I am too lazy to take a picture of dead kudzu.

And the only thing uglier than alive kudzu is dead kudzu....

( If you are talking about kudzu that is... because there is stuff uglier than kudzu...)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Flash Back Friday...

If this post finds you filled up to your eyeballs with Turkey....
Pockets Empty from shopping...
and ready for a break from it all.....

I thought I would share a short favorite post from a find back in May.

So HERE it Is........

"Lucky Dogs = Lucky People"

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am thankful....

I am thankful for a house over my head...

(even if it has a huge hole in the middle bedroom floor)

A Wonderful and Healthy family....Helpful Friends....Food to eat...
Clothes to wear....A loving husband...A smart dog....


for all the 'net friends I have made through this little blog.....

I wish you all a Great Thanksgiving.

And ........ by the way...........

I like the cranberry sauce that is shaped like the can........

I does looks weird.....
and I tried to like the other....
I tried to change the family tradition....
I tried........
To be a Cranberry Sauce Snob.....
but I just really like what I call
Turkey Jelly the best
and the noise it makes when it releases from the can
makes me laugh a little.

What is your cranberry sauce of choice?
There is a whole series of food shaped like the can.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Larry over at Simpson's Folly tagged me over a week ago asking for 7 book facts about me.

Since I have been short on time lately........I am cheating.

If I say that I am that really cheating since at this point ya'll all know that I am cheating? And since this really is not a test or taxes I guess it just really would not be cheating at all, anyway........

A few months back I posted a little synopsis of some of the books around ThirteenEleven. I grew up in a book family. My father's library (an enclosed garage) was piled high with books. Row after row, shelf after shelf, pile after pile. Books...Books...Books.... So.......Of course there are just a couple of books around ThirteenEleven.

The book that I am currently reading is Tom Franklin's Smonk.

Tom writes about the area in South Alabama where my grandfather's grandfather settled....."back in the day." ( I borrowed the book from Papa Joe...Thank you)

CLICK HERE. If you missed the first post on "Oh....All those Books...."

And if you wanna play this tag....consider yourself tagged and post about your books or 7 book facts about you.

Also make sure you check out Simpson's Folly, where you can read all about Larry and Annette's adventure in fixin' up their Edwardian Foursquare in Kansas.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Won't You Be My neighbor?

Would you be mine?

(two doors down)

Could you be mine?

(National Register)

I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.
So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?

All of these beauties are 4 sale with in walking distance of ThirteenEleven.

I bake good pies, even if I don't have kitchen cabinets. I give away garden veggies. I have pretty flowers, but my lawn guy doesn't like to do lawns, so sometimes we have tall grass.
( He also kills lawn mowers. We went through 3 this season. Another post, another day.)

This earworm of a song goes out to..........Renovation Therapy. You'll thank me later.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Walk: Open House...

I saw the open house sign and I had to go since.....

I love this house. Remember. (click)

Original Fireplaces....check....

original windows and staircases.....check.

original built-ins.....check.

original butler's pantry.....check.....

What the heck did they do to this KITCHEN....... YIKES........
OK......It doesn't looks so bad in this picture, but in the space it did not fit this house, and was poorly finished.

And they did it to the bathrooms too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What's been going on...

Just a quick update on some of the things going on around ThirteenEleven.

Basically we are getting ready for our first frost and winter.
Last week we had a couple of very cool days and a threat of frost.

We harvested the rest of the tomatoes, eggplant and okra.
Now my window sills are full of green tomatoes.
We turned the garden spot and planted collard, turnip and mustard greens.

I cut all the Zinnias and made an arrangement I could enjoy inside.

We have been caulking, filling holes, and making sure the heat is in working order. I bought a carbon monoxide detector, which I should have had last year.... oops......

I have been very busy with work, which is good. Meetings every Tuesday and Thursday with a client for a huge project that will be installed in March. With two hour meetings twice a week, I find that the rest of the time is spend recovering from meetings and getting ready for meetings.

I am very thankful every day that I am busy.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Warm Colorful Day....

Golden and red trees
Nod to the soft breezem
As it whispers, "Winter is near;"

And the brown nuts fall
At the wind's loud call,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Good-by, sweet flowers!
Through bright Summer hours
You have filled our hearts with cheer
We shall miss you so,
And yet you must go,

For this is the Fall of the year.

Now the days grow cold,
As the year grows old,
And the meadows are brown and sere;

Brave robin redbreast
Has gone from his nest,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Verse from
A Fall Song
by Ellen Field

Photos from yesterdays walk.