Friday, November 30, 2007

MORE DECORATIONS. Our front door. I usually add different picks etc to the wreaths each year. I got the white poinsettia string and wove it into the green garland and added the gold balls this year. The gold bells on the lights were my Mother's and she would put them up in the windows and plug them in. I do not light them up as they are over forty years old and I wish to keep them in as good a shape as possible so I can put them out each year in her memory. She loved Christmas.
Prince located this old seeder in a gully on the farm. I think it is beautiful and has lots of character. This is the first year I have decorated it and we had gotten some rope lights but I could not figure out how to make it look nice so I abandon the idea of lights.

Mother liked to stick Christmas decoration in the ground and again the tree and reindeer were hers and they are beginning to wear and fade BUT I put them out anyway along with candy canes.

I had an extra red bow so waste not, I tied it to the old bell. Frank (our friend and farm tenant for over forty years) and I poured the concrete and built the bell tower. He took a boom on the tractor and hung the bell.




The front of the Log Cabin which sits next to our house. Lots of people have lived here and Prince and I started our married life here. After Puppy was born, we lived over two more years here. Puppy's baby bed was in one corner and our bed another in the middle section.




A full view of the cabin. It has three levels and lots more room than you can tell when you first see it. If you look close, you can see that the basement extends out pass the back of the upper levels. Down in the basement is the living area, dining area, bath and kitchen. There is a concrete porch at the back of the kitchen and it is a nice place to sit and drink coffee and watch the world come alive.
As I was taking pictures, Maggie ran off which is not like her. I spent over an hour looking for her and calling her name. By this time my whole body ached so I hobbled back up the drive to be greeted by Maggie. She stood up from her favorite area of the yard, near the bench under the pin oak tree and watched me hobbled up the drive. As I rounded the curve she figured that out it was me and came running. I was near tears so I was happy to see her.
The Kitty Justice is to aways check to see if she has circled back and gotten under the box woods to dig to China. There are TWO GIANT HOLES under the boxwood right at the front door. I did not have the energy to cover them up so guess what I will be doing today.





Thursday, November 29, 2007

WISHING FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS.
THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS ALTHOUGH I WISH THE DECORATIONS THAT I PUT OUT YESTERDAY IT WOULD SNOW ON THEM.


I put out more decorations yesterday but have not taken a picture yet. However, the last picture is the way it looks. Sunny and cool. Yesterday we reached 68 degrees which was a prefect time to decorate outside.

Today the wind is blowing but still the sun is out to fool you and when you step outside any loose clothing goes whipping in the breeze. It is to be a 46 degrees today. So glad I got out yesterday and did what little I could to make it appear we have Christmas Cheer.

My big wind chime on the bottom porch has a deep constant ring. The whirley gig looks like a giant cork screw and the wind mills is turning so fast it appears to be solid.

My shamrocks in previous blog look so bad that they have been taken to the basement today and I brought up some more decorations to put in that corner. I am trying not to go over board but it seems when I get started I just keep dragging items out to put here or there.

I brought up the Nativity Scene which is really old and put it in the dining room for Mimi to arrange the figures after I brave the elements and go pick up some pine straw to put in the manger.

The Kitty Justice is that decorating for Christmas is like a snowball heading DOWNHILL.



Monday, November 26, 2007

MORE UNION STATION. LOOK UP FROM OUR TABLE AND SEE THE CHANDELIER.

LOOK AHEAD AND SEE THE CHANDELIERS IN THE MIRROR WITH THE UNENDING EDGES.

LOOK DOWN AND SEE THE CUTE SALT AND PEPPERS ON THE TABLE.

LOOK I GOT OUR TABLE WITHOUT ANY OF THE PEOPLE. THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE FIREPLACE AND KITTY SAT ON THE END AWAY FROM THE FLAMES.




LOOK AT ONE OF THE PRETTY WINDOWS WE GOT TO SIT BENEATH.




LOOK AT THE OTHER PRETTY WINDOW.




LOOK THIS MEETING ROOM ACROSS FROM OUR RESTAURANT WITH A FIREPLACE WITHOUT A FIRE. SAME BEAUTIFUL STAIN GLASS WINDOWS AS OURS.




LOOK THE WAITING AREA AND IT IS THE SAME AS THE ONE BEFORE ON THE OTHER POST. KNOXIE IS SPEAKING WITH MZ FIRE.




LOOK THE FRONT DINING ROOM. THE WINDOWS LOOK OUT UPON THE BUSY STREET.


LOOK THIS SIDE OF THE ROOM IS A MIRROR TO THE OTHER SIDE.


LOOK UP TO SEE THE TOPS OF THE COLUMNS AND THE ORNATE WORK.





LOOK UP AT THE BEAUTIFUL ORNATE TOPS OF THE ROUND COLUMNS.


LOOK , A CLOSER VIEW OF THE SCONCE ON THE WALL.


LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STAIRCASE. WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOUCHED THAT RAIL AND POST.




LOOK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRCASE AND AGAIN WONDER HOW MANY HAVE WATCHED THEIR LOVED ONES COME DOWN TO THEM.






LOOK AT THE STAIRCASE AND THE ROOM WHERE FOR DECADES PEOPLE HAVE MET ONE ANOTHER. DECORATION HAVE CHANGED BUT THE BUILDING HAS STAYED THE SAME.


LOOK UP TO THE STAIN GLASS AND THE HEAVENLY LIGHT SHINING DOWN UPON US.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THE UNION STATION HAS LOTS OF STORIES FROM YEARS PAST AND NOW WE HAVE ONE MORE.
















Sunday, November 18, 2007



Thanks Mary for the above.

The actual date is December 7th. We celebrated November 17th as that is when we could get tickets to Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Prince picked the date December 7th so he could remember it. Ha ha like I would let him forget our Anniversary.

The Kitty Justice is I have such nice friends to share my happiness with.






















VIEWS FROM INSTEAD THE UNION STATION IN NASHVILLE. IT IS NOW A HOTEL AND YOU CAN GOOGLE "UNION STATION NASHVILLE " AND SEE THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. I DID NOT GET A PICTURE OF THE OUTSIDE BECAUSE YOU CAN VALET PARK FOR FREE WHEN YOU GO TO THE RESTAURANT.
It was November's Art Venture luncheon on Friday. I will have more later but do not know when I will get it done.
Thanksgiving week is upon us and I feel like a race car driving with Robert Frost problems. Hectic lives we lead.
I am a home body and love just hanging around the house but also love adventures too but not so many at one time. In the last six days I have been downtown three times and almost there twice to the doctors offices. One is on 19Th avenue and the other is in the heart of Belle Meade.
Prince and I celebrated our 22ND Anniversary early by going to a symphony at the new symphony call last evening. You can Google it at "Schermerhorn Symphony Center". Prince helped put the phone system in as it was being built over a year and a half ago.
First we had to check his on call schedule and then we had to try and locate an event with two good seats left. Therefore, we ending up celebrating a little less than a month early. But it was great as I said more later.
I gotta run and get more things done.
The Kitty Justice is me PAWS are tarred and I have lots of runnin' left to do. Why oh, why does Robert Frost keep playing in me fuzzy head?






Friday, November 16, 2007

COLOR AT LAST BUT NOT AS VIVID AS PREVIOUS YEARS. PRINCE WENT RIDING ON HIS FOUR WHEELER AND TOOK PICTURES. TURKEYS AND THE HOME PLACE.
GOING DOWN THE HILL ON THE OLD ROAD TO THE FARM HOUSE.
NEXT A VIEW UP THE VALLEY TO THE POND WHICH IS ONLY A PUDDLE NOW. GOOD THING WE DO NOT HAVE CATTLE ANYMORE.
CLOSE UP VIEW OF A GOLDEN TREE BEHIND THE WHITE BARN.
A VIEW FROM THE OLD ROAD LOOKING DOWN TOWARD THE FARM HOUSE.







JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD LOOKING DOWN THE VALLEY TO THE FARM HOUSE.





A VIEW FROM THE FARM HOUSE LOOKING DOWN TOWARD THE GARDEN AND RED BARN.






ANOTHER VIEW OF THE TREES BEHIND THE WHITE BARN.







TREES BEHIND THE LOG CABIN.








A VIEW FROM THE PORCH.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT WE FINALLY GOT SOME COLOR A MONTH LATER THAN USUAL AND NOT AS VIVID BUT IT CAME AT LAST.










Thursday, November 15, 2007

PART II OF MY GRAND JURY ADVENTURE IN PICTURES LOOKING BACK AT THE JOHN BIRCH BUILDING WHILE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION.
MONUMENT TO OUR FALLEN POLICEMEN WHICH IS IN FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION.


THE COURT HOUSE AS I STOOD TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MONUMENT.



GO AROUND THE RIGHT OF THE COURT HOUSE AND LOOK UP AND YOU SEE THE FOUNTAIN. YOU GO UP AND ENJOY THE SPLATTER OF WATER AND THE SILENCE OF JUSTICE.




LOOKING DOWN THE PLAZA YOU CAN SEE ANOTHER TWIN FOUNTAIN OF THE FIRST ONE YOU DISCOVER. THE CUMBERLAND RIVER IS ON THE OTHER SIDE.





WE ARE LOOKING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AND YOU CAN SEE THE STADIUM IN THE BACKGROUND. THIS AREA WAS A PARKING LOT THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE.





ANOTHER FOUNTAIN AND THIS IS MUCH NICER THAN A PARKING LOT.








MOVING FURTHER TO THE RIGHT YOU CAN SEE THE "BULLET" SHAPE SKYSCRAPER INBETWEEN THE BUILDINGS.







A LITTLE FURTHER OVER BEFORE YOU GO DOWN THE STEPS.











THIS WAS DOWN THE STEPS AND SHOWED THE PRETTY FALL TREES. HOPE YOU CAN SEE IT AS ALL I SEE IS A RED X.








AT THE CORNER AND THE CROSS WALK OVER TO THE GARAGE AND THE MEAN ATTENDANT. SORRY, SHE WAS ONLY DOING HER JOB.











AGAIN THE FOUNTAIN AND CAN'T YOU JUST SEE HOW IT WOULD BE SPECTACULAR AT NIGHT WITH THE LIGHTS SHINING UPON THE WATER.




Got home on Tuesday just in time to take Mimi to the doctor. I had called his nurse and told her about two episodes in the last month and he wanted to check her out. Of course, she said she was fine and did not need to go.



Dr. H said I was to continue checking her blood pressure and if she had another episode, we needed to discontinue the night time blood pressure meds. After that if she had another, she would have to wear a heart monitor for awhile. As for the second episode, he congratulated me on knowing what to do and he gave me the name and number of a vein specialist.


It late afternoon by the time we got home so I marked it on the chauk board of my mind to call the specialist TOMORROW. Ah, Mz Scarlett.


I called the specialist on Wednesday morning and spoke to the nurse as per instructed and gave the speech Dr. H said to say and they wanted to see her today at 1:10. I mentaly did quick math and knew she should be through with the hair dresser by then so I accepted the time.


While Mimi was getting her hair done, I took the opportunty to go to Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up some new towels for her. Also, I went to the bank for her and then I did something for me. I checked out the 75 per cent sale at Dillards, an anchor store that is closing in our mall. I found some shoes and it reminded me of days gone by. I like so many women love shoes and have this thing that I cannot buy just one pair of shoes. So I got three pair for less than what I would pay for one pair. I was HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY.


I picked Mimi up and we set out to locate the doctors office. We found it with an hour to spare, so we headed over to a little resturant called "The Picnic" and had a bite of lunch.


We were so lucky that when we got back to the doctor office we got the position on the pole. For those who are not race car enthusist that is the first position. While we were there it came a gulley washer and it also hailed some. The weather had made the traffic lights go out so we kept turning right until we could head home.


She has to wear these hose which she opted for the knee highs for three months and then we go back to see him. Then if surgery is necessary, it will be scheduled at that time. The Dr. suggested we fold a quilt and put it under her feet as she sleeps at night.


This morning was the first time to put on the hose. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE. I felt as if I had been running up hill for days but I finally got them on her. I called the nurse and wanted to know the secret and then I wanted to ask why the heck did you not tell me this yesterday.


The Kitty Justice is life throws you a curve ball and sometimes it is in the form of HOSE.