Monday, November 29, 2010

I have hung all the Calender Girls throughout the house. I put out an Angel and Candle rings yesterday getting ready for Christmas.
The first thing I did was take the autumn arrangement off the dining room table and put a Madonna with flowers and added red candle rings for the center piece.
These little figures are the only items except candle rings that I have put on the side board.
These are the candle rings around the candles in the back of the living room.
Since I am the one and only one who decorates the house and outside, I thought I would do a little less this year. I know when I get started I might get carried away but as of this moment it will not be decorated as much as usual. REASON- I am also the one and only one who will put it away until next year. Whew.
Thanksgiving came and went in a flurry of turkey feathers. Or at least it seems that way. We had ten around our table this year and would have more but my SIL was checking on her Mother in Alabama who had been taken to the hospital. She is now out of the hospital but still having some problems. It would be nice if all of yawl would put Betty in your prayers.
I still had blooming geraniums on the porch on Thanksgiving day as the weather had been unusually warm. Then the bottom dropped out that evening and we got below freezing the next few nights. It was rather pleasant yesterday at 59 so Prince, Maggie and I took a stroll down to the white barn.
I enjoy football but after back to back to back ball games, I began to get confused and I really get lost when Prince would flip from one game to another. I really think the best play was there was 6 seconds on the clock before half time and Arkansas threw a touchdown. So if the boys of fall think they do not have enough time, they should remember it only takes six seconds. Also, we sat by the fire downstairs and when I get still and warm, yep, I fall asleep.
The kitty justice is that your Thanksgiving holiday was one without kat fuzzies.

Friday, November 19, 2010

After the Thanksgiving holidays. I wish yawl a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Please remember to give Thanks for our soldiers. Ft. Campbell has lost 12 soldiers in the last month. That means 12 tables will have an empty seat this Thanksgiving therefore, be thankful if all your seats at the Thanksgiving table are full.
The kitty justice is that we should at all times and all places give thanks to God .

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The day we had a widdle bit of rain and the wind did blow. During a brief respite from the rain, I braved the outside world and took these photos from east to west.
The road in the middle is a street in one of the many subdivisions which have sprung up since Prince and I were married. The street is much wider than the main road, Poplar Creek.
More sky when the leaves leave their summer nest and fall to earth to make a winter blanket.
Oh I forgot, no winter blanket here, since Prince has the goat.
The kitty justice is why do we think we need to move all the leaves? God's plan was better and a whole lot less work.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It was less than twelve inches when we picked it up from Cousin Susan along with another one the same size. Prince planted this one in front of the house. The other one he put across the drive way near the horse block. Unfortunately, one of nephew's friend ran that one over. Prince usually does not get upset but that time he was very annoyed.
Cousin Susan owned Glen Leven and had a HUGE ginkgo tree in her yard. Prince always admired it so one year she dug up two little saplings for him. She always had a soft spot for Prince. He was prouder than a dog off his chain when she gave him those two tiny trees.
I love the shape of the individual leaves. I think the fairies must use them to fan themselves during the warm weather.
The kitty justice did the leaf shape come first or the butterfly?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kitty and Little Brother. I am the middle button.
Little Brother and Big Sis. We got together for a sibling day and this was the first one in 2010. With Little Brothers work schedule it is hard to get us all together. He had taken a week off last week to go hunting. But one day he devoted to his sisters. We met at Demo in Lebanon and they had the special of the day but I had grilled chicken with a salad and green beans. Still trying to keep my blood sugar numbers down. After the meal, I took them on a scenic ride in Mz Merlot #5 or if I get in a hurry I can just call her M5. It was a beautiful day and got rather warm for November (note he is in short sleeves) I thought the saying on his shirt was cute . The Kitty Justice is we kids had a wonderful visit with each other. Mom and Dad must have been smiling down on us.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

As I was water plants a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the buds on our Christmas Cactus. It never blooms a Christmas but I should rename it as our Thanksgiving Cactus. But, when that day comes, I bet all the blooms will have fallen off so maybe, I should call her an In Between Cactus. No matter when it blooms it sure is pretty to me.
Each spring I put her out front in the corner and then clean her up and put her in the den in the fall. When she starts to bud, she gets to come upstairs and make the entrance a happy place.
The kitty justice is she is just my choice of COLOR.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Several trees have lost their leaves but some are hanging on due to this unusual warm weather. We will get in the seventies again today. Back to a summer hat per Prince.

A close up of the maple tree which suffered damage in the ice storm years ago.
A close up of Jackson's Hill and note how muted the colors are this year. Last year was a vibrant year for color.



Shadows are getting longer now that winter is suppose to be around the corner. The kitty justice is the temperature does not reflect the same as the shadows.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

On September 4Th at the Hurt reunion were several large posters and photos of Great Uncle Elihu's service in the first world war.
The following 2 photos are of his equipment that he carried. He never got married and Gran Dot took care of him in his later years. Thus, Cousin Bill has all of this history to share with us.


I hope you can see his initials that he scratched on his canteen in the photo below.




This is the Big boat that took him to war. World War I seems to hold only a paragraph to the books written about WWII, therefore, I wanted to mention those veterans of WWI today, but we should honor all who have served and to provide us with the life we enjoy in America.


On a lighter note, can you believe these flowers are still blooming on the back porch and we have had several nights below freezing. However, the last few days we have hit the seventies here.
The Kitty Justice is to wave and Thank a Veteran today.





Monday, November 08, 2010

Darrell's quick wit came up with this saying one race day and now it is a standard statement for the races to be started with if Darrell is one of the analyst.
When Puppy was 5 and I was driving the 86 Honda Prelude, I went to have service done in the old building of the dealership and there in the middle of the floor was the Western Auto race car.
I took Puppy back the next day for a "Darrell Waltrip Day". He got to sit in the race car and have his picture taken and the gentlemen who worked there were so nice to a little boy. One took his name and address and gave it to Darrell Waltrip and he sent Puppy an autograph photo and a letter. At that time you could not buy replicas or shirts at the dealership but off the square in Franklin was a Nascar shop which we visited after Puppy got to sit in the car and we bought Darrell Waltrip cars and other things to finish off our Darrell Waltrip Day.
Darrell Waltrip does not only do small things such as sign photos for small kids but he does lots of things for charity and his community.
The kitty justice if you wish you can go to his home for a weekly Bible study and you do not even need an invitation.
Tennessee is full of really "GOOD GUYS" however, the press only showcases the bad ones. The kitty justice is this is the Media at its worse.

Friday, November 05, 2010

These are the racing suits that Darrell Waltrip has displayed. The next two photos are also of his racing suits.


The next three photos are of the car which Darrell won the Daytona 500. We were told that this car would soon go to a museum. Glad we got the photos while it was on display.






Nascar fans are very loyal to the products that sponsor their favorite driver. I have been a Tide user for years. The sponsor know that if they have a winning driver and a likable one that all the fans will go out and buy the products. Oh, did I mention I use Dawn also.
I do not buy Pepsi products and those in the know will understand. I would rather drink a coke.
The kitty justice if you offer me a Pepsi, I will politely decline and ask for a glass of water.



Thursday, November 04, 2010

This is one of the posters on the wall at the Darrell Waltrip Honda dealership in Franklin, Tennessee. It shows the cars and the years he drove them. The images of him are not very flattering because if you google him you can see he is a much better looking man than these images.
1989 Daytona trophy. Does anyone remember Darrell's dance that day? The next 4 photos are some of the trophies you can see at his dealership.




I will try to give a little background of the driver, Darrell Waltrip. He was born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky. But Tennessee claims him as one of the best assets of the state. As a Nascar driver he won three Winston Cup Championships in 1981,1982 and 1985. He had 59 career pole positions and 84 wins in Winston Cup races. His biggest win was in 1989 the Daytona 500. To those who do not know, Daytona 500 is like the super bowl of racing. In the 70's he was not liked by most of Nascar fans but they got over that and he won the most popular driver in 1989 and 1990. I love when the Nascar races are on Fox because you get to be entertained by the colorful commentary of Darrell Waltrip. He not only has the quick wit and charm but the knowledge to inform the audience.
The kitty justice is I have not been fortunate enough to meet him, but those who have will tell you he is a genuine nice fellow.




Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Here I come.The color is Cherry Red. My Halloween Treat.
Here I go. I think she looks good coming or going. It rides like a big car but drives like a small car. Leave it to the Japanese to provide such an illusion. Actually it was assembled in Lincoln, Alabama. I have been waiting for her to tell me her name but I think my Alabama Nephew must have been given a hint as he suggested "Merlot."
I apologized to the Silver Bullet for putting her outside and thanked her for the many safe and comfortable trips she has provided. She is a very important tool of my past therefore, I will let my Prince decide what to do with her as I do not have the heart to sell her.

The Kitty Justice is this Tennessee Volunteer (Big Orange) does not fear a color close to Crimson.(Alabama Red)
Those of you who do not know about the SEC, might not understand the rivalry.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Maggie trying to figure out what we two legged animals are saying. Most of the time that is whatwe Americans are trying to do when politicians speak.
Seeds on my pink dogwood look like red stars. Stars should remind you of stripes and stripes should remind you of "Stars and Stripes" and that should remind you to VOTE.
When I turned over my calender today the verse was from 2Chronicles 7:14 NIV.
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
I think that says it all about a day we Americans pick new leaders for the coming years.
The kitty justice is that if you do not VOTE today, then you are part of the problem but if you are ignorant of the facts then go ahead and stay away from the voting booth.