Thursday, September 22, 2011

Life goes on.... Nashville 3 Blind Mice Show

It's hard to believe that so much time has slipped by since the last time I blogged. It's been a sad year - my mother died suddenly on Feb. 16, and my dad's health has been up and down. We have managed a few happy times in between the sad ones. As he puts it, we've been "motoring about the countryside" in his convertible, and we've been able to spend some happy times with his brother and family. I also adopted a new baby named Albert - what a terror he can be, but so sweet too!  He teases the other cats mercilessly and has been known to wrap himself around the dog's hind leg.  Rosie doesn't even try to shake him off.   I was able to attend the Three Blind Mice Miniature Show here in Nashville and came home with several treasures. It was a well-attended show, so I'm hopeful it will return to Nashville next year. A few pictures....

Maria in her newly found hiding place

Baby Albert
Albert - He thinks my leather recliner is his.

1:12 scale Roger Gutheil chair - another treasure from the miniature show

Friday, January 21, 2011

What I'm Reading

My sister asked for Merry Hall for Christmas, so I gave it to her and borrowed it to read.  ;-)  Beverley Nichols has written many books, and this the first of his second trilogy - am I confusing you?  Anyway, it's hilarious.  It's set in post WWII England, and is the story of his experiences restoring the garden of an old estate he's just purchased.  I've ordered books 2 and 3 for myself...

The other book I've just finished is Jeanne M. Dams' latest Dorothy Martin mystery. These are set in England in the present day. She is also working on a series of Hilda Johansson mysteries, set in South Bend, IN around the turn of the twentieth century.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Car!

This is my newest toy!  A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air in a beautiful turquoise blue.  It's 1:12 scale and came from the Danbury Mint.  I haven't had the courage to try putting the top up yet - I'm so afraid I'll break it!  I'll take some better pictures in a day or two, in the daylight, but here I'm trying to show off the lights that actually work.  The headlights switch from high to low beams with a dimmer switch on the floor.  Pressing the brake pedal turns on the brake lights - what a concept!  :-)