Yup, that's me all over...waaay behind...always with a great, big, fat excuse of why I am so behind.
*sigh* So I will get OFF my huge behind and catch up abit from being so behind. Hmpf.
Wow. I AM so behind posting and visiting. I guess I really do not have to explain to any of you...life has just been busy. Still, I miss visiting each of you and posting about life here at Rabbit Run. I do want to share a few photos from last weekend...it was a nice 2 days, busy but sweet.
One thing I am far too behind in doing is to give a bloggy shout out to our friend Janet!
She has been such a great friend, has a wonderful sense of humor and, well, she is just pretty
spiffy in every way. I am late in thanking her for the sweet birthday surprise she sent...
I love it! Thank you so much Janet. A real thank you will come soon, till then, know how much I appreciate your friendship. Oh, and your sense of humor. The card was a hoot and a holler.Last weekendAnd there is always the Moonlight BBQ, an Owensboro tradition, for dinner... House peeping is always a favorite past time...these are some of my favorites near Aunt E's neighborhood...
we visited our friends near Louisville, saw some of Bill's family in Owensboro and took a little side trip to French Lick, Indiana. Uh huh.
The birthplace of one Larry Joe Bird, my own personal basketball hero. *sigh* Oh yes. I was quite the Bird follower, followed the Boston Celtics of that era so closely that it was pitiful. Quite simply, the Boston Celtics were, and are, "the Franchise," Celtics Green is "the color," and the winking leprechaun that serves as the team's logo symbolizes five decades of NBA tradition. Like I said...pitiful huh?
Red Auerbach and Larry Bird
Some of my dearest memories of the 80s and 90s were of watching my guys play ball. Uh huh. MY guys. Parish, McHale, Johnson, Ainge, Bird...and Maxwell, Carr, Wedman, Archibald, Buckner, Henderson, Clark, Kite, Sichting, Carlisle, Williams, Robey, Ford, Walton and Thirdkill *deep breath*...I am probably forgetting a few from those years but an aging Mama hen does not always come up with all her sweet chick's names at once does she? The first time I saw them play, in person, we had court side seats in Washington DC. I thought I had died and gone to Hoop Heaven. Ask me about the dime I still owe Larry or my phone conversation with one Mr. Arnold "Red" Auerbach...or the time I sent boutonnieres for the coaching staff to wear at a game (Yes, I did, they did) Told ya I was pitiful didn't I? Ah but those were the years...huh? Oh, well, yes...I did get a bit sidetracked didn't I? Just the name French Lick brought back so many memories...*sigh* But I digress. Wow did I digress...let's get back to the weekend shall we...
On Friday we headed to our friends' home not too far from Louisville.Such a beautiful entrance drive... Their lovely home... Their home is so warm and pretty, their land just beautiful. We had such a good time seeing these special friends again and visiting with the precious non humans in the family... Horses aplenty...
Hannah and Shelby
Then it was off to Owensboro and a visit with Bill's Mom's family.
The weather was iffy so we did not make our usual visit to the city's riverfront. But they do have a nice art museum...
On Sunday we headed home via Indiana and the town of French Lick...don't worry. I won't regale you with any more Celtic/Larry Bird stories...*audible sigh heard across the land*...and stopped by the resort hotels. These lovely gems are amazing. If you ever find yourself in the area, do stop by. It is such a treat.
It took more than a decade and $350 million but the painstaking restoration of Old World artistry returned the former grandeur to this celebrated resort area - Old World yes but with modern flair. These gems once hosted the likes of Al Capone, The Marx brothers, the Kennedy clan and most every celebrity of the day. Now, all of us can visit this grand old dame.
Still not caught up blogging, way behind it seems...what to do, what to do. I know! I will leave again! Uh huh, we are heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow morning. Each year, just about this time, we meet the family who adopted Grace's Chinese bunk mate. We love this family and have such a good time with them and their girls. Grace starts getting excited about seeing them months ahead. We also hope to meet our sweet blogger friend Meggie! I will have lots of pictures to share and a few stories too I know...till then, please know how much each of you means to me and how much I care about you all.
Be good to yourselves, smile often and savor each moment.
Love and Hugs,