Saturday, September 26, 2009

September morn

My brother sent me this picture today to brag about the beautiful September mornings they have in Kansas. I have to admit that I missed Kansas when I saw this picture. I love Eastern Kansas. The rollings hills and the tall beautiful trees make my sould feel at ease. Every time that I go back and visit I am taken aback with the beauty of this part of the world. It still feels like home to me.

Do you have a place that you visit where you feel as comfortable as you do in your own home? Please share with us. What makes you love it so much?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday Quiz

This has been a wonderful week. We had three days of Dancing With The Stars and I loved every moment of it. I was pleasantly surprised by a few of the Stars first night dance. Donny, you did a good job. Kelly Osborne, you made me tear up, especially when you ran over to hug your dad.

Anyway, I started to think about who I would like to have be my dance partner. So I pose the question to you, my friend. Who do you want to be your dancing pro? Just in case you needed a reminder I have the professional dancers below.

Edyta Sliwinska

Louis Van Amstel

Alec Mazo

Anna Demidova

Mark Ballas

Lacey Schwimmer

Kym Johnson

Karina Smirnoff

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Anna Trebunksaya

Derek Hough
Jonathan Roberts
Tony Dovolani
Dmitry Chaplin
Chelsie Hightower
Cheryl Burke

Friday, September 18, 2009

Real Estate Friday

Yes, I love you Mr. Darcy. I truly do love you. I love your estate. We will spend afternoons walking to the fountain and enjoying the blooms in the garden. We will even venture to the outermost borders of our land all the while walking hand in hand enjoying the vastness of the estate. I love you Mr. Darcy.
All of this could be yours for just $6,941,695.00 (or 4.25 million British pounds). Here are some additional facts about this lovely home.

The estate on which Kinross House stands was originally owned by the Earls of Morton but in 1675 it was bought by Sir William Bruce, regarded as one of Scotland's most important architects. Kinross House is a classically elegant Palladian mansion, built by Sir William Bruce as his own house and is generally considered to be the most elegant and refined examples of his work. Kinross House represents one of the earliest of Scotland's country houses.

The formal gardens at Kinross House are a superb and most attractive feature of the property. They rank as one of the finest formal gardens in Scotland.

Between the gardens and loch is a useful field of pasture which extends to about 22 acres. It is suited for grazings by horses or other livestock. Either side of the drive are a variety of mature trees providing amenity, privacy and shelter and to the North of the house is a further wood through which there is a lovely walk down to the loch known as the 'Dark Walk'.

The buyer will be given the right to put two boats with outboard motors up to 6 horsepower on Loch Leven, to enable them to fish for Loch Leven's world renowned brown trout. Included is the site of the former boathouse (now demolished) beside Loch Leven.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sore Saturday

Why is it Sore Saturday? I'll tell you why. It was my first bike ride that went over 30 miles in one day. We rode 59.26 miles. Ouch!
And here is the evidence on my trusty Garmin. Check out the calories burned, 3171. Oh, yeah! It is steak & potatoes time at Carabbas. Then, a John Cole for dessert. No guilt!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Now My Vacation Begins

The kids are back in school. Hallelujah! Nothing could be better than enjoying the pool all by myself!