Saturday, March 31, 2007

KC in his walker


Printing off some pictures today to bring to Florida with us. This one was taken about an hour ago. KC spent the night at our house last night and we are meeting his parents in a couple of hours for an early supper. Looking forward to seeing the Uible clan in Florida soon.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Eggery and the weather in West Palm Beach

I had a very nice breakfast with Catherine, Gerry, Wendy Jean, Ken, Sarah (one of Ken's sisters), Katie (Sarah and Ken's niece) and KC this morning a The Eggery. The food was good and it is a very nice place - we went to the one at Camelback and Central. By the way, there was mention there that there is now (or coming soon) an Egg and I restaurant at 83rd and Union Hills. Both Katie and KC were very quiet.

Catherine and I discussed that they will be picking me up about 6:00 a.m. Monday to leave for Florida. That way I can clean out the kitty litter one last time before I leave (since the next change won't be until Wednesday mid-day).

The weather here is quite nice and looks like West Palm Beach will also be very nice next week - the link for the weather site that I use is here.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Anyone talk to Mom and Dad?

They called tonight and sounds like Dad is feeling better--has walked AND ridden his bike to the office and today worked in the yard he said.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Does she look like the Crowsons or the Uibles?


Top picture, taken after the concert when we went to Charlotte, NC.

Which side of the family does she look like? Can she touch her nose with her tongue like her Aunt's Roberta and Serena?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New User--Don

Hello, All!
I'm posting finally (via my brilliant wife) as I had trouble logging on before. I know I'm late with my vote for favorite reunion, but it was at Glacier National Park, in spite of the fact it was COLD when we were there. It sure was beautiful!

Car

I assume this is what Dad discussed
---Honda four door sedan with 34 mpg. I'm sure they are glad to be back home for awhile!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Who would have known?

PAINTED STREETS
Step into this South Florida town, and watch an art gallery appear beneath your feet.
On a sunny Saturday morning, the streets of Lake Worth, Florida, blossom in colors as bright as a garden. Hundreds of artists kneel with chalk in hand, sketching their entries for the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in February. Artists come from as far away as California to draw more than 240 paintings that are reproductions of classics that hang in museums. Many artists attend Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.
How long the art lasts depends on nature. Traffic takes its toll when the streets reopen--tires act like big erasers.
Excerpted from Southern Living Magazine.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

KC & his Great-Granddad


Here's KC and his great-grandfather at the folks new place in SCW, taken Saturday, March 10.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Jacks and ball


The picture of the ball and jacks caught my eye! Here is part of what the article with the picture said, "Get out the wooden tops, jacks and marbles - classic toys are finding new life as rehabilitation tools for seniors. In various nursing homes and senior centers on the East Coast, a new program, administered by the Teacher Place & Parent Resources in Burlington, Vermont, uses classic toys to improve memory and hand-eye coordination."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

World as Cloverleaf strange map


From Strange Maps Blog 030807
Heinrich Bunting (1545-1606) knew the world didn’t really look like this. There are enough maps in his works (such as Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae) to indicate he knew the continents had an irregular, and not a symbolic shape.
This particular map is a tribute to Buntings hometown Hanover, as the text above the map indicates: Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblatt welches ist der Stadt Hannover meines lieben Vaterlandes Wapen (‘The Whole World in a Cloverleaf, Which Is The Coat of Arms of Hannover, My Dear Fatherland’).
The map shows a world divided into three parts (Europe, Asia and Africa), connected at a single central point: Jerusalem. This is essentially still the same symbolic map of the world as the one first devised by Saint Isidore in the seventh century. Isidore’s ’T and O’-shaped map, itself inspired by Scripture, influenced Christian European mapmaking up until the age of discovery.
That age would be the one Bunting grew up in. He and his contemporaries were among the first generations of Europeans to know Isidore was wrong – but it’s almost impossible to resist imagining how this centuries-old archetype of a map took a while to be erased out of the common memory of cartographers.
Bunting’s map is nice in that it combine symbolism with realism: in the bottom left corner a piece of land is named America. Strange is that a similar detached piece of territory at the top of the map is labelled Denmark and Sweden. Bunting must have known that Denmark was contiguous with the European Continent…
Some named countries and places (not all are easily readable) on the three continents are, left to right:
Europe: Hispanien (Spain), Mailand (Milan), Welschland (Welsh? Walloon? Country), Frankreich (France), Lothringen (Lorraine), Roma (Rome), Deutschland (Germany), Ungarn (Hungary), Polen (Poland), Preussen (Prussia), Griechenland (Greece), Türken (Turks)
Africa: Lybia, Egypten, Morenland (Land of the Moors), Königreich Melinde (Kingdom of Melinde) , Caput Bonae Spes (Cape of Good Hope)
Asia: Siria, Arabia, Mesopotamia, Armenia, Chaldea, Persia, India

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Runs in the Family?

Returned to the allergist MD yesterday with Christian and think we have the answer to the nosebleeds that have plagued him for probably 7-8 years. They seem to ebb and flow (no pun intended) but are the worst in the winter/early Spring and in the heat of summer. Seasonal allergies combined with extremes in weather (which dry out the sinus cavities) seem to be the problem.

Brings to mind that I remember having alot of nosebleeds as a child but don't remember any rhyme or reason to them. Further, it might be helpful in our family history to track medical challenges that might be inherited whether nosebleeds or breast cancer or even heart related to be proactive and preventive for ourselves and future generations. I know we have discussed this before in passing but I did not keep a record of it. I would be glad to track this for future reference if family would like to email me (private--not blog related, necessarily).

With Mom and Dad both having blockages, etc., we need to be especially vigilant now with heart disease as well as cancer check-ups.

On a lighter note, Christian had baseball try-outs last night and we're looking forward to the beginning of little league in a few weeks. AND it is not too late if anyone would like to visit next week for the big St. Patrick's celebration in Dublin. The whole town turns out for the Pancake Dinner on Thursday night sponsored by the Exchange Club (similiar to Lions, etc) and then Saturday is the parade, crafts festival and many more activities. What airport would you like to utilize???
Did the picture CDs arrive in Phx yet?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

State Quiz

For those interested in US geography; try this quiz - State Quiz. Rather simplistic though.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

WENDY JEAN HAS NEWS!


Have you read Wendy Jean's big news?

Here is the link for her comment which has the actual news

Items from Uible photo album