Friday, February 27, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 34 - This Week In Photos

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Spotted this cute snowman in Cloverdale while picking the boys up from school this week...

Now for some Willy Nilly pics that happened this week:

This sweet boy turned 4 on the 22nd...Happy Birthday Ozzy!!

Waiting for the train to go by...

Ozzy was in the backseat but noticed this cute dog ahead...watched as they turned onto the freeway...

Had to take my vehicle in for service this week...

Another few inches of snow arrived Wed night/Thurs morning...enough for the schools to call a snow day!

Now it is your turn! Post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Have fun and have a great weekend!!

While you are here, will you please take a moment to vote for me?!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence @ The Neighbors This Morning

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Somewhere downtown Raleigh...hope you are not feeling under the weather! Linking with Signs, Signs

Woke up to this scene this morning:
...a little peek over into the neighbor's yard...just a couple of inches...on top of that big snow from last week! Linking with Good Fences

Please vote for me!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dog Walking or Dognapping?

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Pearisburg...some of you might recognize the location with the plaque on the wall from my post HERE

More snow on the way for us tonight. They are calling for 2-4 inches but say it could be more ha...I say bring it! Although I have to take my vehicle in to be serviced shortly. Hope I will have it back before the snow starts!

Sorry I've been scarce...I WILL visit!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Old Tree

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"Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me because when you touch these trees, you have such a sense of the passage of time, of history. It's like you're touching the essence, the very substance of life." Kim Novak

Friday, February 20, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 33 - Snowed In

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School was already closed Monday and Tuesday for President's Day and conferences but we ended up with snow days for Wed, Thurs and Friday. I'm going to take the boys to Greenridge to swim for a couple of hours. They also want to play some basketball in the gym. I do have to say that their website is terrible. Very confusing for people, non-members, trying to find out the hours for the indoor pool and the basketball court and rates...keep it simple. I don't know about you but I hate having to spend too much time on a website just to find out the basics.

Now that that is off my chest, time for some Willy Nilly's!

1) Yes, we ended up with about a foot or so of snow which basically shut us down BUT now looking at the forecast, we may get more on Saturday...right now it is saying 100% chance of snow/sleet and 3-7 inches...I know I wanted winter and snow but ok, I'm done...I have to take my vehicle in for a few things this week! Stop already!!

2) Grey's Anatomy? Who watches? Ashlyn got me hooked...we started watching on Netflix and now I can't get enough.

3) I made Creole Chicken W/Kale this week and it was super yummy...I used boneless/skinless chicken breast and for the creole seasoning, my grocery store, Kroger, sells their own brand so I just used that...have to say the kale was the star!

4) Watched St. Vincent which was good, but sad...who expects to cry during a Melissa McCarthy movie? Not I.

5) Also watched Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day ...super cute...made me laugh!

Now it is your 5 randoms, link back and visit others....oh, and have a super weekend!!

One more thing before you go! Will you please vote for me? You can vote once a day and they do make you register by just entering your email and a password...I guess that is just to keep you from voting more than once daily! Thank you!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence (or two)

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Brookside Par 3 Golf Course . 6303 Williamson Road . Roanoke
Like the sign says, since husband took this with his phone for me...I've always liked this sign....linking with Signs, Signs

In the midst of our snowstorm on and tomorrow we are having record breaking lows...they say it hasn't been this cold since the 1800's! Wow, crazy! School has been cancelled...right now it is a balmy 5 degrees with a high of 11...thankful we are tucked inside! Linking with Good Fences

And....can I bug you to vote for me again please! Even if you have already voted, you can vote once a day ;)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow Day

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It happened! It snowed! It started snowing Monday and must have snowed all day and night. We ended up with about a foot. We were already out of school Monday and Tuesday but today is a real bonafide snow day!
It's been a while since Ozzy has seen snow...he's wondering what it is I think...He gets hyper in the snow!

I'm happy now and we can now move forward to spring ;)

Please vote for me! Voting is open till March 6th (I think!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rubbish Tuesday - Andrew Johnston House

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Andrew Johnston House . Pearisburg

Terrible photo but I wanted to show you the house since it was in the mural from yesterday. We pulled up and noticed the house would be open for tours in about an hour. I got out to walk around and take some pics when Nick said "Let's just go see something else and come back when it opens." I only snapped this ONE terrible picture before leaving and then we never made it back. Nick was in a hurry to go see Dismal Falls that I showed you HERE ....anyways, this house was built in 1829 and is the oldest brick house in Giles County...For more info on the house Click Here ...linking with Rubbish Tuesday .....oh, we got our snow yesterday/last night...about a foot of it! Finally!

Oh, and can you vote for me again today?!! Please!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Murals - Pearisburg Vignettes

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South Main Street . Downtown Pearisburg

Completed in 2009 by artist Jane Bode, these murals depict the history of Pearisburg and surrounding Giles County.

The panels feature early settlers crossing the New River on what was known as Snidow's Ferry...the Andrew Johnson house, built in 1829, still standing today (I'll show you a picture of that tomorrow)...and the old Savoy Hotel as it looked in 1920...the hotel was demolished in the early 60's

Linking with Monday Murals

It is snowing here in Virginia. A lot!

Can I ask you a huge favor?! Will you click this link and vote for me please? Pretty please with sugar on top?!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 32 Valentine Edition

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Century Park Plaza . Downtown Roanoke

Gonna be waking up to some very cold temps in the morning. Sub-zero wind chills...wooo-wie! There's also talk of an actual possible snow storm on Wednesday. Yes, I said snow storm!

Ok, now some Valentine Willy Nilly time!

1) 7 Ways To Use Your Dog To Flirt

2) 7 Things All Couples Do In Cars

3) Vintage Cleveland Couples

4) Haha...I LOVE Ellen!


Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Now it's your turn, post 5 randoms, link up and visit others!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence Somewhere in Old Virginny

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Williamson Road . Roanoke

I admit it, I love Arby's. I know it's not cool to admit to ever eating at a fast food place but I do love me some Arby's. And I do love this vintage sign! I remember as a kid going to Arby's with my mom to pick up my dad's lunch. He was in the Navy and we'd run it over to him somewhere on base...32nd Street, San Diego. I'm a purist when it comes to Arby's...a regular roast beef sandwich, lots of Arby's sauce and potato cakes...yum! Linking with Signs, Signs

Can't remember where this is exactly but it's pretty much a familiar scene anywhere around here! Linking with Good Fences

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roanoke Sister City Sculptures

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Century Park Plaza . Downtown Roanoke

The sculptures were created by Mimi Babe Harris and Donna Essig in 2004 as a tribute to each of our seven sister cities, and are part of the City of Roanoke's public art collection.

Roanoke Sister Cities:

Wonju, Korea
Kisumu, Kenya
Pskov, Russia
Florianòpolis, Brazil
Opole, Poland
Lijiang, China
Saint-Lô, France

For more info on Roanoke's Sister Cities, visit HERE

By the way, the old fire station from yesterday is right across the street from here :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rubbish Tuesday - Fire Station No. 1

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13 East Church Avenue . Roanoke

Built in 1906, modeled after Philadelphia's Independance Hall, Fire Station No. 1 served as one of the longest continuously running fire stations in the state of Virginia running from 1907 through 2007. For more info, CLICK HERE
Linking to Roan's Rubbish Tuesday

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Murals - Rails and Trails

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On the corner of Wenonah Avenue and Tazewell Street in Pearisburg. Artist "Brick" Marunich

Too bad they decided to hang this ugly ad over the top of it. Tacky, tacky, tacky!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was gorgeous here. Like spring! Nick was out of town and I took the boys to the rodeo Saturday night then we went and hung out downtown yesterday...just so pretty out!

Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, February 6, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 31 - Bistro d' OC - Weekend Reflections

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Bistro d'OC . 518 10th Street . NW . DC

Looking through my archives I noticed this with Ford's Theatre in the reflection and thought it was apropos since I talked about Ford's this week! Visit the Bistro HERE although it says the website is currently down. Linking with Weekend Reflections

Willy-Nilly time:

1) I've been a terrible blogging buddy. I mean to visit all of you, just time is getting away from me. I swear that they are lying about there being 24 hours in a day.

2) I found this neat blog about vintage cookbooks/recipes. I LOVE old cookbooks! Check it out Cookbook Love

3) I'm bummed. For B and D's birthday present I had planned on taking them to see the Harlem Globetrotters this month. I was also going to get them a special pass for 30 minutes of court time with the players. Just discovered that they (Braden and Dalton) have their last game on the same night....glad Nick hadn't purchased the tickets yet...back to the drawing board. I did get them some Google Play cards on their B-Day just so they would have something until the game...thinking I'll just give them some moolah and take them to the mall for a shopping spree now that the Globetrotter thing fell through. Dang!

4) So since we can't have snow here, I'm ready for spring...and this weekend is looking to be GORGEOUS!

5) What do you think of THIS ? Designer babies? It's kind of scary to me but then I remember being freaked out when they first cloned a sheep....remember Dolly ? We are living in the future afterall.

Now it is your turn! Post 5 random things, ANYTHIMG at all, well as long as it's clean ;) here, visit others and have fun! And honestly, I appreciate each and every one of you for linking! Sooooo sorry it has taken me so long these past couple of weeks to get back for a visit! But THANK YOU!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . Arlington

If you ever get the chance to see this, do it. For more information on the Tomb Guards visit Society of the Honor Guard

Linking with Good Fences with TexWis

Veterans Parking @ the Botetourt Sports Complex. These parking spots are new here. Nice idea. For more info on Veterans Parking Click Here Linking with Signs, Signs

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Behind Ford's Theatre

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This is the alley behind Ford's Theatre where John Wilkes Booth made his escape. I've shown you Ford's Theatre HERE

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rubbish Tuesday - Washington's Tomb

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For more info on Washington's Tomb CLICK HERE
Linking with Roan's Rubbish Tuesday

You know how I said we might get some snow Sunday? Well, we didn't. Still NO SNOW! We are waiting for our turn!

...these little cuties turned 13 did that happen?!