Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Think about it...

Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million.
Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reducedtheir intake of meat by 10%: 100 million.
Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 80....
Percentage of oats grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 95.
How frequently a child dies as a result of malnutrition: every 2.3 seconds.
Pounds of potatoes that can be grown on an acre: 40,000.
Pounds of beef produced on an acre: 250.
Percentage of U.S. farmland devoted to beef production: 56.
Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce a pound of beef: 16.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankful that today is last day of hunting season...

Interested in seeing photos of beautiful deer, but running through the woods, not dead with someone standing over them all proud as if killing a defenseless animal is some accomplishment.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

makes you think....

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We all have so much to be thankful for.......... well.......... except for the turkeys I guess. :(

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Biggest Holiday of the Year!!

It's Ava's Birthday!!!! She is four today, what a big girl :-) Her deer friends were just here for cake and ice cream, a/k/a apples, and she was oh, such a great hostess.... Happy Birthday to the light of my life!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

congratulations tony stewart!!

Went back in the archives to find this pic on Tony Stewart's bus with Tony and the guys from Diamond Rio at the Rock & Roll 400 a few years ago at Charlotte.

Incredible day, got to go to the driver's meeting, behind stage when Diamond Rio sang National Anthem - whole thing. I even have lug nuts from Tony's car :-) Thank goodness for memories because nothing that exciting happens anymore.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Danforth Decorating

Thinking a lot about what to do at Danforth this year, want different - thinking lots of white.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance. ~Author Unknown

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Danforth has been closed for the last few days and Alyssa and I worked constantly to make a bunch of quick changes and improvements and plans - Ava was right there the whole time, I left her for 3 minutes one time in the room alone and this is what I found when I returned.... what did I expect with her new treats there?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Patience Ava...

Be vewy vewy quiet and he might not notice you....

Sunday, November 13, 2011

20 years without a hamburger...

20 years ago tonight JB and I were celebrating his birthday gambling in the Bahamas when we got on a cold streak at blackjack so went into the theater and saw City Slickers. After seeing that movie, starting that very moment, I never ate red meat again, poor little Norman and his family and friends. Never again.


Just a few seconds of peace - the iphone movement results from Ava pulling on me to keep walking.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Eagle Lake

Mom, Ava, Mulligan and I are getting in as many miles as we can on Carriage Roads before snow, even though it is COLD. Checked the south side of Eagle Lake off the list today.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My date tonight... very sad.

I have been so looking forward to dinner at Side Street tonight with my friends, the Costons and one of Erica's pomegranate martinis. Alas, it appears that since I can hardly turn my head and my shoulders and neck are soooooooooo sore and tight, Mom has set me up with a date that may save me. Just microwave him to get him warmed up for 1 - 2 minutes and relief is in sight. I actually think it is working.... owwwwwwwwwwwwww....

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friend for Ava...

Why is it that I always feel guilty on Friday nights and look for a friend for Ava to adopt - maybe because I feel bad about a whole work week with little fun for her...

Beside me...

Just glanced next to me as I could feel someone staring,,,,, suppose the tongue subtly sticking out is intentional? OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I am so lucky :-)))) CUTE!

Big Sale Week

Sold two of my personal properties this week and bought out all of the stock of another.

West End Inn in Portland and 21A Cottage Street in Bar Harbor are no longer in my real estate inventory - congrats to the new owners.

Smuggler's Cove in East Boothbay is all mine.... here we go.