Friday, August 31, 2012

~ Blessed To Be On The Dry Side ~

In Louisiana, you learn to take
the weather report knowing
it could be as bad as they
say it will be..........or not.
We "prepare for the worst and
hope for the best" as the old saying goes.
Thankfully, Isaac was kind
to the northeast part of the state
where we live.
We had gusty wind at times
and a steady rain most of the day.
Our thoughts and prayers
go out to the folks on the Gulf
Coast and those battling flood
waters today.......
we know it could just as easily have been us.
Have a great Labor Day weekend..
til next time......

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Just waiting to see what
impact he will have on
our part of Louisiana.
The name "Isaac"
means "laughter" in Hebrew.
We're not laughing.
But, we know God is
in control and all we have
belongs to Him.
Til next time.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I confess.....
I am a Jason Bourne fan.
I have seen the trilogy more times
than I can count and if
it were on the tv right now...
I would probably be watching.
All three movies were equally
entertaining to me. The plot was
skillfully continued and kept me
interested...right down to the smile
on Nicky Parson's face at the
 very end of the Bourne Ultimatum.
So I was looking forward to the
new release of the Bourne Legacy.
The Bourne Legacy
David & I went to see it this week.
We enjoyed it but found it
didn't have the same depth
as the previous three.
Have you seen it? If you are a fan,
what are your thoughts?
With that said, I will watch it again
when it is released from the theaters.
Maybe it will grow on me.
I think I just miss Matt Damon :(
Have a great weekend.
 Til next time,

Friday, August 10, 2012

~ Jefferson ~

As I promised in my last post, I am sharing
a little of our day in the lovely
old town of Jefferson, TX.

After our lunch in Uncertain,
 we spent the rest of the
afternoon browsing through the
many little antique
shops found here in Jefferson.

After a day of shopping, we always seen to
end up at this place,
the Jefferson General Store.

It is as old timey as they come,
complete with a soda
fountain inside where a coke float
or a strawberry malt
can be had on a hot summer day.

The handsome blue pickup is always
 parked in front.

There are benches for resting and
people watching.

 You can get a glimpse of the
 fun stuff inside through the window
 (excuse my reflection....
not too well planned :o)

The town is well taken care of and
many older buildings
have been beautifully restored.
 I just loved the colors
on this building as well as the architecture.

Such pretty art work on this building,
remembering the past when this was
a major port for this part of the south.
We had a lovely afternoon in spite of the
 100 degree heat.

I found a couple of vintage juice glasses and
David found a book so we both came home
with a little treasure to show for our day.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Jefferson,
it is well worth your time. There are lovely
B and B's in many of the
beautiful old homes in town.

Hope you enjoyed the mini tour..
til next time....
            Aunt C

Sunday, August 05, 2012

~ Dog Days ~

It's that time of know...
it seems like it has been hot
and you can't remember the last
time you heard it rain....and the it possible for it to
be more than 100 %?

Once again I understand the
 "dog days of summer" phrase.
 If I were a dog, I would
lay around on the porch, or in the
shade and nap
all . the . live . long . day.

One morning, David and I just weren't
in the mood to do chores, so we took
a little drive and wound up at
a place called Uncertain, Texas.

 How would you like to tell folks you
were from Uncertain? Could be a little
confusing, I'm thinkin'. 
It is just over the state line in Texas
and we went there looking
for a catfish resturant we had heard about.

We arrived just in time for lunch.
Even though it was a very warm day,
we opted to sit on the screened porch
overlooking the river bend.

The scenery was worth the outside seat!

Spanish moss framed the boaters
as they cruised around the bend.

Such a peaceful place to
enjoy fried catfish, hushpuppies,
cole slaw and sweet tea.
(did I mention peach cobbler?) 

I am sure there is a logical reason
for the name Uncertain.

Maybe with this much beauty,
they just couldn't decide which
lovely name to call their little

We traveled on to the little town of
Jefferson, Tx. for an afternoon of
browsing the antique shops.
I will share more about that next time.

For now, I am staying cool and
enjoying these "dog days". They will
be gone soon enough and the next
season will be upon us.

That seems to be happening way to fast
these days.

Till next time,
              Aunt C

Thursday, August 02, 2012


Listen to the sunset,

Hear its silent sigh,

As it falls down the horizon,
warning the moon is nigh.
                                   Virgil Narbon

I followed this beautiful sunset
all the way home the other evening.

May your evening be as lovely.

Til next time,