Friday, February 6, 2009

Baby meets Dog

This is just so sweet, someone sent me this in an email.

As you can see it's from The Bonnie Hunt Show.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Skywatch Friday #10 -- The Sky over Truman Lake

Visit the Sky Watch Friday home page anytime after 7:30 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursdays to see sky photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.

No birds, no clouds, just big beautiful blue sky, water and ice. I've never seen so much ice on the water in this stretch of Truman Lake. All of these pictures were taken out of a truck window as we were traveling at least 60 mph.

I found a pretty good guide page about Truman Lake here.

From that page:

Truman Lake, located in the mid-western part of Missouri, is a 55,600 acre Corps of Engineers lake that was built for flood control and power generation. Many of the trees were left standing and the shoreline undisturbed, which makes Truman an excellent place to fish. The lake is lined with tree, rock, and bluff banks, and offers a variety of fish to pursue.

The Truman Lake area provides numerous recreational activities which include boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing, camping, hunting, horseback riding, and hiking. Primitive and modern camping facilities are available along with numerous lodging facilities near and around the lake.

For water sports, there are plenty of boat ramps around the lake along with five marinas, Bucksaw, Long Shoal, Osage Bluff, Sterett Creek, and Truman State Park. All of the marinas are full service, and provide nearby campgrounds, lodging, fuel, storage, tackle, store, and boat rentals.

The available fish in Truman Lake are Black Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Whitebass, Catfish, and Walleye.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Your Kindness is Almost Overwhelming

My title really says it all. I have been overwhelmed at the kindness of my friends here on the vine and over on my blog. I recently posted an article asking for prayers for my brother Dadio51 and the outpouring of love, kind comments and offers of help have brought me to my knees. You all are just the greatest!

My Brothers surgery is over and now we have to wait for him to recover. I can tell you that it is not easy watching our beloved Brother, Father and Friend laying there in bed so frail and incapacitated. There have been a few set backs but also a lot of good signs that he is on the mend. It is just going to take a whole lot of time for him to heal and return to us as he was.

The purpose of this article to tell each and everyone of you Thanks! Thanks for all your emails, comments and offers of help and support. You really don't know what that means to me and to my family.