Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Jolly Captain

Along a major road on Cape Cod, overlooking the Bass River bridge stands this Jolly Captain.  He has been there ever since I can remember.  The Jolly Captain used to be a motel and as many have done in the past it became condos.
 After traveling, when I see the Captain ,I know that it is not much longer before I am home.  My daughter's aunt came for a visit this past summer and took this picture of the Captain.  Now, in the summer time, what usually takes three minutes or so to drive by any other season, could be up to a 20 minute standstill with all the traffic.

This past month we had a bit of a storm and sadly the Captain did not fare well.  While Tim was in Truro, Rich and I took a little drive to see what damage the storm did.

The poor fellow lost his head in the storm!  He also took a bit of a beating. 
He is such a icon along Rt. 28  that I really hope he is repaired.  I would hate to see him go the way of so many memories of my childhood.

Just a mile or so down the road from the Captain used to be a motel that had a statue of a man in a black suit.  This man would tip his hat as you drove by.  I can't tell the excitement my sister and I used to have seeing it.  That man has long disappeared and all that remains are the run down motel sitting on a barren cement slab.

Britt, in her own humor, decided to photoshop the picture and added Jack to the Captain's body.  He doesn't look too happy about the situation does he?

take care,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Weekend chores

I know it is only Thursday but I am contimplating my weekend chores.  I've done most of my laundry already and have picked up the house.  My big chore this weekend is to tackle the HUGE pile of papers and such that need putting away.  I think they would fill about four brown grocery bags.  I get so overwhelmed when I think about doing this.  I just have to resign myself to take it in small steps and it will be done before I know it.  At least that is what I am telling myself.

Speaking of chores I can't imagine any house getting more dustier than mine.  It is everywhere!!!  I wonder how much of it has to do with my heating system.  I have a family of dust bunnies growing under my bed.  The bed is too heavy to move and I can't fit my vacuum under there!

It is supposed to be a cold weekend, a good time to work up a sweat cleaning don't you think?

take care,


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

American Idol season 9

I am typing this about 15 minutes before the show begins on Tuesday night.   I am tired and computer was acting up and causing me stress!  I am going to take a break, get in bed and watch Cape Cod's own Siobhan Magnus sing.  This season she and Crystal Bowersox are my two favorites. 

It's really exciting to have a local singer on American Idol.  I love her voice and just know that she will do well weather she wins American Idol or not.

Are you watching this season?

take care,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Never in all my years....

I went grocery shopping this past weekend and picked up bananas.  Tim loves bananas!  On Sunday morning Tim brought me a banana that he took off the bunch to show me how BIG it was.  

To prove how big it looked Tim held it up next to a regular sized banana.  I am surprised that I didn't even notice the big one when I was shopping.  I was paying more attention to how ripe they looked.  Of course when he showed me I had to get my camera and take pictures.

When Tim peeled the banana I saw something that I have never seen in my life.  Inside were two bananas connected side by side. 

You can click on the picture for a close up look at the DOUBLE banana. 

I am curious.  Have you ever seen something like that before?

take care,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tim in Truro

Last week Tim spent the school week in Truro.  For those of you not familiar with Cape Cod, Truro on near the tip of the Cape.  It is a fifth grade tradition to spend the week in Truro, at the National Seashore.

The National Environmental Education Development(NEED) Collaborative is a publicly-funded environmental science school, administered by the Dennis-Yarmouth, Harwich, and Falmouth school systems in partnership with the Cape Cod National Seashore. Created over thirty years ago to educate Cape Cod youth about their own unique environment, the Collaborative is a week-long residential school serving every fifth-grade class from the administering school districts throughout the school year. Located in the former Pamet Coast Guard Station on Ballston Beach in Truro, the director and a staff of naturalists teach a curriculum that emphasizes natural history, coastal ecology, and experiential education.

Tim left from school on Monday and returned on Friday.  He told me that he had a wonderful time there and was quite sad to leave.  I remember when Brittainy went in fifth grade.  She wasn't as enthusiastic as Tim was.  She doesn't like to admit it, but she missed her mom very much.

I gave Tim two disposable cameras to bring and here are a few of his pictures.

It was very quiet around here with him gone and nice to have him back home again.

take care,