July 26, 2011

Lake of the Ozarks

 I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. A the trip to see the family. Turned into a wonderful weekend Heat and all!

A canceled flight, delays, I arrived at St Louis airport at 1:30am. I stayed in a hotel near the airport. They picked me up and off to the Ozarks we traveled.

Eleven of us in three vehicles. I rode with the 17 month old twins. We made on stop on the way down. Allowing the twins to eat and run around for approx 45 minutes.

We did a short cruise on my brothers boat and stopped at a local waterfront restaurant for a bite to eat. As we ordered cocktails I suggested we go ahead and order the twins a plate. Great Idea. Once feed they were happy we managed to keep them corralled as the adults ate, I held Cloe on my lap and Caden sat on his grandfathers. Cole enjoyed my fried sweet potatoes much more than I did. Saturday and Sunday more of the same.

Keeping two toddlers in life jackets and entertain on a moving boat was a project. We had one and sometimes two adults keeping an eye on each child at all times. Of course swimming was on the agenda. I enjoyed the kiddie pool on the back of the boat with it's one inch of water.

Monday found us back in Illinois attending the Madison County Fair. The twins loved the rides they rode and enjoyed seeing their cousin Dameon.

Toady I am sitting in the Dallas airport waiting for my return trip home.

Plane Reading - Short Stories for Air Travelers by Edward L McNeil (autographed, first edition)

July 21, 2011

Egg Hearts

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July 20, 2011

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The state of today's weather well put.

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July 15, 2011

Men's suit updates


Robert Stock Black & Tan Plaid Sport Coat 48R $79.99
In this economy many people are updating their wardrobes, to include the much more professional look, the suit. 

For that interview a conservative suit is great, but once you have that all important position, you can set you own look with your watch, a bracelet, a tie, a shirt, cuff links, or even a sport coat for casual Fridays.

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A few ideas which will not break the bank.

You already have a great pair of black slacks as part of your suit, in your wardrobe, expand your look with a vintage Robert Stock Black and Tan Plaid Sport Coat 48R this jacket looks to be silk!
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Add a Retro 1950's Orange Gold Brown Neck Tie Necktie with your crisp white shirt and you have a look beginning no one else will duplicate. 

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In place of the white shirt you could use a conservative yet stylish Gray Striped BRITTANY BAY Dress Shirt its long sleeves allow for the flash of a simple cuff bracelet or Two Tone Stainless Steel and Goldtone Embassy Watch.

Of course these are only a few of the fashion changes you might make. Happy dressing this year!

July 8, 2011

Words of Wisdom by Lillian Carter


Cool Names for Babies $3.79

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin..'
-   Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
 As with anything we do, being a parent is one of the most frustrating fulfilling things you can do. From the moment of conception to graduation you second-guess yourself. When we decided to name our daughter, we chose family names. Did we second-guess this decision? Yes many times. What are the cool baby names? Thank heaves we did not go with Katrina, a name I always liked, until a certain hurricane hit the United States.

What name did you not give your child that you are thankful you did not use?