Scotland Lesson #2

July 7, 2012

Our country is young…. crazy young.

I didn’t exactly learn this lesson on THIS trip….

…but check out some of these castles and ruins.  500-600 years old. I remember our country’s bicentennial like it was yesterday.  (this could be because my mom dressed my sisters and me up in period 1776 costumes complete with bonnets….but I digress)

No, I didn’t LEARN that our country is crazy young on this trip – I was just reminded of this fact.

The first time this really hit home was 2001 when we were here:

A 2000 year old structure that is still being preserved.

We were in The Colosseum the same week that Market Square Arena was demolished.

Poof…. just like that….

A 27 year old building – demolished.  Disposable Construction…

27 years… hmmm.


Scotland Lesson #1

July 3, 2012

Scotland in July is lush and green, fresh and clean.

One year ago today, I boarded a plane destined for the motherland… Scotland.

What a bad blogger, I never shared my pictures or stories or lessons from this amazing trip.

I think I was just overwhelmed…. So many lessons and meals, so much beauty, such memories with family.  Where does one start?

Let’s start with this little dreamboat…

The simplicity, the green lawn, the gardens, the stone fence, the little greenhouse.

I wanted to move in (to the house, not the greenhouse..)

2 Questions

June 21, 2012

Favorite 2 questions of the week:

#1  “Mom, what’s a payphone?”

#2 “My favorite milkshake is oreo…. can we order from Pool Bar Jim’s on-line?”

…I wish, Lib,,, I wish.

Save those instruments

June 14, 2012


…I knew I was saving these instruments for a reason…

A reminder

June 12, 2012

What feeds cancer and increases cardiovascular risk in young people in just 2 WEEKS?


…and we thought fat was the bad guy…

Check out the research.

I need this reminder – which is why I’m posting.  An occasional treat is fine – but check out your everyday-packaged-foods.  You’ll be surprised where sugar is hiding.


June 7, 2012

Too funny NOT to share…