Saturday, June 18, 2011


Whatever comes to mind...

It's quiet here guests, visitors, demands on our time and attention.

No pictures to post either.

What's the deal with blog followers?  I've been blogging for three years and still only have 17 followers! I know I'm boring and repetitious but come on! Help me out, build my self-esteem.  I know for a fact that at least 10 people closely related to me read my blog regularly.  Make me feel important! Click on the followers link on the side bar and be counted people.  I'm not too proud to beg.  Or give me ideas on how to perk up a flagging site.

I bought a pool dress the other day - long and flowing - loose and cool.  I wore it yesterday for the first time.  I loved it.  But I'll never wear it when anyone's here - except Lloyd.  I'm just not that kind of person.  I'd feel like I'm being pretentious.  It feels good on though.  Take my word for it.

 Do you know they have Lobster cakes down here?  Lloyd discovered them yesterday and bought two packages.  They are soooo good.  We can occasionally get crab cakes in Edmonton, and I very rarely will make fish cakes like our mothers used to, but the lobster cakes take it to a whole other plane.  Served with potato salad and corn on the cob, it's a great down-home meal.

Once again we're going to have to buy a suitcase to take home with us.  We have so many suitcases at home that we could open a luggage store.  But we end up down here with only a carry-on each.  We're clearing out our closet and dresser drawers this time and taking home all the stuff we've accumulated down here but don't wear, or things we want to take home to wear.  We've already had a bag full of clothes picked up by a local charity.  We just collect too much stuff.  My pool dress will stay here though.  No pools for us in Alberta.

Does anyone know what's happened to my little lizard buddies?  Until this week whenever I've been in the pool I spot three or four of the cute little guys running up and down the cement (or whatever) fence.  I haven't seen any this time.  Is it too hot for them?  Or have they been scared away.  Our pest control person put down some sticky squares of something just inside our garage a couple months ago.  They were supposed to trap crawling critters.  Lloyd found one with three dead and dessicated lizard bodies on it (big mistake - they weren't among the unwanted critters here), but there must be some left to run our walls.  I miss them.  And I think I just answered my question.

Well now I'm just boring myself.  I'll understand if you're too embarassed to sign in as a follower.
Have a fun weekend.


Chatty Crone said...

I love your blog - but I don't remember how we got together. Anyway - join parties would be one way. You know meme's. Another way is to go visit some other blogs and the ones you like you follow and hope they follow you.

Good luck,

just call me jo said...

I think you killed all the geckos--you brutes! Well, and the fact that they do hide when it's hot. They're probably under rocks and flower pots, etc. You aren't boring. Where did Lloyd find the lobster cakes? I've never seen 'em. You never know what delicacies they have here in the desert. ;o)

sara said...

I don't "follow" because I don't have a google account and don't feel inclined to create one. It doesn't matter how many followers you have. Just because someone follows doesn't mean they read regularly. It's your stats that matter.

Lucy said...

I've been gone for ten days. I'm catching up. I have found with owning a blog that your relatives and your friends are usually the ones who will not read and who will not follow you. Because they have to read first and then follow. And for some reason, they don't care. I find it interesting at how people choose who to follow. There's no ryhme nor reason for it.