Friday, August 28, 2015

What's on YOUR bookshelf? #funny #humor #books #lovetoread

My husband happened to glance at one of my bookshelves (yes, I have multiples) and saw this.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Junior Varsity Volleyball #WW

So, hubs noticed I used my photos for a lot of collages, but none of his.  So, this week I used his.  This was the team's first tournament a couple of weeks ago.  Note: I don't put pictures of the team up (or at least not clear ones) as I don't have the parents' permission.  So, for now, I'll stick with just my daughter in her neon shirt (she's the libero for the team).

Monday, August 24, 2015

Medical Monday #doublevision #bruising #nodepthperception

It's been a while, so I thought I'd update on a couple of things..

About my eye- it's still turned inward slightly.  I've had friends tell me that it looks a lot better, but I haven't seen a difference.  The opthalmalogist covered one lens of my glasses with opaque tape.  That allows me to maintain some peripheral vision while blocking the double image (thus I can drive).  Thenoriginal estimate for it to heal was 3-4 months.  That time has officially passed,  with no change in vision.  I go back to see the neuro-opthalmalogist a week from tomorrow.  I'll find out what the next step is then.

Related to that, for those that don't follow me on facebook, is I took a fall last week while at my daughter's volleyball game.  I was trying to stop the ball from going under the bleachers, but with no depth perception, misjudged.  As a result, I landed on my left side on the hardwood floor.  I bruised my ego that night, but felt the actual bruises a couple days later.  My upper left arm is still slightly sore as is my left hip.  I apparently also twisted my right knee slightly, making it rather unhappy with me.  Nothing I won't survive, but, OUCH!

In other "medical news", I managed to knock a crown loose..  just my luck on that.  I'm waiting to hear from the dentist about getting it fixed.

And that's my medical Monday update...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Husband!

One year closer to 50!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Touring Savannah - Bonaventure Cemetery and WrapUp #SavannahGA #family

On our way back from Tybee Island, we made one last stop to explore.  My husband misunderstood something he read about tours and the cemetery and he thought you had to pay to visit.  It's actually open to the public for viewing (it would have to be, it's an active cemetery), though you do pay for the tours to take you through.  If you stop at the entrance, you can get a map that will show you some of the highlights of the cemetery that you can look for on your own.

It's a beautiful place filled with history.  After a while, even my daughter started looking for the "special" areas that the map and information guide talked about.

All told, we had a good time.  It was very hot and we did a lot of walking.  It costs a lot more to visit Savannah than it did 20 years ago,  so it took some finagling to figure out what we thought was most important and what we were actually willing to spend money on.  Most of the nicer houses charge to visit.  There are carriage rides to show you some of the highlights (for a fee) and there are ghost story tours you can take to get the "darker" side of Savannah.  Most tours, though, cost between $40-50 per person, so it can add up fast.  The same for parking ($2/hr in Tybee, $1/hr or so in Savannah).  Plan your tour well and you can make the trip cost affordable.  We did it on the fly and I think for the money we spent we came out pretty well.  Our big expenses were food & lodging more than what we took in.  I think if we come down again, we'll stay closer to Tybee and enjoy the beach longer.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Touring Tybee Island - Lighthouse and Museum

After Fort Pulaski, we headed to Tybee Island's Light House.  Admission was $9 for my husband and I.  Both of my kids were still considered "children", which meant their admission was less.  A small museum that hosts 3 houses (2 open to the public) and a summer kitchen as well as the lighthouse itself. 

Of course, the big thing is to climb the lighthouse.  178 steps with a landing approximately every 25.  I don't like heights, so I didn't stay up there long, but I did do a circle around to get some wonderful photos.

There is a museum across the street that is included in the price of admission to the lighthouse.  The museum is housed in the Battery Garland of Fort Screven.  A couple of floors inside with exhibits, which also show how the battery was laid out.  You can also wander to the top and check out the view.

From here we headed to the North Beach Bar & Grill for lunch (good burgers and wings).  Then we headed to the beach itself to walk.  I, of course, had to find shells to bring home.