Monday, September 30

Let's Get Ready For Half-Time....

One of the sounds that makes me the happiest is: Marching Bands.  Love the big bass drums and the snares, love the cymbals and the trumpets, love the tubas and trombones.   I just sounds so happy!  And, I've only seen the movie, "Drumline" about 100 times.

As luck would have, our Granddaughter is part of the marching band at her high school and believe it or not...she plays the bass drum!  No kidding, she is a great drummer and what a treat we had watching her...and the rest of the their half time show.

The band is pretty big and she is the smallest drummer.

You can see the cheer mat down in the lower right and in the lower left a lot of kids in dark shirts.  Just so happens that our Grandson was playing drums too, as part of a guest band.  He's in Middle School, so this was a very big deal, to actually play with the High School kids.
They also have a dance team and their half time show has something to do with Aladdin or Genies or whoever it is that wears harem pants.

It was very exciting and tons of just know that all of these kids think that this is the absolute biggest thing that will ever happen to them.  If they only knew, right?
And, what a perfect ending...fireworks!!  The High School is just across the street from Universal Studios and this is the park's closing night display. 

 Lucky us...and, welcome to living in Orlando.   Have an amazing week!

Saturday, September 28

How Could I Resist?'s Fall in Florida!  There's a breeze and the humidity is low and people are out and about.  How could I resist this....

Look at this basket of treasures!  Very cool old frame and you know the oval ones are tough to find in one piece. the ticking pillow.  How Farmhouse!


But, my absolute fave...these teeny ornaments in their original box!  A couple are missing, but the colors are just so right.  They jumped right out of a box as I passed and asked if I would take them home.  Done!


We were lucky to have such a beautiful day...hope you are able to enjoy the rest of your weekend...whatever you do!

Monday, September 23

It's a Florida Thing

If you are a native Floridian (yes I am), or if you have lived here for a few years, you will totally get this:

Sunday, September 22

This Looks Familiar

So...lots of great movies on TV could have a marathon if you like to watch some things over and over.  Not everyone gets that, but if there is something I like I can enjoy seeing it many times over.  Just in the last week, the listings have shown some good Fall sports movies..."We Are Marshall"  (and I'm not even a Matthew McConaughey fan, but he is really good in this)

and "Remember The Titans".  Yes...that's right...they dance their way onto the field.  I asked the coach at our school if our team could do this sometime.  No such luck.  

Since these actual events took place in the late 60's and early 70's the soundtracks are stellar.  

I also caught the last few minutes of "Pretty in Pink".  Right at the end?  When Blaine reaches out to shake Duckie's favorite part!

Jon Cryer....where oh where did you get all of that hair?

Anyway....I also watched "The Birds"... and was very aware of something going on around our neighborhood for a couple of days after...



Crazy, right?  See the big nest on top of this pole?  That's a Florida Osprey nest....I don't know how they stay balanced like that!

Hope you all had a spectacular weekend....have a great week!