Monday, October 29, 2018

T Stands For Too Old

  Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his  compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I had a birthday yesterday, and that makes me too old for all this technology!  I just read an older article written several years ago that at that time  Facebook's Zuckerberg was an old man of 28 and that was the average age of his employees.  The average age of Google's workforce was 29.  Sure makes me feel too old for all this technology.  I only bring this up because the last few T Parties, I haven't been able to figure out how to comment on some of the T-Gang's blogs.  I write the comment, and push submit, and the comment goes away, but I can tell it didn't take.  So, I think maybe it is a matter of comment moderation, and I go back later and comment is still not there.  So, I will try this week, again!  Thanks for your patience while I try to figure this out!

Meanwhile, here is a photo of all the wonderful homemade cards and goodies that were sent me for my birthday! 

And a few more of our Maine photos.  Even my kids don't look at all our vacation photos, so this is it;  promise!  We went to the Penobscot Marine Museum, which was very interesting.  So much history that I never knew!  I guess that is why we go to museums to learn more history!  Searsport's early history was very interesting.  It's major industry was shipbuilding and cargo handlings and the town is famous for it's sea captains in the mid 1800s.  It was once home to 10 percent of all American deep water shipmasters.  That is a quote off the website.  We went through a house that a captain had built.  They displayed  photos on the walls,  hundreds of photos of the sea captains from this town. Over 500 ship captains came from Searsport!  They had 11 shipyards and built over 200 ships.    Some families had three to five captains in their families.  The sons, fathers, and grandfathers. Some of the wives even went on their trips with them!  I just found all of this amazing!

This is a big thing in Maine, the Museum in the streets, where you can do a walking tour and see historical homes and sites.  

I had to take this photo because the ship ropes were the railings.  I thought that was pretty cool.

I wanted to sail! 

 And later that day we stopped for lunch at this quaint little place.
Lobster, lobster and more lobster!  Love it, and the lighthouse border, too.

In this photo is a cup and a bottle up in the window.  That is my drink related post! :)  I forgot again to take a photo of our drink or our meal!

Don't you love it?  Lobsters R Us!  This is the back of the cute inside restaurant.  It doesn't look it, but it had a very pricy menu!  We ate salads this time, since we had eaten so much for a week!  This was last local restaurant before coming home.  We stayed the night in Portland and flew home the next morning!  Loved our trip to Maine!

Stop over at Bleubeard (who just had a birthday yesterday, too) & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover and see some more of the T Gang!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great T Day! 

Monday, October 22, 2018

T Stands For Taking a Break From Our Maine Photos

      Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his         compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Hello to the T Gang and all my other followers!  I have been sharing our August Maine trip photos for the past few posts, but today I am taking a break from those to show more current ones.  These are from our excursion a few weeks ago to the Seniors Expo.  We like to go every year and visit the venues and see what the venders have to offer.  We usually get our flu shots at the Walgreens Booth,  get our photos taken at the Say Cheeze Photo Booth besides seeing the venues.  This year it was held at the our new library,  the Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens.  

It was our first time to get a chance to see the new library.  It is really something, too, with places to eat,  to have coffee,  to meet.  They had  little media niches, and of course lots of books.  
I was a tiny bit disappointed that you couldn't see the river from the outside terrace on the second floor of the library.  I had hurried up to the second floor to see the view, and no river.  They were setting up for a lunch for the seniors when I was up there, and for sure a very nice setting for an outside luncheon.  Lovely library!

I think the river is on the other side of those trees.  Notice the chair inside the window on the left?  What a lovely view as you sit and read there.

We didn't stay for lunch, we had more to see and other lunch plans.

What beautiful art work and can be seen from below on the first floor.  Are those chairs art or to sit in?

Next we visited the museum where we got our flue shot and photos taken. 

Just took this to show what a gorgeous day it was!

Photo of the art work hanging at the museum and of all the Seniors picking up info and freebies at the different booths.

This was our first chance to visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a Scholar-style-inspired garden design at Botancia.

My dear hubby posed for me in the Chinese Garden.

I couldn't get over all those fish!

Art work on the Chinese Garden walls as we left.

I was so glad to see these, as I had heard the woman who is restoring them speak last year.  She was so interesting, because as a child she road these horses on the Merry go round and now she was restoring them.  She said they talked to her.  These will be wonderful when all done, but each horse takes many months to restore.  The Botanica Carousel Project :  These are the first of the restored horses of the  merry-go-round that once stood as the heart of the now-shuttered amusement park here.  They will restore the carousel and have it in Botnaica  for future generations to enjoy. 
Well, I said we had other plans for lunch and although they served special lunches at each venue, we went to TJs.  I am sure our hostess will recognize this place!

Great nostalgic décor, but I only took one photo of it!  I thought I took more!

At least I remembered this time to take a photo of our drinks for our drink related post for Elizabeth!
And this is the best chili cheese burger in town!  Their French fries are great, too.  We split the fries.  We should have split the burger, too, because we each took half home!  We had our usual water with lemon.  Is that a senior thing?

So Hi, T Gang!  I am hooking up with Bleubeard & Elizbeth over at Altered Book Lover for her T Stands For Tuesday!  Go on over and check out the rest of the gang's TSFT posts.

Happy T Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

T Stands for Too Lazy to Post!

Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  & 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I am joining the T gang after a couple of weeks off!  Just too lazy, I think to take time to post!  I think today for the T gang, I will post some more photos from our Maine trip.  I am interested in old cemeteries and this one was near one of the  motels we stayed at.  I took a walk through it to get my steps.

 I like to look at the dates, and these were all quite old.

 I liked the fence around these stones.

 And, I am not sure of the significance of these  balls, just to be ornate, I guess.

Below are photos of another place where we ate in Maine.  I loved the décor and food; we had lobster rolls again!  Love them!

 When I was taking a photo of this bear, someone offered to take my photo with the bear!  I declined! LOL

 Loved this definition of what a fisherman is!

 I took a photo of the  name of the restaurant as we left, but we didn't stay at Baits Motel! 

I forgot to take a beverage photo when we were at the restaurant, so I am showing you a teapot card I made several years ago.  I found this photo in my archives, the card was given to someone a long time ago!  I love making tea related cards.  This was using a favorite old tri teapot stamp I have and the background was stamped with an older SU! stamp and the die was punched with a SU! boarder punch. I even did some paper piercing on this card!   That is my drink related post for T Stands for Tuesday over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover.  

Nice to see you all again!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

First Time in a Month at WOYWW

   Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  & 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Posting days come too quickly for me!  I don't know how some of you post every day!  I just can't do it!  But today I will post my area which is a mess, because I have been trying to scrap book as well as make a card for today's Alpha Challenge on SplitcoasStampers. 

Here is a shot of two sides of the room:

Working on some layouts here, and printed photos off on my Canon Selphy, not pictured.  Also, you can spy my book chair which our hostess Julia enabled me have to have a few years ago!

Ok, I was madly going through my notebooks for a label for my sentiment on my card.
 I need to try to clean it up, so I can find my black ink stamp pad!
Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know you were here.  I will go by and see you, too.  

Oh, and why am I showing you my desk?  It is for What's On My Workdesk? Wednesday hosted over at Stamping Ground by our lovely hostess, Julia.  Stop over and see some more desks.  What is fun is to see that deskers all over the world have so much in common!