Ruby Hill in Pleasaton, CA

Ruby Hills Winery, Pleasanton, CA

Ruby Hills Winery, Pleasanton, CA

Grapes on the vine

Grapes on the vine

Grapes on the Vine, changing colors...

Grapes on the Vine, changing colors…

Grapes on the Vine, turning purple.

Grapes on the Vine, turning purple.

Grapes drying on the ground.

Grapes drying on the ground.

Grapes on the ground...

Grapes on the ground…

Take Us Out to the Ball Game!

DUCKY AND PEMBLETON PICKED A GOOD TEAM!!!!!

Ducky's Adventures

Earlier today, Ducky and Pembleton were looking at some old photos. They were so old, it was before they knew their little buddies Ted and Blizzard.

Ted and Blizzard were confused. They had never heard of baseball and were wondering why Pembleton was prepared for battle. This afternoon, the gang went to a nearby park, where Ducky and Pembleton taught the little guys how to play catch.  Then they came home to watch the end of the Oakland A’s beating the Red Sox, while eating Cracker Jacks. Ducky is a huge fan of Stomper (the A’s mascot) and caramel popcorn.

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Week one of furlough

My husband works for Uncle Sam who just can’t seem to get his act together.  Of course, it’s not really Uncle Sam’s fault, but those who pull his strings.  Fortunately for THEM, they aren’t giving up any pay.  Unfortunately for us, we are… through no fault of our own, we pay our taxes.  We will have 10 more Fridays without pay.  No thanks to Obama or to the Congress, we had a wonderful First Furlough Friday…

Golf... hole one.  My husband chases a little white ball, I chase a photo op!!!

Golf… hole one. My husband chases a little white ball, I chase a photo op!!!

Fairies waiting to be blown in the wind....

Fairies waiting to be blown in the wind….

Cactus with spider webs.

Cactus with spider webs.

Primrose... beautiful!!!

Primrose… beautiful!!!

I think this duck followed us from San Antonio to California... along the Riverwalk, he was sitting peacefully by the river.

I think this duck followed us from San Antonio to California… along the Riverwalk, he was sitting peacefully by the river.