Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Лука is off to Serbia

Darling Grandson was off to Serbia to see his Baba and Deda. Grandpa Bankerchick is jealous that now even his DG has gone to Europe. This is Лука first trip abroad and DD1 said he managed the flight very well.  Airplanes are his particular passion and he could barely be constrained during the security part of the trip.  His mommy is not sure he really understood he was actually in an airplane, but the picture clearly indicated he was delighted to have a Grand Adventure,  I had a surprise Skype visit with him on Sunday and he was clearly not jet lagged.  His grandparents have some of SIL's toys saved and he was playing with his autos.  He is going to be bi-lingual as Dad speaks to him in Serbian and English. He seems to pick the word that is easiest to pronounce, so we are all learning a bit of Serbian.  My guess after a month with his Baba and Deda,(Serbian grandparents) he will be speaking a little more Serbian when he gits back, more for me to learn.  Baba and Deda spend the winters in Santa Barbara and he has not seen them since March, so he will have a great time.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What a cute boy!

This is our newest puppy,  He is called Totum, Totes for short.  he is a rescue dog from the Riverside Humane Society.  He was named by the Humane Society because he looks like a Totum Pole when he sits  up tall on his butt.  He is a Jacauawa, part Jack Russell and part Chiuauaua and he is a loving little dog and gets along with Gwennie.  We had rescued a little pup  (with our corgi above) that Mr BC found, and right after we took  him to the vet for shots he disappeared.  I think he was a runner, because he managed to get out of the gated front Patio, and we were unable to find him.  Hopefully he went home or someone else found him.  We missed him so much... that when it was clear we weren't going to find him...we decided to rescue ,, and fix the get away spot on the Patio.  Gwen and Totes get along really well and Totes is too attached to go running,  He knows a good home when he sees it.  We have had him over a year now and he is always attached to Mr BC, DD2, or me.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Beautiful Virginia

They say...Virginia is for Lovers...I wouldn't know as I am here alone, on business. I am doing some training for a month so I have my weekends available to poke around the area. This weekend I went to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. I hope to add my pictures soon, however visit the website to learn more. This is a great place to visit if you are interested in history, architecture or archeology, a lot of each going on at this site. I like that they are still working on the house and you can see a lot of Thomas Jefferson at his personal retreat. He used many of his ideas here and it was his personal Hermitage.