Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hokie Football and a question!

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity~Lewis Grizzard

I know, I know, I am the world's worst blogger!! I left you guys for over a month, and for that I am sorry....but you know how it seems no matter how hard you work the behinder you get!! No excuses...I will try to do better from now on!!  I have however managed to finish the homemade Christmas gifts (60 of them) for the family for this year...or almost!! I took my parents to Nashville Tennessee to visit family (700 miles each way!) and then of course there is always the fact that I still have to work for a living!! :)

We have been going to Virginia Tech for the home games (another one this coming weekend)!  And the chill of fall has hit big time!! Already wearing gloves, long johns, sweats etc!  Even had to wear rain ponchos on top of all of it last weekend!!  We've had some great meals under our cover and it has been pretty chilly!! Jess and Brad bought me a propane heater for my birthday this week so I'm anxious to see how that does!!

Breakfast this trip was sausage gravy and biscuits and fresh fruit with Greek yogurt!

Spiced Graham crackers!!
 I found this recipe for Spiced Graham Crackers  here at Piece of Cake, a blog I have been following with great (and fun) recipes....I thought they were great and they just tasted like October!! They are super easy!! Try it, you'll like it!
It's cozy inside!!
Hubby cooking bacon for BLTs!!

I told you it was cold!! Look at Jess all bundled up!!....and of course studying!!
 A Vet student never rests!!

The wind was blowing pretty strong all day, which added to the chill!!
The leaves on the trees are just starting to change!!
The Hokie Bird made a surprise visit on the Drillfield at VT!
Love the tailfeathers!!
The Hokies didn't do so well against Clemson last week, hopefully this week we will do better against Miami!!

...And now a question....

While I was working on this years Christmas gifts, I was using my small and tiny shells and ran across this one!! It is something I have never seen before and not sure where I found it!! Does anyone have any idea what it is??  It seems to be super fragile like a bubble, and has a light brown color to it!!  Obviously it's from Sanibel, but I have never seen one like it!! Hopefully some of you shell experts can tell me what this is!!

It's nearly transparent like a bubble, but so oddly shaped!!
UPDATE:MurexKen says:

Cheri, your small shell is a relatively uncommon one for Sanibel Island. It is a Simnia, which is a member of the Ovulid family. These shells live on Sea-whips. Since you found the shell on Sanibel Island, it most probably is the One-tooth Simnia (aka Simnialena uniplicata).
Here’s the BMSM website hyperlink that shows the pictures,
Hope this helps.

We will travel back to VT this weekend, looks like we will be cooking breakfast and lunch again!! From there we will make a side trip to visit Hubby's Daughter in Winston Salem since we have a three day weekend!! It's never a dull moment around here!!  

Wish us luck against Miami!!  GO HOKIES!!




  1. That looks like a bubble shell. Send a picture to Pam at i love shelling and she can probably tell you. I love nashville - what did you do when you were there? Glad to see you blogging again!

  2. Kim, I did put a comment on Pam's site asking for her expert help (or Murex Ken's!).

    We just visited with family in Nashville, they did however drive me by Alan Jackson's old house (just sold for $28 Mil) and Gary Chapman's house (Amy Grant's ex). But that's all!!

  3. It looks like a misformed bubble to me...but Pam is the expert, I'm sure she will let you know for sure.
    I am so excited to see your shell crafts after Christmas! It's going to be a long wait.
    So glad to see you back blogging, missed you Cheri!

  4. Hi - it looks like you had such a great time (but can't believe it's gotten so chilly so quickly!)...what a great way to enjoy the college games - I'm in South Florida, so I know the weather down here is much, much warmer!

    The only thing I can say about the mysterious seashell is that it looks like a teeny, tiny pasta shell!!!

    Happy travels!

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