Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Wheeee! I love to jet ski!



Happy Wednesday!


61 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Well are you not just the wild child. Glad to see you having fun.
Patsy

BClark said...

Wonderful, you bring such joy to the world. I see so many people who compain all the time, and then there is you. Enjoy, enjoy!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Renie my sweetie, you just made my day! Now that is living life honey!

xoxo & puppy hugs

Gramma Ann said...

"Wheeeee! is right! You look wonderful and like you had a fun week-end.

ancient one said...

I'm sure that has to be so much fun... never tried it... I don't know anyone who has a jet ski..LOL

Brenda said...

That is a perfect word for Wednesday. You look like you are really having a great time and that makes us all feel better! Have a great day Renie!

Linda said...

Oh...I just love wave runners!
I'm just going to have to come and play with you sometime Renie...Your always having so much fun.
You Go Girlfriend! lol

Have a Great Week

Hugs

Maree said...

You made my day! Fun! ;-)

hannah said...

Hahaha, you go girl!

xox

Sharon said...

You sure do look good on the ski-jet.
Hope that you are having a great day.
God bless

Renie Burghardt said...

Patsy, your comment cracked me up! I don't qualify for wild child, but perhaps a wild senior citizen? Hahaha.

Thank you Barbara!

Carol, you're sweet!

Thank you everyone. I love jet skiing. And I love Chinese Buffet's, and that's where I am heading now, to eat. Got to run. Happy Wednesday!

hippo chick said...

Oh my dear Renie, You have made my day. You are my hero.
~hippo hugs~

Rudee said...

What a wonderful photo! One thing that's clear about you Renie, is that you love living life to its fullest. Have fun.

Reader Wil said...

Wow, you are a brave lady and very adventurous! Good on you! Take care!

Patty said...

Looks like you're having a ball. You have more nerve then I have.

Kathleen said...

You are a sight for sore eyes!
Do you ride a Harley, too?
=;^D Wheeeeee

NitWit1 said...

Have all the fun you can. It looks great.

Renie Burghardt said...

Haha, Kathleen, no, I don't ride a Harley, but I love quads, and ride one of them often.

Rosy said...

Sounded like you really had a wonderful fourth of July there...Nice picture of you on that water ski, just looking at your picture makes me want to jump on one and give it a whirl, I never been on a water ski before.

Thank you for leaving comments at my blog with your well wishes :)

Midlife Mom said...

You are certainly a kindred spirit! I love to jet ski and ride quads too!! Also snowmobile, and I will till they can't tie me on there any more! lol!! Great picture Miss Renie, you made my day! xoxox

Sammy said...

Renie,

You are SO COOL!! :-)

audrey` said...

Wow! You can do it, Renie! Have fun =)

violetlady said...

You look about 16!! What fun!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie! How are you today? I've just come back to find your kind comment! Thanks so much! I am happy that we are enjoying such beautiful weather now!

Deborah Wilson said...

Renie,

I love jet ski's too - although I prefer a canoe on a lazy river. Looks like you had a lot of fun over the holidays..:)

Sandy said...

That looks SO FUN!!

Lucy Stern said...

If you can jet ski at your age, more power to you.... Have lots of fun with the grandkids, will be back by Saturday....

Mountain Mama said...

You look so cute on that big machine Renie!! Just keep on enjoying life.
God Bless

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,,

It's been awhile since I have visited you. Your comment of not knowing there were sugar camps in Maryland. We had a sugar camp on the farm we had before we moved to Iowa. Our farm was about a mile from where Leo Beachy lived. We used to make maple syrup and it was oh so good!

margarethall said...

FUN~!!

Abe Lincoln said...

You need good insurance to ride on one of those things. At least I would if I ever rode one as I would spend more time upside down in the water than riding on it.

Pick a Peck of Pixels is my photo blog with a difference -- I am hoping you are the difference. For this blog to be famous and land in the Wall Street Journal requires more than a couple of dozen hits a day. If 10,000 visitors leave comments then this blog is instantly famous and those leaving comments are part of history. Pick a Peck of Pixels Lets Make History.

Reader Wil said...

You're a fantastic and great lady! You are an example for me: you do things with so much pleasure and courage! You asked about facebook. The problem is, I am no longer doing facebook, though my name is still there. My last name is Fran├žois, my maiden name is Wouters. So all together I am called Wil Fran├žois_Wouters. In my country the first family name is the husband's and the maiden name follows. I don't go to Facebook, though both my daughters are there. But I want to be your friend of course! Love and hugs!

2 LMZ FARMS said...

you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!! Those things are nice... Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Mostly to thank you for the prayers and the ecouraging words. JB is doing good. I just manily want to hear his voice. Right now its just chatting on Facebook. Hopefully after today when I get everything hooked up I can hear his sweet voice. Hope you have a good one

Rachel said...

What a pretty place to jet ski!! I've never did it but it's on my list of things to do!!

Enjoy!!!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for your visit! It's so nice to see you so often and have a little chat. We just had an enormous down-pour. The water came out of my two toilets and so I had to dry my lavatory and bathroom. We also had a lot of hail. Big hailstones. I was worried about my daughter who was cycling to another village in the middle of the rain and thunderstorm. But she returned safely, thank God.

Jaina said...

Aww, I'm jealous! I haven't been out on one since last summer! You look great!

Sammy said...

Hi Renie! That's funny you thought "Sam" was a man! That's the reason I use Sammy on the blog. Although my closest friends call me Sammy, most people do call me Sam. Samantha has always seemed so formal to me!

Anyway, it's fun to be facebook friends with you! :-)

GutsyWriter said...

You look like a young woman. I'm very impressed.

Reader Wil said...

Good morning Renie! Thanks for your kind comment on my "deluge".The bathroom and lavatory were easy to clean and the leakage of the roof is reparable fortunately!

Midlife Mom said...

Just checking in again to say Howdy! Thanks for stopping by and always having such nice things to say! xoxox

Dr Jenn said...

either u are really tiny or that machine is really big! go wild woman, go!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie, good morning! Thanks for your visit. No you probably haven't got old buildings in the USA, but your country has far more interesting nature than my flat and wet country and we have no remnants of our indigenous people ( that's us) like rock paintings, for we have no rocks. Rock paintings in Europe are found in Scandinavia, France and more countries around the Miditerranean Sea. May be in Great Britain.

So every country has something interesting. That's why this meme is so great! Have a nice week, Renie! Hugs, Wil

Linda said...

Well, look at you girlfriend!!! That would be so much fun. I love spending time on the water, but I wear my life jacket because I can't swim.

Lakeland Jo said...

you are an inspiration

Margaret Cloud said...

Renie, that looks like fun, I don't think I would have the nerve to ride one. Hope you are having a nice week.

Maree said...

Thanks Renie! That is so cool about your success too! Makes life so much more fun I believe...

Maree said...

PS..this photo still cracks me up!

Sammy said...

Just stopping by to say hi, Renie. I hope you're well! :-)

Maree said...

This cold has really messed me up...doctor says it's a virus...it's a bad boy one for sure!

I loved your story of coming to America...what you saw and more importantly what you thought. That is a true gift to your readers. Most of us are here by birth and no nothing of the struggles you and your family endured to come to America.

I'd love to read stories about your childhood...maybe you have some you have already written and could repost.

I hold in my heart the stories my mom and aunt told me about their childhoods. My mom's dad owned the general store in the small town they lived in. The only other business in town was the Funeral Home. Mom said she and her sister were the best dressed in town because when the funeral home orderd silk and velvet for the caskets my grandmother would make their dresses out of the extra material. They had beautiful coats of velvet with beautiful silk linings...complements of the Funeral Home! Although I thought the story a bit morbid when I was younger...now I cherish it.

Well...I'm off to drink yet another cup of hot tea!

Margaret Cloud said...

Stopping by to say Hi and hope you are still having fun.

Dr Jenn said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been in the mood for blogging lately, it is a chore to do it some days! Hope all is well with you.

(HUGS)
Jenn

Uncle Bobby said...

Hi Renie. I am Bob Vornberg, Brenda's husband. Our granddaughter Maddie stayed with us overnight, and this morning as we played with her in the family room, I picked up the new "Chicken Soup" book and read your story on page 256 -- "Making the Best of the Worst of Times". As I looked down at our Maddie and pictured in my mind the scene you were painting, the example and lesson of your Grandfather made a very strong impression on me. I had a real sense of his spirit - not speaking to me in words - but as a role model, which he surely must have been for you.

We have a young willow tree growing in our back yard, and whenever I look at it now, I will be reminded of your Grandfather - and it will remind me to try to be a role model to Maddie.

I believe that God provides these "connections" for us if we are open to them. Please know that the spirit of your Grandfather is alive in our hearts.

Thank you.

Bonnie said...

Renie I just stumbled across your blog because my maiden name was Burghardt. Just wondering if there is a family connection?

Midlife Mom said...

Hi Miss Renie! Always nice to see your comments on my post! Yes, I think I'd better be prepared for HOT weather in Texas! Yikes! I'm a snow gal at heart! Thank goodness for air conditioning. We are going into another hot and humid spell for the next week or so, I so loved the weather of last week, breezy, warm and not humid but can't have it all. :o)

Take care my friend, continue to enjoy your summer!!! Are we going to see you sky diving next?????

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie! Thanks for your visit! I enjoy seeing you and writing to you! No wonder you haven't heard of Friesland . It's a province of the Netherlands, which is a small country and so all our 12 provinces are even smaller. I don't know all the states of the USA. And every state is many times larger than my country. So, what are we talking about. Yet it's part of my world.

Gramma Ann said...

Just came by to say Hi and thank you for all your visits each day. How are you and what have you been up to lately? Maybe some day soon you can squeeze a blog post in for all of us. WE MISS YOU and your wonderful posts.

Well anyway I think tomorrow is Chinese Buffet, so enjoy! Good night.

Poetikat said...

You are amazing! You have so much energy. I should be pleased if I had half of it!

Kat

Gramma Ann said...

Good evening, Renie,

Leo's niece has had 4 short volumes of his writings and photos published. She has given me permission to print some of the things in them. Plus, I have some of his original writings, which he wrote out in long hand. She is instrumental in seeing that his photographs are brought to peoples attention. There is a museum of his works and some of his cameras and things back in Grantsville, Maryland, the area he was from and loved and photographed. It is where we moved from 11 years ago when we moved to Iowa. His niece also has 2500 glass plates, which she is trying to get developed onto digital or something, I guess it is very time consuming and expensive. Next summer when we go back to visit the family, she wants me to bring my collection so she can look at them. We have many of the same photos, but a few I have she doesn't have. I hope all this makes sense to you.

Good night.

Mary said...

Renie,

I have never been on a jet ski. It looks like so much fun. I'm glad you're out enjoying the river. Enjoy!

Blessings,
Mary

Reader Wil said...

Hi Renie! Good morning! Thanks for the visit! The rooster is very proud for he has two beautiful wives!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Looks like fun! Aren't you the brave lady!