Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As a test, he took down one feeder and bought a finch feeder and seed. It didn't take long for the finch to show up. The other homemade feeder will soon be coming down. I miss my blue jays and cardinals so we will next have to buy a feeder for them.
We want to have everything in place for the winter feeding season.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
purchase another picnic basket
If you walked into our home from the deck the above is what would greet you on your left.
Four baskets sit on the floor. Even thou I broke the decorating rule of "odd numbers" I would not go any higher with the stack.
The small basket is a pie basket that I bought at the Antique's in the Park on Saturday. It was $25, right in line with what I was paying at the antique shop. It looks perfect up there.
Monday, August 25, 2008
None of the girls took the game seriously. As you can tell when someone plays in sandals. Terri hadn't played since high school. About 30 plus years, I think. Maybe the boys did take the game some what seriously. Hey, remember our bowling, we are a competitive bunch.
Dayle was the best putter of the evening. She plays once every two years so she was way ahead of the rest of the girls. Unless you can get onto a course you can't appreciate the landscape. Look at the height of the green compared to the fairway.
We didn't play off the regular tees. The boys played off the 150 yard markers and the girls off the 100 yard markers. Also, did a combination of captain & crew or the entire group would play the same ball. Basically what ever allowed for the fewest strokes.
When we were teeing up for the 8th hole. I said how it would be great to see someone have to chip out of a sand trap. Prior to this hole no one had even gone into a sand trap. On this hole two players hit into the sand trap. A big thanks to Mike for hitting out of the sand. I couldn't believe the amount of sand that flies. This is my favorite picture of the night.
I hadn't played in 23 years. I would like to try and go again this season. I would definitely need some intense lessons. The club has co-ed every Friday night. We stayed for dinner after our 9 holes and talked about doing co-ed one Friday night a month next year. Yes, I need intense lessons.
Friday, August 22, 2008
My two favorite days in town is when Antiques in the Park and Arts in the Park are held. Arts in the Park will be September 20. Tomorrow is Antiques in the Park starting at 10am, if you're around stop by. Remember there will be lots of quilts for sale this year!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Besides produce that they grow, they purchase fruits and vegetables from non Amish farmers.
Yesterday, I bought 6 ears of corn, 4 green peppers, a quart of tomatoes & peaches and 2 bags of yellow beans. This Amish family grew everything except the peaches. All of this for $9.25. I don't think a grocery store would beat that.
They also sell bread, jams, honey and pies that they make. I will not purchase any food items that our local Amish make. There is very poor sanitary conditions in their homes. In the fall they will sell pumpkins, squash, Indian corn and gourds. I love stopping at the stands in the fall.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I's great to have you so close. I’m sure it will be hard for your Mom when she leaves for home on Friday. I can certainly relate. Sorry the picture I have of the two of you is not the best. I know going through a 21 family reunion buffet table is serious business. Good luck on your first day of graduate school tomorrow and remember you have an invitation for Thanksgiving break!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
So my friends and family, if you don't like having your picture taken I'll take some of your pets. I am in negotiations now for an idea I have for a dog photo. In fact they are neighbors of the Porters.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Only downfall is my 22 mile commute. Although, even thou it's 22 miles it only takes 23 minutes, unlike commutes in city's. I've always thought I would keep working until the kids are out of college. Now that we've reached that milestone I'm not quite ready for retirement.
Having a job you enjoy is such an important part of having a good life. I hope you have a job you enjoy as much I as I do mine.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
She did a GREAT job climbing the hill.
The fans were all cheering "GO ELLIE." It was nice that her registration number also included her name.
Again, we can tell were not in Utica racing!! Such lovely views.
The finish times were 43.04 for Jackie and EG with 44.30.
At the tent for the wheelchair racers.
Below is the EG Racing Team Cape Cod. EG was so excited to have college friend Maria along with her parents to cheer her on. Also, Uncle Donald and girlfriend Sue. Sue is taking the picture.
I am so excited to announce that EG Racing next event will be the Boston Half-Marathon to be held Columbus Day Weekend this October. Maria will also be a participant in the race. This might be the race that EG will beat out her #1 competition. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Depending on the size I need one or two more for the floor. There are two more left at the antique store. There is a pie basket. I liked it but its square so it wouldn't fit on the tower. The other basket is plastic. I recently read that the plastic baskets are now the rage, they're from the 50's. I just don't think it would fit with what I have. I'm staying on the hunt.
In the blogging world there is a term "Guest Blogger." It's when the author of the blog is away and another person will host the blog in his/her absence or another person has more knowledge in a particular subject that the author would like covered in his/her blog. Well, tomorrow I will be having a guest. Never thought I would host a guest on my Blog. A member of EG Racing will be giving a report on the weekend race in Cape Cod. I can't wait and I hope you are excited about seeing & reading about the race as I am!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Mick spent his weekend at Fay Ln. The bathroom project has turned into a never ending job. I am HOPING one more weekend of work will do it. Next work trip will be tied to JW and Ke's visit and I plan on going to check out the work. Maybe I will be allowed to choose the color for the walls.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Just before we entered the bridal show we attended on Sunday.
Lastly, a picture of Leigh Leigh. It was taken on Monday morning at the end of the save the date photo shoot. There are some great pictures for the save the date card. I can't wait to see what they decided to use!
I had a great visit with a lot of wonderful memories.