Skip to main content

Birthday Boy

Here is the birthday boy dodging a kiss from Baxter! We love to snuggle with him, but kisses are off limits as far as we are concerned.

We went to a new restaurant for Bruce's birthday called "Citrus." It is in a new building just north of downtown, and is quite chic. I, of course, found things to fuss about however. Not enough dressing on the salad (and I use it sparingly), and the choice of vegetables with the entree was an afterthought in my opinion. I always find that puzzling, that they spend so much time thinking about the main course that they seem to forget that a really great vegetable is like icing on the cake. We did share a lovely bottle of Sequoia Grove Cabernet though.

I don't feel like quite such a dummy now about my film loading debacle. My professor said that Canon's were notorious for being hard to load, as well as focus, which I am also struggling with. He taught us about F-Stop, and shutter speed, and examined everyone's lenses. The weather was not ideal for shooting pictures, so we stayed in the classroom all day! I have just gone down to Regina's back yard and shot a roll of film because we are going to Costco when Bruce gets home from work; they can develop it while we are looking at new glasses for him. I've also ordered a few new prints for the market. Let's hope we have more success tomorrow; at least the weather is forecast to cooperate.

Jonathan, and Alissa, will be arriving shortly from Tallahassee, via Tampa, where they attended a wedding. Next stop, home, and the Arctic Monkeys show tomorrow night. I'm glad they've had a little trip now that Alissa is graduated. I will pick Jonathan's brain regarding all my computer related issues while he is here because he is a little whiz at that stuff.

I've spent the morning tiding up(not that they will notice), and doing laundry. I'm not so sure what's for dinner as the food supplies around here are limited these days. With Bruce gone a lot of the week and my appetite puny, it is hard to keep things fresh. Maybe macaroni and cheese because Alissa is a vegetarian-- everyone(vegans excluded) likes mac and cheese, don't they?

I've posted some flower pictures on flickr that have insects included--a two for one, if you will. Before I began taking so many close-up photographs, I had no idea of the colorful nature of these tiny insects around us that we hardly see with the naked eye--the variety of life is absolutely amazing!
2 comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bodies of Water

Raise your hand if you think you can identify the location of this lovely scene? Before our excursion on Saturday, I certainly would have kept my arm straight by my side because I would have had no clue. This is the park on the shores of East Lake Tohopekaliga in downtown St. Cloud, Florida. I've included Florida because there is a town named the same in Minnesota, not far from a restaurant Bruce built, and there might just be someone from Minnesota that comes across this blog and thinks, that's not my town! 
At any rate, Bruce's superintendent in Plano is doing a fabulous job which means Mr. Peck is not having to kill himself, performing as both Project Manager, and the field Super. It's about time that he got a bit of a break, so when I asked him if he was up for a Saturday excursion to St. Cloud, he agreed. Both of us have driven by the exit to this little town on countless occasions, but never had either of us actually been there before. 28 miles from Orlando, it i…

And Just Like That....

another weekend has arrived! My, how the time flies when you are old. The date for our move to Vancouver in early July just keeps getting closer and closer! In the meantime, we are staying busy.

Matt and Tom have an anniversary coming up, yes, it has been three years already at the end of the month. You will not be surprised that I made a quilt to honor the occasion which I sent a week or so ago, thinking it would take some time. You never really know. In this instance it took only one week and since I sent it to Matt's workplace, he opened it right up and sent me a text to say he loved it! That was a relief because it is a little different than some quilts I've made. When I had only the top pieced Bruce was a little skeptical of the end result, however, after the addition of spiral quilting, and ORANGE binding, he was a convert!
For a touch of whimsy, I used a fabric with drawn kitty cats for Tom. The beginning of the spiral is somewhat sketchy, but I did the best that I coul…

The Good along with the Bad

Life sure takes some unexpected turns, doesn't it? Early last week, I heard from our sister-in-law, Ruth, that her father was gravely ill and not expected to recover. It came on suddenly, and within a week or so, he died from congestive heart failure. Her dad, Jack, was a good man, always ready with a joke or a funny saying, one of which was that every time you greeted him, asking after his well being, he responded by saying, "I'm vertical and ventilating!" Apparently, we were not the only ones he said that to because when the funeral mass began, the priest had all 200 folks stand up and said out loud to Jack in his casket that we were all standing for him and were "vertical and ventilating!" That brought on a good laugh from everyone.  We took Maureen with us, and sister Lisa and her husband Danny were there, as was, of course, our brother Pat.
Jack told his family he was more than ready to go, having lived a full life with no regrets. When it is time for …