August 2011 Archives

Farewell August

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Nice day today - Matthew is here for a few days visit while Davie is at a conference down in Orlando.  We did some photography outside, some shopping, watched a movie, had a nice barbqued supper, and have been listening to music on our Ipods tonight.  Davie will join us on Friday, and then they will drive back to Cleveland on Sunday.  A very nice end to the summer visit!!

News Roundup

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Other than the earthquake today, I have two bits of news. 

One, I saw a bright green meteor/fireball about 4 am today when I got up to use the bathroom.  We had our windows open, so I glanced outside before I went back to bed and what to my wondering eyes did appear, but this big green ball going across the western night sky from left to right, about 3 seconds till it vanished.  Amazing!  The first time I have seen something like that.

Two, here is the meal that Delaney made for all of us on Sunday (she shopped for her own groceries too):  Cheese Wedge Biscuits, Corkscrew Pasta with Tiny Tomatoes Sauce, Red Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary, Fresh Green Beans, and for dessert Apple Pie made with Granny Smith apples.  She really worked hard, and didn't want any help except for using the oven.  These recipes were in a cookbook I have had for many years called "Family Fun Cookbook".

And one more thing - Happy Birthday to Davie, wishing him many more returns of the day!!

Good news

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After over a year of earnest job-hunting,  hundreds of applications, many phone interviews, several in-person interviews and lots and lots of prayers, the good news is that Melissa was hired for a job yesterday!  She will be starting September 8, working in the vacation condo/timeshares industry  for Bluegreen Corp. as a Senior Vacation Specialist and is very excited to get started!

We are going out to eat with Taylor, Melissa and girls tonight in celebration of this happy event!

Good news!

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After over a year of earnest job-hunting,  hundreds of applications, many phone interviews, several in-person interviews and lots and lots of prayers, the good news is that Melissa was hired for a job yesterday!  She will be starting September 8, working in the vacation condo/timeshares industry and is very excited to get started!!

Way to go Melissa!!

Doesn't take much

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Seeing a favorite or rarely seen bird in our yard can make my day!  This morning I glanced out the kitchen window and saw an Eastern Phoebe - rarely seen in our yard!  Yesterday I saw a favorite (not seen regularly), the large sized Yellow Shafted Flicker.  Adding to these, I have been seeing alot of cardinals, hummingbirds, nuthatches, chickadees and goldfinches at the feeders - all of them lovely birds that, when seeing them, outweighs the sight of the huge number of "ordinary" visitors to our yard such as House Finches and sparrows!

Back in the saddle

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Busy week here, regrouping and catching up after being gone for ten days!  Have had an overnight guest - our nephew who is enroute to a new job, my devotions group here yesterday morning, and tomorrow Delaney and her friend Anna will come over for a little while before I take them to our church for a "Lock In" overnight till Saturday.

Yesterday I spent quite a few hours outside in the flower beds and plantings, dealing with weeds and deadheading flowers.  Today I will do the same in another spot.  Thankfully we had just enough of a rain shower on Tuesday that I can get by without taking time to water until Saturday. 

It was a wonderful trip home to Minnesota, which makes all of the "catching up" here worth it!

All Minnesota...

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...all week!  And all fun too - back south on Sunday!

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