Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday It IS

I’ll call Barb, Kate, and Raquel but regardless of their response since Carol Fay is in - we will have CC here on Wednesday, December 16th!

Posted by Maureen on 12/16 at 04:00 AM
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

No phone Call?

Did I see, on one of the posts, That the next Thursday’s CC is my Turn? Is it after the holidays? We don’t have our January schedule yet but I think I’m off that Thursday. It should be a Riley day since it’s the second Thursday but I will have to let you know. We might be going to a New Year’s Eve party, in Carmel, but we aren’t sure yet. That’s around the tume I would like to go to Munster, to celebrate. if I can get one of the boys to go. Matt is spending Christmas with Jen’s family. Bobby will be here but he will go sometime, during Rachel’s break, to her family. This sharing is hard already and they aren’t even married!! I hope all of you have a great holiday!! Barb and I spent the first night of Chanukah going to the movie Invictus. We both enjoyed it. I treated for Barb’s birthday (back in Oct.). It’s better late than never.Bob’s sister had surgery, yesterday. it seemed to go ok.

Posted by CarolFay on 12/13 at 01:57 AM
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend and such

Tonight is Dave’s office party at the Arts Garden. Saturday, Rachel and Nick are picking up Aunt Gloria and we are going to Yuletide at the Symphony followed by dinner at Scholar’s Inn. Rachel thought it would be nice to put up the tree with Nick here so - we will.  We have offered to Rachel that we can drive to Cincinnati for Christmas since she has made the drive here so often lately - she is considering it but she likes the tradition of midnight Mass at St. Monica.  She will also be coming back New Year’s Eve weekend - if Kevin and Jen make it in.  I think we will wait until then to open our stockings.  I quoted the line from the movie The Grinch (something about Christmas isn’t about the presents) when Rachel asked - what will we do on Christmas?

Hope everyone is staying warm!

Posted by Maureen on 12/11 at 10:03 PM
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Retirement Reception

Tomorrow afternoon Steve is being honored at a retirement reception down at Lilly - I am going, and so are Matthew, Davie, Taylor and Steve and Gloria Worth.  I guess there will be nibblings, visiting and a few formal remarks.  It is still so hard to believe that after moving to Indy 30 years ago, we no longer have a job-related reason to live here!

Posted by Carol on 12/10 at 09:24 AM
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Waimea Bay

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We go to this beach every year - this is unbelievably huge surf, usually the waves are around 10-15 feet and occasionally we have seen them around 20-25 feet which look huge.  But nothing like the ones in this report!!

Posted by Carol on 12/08 at 10:07 PM
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tis the Season

After a Christmas memorial service at church on Saturday - people who had friends and family who died this year gathered for a nice service - Dave and I hit the stores hoping to get ideas.  We wandered around Lowes, Penney’s, Dick’s, Wild Birds, Trader Joes, 1/2 Price Books, and Goodman Shoes.  It was fun doing it together - we managed to come up with some different things for the stockings - especially at Trader Joe’s!  Since I can’t give library books with the kids out of town we hit the $1.00 rack at the bookstore.  It occurred to me later that I could have taken the non-circulating paperbacks from the library and kept the tradition.  We even made a stop at Goodwill in honor of Dave’s Mom who always got us stuff from there.  They were having 1/2 off of everything in the store - luckily we didn’t find anything because the lines were so long!

Now - to enjoy the sun and brisk refreshing air!... Although Kate’s trip to Florida sounds good!  Should we let her have CC again?  She must not have recovered from Thanksgiving and is in a daze.  I wonder what else we can get her to agree to?

Posted by Maureen on 12/06 at 10:25 PM
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Did I over react? I need all your opinions!

After missing Thanksgiving, with us, Bobby finall got home yesterday, around 5:00, a little before I got home from work. Elliott and I expected him to have dinner with us, but NO! He tells us a friend called and he is going to dinner with her family! I lost it! I told him I wasn’t happy, in fact I was down right MAD. I didn’t bring up the fact that it was a holiday weekend and he was chosing to be with other people. I grumbled and rumbled and said “You will eat with us Sunday night!” I know he is an adult and can do what he wants to do but when it’s a holiday don’t you think Family comes first?? Any other time when we think he is going to be with us and changes plans I accept it!!! Let me know what you think!  Was I wrong? He told Rachel I was throwing a Hissy Fit!

Posted by CarolFay on 11/30 at 06:03 AM
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

All is Quiet - Too Quiet

Hope everyone had enjoyable visits with family and friends over the past several days.  Kevin did not make it out of Roanoke even though there were 30 seats open - fog in Charlotte prevented planes from landing or taking off.  Jen drove to Roanoke, picked Kevin up and then they drove to Newport News to be with her family.  Everyone (except perhaps Jen’s family) was disappointed.
After the 4.5 mile Drumstick Dash, showers and lunch we headed to Warsaw where we had a good visit and good food. I brought the grace that the “children” in the family wrote with my Mom years ago - spelling out Thanksgiving Day.  I choked up when I read the lines my Mom came up with -America and what it is and could be, the Young people of all ages who are challenged to make our world a better place.  Everyone left there Friday by early afternoon.  We had Dave’s side of the family up Friday night for pizza and salad.  Rachel left Saturday after a pumpkin pancake breakfast and now the house is quiet and activity level is low.

Posted by Maureen on 11/29 at 03:58 AM
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another Sighting

I was a Marsh when I tall young striking gentleman walked past me with a young woman.  It took me a second and then I said as they passed me ... I know you because my mind couldn’t process the name and I wasn’t quite sure.  But yes it was ... David and Judy.  I identified them without having Kate around to recognize.  They mentioned that they had seen another CC member at Target.

Posted by Maureen on 11/26 at 02:23 AM
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Great weekend

I really enjoyed last weekend. First Barb, Judy, Donna and I went to Aunt Sue’s Tea House for Tea Group. It was in Marion, In. Then we went antique shopping. That night Elliott, Elsie, Bobby, Rachel and I saw Damn Yankees at North Central. It was very good. Then Bobby, Rachel, Elliott and I went for a late dinner. Sunday I just relaxed. I’m off today and planning to start my Jello mold and dip for tomorrow. I’m being lazy. Elliott is also off and we were hoping to do something together but he washed his cell phone in the washer so he had to order another phone!. It’s supposed to come by Fedex, today. We are still waiting and Elliott has a Pacer game! I’m staying home so I can get my mold and dip done and see if Jackie needs any help. Matt will be with us tomorrow, for Thanksgiving, at Jackie’s house. Bobby is going to Rachel’s family. What are all of you doing for thanksgiving.

Posted by CarolFay on 11/26 at 02:15 AM
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving

Dave and I enjoyed the turkey and wine at the winery today!  I wish I had talked all of you into going.  We had a full turkey dinner and dessert with 6 wines.  The “taste” glasses were rather generous so that we ended up with 3 glasses basically - 3 reds and 3 whites..  And since there was an empty place at our table with wine already poured we could have drank it also.  There was enough food for seconds but neither Dave nor I had room.  All for $25.  Next year I am just going to have Kevin and Rachel bring their respective dates and make it our Thanksgiving so that we don’t have to worry about travel plans.  We won’t know till Thanksgiving morning if Kevin and Jen will make it.

I hope the weather for Thanksgiving is like what we had today!

“My” painting is really good - I can even claim credit for a few strokes!

Posted by Maureen on 11/22 at 08:32 AM
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another one I’ve never heard

OK ladies, you know that I collect alternative “Grandma” names and here’s one I saw that I think is really unusual:  MeMommie

Posted by Carol on 11/18 at 01:57 AM
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Colts Game

Did any of you stay up for the game?? I can’t believe they came back and won! I did stay up for it and I’m paying the price today! I’m at work, dragging!! Both Bobby and Matt were working at the game. Elliott stayed up to talk to Bobby. I just couldn’t make it so hopefully I’ll hear about what it was like to be on the Patriot side from him. I also saw the Pacers beat the Celtics. That was an exciting game, especially since the Celtics are really alot better than us, stats wise. they were 8-2. We were 3-3. This coming Saturday Elliott and I are going to the North Central musical, “Damn Yankees.”

Posted by CarolFay on 11/16 at 11:18 PM
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Surprise

When I got home from my 3 mile walk this morning Rachel came out the front door - with Nick behind her.  They came home to surprise me for my birthday on Monday.  Dave had gone to his Dad’s church and had brought him back for brunch also.  Lucky I keep a relatively neat house - that I had decided to go for a walk and wasn’t still in pj’s.  Nick said he could also come for the Yuletide Concert on December 12th.

Posted by Maureen on 11/16 at 02:06 AM
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Doctor Referral?

Can anyone recommend an orthopedic doctor that has experience in shoulders - I think I am going to look into my options to take care of my shoulder pain since after 3 years it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

Posted by Maureen on 11/11 at 03:38 AM
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