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

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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.”

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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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Saturday, November 07, 2009

garage sale tomorrow

please stop by

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

biodiversity using native plants

I thought the speech last night was quite interesting. I know people who are into planting native plants but never quite understood what the fuss was about. Well Doug Tallamy advocated for choosing plants that support a variety of insects to feed the dwindling bird species and entire population ; diminish lawns and increase varieties of plants (especially native woody plants) to add oxygen to the atmosphere. He even had a website to help with making plant choices.

Posted by Susan on 11/05 at 02:21 AM
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

To Minnesota and back

I enjoyed my week up North.  The leaves were still pretty in southern Minnesota, the farmers were all out in their fields harvesting and the snow wasn’t too bothersome!

As to the main reason I came to Minnesota - The Little House on the Prairie at the Ordway Theatre in Saint Paul - it was absolutely wonderful!!  It was fun to see Melissa Gilbert (Laura on the TV production of the 70’s and 80’s) as “Ma” and all of the other characters were perfectly cast.  All had lovely voices, the songs and orchestra, the minimal scenery, the costumes - all of it just great.  It was so touching to see the portrayal of those actual people and events - I was in tears on and off from the raising of the curtain.  Having read everything that Laura (and also everything of her daughter Rose) every wrote, seeing many photographs, and visiting the sod house site on Plum Creek in Walnut Grove, MN - I think it was just too touching.  I think the closest to Indy the production will come is St. Louis in November.  Saint Paul was the premiere city.  And the days with my folks were just wonderful too - full of conversation, good meals, some sorting and sifting, and just plain taking it easy.  My folks took me up to the airport yesterday(2 hours from New Ulm) for my 3:30 pm flight home.  I am “Silver Elite” on Delta/NW so I got upgraded to First Class when I came up, but I wasn’t as lucky on my return trip!  At least the pilot remembered to land here in Indy:)

Posted by Carol on 10/29 at 08:26 AM
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