Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Excited about the weekend

I like short work weeks ( who doesn’t, those of us still working) and I enjoyed having break the fast with my in-laws!!! i can’t wait to go to Kentucky, Friday, with Judy. We are going to the St. James Art Fair, in Kentucky, Fri-Sunday. Donna is a little mad at me because I’m picking the Art Fair over going with her for my birthday day trip and the Fever game. Also Dora asked me to go with Neil and her, Sunday, to Day Spring to help with a meal for the homeless but I don’t think I’ll be home in time. Why is it everything falls on the same weekend. More about the weekend when I see you at Barb’s for CC.

Posted by CarolFay on 09/30 at 11:03 PM
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend Activities

The weather was a surprise!  Turns out it really didn’t interfere with outdoor plans.  Saturday we invited Aunt Gloria to go with us to meet Rachel for lunch in Greensburg (half way point).  I was surprised - she accepted right a way saying “I’d love to see Rachel!” - but who wouldn’t!  Rachel and she bonded over the frozen dinners we had prepared for both of the them - our own meals on wheels.  Aunt Gloria seems to be getting into the idea of the painting class she and I are enrolled for. She said she enjoyed being around young people and it felt good to laugh (Rachel had brought a friend ... but not THE friend).  I wish it were as easy to get Dave’s dad to do things!

Today Dave and I plan to go over to Ft. Ben for the first Hoosier Outdoor Experience.  They have exhibits and demonstrations of the many outdoor opportunities.

We are still checking flights to Hawaii - comparing seats available if we land on the Big Island vs Oahu - have plans A thru Z (although plan Z is turning the thermostat up to 80 and watching Hawaii movies and listening to Carol’s CD’s).  Seats still look good for me to go to Akron on Wednesday also.

Posted by Maureen on 09/27 at 10:50 PM
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Friday, September 25, 2009


We had our rain ... I’m happy - now about some sun!  I have cooked dinner every night this week and frozen leftovers for us, Rachel, and Aunt Gloria.  I guess I could still use a rainy day to clean the family room and bathrooms but ...

And speaking of enough ... Heartland Film Festival has extended it’s days and movies.  It is almost overwhelming to try and read all of the movies.  They have also changed the way to obtain tickets - you can buy the actual ticket ahead of time now.;jsessionid=113B8F590C65137950174B3499527726 

Dave has pushed our Hawaii trip back a day - from Tuesday to Wednesday - work conflict.  Who wants to take bets that we won’t be going?  I am planning on flying to Akron next week to see my dad so if I am not at CC that is why.

Posted by Maureen on 09/25 at 06:47 AM
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Buzzing Saws

All Points is here right now, taking down the apple tree and several large limbs on the sycamore and hackberry, also a little trimming on an oak and maple.  Quite a large crew, and Larry is also helping. 

We had a nice weekend.  Saturday we all went to eat at TGI Friday’s for Melissa’s birthday, then came back here for cupcake birthday cake.  She loved the bike we gave her.  Then on Sunday at church Delaney took her First Communion and that was quite touching to be present at.  She was very serious about the whole ceremony and had made a pretty ceramic chalice that was used for serving communion.  We gave her an angel figurine and a book of devotions for young girls - both of which Delaney liked alot.

We are planning to go and pick apples at Stuckey Farm on Saturday if the weather is nice.

Posted by Carol on 09/23 at 12:37 AM
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Let it Rain

This weather has been fabulous but I need some rain so that I can get the house cleaned, read some books, sleep in, and vegetate!  Today Dave and I did a 45 mile bike ride in Hope, IN…south of Shelbyville.  It benefited their food pantry… don’t ask me how because the registration was only $20 and for that there was 4 rest stop with great snacks, grilled chicken sandwiches (ohh so tender), pasta salad, bean, fruit for lunch, and a root beer float at the end. When the wind was in our face I could swear I was only going to do 20 miles but then we would pick up a tail wind and we were just zooming along these country roads and I would think… maybe we can do the 100 miles!

We then went to hear Maureen McGovern at the POPS concert (she sang There’s Got to Be a Morning After oh so long ago!) - thankfully she didn’t sing it tonight!  They played music from the 60’s - tv show tunes from My 3 Sons, Hawaii 5-0, etc.

Posted by Maureen on 09/20 at 10:47 AM
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

who is our tree guy?

Someone asked me for a tree reference, and I can’t remember the name, is it Larry _________?  maybe All Points Tree service?

Posted by Kate on 09/15 at 09:47 PM
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Monday, September 14, 2009


How is that for a catch all title?

WFYI has an on-line auction if anyone is interested .  If this link doesn’t work just go to WFYI’s website.  I guess we shouldn’t try to overbid our friends so if you do bid - let me know.  I am thinking of several activities that CC could do - Cooking Class at Clark’s Appliances, Mass Ave tour with wine shop and choc tasting, or Home Grown dinner. Carol Fay - there are movie tickets and a Heartland Film Festival package.

I am enjoying this gorgeous weather - hiking, biking, eating outside, yard work and planning a trip to Hawaii - or at least to the Indianapolis Airport.

A cyclist was injured and later died in an accident in front of the JCC in a mass pile up of bicyclists going 30 mph.

Welcome back Kate!

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Friday, September 11, 2009


Thinking back to 2001 today…

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

How was last night?

I’m sorry I didn’t make it but I have a ligit excuse. Driving home from work I ran out of gas (first time) at 79th and Zionsville road. None of my men could help me so Elliott told me to Call AAA. We have the Plus plan so They come out and give you a gallon and a half of gas for free. it was half hour wait. Then I had to go to Aldi to pick up some things for dinner (after I filled up the gas tank). It was after 9:30 by the time we finished and I cleaned up. I helped Boby with packing, also. He is in a wedding, tomorrow, in North Carolina. He went to Rachel’s last night and left today from there. She is flying to NC tomorrow and driving back with Bobby Sunday.What are all your plans for the holidays? Elliott works tomorrow ( Volleyball Tournament) So it’s ladie’s Day at the movies. He just found out he has another Kidney stone and will have another procedure next week. We probably won’t do much but we do have plans to go out to eat, Sunday night with another couple! it’s Official. Elliott will start being a NC building Sub on Sept. 21st. Both Bobby and Elliott will go to the substitute orientation this month.
I am going to the Messianic Jewish service, with Nancy Woody, tonight. Jen said she does want to go with Matt and me, next Friday, to the service. Nancy and I will find out more info tonight. Elliott has football. Have a good holiday.

Posted by CarolFay on 09/05 at 12:43 AM
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

We Are On

Raquel called me and she said that we can meet this Thursday at her house.  She will call Barb and the rest of us can hear it from here.  Be sure to comment on how clean her garage is.

Posted by Maureen on 09/02 at 06:54 AM
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

There’s no place like home

I drove home yesterday, a day earlier than I’d planned.  I left Pine City early Sunday morning (it was 38 degrees!) and was here by about 7 pm, 750 miles.  The reunion was fantastic - we had a good turnout, 55 classmates out of 120 (7 have passed away).  I had several people greet me and I did not know who in the world they were to save my life (they hadn’t put on their photo name tags!!).  No friend like an old friend - some I have known since 1st grade, 50 years ago.  The night before at my friend Rob and Wim’s lake cottage was alot of fun too, I think we could have talked all night.  So now I am back, and getting ready for our good Minneapolis friends Deb and Gerald Bischoff to arrive Tuesday.  Gerald has business in town.  They will leave Thursday I think, so if by any chance Raquel does have CC I will be there.

Posted by Carol on 09/01 at 09:44 AM
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