Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busy Times for All

Hard to believe that it is the end of May - and that we even had such a rainy cool month after the last few days!

The trip to Cincinnati was very nice.  Rachel really appreciated having us to help her transport the bike to the triathlon and being there to cheer her on.  She had selected a nice restaurant for dinner on Friday and brunch on Saturday.  After brunch at noon we took the hint and left when Rachel said we could occupy ourselves while she took a nap.  We were leaving anyway.

We’ll see how much we can get our house organized before we leave for Akron.  Marie will be spending the week here.

Susan - doesn’t it do your soul good knowing that there are other trash raiders!  Was he actually going to use them as pool stairs?  Hope Bill BD celebration goes well - sorry we will miss it… unless Kevin calls and uninvites us!

Posted by Maureen on 05/30 at 06:56 PM
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Reporting in

Glad that Kate and CarolFay had nice travels - such cute news about the wee ones Kate!  What kind of azalea do you have that is still blossoming?! (And how appropriate your description is what with my niece becoming a sweet bride this Sunday)  Maureen, I had thought I’d get over to preview your floors today, but my errands took longer than planned and I didn’t have any time left over!  I bet your house looks fantastic. 

I have been pretty busy outside, trying to get things accomplished before we leave for Minnesota.  We are leaving real early Friday morning - so I don’t know if I will make it over to CC at your house CarolFay.  We are staying in Rochester - the wedding is in the little town of Byron 4 miles west of there, and then the reception is at the Rochester Art Center.  We are driving up to the cities on Monday to see Steve’s folks - a bit open ended about our return day right now.  There are so many friends we could also visit in the Twin Cities, and then head farther north to Pine City and find more to see. 

I haven’t seen the fox again since last week, but at least I got a good picture of him.  He seemed very bold actually, just stood by our back patio and stared back at me when I took his picture.

Posted by Carol on 05/26 at 10:04 AM
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Preview Tours

AAHHH!!  The installers came up about a dozen planks short - if that!  They will be back on Thursday along with the men to install the runner on the steps.  The steps were sanded today and will get one more coat on Tuesday.  They really match the rest of the flooring very nicely.  The house looks so spacious - so now I need some small area rugs to bring it together for a cozy feel.

Let the cleaning begin!  If anyone wants to stop by I’ll generally be here.

Posted by Maureen on 05/25 at 02:02 AM
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Time for a new post

Sue, Barb emailed me and said she responded yes, to Bill’s party, for both of us (not Hubbys). She shockecd me. She is hoping to come Thursday to my house. Carol, I hope you can come to hear about my trip and see my pic.s. If not I will post some on facebook. I have about 250. I wish I knew how to use Piccasa, like you do or knew a fast way to post all 250 on FB. My boys never have time to help me. Kathy, I also want to hear about your brother. Are you coming Thursday? Maureen and Sue I’ll see you and I’ll call Raquel, hopefully today.

Posted by CarolFay on 05/24 at 11:41 PM
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Conversation Club this week?

I am starting a new post. I want to make sure everyone sees it and lets me know if they can come to my house this Thursday. I’m off Wednesday, for my birthday, but Elliott is off also. We are taking Honey to a new Vet and I have lunch plans. Then I hope to come home and get some cleaning done. It’s not just for CC, it’s also because my nephew, Josh, is coming next weekend for a couple of days. Carol, did you say you would be gone the 27th? I just can’t have cc the next week. I work two nights and Zumba on Tuesday. I can’t wait to tell all of you about my trip. I have about 200 pictures. I have one of those digital frames I’ll turn on.

Posted by CarolFay on 05/22 at 02:39 AM
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Way to spend a rainy day

The men arrived at 9 to begin the floor project.  I am secluded upstairs, the house is a mess and will get messier.  I just keep reminding myself how much I wanted this done - and trying to decide what the next project will be! 

We picked up our “new” van Sunday - it belonged to Dave’s Dad - 2002 with only 20,000 miles and a dead battery.  I am still attached to my van so it may take awhile to get rid of it.

Posted by Maureen on 05/18 at 09:21 PM
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Commencing planting

What a perfect day to start spring planting!  I did put in a few perennials week before last that I got at the Blind School sale but today was my official start.  Zinnia garden seeds, a pink and red mandevilla vine for the obelisk made by my dad, some scaveola for the hot front area, and more of this and that!  Therapeutic.  I think I’ll celebrate with a glass of wine!  Also, have to mention that today is my folk’s 62nd wedding anniversary, tomorrow is Taylor and Melissa’s 11th - quite an accomplishment for both couples!!

Posted by Carol on 05/15 at 03:12 AM
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Home from the North

Had a good trip to MN, once we actually got there.  Science Fair journey last week!!!  We were supposed to leave at 12:30 pm and finally got on a plane at 9 pm that night - getting up to the cities too late(nearly midnight)  to complete my part of the journey, so Delta had to get us a hotel overnight near the airport.  Lost a whole day of prep time for the wedding shower, but once I got to my folks on Wednesday (about 2 pm) my sister and I swung into action.  The shower was on Thursday in the later afternoon, so we were able to be ready with about 30 minutes to spare! It was a very nice evening, and Alicia Ruth was so appreciative of our efforts.  Then I had Friday to take it a little easy at my folks - outside it was snowing!! - and on Saturday morning we drove up to the cities for niece Caitlin’s law school graduation.  It was held in downtown Minneapolis at Orchestra Hall, a block away from St. Thomas Law School.  Steve drove over from Saint Paul where he had been with his folks and joined us for the grad ceremony, reception and then celebration dinner at a swanky restaurant a block away on Nicollet Mall.  I went with Steve then, back to his folks where we spent Mother’s Day.  Our flight back yesterday was uneventful, and we finally pulled into our driveway about 8 pm.  Good to be home, and very thankful that I was able to be part of two fun events.

Sorry to hear about your brother Kate - I hope things will swing back in the right direction for him real soon!  CarolFay, I will just talk to you at Starbucks tomorrow night - travel is still fun, but it can be more work in planning these days for sure!!  I will probably get to Starbucks around 8:30 or so too.

Posted by Carol on 05/12 at 02:29 AM
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Monday, May 10, 2010

I"m getting excited about my trip!

I can’t wait to get your advice on packing, boarding pass and overall procedures on how to get on the plane and fly to the Keys. It’s been a few years ( Arizona was the last trip). I had a great LAZY Mother’s Day and dinner with me three men. I hope all of you also had a good day! This week Will be very busy, working and getting ready for the trip. More about it on Wednesday. I hope to have time to go Zumba with Barb. Matt and I hope to visit a friend at Hooverwood, Tuesday night. Carol, can’t wait to hear about your trip and problems leaving. Sounds like it went well once you got there. Do start a little later so KAthy and I don’t miss a lot of your news. Is Township Starbucks ok for everyone? It’s at least five minutes closer for me.

Posted by CarolFay on 05/10 at 11:24 PM
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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Baby It’s Cold out there

We got downtown about 30 minutes earlier than we needed to.  I ended up covering up my new pink florescent running shirt with my running jacket.  I walked most of the way with an occasional slow jog for a final time of 2 hours and 57 minutes.  I must say that I enjoyed my training walks better than the race - the weather was nice, the walks more meditative and relaxing and I always enjoyed my visit at the 10 mile mark with Susan.  Kevin did not make it in - but we expected that to happen.  We came home and ate grilled cheese and turkey sandwiches and a cup of soup ( good thing we still have a few containers left from the winter). 

Stay warm!

Posted by Maureen on 05/09 at 04:53 AM
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Time to start another post

  I don’t want you to think I was just talking to Carol on the last comment. I know all of you have traveled ( car or plane) it’s just Carol has gone most recently and the proceedures seem to keep changing. When I fly, on the 15th, the baggage price and ounce amount might be different. I still want to ask all of you and then I’ll call the airline. I’m confused abount weighing the bag I will check. Theresa said to weigh it and the pay the airlines in advance. Does that mean I have to make an extra trip or pay, on line, before I get to the airport? This is going to be a very busy month. Last weekend I had a pre-Birthday lunch. Vicki and Judy treated me to the Taste on College Ave. Then we went to a movie. I will probably have other birthday plans. The 15th is my trip till the 19th. Bobby has baseball games, there are Indians games and the Fever Start the 15th. and we are taking Josh to the 500 Parade.

Posted by CarolFay on 05/05 at 05:07 AM
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