Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Any RSVPs for Thursday?

I am looking forward to seeing all of you!

Posted by Kate on 11/30 at 09:08 PM
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Remember the day

Have been reading some interesting reflections from school friends on Facebook today, thinking back to the day when JFK was assassinated.  What one of us remembers, another one expands on - but what is eerie is that we all basically have the exact memories of that afternoon, and what we were doing when we heard the news. Our 7th grade Algebra teacher,  Mr. Reynolds (not the most serious or credible teacher if I remember correctly) came in to our class, first one of the afternoon, and said “Did you hear President Kennedy was shot?” - I remember waiting to hear the punchline to this very sick joke. So very sadly, it was not a joke. My family spent the entire weekend in front of the black and white TV set. Then on Sunday morning after church I was with my dad in Lilja’s Drugstore, buying the Sunday paper and that’s where we heard that Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. It was a growing up time for me, being sad beyond words for this very grown-up tragedy. My eyes still tear up when I think of this.

Posted by Carol on 11/23 at 10:07 AM
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I was thinking of what the turkey says when I wrote the title but then it occurred to me - that is what we do!  I am going into this eating season with a different approach this year - hopefully.

I read somewhere : the first bite always taste the best, so savor it and don’t eat as much. You should spend as much time eating the meal (eating slowly, having conversation) as you spent preparing it. And in Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules, you shouldn’t eat anything that has ingredients you can’t pronounce - stick to real food.  I’ll see if I can remember to bring his book to the next CC - it is very short.

All that being said as long as Saturday’s weather was cold and gray - we made Martha Stewart’s pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin ice cream, and chestnut pumpkin bisque (and tomato soup and blue cheese garlic soup). We also went to Best Chocolate and bought some truffles to take to Akron.  I thought we’d play - can you identify the flavor? We still have a dozen truffles wrapped securely in the freezer from when we had our trip there!  If I hadn’t tripled wrapped them I am sure we would have broken into them by now!  I still need to make a pumpkin log, chocolate chip pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and sweet potatoes.

Rachel is coming here. Dave and I are doing the Drumstick Dash in Broad Ripple Thursday morning and going to Dave’s brother’s for dinner that night.  Friday we are driving to Akron and celebrating Thanksgiving on Saturday.  Kevin and Jen will also be there.

Thanking God for the the many blessings in my life…

Posted by Maureen on 11/22 at 07:08 PM
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Had A good conversation club but we missed Kate and Maureen

It was a nice evening at my house. I’m happy I was finally able to have CC. We decided the next one should be the week after Thanksgiving. Kate, we think it’s your turn if you can have it. Otherwise Maureen, you are next. Sue Kitzi and I had lunch, outside oh Yumm, like you did, and had a great lunch. Yester day was a beautiful day. I enjoyed going to the gift and Hobbie show even though I didn’t buy anything. I enjoyed being with Kitzi. Tonight I think Elliott and I are going to see his Dad at the rehab center.

Posted by CarolFay on 11/14 at 03:36 AM
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Travels

Coming back to Indianapolis weather was great - a continuation of our vacation. We went on a 20 mile bike ride Friday.

I do believe though that the weather here might have been warmer than in Zion and Sedona.  I think the highs in Zion were in the 50’s - but it was great for hiking.  Sedona it was in the 60’s.  Both places were in the 30’s and 40’s at night.

The vistas in Sedona and Zion were spectacular!  It is beautiful country!  We decided to go only 3/4 of the way up on one hike - Angels Landing - in Zion.  Someone way back when named it Angels Landing - from the ground - saying that only angels would land there.  There was a reason for that!  As you neared the top there were shear drop offs of 1500 feet on both sides. They had a heavy gauge chain that you held onto while you placed your feet in natures steps that were made of sandy rocks.  After the first set of chain I felt that I got close enough to the angels!

Already planning another trip somewhere!

Posted by Maureen on 11/13 at 10:08 PM
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Friday, November 05, 2010

don’t you hate it?

When you write up an entry and hit the back button instead of the submit?

I am tired from taking a three hour walk with the boys in the am. I stopped briefly at Maureen’s and then walked down to 73rd. I picked up political signs to recycle. Appropriately (or Ironically) the sleeves are ideal for lining my trash buckets. then I went to JEL and got a scalp treatment for my dry scalp. Delaney (from Carmel) massaged my scalp with a cream and then I nearly fell asleep in the dryer. I also got a haircut. Then I dropped off three big bags of things to thrifty threads. I was strong and did not go in and buy more items. Slowly I am getting thngs organized and sorted but I guess that is a liftime occupation. Would you believe that I was looking at ads for parttime jobs on craigslist today? Tempting.

Posted by Susan on 11/05 at 09:48 AM
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Poetry Plus tonight

All are invited - Jim Winters, a friend of Sharon Harvey’s, will present the program “Masterpieces of Religious Verse” tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30 pm in Pilgrim Lutheran Church library.

Posted by Carol on 11/02 at 08:12 PM
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