Monday, April 14, 2014

Taking time to smell the roses. Or photograph the orchid. Whatever.

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I've been in the kitchen all day long, doing household paperwork, folding laundry, and now getting supper underway. When I looked up and really saw this, I had to document the miracle of an orchid blooming in my house! My mother-in-law grows them effortlessly and gives me one every now and then. This one, I think, is from last Easter, and it's the only one that has ever bloomed!

the view from my spot at the kitchen counter
 
pretty, huh?

up close - gorgeous

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Weekend, A Week, and Another Weekend

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So, this was Friday, more than a week ago. Saturday, things got busy. So busy that there aren't even pictures of most of it!

Wait. Where are y'all going? A party? Without me?

Amazing engagement party for these two!
(photo stolen from Jen's fb!)

Sunday, E.W. went back home; I stayed to keep Bo Monday and Tuesday while Kate went to her new job.

Woo hoo!

Hold on, Mia. I've gotta take this call.

What?

Happy fella. Always with a remote in his hand.
Tuesday I went to Mama's and we had a good couple of days. So thankful I can get there often enough to take her to the commissary and help her with other odds and ends (new telephones! yay!). E.W. came up on Wednesday so that he could go to the tournament Thursday with a friend and the friend's son. Our other two badges went to the casualty officer that has been such a help to mama; he had never been.

Friday's tournament group was the two of us plus Kate, Jay, and one of their friends. Don't know when the weather has been so cooperative! Worth came up Friday night to squeeze in a day at the tournament. He met Jay and friends early Saturday morning; Kate and Bo came later so I could drop her off and mama and I could have some Bo time. In the middle of that, my cousin, Donna, and her husband made the day trip from Rock Hill to take mama to lunch. We tease that Donna is my mama's first child. Mama was living with her sister and brother-in-law when Donna was born and had a big time dressing up and playing with a live doll baby!

Bo didn't want to stop playing to have his picture
taken while we waited for Donna and Greg.

Love this: mama watching her granddaughter and
oldest great-grandson.

Bo was lovin' the golf on tv...clapped along with the
gallery when a player made a good shot. Hilarious.

Notice the plastic spoon and ball on the floor.
His version of golf.

Post-tournament playtime with Uncle Worth.

After all of the coming and going, we're all back where we should be, safe and sound...and some are very happy that a Dawg won!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day Trip!

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A long time ago, in a land far away (Kansas), a group of Brats bonded during sophomore year of high school. At the end of the school year, the Army sent their dads to other assignments, and eventually the bond came undone. Two of the Brats were Terri and me.

Pendy and Terri
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1968

Most of us married, some had children, and in general, just lived our lives. Enter Facebook. I began searching for some of those friends: Bea, Kay, Lois, and Terri among them. One by one, I rounded them up (along with a couple of 'townies' from those days) and we have so enjoyed reconnecting online. We are still scattered across the country; Terri lives in Alaska and I'm in Georgia. Never thought I'd see her again, but she's been visiting her daughter who now lives near Savannah. I figured if she could get from Alaska to Georgia, the least I could do is drive across the state! 

So this morning, I did just that. Although we haven't seen each other in about 45 years, we picked right up and had so much fun together. 



 

Apparently we are still just as silly as a pair of high school sophomores. 


We drove to Savannah for lunch and spent the drive getting caught up on things that you don't share on Facebook. Our lunch was delicious (shrimp and grits for me, crab cobb salad for Terri) and the weather was just right for a walk on River Street.


It was a lot of miles but SO worth it. I'd do it again in a minute to see an old friend.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why, yes, they ARE adorable.

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While Worth and E.W. golfed, I got to spend some time with Ashley and these cuties. Emma had Farm Day at preschool Friday (so exciting! goats! kittens!) and her bandana (bananadana to her) was snagged by Ellie for an afternoon accessory. I caught her channeling a popular look (for lazy girls who didn't want to wash their hair to get to an early class) from the early seventies.


Saturday morning I kept Mack while Ashley took the girls to the Bunny Hop (preschool fundraiser). He was excited to have a photo session before his morning snack and nap.




When the girls got home, they gave their baskets a thorough examination. 


I did manage to get a quick 'cheese' from Emma, though.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Orphan Train

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The Bluestockings voted The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as one of our best picks yet!


We're already anticipating next month's meeting, the tenth anniversary of The Bluestocking Society. A surprise is promised!
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