Thursday, January 31, 2008

Banana Haiku

Frozen bananas
change to tasty, fresh-baked bread.
Want a toasted slice?

Friday, January 25, 2008

What a Relief!

This was on the "current local conditions" weather page that I use.
Whew! No need to worry about those pesky mosquitos today!
By the way, yesterday morning on my way to work it was 5 degrees below zero. Today seems like a "heat wave" with it being 35 degrees right now.
: )

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Memories of Billy

My cousin died last Sunday, January 6.
He was my second oldest cousin.
My memories of him are few.
He never lived close to us, so I didn’t really get to know him very well.
I always knew him as "Billy" because Uncle Bill was "Bill".
We visited at Aunt Vera and Uncle Bill’s in California when I was 9. Billy had a little sports car that we got to ride in. (an MG?) I think we rode on the beach!
A few years later I remember helping Mom pack some cookies to send to him. He was serving in VietNam.
Billy and his wife Audrey lived in Colorado. One winter during, or just after, my college years, they graciously hosted me and a friend for a ski trip.
Billy, Audrey, and daughter Candra made the trip from their home in Wisconsin to help celebrate my mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary.
Cancer.
Memorial service today.
Audrey, Candra, cousin Ruth--Thinking of you, especially today.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Update Deadline

I told some that I would post by Monday night. Yikes! That's tonight already!

The last couple of weeks I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my family. K was home on semester break, and of course T didn't have school either. B and M were mostly around--couldn't do much with all the ice (which is finally leaving, which means mud, but that's okay!)
The weekend before Christmas was at Big City Brother's.
He Who Has No Idea That His Sweater Stole an Ornament from the Christmas Tree While Taking Pictures.We had soup with B's side relatives at our house on Christmas Eve, before heading up the road for the 10 pm church service . Here's the youngest cousin "holding seven others."
Christmas Day was a leisurely day at home for the five of us.
"There must be something in here for me somewhere!""Whatever it was, I didn't find it!"
Mom was able to be here for a few days! It was also nice to see my Osborne and Newton aunts and uncles for a little bit when she was headed home.
We spent New Year's Eve playing games, this year at Friends Who Used to Raise Emus. Everyone headed out the door just after midnight.....
..........being SURE to traditionally "start out the new year on the right foot."
Then we went back inside for breakfast, even though we had spent the previous few hours eating leftover Christmas goodies.
Thanks for the puzzle, Jason. We finished it on New Year's Day. (It was NOT easy!)