It was fun getting to know the Hesses. They have two girls and two little boys, the youngest of which is only a month old. The women and girls had some fun playing bells while the men played pool and watched football after dinner.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Brittany and John brought a little sunshine over to Grandma's house tonight as they played and sang a little Christmas music.
The women did a little last minute crafting. I had brought the materials to make some napkin rings out of 2 inch plastic couplings.
It is strange to be going home to celebrate Thanksgiving with only Ed and me in town. It was nice to get a family fix this week in Utah.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
We enjoyed going out to eat Indian food afterwards. They knew a great, small restaurant close to their house that really hit the spot. We enjoyed the meal and had enough leftover to bring Grandma a small snack.
Brittany brought me back to Grandma's and we stayed up way too late talking. We loved it!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Today was Mom's day to visit two of her doctors. I am happy to report that she is doing very well. Her blood pressure was 124/62! Not bad for a woman of 85! Her lack of strength to work as hard as she used to frustrates her, but she's not sure what would be a normal way to feel at this age, as she's never been here before.
We stopped by to see Aunt Nadine and Uncle Markel who are doing well. The sisters enjoyed looking at some old pictures and talking about the good old days in Fairview. I used to think they looked alike, but now see that my mom takes after her dad and Nadine takes after their mother.
Monday, November 18, 2013
The younger brothers and sisters were a great audience and really got the humor they put into it!
Duck Learns to Obey
Bunnies Go to Church
The Twins’ Messy Room
The Grumpy Prairie Dog
Kindness Tames the Wolf
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
dihydrogen monoxide, which turned out to be plain old water water. The point was you need knowledge (the scriptures) to recognize things around you.
Then, we hunkered down with the crossword puzzle and a serving of lava cake that I whipped together. We did the NY Times Sunday puzzle in one hour, but sadly had a few mistakes. We missed three letters!
We ended the day watching the first two episodes of Call the Midwife on Netflix, which we totally enjoyed. We decided we couldn't stomach any more of the now very tedious Once Upon a Time, which we used to enjoy on Sunday nights . While we watched TV we replaced the spiral binders on all our caroling books. The original coils were too small and the pages wouldn't open. Ed crimped and I coiled.
And that was our Sunday. There was nothing unusual to blog about, but there is a certain fascination for me in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. It is the ordinariness of the ordinary that makes the extraordinary extraordinary. (Something like you can't feel joy without pain.) Anyway, I like them both!
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Poor Trish had to sit between Suzanne and me, fresh from working up a sweat on our morning walk. We did 5.42 miles at 14.5 minute miles! Check it out at: http://www.mapmywalk.com/workout/425181341
Sunday, November 3, 2013
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