Our town, like so many others, pack lunches for kids who otherwise might go without a decent meal. We do it 5 days a week from the 'headquarters' of Main Street United Methodist Church. We do 260 lunches in a day. They go to 3 apartment buildings in our town and 2 very small towns bordering Barnesville: Belmont and Bethesda. Today, we packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pudding cup, granola bar, and small packets of fruit juwies. There were 7 of us plus the head person with 3 more persons in the other room doing the 2 outlaying towns - a little more than we needed, but next Tuesday 3 will not be there so we should be just about right. I and two friends of mine help out on Tuesdays. Others come on other days. It's a very good cause and I enjoy doing it. It's fun being with my friends too. The one is really funny and kept us all laughing.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
My son also got me a beautiful flower arrangement and a huge card from him, his fiance, and the grandkids. I need to take pictures of them, but haven't yet.
My daughter always calls from Texas.
It was a very special day.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
I'm just now getting my Christmas pictures off my camera and I came upon these pictures of Andrew and had to show them off. I adore this kid! He is so happy and self-amused--a great baby! Can you tell I'm proud?!
Sara and her husband Jory and their children: Aaron, Abigail, and Andrew stayed with us for four days. Thanks to the new addition, everyone had their own room which helped everyone sleep longer.
There are three bedrooms upstairs now plus the old office which is where the baby slept.
Abigail got the new studio which she loved. It has an accent wall of purple and the sheets on the bed are purple --her favorite color. She was quite happy and had to tell everyone about her room!
Sara and Jory got our old master bedroom and Aaron slept in what had been the only guest room.
Mike and I slept in our new master bedroom downstairs which we love.
Sara and family loved the arrangement. At her dad's they would have shared one big room. With five in the family it would have been quite crowded and they would have had trouble getting everyone to sleep at the same time.
I was thrilled we could offer them this freedom. We all enjoyed our time together--lots of fun!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Peyton is the oldest of my son Doug's kids, though he has a 19 yr. old step-son Colton who is studying in Austria this semester on an exchange from his school: Ohio University of Athens, Ohio.
Peyton will get her permit in 6 months. I'm curious to see what kind of car she drives. Her dad's truck is a company vehicle so he'll get her something to kick around in. He's looking now for a good used one that's not pricey but of course, is safe.
The weather was a 'balmy' 45 but the temps are to plummet and more snow tonight. I don't know where spring went to, but I wish it would find its way back!
Monday, April 16, 2018
My daffodils are either still debating whether to bloom or have died. I don't know which. The following pictures are from two years ago.
My new studio has a desk with my computer set up on it and flooring on the floor - a distressed grayish white. The desk is in front of four big windows, so I now have a really awesome place to work. (We added on a three room addition to our house and the top floor is my studio.) I was crammed into a corner of an office before and I couldn't see out the window. So I will enjoy blogging more. I will show pictures in the future. My camera is downstairs.
My foot is healed up and I'm back subbing two or three times a week. I still enjoy that. (I've been retired from teaching 3 years now.)
I need to update my blog, but that will come in time. I hope someone stops by, but if not, I'll enjoy writing again.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Then there was the humongous play area on the third floor. There was everything imaginable, but their favorite by far was the water play area. We only lured them away from there with lunch. I accompanied Abigail throughout the day whereas Mike was with Aaron, so there are more pictures of Abigail as I had the camera.
The bottom two pictures were taken at Columbus airport. We always have lunch at Max and Erma's in the airport then they go through security. It's become a tradition.