Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Family Time

Sunday we got together to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. We went out to eat and, although we had a good time, we had to cut it a little short so my brother could go home and rest. He had an impacted wisdom tooth cut out on Friday and he was still is enough pain that he was on prescription pain killers. Needless to say, he was pretty tired.
After dinner, I swung by my mom's & dad's house to spend some more time with them. My dad showed me the garden which is doing fairly well and the orchard which is doing amazingly well this year. Last year we had a late frost that killed all the blooms so we had no fruit but the trees seem to be making up for it this year. I'm already drooling over all the apple pies, apple crisp and applesauce that will be made this fall.

One last family note, my dad showed me the item he picked up at the family reunion: a war bond that one of the old maid aunts and her bachelor brother bought on Valentine's Day 1944. It was so interesting be see that little intersection of family history, American history and world history.


Friday, July 12, 2013

Change is hard

In the past week, two co-workers have moved on to greener pastures. One is moving back to her hometown and starting a new job while the other is retiring. I've worked with N.K. since I started as an intern with the department in 1997 and with H.C. since she started with the department in 2000. It is hard to wrap my head around the fact that I won't be seeing them all of the time. We did send these women off in grand style. We had a going away party for H.C. at a local bar & a retirement luncheon at work for N.K. to celebrate the time that we had with them.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Local Foods Eat-Along

The lovely JoAnna of the Knit Spin Farm podcast is hosting a local foods eat-along in her group on Ravelry. I thought I would get in the mood with some strawberries served over vanilla yogurt and some light reading.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Fourth of July

I was fortunate enough to spend the day with my family. We had awesome food & then went to see the fireworks display that Bement put on.

Oh the places I've been...