Friday, June 5, 2009

Finally, Margaritas on the Porch

Because the decor on the renovated sun porch is loosely based on a Mexican theme, I have been waiting to have margaritas on the porch. Jeanne thought that was a great idea, so she bought us some margarita glasses for the porch, and came over with Maw and Porge, and Michal and Elizabeth, and a Bucket O' Margaritas! A good time was had by all.

Now I have included some photos here, but before you look at them, please be warned that Porge had a fall and landed on the side of his face and side of his leg and is quite black and blue. So here are the photos from their visit. More on his fall in a minute. 

Margaritas on the porch.

Ponty's in the dining room.

 About Porge's fall~ apparently he fell asleep while sitting up at his puzzle table on their porch. He fell off his chair and landed on the floor, hitting the side of his face and his leg, both of which are black and blue and sore. This all happened while Jeanne, Michal and Elizabeth were visiting Niagara Falls. We will keep a close eye on Porge for the next few days. Here is a close up of his injuries.

We talked to Jim tonight and they are looking forward to a fun weekend in Dolores, CO. I'll be glad to have Jim back home on Monday.

Last night I went to the Rochester Redwings baseball game with families from school. It was a perfect night for a ball game and it was a wonderful evening. Our students got to go out on the field and hold the large American Flag for the National Anthem. Everyone had a great time.

My brother Bob put in his last hours this morning as a teacher and is now officially retired, and I wish him nothing but the best in this next chapter of his life.

Hope all is well. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quick Update

I've got 20 minutes to do this because I want to watch the NBC News Special on a day at the White House, part 2.  I watched the first part last night and found it to be interesting.

Jim and Corey are having a great time in Utah. They have been traveling around a bit this week while Tucker has been working, but called tonight to say they were back with Tucker and tomorrow would head for Dolores, CO for the weekend. Also, here is a correction. In an earlier post I wrote that they were on a river trip on the Dolores River, but they were really on the San Juan River. A good time was had by all. Here is a photo of my 3 guys on the San Juan. Thank you Allison for the photo!

I started spinning some gorgeous fiber on Sunday.
And here is one of the balls of cashgora (a blend of cashmere goat and angora goat fiber) spun on my bobbin.

It is such a beautiful color and oh, so soft!

And here is Jim's completed sweater. I hope it fits!
Last night I went to Grandma and Grandpa's house because Jeanne, Michal and Elizabeth are here for a visit. We had a nice dinner and lots of good catch-up conversation. They are all coming here on Friday for Margaritas on the Porch!! They are even bringing the makings for Margaritas! I'll provide the Ponty's!

Speaking of Ponty's, to my brother Bob, I wish I could send you one to celebrate your retirement! Today was his last day of teaching children. He then has a day and a half of year end (career end) meetings and then he closes the door on this chapter of his life on Friday afternoon. I am very proud of all that Bob has achieved as an educator. He has truly made a difference in the lives of many of his students.

Time to turn on Brian Williams (so to speak!!).

Hope all is well.