The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Last weekend we went to a family picnic at our nephew's house.  The weather was so gorgeous, 70's with a little breeze.

He is going to become a beekeeper.  He is going to take classes and by next year at the picnic he should have bees.  I hope they are not buzzing around us, lol.

He bought a hive but now they are going to use it as a decoration and use something else.  I think it's darling and wouldn't want it messed up either.

I hope by the time you read this Mike, you are feeling better after having your tonsils out, from your favorite Aunt ;-)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Not really, but cooler than it should be this time of year.  It's been in the 60's and 50's at night.  I even thought about turning the furnace on today but didn't.

We are getting a nice preview of fall which will be here sooner than we think.  Wow, I can't believe it.  But autumn is my favorite season so I'm good with it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

School Days

Daughter-in-law starts her college teaching career tomorrow.

Son who has an AD and BA, will be starting school tomorrow as well full time.  He is going for a BA in Computer Science.  He gets free tuition because of daughter-in-law's job.  Luckily, a lot of his per-requisites transferred.  He is taking accelerated courses (5 this semester).  He's been out of school for 9 years.  He is a little nervous but excited as well. 

Onward and upward!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dinner Friends

It was Dinner Friends Wednesday.  We went to a really cool restaurant we've never been to before.  I had Pasta Bolognese.  They had some interesting food combinations but everyone loved what they got.  It was a small, intimate restaurant.  It reminded me of the type of restaurants they would have in New York City (not that I've ever been, ha!  One of the friends has been and she said this was true.)

The owner came out and talked to us and then he made a Margarita Sorbet right in front of us.  It was made in a bowl within a bowl.  He told us the inside bowl was colder than dry ice.  He stirred it and stirred it with a whisk until it was done.  It tasted amazing and like it had just come out of the freezer.

I brought home dessert.  It was a funnel cake stuffed with banana, with chocolate on top and a sauce under it. 

The food was divine.  Yum!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Errant Cats

Last Tuesday, son and daughter-in-law picked up 2 cats from a no kill shelter.

I guess they probably got 2 because Lenny and Fred are best buds as it said on the shelter's website, lol.  They are not too friendly yet with the humans they are living with, I guess it will just take time.  They haven't seen much of them because so far they've been hiding together different places.

I think it was on Thursday, son called and said wife couldn't find the cats and was looking all over for them so he got up and helped.  Turns out they jumped behind their stove @@.  Apparently, the stove can't be pulled out.  He said it was a pretty narrow space and they thought the cats wouldn't be able to get out.  They called maintenance and they were supposed to come on Saturday but they would have to pay out of pocket because they would have to remove part of the counter to get the stove out.  Oh Brother!

They ended up taking a picture and taking it to the shelter where they got them from.  They told them to wait until Monday to see if they come out unless they start crying.  Apparently, the shelter said sometimes they wouldn't see them for a week.  (Crazy!)

Luckily, son texted Saturday and said the cats got free on their own.  Hopefully, they've figured out some way to block their passage way to behind the stove. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Trying something new

Ever since we've lived in this house, we've had the same cable company.  It rhymes with Fox.  Initially, we had the TV only, eventually adding the internet  and the land-line phone.  The price has gone up and up for less and less content on the TV since we have two with only the basic channels.  I've been thinking about switching forever and so we finally did.

We went with the old phone company (the one with the the letters,  ha.)  We are getting much more than we were with cable at least for a year at a better price.  Although hippies receiver isn't working right now so he's not getting HD TV.  We're waiting for the repairman to contact us.

Hopefully, once this bug is worked out we'll have no other issues.  Now I have channels in the bedroom that I haven't been able to watch for years.  Since hippie is the master of the big TV in the living room, I really haven't been watching much in recent years.  I guess I'll have to reacquaint myself.