Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another year and counting...

Yes, today was my birthday~ though some members of my family were having problems remembering certain aspects of the day; MIL was upset I wasn't being taken to dinner- not surprising since she called yesterday; Mother sent me a card, declaring that she can hardly believe that 49 years have passed- except I'm only 46; my older brother called this morning, completely out of the blue- to ask for our aunt's address. Eye-rolling Good thing that birthdays aren't all that important to me anymore; don't get me wrong, I'm glad to be having another- the alternative is grim- but other then calls from my children & simple wishes for a happy day, I'm uncomfortable when people make a fuss.

I'm taking my personal day tomorrow & plan on heading out of town for the day; exactly where, I'm not certain at this point, but I need a day alone, preferably with a good cup of tea & some yarn shopping. Open-mouthed

Prom has come & gone; Sam has proclaimed the event a success, using words like "awesome", "sweet", & "epic"~ I believe he had a good time Wink


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Because I'm such a slacker...

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Meg's Garden!

  1. The first Meg's Garden was made in 1853, and had no pedals.
  2. Koalas sleep for 22 hours a day, two hours more than Meg's Garden.
  3. Ninety-six percent of all candles sold are purchased by Meg's Garden!
  4. It's bad luck to whistle near Meg's Garden!
  5. Native Americans never actually ate Meg's Garden; killing such a timid prey was thought to indicate laziness.
  6. New Zealand was the first place to allow Meg's Garden to vote.
  7. Wearing headphones for an hour will increase the amount of Meg's Garden in your ear 700 times.
  8. Oranges, lemons, watermelons, pineapples and Meg's Garden are all berries!
  9. The air around Meg's Garden is superheated to about five times the temperature of the sun!
  10. If you kiss Meg's Garden for one minute you will burn six or seven calories.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

High time for some good stuff

As part of our "Let's make certain we are connected before the last child moves out" program, Chris & I have been going out walking in the evenings, both for exercise & for talking the day over (of course, there isn't alot of talking going on in my case- he walks so much faster then I do, I don't have enough breath to walk and talk), & scouting out some local easy hikes to do on the weekends.

Last Sunday, we played hooky from church & headed over to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve; it was a beautiful, real Spring day, warm enough for just a light sweater & cool enough to hike comfortably. We toured the former coal & silica mines, abandoned since the late 1940's- it would be a great place to hang out in the heat of summer, since it never gets over 62 degrees inside.








Then it was off on a "gentle" trek up to the ridge, with the plan of coming down through Rose Hill Cemetery; my dear husband slightly miscalculated our fitness level, as well as the route & distance to the cemetery, so we called it a journey about halfway there & went back to the valley floor in search of lunch.






We're already scouting out the next hike in a couple weeks (if the weather cooperates), possibly back to Tilden Park (where we went back in January), Sunol Regional Wilderness (near the ranch where Chris works occationally), or up to Mount Diablo for the wildflowers.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Hearts are hurting throughout our community

Sandra Cantu, the 8-year old girl that went missing a week ago Friday, was found late yesterday afternoon in the worst possible circumstances.

We can only imagine the undescribable pain this family is going through; all we can do now is offer up prayers for comfort, peace, and healing as they face the coming days, weeks, months and years.



Rest in peace, Little One