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Monday, September 19, 2022

Can you guess what this is?

 Look what we saw on a recent hike
in a forest preserve in Illinois!


And last night here in Bellevue we saw the Space Station go over our house.

Hope you are having a great day!

PS Is anyone besides me having trouble getting posts to publish?

Saturday, September 17, 2022

It's Been Busy Here!

 It's taken me a while to have time to post, and I'm sure you probably noticed.  We were gone over Labor Day weekend. We traveled by air for the first time since COVID appeared in 2020 and had a wonderful family gathering in Mundelein, IL. All 12 of us were there, and my sister and her husband also stopped in for a couple of days. We also visited some friends in Wisconsin and walked around where I grew up; that was fun, too.

I finally finished the Miss May shawl, which was a MKAL that I didn't finish on time, but now it's finally done!  It's huge. At them moment I'm also working on another MKAL that I didn't finish as scheduled. I guess I'll never learn, but at least I used yarns from my stash for both of them!


 We recently had a couple of visitors in our back yard and are wondering whether he's related to the big buck that visited us earlier in the month.


My next post will not be for a while because we are about to attend a funeral for a dear friend who passed away in May from Lewi Body dementia, a horrible disease.  Hope all is well with you all!


Monday, August 29, 2022

Summer Flowers

 The lilies are done now, but the black-eyed Susan vine is headed up to our second floor. The red dahlia is full of buds, and the indoor plant that's called Moses in the boat has lots of boats with flowers.  Don't you just love this time of year?😄








Enjoy the last few days of August and have a Happy Labor Day weekend!



 



Thursday, August 25, 2022

Sad Goodbye


After 16 years with this sweet kitty, we had to say goodbye to her. She'd had a seizure last Wednesday and another one in the vet's office. Thankfully, she is no longer suffering, but we sure do miss her and always will! 😥

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Last Night's Sunset


What a beautiful way to end the day!
 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Fifty-Seven Years!

It's been 57 years since we started our life together along with lots of love and laughter, plus three children and five grandchildren.  We have been truly blessed!



On our honeymoon, we drove to San Diego, CA, in two cars. Dick worked for General Dynamics and I taught school in Poway, CA. Because I had sixth graders who couldn't read, I went back to school and earned my Masters and then worked as a reading teacher under the Miller-Unruh Act. Back then when you became pregnant, you had to quit at 6 months!  (Dick's mom was engaged for 9 years because back then, a teacher could not be married!)  After 12 years in San Diego, we moved to Seattle with our 3 young children and have lived in the same house ever since. Our 3 kids are all grown now and are busy raising our grandkids, all 5 of them. We will soon gather altogether for another family reunion, a tradition we started many years ago. Since this photo three more grandkids have been added. This is a photo of a reunion with my family and my sister's family  in 2012 on the St. Croix River in Minnesota.


And now we are both retired, Dick from Boeing, and me from several different adult literacy programs.  We were privileged to participate in several wonderful tours with our church choir and have enjoyed lots of travel adventures.  Yes, it's been a great 57 years! As I said earlier, we have been truly blessed.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Two Finishes and Another Surprise!

There are two birthdays very soon in our family, so I made a couple of bracelets.



And then when I looked outside, I saw this critter having a snack in our yard. Luckily, he let Dick take his picture!

This is at least the third time he had visited us recently!