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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More from the past week(s)

Loving this 4 day weekend (for me), considering how we busted butt around here with the weed issue the last 3 days. Shoulder high beauties in the garden---not veggies tho! Pow! Out & in the yard debris bucket! All of last year leggy, dry, skeleton sunnies: Bam, yard debris. Stupid nit-picky grasses poking up thru my snow-in-summer, towering 2 ft. higher than the flowers: Snap! all gone! We ended up borrowing a 2nd yard debris bucket from the neighbors---they're both empty now (pick-up comes every other week---we got lucky it was this week!)

So today is for me---the things I'd hoped to do this extended weekend: on the list for today, since Brad's back at it in the shop, which means he's not nudging me to join him in the yard resurrection! The big to-do today? Resurrect the closet! Yep, that means plowing thru and removing everything that I don't wear (which would be about 85% - see post listing my weird quirks below - Apr. 30, #4), donating those items, and putting my few favs back into the now usable closet.

Meanwhile I'll leave you with some glimpses of our past week(s):

mmmmmmm my favorite poppy---one of 11 in the backyard this year!

Looking out the window on the door at our cabin in Yachats during our beach get-away.

Off to tackle that closet....

Monday, May 26, 2008

busy, busy, busy, but having fun too!

Well, it's been an action packed couple of weeks, and blogging kind of took a back seat! Here are some of the highlights that have happened during that time:

After our exciting Obama sighting downtown, (see below) my daughter had another impromptu encounter with our possible future president! Last weekend, Senator Obama was visiting Oregon to drum up some last minute support prior to the following Tues. primary, with a planned stop in Roseburg, that Saturday. My daughter, living in Eugene, a couple hours north, headed out that day to a park with a couple of friends hoping to soak in some rare sunshine and work on homework. It was an unbelievable HOT weekend, temperatures soaring near 100º after weeks of barely hitting 60º, so after too much sweating the girls headed to a local ice cream parlor, hoping the lines wouldn't be miles long like other attempts in the past. They were amazed how tiny the line was considering the heat & headed in to get a cold treat. As they went to order, the ice cream scooper said "better hurry, you won't believe who's on their way here!!" That's when they realized that most of the people inside were folks from the press! Eliza made a quick call home to tell us what was up, then squeaked "He's Here!" before hanging up! Senator Obama arrived with his wife and people from his team, secret service vehicles, busses, & a police escort---walked in, shaking hands---chatting---& Eliza got to shake his hand, & have a nice visit with his wife Michelle! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!! She called us back after they all left to tell us all about her Obama encounter---again---excited to report they both ordered mint chocolate chip ice cream!

There's more fun to share about different things this past week---I'll post more tomorrow. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

We spent part of the day wandering the Rhododendron gardens at Hendrick's Park in Eugene. What was cool about this aside from the amazing display of flowers, was that it was planned by my daughter! What she didn't realize was that EVERYONE in Eugene goes there for Mother's Day!! She's used to being there when it's quiet, peaceful, unpopulated... Luckily, we found parking easily after being redirected at our first attempt at park entrance (they switched some roads to one way only to accommodate the crowd) and it was busy, but not uncomfortably so---made for fun people watching as we wound our way along the masses of rhodies. Here are a few of my fav photos from that garden: