Friday, April 27, 2007
I'm looking forward to seeing her. I'm super busy this weekend with a Board meeting all day tomorrow and the Friends of the Sunriver Library annual dinner/meeting on Sunday, but I'm taking Monday off to visit with them. I like showing friends around Bend.....
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Sylvia and I met in grade 8 and discovered that we'd only lived 2 blocks apart for the last ten years! We'd gone to different elementary schools and didn't do anything in the same circles. We bonded instantly, and have been friends ever since. Sylvia is the one that has come for Christmas Eve every year since 1986. She's been with my family for more Christmases since then than I have! :) Here's Syl and my other best friend Jen.
Here's just me and Syl a couple years later on the porch at my parent's house. This was Syl's mistake of a perm. Hee hee. Man, that was NOT a good hair time for me and her!
This was Sylvia and Spiro's (otherwise known as Elmer) wedding back in 199..no, hmm, wait. When were they married? I was living in Bend...it must have been the late summer of 2002. That's her sister Serena to the right of me. She's the one getting married right around Syl's due date.
This was me and Syl last year. 21 years...that's a long time. You know, I do think about this a lot, and each time I'm reminded just how blessed I am to have had the friends I've had over the years. I'm STILL friends with Sylvia, and my friend Jen...who's been one of my best friends since we were infants. I've always thought that everyone has those kinds of friends, but it's not true.
So, thank you to ALL my friends. And look at my track record...hopefully we'll still be friends in another 21...or 33 years!!!! :)
Congratulations Sylvia and Spiro! Can't wait to say hello to your baby. You know, Chandra is a GREAT name! Unique names give...personality and strength! :) :) :)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
He's doing fine, just pissy that he can't really walk. My poor mom on the other hand....is MISERABLE! She's going to feel guilty for a while, but none of us blame her. I totally understand though. I'd feel horrible too. But that's what life's all about, right? Bumps, bruises, scrapes...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Wish it was in the indoor pool...it's COLD! :) Last night we were doing one arm high elbow freestyle. Hmm, is that what it was called? Anyway, on every stroke we were supposed to come up, say WHOOSH breathe in and then stroke again. It forced us to slooooow down and really feel what we were doing. It was fun...but I swallowed a lot of water on my first lap. Hadn't quite got the hang of it. Wonder what we'll do Wednesday? WHOOSH! :)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Finished the medical exam for my Green Card, so it's all done, no we just wait.....
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Since I didn't bike Sat, Julie and I went out for a little road ride up Skyliners before heading over to Cheryl's for our annual Easter get-together. I created a gallery of it, of course! I made may fabulous Caprese salad (mozzarella, tomato and basil...yummy!), and Julie and I rode over on our cruisers. Here's the spread...or one side of the room anyway. Let's see there was turkey, ham, vegetarian lasagna roll-ups, this fabulous five bean baked beans, two types of salad, corn casserole, potatoes au gratin, garlic bread, jello salad...and that doesn't touch on dessert! Man, good eatin'.
After lunch we set out the eggs for the kids egg hunt. They love it. It was mostly April and Jonathan who put the eggs out...they did a good job.
Then it was time to play spoons! Hee hee hee. Almost everyone played. Cheryl always does a nice twist...it's the looser of each round that gets the prize.
And the prizes are fabulous things like the bunny glasses Jonathan's sporting after he "lost." There was also colouring books, a variety of games, Peeps bubbles and lots of other things. Cheryl has these Passover 10 Plagues finger puppets that are HYSTERICAL! They weren't for us though.
It was so gorgeous out! But hot. Cheryl finally offered us hats...little did we know that the hats were vintage ones she'd gotten at a variety of garage sales. They were fabulous, but the best was Jimmy's dew rag. Ok, it's really a 1920's ladies hat...but it looks hilarious on him. April has the best laugh. Neither April not Julie looked silly...they looked FABULOUS in theirs.We, ah...like our champagne on these "special" occasions. After dinner, I'd taken a picture of our bottles and there were six. Halfway through our spoons game there were 9. By the end, 11. But then we just hit the hard liquor.
The sun went behind some clouds for a bit...poor Rachel was even a little cold! Here we are blowing bubbles from our Peeps bubble blowers.
So...Julie and I got burnt! I don't know what I was thinking. I was going to wear a tank top, then changed my mind. You think I'd know that if it's warm enough for a tank top, it's warm enough for sun block! Nope. I'm intelligent...just not so smart sometimes.
This last one is Barry returning to Cheryl's to give us some empty jars that Rachel was trying to get rid of. He came back on his bike...and when we called him so sexy, this was his response. Ahh Barry. Some things never change!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Ahh, a good laugh on a Friday. So I have these of my own:
Asker under a pile of blankets
Dread on Boston...he did that a lot.
Dread when he was a kitten sleeping on Pepper. Again, he did this a lot! It was his favourite place to sleep. He was an abandoned kitten, way too young to be away from his mom...so Pepper became his mother. It was so cute!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
But until then I guess it's just swimming, biking and walking. Which isn't too bad...but I WANNA SKATE!!! I'm taking swim lessons though. Second one is tonight. It's going to be fun. i want to learn that flippy turny thing.
And the Bend Bella Cyclists meeting is tomorrow night, 7:00 at PMS.