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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oops - I Forgot to Give This a Title Yesterday

My friend Janet and I had lunch with our mutual friend and coffee date Wandering Dave at the senior gracious living facility where he resides. He's part of a Writing Club here and he'd invited the whole club along with me and Janet to hear and see his travelogue. It was fun, especially this takeoff of "My Generation" which led off his presentation.

Here's the original from the WHO

(if you don't like the WHO, you can skip this but the senior version might make more sense if you hear the original.)

And here's what Dave played for us. I was one of the younger attendees and it was great fun watching the reaction of the other guests. Proves we're not old until we think we are.

You Tube was being contrary so I hope the links work. If not, let me know.

We had raisin pie for desert. It was wonderful. Tasted like it had a layer of custard in the middle or maybe very light cheesecake. I'll see if I can find something like it online. If it sounds familiar to anyone, I'd enjoy the recipe.

Later on, Jim, Melissa, and Tim came over for an hour or so and played cards. Jim will go back to Southern California tomorrow. Right now it looks like his tour of duty will end in June and he may be job hunting. Who knows though what will happen between now and then. Certainly not I.

Elcie turned 15 on March 9. How do they grow up so fast. Happy Birthday (belated) to our Elcie.

Ray has been mentioning how much he'd like some roses around the yard so a couple of days ago I purchased two climbing bushes; one a medium pink, one bronze, and a shrub with small white roses. Also bought compost, rose feed and aphid stuff, an edger, and a digging implement. He planted the roses the same afternoon. Two are along our fence and the shrub is under my kitchen window. They don't look like much yet but I have high hopes. The other plants seem to be thriving (I don't get too close) and I'm looking forward to tomatoes and cucumbers later on.

That's about it from the San Joaquin valley for now. We've had lovely weather but it's supposed to drop down almost 20 degrees by weekend with the possibility of rain. Perhaps that will be the last gasp of winter and March will leave like a lamb.

Glad you enjoyed the blogging meme. My 72% was a little high. I misinterpreted one of the questions. I do not have five or more blogs. Diane holds the record so far with our regular visitors I think but I have a new visitor from Wisconsin (hi John) who scored higher yet.

Thanks for the visits and thanks as well to all who stopped by to visit my friend John on his new blog. I'm still trying to catch up with reading. Blogger has been giving me fits with access and this computer has a few minor glitches; especially with the script on the page running slower than my fingers. Disconcerting to say the least.

And I've been a little busy lately. Nothing major but the days seem to go by quickly and I'm not the insomniac I once was.

Take care everyone.


Bacchus said...

It really cooled down in the city today. We ran around with sweaters on. I didn't do much in the garden except water and check on the slug beer traps.

Diane J. said...

It's supposed to hit 70ยบ here again today --- then storm and chill down again. Typical Spring Arkansas weather.

It makes me crazy as a bessie bug when my computer adds script slower than I'm typing! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has that peeve.

Have a good rest of your week, Ann.

Love and hugs,


grannyfiddler said...

i love that utube link!!! rock on!!

happy gardening, dear gran no fiddle... i planted some very hardy shrub roses in my new yard last fall.... if i'm really lucky they'll survive the winter. i hope your climbers do well. also am planning a greenhouse so i can grow some tomatos as well. but we're still frozen solid here, melting slowly. it'll be a while yet

The Future Was Yesterday said...

I was one of the younger attendees
That's also known as the Creaking Bones Society, isn't it?:) Glad you had fun!!! You are never old - until you try to jump out of bed to grab the phone.:)

Emma Sometimes said...

Oh, roses...I grew the most beautiful roses at my old house. Downside to living in a yard.

Josie said...

Ann, this video was the funniest thing I have ever seen. I have sent it to all my friends. Thank you!!!!

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Happy b-day Elcie.

I thought I was he highest on that test at 81% did someone did more than that? I have five blogs, and now a website too.


Merle said...

Dear Ann ~~ I hope Elcie had a happy 15th birthday. Were you able to ring her? Glad the weather is nicer and you can get out more. I hope Jim does not have to go to Iraq or Afghanistan
We are all getting older and slower Ann, you don't have that on your own my friend. Take great care, Much love, Merle.

PI said...

'Hope I die before I get old'.
I'll drink to that:)

Day Dreamer said...

Tagged you Granny. Come by and see. At least enjoy the linky love!! YouTube can be a brat....but it's a great video!!! Thank you for sharing!

Atasha said...

Hi Ann, checking up on you :-) Is it now we're supposed to start planting the roses and stuff? Maybe I wait too long that's why I have low success?? Have fun gardening. I love it and got too many cherry tomatoes last year! This yr I'll remember to only plant about 2 cherry tomato plants. :-)

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tAnYeTTa said...
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tAnYeTTa said...

Hi Granny!!!!!

Stopping by to say hello.

Elcie was 12 when I first started reading your blog. I'm getting old.

Sounds like you're enjoying life and taking it easy. I need to catch up on your blog. I've been MIA for a minute.

Can't wait to see the roses. :)

cathouse teri said...

Hiya Granny Ann!
Beautiful site! And gorgeous grandchildren!
My third grandbaby was born last week. I get to visit him in a week. I'm so excited!
See ya around!

Jobthingy said...

Happy Birthday Elcie!

glad you are well Granny *hugs*

Turtle Guy said...

Your tidbits are approaching big bites, actually!

I'm back... yes... for now, anyway. It's been a crazy time of 'lots to do', but I haven't forgotten about you!!

Roses... my Dad used to keep them in the yard. I remember covering them in the Fall with carboard boxes and plastic.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

There is either something wrong with You-tube or my computer: I could see the video but get no sound.

I love roses. I’ve planted roses everywhere I’ve lived except here. I keep wondering why I haven’t.