Thursday, May 28, 2009

Too blah to blog

My life is so boring right now. I have nothing to blog about. I re-started my walking program as of April 24, 2009. I am still fiddling around with my hearts pattern, but it isn’t working as I want it to. Perhaps in a week or so something exciting will happen and I’ll blog about it.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

First strawberry

The first strawberry appeared yesterday. Robert planted our little garden April 21.
We must pick the berry before the birds spot it. It looks a little small to split two ways, so I think Robert should eat the whole thing.

Unnecessary worry

I’ve been feeling gloomy because I thought my blood pressure was going sky high (190/80). I have been worried for almost a month. I took up my walking program again 20 days ago, but my home monitor kept reporting alarming numbers. Yesterday, I went to see my doctor. The blood pressure reading at the office was normal. That surprised me. I had him do it again. Hummmmmm.
My home measuring device must be on the blink. I’ve had it for 8 years and I guess it just doesn’t work very well anymore. Whew.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

No cradle fell…

…when this bough broke. It wasn’t even windy. Wham – we heard a big thump and rustling and went out to see a big willow limb teetering on the edge of the back porch. It was fortunate that the 4-inch-diameter limb did not hit the storage shed or the air conditioner. It didn’t even damage the porch rail. Very odd.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

April and Joe's wedding

As I promised yesterday, here are the photos of the wonderful wedding on May 9. You can click on most of the pictures to see larger images.

Here comes the bride as Joe waits smiling.

Little Joey carried the rings up the isle as the groomsmen beamed.
April and Joe recited their vows. Joe gave a very enthusiastic “I do.” Linda, April’s mother, looked very happy when the couple walked back down the isle together. A splendid reception was held right on the grounds of the wedding site. The food was delicious. One of Joe’s groomsmen provided special wine from the winery where he works. Joe and April just glowed with happiness as they greeted their guests. Look at the back of April’s gown. It was so beautiful. The gown appeared to be Peau de Soie satin and it draped in sumptuous folds. A soft pink sash with a bow was the perfect touch.
Lisa made the wedding cake which carried out the pink bow theme of April’s dress. The cake had fresh strawberry filling between the chocolate, strawberry, and white layers.
Joe’s best man told the story of the couple meeting in high school. It was love at first sight on Joe’s part when he saw her walk on campus.

Jack, the bride’s father, told a funny story about April bringing Joe home for a first introduction. “His name is Joe,” said April. Jack thought that would be easy to remember. A few weeks later, Joe came visiting again with a friend. “This is my friend Joe” he told Jack. Several weeks went by and Joe paid another visit with another friend. He told Jack, “This is my other friend Joe.”

Jack continued, “Then a few years later they had a baby, and what did they name him? – Joe.”

All the Joes were at the wedding on Saturday.

I don't have a good photo of all the bridesmaids, but here is the best I could do. The dresses were the same shade as April's shash.
Here I am with my son Rob, the groom’s father, (left) and my son Davis (right). What a splendid day it was.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

A lovely wedding

Joe married April this weekend. It was a beautiful wedding. Here are the bride and groom taking their first dance as a married couple.
Joe is our grandson. Many more pictures tomorrow (whether you want them or not). I have to sort through all the photos and pick out the ones that best capture the magic.

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