Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Somewhere there is a picture of cute little Erin and her new dollhouse - I'll have to hunt for it a bit.
Mom is doing great and getting along well. She'll be running marathons any day now! :)
Friday, May 15, 2009
They remind me of the last day of school when I taught. In January, it seemed that that day would never come. By the time the last day actually arrived, I wondered where all the time had gone. Every day, the kids would line up by the door at the end of the day. Just outside the door they would split up - after-school care kids one way, walkers another, and car and bus riders with me. But on the last day, I would stand at the door to say good-bye to each of them. Most of the girls were huggers. The boys were suddenly uncomfortable and shy. Some wanted a hug, some just waved, eyes down. Someone always cried a little about leaving. Sometimes, even the teacher's eyes were a little wet.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Mom's feeling good today and is looking forward to getting home. Her kitty, Sophie, will be so very glad to see her!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Lately I have noticed quite a few shoes that have been abandoned on the road. On my way to work a few days, there were a total of SIX shoes who'd been separted from their owner! If you see an abandoned shoe on the road, feel free to add it using the shoe sightings form. There will be a link back to this post on the sidebar. :)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Monday we ate at Casper's. They're famous (at least in Springfield) for their chili. If you want to sit, you should get there right at 11:00 as the tiny Quonset hut doesn't seat very many. This website has a great slide show of the outside and inside of Casper's - you've got to see it.
Tuesday we joined my parents for lunch at Cheddar's. I had invited them for dinner Tuesday night and completely forgot. The meat for dinner was still in the freezer. I'm not sure where my head was! They were very gracious and didn't hold a grudge. ;)
Wednesday morning we went to Hemingway's Blue Water Cafe in Bass Pro for their breakfast buffet. It was fun to play a tourist in our own town. We ran into my uncle John who avoids coming into Springfield if at all possible. It was really a surprise to see him at Bass Pro!
Thursday we went to World Fest at Silver Dollar City. The light rain kept the crowds away, and we got to see a couple of groups that we never miss during World Fest - the Academic Band from Russia and the Invaders from Trinidad/Tobago.
Friday we ate at a new(er) sandwich place in Springfield - Which Wich. Pretty good, but I think we are still sold on Jimmy John's. :) Friday evening we tried to eat at the Pizza House on Commercial, but it was packed so we went to South Avenue Pizza instead. It was delicious! It was First Friday Art Walk again, so there were lots of people to watch.
Saturday we went to Arts Fest on Walnut. Arts Fest in 2000 marked our official beginning, so we love going back every year - rain or shine. We also enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby at Krista's annual derby party. I left my camera in the car, so don't have any pictures of the festivities.
It was a wonderful relaxing week full of good food and plenty of naps. :) I really enjoyed having David home for a full week!