Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Around OakMeadows

The trip to Yosemite had one unintended consequence: I caught someone's cold, probably in the overbooked flight home. Benadryl, Sudafed, aspirin, and Afrin are helping but I fear my head might explode anyway. 

The picture at the top is of my beautiful Dolly Madison lilies....before deer. The next day:

I haven't felt like sewing or quilting. I have about 8 weeks to get my next baby quilt top made and the quilt ready for quilting. I want to take it with me to work on while on the Alaska cruise. Surely I can do that. 

Speaking of the Alaska cruise, I've made all the flight/hotel/shuttle reservations. And I've booked Ray from Awesome Paws to take care of the beastie boyz while we are away.   Next I need to decide on any side excursions.  We've renewed our passports and are waiting for them to come in the mail.  I don't think I need to buy any clothing for the trip. 

I enjoyed the latest Maisie Dobbs book, A Dangerous Place, by Jacqueline Winspear.  I enjoyed it more for the setting in time and place and for the character development in Maisie than for the murder mystery she solves.  It certainly set the stage for the next book.  The Strength that Remains by Tracy Kidder about the survival of a young medical student during the genocide in Rwanda/Burundi was excellent. He is now working in a clinic in Burundi.  Current books are Spineless by Susan Middleton and Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow. Both very good so far. 

Cooking has been rather sketchy--Macaroni and Cheese, Beef and Bok Choy stir fry, and tonight, Shrimp Jambalaya. In all honesty, Joe has done most of the cooking with me setting things up and supervising from behind the box of tissues. 

That's about all the news from OakMeadows where all the cats are spoiled and all the people take naps every afternoon. 



My sister planted a bunch of violets...worked all weekend last week, planting. On Monday morning, the blossoms were gone....DEER!!

Rambling Woods said...

I hope you feel better soon Florence...hug

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh bummer about the deer snacking on your beautiful flowers. Get well soon. Naps are good!