Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October Around OakMeadows

This photo is Henry when he was a baby.

Around OakMeadows

We went to our Ball High School Class of 1965 Reunion over the weekend and it was wonderful. It was like coming home to family. Everyone was so glad to see each other. There was so much laughing and talking and hugging. Classmates came from all over--2 came from Canada, California, Arizona, and all over Texas.  One of the nicest things was the directory so that we can email or Facebook with each other and with those who weren't able to come.  It was sobering to look at the In Memory Of wall and see those young, smiling faces who are no longer with us. I think it made us all the glad to see each other. 

Good movie: Sicario. Definitely worth at least a Netflix view when it becomes available.  

The quilt is going much more slowly than I hoped. But life just got in the way! Maybe I will be able to put more time in on it this week than last. 

I have three books going right now:
     Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson. It is her diary of life in London 1940-45. It has been a great read.  Day to day life by an ordinary person in extraordinary times.  
     A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd. A Bess Crawford mystery. Very good. 
     Deep South by Paul Theroux.  When he actually writes about the people and places he sees, it is wonderful. Unfortunately, he crams so much superfluous verbiage in between the actual travel writing that it is irritating.  My high school English Comp teacher, Mr. Hall, would require a re-write with a note at the top, "Wordy, tighten it up, and for Pete's sake, get to the point!"
Did you know that we have a National Butterfly Center? Well, we do and it is located in Mission, TX right on the Rio Grande. Each year there is a Texas Butterfly Festival at the Center. JMM and went last year and had a great time. We are going again October31-November 2. JMM is taking a Macro-photography class. I am taking Butterfly Basics again because I had such fun doing it last year. Then we are both doing the evening class on Moths.  If the weather will cooperate, it should be great. I have never, ever seen anywhere near as many butterflies in one place. 

JMM had his annual physical and the doc started him on Lisinopril 10mg daily.  We had the prescription filled at the local CVS--> $6.50 for a 90 day supply so no complaints on the price. I just have to watch him for any adverse effects--BP too low or a persistent cough. My annual physical is next Monday 

Just the usual cooking and cleaning and napping with cats around here. 


Rambling Woods said...

Maybe I should do a post like this ad I really enjoy reading yours... Michelle

Diane Dahli said...

Like your comment on "Deep South". My book club has just finished reading "Member of the Wedding", by Carson McCullers, an author from Georgia. I agree, some authors just don't get to the point very quickly! Good read, though.