Yes, our Project 365 hostess, has been here three times this year, yet it feels like we've known one another a long time!
Sara and Steve left their youngest behind at Anderson University this week.
I feel I should punctuate each of the above sentences with the Psalmist's expression Selah--i.e. imagine that, think on that.
Here's our week:
Sunday after church we took Diane out to lunch and stopped at Leah's to see what they'd done with the huge limb that split down the middle. I think the summer drought has affected a lot of trees in the area.
After Monday dinner at Chef-son's, the kids rushed out to play in the church parking lot next door. I had to go out there to get my hug from Zion.
Malachi and friend David show off their matching orthodontics-filled mouths.
Tuesday I stopped by to see how Diane was doing after her very painful balloon sinus dilation procedure the day before. She was finally able to eat.
Bowyers arrived in the evening. We were so busy talking and they were tired, so no photos.
However, Wednesday breakfast here they are still waking up and chatting with Stephan, our oldest, who happened to be in the neighborhood.
Jared asked to go to Ivanhoe's for lunch.
That evening we played euchre. As good hosts we let them win to cheer them up and get their mind off Jared's first
No, seriously, I am just learning and, though they are very
Just now I looked up the game online and realized that they have so much more to teach me. The terminology list alone is unending!
We had Thursday morning to do something together. Steve hadn't seen Taylor so that's where we headed. What a gorgeous day to walk the campus! We remembered that when we were given a tour in February, it had been so cold and blustery.
We toured the new science building which opened this semester and were all duly impressed. Here is one feature:
|The heliostat--a huge rotating mirror.|
|Reflected sun light plays with mosaic patterns|
Saying goodbye to Jared was not that easy for them.
Today, Saturday of Labor Day weekend, should have been the busiest day all year in little Upland--the town rummage. Usually we are overrun by out-of-towners hitting the choicest yard sales. Streets are crowded. ATV's are allowed on the roads. The entire community is buzzing!
Not so much today due to threatening weather reports. It didn't really rain until late afternoon.
Some of us, the more regular supporters of the new farmer's market, set up our wares in the gazebo at the park.
I spent most of my time talking to people and knitting. I tried out one of Mike's new creations, a yarn bowl, but my skein was a bit too big.
I was able to get away for a few minutes to take a picture of the sign Mike made and put up on the piece of land the DNR is donating for the trailhead of the future greenway which will connect our town with other stretches of trail making the total 77 miles long.
Mike is on the Upland Area Greenways committee. If weather permits they will be carrying the banner in the parade on Monday.