Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2013 Week 21: Busy Times

--Preparing for our trip to Basque Country leaving June 1st.
--Celebrating birthdays

 Monday Mike relocated our flower-garden digger and he hasn't been back since.

The culprit is trapped

 Mike works, most Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Sam 's to get their 'new' home ready so they can move in July. This week he asked me to go and clean. I swept up debris all day.

Home now, future house
Mike went to his weekly robotics mentoring session and I met my good friend Jane at Payne's.
Great food and even better catching-up time after too many months.

Tuna bouriche  and goat cheese club wrap
 Wednesday our dear friends of 40+ years came through, from MI on way to GA, and we got together with other mutual friends at our local eatery of international fame.

Bankers, Cratons, Kochs
Dennis and Mike share a birthday on May 26th and an enduring friendship.

Birthday 'Brothers' sharing a pottery lesson and a chat at a memorable wedding 
Friday: What's happening in your studio, Michael?
A dismembered sculpture? And a new lacy pot on the shelf?

Saturday, May 25th was a patriotic holiday in Argentina. Time to wear my special T-shirt.

 And time to bake our favorite cakes for the joint birthday celebration with the family the next day: Never Fail Cake with Seven Minute Frosting, my favorite; and Blitz Torte, Mike's.

Sunday was our last before we leave for the Circle Tour of the Basque region.
Again we were invited to Sam and Kristie's for the family birthday celebration.

The birthday song was the worst ever! However, family fun was over-the-top: food, frisbee game, and lots of intergenerational interaction.

Hmmm...maybe I will join in!
Aunt Karen takes a break from frisbee game
Monday, Memorial Day--a Work Day at Sam's

Who worked longest and hardest? Probably the one who is not pictured, Sam who kept us all usefully occupied!

The abundance of photos is meant to hold you over till we get back from Europe. We'll be back sometime the 18th. Ivan and Kim just arrived for a short visit. They come back next week to stay in our house till we get back. 


sara said...

Tell Mike I want a pottery lesson next time I come!!! :) I have always wanted to try the pottery wheel!

Have a great time on your trip. Praying for you as you travel, ride and pray for the Basque people!

The Bug said...

My mom used to make 7 minute frosting - yum! I really feel like the horrible birthday song should be recorded. It would probably be an instant youtube sensation :)

oldfangled said...

Bug, I was thinking, too, that we should record the song. Maybe at the next birthday, Rita?

I hate raccoons. I'm glad you got rid of yours.

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