Saturday, December 1, 2007

General news

I thought I had posted another blog on Thurs. but Donna told me this that there was no new one--so I checked & it was in draft--I could not figure out how to get it posted then so here is a new one -Hopefully I will do this right!I wrote that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving & that I was getting tired of leftovers.I made a really good turkey soup & that is the end!! I have made a couple of batches of scones this past week to use up the heavy whipping cream that we did not use. Pat gave me some dried cranberries that I put in one batch with some orange zest- they were really good .I have frozen most of them.
Barb Hulback came yesterday to sell her craft stuff at a sale at St. Andrews church. She was there yesterday from 4pm to 8pm & today from 8:30 am to 1pm. She made a little over $100 yesterday & she isn't back yet today.I guess she will be staying here again tonight because of the snow coming down heavy fo the past couple of hours. She lives by Menomonie Wisc--about 1& 1/2 hour drive. She has 2 daughters that live here in Willernie but neither one has extra room so she sleeps here. She makes the BEST fudge so I got the ingedients & she made a batch for me last night.I intend to give it for Chistmas presents--after I give it a taste test!!
Pudge brought over the golf cart & it is now in the garage for the winter. He also checked the snowblowers which is a good thing with the snow falling today.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

bad, bad Liz!

Yeah I'm bad for not writing in this blog for so long!!I enjoy reading other peoples blogs but I get lazy & do not write in mine. I love the ones with pix & wish I could do that but My computer is too slow. Last week we went to Donna's --Jerry, Janet, Peder, Sarah & darling Aurelia were there--so guess who got all the attention even tho we were celebrating Jerry,s, Peders & Sarah's birthdays!!
Last night Pat & I went to Bloomington to a church where they have a Christmas tea.The ladies of the church have a table with 8 people --They use their own dishes & decorate the tables--We get a chance to walk around before they serve so we can see all the different tables & how they are decorated--Our table was decorated with purple & gold. We had the same hostess as last year-Donna knows her & that is how we get tickets. Her husband is our waiter. Donna will probably send some pix-Right Donna? They served mixed fruit,mixed greens salad, quiche & dessert & of course tea.
Thanksgiving at my house-almost everyone willbe here.Bobby is working so she will not be here-She works security at the airport & works every holiday--Kim is cooking for Bob's daughter & 2 grandsons. so they will not be here either. There still will be 15 people counting the kids.
Peder said they enjoy my blogs that i write about old times- I will do some more of that in the future(when I can remember some stuff!!) that will give me something to write about.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


I forgot yesterday to tell you that I made use of my swimsuit!! I went to the hot tub almost every day & it was great!!There were lots ofheavey weights on the shipso I fit right in! Lots of people with walkers & a couple of motorized chairs & wheelchairs. one guy had a broken leg & he was in a wheelchair. Not to many young people on this cruise & only a few very young children.
Wed. Mary Beth went with me to St. Peter For our old friends get together. I have been friends with Eleanor for 70 yrs & Maxine for66 yrs. We have changed a lot in those years!!! We have been getting together once a year now for 20 yrs.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Panama Canal cruise

It was a great cruise! And the Canal was very interesting to go thru the locks-Our ship had about two feet from the wall of the lock-no chance of error! There are small locomotives on both sides of the lock which have cables to the ship & keep it steady. We were at sea for two days after leaving Fort Lauderdale. I went to beauty shop on ship & had my hair cut & set.The cost wasn't to bad-$52- but a lot more than I pay here as I get sr. discount-$15- I went to the library & took some books to our cabin but did not read much. Our cabin was at the opposite end of the ship from the dining room & buffet - which was probably a good thing as we had to walk a lot!!The food was fantastic! One night I had prime rib-next lamb-then lobster &shrimp-chicken kiev & the desserts were to die for. The buffet was great also-we usually had lunch at the buffet & everyday at 3;30 there was a Tea which we went to a couple of times.Our dinner was at 8pm. We had a real nice group at our table.One couple was from Las Vegas-one from Florida & one from Wales.The lady from Wales had her birthday so her husband treated all of us to champagne!
Our first stop was at Aruba-a small island off the coast of Columbia.We did some shopping there but it was so hot & humid that I could hardly wait to get back to the ship.Then we went to Cartagena-also in Columbia &it was hot there too so I did not get off the ship.Then to the Canal where we went thru the locks to Gatun Lake. Mary Beth got off the ship & took a tour thru rain forest & got back on the ship at Cristobal. I wanted to go thru the locks again so I did not take the tour + the heat was too much for me.At Cristobal the tempature was 87* & the humidity was 97* !!! then on to Limon,Costa Rica where we took a tour of country side & banana plantation. That was great. We were at sea the next day till we came to Ocha Rios Jamaica where we took a tour on a glass bottom boat--I have never paid so much to be uncomfortable in my life!!The boat was small & the benches we had to sit on were only about 14inches high so my knees were practically hitting my chin & you had to lean forward to see thru the glass AND the glass was leaking!! The crew kept mopping up the water with a sponge!! AND the biggest fish we saw was about 6 inches long & not even colorful.I've seen better minnows in a minnow bucket!Boy was I glad to get off that boat ! Good thing it was only an hour & that was to long.
After Jamaica we were at sea heading for Florida --we were north of Cuba when a passenger spotted 3 people in the water- Our ship turned around & sent out two rescue boats & thy searched for three hrs. but did not find anyone.I saw the small raft on the water but it was falling apart & pieces were floating all around .The Coast Guard was notified & we went on our way . We went to a stage show almost every night-1 night we went to a movie-also went to the casino but had no luck at all.Mary Beth did OK-She came out ahead $40 . I was really tired when we got home Sun. eve, I went to bed at 7;30pm & did not get up until 7am. But it was all worth it & I am looking forward to next cruise to Alaska!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Busy Week! (cont'd)

I accidentally pushed publish before I was done !! Donna , I was sorry to hear about your bird but hope you get another one that sings a lot. Heidi--That was terrible about your hand --it had to be very painful .But I guess it could have been worse & it happened at the end of your vacation didn't it ? Linda it was so good to see you again.I really love getting together with my relatives.
I love the pictures of Aurilia(sp?)It is so neat to see how she grows & tries to do things now. Aren't these computers great??even if they frustrate me !!

Busy week!

I have really had a busy week! On Thurs MaryBeth & I went to the casino at Hinckley-just for the day & we both came out ahead which is not usual-so we were both happy! Went to Austin Sat for concert that Janets' Sweet Adeline group were singing. It was really good.And we got to see Linda again and her new car-On Sun we went to Janets & Jerrys for brunch & had a nice visit.And a delicious brunch! On the way to Donnas house we stopped by the Buddhist temple which is by Farmington & Hampton--The address is Hampton. We went inside the temple after asking a man who was doing yard work-(he was Asian & maybe one of the monks) he did not speak English.Inside was altar with a large gold Buddha & vases & flowers & little statues. It is so unusual to see this huge temple in the middle of all the farm land.
On Tues I went on a tour to Duluth & Two Harbors. Tooka bus to Two Harbors where we had lunch & then got on a train which took us back to Duluth. The leaves were great south of Duluth but most of the trees up there on birch or poplar & they were bright yellow Just the sumac was red. It was a long day-Had to catch the bus by Maplewood Mall at 7;15 AM and did not get back until 8PM but I enjoyed the trip.Mary Beth & 4 of her old classmates were on the tour also.

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Now that I have a blog again I had better write something! It was cold here last night & there was a frost warning so I covered the tomato plants. Everything was fine this a.m. I was trying to hold out on turning on the heat but this morning got me --It was 60* in here & that was to chilly for me so on came the heat!!& it feels good--I suppose in a couple of days will have the AC on again--so what does a guy expect?This is Minnesota!!
I love the pictures of baby 'Reila --she is just precious. Sarah you are doing so good. Amazing how ideas change about babies. When Wayne was born in 1943 I had to stay in the hospital for 9 days & wasn' allowed to get out of bed for 3 days & then just to sit in a chair for about an hour! It was better in 1946 when Pat was born--Only 6 days in the hospital!!Of course the Doctors finally came to the idea that wasn't so good. They should have known- the pioneer women had their babies in the wee morning hours & then get up & make a meal for the family!!I think now we have hit a happy medium.
Love to all-Keep blogging!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

new blog!

I have not been able to access my blog so I got disgusted & created a new one!!so we will see how this goes.The new blog is readreed-liz.
Yesterday Pat &I went to Kari's for a birthday party for Jamies 6th birthdayAND she is the youngest great grandchild!!I am not going to write much until I find out if this works. I do not have the slightest idea how you will access this blog-if you know let me know!