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March, 2006 - Issue #58
BOB AND CAMILLE
MAKING THE BEST OF THINGS DURING THEIR FIRST FULL WINTER IN 9 YEARS
THE BOY WHO ONCE WAS
This is the Bob who went to High School in Switzerland. He looks like a dreamer, to me.
OR IS THAT A DREAM BOAT?
Same square jaw, same smile playing at the corners of his mouth while his brain spins away in deep thought. No wonder I love this man!
A WALK DOWN THE TRACKS
Ahhh! The simple pleasures in life are mostly free and always satisfying! On Saturday, March 4th, we walked south along the railroad tracks for something to do. It was a warm day and we felt like we had all day to everything, anything, or nothing. We wondered where the two piles of wood chips in the center of this photo came from.
Bob picked up a brake pad along they way. You never know what you are going to find in this world and treasures come in all shapes and sizes.
THE OLD WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Here is where we turned around and started walking north again. On the way home, we bought some eggs and pinon nuts from the farm across the street from this old treatment plant.
Remember the rescued rubber plant from last month? Well, due to Eric's tender loving care, it is now bursting with life. A fitting symbol for how good energy is never a waste of time.
BOB AT WORK
Well, sort of, being as how this was taken on a Saturday. He looks pretty serious. I wouldn't mess with him, would you?
And then we walked across the tracks past the grain elevator where this handsome pair of Rock Doves have made a cozy home for themselves.
LATER THAT DAY
We went over to Sharyl and Rob's to play. Camille rode Monty and Silver while Bob and Rob sat in the back yard and kept an eye on the kids. Then we all came inside for dinner. After dinner, Smoky, the cat started playing with a blue hat. Mikalya has beautiful eyes and such a happy smile!
Then Logan got involved.
Cats are such odd creatures. Why he is licking his chops as he stares at the hat is beyond me.
THE ATTACK OF THE SMALL PEOPLE
And then a little leg wrestling on the living room floor was in order. Logan and Mikalya took turns trying to keep Camille from moving by hanging onto my legs. I remember how much fun I had as a small child when we played the same game with Dad. Johnny and I would pretend he was a giant and try to pin him down by hanging on his legs!
MEANWHILE, BACK EAST
On the same day, Nephew Jason and Dierdre got married in New York.
Here is the beautifully outfitted wedding party standing in front of the altar.
Talyor and Teresa, all dressed up again. (We last saw them all dressed up like this at Uncle James and Kathyrn's Wedding in December.)
INSIDE LOOKING OUT
And then the weather turned very cold again and on March 20th we got more snow. It was so cold, we had long icicles hanging down in front of our window. The next morning, I caught this bicyclist delivering newspapers. She sure looked cold! For an up close view of the paper girl, click on the picture above.
OUTSIDE IN THE SUN
With Cheryl and Sharyl at Chery'ls place where we checked out her horses and she showed us some of their tricks. For more photos, go to Playing with Cheryl's Ponies.
LATER THAT EVENING
We went to Amy's High School to hear her sing and meet her boyfriend, Ryan.
DON'T MESS WITH THIS MAN
He knows his tools and he knows how to use them. Eric at his desk on Saturday, March 24th. We went into work to wash some fuel, throw some baskets and play a game of darts.
For those of you who believe winter has to be cold, it doesn't. Here is a picture of our garden on Maui in March. The red and white flowers at the base of the tree to the left are Impatiens. Above them, further back are begonias. In the middle is our lettuce, arugula and herbs. There are probably onions in there as well. And strawberries in the lower right corner.
So, How are we doing really, with all this Winter Weather?
Oh, pretty good, all in all. Still hamming it up and playing around - no point taking anything too seriously. We just have to wear a lot more clothes than we are used to. Our skin is kind of pasty and definitely on the scaly end of the scale. What we wouldn't give for an hour of snorkeling!
But the people we interact with are all really fine folks and to a person, pretty much none of them think we should be driving everywhere all the time and bombing other countries for the rights to their oil. And that's just for starters. Yes, we can feel a surge of anarchy rising among people who are wondering what happened to their country. Towards that end, we just took out a subscription to AdBusters Magazine. Along with The Sun and Orion, this will be our third magazine without any Ads. But we digress...
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
It is better to play than do nothing. Confucius
If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. - Dali Lama
"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato
I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different. Kurt Vonnegut
Visit Plastic Farm Animals to find out what we are really thinking.
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