It has been awhile since my last blog. I have been buzy, and a bit frustrated. I tried to do a blog on my charity bike ride using pictures from an email. Just never was able to transfer them from the email to the blog. Oh, well! Back to the drawing board (Mark) I guess.
Mark did take the time to teach me how the cell phone camera worked. I can and have taken some pictures. He also showed me how to send them email. Duh, how was that son? Need a refresher course I guess. Simple things are so easy when you know how, huh? And, I'm not sure the gps is all that simple. Haven't got into that yet. Soon.
What have I been busy doing? Well, I've cooked four meals for others in the last week. I agreed to do sauage gravy and biscuits for an outreach program at the church on Saturday morning. Julie pitched in with a potato, egg & sausage casserol and fantastic blue berry french toast with home made blue berry syrup.
The table setting was stunning in a valentine theme and the breakfast went well with about three times the usual planning meeting attendance. A real success. Hey, those folks will turn out for the loaves and fishes without fail.
That same night I had a dinner for my support group using the same table dressing that I used for breakfast, minus some tables. One of the support folk arranged with his sister to make lasanga with homemade noodles. She also made raised rolls. Fabulous. That meeting to get the charity ride off the ground came off well also. There is a lot of work for a lot of people in a major fund raising.
Kimberly needed some relief from my two delightful grandchildren. I can't imagine that! They are so precious! Yes, she said they had been out of school for a few days due to power outages etc. but my grand kids just get sweeter and sweeter day by day don't they? I think she was just feeling the stress from her semi annual outing for her medical people and layed the stress at the kids feet. I know ALL my grandchildren are perfect! How about that Jenny?
Julie and I separated them for the day. Julie took Rosebud one way and I took Riley another. We didn't have any problem with those dear children. Riley and I ended up at Cracker Barrel for dinner and went to see Pink Panther II. We did a man-to-man thing and enjoyed it emensely. I explained girls! We made plans for next summer at the lakeside retreat.
For breakfast I made them waffels, with Julie's homemade blueberry syrup, alongwith sausage. They put that food away like they were starved. Hard to believe how much little Rosebud ate.
Julie and I had breakfast at six that morning but the kids weren't awake so we let them sleep in. Eventually Julie and I went back to bed. At 10AM they knocked on our door insisting they had been awake since a little after 8AM and were hungry. You have to have a game plan with kids. HA
We had a "walk in" for dinner that night. I won't count that.
When I went to Mark and Mary Kay's for my tutoring I took along several pounds of walleye fillets and my big, iron skillet. Made some cole slaw, did some french fries and had a real fish fry. Well, actually, we had a feeesh fry. I am from WV you know. I also made a cherry pie for Mark. That was my fourth meal prepared for people in less than a week. (Picture taken in my dining room).
Today I talked to Bernie's Bike Shop in San Diego about shipping my trike to them. Nice people. I went to FedEx to make preparation for shipping the trike. The box for the trike is 4x4x7 and will weigh about 135 pounds. The cost? Can't believe it was only $113.
Did a trial hand washing of my bike clothing using travel size packages of Tide. Made arrangements to wash my sleeping bag at Kimberly's tomorrow using her front loading washing machine. Time is growing short.
ON HIS WAY HOME FROM ASHLAND SEMINARY MARK WAS READING MY BLOG AS I WAS WRITING IT. HE CALLED AND WALKED ME THROUGH TRANSFERRING FROM FILE TO FILE, SENDING EMAILS AND TRANSFERING PICTURES FROM PHONE TO "MY PICTURE" FILE, AND FROM THERE TO MY BLOG. I am getting more ready by the day. WOO-HOO! I start pedaling three weeks from next Sunday.
"If Julie is not along on my bike trip to tell me, will I still be wrong?"