Friday, July 30, 2010

35 Year High School Reunion

Where did 35 years go?  We are supposed to be 35 years old!
Reverse those numbers and you have 53. I'm good with that. 

Here are a few friends that gathered for breakfast the morning after the reunion: Left side - Jacques Klempf, David Kampfe, Karol Eilermann Smith, and Marty Wise Watson. Right side - David Bard, Barry Smith, Cheryl Bernstein Bermann, and Bonnie Baumgarten Friedman.

Reconnecting with old friends was nice, but out of 600 students, we only had 60 at the reunion.  We made plans for the Class of 75 to get together with at a local restaurant once a month or a quarter.  The first will be this coming weekend, only a week out from this reunion, but someone from far away will be in town, so why not?  Don't count on me.  It's a little soon to turn back around and drive the 2-1/2 hours to Jacksonville.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Quilts have once again called to me.  I joined a "block of the month" at the local quilt shop, and next June I shall have a lovely Underground Railroad sampler nearly complete.  A picture of a completed quilt is on the first page of The Material Girl's newsletter.  I also have finally decided it is time to make my Rock Candy lap quilt.  It is cut out and ready to piece, a first quilt for myself, as all my other quilts have been gifted.  I'm anxious to see it finished, as the material is the prettiest batik fabric, chosen to look most like the actual pattern.  More pressing than my own quilt, however, is a quilt my niece Robin's baby.  Lyla Grace will be born in November or December, I think.  I am sure I have plenty of girly girl colors to choose from in my material stash to create a feminine crib quilt.

Green Thumb is not Fruity

I have huge and gorgeous tomato plants.  They're big and leafy with strong thick stalks.  These are plants to be proud of!  I got my plantlings from a reputable feed and seed store.  They are planted in beautiful dark organic fertilizer.  They get water from my rain barrel, I've fed them organic tomato fertilizer, but there is not a single bloom or green tomato to be found.  Same goes for my datil pepper plant.  Nobody has ever seen a more healthy plant, but not a pepper in sight!  Where have I gone wrong?