Friday, August 16, 2013

Letters on Friday...

Dear Week....wow you were definitely full to the brim.  Since last Friday my visit with my FOL buddies is over, sad face inserted here...something that I looked forward to for a very long time. We had a whirlwind time together, loved EVERY minute from our visits on the porch, to the trek to the countryside, eating pizza (everyone that comes to this part of the world HAS to have Pizza), strolls along our beautiful Riverwalk to the wonderful day spent in Chicago.  Perfecto....





Dear Monday & Tuesday,  since I was hosting Book Club this week, and I chose the book, thought I better get busy and read it...Monday I could NOT keep my eyes open long enough to read more than a page or two before I would fall sound asleep sitting straight up in a chair...couldn't possibly be caused by too much activity the week prior.  Tuesday was a little better, this has no reflection on the book itself.  I actually thought it was one of the better ones I have read in a LONG time. Well written, page turner, totally surprise ending, I would recommend it.


Dear Morton Arboretum Photography Organization....have been intending to look into this organization and I just happened to hit it right.  Their monthly meeting was Monday evening. Went, had no idea what to expect, and was surprised it was such a large group.  In observing the attendees there seemed to be a scattering of ages, mostly older (over 50) and there seemed to be more men than women.  Nice presentation by a young man that had just opened a Print workshop space in a burb not too far from me plugging his courses and giving us samples of the papers used.  His motto is "No photo is complete until it is printed."....how many of us leave all of our photos catalogued in files on our computer and never ever see the light of day?  All in all a worthwhile trip and I will definitely join again next month.

Dear Cool Dry Weather....you know you have been really nice to sleep with covers on, but we sure could use a little rain.  Ofcourse when we had all that rain in the beginning of the summer I had the sneaky suspicion that while we were saying "stop" in June we would be saying "come back" in August.  I was right.  Darn it.


This week was a little milestone for our family.  My youngest granddaughter returned to her junior year in college at Iowa State, my middle granddaughter got her first "adult job" after graduating from college, and my grandson celebrated 3 years of marriage.  All really good things....!!!  LOVE YA


Linking to Nancy's

Sure hope you had a great week.....

"I want to be all used up when I die."  ~  George Bernard Shaw

Until next time.....









28 comments:

  1. Such an exciting and full week!! I could stare at the Bean all day! Love that bean! Have a marvelous weekend.

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  2. the tea looks delicious. really enjoy the reflection. ( :

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  3. Sounds to me like you had a fabulous week...except for the falling asleep part when you couldn't stay awake long enough to read a bit of what turned out to be a good book. ;)

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  4. Love the BEAN! Love your blog layout! I hate that when you can't stay awake to read a good or great book. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I never get sick of Bean pictures. It must be great fun to have a camera around it. Congrats to your grandkids! They sound like wonderful beings.

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  6. Yay for your grandchildren. That's all wonderful to hear. :)

    I've heard Defending Jacob is a good book, but i've not read it. Maybe i will!

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  7. I loved Defending Jacob too. Talk about a shocker ending. Your grandchildren are darling!

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  8. congrats to your family's successes.

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  9. Gorgeous photo of your grandkids. Are they siblings? Sounds like wonderful things are happening in their lives. :-)

    You are so busy! I admire your energy and enthusiasm. Love the Shaw quote--so true.

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  10. You have a real talent of capturing your time with wonderful photographs.....Your grandkids are beautiful and look so happy....Lucky them that they have such a wonderful grandmother to capture them during every stage of life
    with gorgeous photographs....I hope you get some rest this weekend......

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  11. I'm late making the rounds today but so happy to see your shots from last weekend! Yes ... it did pass by in a flash and I had that same sense of "Is it over already?" Kind of like after opening all the gifts under the tree. Now what?

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  12. We needed rain, too. The clouds spit at us...missed. At least the cloud cover has brought the temps down from the triple digits. Today, I don't think we made it into the 90's and that is really odd for August!

    Good job, grandkids! Great accomplishments, each one!

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  13. And I thought you were not needing any more rain, guess I was wrong. Looks pretty green to me in all of your images of late. Beautiful bunch of grands.

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  14. What a week you had! I love the Bean. And congrats to all your grandchildren. You must be SO proud of them!

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  15. You have some good looking grandkids! And congrats on all their successes! Your photos are always beautiful, I love the reflection.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Gorgeous grandkids, Deanna! You must be so proud! Love the reflection photo - that is really amazing. Sounds like you have had some great moments. So glad for you. The book sounds great - it's going on the list. Have a great (restful) weekend! xoxo

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  17. Congrats to you grand kids accomplishments - all good stuff! I enjoyed Defending Jacob, also - the ending really was something! LOVE your shots of Chicago!

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  18. With every photo I see of our wonderful weekend, I feel more and more blessed to have been a part of it. Every second was pure joy! Wish we could go back and do it all over again but we will for sure have to do it next year. I treasure every memory as well as your wonderful friendship. Gorgeous photos too, my friend!

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  19. Wonderful what a great time you must had together, congrats to your grandkids school back already ? We have 3 more weeks here.....

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  20. I enjoyed watching your trip on instagram. :) Your grandkids are lovely.

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  21. Lovely post, you've been busy! The iced tea shot is superb! WTS is open, come on over... xo

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  22. The smiles on your grands are infectious. Glad you had a good week Deanna. xo

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  23. Love the lights in your grandchildren's eyes. A busy, productive week, Deanna. Hope you can relax this weekend.

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  24. Sounds like a wonderful week. I just love Ball jars, and I just love that first photo with them. But you know I love all your photos.

    Hope you had a restful weekend.

    Hugs~

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  25. Sounds like a full week! Great photo of your grandkids and I sure love that forth one too...the sky looks beautiful!

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  26. I love that motto that no photo is complete until it is printed. I NEVER print any of mine all on the computer. I have good intentions, but it never happens. I must work on that. Sounds like you had a good week.

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  27. Glad you had a fantastic week!

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  28. Beautiful images, and how lucky of you to have discovered that Organization! Congrats on all your family's milestones!

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