Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bits and Pieces

This has been a crazy summer so far.
It started out with funerals especially the death of our State Senator Linda Scheid and a search for someone to run for her seat. No one can replace her, which scared off a few.
After a little arm twisting my niece Chris Eaton, eaton4seante.com, agreed and is busy knocking on doors and trying to encourage people to get out and vote in the upcoming primary, September 13. She has an opponent in the primary and there will be 3 running in the general election October 18th.
As this is happening, our roads are dug up, so the city can put in new sewer plus curb and gutter.
It is a pain to get in and out of my neighborhood and wondering where we will park when they finally put in the finishing touches on our driveways and road.

Meanwhile I have my class reunion coming up in 2 weeks and it doesn't look like I will lose the 25 lbs I wanted too..ke sera sera..

The State Fair is in full swing and I probably won't get there this year.
I have always enjoyed working at the Democratic booths and interacting with the tolls that show up. But my old knees and back can't take the walking.

We are in our busy birthday month, we have been to 2 of our great grand babies first birthdays. Next Saturday we have a 3rd one and then have to wait till November for the last. It is such a joy to see how their personalities have developed.
My grandson Dusty has a 9 year old little girl and his new daughter turned 1 on the 6th of August. Last week his Identical twin brother's boy Fox turned one..Dusty showed a little bitterness about not having a boy when he gave Fox a Barbie doll for a present, always the clown.

My Woman's club is preparing for their upcoming book sale. Tomorrow I will go help with sorting, we have over 2000 books and more are coming in. We know we won't sell all of them. But it is our best money raiser and the money goes towards our scholarship fund.
Every spring we award two $1000.00 scholarships to young woman in our area.
My Presidency is over so I am back to being a follower and looking forward to it.

This is just a wee bit of what has kept me away from the blog, I am also in a couple of FB groups, anyone who wants to be friended let me know.

6 comments:

alwaysinthebackrow said...

I'll be right over to see your niece's site. Good luck to her. I am also hoping you might include me in the fb group.
I can't believe the summer is over. Sounds as though you were so busy you didn't get to stop and smell the roses.
Have a good week and holiday weekend.

Riot Kitty said...

Happy b.days! How is the campaign going?

fineartist said...

Babies babies babies, thank God for babies...And I gotta tell ya, when Samuel, my youngest was three years old my niece gave him a barbie doll for his birthday as a joke. About a week later Sam was playing with the barbie doll when his older brother came home and caught him playing with the barbie doll...Mitch was 18 at the time, and yes I'm crazy for having kids so far apart but that's another story...anyway so he freaked out and said, "Sam, you're a dude, you're not supposed to play with barbies, gaaa, turn in your penis" And Sam said, "I like barbie, she's got boobs." Then Mitch said, "You got a point, but don't play with her in front of people, okay..."

I miss you. Love you too,
Lori

Green Tea said...

I love it Laurie....
Campaign is going strong..just have to hope we can get the right voters to the polls..Chris will be an awesome Senator..

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I would so love to have a couple of hundred bucks for that book sale.sigh*

Michael Manning said...

You certainly sound busy! Glad you can relinquish the reigns and enjoy things now!!