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Breakfast for Dinner After Swim Practice

Whole Foods in Upper Arlington.

Farm Breakfast is five bucks.

Kids eat free on Wednesday with an adult eating.  Good deal!

(Michael’s book is either the American Revolution or the Civil War.)  IMG_5397Feeling connected to family in Ohio tonight.

Old Grandma got almost everyone to cooperate for a quick pic as they sat down.

Missing a few family members but because of retirement, I can be with family  on a Wednesday night, right in the middle of the week!


Last Day of Summer Vacation Before School Starts

I need to gather up my knitting bag, the computer bag and the camera bag- pack the suitcase- load the car.  And the grocery bag with the sock monkeys that the girls helped me stuff but still need to be handstitched.  The eyes embroidered.  The tails attached.

I’ll be heading home in a few hours. A 3 1/2 hour drive.  Just can’t sleep. 

The Summer unstructured time has been grand.

Although I’m up at four today, setting the alarm for 5:15 is going to be the tricky part. Getting up tomorrow for the familiar drive to school. The freshman will come on Friday so that gives me a couple of days of clerical time and Prof Dev meetings. All students start on Monday.

Here’s the pastry case and breakfast from Sunday’s brunch at La Chatelaine after church.

La Chatelaine Desserts





Independence Day Birthday

Set alarm about 3:30 AM to catch a 6:25 flight to Nashville, connecting four hours later to Panama City FL.




“Oh beautiful for spacious skies”



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Knitting a horizontal ribbed cowl  and two eggs over easy with toast and potatoes, coffee and juice.




Self portrait     St. George Island on the Gulf Coast



The closest fireworks I have ever seen.  The beach had a number of colorful displays.






Marlene sent a video of the family singing Happy Birthday  and I was missing being with them  but

Erin baked a beautiful birthday cake, it some candles and my friend’s family sanga again. Very nice.


birthday cake


Thanks for all the nice birthday greetings and wishes.

Fourth of July Birthday is fun.   Then the Daily Post said, how do you celebrate July Fourth and I had already posted this one showing my actual birthday cake.

Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Your Party



Swedish Pancakes at the Stockholm Inn

Blogging from a smartphone tonight-

My cousin Chris ordered them “dark and dry”.

He recommended the fresh orange juice, too. Delicious.



Welcomed by a Rockford sock monkey








Mary found something fishy in the gift shop




Texas Breakfasts

Friday and Saturday mornings- starts of the day in Texas

The vibrant colors seemed a cheerful welcome to Saturday’s Wedding Celebration. Top two taken with the Canon 50D

Fruit and flowers

This was a Angel’s Lodge Above the Creek

Fruit and flowers

and the photograph below with breakfast on the colorful Fiestaware was taken at the bride’s parents’ home Friday morning. Everything seemed bigger and brighter than what I’ve been experiencing all winter.



breakfast in Texas on Fiestaware

photographed with the iPhone


People and Windows- Gallery 4

People and windows. 

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June 14, 2012 Visual Arts Room


MAura and Murphy in  window 2

Maura and Murphy at Aunt Linda’s



Concorde window

Pittsburgh Firefighter on South Side

Look what I came across tonight.  What a happy couple and now a happy family._1118280523728

Jane and Prem’ Wedding


diner  windowThrough a Diner Window- Queens NYC



fireman in windowPittsburgh Firefighter on the South Side



Breadworks delivery windowBreadworks Delivery and Barry’s Pub– South Side Pittsburgh


laura and James in windowMeeting Laura and James for breakfast at First Watch Worthington Ohio


Anna and Sock MOnkeyAnna finds her surprise sock monkey



Zamboni windowErika and Michael watch the Zamboni groom the ice   Columbus Ohio



shadyside windowShadyside Window by Ellsworth Avenue


watching traffic  windowWatching NYC traffic through a glass window



BLasfome windowMannequins AND real men on Carson Street South Side Pittsburgh



Charlotte wedding

Beautiful Valentine’s Day Bride



Sea Lion Viewing Window

Sea Lion Viewing Window  at the Zoo  Pittsburgh PA




Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

The example posted by Cheri Lucas Rowlands was a Northern California foggy dawn.

A sunrise – a perfect beginning.

A baby, just born.

The first page of the dictionary.

The first page of the new calendar.

Once you start, more come to mind.

Beginning= possibility?  A new start.

I did not search the archives for beginnings but put the iPhone to use at breakfast-

My Saturday morning.

Here’s the beginning –

Coffee and English Muffin

The special English muffins a surprise in the Christmas mail from Ben and Susan, thanks

A New Page

A newly sharpened pencil ready to begin……

a journal entry, a letter, a poem, a novel, a list-

A single match

Begin with a single match…………..

Middle CMiddle C- “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start….” “When you sing you begin with Do Re Mi”

Yarn BowlThe beginning of a ball of yarn in my new yarn bowl :-)

What I Must Look Like to Others

While sitting in Pamela’s with Erika’s family I saw someone out of the corner of my eye. I was waiting for two eggs over easy- but pulled out the phone.
When I looked out the window I saw this guy shooting in the alley.
Wondered what he saw.
I have shot the same alley at night.
He was intent. Took his time. Shot quite a few. He seemed to stay in the same spot and did not kneel or step to either side- but I thought to myself that this must be what I look like to others around me.

Have a good week.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!











Liberty Tunnel

Note the Pirates Flag at the mouth of the Liberty Tunnel- Red ligh

Of course I posted the Pittsburgh at daybreak and then they call for GOOD MORNING challenge

Some new  some from the archives.




La Prima Espresso







sunrise (2)




sunrise (1)

School buses arrive at school



Sunrise in the windows of school

Vending Machine


Vending machine loading at Hudson River NYC



Farm Machinery


Behind farm machinery in Ohio



cross countryCross country meet at Schenley Park

Michael Shoots into the Sun at Breakfast




Michael Photographing Red Sun

Michael’s Lego man stands in the red light from the sun and he photographs it with my phone.

I got my camera to catch him photographing the scene.





lego man


One thing that occurs in the family is the grandchildren try their hand at photography, too. One of Michael’s photos from the iPhone!





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