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3 Sleeping After Dinner at Lala’s & See if You Can Find Murphy

Dinner at Lala’s and James’ home. Building with Lego.   I’m “grandmaing” the three youngest grandkids this weekend as the eldest is at a swimmeet in Cincinnati.  With her parents, of course.

So we watched Laura and James’ wedding video they received this week and Jack and Michael were ring bearers and Anna and Maura flower girls so they liked seeing themselves but then  Jack(4) goes in the kitchen at seven and says, ” Could someone please start making dinner!”  We were caught up in reliving the November wedding.  Laura baked some homemade pizza and I had taken a spinach pie.  For dessert I’d made the Farm Journal Blue Ribbon Banana Cake with buttermilk and real butter instead of the shortening the recipe calls for.

We piled into the van and I drove home and barely a block away and all three kids fell asleep! When we got home I  carried each one in, made a stop with them and then took off their shoes and put them in their beds.  I’d sat in the van for a moment when we got into the garage and thought to myself, okay, now what will I do with all of them asleep.  Michael really came in on his own power once I got him guided a bit.  And Murphy was so excited to accompany the family for the evening.

I didn’t have a plan of what to blog tonight and thought WordPress would have posted the Weekly Photo Challenge by this time but they didn’t and I was “on duty” with the kids so hadn’t thought about what to put up.

Can you see Murphy? He is wide awake.


What Makes Bookclub Enjoyable

The people, of course but  you have to check out this spread! You read a book. Or two. Discuss. Some people just hate the books chosen, and others love them. Tonight it was James Joyce Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. You read things you might not have picked.  We didn’t meet all summer.   Tonight it was at Joan’s- everything from her garden.  Heirloom tomatoes on homemade focaccia crust and a spinach golden raisin pine nut one. Oatmeal Crispies and a flavorful small watermelon.  Oh yes, the books. Sergio by Samantha Power and everyone had thumbs down for Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

Heirloom tomatoes on Focaccia Crust.

The Gladiolas were from Joan's garden and the sunlight shone on them.


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