Monday, May 16, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022, MN

The last few days have been quite eventful and full of activity. I met with Ben for our usual Saturday walk along the 9-Mile Creek (the water is raging and flowing over the shoreline) and then Norah came home with me for a sleepover. Before we went home, we browsed the art gallery at the community center and she was able to see the works of Leah Yellowbird that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, then we went through the car wash and stopped at the $$$ store before going home. 

We watched the “Mitchell’s Versus Machines” movie that was cute, then had a marathon bedtime UNO challenge.  I won one game and she won the long one that went back and forth several times before she got the advantage and won the game.

On Sunday morning, we walked to the hardware store and stopped at Caribou Coffee for a fruity beverage before Ben came to pick her up.  He invited me to dinner, so I made a coleslaw and then went to their house and watched him prepare a lovely dinner of grilled chicken and mint sauce, grilled broccoli, and brown rice.  He is such a great cook and enjoys every minute of it - and I enjoy it because he cooks things so differently from my way of cooking. The twins served us all ice cream cones for dessert.  It was a busy, very enjoyable, beautiful weather weekend.

The flowering crab trees on our property have opened up and these are the views from my windows.  I love it!
Bedroom View

Living Room View (perennial gardens on right)

Today was busy too, starting with a haircut appointment where I let Shirley get creative and I went much shorter - I’ve gotten so tired of trying to keep my hair styled and the wind blowing it around was driving me crazy.  The style is much like I wore it years ago.

This afternoon, I picked Lois up and we headed to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum where we walked the paths and enjoyed the brightly colored tulips, the flowering Redbud and Azaleas and each other’s company.  We had lots to talk about!

So many varieties of tulips! Here are a few.

Genevieve, the artist that teaches classes her each month, dropped off the projects that we made last week - clay vases (she threw) that we decorated and then she fired in her kiln.  This is the vase that I did - and it was so nice of her to fill it with pretty flowers. She is so nice and fun to be around!