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Spending the Day With My Daughter and Infant Grandson

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yesterday, at noon, after my stress test, I went to the home of my daughter and spent the day with her and my one month old grandson, Devan. In between nursing and changing Devan, we managed to shop in various stores, and we ended up having dinner at Friendly's. I did not arrive back home 'til 9:30PM. It was an enjoyable way to spend the day, especially since my husband and I plan to depart this Sunday 10/29, for our trip to the British Isles. We won't return 'til Sept. 23rd. I am sure that by then, Devan will have grown quite a lot. emoticon

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SIGGI9 8/28/2010 6:42PM

    Excited to think I might be able to meet Shirley Saul at Stonehenge on Thursday 2nd September.The 1 hr assumes I do not get stuck behind a tractor or similar as the A30 goes from dual carriageway to single & can be very slow just before Stonehenge. It is only about 1 hour from where I live in Sherborne, Dorset (ancient town, lovely abbey - look it up on its web site). I have bought a bunch of red fake flowers to wave at Shirley so she can recognise me. Hope she will not feel so much of an idiot as I will do!! Wish me luck!
Anne Bjornseth

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SHIRLEYSAUL 8/28/2010 12:50AM

    It was a great day.

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TRUELOU 8/27/2010 9:13PM

    Have a wonderful time Shirley!

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TEACHING1ST 8/27/2010 8:22PM

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful day, Shirley. Safe trip, and I want to see the pictures!!


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WILLOW49 8/27/2010 6:20PM

    What a great day you had with your daughter and grandson :) They grow so fast, don't they?

I haven't been to the British Isles in years. My son & his fiancee went to Ireland last fall and hope to return again soon. I really would like to go back to Wales and see my cousins. Wonder if they'd mind if I tagged along?! hehe

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Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tomorrow morning we will travel to Cooperstown, NY, where we will stay for two nights at a Bed and Breakfast Inn and attend four operas. My husband will fit in five operas because we will go to the matinee tomorrow as well as the evening opera. One per day is my limit! It is a 4- 41/2 hour drive from Rochester to Cooperstown. emoticon

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SHIRLEYSAUL 8/29/2010 12:14AM

    Good operas.

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SHIRLEYSAUL 8/23/2010 11:36AM

    We are seeing our last opera today and then setting off for home. The rain has stopped finally, but it is windy and wet outside. We enjoyed a nice breakfast with some nice people this morning. Most of the people staying here are also here for the operas, so we have a lot in common.

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WILLOW49 8/22/2010 9:45PM

    Glad you are enjoying the operas. I'm very familiar with Cooperstown. My son was born there! Have a safe trip home.

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SHIRLEYSAUL 8/22/2010 9:31PM

    We are enjoying the operas, although the weather was quite rainy today. I hope the weather will be better tomorrow. We have one more opera tomorrow and then we will drive home to Rochester.

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TRUELOU 8/20/2010 11:39PM

    How wonderful!

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To Staten Island

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tomorrow morning we plan to drive to Staten Island to drop off my husband's viola d'Amore which needs varnish work. This type of work takes time so that the varnish can harden and dry. Since we will be leaving for our trip to the British Isles on 9/29 and not returning until the end of September, this is a perfect time to drop off the instrument. My husband plays the viola every day, so he will be happy to get it back when we return from our trip. I suppose we will nave to drive back to Staten Island again to pick it up at that time. The trip from Vt. to Staten Island is much shorter than it would be from Rochester, NY. I would prefer to remain in Vermont, but he really wants me to go with him to help navigate. Neither of us is looking forward to the NYC. area traffic! We hope to get back to Vt. in time to catch the "Early Bird" dinner at the Sirloin Saloon in Rutland. On Tuesday morning we will drive back to Rochester. We won't be able to come back to Vermont until October. emoticon

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TRUELOU 8/15/2010 8:06PM

    Enjoy the trip!
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Vermont Activities

Friday, August 13, 2010

Today I went kyaking and then went for a swim in the lake. I even went for a short walk. The weather is perfect- cool, sunny, breezy. I do not like the heat, so I am happy that the weather has been cooler for the last few days. We only have three days left before we return to Rochester.

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New Bed in Vermont

Thursday, August 05, 2010

We just finished putting together our new brass bed frame which we had ordered on line. Yesterday we drove to Rutland and purchased a new mattress and box spring for our bedroom, which will be delivered in early October when we will be back in Vt. . We are temporarily sleeping in our other queen bed in a room next to our room. Last week our handy-man moved our old bed to an unused extra room in our basement. We had him put in a new floor and paint the walls in there a few months ago. I put up new curtains too. We are getting a bit crowded here with our existing 4 bedrooms, especially since our youngest daughter has now added a new baby boy to our family (7/23/2010). That gives us 8 adults, and 5 grandchildren if and when everyone is here in Vt. at the same time, as happened in July this summer, although the baby had not yet arrived.. We put a queen blow -up bed in there this summer and were able to use the space. It is a fairly large room, with a large closet and a window. It is on a "walk-out level", but still can be a bit damp even though we run a dehumidifier in the adjoining basement. My girls are all quite picky so they don't like even the idea of dampness at all, however this summer the temperature went to 101 while they were here, and at one point they were all trying to get dibs on the basement room because it was much cooler than the rooms upstairs. We have fans here, but no AC. The two oldest grandchildren are now 12 (girl) and almost 11 (boy), so they will need more privacy, which the extra bedroom will afford.

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SHIRLEYSAUL 8/6/2010 10:03AM

    We actually have a new brass bed, not just a headboard. It looks very nice. Now we just have to get the mattress and boxspring delivered. emoticon

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