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Monday, April 20th, 2009


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For Today…April 20, 2009

Outside my Window…It was a beautiful, warm day today, almost 70 degrees! For our temperate corner of the country, that is almost summer weather. When the children were smaller, they knew they would be allowed to go swimming once the temp reached 70 degrees.

I am thinking…that I started this post too late in the day, but oh, well, I’m doing it anyway.

From the learning rooms…I hope to attend an early childhood education open house at the local community college this Thursday evening. I’m interested in hearing the speaker, Jodi McVittie, M.D., who will speak on “Parenting From the Heart.” Dear local friends, you may arrive as early as 4:30pm. The presentation begins at 6:30pm. There will be refreshments! This will be in the Heiner Center of Whatcom Community College.

I am thankful for…the feeling of almost-summer in the air. The trees are still barely leafing out, but the warm day today was wonderful!

From the kitchen…Daughter Rebecca prepared blueberry pancakes for dinner while I took my mom to the doctor and then did some shopping for her. I had a huge “everything” salad when I arrived home late, and then made a pot of decaf for my coffee-loving family.

I am wearing…3/4 length sleeved blue print top, and black skirt.

I am reading…or rather planning on reading a favorite book of daughter Debra: Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters. The author is a trained Egyptologist, and is the creator of the famous, fictional archeologist Amelia Emerson Peabody. Do you know of her?

I am hoping…to get my hair restyled soon, but don’t know what I want…

I am creating…this blog post.

I am hearing…the children talking upstairs, and the clickety-clack of two computer keyboards.

Around the house…Spring has sprung! Woohoo! There are even dandelions and nettles. Soon, bare-branched deciduous trees will be only a dim memory.

One of my favorite things…is the feeling of having worked hard all day, and then relaxing at day’s end.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week…This Friday we plan to watch our favorite minor league basketball team, The Bellingham Slam, play a game at Whatcom Community College at 7pm. Their skill and teamwork are amazing.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you…


Our oldest son, home for a visit, enjoying his niece, our youngest grandchild.

Hostess Peggy says this about The Simple Woman’s Daybook:

Are you content to linger on the simple things of life…then join me in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those of us who are focusing on simplicity…the beauty of the everyday moments around us. That is my vision for this idea!

The Bellingham SLAM Basketball Team are the winners!

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Tonight we had a great time cheering on our local minor league basketball team, The Bellingham SLAM, as they battled The Elkhart Express for the International Basketball League championship. Initially, the SLAM seemed intimidated by the Eastern Division champs, but, after an exciting and hard-fought game, our guys claimed the victory, with a final score of 118 to 111.

Most Valuable Player is currently a toss-up between two of our favorite players, Paul Hafford and Tyler Amaya. Our SLAM coach is Rob Ridnour, father of Luke Ridnour of the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics.

For stats on this exciting team, check out their website. (Added on 7/19/2008: Here’s a link to a Bellingham Herald article about the game.)

For more information about the International Basketball League, check out this article on Wikipedia.