Saturday, July 12, 2008


I've been waiting for this for awhile. They mailed out the fliers sometime before tickets went on sale, so I already knew we would be going, it was just a matter of when.

Did I say "favorite Shakespeare play of all time"? And my darling husband (even though he's not really into it) knows this, too. And who wouldn't love spending time on the grounds at the Ewing Castle. (my cousins used to live across the street when I was growing up and we used to sneak into the back of the grounds and play on a statue they had there)

Got off work in the am and it was down pouring harder than I had seen it in a long time. Since this is an outside theatre, there was a good chance the play would be cancelled. We played it by ear....and by everything turned out beautifully! Great cool weather, great seats, nice breeze, beautiful grounds and the actors were on in top form. Turned out to be a fantastic night and David even had a good time. He was especially happy about the fact that I had told him "if you take me to this one, it will be the last one you will have to go to". All in all a magical night!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Somebody's birthday is....

tomorrow! David will be 44 and we went to his parent's house today for cake and ice cream. They don't usually do this now that the kids are grown, but there was a special purpose to this one. Allen had found a college picture of the Metamora 2007 Football Championship game, Mindy had won some free framing and he had gotten it for Mary & Dave to give David for Christmas.........but they couldn't wait that long. Thus the cake and ice cream disguise.

It was nice because Allen, Mindy and the boys all were there. We had a good time and enjoyed spending the day with them.

But on the way over, there was an "eggs Benedict" breakfast in Goodfield!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

It's been a few weeks.

I found this and couldn't resist passing on some wise information:

12 Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

Make the best of circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Don’t let criticism worry you. You can’t please everybody.

Don’t let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.

Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.

Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.

Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about places.

Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.

Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

I just found soooooo much truth in these words by a great poet.

Be back later with updated posts about life in the last few weeks.