So I grabbed my bumbershoot…

…  and went into town.  Before it started to rain it was very pleasant – we awoke to 54 degrees and sunshine.  Now this rain.  Grrrrr…..spring!
Nothing happening today.  Tomorrow, however,  I am going to get some really awsome pictures from Kathy to post for all of you.  I am excited about that. Wait until you see.

To tide you over until then, here is someting from the old archives

Photos by Mike Shiedeler, a.k.a. Mustang Mike, a.k.a. “The guest in #8”

sunset in Frankfort
Sunset in Frankfort late summer 2008

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Elberta Dunes late summer 2008

I did nothing today, I think

I had a lot of things planned for today. Nothing urbane nor the least bit interesting – some cleaning, some laundry, dealing with the laundry man, picking up after the boys, clean the kitchen, thinking about what to write next in this blog and going to the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce After Hours at the Betsie Bay Inn.  I got only very few things done.

The laundry man came, while I was still in the shower. He waited and waited…I told him not to be here before 8:30 but he won’t listen. So he has to wait a little. Then I folded a bit of laundry, then I hauled some more washed and dried laundry into the kitchen and onto the kitchen table. The idea being that I would fold that as well. That was before 10 am.  Jan and Kathy came to visit after a few months down yonder in the sun and to have coffee.  I then did something I can’t even remember and at 2 pm I went to shop for dinner and to go to the bank.

at 2:41 pmat 2:41 pm

It was 46 degrees and very nice and sunnyIt was 46 degrees and very nice and sunny

in Frankfortin Frankfort

I could go on and on and you would be so bored.
At 5:30 pm I went into town to do the Chamber thing, which was so much fun, again. They drew my business card and I won stuff from Hulls
I love winning stuff from Hulls because it usually includes some of their incredibly cute socks

a pair of cool socksa pair of cool socks

this cute little braceletthis cute little bracelet

and this ball filled with lip balm, SPF 20 - Mariah tells me :)and this ball filled with lip balm, SPF 20 – Mariah tells me 🙂

There were lots of nice, fun people at the cocktail hourLeslie, from ScottlandLeslie, she is from Scotland and plays euchre with us sometimes

Arlene from Olsen_Sayles, that gift shop on Main StreetArlene from Olsen-Sayles, the gift shop on Main Street

Katie!Katie! and Mindy being silly (she’s going to kill me for posting this) and Joanne from the Chamber of Commerce
looks like turquoise was the color of choice today.

The MitchmateThe Mitchmate – this “barge” is so big, it has an amphibious car on top of it. I drove home along the waterfront rather than Main Street, it’s more fun.

House on Main StreetAn interesting cottage on Main Street.
I took that from the parallel street down by the water.  See Mike’s red truck?

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Lots of good things are going on at our Garden Theater

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Then I went home and cooked dinner.

Anyway, the laundry stayed on the kitchen table until after I was done cooking dinner.  Then I moved it back into the dryer so that we could eat in the kitchen.  Now I don’t feel like doing it. I will try again tomorrow.

The End 😉

Yahooooo or Yeeehaaawww…

We have a winner!
A lucky someone won the batch of
Frankfort’s finest cookies
in my latest giveaway.

errr....I know I was a little late. I got so engrossed in Hillary Swanks biography on the Bravo channel and then I got a hold of the remote control and channel surfed here and there and suddenly I was late. I am never late. I am sorry

errr....I know I was a little late. I got so engrossed in Hillary Swanks biography on the Bravo channel and then I got a hold of the remote control and channel surfed here and there and suddenly... I was late. I am never late. I am sorry 😳

Here is how we found you.  First I went to look for Mike’s hat

the hat

I turned it upside down and threw all the little slips with everyones names in it and then Mike pulled the winner.

names in the hat

One slip says “Hula Hootch”  that’s my friend Michele from Luisiana.  Just in case you were wondering what that was all about. She’s the one that voted to add mint to the garden.

the winner

What does that say?  I can’t see.

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Couldn’t have happen to a nicer man.  Congratulations.

Please don’t do what Holly U. did  and hide the cookies from the family 😉

A very big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who participated.  I am hoping to get this kitchen garden off the ground or in the ground this year.  Someone is repairing our rototiller and a few of my friends are eager to get started.  We are looking to get a tiny green house from Baver Herbs, who sadly went out of business last year. This green house is about the size of the smallest cottage here.  Does that not sound too cute? Wish us luck.

Dear Mr. C. (from Indiana) –  Martha Stewart calls it a kitchen garden.  I want to be Martha, alas, I’ll never make it.

I’d like to think that we will incoporate every single one of your suggestions 🙂