Last Night,

Mike and I went to an annual event at a resort down the road from us.

The Spring Fling

The Invitation

The Invitation

It is held each spring to benefit our local students, kindergarten through 12th grade.  We have about 500 students in elementary and high school combined. This is always an evening we look forward to.  We get to see people we only see at benefits, our paths don’t cross very often during the year. Great fun and some really wonderful auction items to sink our teeth into. And that we did.
We bought a golf outing at Crystal Downs at the request of 3 of our guests who come every September on their “Northern Michigan Golf Extravaganza”.  We get it for them every year.

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For myself I got some really shnazzy gardening shears, 3 of them, and a gardening knife.  A beautiful set from Crystal Gardens

Garden shears

And then I hovered over this one item (the landscape package) that I desperately wanted and I got lucky.  The only problem was that I had to bid against a friend. Forgive me Arah Johnson.

I needed this prize more than you do, heehee. Besides, you have a DVC and I am still dreaming of owning one 😆

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Ok so here is this certificate for a half a flat of native plants, I got that too.
and then there’s the fertilizing package I bought and don’t even remember putting my bid number on.

fertilizer cert.

Mike was not happy about the lawn fertilizer thing. It means he or Pudd or Marc  has to mow more. I do not have to mow more. I do not mow. I do everything else 😉

And here is the coveted landscape design certificate. YahooooAnd here is the coveted landscape design certificate. Yahoooo

Amidst all that fun and spending of money, we missed 2 of our very favorite guests.  A really sweet couple, Beth and Rusty, from down state who spend a lot of time with us here at the Wayfarer . They had decided, nilly willy, to come up to Frankfort for Dinner at Dinghy’s and maybe, if we had room, spend the night, rather than driving home.  They emailed and called and even came here, but we never connected until this morning. We will see them in June.

And I will talk at you tomorrow.

How quickly things change

just walking around taking pictures in the warm sun

Walking around taking pictures in the warm sun

just one of the 3 birdhauses left hanging on the dead peach treeOne of the 3 birdhauses left hanging on the dead peach tree and a couple of cherries.  Can you see them?

cherries on the old peach treeCherries on the old peach tree

Imagine sitting in this chair, book in hand and drink on the side. Ahhhh...Imagine sitting in this chair, book in hand and drink on the side. Ahhhh…

That was yesterday.

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This is today.

Today Frankfort and Elberta woke up to grey sky, dark clouds and thunder rolling through the area.  The lights flickered a few times but they never went out. It started to rain really hard around 9 am,  now at 1PM  it has let up a bit.

I went to breakfast down at the Lighthouse Cafe in Elberta’s downtown,  with my buddies from the Jackass Club.  It was one of our infrequent meetings to tell our stories of dumb things we did to justify our membership in said club.  Lee, of Roger and Lee, and a new member, JudyLee, of Roger and Lee, and Judy

Roxy or is that Roxie?Roxy or is that Roxie? with Katie’s arm

There was Katie as well but since she just came from a work out, I didn't take a picture of her, just her ellbow or hand or just her sweater while I took a picture of her food. All of them had that dish, they like it. I know that because they order it every time, I opted for toast. Since Katie had come from a work out directly to the restaurant, I didn’t take a picture of her. She’s pretty no matter when you see her, but she likes her picture taken when she has had a chance to put on her photo-face. You can see that she was present though, her sleeve is in Roxie’s picture ;)  All of them had that dish – they like it. I know that because they order it every time, I opted for toast.

Toast :)Toast :)

And after I got home, the rain had let up a little.  I went outside to take a picture of the daffodils that are finally showing their little heads.  So pretty.

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That’s it for today.

Oh, just a reminder to go to the ‘contest and such‘ page and give me your ideas for something to grow in the new vegetable garden.  Remember, your name could be pulled out of the hat for a box of my cookies. You can only win if you enter!  Same as the lottery 😆