Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon

Week In Review

Whether or not you find your own way, you're
 bound to find some way.  If you happen to
find my way, please return it, as it was lost
 years ago.  I imagine by now its quite rusty.
from: The Phantom Tollbooth
by: Norton Juster

I picked a few sprigs of sweet pea flowers that seem to be happier showing off in the cooler fall weather. I placed them in a glass on my bedroom window sill...and their fragrance is a little bit of heaven.  Next year Im planting rows and rows of sweetpeas, just so that I can pick armfuls of them for my apartment.  heaven I tell ya, heaven.

Speaking of flowers...Monday morning at working my nice boss-lady, Stephanie, walked in with a couple of large bouquets of flowers...and she gave me one and she gave one to the woman who cooks.  What a lovely surprise.  She said it was a thank you for all the hard work we do.  We do do a LOT of hard work...and its so very nice to have it acknowledged once in a while.  She's a good woman, and appreciative too.

I painted some spots on the beaks of our ducklings on that we could begin to name a few of them.  They are so cute and growing so fast.   I was reminded of how warm little duckies are...memories came flooding back to a couple of ducklings I've had previous to these.  Ducklings are like little furnaces!! Their little webbed feet and bodies are so warm!!  Just like little buns right out of the oven...squrimmy little poop'in down balls of warmth.  So precious.
By the end of the week we had the ducks out of the cramped hutch and into their enclosure...(though at night we still tuck them safely away ...away from the raccoon's.)  They've had their first dip in the pond..and seemed to enjoy it a great deal.  Its hard to capture how quickly they are growing.  I can already see their little  pin feathers beginning to show through under the down.  The little tail feathers are going to be the first to show.  I go out there every day now, to say hello, and I think they recognize me and are not so timid around me.  I like that.  I think they'll miss me when the snow begins to fly.  I wont be out there sitting on a bucket talking to them then.  oh well.

I ended up having to work last night.  I thought I was going to be lucky, and slip by without having to witness what The Grill does every several months....something called Man vs Grill.  We are coached on how to 'sell' this opportunity to our patrons...but I was hoping to be counted out on the actual event...but was called in to assist...mostly as a cheerleader and photographer.  Only in America...
Only here would we find a contest to see if anyone could eat a 3 1/2 pound burger in 45 mins!! Only here would we find folks willing to take on the challenge..and pay money for the privileged.  Go here for a full view of the evening and the goings on.


Jared + Carly Reid said...

You seriously look like a young spring chicken in that last pic! You hip waitress you!! Those burgers...yum and gross at the same time!

Cindy Winward said...

Just wondering if you will ever start to look skin is streatching all over and wrinkles but you.....nothing

Cindy Winward said...

Just wondering if you will ever start to look skin is streatching all over and wrinkles but you.....nothing

Auntie Cathy said...

that's exactly what I wanted to say. When are you going to start looking your age?! It's not fair that you still don't have a leg vein showing. We're SO happy for Clark and Jenna. What a beautiful, fun couple they make!