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Week of 12 March 2001

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Monday, 12 March 2001

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Yesterday

House is cleaned once again. The Winston Cup race was very exciting. A lot of lead changes and plenty of racing action all afternoon. And, in only his third start as a young rookie, Kevin Harvick just nosed out Jeff Gordon for the win. A great win for Harvick, who has replaced Dale Earnhardt in the car, after Dale was killed in Daytona. Also, Terry Labonte finished fifth, a good run for him.

We left to go to my parent's house around 4:00. The race was not quite over, so I listened in the car on the way over and then watched the finish at the house. We had a very nice dinner of barbecued chicken, potatoes, and green beans followed by my mom's homemade banana pudding. Frances opened her gifts and then we left to head back home. The neighbor I mentioned Monday that was having the cancer surgery had come home, so I very quickly stopped over before we left to say hello and see how she is doing. 

We got a big greeting from the dogs after being gone for three hours. We gave them a walk and I played with Malcolm before going back to check my mail. I then returned to the den to read and play with the dogs until time to watch the Practice at 10:00 and then off to bed.

 

Today

I forgot to mention in my Saturday post that we watched the hour long special on PBS that we taped about the last Inspector Morse mystery. The author has decided to end the series. The special covered various interviews and behind the scenes look at the series. Tonight we need to watch the first episode of the series. PBS is still begging so I am sure of the three hours of the episode and good hour or more is begging interruptions. I am assuming it is more than one part.

Off to the gym this morning. Work this afternoon. It is supposed to rain later on today and tonight. 

 

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Tuesday, 13 March 2001

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Welcome back Lynne. We missed your posts. And, be sure and check out what the new Netwidows is shaping up to look like. Many thanks to Keri for working on this for us. 

Yesterday

I decided upon return from the gym to do a little work in the yard. With these days of howling winds I had enough tree limbs down to start a small log cabin. I picked up sticks and sawed up the long branch that had impaled itself in the yard last week. I also converted a small place in the yard at the end of the natural area that I could not get grass to grow into an extension of the natural area. I put down newspaper to kill the little bit of weeds and grass and covered them over with pine needles. After clearing up the back yard I came in and fixed some lunch. I will pick the sticks up from the front yard maybe tomorrow afternoon if the rain has moved out. It started yesterday afternoon before I could get back out to finish.

I worked all afternoon and some of last night. I read for awhile and then watched a television show. We decided not to watch the Morse episode and to save it for another night. 

Today

It still looks like rain this morning but is supposed to clear up by this afternoon. I am not sure what I have on tap for today, I will let you know tomorrow how the day turned out. I think Bob wants to do some more pictures for Chapter 2 of the book. I did a read through yesterday afternoon and have a couple of suggestions to offer. If you read Bob's page he mentions he may be doing several updates to his diary page during the day. As you know, I am at the mercy of my web master <g> but I hardly every update my page after I do my morning post. It does mean when I am working on other pages and making changes during the day partial updates may get published. If you catch a weird page check back later or the next day. 

Thanks for visiting my diary pages!

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Wednesday, 14 March 2001

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Yesterday

Turned out to be beautiful day but again very windy. Late in the afternoon Bob and I headed off to the library and dinner. I spent part of yesterday reorganizing some of my book review pages and doing a few minor updates to some of the personal pages. The previous review page was starting to get pretty long so I split the fiction and non-fiction into two separate pages. The older fiction reviews from last year I shortened to brief annotations and generally cleaned up the page a bit. Last night I read until time to watch NYPD Blue and then off to bed.

Today - busy day

I am off to the drug and grocery stores this morning. I will skip the gym because I need to be back home in time to take Malcolm to the park for his play day. We are meeting Nancy at 11:00 at the same park we met at last Saturday. This afternoon I need to mow the lawn and finish picking up sticks. Beef stroganoff for dinner. Tonight is West Wing at 9:00 and I will tape my other show at 10:00 to watch later. Have a great day.

 

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Thursday, 15 March 2001

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Yesterday

Malcolm enjoyed him playtime at the park, returning home with his tongue hanging out and collapsed on the floor for a rest. I fixed a salad for Bob and I for lunch and then headed outside to do yard stuff. I used the mower to mulch and vacuum the straw from the huge bare spot created by the January sewage repairs. I dumped it into a plastic garbage bucket. There is finally some grass starting do grow over most of the area.

 I finished mowing the lawn. Afterwards I raked the remaining straw the mower did not pick up, put down some additional seed and fertilizer with the spreader and used the chopped up straw to lightly cover it all again. I put the left over straw in the big trash can for later use. I finally finished everything around 2:30 and came in to take my shower.  

Bob took a nap while I worked on some computer stuff until time to start dinner. We watched West Wing and then off to bed to read a few chapters.

Today

It did start raining during  the night and has continued  this morning and coming down nice and steady but light. I am working at home this morning and taking Lenore to the foot doctor this afternoon. We are having an early dinner of pork chops to allow me to go to the gym for spinning class. 

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Friday, 16 March 2001

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Yesterday

Lenore and I headed off for the foot doctor around 1:45. He is not sure what is causing her big toe problems but we left with it cleaned up and bandaged. She has to soak it everyday for a four or five days and I will change the bandage each day. Back home to work until time for dinner.

After pork chops and green beans for dinner I took off for the gym to do a little weight lifting and spinning class. Back home again by 7:45. We watched the last Inspector Morse show, The Remorseful Day, that we taped last Thursday night. The author  of the mysteries, Colin Dexter, has decided to end the series. 

Today

Work at home again this morning. Duncan and I will be taking a ride over to Mocksville, NC this afternoon to do a home visit for a rescue woman in Virginia. I am not doing much rescue work right now, but I live on 30 minutes away and do not mind doing this visit to clear the way for a nice Border Collie to find a good home. I will pick up take out on the way home for dinner.

Spring has sprung in the Carolina's. As I sit here working at my desk, I can hear the birds chirping and singing all day now. The Bradford Pear trees have busted out with their white blossoms and the pink Weeping Cherries are full. Most of my daffodils and jonquils are now in full bloom and the other trees are starting to bud out. The cruelty of all this is that by next week it could be back down into the teens and we can still get snow this late in the year. That means if you are a spring fever person it is too soon to belief that winter is completely over just yet.

Just a little teaser. Tomorrow I go to Charlotte to see Phantom of the Opera. Tonight I will write tomorrows post and tell you all about what the day will bring. How is that for keeping you in suspense? 

 

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Saturday, 17 March 2001

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Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.  

Yesterday

Duncan and I did not get to go to Mocksville yesterday afternoon. The lady had an unexpected delay at work. We will reschedule for another time next week. I add a review to my favorites page of the Maeve Binchy book I am reading Scarlet Feather. Around 3:00 I decided to go to the library and work a couple hours on the gift books and then I stopped by and picked up the Chinese take out for dinner. After dinner I watched a show I taped earlier in the week and then spent the remainder of the evening reading until bedtime.

Today - off to the show

I actually wrote this Friday night as I I will be pushed for time on Saturday morning. I need to leave the house by 7:45 to pick up my sister and then on to my parents to pick them up. We are driving down to Level Cross for the Holiday Tours' bus trip to Charlotte to see the Phantom of the Opera. We leave Level Cross at 9:30 to arrive in Charlotte in time to eat lunch before the show. After the show we will board the bus to return to Level Cross at about 6:30. Then we will stop for dinner somewhere on the way home.

This is the only time Holiday is offering the trip but it coincided with several close events, my mom's birthday back in February, their anniversary and Frances's birthday, last week. The trip was planned last fall as soon as the new Holiday Tours book came out. I am sure it will be a lot of fun. I am not a big fan of musicals but I have heard so much about it and have actually listened to the CD that I am glad to get a chance to see it.

On Sunday I will tell you all about it. 

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Sunday, 18 March 2001

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A big welcome to Ann Dominick, wife of John, who has joined the Netwidows group. Be sure to stop by her page

Yesterday

First of all I want to comment briefly on this Green/Orange thing about the Irish that Marcia mentioned on her diary page. She makes a very good point about being Catholic green or Protestant Orange. My mother's family current generation, us included, are not Catholic. But, at this point I have no proof one way or the other that my ancestors were not since I am still trying to locate the Callahan's beginnings here in the United States. 

Now, the real interesting news of the day. The Phantom of the Opera. One word, AWESOME. A truly magnificent show, funny, tragic, suspenseful, great music, etc, etc,. I loved every minute of it and recommend to you if you get a chance to see this show on a stage near you, don't miss the opportunity. Also, if you enjoy show music on CD, this would make an excellent addition to your collection.

Upon returning back to Level Cross from Charlotte, around 6:40, we headed home after stopping at The Cracker Barrel for dinner.  I dropped off my parents and made it home a little after 9:00 pm. The dogs were very excited to see me. I had to soak and re-bandage Lenore's toe, take the dogs out for the last time, get Lenore ready for bed and finally off to be myself at 10:30. A long day but  a lot of fun and well worth it.

Today

I need to give Bob haircut this morning, do a quick house clean and get a shower by race time at 12:30. The final round of the Bay Hill Invitational starts at 2:30, so I will have to check it out during commercials of the race.

And, I see on Bob's diary page today he is utterly fascinated with the fact that the grass has turned green due to the warm weather, rain, and the 10-10-10 fertilizer I threw out a month or so ago. 

Guess I better get started on my day.

 

 

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