We'd already put together seven roasters of green bean soup and stuck them in the walk-in cooler --
Along with all the other grocery items awaiting cooking the next two days --
As you can sort of see from this photo, there are already several graves with the same kind of markers we've seen at Arlington.
I had a WONDERFUL massage this afternoon. I swear, Cherie has magic hands and fingers! She is both strong and gentle at the same time. If you are ever in Spokane and would like one of the very best massages you've ever had, call South Hill Massage and ask for an appointment with Cherie.
Forry got another massage as well and hopefully he can get another one in while I am gone. He's feeling so much better -- and now he's out-walking me!
We didn't get a very early start this morning as Forry and SIL Scott were working on the outside faucet on the house. They weren't able to get the part they needed to shut the water off at the curb, even after a trip to Lowes, so they finally gave up on it. Then Forry and I went to meet the new RV. We had dinner at Burger Bob's with Leslie and Bill. The avocado burger was good, but the tomato-basil soup was wonderful! (Forry doesn't like tomato soup, so ended up with a guacamole burger and onion rings.) NONE of us had any room left for dessert.
From what I understand, the bright berries remain after the leaves have fallen. I'll bet it makes quite a show in winter -- especially if they get snow.
MM and I went shopping with G-daughter Claire this afternoon to get paint for her bedroom. We bought both paint and curtain rods and then ended up with a Costco run. Scott and G-son Varick went on an all day (left at 6:30 am) Boy Scout hike today, but Scott was home in time to barbecue salmon patties for supper. We decided they were really good with peach salsa...
Tonight, Daughter Mary Mae brought home pizza for supper. Claire and I made a salad to go along and we sat in their TV room and watched a movie. We had not seen the movie "UP," so MM picked it up for us to watch. Son-in-law Scott got home from his two-day seminar in Seattle just in time to join the party.
I am NOT ready for summer to be over! But, it's beginning to look like it doesn't matter what I think or what I want. It was twenty degrees cooler on the bank sign in Mount Vernon then it was just last week.
It is definitely time to think about traveling south! We will be here at Daughter MM's until next Monday when we will head back to Spokane. We have some doctor and eye exam appointments PLUS a gathering on Saturday afternoon of the AHECers I worked with when we lived there (I can't wait to see how much the little ones have grown!). After our two weeks in Spokane, we will head down to the ranch. The Mennonite Country Auction is the first Saturday in October, but after that we definitely plan to be on the road to warmer country.
This is the first picture I took as soon as I got home with the new camera -- Forry's always a good subject. This was just taken with the regular auto setting. There is a portrait setting I read about later that I will have to try.