Daisypath - Anniversary

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Friday was the last day of work for my co-worker, Clarissa.  She is moving on to another (and hopefully better) job.  We had an impromptu party for her.  Jerry ordered pizza and I made her a pumpkin dump cake -- her favorite.  I'm really sorry to see her go.  She has become a good friend in the last six months that she has been with us.  Everyone brings a different dynamic into the situation and it will be very different at work without her.

Clarissa and me.

Jules our guard, Clarissa, Jerry our adult librarian

Tom our volunteer and Clarissa
Clarissa and Liz our children's librarian
The pumpkin dump cake with a candle.  At Jerry's request we sang, "Happy fifth new job to you".  She laughed.
 By the end of the day there were many tears and exchanging of phone numbers and email addresses.  We will miss her.


Thursday, May 21, 2015


Joe's birthday was yesterday but it was such a busy day that I didn't have time to post.  And today it's back to work.  So let's get right to talking about the awesome day we had.

Joe slept in while I went and took the car into the garage to see if the air conditioning could be fixed and why it kept stalling out.   When I got back I got Joe up and we ate breakfast watching a video of "Fractured Fairy Tales".  Anybody remember that?  It used to be a part of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" when we were growing up.  It was fun to see it again.


 At lunch time we got picked up by Carole and Walt and we went to New Jersey to have lunch at Cracker Barrel (Joe's choice).  We went over the Betsy Ross Bridge which is right near our house.
Here's the birthday boy.

Over the Delaware River

Leaving beautiful Philly
We had a great lunch.  Walt and Carole had breakfast.  I had the Wednesday special -- chicken pot pie, and Joe had a cheeseburger.  Everything was wonderful.  Joe got his favorite Stewart's root beer.

We were kidding Joe and telling him that the portrait next to him was his great-great-grandfather.  Ha, ha!

When we were finished eating we looked around the store.  I got a couple of birthday gifts and Joe bought a Casting Crowns CD for us to listen to in the car.

Then it was back to Philly.  Over the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge this time.


We got home to find a message from the garage saying that the compressor for my air conditioning was broken and it would take over $1,000 to fix it.  We don't have that kind of money so we told them to give us the car back and we would just live with it.  At least the car isn't stalling out anymore.

While Joe took a nap, I made him a birthday cake.  It turned out wonderful.  It was a yellow cake with buttercream icing and I put strawberries on top.  I just got it finished when it was time to leave for Bible Study.  Joe didn't know it, but I already asked everyone to come to sing to him.  He thought I was just taking a cake over, didn't know I had a candle and a celebration planned.  Pastor Justin took the pictures for me so he's not in any of them.  But he was there joining in.

Here's the cake!

The kids made him huge cards.

And a Happy Birthday Mr. Joe sign.

Here's the Bible Study group and the two little girls I teach on Wednesday nights.

We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Joe.

And he blew out the candle.
Joe told me last night that this was one of the best birthdays he ever had.  He loved being surrounded by people who love him so much.  I'm so glad.

And now it's time to get breakfast and get ready for work.  Back to the grind.  But only for two days and I have another long weekend.  I'm going to be so spoiled!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015


The new chairs on the patio.
Another day of vacation and I'm still just loving it.  Even though we aren't going anywhere I am having a ball!  So nice to be on MY timetable and not work's.

I picked up Debbie and we went to Bible Study this morning.  Our friend, Dottie, asked if I could take her to vote.  I drove and Debbie went in with her and helped her.  She said the people at the fire house where the voting booth was couldn't believe Dottie was 91 years old.  She does look and act good for her age.

After the study Debbie came back to my house and gave my hair a trim.  It was getting pretty long (halfway down my back) and I wanted it just a bit shorter.  So she cut off about four inches.  It's just slightly past my shoulders now and looks and feels so much better.

After Joe and I took Debbie home, we stopped and got hoagies for lunch and then went to vote ourselves.  I think this is only the second or third time we have voted together in the whole time we have been married.  Usually he goes while I am at work and I go at lunch time from work.  We got to meet the Republican candidate for mayor.  She seems really nice and if elected would be the first woman mayor Philadelphia has ever had.  I like the fact that she is Pro Life.  That's important to me.  But there are other things I wanted to know.  Our committeeman told us that she is having a town meeting in about six weeks so I am hoping to go to that and see where she stands on several issues.

I was able to get out in the yard yesterday and take some pictures for you.  It was the perfect day yesterday.  I had the windows open and the fresh air just blowing in.  Today it is hot and muggy.  Very humid.  So I am spending more time inside.  But still a lovely day.

So here are some pictures of the garden for you. For some reason when I downloaded them they got all out of order.  But enjoy anyway.

One of my new hanging baskets.

And here's the other one.

The fairy garden

I'm enjoying the garden so much.  And I love my new hanging baskets.  It really gives a pop of color to the yard.  More to come.

Hope you have a good day and a wonderful evening.