Saturday, August 22, 2015


I'm so glad it's the weekend.  Especially after the day I had at work yesterday.  It was Liz's and Tracy's birthdays.  I was going to go out at lunch time to get a cake when in walks Doug with a cake (not knowing it's their birthdays).  So we used that.  Before we opened to the public we all went into the workroom, sang "Happy Birthday" to them, and had cake.  That was good because I forgot to eat breakfast.  Yes, I actually remembered that I hadn't eaten when I was almost at work.  How did I do that?

 At lunch time Liz wanted to go for a walk.  I told her to take off and enjoy her birthday and I would be acting librarian and hold down the fort.  Everything was fine.  It was nice and quiet.  Bob was on the front desk and I was sitting at the librarian's desk.  A girl about 18 years old comes in and stands at the front desk.  She's talking to Bob then says she biked over and she's so tired and puts her head down on the desk.  Bob and I think that's kind of strange but whatever.  Then she says she thinks she's going to be sick and starts gagging.  Deb, the guard, says she will get her some water.  She turns around to go to the water fountain, gets two steps away and the young lady falls unconscious to the ground.  Bob says, "And she's down!"  So I called 911 and the rescue squad came, took her vitals, and took her away in an ambulance.  Wow!

The operator at 911 was asking me all kinds of questions on the phone like did I know her medical history.  No, I didn't.  I had never seen her before and she was unconscious so I couldn't ask her anything.  Was her skin changing color?  I don't know.  She was behind the desk and I couldn't see her.  Besides she was African-American and I'm not real good at saying if she was pale.

When Liz got back we told her what had happened and she had to write up an incident report.  She said every time she leaves the building when Boss isn't there, something happens.  Happy birthday, Liz!
It's been a beautiful day today.  I woke up and went outside to take pictures of the garden to share with you tomorrow.  Then I sat at the kitchen table and took this video.

After breakfast I did a load of dishes and a load of wash and then Joe and I headed out to the farm.  I try to go every other week.  Here's what I got today.

A beautiful watermelon, green beans, corn, red and white onions, a tomato and a flat of red sails lettuce and a flat of marigolds.  Because I'm afraid of animals eating my lettuce, I am going to plant it in my hanging baskets.  I think it will work.

I was going to cut the grass and clean the living room today, but instead took a nap.  Oh well.  As Scarlet O'Hara said in Gone With the Wind, "Tomorrow is another day."

I made baked eggplant for dinner.  It turned out good.  We were going to have watermelon too, but were both too full. 

I lit my summer candle tonight.  Not many more days I can use it.  Fall is coming.

And here it is showing both sides.

Joe is already in bed.

I'll be heading there real soon.  Just have a few things to do before I can get there.  Have a nice night everyone.



  1. We enjoyed a peach from the grocery store that I bought yesterday, at dinner. Thankful that Fred Meyer, owned by Kroger, has local produce. I bought quite a lot as I was going to use some of it in a fruit salad I was going to make for a birthday party potluck lunch. But I made zucchini muffins instead. Not sure what the conditions for Sunday will be since we had smoke in the air from the wildfires today. If it's still bad on Sunday, we won't be going to the party as it's outside. Hope the lady that fainted is going to be ok. Good thing she was there and not on her bicycle riding. Have a good weekend and hopefully you'll get some rest! Hugs!

  2. Never a dull moment! Wouldn't it be nice if the day could be as peaceful as your yard? Good haul at the market. Your light is so pretty! I sat on my front step,enjoying the breeze & catching up on some bible reading.
    Enjoy the day!

  3. Big excitement at your work place.....wouldnt you like to know the history behind the woman that passed out? Hope your have a quiet, restful day and God bless you.


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