Ted took this photo a lake on route 49, south of Millville, NJ in November of 2005. It's hard to believe it was 10 years ago. It was around the time he was diagnosed with cancer. He enjoyed taking photographs with his camera. We would either walk around Vineland or take a drive to take photos of the fall foliage or photos of the ocean.
I finally had my asthma test yesterday and tested positive for asthma. I don't know if there are degrees of asthma as it took until the end of the test for it to show up. I went through a lot of tests on my heart to see if that was the problem but my heart is in excellent condition. I don't know what the next step will be. I guess the doctor will call me on Friday and let me know.
Last night, I went to the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at the Bohemian Wesleyan Church. Four of us from our choir sang "Come Ye Thankful People Come." We were supposed to sing "We Gather Together" but it wasn't in their Hymnal. We did it on the fly with no accompaniment. Somehow, it came out OK. I wish we could have some practice before singing for events like this. I don't know who was responsible for organizing this.
The Wesleyan Church has a new pastor, Shane Dickinson. He was an excellent speaker and is a wonderful addition to our Ecumenical Association. They had a nice fellowship afterwards with lots of homemade cookies and cakes.
I got the Christmas lights on my two little trees and my neighbor, Juan hung my Star of Bethlehem on the peak of my house. I was going to run the extension cords and timers yesterday but fell asleep after lunch. I guess that test took a lot out of me. Anyway, I was too tired and it was too cold to do it. I'll do it this morning after I make my Waldorf Salad. I like to see the lights when I come home after Thanksgiving Dinner. I also like the candles in the windows but I forgot to set the timers. Now, I won't be able to do that until Friday night. I hope I don't forget. I have to line them up on the counter and turn them on at the time I want them to go on and then they automatically go on at that time for 5 hours. They have new batteries and are lined up on the counter ready to go.
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Sparky and I won the Santa Claus Prize in the Chesapeake City Pet Parade today.
My neighbor's sassafras trees. They were a brilliant red this year. This was taken in late October. The leaves are down now except for the oak trees.
When I was walking Sparky early Saturday morning, my neighbor, Alice, came running out saying "Boscov's is having a sale on shoes today. Buy one pair and get another for $1.99." So off we went to Boscov's. People were waiting to get in before 9am. Everyone was there for the shoe sale. I thought it would be ciaos but Boscov's had it well organized. One line was to take the shoe you'd like to try on. The were many salespeople to take you name and size. Then you were directed to another line and almost as soon as you got there, they had your shoes ready for you. I found a check out counter with no one in line so I could check out quickly. They gave Alice the wrong size so I took it back for her and got the right size. She is having back problems so I told her to wait in the chair.
I got a pair of brown boots and a pair of black sneekers. I put them away for Christmas. I buy myself presents for under the tree. I also found a gift for my sister-in-law, Sylvia.
Monday, I went to my brother's. I left Sparky at his house and went to my cousin, Jan's. We went to lunch and then to visit my Aunt Jean in the Assisted Living Place. She was well but Jan had some concerns. She had a perm that did not turn out. It looked like nothing was done so Jan had to straighten that out.
Tuesday, I took Don to the surgery center for his check up. Everything turned out to be fine and I thank the Lord for that. It was a miserable, rainy day. I made good time driving home and rested in the afternoon. I went to Choral practice at night. It was still dark, dreary and drizzly. Sparky's sweaters and harnesses are hanging in the laundry room to dry.
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Friday Flower Bloggin'
My hydrangeas were a delight all summer and now into fall. They started out as green buds and the a lovely light pink. In September, the turned a dark rusty rose and haven't turned brown yet.
I have been lax in bloggin'. I spend so much time on the computer with emails and facebook that I have to get moving to get my other things done. I still have yard work to do to get ready for winter. The maple trees leaves are down but the oaks hold on until December. The foliage has been very brilliant this year. I'll post some of the trees later.
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