Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quiet Week

"It's been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, my home town." That's the way Garrison Keillor begins one segment of his show (Prairie Home Companion) every week.

It's been a quiet week around these parts too. We've been going to the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and that always seems like a Good Idea. Afterwards, we usually eat breakfast at the Omelette Shoppe, and that seem like a Good Idea too.

We've been cleaning out closets and bookshelves and making many trips to Goodwill with our unwanted items, and making many trips to the dump with our even more unwanted items. We own many MichiganEnsian yearbooks from our college years, and one from 1930 when my folks graduated. We also have a 1965 Ensian, and that was a mystery. Why would we have that one - nobody in our family was at the U of M at that time. Dick finally solved the mystery. Frank (Tink the Tank) Nunley was one of Dick's students at Belleville High School. He played linebacker and center and sometimes fullback on the football team, and went on to play football at Michigan. After graduation Tink played for the 49ers for ten years. He graduated in 1965, and Dick bought a yearbook that year in Tink's honor. We still have a whole shelf full of Ensians.

We've sorted out bags and bags of clothes, linens and household items, and we're really just getting started. I have the front closet half done, and haven't started on the pantry yet. Our kitchen cupboards need to be reorganized, too, but heaven only knows when we'll get around to that. You have to remember that for more than a year I couldn't even think about doing much of anything and it felt to me as though things were in disarray....so hooray for feeling back to normal.

Dick has had a couple of meetings with Sue at the Agency, so he's not completely finished with Medicare-Medicaid Assistance. He'll be making presentations, but not working in the office.

Last Sunday we went to a geocaching event in Kalkaska. It was at a bowling alley, and there weren't many people there. It was a nice afternoon though, visiting with old friends and new friends. We didn't bowl, but we did a lot of talking! DinoDuo, ABXGuy and Wife, Trash Can, Hosta Hillbillies, Matt and Amy, Treasure Troll, Pepsiman, and Dick and I - that was about it - 14 people.

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone with no green beer in sight. Dick's martini wasn't green either! We had brunch at Kilkenny's Irish Pub. It was very pubby, in a basement, mediocre food, and we probably won't go back there. We had corned beef and cabbage for dinner.

We've had deer sleeping under our pines for the last few nights. There are usually anywhere from 3 to 6 deer there in the morning. It's fun to see them. They can tell that we're watching them, and they soon scamper away.