Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Relations of a Week

Hullo. As it is now Tuesday, I don't feel quite right going to too much explanation of what excitement happened last week. But a bit of a blow through of the week doesn't hurt.

Last Week: Part 1 (Tuesday)

Last Tuesday was a nice day in which I had nothing formal planned other than attending the family Bible study at my brothers house. This made the day very nice for things such as washing clothes and hanging them on the clothesline, going grocery shopping and cleaning the bathroom. All of which I did... except maybe clean the bathroom, I cannot now remember. Wegmans is my favorite place for groceries. I also like Aldi, but I did not go there.

Part 2 (Wednesday)

On Wednesday I met my Grandparents at the nursing home, and we sang to the residents and my Grandfather had a mini Bible study. He's been doing this sort of thing for over 30 years. I used to go with him quite often but hadn't been in ages. Afterwards, I went home with them and visited with my Grandma for a bit. We shared some lunch and after a while I went home. I made some dinner for my hubby and then went to church.

Part 3 (Thursday)

Thursday morning, I woke up bright and early to go to Grandma's house. She had inadvertently planned too much for herself that morning and had arranged to meet with someone about some problems they were having with their health insurance. The thing was that my young cousins were all going to be at my grandparents as their mothers were working that day. So Grandma had asked me if I would be willing to come stay at her house while her and Grandpa were out for a couple hours. The six of us cousins had a grand time playing together. The all-time favorite thing was playing with the playmobile house. This can get out of hand sometimes, especially when playing with two 11 year old boys. Watch out! After my Grandparents came home I met my Dad at Bill Gray's for lunch. It's always nice having lunch with Dad.
In the afternoon, I drove out to my friend Carissa's for a good visit. When I arrived she wasn't home yet, so I also ended up having a nice visit with her Mom. I like her Mom. After a while, when Carissa was home, everyone else was gone. So she and I made potatoes and broccoli for dinner (I brought the broccoli- organic from the Public Market!) and then we drove out to Auburn. She had to go to Walmart and to Loews to buy paint. I helped her buy paint because she was afraid of what colors to buy. So I encouraged her. Then we had to go home. It was good to see Carissa.

Part 4 (Friday)

Friday was also cool because I got to go to Fort Erie, Ontario with Mom, Ben and Hannah. My Grammanita was in Fort Erie visiting a friend. She lives in Nova Scotia, and since she was as close as she was, we took the opportunity to go visit. I got to drive there. All the way through Buffalo, and through customs and everything. Cool, huh? (On a side note, my neighbors are fighting at the moment. Not cool.) When we got there, we found they weren't expecting us yet. But they didn't seem to mind too much, as long as they could talk us into staying for dinner that evening. Which they somehow did. Anyway, while we were there we went to the cemetary to see graves of relatives, to Mah Way's Chinese restaurant (compliments of Gail), to the old Fort Erie where the war of 1866 was fought (or something like that), to the Ridgeway Battlefield Museum, down Teal Rd., and to another cemetary where my Great Grandparents were buried. Then we went to a store to find Aero bars. They don't sell those in the U.S. But they should. Back at Gail's house, we helped prepare for dinner. Which was tasty. Right after we ate, we started home. It was 8:00 and we still a couple hours of driving ahead. But it was worth the drive to see my dear Gramma.

Okay, I'm tired of relating last week at the moment. You probably are too.


Anonymous said...

We went to the "May Wah" chinese restaurant. (And the battle in Fort Erie was in 1812.)


Jim the 3rd said...

And then on Saturday, you went to Olive Garden with Adam and your big brother for his birthday!

Priscilla said...

The kids enjoyed having you stay with them...particularly Alicia. Thank you for being willing to do that!!!

Martha said...

Kind of makes you feel tired all over again, huh?

Bethany said...

Anonymous- Well, there also was a war that took place there in 1866. I specifically remeber that fat man saying so.

jim the 3rd- Yeah, that was my next blog... maybe.

priscilla- I enjoyed them too! It was great fun.

mom- I guess I am ready for another day off.


Anonymous said...

The Fenian Raid and Battle of Ridgeway June 1-3, 1866

"We are the Fenian Brotherhood, skilled in the arts of war,
And we're going to fight for Ireland, the land we adore,
Many battles we have won, along with the boys in blue,
And we'll go and capture Canada, for we've nothing else to do."
-Fenian soldier's song

(I think you remember it from the plaque at the "Teal" cabin.)

Priscilla said...

Did you know that there is Teal Lake somewhere in Canada?

Martha said...

Hey, you're right! Cool. It's in Manatoba.

Rachel said...

Ditto what Aunt Priscilla said. Mikey said he had fun playing with the furniture set with you.

Bethany said...

Oh yes, he was one of those crazy 11 year olds! I had fun too.