"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, August 21, 2006

Out & About

Friday: Drove to the city for some shopping, plus a late lunch at our usual Mexican restaurant.

Saturday: Quiet, sunny morning at the Lodge. In the morning, I re-potted at least half a dozen deck or porch plants into larger containers. In the afternoon, we attended the annual meeting of the residents on our road and lake.

Later in the day, I moved two rosebushes and weeded two gardens.

Ruth's newest toy, the "raccoon tail" arrived by mail. It's a big hit, she's hardly put it down since!

Sunday: After being away from our parish for his four-month refresher leave, our rector returned. A most happy and festive occasion!

After the service, parishioners boarded a charter bus and drove to the city to attend a baseball game. We'd had severe thunderstorms all night and it was a very wet morning. But the rain stopped as soon as we arrived and didn't return.

It was Irish Day at the stadium.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians were part of the opening festivities.

Here's the mascot, Fungo. He's meant to represent a wild native beast, the fisher, but more commonly called a fisher cat.

I came home with one of those green horns he's holding. There were lots of giveaways--noisemakers, Irish flags, t-shirts.

Oh, and thanks to an amazing Grand Slam, the home team won the game, 7-2.

Today. It's still cool and damp, perfect for weed pulling and more transplanting of roses and perennials. I'll be working out the next section of the book in my head while I work!

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