Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 january 23

Happy Birthday to me.
Sunrise in Ankeny

I wrote a blog entry yesterday but I was having too much fun playing with the grandkids over in Tiffin to take the time to post it.  I will attach it to the end of this post later today. (done)

We left Tiffin last night around 6 o'clock and arrived back in Grimes about 7:30 so we made really good time, in spite of the fog and snow.

It started raining shortly after we arrive home last night and some time in the night, it turned over to snow.  We had probably three quarters of an inch of snow on the roads this morning.  The drive on the interstate on the way to Ankeny was alright, even though we saw several instances of cars that have gone off the road.  Second avenue appears not to even have been plowed.  So it was real slow going from the interstate on into Ankeny today.

Cierra dropped the girls off at Nate and Beth's about 7:15 this morning.  They had both eaten breakfast at McDonald's and Charlotte had already taken her medicine.  Lorelia ate another bowl of cereal long with grandma and grandpa.  And then I drove Charlotte to school. 

When I return, Lorelai and Grandma were  both on their electronic media.  Lorelai is watching a movie on the iPad and Grandma is listening to something, probably a TV show, on her Droid.  And I am sitting here speaking into my Droid and letting it type on my blog.  It works fairly well that way, however I have to go back and add punctuation and capitalization as well as correct some silly things that it does when it does not understand what I said.

Aunt Audrie returned home just in time to take Lorelia to preschool.  So we packed up our laundry and headed toward home.

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We stopped on the way for lunch at a little 'hole-in-the-wall" Greek resturant in Grimes.  I had the buffet (three choices plus lettuce) and Ella had a fish sandwich with onion fries. Food was fresh and good (not great). Ella said that her golden cod (code for deep fat fried frozen fillet) was too salty.  I would like to go back for dinner when the true Greek Food is served.

I said that I'd post yesterday's blog entry ... so here it is.

2012 January 22
Yesterday several of the men from our Wednesday Bible Study went to Staves UMC and had breakfast with their Men’s Group.  Their group does not do Bible study.  They get together for breakfast and then discuss what work needs to be done and what opportunities are coming up.

The drive to Tiffin ... All grey ... all the way
Ella worked in the morning but got off work a little early at 12:30.  As soon as she was done, we drove to Tiffin to visit Adam, Leigha, Tate and Emery.

When we arrived, Leigha and the kids were at swimming party.  We had a nice long visit with Adam before they arrived home.  I had a chance to play at puzzles with both kids and then play Connect Four with Tate.

After a nice Laguna and garlic bread supper, we played a few more games with the kids.  When the kids have gone to bed we had a chance to visit with Leigha and Adam.

Sunrise in Tiffin
            This morning Adam (and Dude, the dog) woke us so that he could get the truck keys.  He needed to move it so that he could get his car out of the garage and go to work.

Tate playing with the Wii
Tate, Emery and Leigha
            Leigha made an apple and chicken salad for lunch and a vegetarian chili for supper.  We had a lazy, laid back day with Leigha and the kids while Adam was at work.  We were concerned about the road conditions because there was a drizzly fog in the air and the temperature was just slightly above freezing.  Plus they were talking about freezing rain turning to snow. When Adam returned home at around five, we had an early supper and then hit the road toward home.

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