Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Got the T-shirt

The T-shirt

Prayer Circle

"Feed My sheep"

For the last few months I've been volunteering once or twice a month at the Prodisee Pantry, an ecumenical food bank serving needy families in Baldwin County. The local Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Baptist (and maybe others) churches join together in this ministry. Today I got a T-shirt, so I can look "official"!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dinner with sunset

The other night, we ate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, The Yardarm, on Fairhope Municipal Pier. We got there just in time to enjoy one of Mobile Bay's prettiest sunsets.

"Open" (Taken another day)

Interior of Yardarm Restaurant (Taken another day)
Interior of restaurant

Looking through window
View through window by our table

Later, we went for a walk to the end of the pier and back.

Masts in purple sky

Pier fishing

Shed on the pier at sunset

Two ships pass in the night

Red sky at night

You can see why we love it so much ~ good food, prompt, friendly service, and unbeatable location with view! (My husband had fried shrimp, and I had crab claws.)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Between books

Reading chair

I've just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, today. It is a marvelous book! Here is what I wrote about it for my Bookcrossing journal entry: "A wonderful book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt so close to the characters that I want to meet them. It expresses a triumph of the human spirit over the adverse conditions of enemy occupation during wartime. Warmth and humor prevail. I hope there will be a sequel some day; I would like to know what happens to Kit as she grows older." Since I wrote that, I have learned that one of the co-authors (a team of aunt and niece) died before the book was published. I was sorry to hear that.

I have also recently finished reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo, and Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, so right now I am not reading anything except a book of short stories and essays which I can read one at a time. I need a novel I can get interested in, sink my teeth into, the kind I don't want to put down. I have a pretty big selection to choose from!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Alert readers of this blog will notice something new: my Facebook badge. Yes, I succumbed and joined Facebook a few months ago. I had to, you see, my sons don't tell me stuff, but they tell Facebook, so I had no choice! For instance, the grandbaby started walking in April, and my older son, the baby's uncle, told me he had seen it on his brother's Facebook! So, what's a grandmother to do, I ask you???

While on Facebook, I have been catching up with some old friends from high school and college, and that's been fun. So I'm glad I joined. I don't do the hatchlings or most of the other games and quizzes. I would prefer to keep my FB friends list to people I know and have known in real life, so don't be hurt if I don't friend you back, if I only know you in cyberspace. That's what Blogger, Flickr, LiveJournal, and Bookcrossing are for!