We had a very nice anniversary. Mark had to go to Chicago to meet the new boss Monday and was back home about 11 am Wednesday, so we did a late lunch - very nice. Then late afternoon/evening we ran some errands and had a light dinner. So, pretty quiet - but a very nice day.
Last Sunday, the flippers two houses down invited us over. I think they invited other neighbors and friends of theirs, but when we were there it was just us. They're fun and we had a good time. Lynn made fondue - hadn't had that in a zillion years. Yummy cheese fondue with bread cubes and stuffed pasta, and a decadent chocolate fondue with fresh strawberries and chunks of angel food cake. Very good!
Earlier on Sunday another couple who lives on our street came down for awhile - we had helped take care of their sweet little dog while they were out of town. Just a nice hour or so of chatting - catching up - thinking we really need to make more time for relaxed visiting.
Yesterday I went to visit my sister who was babysitting her 5 1/2 month old granddaughter. Had 2 wonderful hours of baby time. She is adorable - all smiles - and now she's "talking" a lot - too cute.
In a couple hours we're meeting Kyle and Leah for lunch - I've only met Leah once before, so really looking forward to getting to know her better.
So that catches you up pretty much on "life with Kris"! We actually had about 2/10 inch of rain yesterday - could use quite a bit more. It's grey and really windy out today - so not great for photo taking. The dwarf iris in the first photo are heavenly - they smell wonderful. I checked my soil temps Thursday - 65 to 70 in most of the gardens! - so if the wind dies down, I can start putting on mulch (after removing the zillions of tree seedlings that are growing very nicely).
We've watched a couple movies this last week - Night at the Museum and The Queen. Both were pretty good - we enjoyed them.
I've read a couple books - The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton was really good - I've read 3 of her books and they are all very well-written.
Also The Quilter's Homecoming - by Jennifer Chiaverini. I can't decide if I really like her books or not. I've read them all, and I think how cool it would be to know how to quilt, and I like her stories - but there is something about her writing that bugs me - not sure what, just me, I'd guess!
I just started one by William Kent Krueger - I'll let you know what I think - so far it's looking pretty good.