Today has been a lovely day & I took advantage & did some baking. Coffee cake, Danish rolls, & banana bread that will go in the freezer. I was down to 3 Danish in the freezer. Also made brownies.
Paul, I didn't forget! Don't you remember before Lar & Kim's 15th wedding anniv. you called & wondered if I'd get them a 30.00 gift certificate from The Cafe & I did. That is the $50.00 I was talking about. You promised to send a check to me when you wrote!
Warren had a big fire you'll be reading about when you get the Wrrn. paper. Conewango Club. Started in the early A.M. hours -- roof fell in & parts of the porches came down. Main parking lot was closed off as well as 2nd Ave. so parking was at a premium. The library got some smoke but they don't
Too many distractions trying to write a letter on the porch. So I'm inside now.
Mon. July 1.
This was the day I went to the dentist & I hope nothing happens before May 2003, my next checkup. This aft. we went to the Mall & then grocery shopping. Wanted to go today rather than tomorrow as it was will be more
Barb picked 8 qts of strawberries. She froze 2 qt. for smoothies. I used 2 qt. & made jam this aft. Looks nice. And we have berries for shortcake & maybe a pie.
Did I already write -- Lar & Kim will be at a friend's house on the 4th so they will come for Sun. dinner. The following Wed. Kim will fly to visit her sister & family in Fla. for almost a week. Lar didn't care to take vacation then.
Tonite I made tossed salads with strips of chicken & rolls. Mine was smaller than Dale's & it was tasty. We also have left over pizza from last nite. Dale said the heat doesn't make him that hungry so he prefers lighter meals & he likes salads.
Wed. the 3rd
Just wrote a note to Ruth. Got ambitious.
Barb helped me finish the puzzle. I'll probably start another one. In this hot weather I need a puzzle to work on.
The rabbits have been eating the beans Barb planted so she'll use a wire fence to protect them.
She says the bifocals work great for knitting & watching TV. Wish I liked to knit. She does such nice work.
Kim stopped over yesterday -- she drove. Too hot for Torey to walk. She walks AM's when it's cooler & not as long walks -- Torey is getting older, too.
When I saw the Dr. my blood pressure & thyroid were fine. And I don't need a blood test before my next appt. And the tooth that broke off is fixed so I'm fine for awhile.
The freezer we have isn't frost free & the frost accumulates & builds up on the food. So next winter when it is cold I'd like to get a new one & it has to be frost free! In fact, Sears has them on sale now but there is no way to store the frozen food. I told Dale of my idea, thinking he would say you don't need another one, but he agreed with me. You have to be careful or the door doesn't completely close & then things melt & that isn't good. So when the temp is 0, we'll get one, store the food on the porch & wait for the delivery.
Nothing special happening for us on the 4th. We'll have a cook out & enjoy the day.
Fri. Ted & Pat Benson will pick me up & we go out to lunch at 5 Forks Restaurant on the way to Tionesta. It is buffet & salad bar with good desserts. On rt. 62 It will be nice to see everyone as I missed the last get-together.
We've been watching tennis from Wimbledon -- it's been interesting.
We were awakened at 6 A.M> with 6 "BOOMS" going off to signal the start of the Fourth. They Jaycees are still in charge but like everything else the manpower is slim & how much longer they'[ll be in charge is a question.
I made a potato salad this A.M. & we'll have hamburgers.
It's too hot to sit on the porch so I'm inside. Dale is tanning outside. My rose bushes are blooming. I love them.