Monday, May 08, 2006

Sad News & A Challenge


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While Jim & I were out doing some gardening yesterday, we just found out that our next-door neighbor's wife passed away back in January. We didn't know our neighbors very good as they were very private people, but hearing about this just made me cry :( He said that she was diagnosed with lung cancer & died exactly 3 months later. She was only 49 years old & never smoked a day in her life! She left behind 2 grown daughters & a 14 year old son who is really having a hard time coping. I just wish there was something I could do......anything. I'm thinking that I might go purchase some hanging baskets for his front porch since she always used to hang baskets up & took so much pride in them. I told him that if he ever needed anything at all that we were just a door away. He was talking about her with such great respect & admiration that you could just tell how much he loved her! It truly brought tears to my eyes!

The photo above is one I took the other day of my Kwanzan Cherry Tree. We planted this tree 2 years ago & this year is really the first year that it's blooming really good. Jim & I now want to purchase some more of them, but the nursery we go to is sold out right now.....just our luck! The guy said that the only time they sell is while they're blooming, but he's going to try to order some more of them.....if he can get them in, we told him that we want at least 3 more, maybe 4......that's how much I love these trees :)

I can't believe that I forgot to post about this in my last entry! This past Wednesday, our 9-Pin No Tap Bowling League started up & I was shocked at how well I bowled! I shot a 718 series with a 276 game :) Yeah, okay, so it was 9-pin no tap, but still......most of my strikes were natural strikes, not 9-pin ones. And it's my first 700 series & highest game ever :) AND I beat Rich, our teammate who averages over 200 on regular leagues! He only shot a 717 series with a 300 game ;) I'm definitely not going to let him live this down anytime soon! LOL Now if I can just maintain my 239 average for 11 more weeks :)

On to the challenge......Bonnie posted this on 2 Peas this morning & here are my answers:

Fave coffee: None.....I don't drink coffee.
Fave tea: Same as above.....don't drink tea.
Fave jam: None.....don't like it.
Fave Peanut Butter: Reeses Creamy.
Fave sandwich: Grilled cheese with bacon.
Fave fast food item: Steak & Shake cheese fries.
Fave appetizer: Applebee's cheese & bacon chips (not sure if that's the right name for them or not).
Fave summertime drink: Water (which I drink everyday) & Applebee's Raspberry Lemonade.
Fave fruit: Watermelon & Strawberries.
Fave vegetable: Baked potatoes.
Fave indulgence: I take it we're still referring to food here? ;) Jeanettes (our bowling partner) strawberry cheesecake......so YUMMY!!!

It's another gorgeous day here in Michigan, so I'm going to do some more gardening & enjoy this weather :)

Have a fabulous Monday,
Benita

3 comments:

Adrienne said...

Beautiful pic. So sad about the loss!

Heather said...

So sorry to hear about your neighbor. My mother passed away from lung cancer at the age of 51. She never smoked either. :o(

Beautiful flowers, by the way!

Cindy Lee said...

what a gorgeous picture! I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbor's loss - very sad! I'm sure God will place on your heart how to be a blessing to the husband and son in the coming months!