Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Blog for My Mom

Yes, it's been a busy week for blogs at this house! My mom now has a blog for keeping up with the writing and photography projects and traveling she and Lee are completing. It's called Write Travelers, and the link is

Mom's plate is about as full as one gets these days... and Lee has some pretty ambitious projects of his own in the works, so there should be lots to report on this blog! Check it out and let them know what you think!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Check Out My Newest Blog

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know. I needed one more "project!" But this is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and I decided there was no time like the present! So I have started a new blog called "The Deli." It's a place for people to share their experiences and "vent" about the "sandwich generation" - those who are "sandwiched" between a younger generation and an older one and balancing their time between the two. For me, it's a balance between my grandmother's care and working with young adults in my church (and loving the younger children of my friends and family whenever possible!) and managing my own life in between!

So check out the new blog and see what you think, and if you know someone who is the "filling in the sandwich" for others, tell them about "The Deli!"

Thursday, January 24, 2008

More Christmas Pictures!

We went to Little Rock on January 13th to visit with Johnny and Leslie at John and Elaine's. Willis and Mary Campbell, Elaine's parents, were there, too, and of course, we took Greg's mother, Elaine, with us. We enjoyed a nice visit and took the requisite group photos! Thanks to Elaine and Leslie for sharing!

The other pictures are just Mabel being goofy. She got in a really funny position on the back of the sectional the other night - she pretty well considers that snowman throw "hers!" Silly girl!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Swans at Magness Lake

Last week, Greg and I took a drive to Magness Lake east of town to see the trumpeter swans. These swans have migrated from northern states to this little man-made lake each winter for nearly 15 years. We've been going to see them for over a decade. In early years there were just a handful - maybe less than a dozen. Last Wednesday, I counted 71, and the sign says there have been more than 100 sighted. We also saw Canada geese, ducks, and off in the trees, Greg spotted a couple of bald eagles.

The lake and surrounding property have sold in recent years to a family who is continuing the work of the previous owner, Perry Linder, to welcome these swans. Many improvements have been made, including the construction of a parking lot and fencing to separate people from the lake and the waterfowl. The sign says that it is acceptable to feed corn to the swans, and there were people doing just that the day we were there. Many had a big bucket of corn, probably purchased at the farmers supply store, and several children were pressed to the fence tossing in the corn.

The sign says the swans should be here until around Valentine's Day, so if you have a chance, get out and see them. You won't be disappointed!