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Sunday, April 29, 2012

THE L O N G AND SHORT OF IT...

Yesterday I wanted to devote just one post to Leontien so I am catching up now.
It was another frosty morning.
 After chores I mowed the lawn.

At 1:30 I arrived at drumming...several of the drummers and Khalid had to drum at the evening performance of Sankofa and we did not get out of there until 4:30.
I don't know how they have the energy.
 By the time I got home, did not have enough gas to work on the house for tomorrow's party.
 Managed to tuck in the girls, and then I crashed.
 This morning I woke up at 5:53....no alarm.  Had to do chores early as several of us were drumming for a half marathon in Rochester and we had to be there by 7:45.
 It was gorgeous...but cold.



 Gary helped me and then drove us into the city.

 Last year we did this and there were 1200 runners.  Don't know how many there were today.
 We were placed at the top of a long hill at the 6+ mile and our goal was to motivate the runners
so they could make it.
 All ages.  All shapes and sizes.  Interesting outfits.
 This guy stopped....counted the number of drummers (11) and did a push up for each of us.  Fun!
 We really enjoy doing this, as a great deal of appreciation is shown for our efforts.

When it was all over, we jammed for about 10 minutes.

Home around 10 and had to make up for lost time in the prep department.  40+  people coming up after the last Sankofa performance (matinee).

A little before noon Clyde Jr. dropped his 3 kids off while he and his brother Djuna went over to the college to catch the last show.
They kept busy and I worked on the house in between activities.

 Things were starting to shape up and of course I had to take some pictures.






 They could all be models!

Around 4:30, the cast members and friends started to arrive.
 Lots of fresh fruit and other goodies.

 We also had rice and beans along with the grilled veggies and other snacks.

 That swing is very popular with people of all ages.






 The dancers were so appreciative....such a pleasure to be able to spend some time with them.

 The contingency from New York left directly from the farm so they could be back in time for work tomorrow morning.  I'm tired just thinking about it.

 Lias really worked her butt off preparing all kinds of food and Gary deserves thanks for grilling veggie shish ke bobs, hots and hamburgers.  We all had a great time.  I love this group.

When they all left, I gave the girls a whistle and tucked them in.


As for the Las Vegas crew....

Jenny, Finn and Coop had a reasonable plane ride.
 and the cousins were happy to be together.

  
They are loving the wave pool at Mandalay Bay.
 I'm ready for a nap!
Night all.

9 comments:

  1. Your days are so filled with activity, will you be able to manage when you rest up after the knee op?The young ones, yes all are models, and the photos are stunning.Frosty look on the lawn, we haven't had any real ones yet. Cheers from Jean.

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  2. Oh my gosh, what beautiful children! And adults!

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  3. Your blossoming tree filtering sunlight is now my desktop image. OK?


    Such beautiful children!


    Congrats on the exhibition.


    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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  4. You sure had a jam packed day!! I made rhubarb cobbler this weekend -- it disappeared in a flash. Yum!! That's tasty rhubarb you sent me.

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  5. Just reading your post made me tired!
    It looks like drumming the runners on was a lot of fun - I enjoy watching the runners and the silly things they may do for fun!
    Clyde's kids could be models. They are beautiful children!

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  6. Just reading your post made me tired!
    It looks like drumming the runners on was a lot of fun - I enjoy watching the runners and the silly things they may do for fun!
    Clyde's kids could be models. They are beautiful children!

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  7. What a great day!

    Beautiful kids and those shots of the sun and blossoms are amazing.

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  8. I see that your life continues to be full and satisfying. It's always a pleasure to read about it.

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  9. You are certifiably crazy - no wonder your knee is giving up. . .:))) I don't know how you keep your head on straight with all that you have going on. But - beautiful people and worthy pursuits, that'll do it. xx

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