I received a note from Debbie last night. Since Monday she's been escorting Miss Idaho, Genevieve Nutting, to various venues around Northern Idaho.
They've visited Weippe and Timberline High School, Lewiston High School, for example.
And, from the looks of the photo, taken by the mother of the Girl Scout, they've met firemen/bagpipers.
Debbie says, "She's lovely." The Girl Scout mom concurs, adding "inside and out."
Today they'll be visiting spots around Coeur d'Alene and with the Tribe.
"Laumatia," as Debbie likes to refer to my niece, will be joining them during their visiting.
Early tomorrow, the journalism class at Sandpoint High will meet Genevieve. This will be truly a treat, since she's a journalism major at Boise State University.
My sister's yearbook class will meet her as will students at Southside, Girl Scouts at Naples and other Girl Scouts in Post Falls.
Howz that for a busy day?
Anyway, we're looking forward to showing her around the area this weekend---after she and Debbie get some rest, that is.
I can't resist putting up photos of the doggies. To me, one of the most beautiful sights of the year is to see Border Collies romping in green grass.
I've been letting Foster off the leash down the lane and in the hayfield the past couple of days. Big sisters and Uncle Todd/Aunt Brooke have been watching after him to see that he doesn't race off too far.
This week's efforts on "equal-opportunity" love for all members of the "Border Collie Nation Plus One" seem to be working.
Todd likes Foster cuz he gets to steal his puppy chow.
Foster reciprocates by sampling from Todd and Brooke's Atta Boy dish.
Brooke has shown generosity this week by dropping off coffee cans, pine cones and sticks right in front of Foster's willing puppy teeth.
Kea plays guard dog, herding Foster when he needs it.
Kiwi shows him the ropes of grabbing items and racing with them across green fields.
It's been a week of teamwork, and all I can say----at least 500 times a day---is "Good Dog!"
We are looking into building a permanent dog run near the woods, in the shade, because the hayfield and pastures will soon be off limits as the grass continues to grow.
I enjoyed a lovely lunch with Virginia Wood and Kathy Allen Conger yesterday. Midway through lunch, Virginia told us it was her birthday----84 years old.
She said she thought I knew, but it came as a total surprise and great news. What an honor it was to take her to lunch on her special day.
She also made a liar out of me on my prediction for what she would pick off the menu.
DiLuna's offers a wonderful chicken avocado wrap.
Virginia said she eats enough beef that when she dines out, it's fun to try something else.
I did order DiLuna's bacon cheeseburger and would definitely put it on a Best Burger list.
Of course, it was a Wood's Meats burger, so that made it special.
I also learned yesterday that Karen, the owner of DiLuna's runs the Six Rivers Online Food market out of her restaurant.
Yesterday she had set up a group of tables for Six Rivers producers to bring their items.
The delivery/pickup happens on Wednesdays from with delivery from 1-3 and pickup later in the afternoon.
SHOP * ONLINE BETWEEN 7:00 AM FRIDAY THROUGH 5:00 PM MONDAY * PICK-UP * AT DI LUNA'S (207 CEDAR ST) ON THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY OR HAVE IT DELIVERED * JOIN * TO GET 10% OFF EVERY ORDER EACH WEEK * ENJOY * THE FRESHEST FOODS & PRODUCTS IN NORTH IDAHO!
You can learn more about Six Rivers by clicking this link: http://www.localfoodmarketplace.com/sixrivers/Default.aspx
If I ever get enough time, I may look into possibilities of marketing some garden items with this cooperative. Knowing that Karen is at the helm, methinks it's going to continue to be a successful operation.
Guess that's enough yak yak for the day. Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday.