Friday, July 27, 2007

Chicago Calls

Sunday's my birthday!

And we're spending the week-end in Chicago with ALL of our children!

Life is very good right at this moment.

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And....it's the Friday Five:

1. Have you experienced living through an extreme weather event- what was it and how did you cope?

Well, there was Katrina . . . I was the one at home while everyone else was stranded in Baton Rouge after unloading The Lovely Daughter's stuff at Tulane; I was the one yelling into the phone, "I know you can't see the weather channel, but I CAN!!! And it is very very very VERY big!"

2. How important is it that we wake up to issues such as global warming?

Pretty much.

3. The Christian message needs to include stewardship of the earths resources agree/ disagree?

100% agree.

And because it is summer- on a brighter note....

4. What is your favourite season and why?

October is my favorite season. There is nothing at all like October in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Or October anywhere else.

5. Describe your perfect vacation weather....

Crisp, clear, 65 F at night and 85 F during the day. The weather is not complete, of course, without the ocean.
But Lake Michigan will do!

19 comments:

Sally said...

Understanding your point about weather and the ocaen- happy birthday- have a great weekend :-)

LawAndGospel said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great weekend- love Chicago. I agree about the weather-the only thing that I think might be close to your "October" for me is any time ( except winter) in the Maritimes.

Ruby said...

Happy Birthday, Gannet Girl, and many happy returns of the day.

Diane said...

happy birthday! have fun in Chicago! I agree with you on almost everything except I've never been where you have in October...so i still go with summer (although October is nice)

Jan said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I know just how you feel about being with your family--Enjoy and CELEBRATE!!

Mrs. M said...

Happy birthday!

And that sounds like perfect sleeping weather.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

ooh another rOCkTOBER fan! hope you get some wonderful treasures off the miracle mile while you are away!

Kievas said...

Yup, I miss the ocean...and happy b'day!

Lisa C. said...

Have a great birthday with your family!

Theresa Williams said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birrrrthdaaay dear Robin!
Haaaappppyyy Birrrrrthdaaaay to youuuuuuu!

And many more!
Have a great time in Chicago!

mompriest said...

Wow - you'll be in my neighborhood, so to speak. The weather for this weekend is supposed to be fabulous in Chicago. Have a great time with your family and enjoy the windy-city - so much to enjoy here!

RevDrKate said...

Hope the birthday celebration is wonderful, Chi is great place to celebrate!

Serena said...

Happy Birthday, fellow October and ocean lover! I agree that Lake Michigan is good substitute for ocean, and wish you a wonderful weekend.

Grace thing said...

HAPPY bIRTHDAY!

Lisa :-] said...

Hmm...another July baby in the crowd. Everyone who is anyone was born in July. :)

Have fun in the Big C. Nice skyline shot. Lived in the 'burbs for 29 years, and I never did get to take in the view from out on the lake.

mompriest said...

Ok. So Saturday morning in Chicago was not so great, but by the afternoon - and today - Sunday, the anniversary of your birth - fabulous. Absolutely fabulous day here. I hope, what ever you are doing it is outside and great fun!

Gannet Girl said...

I'm back -- how wonderful to return to all of these terrific wishes! Thnak you all! I wanted to to go to Indiana Dunes today but I was outvoted. As I was trying not to complain, The Lovely Daughter handed me my present -- a Nano!!!!! So I think it will be awhile before I'm posting Chicago pictures. . . !

Lisa, that image was taken from The Point in Hyde Park.

Paul said...

Happy Birthday, Robin. And I had to tell you I'll be spending October 13-21 on Block Island.

Gannet Girl said...

Fine. Paul. Just fine. If I were Hermione, there would be green dripping from my fingernails.

And you have a boat. It will be SO wonderful.

As I recall, you had a birthday this month, too. So: belated Happy Birthday!