Monday, May 26, 2008

Deck Flowers And Sunshine Fence

For those that want to see and care, these are a couple of planters that are suppose to be hanging, but I am going to have them just sit on the tables on the deck.

And this fence is my "Sunshine Fence" It is a folk art fence that my kids, thier spouses and my grandkids made for me. It is not quite done yet, there are "flowers" that will be added to it, but I c ouldnt wait to post the pictures. It is at the back of our lot behind our garden, and I see it every morning when I leave for work, and it makes me smile. I love it. Thank you kids.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

It is Friday before Memorial Day. A 3-day weekend looming. My heart should be singing and happy but it is not. I just seem to have lost a lot of my zest for life. I cant put my finger on one certain thing, but I think it is a combination of things.

I don't like getting old and not having the energy I used to have to do things. I am finding it harder to be a parent to adult children then it was to be a mom when they were little and living under my roof and rules. Not that my kids are bad or in any trouble, they are not. They are great wonderful Christian adults raising their kids that way. I love spending time with them and they are very good to me. What more can a mom want? I just worry about them a lot in this day of raging inflation and a world that seems to have gone in the crapper. And, even though Jim and I have been married for 4 years now, there are still those adjustments that I am dealing with. So I guess it is a combo of all of that, that is making me feel very melancholy today. BUT,,, tomorrow it is Saturday and we are having a BBQ with Eric's family and I know that will be a good time and my spirits will feel lighter.

This global warming has to stop. My plants will freeze if it doesn't,,,,,,, Get the satire there???

Last night Jim and I planted the front flowers. Well Jim was on his knees planting and I was handing him the plants (another thing that gets me down, cant be on my knees anymore after the knee replacement, but I wouldn't take it back. I love not having pain in that knee) and then I watered them. This weekend the rest of the plants go in and if they don't grow because it is too cold they just wont grow and if there is frost and they die,, I am not replanting.

I heard that the corn crop is at a threat because of the cold. Can you imagine what that is going to do to food prices? I guess I am in worry mode today!! For me, I think I could go without food for a month, and then I just might start to look like a normal person!!!

I cut the tip of my finger yesterday and wow, that sure does like to stay sore. Never thought it would be do tender there. But it calls attention to itself a lot.

Well I have gone on and on and probably no one will read it, at least they don't let me know they have, but it is therapy in a way.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers Day Weekend.

Like I said in an earlier post, Tonja and family was in town for Mothers Day. It has been a few years since she has been home for Mothers Day. Eric and family came out on Friday night and stayed until Sunday too. So we had a great time. We celebrated Joe's birthday on Sat night and on Sunday Tonja, Eric and Kim made us brunch. It was soooo good. I was given a "sunshine" fence from my kids and grandkids. It will be up next weekend and then I will post a picture of it. I TOTALLY love it!!!!

Here are a couple more pictures.

My 2 little princesses Faith and Abbe
My 2 little princes Joe and Luke
And isn't this little guy just the cutest. He is my new grand dog. He is a Pomapoo and his name is Theodore Lawrence and he is called Teddy. He is 14 weeks old here and just the cutest and sweetest little thing. We no longer have our other grand dog Calvin. He needed to be with a family that had room for him to run and a rat terrier brother, and he has that now and seems very happy, but we sure do miss him. We wont get to see little Ted much, but he sure was fun to have around this weekend.
Blessings to all who enter and read and double blessings to those who let me know they were here.

Happy Birthday Josiah

My little grandson is going to be 5 on May 24th. Tonja and family were in town this weekend so we decided to have a little party for him now. Here are a couple of pics of the Big Guy.
Opening presents.... what fun
Eating a birthday cupcake.
Happy Birthday Joe. Hard to believe you are 5 already. I love you so much...

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sunday May 4th

Today I invited Eric and family out for a noon meal. I fed them a roast beef dinner and then asked Eric if he would mow and bag the clippings. He of course said he would. Thank you Eric. but he got help!!! Faith is getting so big and wanted to give it a try. Here is Dad giving her some close supervision.

Here Dad is giving her a little more distance!!! Good job Faith.
When the mowing was done, my son got into his rabbinical mode!!! When will those whiskers come off??? Kim even braided his beard.
Well that's it from Sandi for today