Monday, May 17, 2010
Update From the Country!
Greetings everyone! I figured it was time for an update to let you all know how things are going here in the country.
Have you ever had a week-end when you looked forward to Monday just so you could relax? Let me tell you, my week-end was like that.
It began with Friday, my day off. I started the day with checking my email, then I spent the rest of the day down in the garden digging rows and planting seeds. There is now seventeen (17) rows of seeds planted now.
The weather was absolutely beautiful for it. Sunny, warm and just beautiful. I started out with a long-sleeve shirt and ended up with my tank top. Of course, silly me, forgot the sunscreen and now I have a sunburn. Thankfully it's not too bad.
I was exhausted though, from the work. I still have about 10 more things to plant. But I am buying seedlings for that. My wonderful husband, Calvin, is putting in more water lines for me so I can strategically place sprinklers down the rows to water. I can't wait. It will make watering that garden so much easier.
By the way, the picture is the first strawberry blossom in our strawberry box. There are now a dozen with more coming out! Yummy! Fresh strawberries!
Saturday Calvin and I drove down to Albany for a family gathering. My baby sister's middle daughter had a baby shower. That was okay. For those of you who know me, you know I'm not really a baby shower person, or wedding shower person or any of those shower things..... I went because I wanted to surprise my baby sister! I hadn't seen her since 9/11. (She was visiting me in Arizona at that time.)
She wasn't doing too good that day and couldn't make it to the shower. She has MS, and has good days and some not so good days. Anyway, we got the directions from her husband and drove to Sweethome to see her.
Was she ever surprised! It was a great visit. So Laura, if you are reading this....know how much I love you!
Sunday was another day that was very busy. My husband tore down the truck so he can replace the clutch and flywheel, I spent it in the garden, watering, and then feeding chickens and I made a place for the pheasants to live in outside. Whoohoo! No more stinking birds in the house!
Of course, my dear Calvin, who is such a brat sometimes, locked me in the cage for the pheasants, as I was cleaning it out, and took a picture of me in the cage! When he gets the photos downloaded to the computer, I might post it.... depending on how silly I look!
Then it was laundry, cleaning the livingroom from bird mess and then out the door to the Senior Dinner.
Senior Dinner is something that takes place once a month here. Calvin's folks go, along with his uncle and aunt and other people we know. We go to a decent restaurant and have dinner and fellowship and get caught up on what's going on in each other's lives. It really is a nice time.
Then back home to finish laundry, clean the kitchen, feed the dogs and finally drop into bed.
Yes, I am thankful it's Monday!
The week-end was really an absolutely beautiful week-end, for those who don't believe we in the PNW can have beautiful days. The temperatures ranged from 70-76 degrees, sunny and breezy. Just perfect. Of course today we have ...... drum roll please.... RAIN!
At least I don't have to water the garden today!
Oh, I forget to tell you.... Thursday, my Calvin, such a sweetheart, woke me up (actually scared me to death) to show me something. After my heart stopped racing, I looked out of our bathroom window and there was a doe in our yard. Very cool! Except she was eating my roses! I did advise my love that we are going to put a fence around the garden to keep her and her family and any other critters out. Those veggies might make them taste good later, but I want to eat some too!
Well, everyone, it's that time....I must get ready for my other job. So I shall bid everyone a farewell......
May the Good Lord bless you and keep you and your families safe this week. May His precious presence fill you and bless you all week long.
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