Monday, July 6, 2015
I sure wish I could say that I’d been somewhere exciting (say, like Hilton Head? ), but I’ve been here at home. It’s just been such a busy week (not that this coming week will be much quieter, but more about that later) that I just haven’t had time to sit down and blog.
My two sisters came in for a visit last week. We didn’t do anything wildly exciting … probably the most exciting thing we did was upgrade my Dad’s iPhone to an iPhone 6 Plus. Wow, that thing is huge … I think it’d feel like I was talking on my iPad. ha! Even though we didn’t do anything special, it was nice to just be together and get caught up. DD and the Ts were able to come over on Thursday, after T#2’s cast was removed. She has a splint that she needs to wear when active, but she’s cleared to dive, ride her bike, and all the other fun stuff that she’s been unable to do for the last 8 weeks.
Everyone left Friday evening, and while I definitely enjoyed their visit, I was very glad to be able to get back to my routine. After getting the house back into order, I spent Saturday “decompressing” … with my needle and thread. I’m on the outer hoop and a half around the quilt … there’s an end in sight, although the outer “ring” of blocks seems to take as long to quilt as the inner blocks.
I got in more stitching yesterday as well before it was time to go up to DD’s to watch the Ts so their Mama and Daddy could have a date night. After dinner, we headed to the park for some fun. You can see the splint on T#2 and the boys’ summer hair cuts. We saw a mama deer and her two fawns as we left for the park … we were able to drive up alongside them, to see them up close and personal … we wondered if it was the same family we saw a couple of weeks ago. And as I was getting them ready for bed, we saw a mama deer in their backyard, having dinner at their neighbor’s bird feeder (3 of those photos were taken through a screen, so they’re not as clear as the 4th).
I mentioned earlier that this coming week is going to be busy. DSIL is going out of town for a week, so I’ll have some extended T-time, especially considering that there will be 5 swim meets between now and next Monday (rainouts have been rescheduled). Since two of those meets have been scheduled for this coming Wednesday and next Monday, I’ll be responsible for getting them to the meets (both out of town meets), as DD has a night class that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays. Hopefully, in spite of the busy-ness, I won’t wait another 8 days before checking in here.
On the garden front, our cucumbers continue to produce a lot of cucumbers … note to self: next summer plant just one plant. Our tomatoes are not doing well … they have some kind of fungus, so we’ve applied an organic anti-fungal spray … hopefully we can salvage our tomatoes. Our green beans are thriving and have teeny tiny green beans growing.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!