Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's Thursday, isn't it?

Lately there are lots of mornings when I'm not sure what day of the week it is and even more days when I don't know the date.  It's good that it appears at the bottom of my puter screen!  Anyway, now that I DO know what day it is, thought I'd share some visuals with you about the "doings" in the delta.

The Mimosa trees really grew over the Winter, I guess cause it was so mild. They're blooming nicely.

They cut the wheat field across the road from our house.
Then they burned the wheat stubble to get the field ready to plant beans. I took this while standing on the front porch.
It blazed to hot and high and the smoke nearly blocked out the sun.
We had visits from some of our the girls who even helped out some. Here's Krysten pushing the trim mower.
And Miz Abby smiling her cute smile.
Meri Kate fighting the breeze in her hair. Cute too!
The lovely, serious, (or maybe mad at the moment) Krysten.
Abby, Alexis, Meri, friend and ours too, Falon, and Krysten.
The Handsome Grill Master # 1
Handsome Grill Master #2 with my daughter, Jami. Preparing to throw mustard on a crispy hotdog from the yard pit on Saturday afternoon.
Zach's sweet, and cute, little friend Dayley came to visit.
Some of that fine grilling the boys did.
I hope everyone is having a super week and I'm really glad I know it's Thursday.  Big hugs all round!
Later, gators!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For Today, May 16, 2012


I have decided to try to get back into a routine again and blogging has always been a wonderful pastime for me so I'll begin here. My mind remains scattered and torn so I thought The Simple Woman's Daybook would allow me a huge nudge to get my words and thoughts flowing again. So, thank you Peggy for your help! FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
The sun is shining and it seems to be telling us to get ready for a very warm day. The Mimosa trees are blooming and the birds are chirping with all different accents. I can hear a little tinkle now and then from one of the few wind chimes that are hanging here and there outdoors.

I am thinking...  
of how disjointed I feel since our lives were changed in such a huge way when we lost James last September. I don't think I quite know what to do with myself or what's in store for us as we take on this different path in our lives.

 I am thankful...
 for my grandson, Zach. I don't know what I would do without him being here with me. He gives me fits most days but helps to keep me living every day!  And for my daughter, Jami, who calls me every day,,,sometimes more,,, just to see how we are and to tell us she loves us, and for coming home as often as she can to help us do things around the house and to just BE here. I am also thankful for the health and happiness of the 3 granddaughters who enjoy visiting me as well as the 4 who don't seem to. I love them all anyway.

In the kitchen...
I'm sure there are a few dishes waiting to be washed but also a happy view through my kitchen window. Pot pies are probably on the menu for supper.

 I am wearing...
 A yellow nite shirt with little orange and yellow flowers, a pair of sleep shorts, and my crock sandals. I might get dressed later.

I am creating...
a small vegetable garden and little else except for scattered thoughts.

I am going...
to the school, to the bank, and maybe drive to town to go to the grocery store.

I am wondering... 
 If I will ever stop missing James so much. If my oldest daughter and my son will ever allow us to be a family again.

I am reading...
Zombie Fallout 2

I am hoping...
That one day my kids will decide they've punished me enough for whichever wrongs I've done and that we need to be a family again.

I am looking forward to...
Memorial Day weekend when my daughter, Jami, and her man, Chris, will be here again. Hopefully I'll see Meri, Krysten, and Abby that weekend too.

 I am learning,,,,, 
 that no matter what you do, or say, believe, or want, you can't do everything right or sometimes ANYTHING right.

Around the house...
We'll be painting the living/dining area, hallway, Zach's bedroom and bathroom Memorial Day weekend.

 I am pondering...
 everything and anything.

A favorite quote for today... 
"Beauty isn't worth thinking about; what's important is your mind. You don't want a fifty-dollar haircut on a fifty-cent head." ~Garrison Keillor

One of my favorite things...
is my Kindle.

A few plans for the rest of the week: 
Vacuum, dust, work in the garden, mow a little.

A peek into my day...
Corn growing beside our yard,  and across the road, Winter wheat ready for harvest.