We had such a nice relaxing afternoon. My brother Dave, demonstrating his mad jump rope skills.
My Mom, with niece Deanna, and nephew Cody.
When my mother sold the house that she and Dad lived in, she had to get rid of some special things. Gennifer took her piano. My Dad had gotten that as a surprise for my Mom. The note he wrote has been safely tucked inside the piano bench for what we figured must be about 34 years. This is how he coerced my Mom into being team mom for little brother Tim's baseball team that Dad coached.
Sitting on the piano is a photo of my Mom sitting at the piano for the first time upon finding it in their house! I love to see my Dad's familiar hand written notes. I still carry a note he wrote to me, many years ago, in my wallet. We had such a great time! Thank you Gennifer and Jake!!! That is my fun loving nephew Chad in photo below. He is such a fun guy! Oh what a catch he will make to some lucky girl!!!
This photo was taken on my birthday in March. But I am posting it because all three of my kiddos are in it. Along with one photo bombing sweet grand girl, Claire.
A terrible picture of me, but I love it anyways, because they are all in it! I have been letting my hair grow out a bit, and also have not been getting any color. I am about 80% gray. No, not gray, white! Just like my Dad and all of my brothers. When I see pictures of myself, I think, ewww, I need to cut it!!! I have taken to wearing it up and off my face, most all of the time. It is easy, and cooler. Once in a while, I take the time to blow it out and fix it. And then, I see a photo, and I think, well, maybe I should keep letting it grow. I don't know what to do????
This was our selfie, taken on Saturday afternoon on our way to a party for a special friend's Dad's 80th birthday celebration. Everyone was to wear white. I wore off white. (Thank you Armenia!)
What to do, what to do????? I am going to try to get through the summer, with no coloring, and no cutting. We shall see. This is the gift basket that I made for Anita's Dad. Gifts from the farm.
Well, life here has been pretty darn hectic. I am busy ALL the time. I have been going in so many different directions, that half the time, I don't even know what day it is. Along with the warmer weather, we have been collecting lots and lots of big beautiful eggs!
I have purchased the waterlogue app, and am having so much fun with that! Such pretty water colors it makes from my photos.
One afternoon as I was getting in my car, I noticed how pretty the sunlight was in the backyard, shining on my nasturtiums and chickens.
A friend of mine suggested that I have some notecards made in this chicken waterlogue. I think I will.
Some pretty oranges, cut for juicing.
In water color.
And one last one, my son at the piano.
My new chicken, Stevie, is now out of isolation. She is doing well. I have moved her Petite Chateau de Poulet, out to the main coop. Keeping her separate still, but I moved her coop up flush with the the other one. Integrating them very slowly. And soon, they will probably all bunk down together at night.
This is a photo Greg took of me when I was fitting chicken wire to all of the doors and windows.
I am keeping busy with my gardening now. I had my first harvest on Sunday and brought that to Gennifer's.
Lots of spinach, parsley, cilantro, dill, basil, and one cucumber.
I am trying to get around to everyone and catch up. I hope you don't think I have disappeared!!!
Mom continues to do pretty good on the chemo. She is feeling completely wrung out. But not sick! Thank goodness!!!!
Have a most excellent week!!