I’ve been blogging so little, lately, I almost feel like a stranger in blog land. However, I’ve really been missing it, so the dirty floors, the laundry, the peas waiting to be shelled, and the butts to be washed will just have to wait… Now, where to begin?
Last Monday, Ed and I both had doctor’s appointments, together. We’ve been scheduling our appointments for the same time, with the same doctor for over a year, and I’m still trying to get used to that. We both go into the exam room together, and take turns getting checked over by the doctor. No medical secrets here! We both got good reports, except my triglycerides are up again. Every time I add sugar back into my diet, this happens. Sigh.
Last week, I spent most of my mornings helping my daughter with a project, then spent most of my afternoons on the couch. For some unknown reason, I didn’t feel well most of the week, but, finally, by Saturday, I began to feel like myself again–just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day.
On Sunday morning, I baked a ham before going to church. I invited the rest of the family to bring a side dish and join me for lunch, which they did. Our daughter and her family also surprised me by going to church, with me, for Mother’s Day! It’s been several years since we’ve attended church together, and I have to say, it was nice to have her [and family] sitting beside me on the pew.
I felt very special and blessed, on Mother’s Day, to have all of my children set aside the day and spend it with me (and I told them so). It means a lot that they all came to spend the day with me–and spend the day they did! They didn’t leave to go home until around nine o’clock, last night.
This year, the children chipped in together and bought me a beautiful windmill to go outside, for Mother’s Day. (It’s shown in the edge of our picture, above.) I’ve always admired my daughter’s windmill, and am tickled pink to now have one of my own! I also received some nice cards, a rose, a Dove candy bar, and a small chicken statue. Ed bought me a “rooster planter” that I’d picked out, and even planted some flowers in it for me, on the day before Mother’s Day.
Now it’s Monday, and the weekend is history. This morning, Ed and I were in the garden picking peas before 8 o’clock! In fact, Ed’s still in the garden, as I’m writing this post. He’s busy adding a little fertilizer here, and a little garden dust there. (He’s in the the picture below) Gardening is a chore that never ends, but I consider it “a labor of love”. I “loved it”, yesterday, when I needed an onion for my potato salad, and simply sent Ed to the garden to get one 🙂
“Part B” of our garden, which is coming along nicely, and will be ready in late June
As bad as I hate to, I must end this post and move on. Today, is the time for the quarterly “butt washing” of our two old red hens. Sorry, if that’s too much information! The hens don’t seem to mind having dirty butts, but I do get tired of looking at them, so we wash them, occasionally! The things we do for love…
Have a great Monday!