This is the exact time of summer when the posies are at their best. I've pulled a weed or two, but remember I don't like to get dirty so I've not spent hours in the garden. (Just to be honest! LOL!)
Rhubarb! I've made sauce, no crumbles or pie.
I must show you what Timothy does when he isn't sleeping. He LOVES to play in the downstairs shower. We usually hide this drain cover because he puts it in his teeth and carries it away. Weird, huh?
Our Kelli bought herself a new sewing machine so she can sew costumes for the theatre company where she directs children's shows. She's such a smart cookie. She then decided to buy fabric and recover her outdoor cushions. I'm so proud of her! She figures things out and does them. Good girl!
Speaking of shows. Her three were in a production of Princess and the Pea just last week.
Birdie played the minister. She said, "Granny, my costume makes me look like a pope." It does.
I found this photo of Birdie taken NOT THAT LONG AGO! Oh, they DO grow fast. I thought that was just something grandparents say when they can't think of anything else to comment about! LOL! Now I know it's true.I also found this old photo of me in my old eighth grade language arts classroom. The classroom was so cute, but I must admit I was quite chubby.
These days I am thinner, but older. Of course. (saggy eyelids)
I took this photo the other evening when Kelli's family came for dinner. That's my knee that Birdie is lying on. She wanted her back tickled. Then, Kelli joined in. Tired mommies need their backs tickled, too.
I am hosting my bookclub tomorrow so I am doing my usual clean sweep. It's hard because I am not a routine housekeeper. I am like a crazy crow. I dust something and then I put all the teapots and pitchers that have gathered A LOT of dust into the dishwasher. I suddenly realize that there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. I adjust my standards. I wish I didn't care if people find out that I am not efficient. Smile. I pray that I could let it go.
I will be (gasp) 60 in December and I've been thinking about it a lot more than I thought about turning 50. One thing I am really looking forward to is baking a pink cake and eating a LARGE piece.
This morning I enjoyed my devotional routine. I read Ann Voskamp's daily One Thousand Gifts and write in the space provided. I read my daily 2-year Bible and I read Bible verses and my Thin Within book. I write a little in my journal and then I use the Centering Prayer app on my phone. I'm very thankful that I have time to do this. I need discipline. Everybody does. I'm happy to adhere to the Weight Watcher Freestyle program. It works for me. I'm happy to read The Little Book of Hours at night most of the time. He must become greater and greater and I must become less and less. This I like about growing older.
God be with you, kind visitors. YOU are very much appreciated by me.
(BIG WARM HUG!)