Monday, June 29, 2009

It's hot!

Yesterday tied a record of 108, today was cooler 106. That is if you can call that cool. Glad we have an AC, but dread the PGE bill.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Took HIs Hand and Followed

(I do not know who wrote this, credit be given to them. I was given this copy after the birth of my 2nd son ~~ doesn't matter boy or girl~~ and I immediately fell in love with it. I found it today sorting through some school things. Maybe I was going to copy it and put in my monthly newsletter. God knows.

My dishes went unwashed today, I didn't make the bed, I took his hand and followed where his eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring, my little son and I. Exploring all the great outdoors beneath the summer sky.

We waded in a crystal stream, we wandered through a wood, my kitchen wasn't swept today, but life was bright and good.

We found a cool sun-dappled glade and now my small son knows how mother bunny hides her nest where Jack-in-the pulpit grows.

We watched a robin feed her young, we climbed a sunlit hill, saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky, we plucked a daffodil.

That my house was neglected, that I didn't sweep the stair, in Twenty years, no one on earth will know or even care.

But that I've helped a little boy to noble manhood grow, in twenty years, the whole wide word may look and see and know.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's day!

I wanted to wish my dad a Happy Father's Day. He has been gone for almost 11 years now. But I still think of him when special occasions come up, and other times also. He was a great person.

Dan came home from the hospital Sat. and went to church today! There is no keeping him down!!! He made a great patient for the hospital staff, as you can see. Happy Father's Day to the father of my children, you are a great man and I Love You!

Events of the last few days include taking a picture of the "one" and only ripe tomato we have. It is a lovely tomato! There are some green ones on the vine. We will enjoy this one tomorrow night. They are slow this year.

The sunflowers are blooming nicely, only about a half dozen or so this year, but they are nice.

Keith had a going away party Friday. He decided to show the gecko off. She liked his shirt, kept jumping to it as he'd hold her out. She also proceeded to climb on his face.

I hope everyone had a great Father's day with their dad. It doesn't take much to be a father, but it takes quite a lot to be a dad! I thank my heavenly Father for his love, and my earthly father for the love he also gave.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Little Bits

Reposting pictures because Picasa got a bug.

We took the boat out again on Wednesday, as it is going to be at least 6 weeks before Dan will be able to go out again (that is another blog). Keith was coming up, but wouldn't be here in time for boating, so Elizabeth invited Cari to come. She hasn't done much boating, so it was fun. We pulled the girls behind in the tube, and I think Cari enjoyed it. Elizabeth then did some knee boarding. It was a refreshing afternoon. And now the boat is ready when the guys come to visit ~ if they want to take it out. If you double click the pictures you can see how high the water is. Sadly it is snow melt that melted to soon.

I captured this dragonfly sitting on top of one of the gladiolas at the side of the house. Everytime I got near it would fly away and if I was very still return to the same spot.

When things settle down in a few weeks, I will spend sometime exploring what my camera can do. I want to get another lens for really close up pictures or one so I can take pictures of the moon (that'll wait).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just some pictures

Before & after shots of the thunder and lightening, the end of May. The guys had to remove the tarp because the wind was so strong. We park under the tarp because the tree always sheds, we think the pigeons like to gather right above the vehicles and leave their mark on the vehicles.

after ~ I was unable to get a shot of the lightening ~ it was vertical as well as horizontal.

Lakeport park, Labor Day weekend. I captured a picture of a mama duck and her babies. The dad was there also.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last day.

It has been a busy 2 weeks. Not only end of year activities and close out for my class, also a Bridal shower and Hilary's wedding. Elizabeth made a beautiful bridesmaid.

On Thursday we had our "End of the year ceremony" for my class. On Friday we had a pot luck brunch for the children and their parents. The principal of the school and other staff came by the present me with a plaque and beautiful bouquet of flowers in honer of my retiring. It was nice.

Now it is time for me to do some catch up not only with neglected house cleaning, but blogging, scrapbooking, sewing, reading, etc., etc., etc. Only now I will have some more time to do that in. Trying to get some work done before Dan's surgery (that's another story) on Thursday.

Going to the gym soon, that is another area that has been neglected the last 2 weeks. Oh, did I mention some sleep! Yes, that is defiently something I look forward to.

God Bless

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