Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A couple of days in the life of...

My days seem to blur together. I don't know if it's age or if it's because we have too many things going on for my little brain to wrap around.

Sunday was a bitter-sweet day. We had our really good friends (best friends in this state) over for dinner, which is always fun. But, they told us that they will have to move back to CA within the next couple of months, due to J's job, which broke our hearts. It is incredibly hard to find a family where the kids get along great with our kids and we get along great with the parents, and we hate to lose them.

On the homefront, dh found a snake on Sunday. He thinks it's a black rat snake, which is wonderful because they eat other snakes (we have some poisonous ones around), and they eat the chipmunks (who have a habit of wiping out our blueberries). The dog was curious but cautious.Monday, ds#1 was invited to a party for some of the teens in our homeschool group. Our good friends, C&D, hosted it at their beautiful farm. I always enjoy being there. It's so lovely and peaceful; and lots of fun to watch their cows, goats, chickens, donkeys, and horses. While ds#1 and I were at the party, dh took ds#2 for a hike at McCormick Creek State Park:It was a long day as we shopped after the party and stopped off to see my FIL. We're going to take it easy today and catch up on home stuff (well, me and the kids anyway; dh has to go to work). I'm just waiting to get a shower - yeah, at noon! - as soon as the severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings go off.

I forgot to post this earlier, but my sister bought a planter for ds#1's birthday. Ds has been eyeing this planter for a while at our ceramics teacher's studio. It is very cool, and looks terrific in our living room! It's in the shape of a stump with shelf-fungus growing out of it.
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." ~ Anatole France (1844 - 1924)