The sweetest alive

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Floods and Prom

This was the big weekend for #2 Granddaughter.  She looked beautiful as she sloshed through the mud and water while holding her gown up to her knees.  It must have rained at least 5 inches yesterday in Northeast, Missouri.  There is standing water every where.   All the little creeks, small rivers, drainage ditches and some fields were flooded as I drove South toward home today- in the rain.  A little rain did not deter the determined high schoolers from enjoying the party.  The Granddaughter arrived safely back home at about 0530 this morning and was sleeping when I left for home.   So all the drama and angst was worth the final smiles and thrill of Prom.   The end of another school year on her way to "real life".  I had forgotten my camera which necessitated a quick trip to the local Walmart for a cheap camera to record the big events of the night.   While at  my daughters home for the Prom we celebrated the #2 grandson's 15th birthday.   His is moody and sullen these days.  He has arrived at the " I am smarter than my parents and just about everyone else alive" age.  I hope he comes out of the "black hole of teenager" alive and a better person on the other side
  I, meanwhile had a chance to attend a small quilt show in Keokuk Iowa with my mother on Saturday afternoon.  I was very nice.   I also enjoyed the day events of preparing for the prom.   I think it was a success and everyone there is exhausted and resting today.   Glad to be home again.  Tonight- a movie and the couch.   Work again tomorrow.  For those of you with Face  Book- hop on over to my Facebook page and view the Prom photos.  Cheers

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Long week

As always, the week has flown by.  I have worked many hours or overtime in the last 10 days.  Needless to say I was very tired this weekend.  I was lazy and did not get up for Sunday School.  I stayed home and drank my coffee and read a bit.  Then off to church.   I fixed a lovely crock pot luch of roast beef and carrots.  Then finished the meal with mashed potatos, gravy, homemade egg noodles, and rolls.  I should have stemmed some of the prolific asparagus we are harvesting, but did not.  I did manage to weed two flower beds and transplant a couple of Columbine.   My muscles were complaining so I stopped with the weeding.  I will resume that task on Wednesday.   I think that this time of year in Missouri is the most beautiful.  The redbuds are nearly done blooming.  The hawthorne and dogwood are pretty.  The grass is brilliant green and the dandelions are bright yellow.  The days are warm with low humidity. The nights are very cool and crisp.  My favorite time of the year.Yesterday, I met with some friends for lunch at the Lake of the Ozarks.  There is a tea room called the Yankee Peddler there.  We met there and had a great time catching up.  Lovely to see the 4 friends again.    Looking forward to next weekend when I will travel up north to visit the grand children and their mother again.  It will be prom weekend and we will see the dress and the hair in all of its' glory.   I wish to seen condolances out to my two friends who lost family memeber this week.  God be with you and with all who read my life in Mid Missouri.  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bleeding Heart

I came back from the trip to Northeast MO to find my bleeding heart all abloom. I had to share with you all.  We had a lovely Easter spending the night and coloring eggs with the youngest grandson.  Then Grandpa took the boys fishing.   Nice windy, warm Saturday for that.   Today we went to church with Husbands father and Mother.  However, we did not arrive early enough.  The Church was full to over flowing, so we had to sit all around where ever there was space for two or three of us.   We saw and visited with many old friends.  So nice.   Then off to my Brothers for Easter dinner with my family.  We had not all been together since Christmas.  My folks just returned from spending the winter in Texas, so it was good to all be together.   Then home tonight to find storm warnings, chance for more rain and my beautiful Bleeding heart.  Hope everyone has enjoyed their Easter day.