I don't know why I keep holding on to the illusion that "some day life will slow down." I think I'd be much better off if I accepted the fact that life is busy, and that it's going to be that way for a good long time. Whew! It's a great life! But I really need to eat better and get more sleep.
First of all, Ruthie-4 got ahold of the camera. I uploaded about 50 pics like this. Now imagine her saying, "Well, well, well, what do we have here?" in an English accent. Welcome to my life.
Libby's-10 softball team won their division, won their playoff championship, and then she was voted to the All-Star team. We are softballed-out, but it was a great way to end the season. Even though she prefers to play first base, she got to play catcher at the All-Star Game yesterday.Friday night, Dennis's company had their anniversary celebration on a party boat at a local lake. The whole family was invited. See, sometimes I take pictures with Neal-13 in them. Love that buzz his friend gave him the last day of school?
And it's not that great of a picture, but we are so rarely IN any of them, I had to include it...
My parents moved from their teeny town in Nebraska to an even teenier one a hundred miles from here (grandparents do crazy things in order to be closer to grandchildren, don't they?). Saturday (after the championship game) we helped them unload. Sorry, no pics. Moving (much like childbirth) is something better forgotten...until next time. We are SO HAPPY TO HAVE THEM CLOSER! Love you, Mom & Dad!
And (last but not least!) landscaping has begun. I didn't mean to. I just started digging out some of the overgrown and contractor-trampled irises one day, and well, that was all it took. I still have some weeding to do, but I'm not going to let that unpleasant chore keep me from getting my plants in. So I put in my first $50 worth - 4 boxwoods under the window, 3 dwarf Indian hawthorn (both will grow to about 4 feet, just under the window sill), some salvia and some vinca. (I brought the pots from our old house). I like to include white flowers for summer because they show up against the darker foliage, and they just look "fresh."
And yes, I cheated a bit, because I found my favorite azaleas (Encore - the ones that bloom 3 times a year) on clearance yesterday for $9 each, so I'm already $27 into my next section. Oh well.
It's looking more like home than it used to, isn't it?