mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day!

by grace on May 10, 2020

That’s addressed to you, mom…but suddenly it’s already late afternoon on mother’s day and another day has gone by whoosh….

we bought a 25-lb bag of powdered skimmed milk a few weeks ago. i found it on some site that sells bulk stuff but there were some issues with the shipping because suddenly the site got overwhelmed with orders but a nice woman from the site actually called me on the phone to resolve the issues.

and here it is. i bought the ziploc bags and kevin measured the whole giant bag into these little baggies.

I know many people don’t like powdered milk but i think it’s a treat. it always makes me think of camping.

i’ve been doing a little yard work; on this day in april i was transplanting the final lilies into the fenced yard and after i dug up some of them i hurled the shovel over the fence. it landed like this and Riley found it to be quite interesting.

A relatively new bleeding heart – the biggest one i had got peed on by the cats so much that it died, but i have at least a couple of good–sized ones now. i love bleeding hearts.

These bluebells roamed over to the front of the house…

…from this other part of the front of the house. i don’t remember there being so many of them there before. We should try to think of doing something more with this piece of yard.

all the april rain toppled this lovely cherry tree over to the side in front. it’s sad because it’s one of the trees dad planted. it hadn’t been doing well for a few years and it was leaning precariously but still had quite a few blooms. but then, down.

I transplanted some tulips from the front of the house to the back but only two of them bloomed. i think i planted this one last year, but none of the others next to it bloomed. but this one just kept blooming and blooming, i think it stuck around for a whole month.

ha, all those hostas in back of it are about five times as big now. i’m hoping all the hostas in back will grow and cover up the weeds and grass which needs to be pulled around them.

here’s an historic photo; three cats all together. sweetie is way back there on the chair on the left. she’s getting more and more friendly; when i sat down on the couch to write this she jumped up and wanted to lie on my lap! a nice surprise, although she didn’t linger.

the other day Lester was scrabbling around on the chair and managed to get back behind the cushion and the cover. we could do with some new chairs.

Lovey! doing better and better all the time, even though she loves kevin and sometimes barely tolerates me. Kevin said that he and Les were upstairs with Lovey and that went pretty well. Les has ventured up there a few times and there has been no hissing at all. very promising.

I wish i’d been quick enough to capture this on video; one night sweetie was chasing her tail, around and around, there on the chair. darling!

after i went running one afternoon at the end of april these two geese were hanging out in front of the house, drinking from the puddles.

and this morning i looked out an upstairs window and a goose was standing up on the peak of the three-car garage. very funny.

and that wraps things up for april…

ok then,

g.

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Happy Mother’s Day…

by grace on May 12, 2019

i’ve been sitting on my couch for over three hours now; i’ve been very very negligent about even looking at anything on my laptop, and i decided to finally do some stuff. i thought i’d write a little something here, but then i couldn’t login. i tried and i tried and i created a different password then another password and i looked up online about how to login and one time a live chat screen popped up but i didn’t click on that and then couldn’t find it again.

grrr, is about all i have to say. i finally wrote to Gary, the genius guy who updated my site, but he’s in the UK and it’s past midnight there now, so hopefully he’s asleep already.

and then i tried just one more time to get onto the site…and then of course it worked. magic, clearly.

and just now, gary replied! so YAAAAY gary again. but he’s turned off for the night which is a good thing, and maybe i won’t have any more problems…well, not with signing on, anyway.

meanwhile…i do have some things to say and some good photos and also a video or two of a crazy groundhog, but how’s this for a great mother’s day photo…

these newly-hatched birds are in a nest on mom’s front porch. i saw the eggs a while ago, quite a few little eggs, and suddenly today, ta da! they musta heard it was mother’s day…

as you can see, they’re not even all hatched yet!

i have to go now because of wasting all that time messing around with the dumb login. next time, GROUNDHOG VIDEOS!

ok then,

mrs. h.


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