Friday, July 4, 2014

Another week comes to a close...

We found ourselves woken by the weather radio ~2:50 am Tuesday.  Severe storms were coming through with high winds and hail.  Quickly, we got up and brought the plants in and folded up the lawn chairs. When the storm passed overhead, the flashes of lightening and crashes of thunder were one right after the other.  I couldn't go back to sleep so I had gone to my office to paint but had the flashlight with me in case the electricity went out.

It’s at these times when I worry about George.  He still comes by for his early morning bowl of milk and food.  I asked his guardian angel to keep him safe, and find him a dry, warm place to wait out the storm. He arrived just after it passed, dry and hungry.

I am always on the lookout for humorous signs.  I found this one in a local pub.  I had to think about it for a moment for the humor in it to sink in.

It seems when company is expected, all the little things that we (I) have been putting off doing/fixing suddenly become very noticeable and urgent.  The lamp with the broken globe, the stain on the carpet where I spilt coffee, the piles on my desk, the weeds by the pond….  Both of my older boys are coming home this week; the first time we will all be together in ~ 10 years. Suddenly, everything I've been putting off needs to be done.  Why did I keep putting them off?  Wish I hadn't.  Anybody willing to help weed around the pond?

I was sorting through old pictures and stumbled on this.  It makes me laugh every time.  Background:  When I was a single parent, every year I splurged for my birthday and we went to a hotel with a pool and had a Jacuzzi in the room.  The boys loved it!  I enjoyed it because they wore themselves out and I could sleep in the next morning!  Can you guess which one is now the Marine?

*Disclaimer: This was taken as a way to remember a special occasion; it is not meant to be pornographic in any way.  All  3 boys are wearing swim trunks.

Joining the celebration of our week at Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.


  1. Wonderful photos, the drinks one is rather funny. Glad the storm past by without causing any damage. Enjoy your time with your boys visiting, it's always the way to do jobs at the last minute.

  2. What a lovely photo of your little men! Isn't it funny how they all love messing about in jacuzzis? Glad the storm passed without doing any damage and that Mr George made it back without mishap. Have a lovely 4th July weekend with your family. All the best, Bonny

  3. Love the story and photo about going to a hotel with Jacuzzi! Glad kitty was safe after all the storm activity. Have a lovely time with your family gathering!

  4. Glad the storm passed by and both of you ... and George were safe ...
    I do understand about things putting off doing, but time flies and before you know
    another day has passed ... :-)
    Have a wonderful time with your family !

  5. Good that George survived the storm ... He must be tired and needing a rest now!
    Happy 4th of July to you!

  6. I feel that same urgency whenever we go on vacation. Like...oh I should have gotten that done before we left. The idea of coming home to unfinished projects is not that great.

  7. Animals know when to run for cover it is an instinct for them, but needless to say we still worry about them. I bet he is glad to be home.

  8. Sorry had to do this post in two stages because the iPad won't co-operate. It is also sad to think we need to apologise for innocent photos of children, because out there some one will crucify you for it. I didn't think any thing about the children until you mentioned it.

    1. I am a school teacher and you can just imagine the headlines... Back when this photo was taken, no one thought anything about it other than what it was. In today's times, someone inevitably will take offense, which I don't care about BUT that one person can also decide to ruin your life over something so innocent so they can get their name in the headlines.


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