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.