Monday, July 23, 2007

A great weekend makes it tough to go to work on Monday morning… over and over again I keep telling myself that the job provides the “great weekend”. Work is just a few hours… I can do it.

A picture first…
The angel that watches over the back porch. The photo doesn’t do her justice. Summer is in full swing. The temps have been in the low 80’s…just about right for the U.P.

Thursday night we went to some friends’ house for supper from church. They have eighty acres about 20 miles from our place. The food was good, the conversation even better. We even walked through their vegetable garden. We don’t do things with friends as often as I’d like. We’ll get our turn as the kids get older.

The comments about Chelsey I really took to heart. As, I’ve said before… I think I’m the one growing as much as she is. She went to Green Bay with a couple of friends Friday looking for Grad picture clothes. I bet she called 10 times—“Mom, I can’t do this…I need you here…” I think my heart grew two sizes that day… Like I said before…maybe I need to grow up too.

I don’t know where the weekend went. Not much quilting went on. I caught up on laundry and the house. I looked at the clock on Sunday evening at it was 6:00pm and I hadn’t even bought groceries. I made a quick list and Don and I hit the store. The bill was about $50.00 higher because he went, but the company was definitely worth it.

Here are impatiens that are thriving this summer. I’m still a rookie at flowers, but next year, I’ll plant more of these. We have so much shade, and these love the morning sun and afternoon shade.

I lost Eric to Harry Potter this weekend…he said it had a great ending. He was really stressing over it before he started. I’m glad it did, he's too much of an optimist, to become cynical.

Gratitudes:
10 kids in Sunday school
Quilt pictures—food for the soul when I can’t quilt.
Watermelon

19 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Your relationship with Chelsea has always been an inspiration to me (well, since I started reading your blog LOL!) I don't think you have anything to worry about. This too shall pass.

Bren said...

sounds like a very nice weekend. Just think, you get another one in 5 days!

Tazzie said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend - these are the ones we don't want to end - but the less fun times make us appreciate the wonderful ones all the more.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Carole said...
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Carole said...

I was also stressing! I was afraid to read it, fearing the worse! It's been such a part of my life. It is an amazing ending. My family lost me also! lol But I'm back! Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Love your angel! Keep well

Libby said...

The grocery bill may be a bit higher, but think of the fun, different things you'll be enjoying this week *s* Sounds like a great weekend.

Linda said...

Mel I'll swap you grocery bills, and there's only two of us here....Oh for a constant temp in the 80's, how blissful. Glad Chelsey's words made your heart swell....
Hugs

McIrish Annie said...

I love impatiens! they are one flower I can't kill! I am going to post pics of my garden this week. just waiting for the rain to stop.

a rainy day and a Monday ! bummer!

de vliegende koe said...

I’m glad you had a wonderful weekend and that Chelsea made you feel better. I think it’s great when you say you have to do some growing up as well. You already have grown when you can contemplate that. We all grow every day (although sometimes more physically than mentally - LOL). We call the Impatiens ‘vlijtig Liesje’ - Busy Lizzy!

Kairle said...

My oldest DD is moving away to go to college next month. She'll only be three hours away, but it might as well be ten. She's so excited, but I'm going to miss her so much! We raise them to be independant and then we're the ones who don't want to let go! lol!

Connie W said...

Things usually have a way of settling down and working out. At times it is difficult when going through growing pains though. The angel looks great and so do the flowers. :)

Fiona said...

Glad to hear you had a good weekend - teenagers exist on such a roller coaster of emotions I'm sure it rubs off on us too.

Gail said...

Love the angel-how neat!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs - Kim said...

I really like your porch angel...very sweet! Your impatiens are very pretty, too.

Susan said...

She'll always need her mom.

I love the backporch angel. Did you make her?

Your flowers look good to me!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Your vegie garden is looking great, pleased Chelsey needed you, see you aren't really losing her after all, but as a Mum, I'm hearing you! Tracey

MOLLY said...

Great post. I enjoyed it very much.

Naturegirl said...

Next year try to get
~double impatiens~ they look like mini roses and are a delight!! I have posted some in recent posts..they are pink!
Love all the whimsy in your charming garden! NG from Canada

Wendy said...

An angel at the door, how sweet is that. The flowers look lovely too.