Sam gets her first night off in 2 weeks tonight- woo hoo! 2 whole hours child free is nothing at which to sneeze. She will either go for a bike ride or collapse in a heap with a glass of wine, she hasn't decided. If she plans well, perhaps she can do both. Sam is also grateful for the heat. The poor grass is so shocked it does not require mowing, but her tomatoes are ripening nicely.
Sam is concerned about this fall's schedule. Both kids have soccer, which means 2 practices and 2 games a week, and the workload at school is increasing. She also has her two nephews every Tuesday night, since their mom is taking a night class. A teleportation device would be helpful. Sam is glad Labor Day and yet another day off are right around the corner.
Have a happy day, all!
Then tomorrow my sisters and I are going to GreenBay, WI to visit The Shrine at Our Lady of Good Help! Cannot wait! One of my cousins and her family lives there and she volunteers at the Parish, we will stay over night and come back Monday. I am so excited I feel nervous to be going to this Shrine, Holy land right in front of our eyes! In 1859 Adel Brise from Belgian said Our Lady appeared to her and it has been approved! YAY The First American approved Shrine. Hope everyone has a Blessed and safe Labor Day weekend.
Anne is so glad Spring and warmer weather have arrived, and was amazed to see many butterflies on the lavender bushes yesterday.She has begun in earnest to whip her garden into shape,taming those biting berries
and feeding them compost when they obliged to stay put in circular position to bear fruit
Margo reminded Anne of the movie she watched recently "The Grapes Of Wrath",a film that moved her.
Anne needs to catch up on sleep,and not say her Rosary Novena too late at night as she starts to fall asleep!
She has really enjoyed catching up and reading every ones posts
Margo just returned from Saturday night Mass and now is watching her 3rd science fiction movie on Netflix. She found the first 2 movies unsatisfactory, so stopped watching them. But that's OK; the 3rd movie looks better than the first 2.
M went to the Farmers Market this morning and bought 4 bags of spinach because it will soon be out of season, cucumbers, green beans, 3 green peppers, 2 types of honey, apples from a local orchard and cinnamon rolls that she has already consumed. M was happy with all of her good buys! Farmers market food is so cheap and nutritious. It is so lovely to be able to go to the freezer in the winter and get tasty, frozen veggies for soup or a dish and remember that farmers market.
Also at the market, the man who is going to fix her 2 matching stained glass pieces and frame them said it will cost more than expected, but M doesn't mind. She thinks they will be worth the expense.
Anne, do you know about cheese curds? They are like the curds in cottage cheese only without the milky extra. Fresh cheese curds are squeaky and taste yummy. M sampled one today at the market.
Margo is again without children in Wisconsin. Her youngest should be somewhere in Europe as of this moment for his year of study abroad. A friend is to meet him at the airport.
I was also working full time at the Justice Dept. in DC but was able to take the summers off to
be with the children and give my Mom relief. After the divorce their father disappeared and we never heard from him again. (no child support) With God's help and my mother's help the children (5 teenagers at one time) grew up and are responsible adults. My shining star, Paul, died 5 yrs. ago of a massive heart attack at age 38. I can type that sentence but it is so very hard for me to read it without tearing up which is what I am doing now. Enjoy the children -- time goes sooo fast. I know if I didn't have my faith I would not have survived or I would be in a mental hospital today. I believe the Holy Spirit guided me through all those years and took me under her wings.