Monday, June 28, 2010

MidSummer Update

Whew, this has the feel of a Christmas letter in that everything has gone by so fast.  We have done a little traveling, and had some company and it is the middle of the summer already.  I used to think that the summer when by in a blur because of the kids.... and actually, maybe they are the culprits still - whether or not they have moved out...something to ponder.

We spent the first part of June in Denver. Mutti's birthday is the 9th and we thought it would be nice to be there for that.  I did some actual irrigating on her little farm - and found that while I still had the muscles to do the work my muscles have gotten very cranky and lazy, and thought it good sport to torture me.  Seriously....yes a little sore, but not as bad as it should have been.... or maybe I just ache so many places on a normal day that it wasn't that different.  
It's becoming more complicated when we do go to Denver as the family in that area has grown, and sadly my vacation days have not.  We didn't get to see everyone.... it was just too short.
About a week after we got back home, Mike and his family made the trek our way.  We got to see them for 4 days, and it was a lot of fun.  If you need a mall, or a  major league sports team, or a university.... then you might not have fun here.  We don't have it.  But we do have Oak City Canyon only about 15 minutes away, and the sand dunes are closer than that.  If you like recreational shooting, the range is public, free and only about 4 miles out of town.  We also have the 'Flood' - brought right to our house by the Water Master.  The girls like the Flood about as well as anything, that and a night at the swimming pool. Dan and Ash came down for a quick visit, and Kollette was able to play in the flood with her cousins.  It was fun to see them.
Well, that is about it.  Mike and Family are back home now, and we are catching up on all the things that we hadn't gotten done.  We didn't have  an Outage this spring - that will wait until October, so I was able to be a lot of the early garden in on time, which is really early for me.  The cool weather crops have done very well so far, but they are about done now.  That is OK, because the tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, squash and garden huckleberrys are all doing well.  Anita's lillies are doing especially well.  The poppies popped when we were in Denver, so she didn't get to see them.  But the lillies are really great.  I hope you like the pictures.


Jenny said...

It was a fun trip. Thanks for hosting us!

Mike said...

We had a great time. Thanks for letting us stay!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

Wonderful post, dear friend. I think your garden looks the best it has ever looked. Well done. Now I can't wait to finish the mailbox planter. (hee hee) thanks for all your work.
It was so fun to have them all here. I really miss them.