I decided I would try and write a quick "update" at the happenings over here. We have been having quite the storm these last couple of days, complete with lightening, thunder, hail and LOTS of rain...pretty cold too...especially for California in March. And as gloomy and dreary as it has been I am not complaining as I know soon enough the warm weather will set in and STAY for quite a while. I have half of my front planter complete, and we should have the rest completed in the next couple of weeks. The flowers are blooming and it is looking good. I read the blog posts of my farmer's wife's friends, and some of you other gals who plant gardens etc., and feel like I know NOTHING about the earth, and planting, and gardens etc., and sometimes it makes me feel like I have missed soo much. I love reading about their happenings, and seeing their gardens in progress etc. I DO love the taste of home grown veggies, fruit, and herbs, and I know how I like my flowers and planters and things to "look", but have such little knowledge as to how to get them to look that way or how to go about "working" a garden. And I guess (as my mother pointed out ~ you can always count on your mother to be honest with you can't you?) little desire to DO the actual work either, haha. I feel like I "should" want to, but I really don't....Does anyone know what I mean? I was thinking about that the other day. How many things I want to know how to do still and wondering how I have gotten to be the age I am and don't know how. Maybe they are things that I "think" I should be doing, but really just don't have enough interest. I soo admire the people who do these things; like quilting,or painting, or knitting, or crocheting....Sooo many creative people out there. Sooo many people with MAJOR careers. Soo many who are always on some project or another. Just feels like I should have done more....Maybe I shouldn't wait for MORE interest, and just DO it. I know this is all pretty random, haha. But it is just where my head has been this morning.
We had another wonderful week-end. Guess that is what I like to do, haha. On Sat. morning we picked up my grandson Jeffie who I hadn't seen in a few weeks and I was soo missing him. We visited for a while first with my DIL and Cody and then got on our way. We went to another one of my nephews baseball games. How I enjoy this as well. My hubby and I coached a little in our day (actually he did the coaching part, I did the organizing and keeping track of who played where, the lineup, etc. part) and I actually REALLY miss it. I think I could do it to this day if I was physically able. I am not sure which part I like the best about the whole thing. The sitting outside in the warm sunshine, the smell of the snack bar (I do avoid eating the food anymore, but I used to LOVE that too, lol), the little ones and their faces as they learn the game, the pride of their parents and grandparents as they play, or even the game itself. Simple pleasure really. After the game we went over to my sister's house for a while so her son Blake and my grandson could play for a while, and the adults could chat and visit. They get along really well, and just seem to click. Jeffie was impressed with the whole baseball adventure and is excited to get started with it all next year. Grandma is excited for him to begin too. We stopped for dinner on the way back to his house, and Jeffie learned to work his chopsticks really well. : ) Sunday we went to service, lunch and then headed down to San Diego for more visits with another set of grandkids. They are just sooo sweet and bless me so much. Sunday evening we headed over to hear James do the Sunday evening service and Bible study. He is teaching in first Cor. and it was good as usual. We did almost get washed away on the drive home as it was raining sooo hard. I was glad to get home and in my warm, dry house.
Melly is coming on April 6th and staying for a whole week! I am soo excited. Already the schedule of things she wants to do and people she wants to see is filling up. She is still battling the morning sickness and so I am praying she is doing better by then. She will be 13 weeks, so should be over the worst of it, but you never know. We are going to get an ultra sound done while she is here as she can get one done for 25 dollars. It is mainly just so us grandma's (Mike's mom will join us for this) can get to see and experience the whole thing with her. There is a GOOD chance we will be able to SEE the sex at this, as this is what they specialize in, and they can usually always tell at 13 weeks at this place anyway. Sooo, if the little one cooperates, we "might" find out the rather it is to be a boy or a girl as well. I am thinking "girl" but don't know what I am basing that on other than just a "gut" instinct, haha....No one really cares one way or another. A healthy baby is what is important, but it is STILL exciting to know.
It is looking like James is to be the senior pastor of this church. We are all very excited about it. The details all still have to be worked out so it is not definite yet, but VERY close. We are soo happy about this and excited to see what the Lord is going to do.
One last thing...My oldest granddaughter Annabel (14) had to have an emergency surgery last week as she had a cycst on her ovary that was ready to burst. Sooo scary for her. She is home and doing well, but can't go to school for a couple of weeks. I sure would appreciate a prayer or two for her speedy recovery. How I LOVE that girl!
I am sitting here soaking in the smell of my CLEAN house as George and his crew just left. What a blessing this has been to me, and how grateful I am that they do such a good job. I am going to head out and do a little necessary shopping with my mom now, so hope you all have a wonderful week....