Friday, June 7, 2013
Last fall, Ozzie and I moved the largest raised bed to the south facing part of the garden. It gets more afternoon shade which plants really needed last year with the drought and heat we had in Kansas. This year our spring has been wet and cool. Everyone is happy, especially the lettuce and peas. I had to move one tomato that was in a shady wet spot. It is already looking happier. The compost is hot and cooking away too. I've been working on a knit hat and the progress is slow. Nothing to show you yet. I'm happy that I finally finished a doll dress in a pretty cotton fabric for Miss Bunny Rabbit who is looking forward to having something to wear. When the dress is dried and pressed, she'll be ready to travel to California to live with a sweet little girl.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Bowl Food to him as a housewarming gift. The recipes look easy and tasty. It will take some time to get used to this empty nest feeling.
Friday, May 31, 2013
CSA for May. I got some lovely Blue Notes yarn last March so I think I have enough for some new wool socks for Logan and Grant. Oz and I are home this weekend and we are looking forward to some down time and doing our chores, like mowing the lawn. Hopefully I'll get enough rest to get over this cough from the virus that I picked up in Tucson.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Oz and I spent the long weekend in Wisconsin helping Logan move into his new apartment. It was a whirlwind trip and I'm feeling better because we got Logan's apartment set up and most of the big items in place. We got to see the lakes, the city, The University of Wisconsin, and the huge Physics building on campus. Logan will be working on the Ice Cube Project this summer.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Well, my youngest son moved out today. Logan's now a grad student at Madison, Wisconsin working towards a PhD in theoretical physics. I am proud of myself for not crying in bed all day missing him, like I did when Grant moved to Spain for a year. We were all together for Mothers Day this month and it seems so poignant as a mother to be with them as one graduates from law school and one was getting ready to go to graduate school. I love my boys. Is something wrong with me that I miss them and cry when they move away? I just remember my dad who seemed very happy when I left home at age 18. He just smiled and would do a little kick with his foot and say, "Out of the nest!" I feel like an oddity in my family for feeling sad.....
Friday, May 17, 2013
On Mothers' Day, we drove out to see the Mission San Xavier Del Bac but I was uncomfortable going into the church because Mass was in progress and I wasn't dressed appropriately. People were worshiping and I thought if were me, I wouldn't want people parading through my church taking photos while I was trying to spend some time with God. Instead, I spent my time in the courtyards around the church and met a lovely cactus lady in the garden. She is a wise old soul.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I am overwhelmed with feelings of happiness for Grant who just graduated from The University of Arizona Law School. Last week in Tucson was beautiful. We had Goldilocks weather; not too hot and not too cool. We celebrated Grant's successes in law school at the honor ceremony where he received the Rose Davis Public Service Award. We enjoyed visiting all the places and restaurants that Blair and Grant like to go to, such as The Little Cafe Poca Cosa and Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant. Friday night was the law school commencement and my college sorority sister and friend Mary Murguia was the keynote speaker. It was so nice to reconnect with Mary after so many years. Saturday and Sunday were time with family. Deb and Mark came from Flagstaff and it was so wonderful to see them. The kids had a brunch on Saturday at their house and I loved sitting outside on their beautiful porch. Life is good.