Happy Thursday May 31st to you all. Tomorrow is June. Summer is here. The sun is hot. The sky is blue. The grass is growing. The squares are coming in droves. It's a good happy time. :)
This morning everyone slept in a bit. It was a long day yesterday for the babies - no naps! All. Day. Long. I so proud of Emeline and Lila for keeping it all together without any meltdowns (major or minor!). It was a good day. A beautiful service for Grandy - many friends, many family members, many people who have known their family for so so long. An old neighbor from when they lived on Gilbert Street when Jeff was a little boy. I'm sure Jeff never expected to see her again in his lifetime. Lots of nice people who enjoyed seeing the family and who came together to remember a man who they all had reasons to like.
After breakfast I took the babies down to the church to pick up our afghan mail and then we walked around for a bit. It was noon time and felt hot. People were mowing their grass and it smelled so good. The sky was beautiful. It feels and smells and sounds like summer all around. Birds flit about in the trees and chatter at the squirrels. The babies point at dogs and squirrels, laughing and making up little stories about what they're doing.
Benny mowed the grass for Miss L today. When he got back and we had some lunch I took him down to the drivers license office at the court house. I love getting visit a court house for a good reason. It's a nice historic building and they are doing renos on it right now. Benny could have gotten his student driver permit much earlier than this but he's been so busy with athletics and settling in at school home and church that the driving thing hasn't been a major priority. Thank goodness. So he aced the test (studied a lot with the book at home) and signed the papers and said yes, no, no, yes to the questions, and paid his money. They print out the temporary permit like it's a cash register receipt complete with your photo! That was pretty cool. When we left he said "I'm gonna drive." ha. HA. oh hahahahaha. No, he did not drive. Funny how I'm just fine with him taking the test and acing the test is great, but uhh... we'll find an empty parking lot to start in. I know he's been driving some at his dad's but I'm not quite ready for that. Gotta start s l o w with me.
The big kids will be going to their dad's in Texas for the summer tomorrow. I wish they didn't have to go but I know there are good things about it. Like I'll get a little break from being their personal chauffer (however you spell that). Benny is at the pool now, basketball camp for him in a little while. Katie has had a few friends over today. Same for Suzannah. Pizza for dinner tonight. And then they'll be gone tomorrow.
I have approximately one million emails to read and respond to so if I can have the self control to keep my chatting to a minimum on the blog (unsuccessful so far this time), I hope to keep things simple with Daily Square Reports for the next several posts. I hate getting behind on stuff and since I've been keeping up with the afghan mail everything else is going downhill fast! With the big kids going away for several weeks hopefully I can get things organized again around here.
Daily Square Report:
It's great news on the square front! We got 40 more squares and 12 more wash cloths today! WooHoo! Just so you know I'm not requesting wash cloths, but there is a group called Love's Many Cloths who make and collect wash cloths (intended to be face cloths) year round just waiting for the right occasion to send out a box of cloths! They donate a lot of cloths to homeless shelters and places like that where having a simple posession like a hand knit cloth is functional and luxurious. I think it's a wonderful idea and I hope to make some cloths for the Love's Many Cloths group when this afghan project is over this fall. Somehow I wonder if it will ever be over but let's just say for now it will be. :)
Today's squares came from:
Kerri - Woodside, NY
Love's Many Cloths "pink angel" - Greenwood, FL
Paula - Centre, AL
Elizabeth - Birmingham, AL
Beth - Pocatello, ID
Ariel - Ontario, CA (California, not Canada - why does that always trick me?)
C - Ness City, KS
Thank you ALL!!! I love every one of these squares!
Everybody have a great day and rest of your week and enjoy the little things that make summer nice. XOXOXOXOX