But the good always wins! Right? Please say right.
Woke up to wet porches after BB and I toured wheat fields the day before. His exact words were, “That wheat needs a good rain.” Depending on how you define “good”, that=good day
Made apricot cream coffee, made pancakes from last week’s post. Again. Fed BB and got him on his way to take truck to be fixed. Read emails, Twitters, Facebook…answered a couple=good day
Wow, got invited to write an article for another blog. We’ll see. =good day
Go to mail box and YEEHAWW, the Hobbit bracelets are HERE!!! Unwrap them at the house and they are SO cool. Now to get the drawing done so I can notify the winner.=good day
Go to #1 son’s to take DiL a recipe, grandson a hat from his Paw and have grands aid in bracelet drawing. Turned into driveway and realized I was leaning slightly to the left. In fact the whole truck was leaning. A lot. Jump out to verify what I already know. Yep, flatter’n a flitter as my Daddy would say. =bad day
Get drawing done, take pics, call BB w/SOS. Ho hum. No I wasn’t in a hurry. At all. He’s on the way to truck repair shop but will call a cowboy to come to my rescue. Eventually. DiL says just take our pickup and leave injured truck. OK, but I told her I’d take the 3 kids w/me as she was shorthanded. OK! =good day
Get home, get kids busy, post drawing pics, finish writing post while they snack and play with the FisherPrice barn. =Good day
Start their lunch as next shift of grands enter so their mom can take #2 grandson to eye doctor. Yay, we have playmates!! =good day
“What do you want us to do in the yard?” REALLY??!!!!! No one except these kids EVER ask me that. So, we pick up fallen branches and cut down branches, haul them off, pull henbit, hoe henbit, give up on the henbit. But lots gets done.=good thing
SNACKS! I just happen to have oatmeal cookies baked Saturday.
And coffee. Coffee…since toddlerhood, these kids are fascinated with coffee, so I make them some decaf hazelnut. Yes, I shared my hazelnut. But not with just anybody. They love my coffee not realizing that it’s mostly milk but who cares. =good day.
BB walks in from taking yet another truck to the Big City to be repaired. Again. Guess what, he says, ” I finally caved in and bought a new feed truck.” Finally. It’s about time! =good day
He tells me what it cost. =bad day
Say goodbye Paw. DiL comes after the first bunch of kids. She just cooked her last hunter’s lunch and all is well with world. She was sure I was the only person alive who would understand her delight at no more cooking for 4 or 6 or 15 hunters. (We love you guys, but it feels good to NOT have to cook for the multitudes every single day. Just sayin’.) I most certainly understood. She is now a Free Woman and I totally get that! =good day
Down to 3 grands now. What can we do the ask me. Well, take the basketballs outside and bounce them around a while. OK. But could we call our Dad and go with him for a while? Sure. Dad answers. Come on, he says. But not the littlest one. He doesn’t care anyway. He’s intent on making certain that I, his granny, printed out the correct cake picture of Bowser??? so I can get his birthday cake just right. Got it. =good day
Mommy of remaining 3 grands, comes in w/eye Dr. kid…gotta have glasses=bad day
Nah, the eye Dr. kid is ok with it. He knew he couldn’t see well and this proves it.=good day
Everyone clears the area after hugs and kisses and off they go and I make a round through my orchard. Blooms cover the ground from my apricot tree. =bad day
But….many blooms are still hanging on after that gosh awful wind we had for 3 days straight. =good day
Deer are working the rest of the trees over big time, all around the house. I have NO idea how I’m going to stop them, short of getting a dog. Not entirely sure that I want to go thru all of that puppy stuff and worrying about what to do with a dog when I have to be gone. Must ponder this more.
All in all, the good outweighed the bad, as it usually does. Otherwise, I would’ve just gone back to bed. Isn’t it weird how grandkids can make everything better? The sun shines brighter, the yard looks better, the cookie level shrinks…I really didn’t have any huge plans. Just a little cleaning and I got that done. But, best of all, I spent the day with 6 grandkids. =good day
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