Thursday, May 29, 2014

I can't believe how time gets away from me.  And I sure can't believe it is almost June!  Time to start planning Christmas gifts, already!  Geez!  

We finally got a much needed rain, last weekend.  I think we ended up with around four inches, here on our place.  I am sure praising God for that!   On the last day, the Lord bless us with a beautiful rainbow, right over our house.  Actually, it was a double but the second arch is hard to see in this picture but if you look closely, you can barely make it out.  The colors were so beautiful!  I wish I could have gotten the whole thing but it was so close!  Magnificent!

Before this wonderful rain, our grass was already starting to turn brown and it hasn't been that hot, yet.  Here in Okieland we are still considered to be in a drought.  Going on four years!  Crazy!  One report stated that it was drier than it was during the Dust Bowl.  At least, for now, I don't have to water every night, like I was before the rain!

Oh!  Guess who came home!  

MELVIN!!!  He went missing about two months ago and we figured a coyote got him.  We were so sad because he is such a pretty boy and such a baby!  Day before yesterday, when I was feeding Fiona and the kittens, I heard a big boy meow and stopped and looked at Fiona but of course that little girl was making that noise.  I walked back outside and there he was!  Surprised???  You bet, I was.  And HAPPY!  Apparently, he wandered off and someone around here took him in because he has been taken care of.  I suspect, since he is and outside cat, they had him inside and he finally escaped and came home.  As soon as I get into town he will get a nice little tag with our phone number on it.  Silly cat never leaves the yard.  I bet he followed the dog down to the creek and got separated from him.

So glad he is back home and being his usual whiny self.  Sure wish the girl kitties would come home, as well.


Of course there has been lots of grand-daughter time!  I don't know what we are going to do when she starts school.  I'm still trying to talk my daughter into waiting one more year before putting her in school.  She is only four, for pete's sake!  Naturally, I believe children should be allowed to be children before the demands of school is forced.  I'm all for a good education but not as early as society thinks it should begin.  Anyhow, that's a whole other sermon and I'm not going there tonight!

Finally got the succulents in pots.  They stayed in those dinky little plastic containers for a couple of weeks.  Don't you just love the little bucket with the flower?  My son and his fiance gave it to me for Mother's Day.  I think it is so cute.  They also gave me a little birdhouse that is a retro camper.  I love it but keep forgetting to get a pic of it.
My Asiatic Lilies are blooming.  They are beautiful but they won't last long.  They only bloom once a year and then they are just tall green plants.  I call them, my "Cousin It" plants!  Lots of long leaves!

I've been making Sunbonnets and Pixie hats.  Good thing, too!  We took the grand-daughter out on the pontoon, today, and this little bonnet came in handy.  I'm trying to decide if I want to make these bonnets to sell.  I will probably make a few and when we have our yard sale, I will see how they do.  I think that's what I'm going to do with a lot of my crafty stuff, actually.  Who knows, maybe one day I can open a booth at the craft mall...maybe.

Grace & Peace.

1 comment:

  1. I am guessing your sweet granddaughter was adorable in that cute little bonnet. You should open an etsy shop on line. I think you would do well with your handmades. I loved seeing all the pictures. The plants are pretty in their cute pots. Happy your kitty came home. Blessings friend