Monday, May 18, 2009

Wendell Berry-stolen from the pages of Lori's facebook

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

nothing new to report

Not much going on here in Missouri, except the pollen count is way too high. We've been going to St Louis to work on Mom's house. It is in a not so good neighborhood so there is a limit to how much money we should be putting in it. Mark tore out the kitchen sink cabinet to repair the plumbing stack. Now we are considering all new cabinets, and if you do that the floor has to be redone. Just repairing the deck was about $700.00. She has lived in that house for over 50 years so I guess just burning it to the ground is out of the question. There goes that plan.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

giveaway of Lands End Swimsuits

here is a great giveaway : Lands End swimsuits, nothing better.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Garden no party

It is spring, what a wonderful time of year. the tempreture varies between 50 degrees and then the next day 85. Then it rains, and rains and rains. Upside, the grass is a beautiful green and the flowers are beautiful. Downside, ITS STILL RAINING. and the weeds are growing faster than anything. And spring adds another area of my home I have to feel guilty about not keepin up with. But I'm working on it........ The pictures are my backyard and the work in which I'm already behind. ok, the first and last are pictures of my neighbors flowers. Side note is that Mark hates those flowers for some reason. I think its that you can't cut down the green after the flowers die for a couple of weeks. he hates that.