We’ve been pretty hectic around The Havens lately, not so hectic that we couldn’t make visits to other blogs, but a little too busy to actually sit down and make a post. Even now, as I sit at the computer, I am second guessing my decision to make a post at this time, as I listen to the wren singing about the new day. This will probably be a pretty quick post, actually.
Our son Jesse has come home from where he was stationed in Iraq for a two week leave before he goes back there. It is interesting to watch this young man develop as he accepts and is changed by the new responsibilities that come with rising rank. It is also wonderful to see how the commonality of experience has drawn him and my darling husband closer together.
We had a family dinner the other night, and enjoyed watching him interact with my father and my sister.
That last picture perfectly demonstrates why the Navy refers to the area where the coffee service lives as the “Coffee Mess.”
For my birthday, my son presented me with an iPod nano, and I am overwhelmed. Thank goodness my IT Guy (that would be Jim) was here to load it up with music. It is all prepped and ready for my upcoming drive to Texas for the memorial service for my older sister’s husband. (I’m leaving tomorrow.) When Jesse saw the list of music that I selected from the CD carousel, he opined that he probably should have gotten the 64gig iPod instead of only the 8 gig. Whatever that means. Anyway, it pretty much blows me away that this tiny little box contains the music on 60 CDs, plus has a camera and a speaker. Amazing.
It is blueberry season here in the Ozarks, and yesterday I went out to the blueberry patch across town and picked three and a half gallons, which are now resting comfortably in the deep freeze, awaiting future reference. I intend to get out there after I get back from Texas and pick another 3 or 4 gallons, that way we’ll have plenty set aside for the winter.
Out in the garden, the birds are still singing away. We are hoping for some rain, it has been sweltering here with temperatures in the 90s every day, and no rain all month.
The day lilies don’t care. They are getting adequate water and seem to be putting on a show a la Zeigfeld Follies:
The hostas have a competing performance going on in the Hosta Dell. The day lilies are providing back up down there.
The Rain Garden is looking quite lacy and delightful too, although it doesn’t make me think of lines of can can dancers kicking up their heels the way the day lilies and hostas have been.
Well, I’d love to spend more time with you all, but there is a lot to do, so I had best get a move on and go do it. There are weeds to pull, beans to pick, water to distribute, flowers to admire, birds to listen to, and a dog that wishes I would pay attention to her and not the dumb-ass computer. Plus I have to do 4 massages today.
I’ll probably not be making another post until I get back from Texas, so I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful weekend.
Catch ya on the flip side. . .