Oh, hello, blog! How’ve you been? My, you haven’t changed a bit! Me? Oh, you know, the usual: lots of working and walking, reading and knitting. I took a trip back to the homestead in April, and had a great week of relaxing and visiting with the family. Would you like a slideshow of the highlights?
There were baby cows to coo at:
Chickens to pet:
Mutant four-eyed squirrels to watch out for:
Scenes of childhood trauma to revisit:
And, of course, good times with the family:
Mom Ramona and niece Katrina, at lunch on our girls’ day out in Des Moines.
Family group at my brother’s house: from the top: sis-in-law Shelly, brother Doug and Ramona the Mom, and niece Alyssa, plus Bubba the attention-hog…er, dog.
Other highlights not captured in photos: the Inner Gardener book launch, the raucous pool party with most of the niephews on hand (8 of 9), and the long, lovely mornings with Ramona, drinking our coffee and watching the day take shape out the living room windows. That’s what I really went for, and what I missed most once I came home: that companionable time with Mom.