Yeowza! – Our home has looked barren since we cut down three trees. We had no choice. One was dangerously close to the foundation. Another one was a threat to the house and the third was growing into the old deck (which we are making larger). The cutting was done in the fall and the back yard has looked bare ever since. We have already planted two large trees and yesterday the tree next to the deck was planted. It’s a tree that will develop a canopy over the deck rather than into the deck. There were also some shrubs planted to help with privacy issues. Everything looks wonderful. I wasn’t here for the planting but they did a great job. Starting to feel like home!
A wet farewell – Yesterday, in torrential rains, we laid my brother to rest. After a week of warm sunny weather, it was a truly lousy day. We were rained on several times running between cars and buildings. By the time we had the final service at the cemetery, my patience was thin and my hair was wet. Every time the priest finished a prayer, I yelled “amen” with my whole heart hoping that it was the end of the service, but it wasn’t. The umbrellas were not enough. I was sure there were mushrooms growing in my ears.
A new doc – This week I have an appointment with a new eye doc specifically for my dry eye. She was recommended by my favorite eye doc who left the job and went into teaching several years ago. It’s just like a new hair designer. You go full of hope that something wonderful will happen and end up coming home the same person with the same issues. I’m still being hopeful (but I won’t let her cut my hair!).
Something good – When we put in our new kitchen, my grandniece took the old cabinets to fit into her really old kitchen. Her dad did all the work. Some was straight forward but a few cabinets had to be reworked to fit into the space allowed. I saw it this week and it looks wonderful! Now she can cook for our reunion!
Memorial Day – This is the weekend we honor people who died in active military service. Too many people think it’s the first sale of the summer season. (I’ve been known to buy a new tee shirt or two during the holiday sale.) Our family has been lucky. Although many served, none lost their life. One cousin, who served in World War II, found his delightful wife while stationed in Great Britain and brought her back. I remember her British accent. Even as a child I was mesmerized by it.
So how was your week?