We Have had a lot of rain of late, wonderful for the desert water table. The water tank has over filled twice. I had to water the garden plots with about 25 gallons of the tank water not to have it flow out a third time
Lovely for an afternoon at the park.
Sunday we all went for a bit of refreshment.
Dash is all boy!
So strange to see him like this.
My first boyfriend of 4 years (some 29 years ago) was a stunt rider of motor cross.
He was killed when Steve and I were married only a few months (on a jet ski)
Now look at my own son.
Don't it seam strange?
Dove was gifted a pair of roller blades that she had long hoped for thanks to Daddy man searching on Creigs List. Very nice like new for around a third of the costs.
When you see something on there you have to jump on it or it will be gone.
She took right to them and only fell one time.
I had some wrist guards one from Doves infancy when I almost tore off my hand in a door handle (single handed diapering) then the left one ironically when Dash was an infant I tripped on a toy with him in my arms and in order to protect his head from impact I turned my wrist up at almost a 70% and tore it (single handed again I diapered Dash in toddler-hood).
Daddy man in the rainbow just where he lives,
at the end of the rainbow.
A father living in the pot of gold.
Monday was full of morning tasks phone calls and starting the week off
Then it was time to get Dove to the ENT.
Taking her out of school again was a bummer.
Driving the 15 miles one way we had a nice visit, we were both starving from a hard start rushing them off to school. We got there and they complained they had been trying to reach me to cancel the appointment for the Dr had an emergency surgery, Well what do you do?
So I wished the victim recovery and rescheduled for Wednesday.
We got to enjoy a cotton tail bunny as we were driving away, we stopped and had a light heart of a visit together for a bite. These moments of mommy time are dealing with a lot of questions that make you all but blush. This is the time to give answers and I am very thankful that she is asking me. So I am as candid as can be within her ability to understand and share it with her friends. For you know that that is right where it is going. So the difference between *e* and love is being covered.
A joyful thing happened.
We have refinanced the house from 22 years of a 30 year mortgage down to a 15 year mortgage.
I had a Fed ex to mail and a full morning of driving.
As Dove and I pulled into get a bite I looked up and in the middle of a side street was a Fed EX delivery man getting into his truck. He took the package and the mortgage company called me and hour and a half latter to confirm the package was in route.
Cool how everything is set up to help us.
God is for us, not against us.
I had a conversation with a friend who shared with courage that even though it is not "who" I am or what I intend to do I may come of as better than thou.
She said that
We judge others by their actions
and ourselves by our intentions
Funny thing is for me
I judge myself by my actions
and comfort myself by my intentions
Trying to understand others actions
I am looking for their intentions
Loving them, that is my intention
An after noon at my house Tuesday
Lots of asthma interventions with Dash call for many breathing treatment tools to be washed.
Now add a little vinegar to the R.O. water
let them sit for 20 minutes that is the way to sanitize them as to not reinfect the patient.
Egg shells to be ground for the hens sit aside as morning dishes accumulate.
Bread is rising for the second time an artisan loaf for the evening.
Pinto beans for the blender , add salsa, melted butter, cumin, a bit of cayenne pepper and frijole's for Dash's lunch been burros.
On any given afternoon you'll see flower on the counter from the bread
Bottles being re-used for lunch beverages.
This week the sewing is for Dash's curtins
another top for Dove
Clothing is something she is now finding a great appreciation for and really likes to have a say in what I make.
I love having her opinion.
It is such a delight that she is receiving it from me.
This week a big challenge.
A few weeks ago my Dash found his cousins cell phone that was left on the sofa after he had left.
Instead of bringing it to us he held on to it.
He then felt afraid to tell us and just kept it.
Well sweet Dove had a Guilty tummy ach.
She opened up to tell that she had taken mine (no minutes on it) to school to show the unbelieving kids that she had one. (daddy man promised she could have it) I am not renewing it. I just do not like having one until we can afford to have one, that and we do not sign contracts that involve money except the mortgage and such.
Dove then felt much better yet still was troubled, it was then she told of Dash and the phone he took.
My poor sister had been searching to give her grand son his phone.
I had to call her and ask of it. The kids mom had to cancel it and may have had cost incurred so I await to see what cost that Dash my have uncured as to replacing the mysterious missing phone.
The big fear is what if he gave it away at school to get a friend or something.
It has been an opportunity to learn proper parental handling of thing.
We bombed at first and have recouped the losses by building back trust and having good consequences. So the Dash man will be doing lots of extra chores.
Every couch has been pulled out and searched within without and under
The bright side is the sofa are clean
laundry however that is another thing
see it is piled high at my house...
So mending toys after two of the new ones Dash got last week have broken already.
Yesterday a splurge... a pearl stringing tool.
It is there on the desk.
A set of cinnabar beads is a job for my sister that is in the Que to be done. Without the tool the job was not able to be accomplished as well.
That bread was turned into a monster
bacon lettuce (from the garden) and tomato sub sandwich.
Much to the children s delighted glee.
Had no problem getting them to eat their supper last night.
Last night another batch sat over night to rise while I
"listened to my instinct"
(Dove grabbed me by the cheeks last night as she was going to bed)
GO TO SLEEP!
So I did at 8:30 p.m. and slept through
A much better mommy morning here.
Amazing what rest can do
So this was formed as the children had breakfast.
A morning on the side yard weeding was a real peaceful start to the day.
The appointment I had at 9:40 was able to be changed to the afternoon.
Now I only have to drive there (10 mile round trip) one time today and then onto the north for Doves rescheduled appointment.
I may find out if she needs surgery today.
These just came out of the oven.
Wish you were a butter fly on the wall
just think garlic salt, Italian herbs and ground caraway it was added over a drizzling of olive oil.
it smells so good in here
Spaghetti and salad with these wonderful little tid bits for supper.