Lots of rain around North Iowa today and a tornado about an hour east of us. God provides rainy days for so many reasons – the crops first of all. The corn has popped up in Tim’s field across the road, in the same field I measured each week last year. I may have to do that again this year.
Connie is at the lake this weekend and has a big finish to show you – her Bullseye quilt! I just love it! It’s so bright and fun!
Every time I see another Bullseye, I want to make another one – now I want to make one like Connie’s!
Hazel absolutely loves the Frisbee Becky gave her and if I could be consistent when throwing it, she could catch it nearly every time. She gets hot though and then it’s into the swimming pool – with her Frisbee.
After I got all the plants moved out I started cleaning – mostly the floors and all the “saucers” that were under the plants. They’re now washed and put away till next fall.
Floors are concrete and not intended to be shiny – I’m just happy they’re scrubbed for the season! I put lots of stuff aside to take to Junkin Gal. I know I have too much stuff but when I return a lot of it to the thrift store, it will feel like I just rented the stuff. Haha! Is it possible I could be a minimalist? …….. No, I don’t think so!
The night blooming cereus or the orchid cactus has its first bloom.
When Hazel saw it she was afraid of it! She barked and barked and would not go close. Too funny!
I counted at least a dozen more blooms on the plant which is many years old. Plant is not very pretty but when it finally blooms, it’s all worth it!
As I moved rugs this morning, this rug moved out of the sitting area even though I still like it very much.
I love my cats, too, but they were really hard on this rug as you can see.
Several readers had memories of bullhead fishing. In Becky’s 3rd grade class a few years ago, the kids were assigned to write about a real event in their lives. Becky wrote this story as an example.
Our family was fishing for bullheads at Crystal Lake when we were kids. Family consisted of Mom, Dad, Mary, Becky, and Jack. Becky cast her line and caught Jack’s cheek right in front of his ear with the hook on the end of her line. Dad cut the line and rushed Jack to the doctor, where the hook with the night crawler still on it was removed.
When she wrote her tall tale it went like this. After Becky caught Jack’s cheek with her hook, she cast him back into the lake and ended up catching the World’s Largest Bullhead which sits at the end of Main Street right by the lake even today.
I just had to add this bullhead story while it was fresh on my mind. I also have an aging revelation nearly every day. I never thought much about getting dressed, pants, shoes, etc. but lately it’s become very clear that I need to sit down to get dressed! What’s with that? Good grief, I hate getting old!
That’s all for today, Girls! I got delayed writing this because I started right in cleaning this morning. I’ll bet most of you had more fun on Memorial Day than I did. But now it’s done!