Well, I’d like to say we have slowed down, but I can’t. We have been busy completing projects around here. We had alot to do to get our house and yard ready for our 4th of July party we always have.
This is one that we are proud of, I know dear hubby is. He worked on this for days just a little at a time. He first started by taking up our old flower bed borders. We went to Lowe’s to get our blocks to match the look we wanted. He removed our old borders and scalloped the ground and laid the stones. This is before and after. We loved the way it turned out. We took all the old mulch and moved it to some more flower beds we are going to make.
We just have to figure out now what we want to plant in those. I think we are going to replant our gardenia bushes because they don’t seem to be doing well where they are. Then I think we planned on some small rose bushes. My sweetheart loves his rose bushes mostly so he can cut me some any time he wants to.
My momma gave me some elephant ears and I put some in various flower beds.
My other flower beds are doing great. I love the splash of color.
I spent a week scrubbing down my house. Just when we get the outside caught up, the inside gets behind. I can’t seem to catch up. I always want my house to be clean not just everyday but especially when we have company. And when you throw a party, that’s alot of people. My sweetheart loves to entertain and cook for a crowd and that’s just what he did for the 4th. I made all the sides and desserts.
I am very proud of these desserts. I made a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream icing, then added the berries. But, Oh, this Rolo Cheesecake!!!!!! It was the first to go.
We had a very good time. Everyone enjoyed themselves and went home with full bellies and probably sore due to all the games we played.
I grabbed my momma one day and we took the girls to the Memphis Botanical Gardens and Bass Pro. She has always wanted to see Bass Pro and I’ve been wanting to go to the Gardens.
- Another day we loaded up and went to her house. She had eye surgery and had to hold off on driving. We just ate lunch and let the girls swim.
- Poppie sure is enjoying his time with his girls. Dixon, tea party of three.
I have to admit I have too. I let Atleigh help make pizzas one night, she did awesome
We double dated with Dallas and Briley one night. He splurged and bought their own dinner. And they danced a little.
There have been days I just could not do anything. I have had a cold since May, and I can’t seem to shake it. I did not know a human could produce so much mucus. I have blowed til I have a soar on my nose. I have coughed my head off. I think its getting better. Dear hubby knew the weeds in my garden were driving me crazy so, bless him, he tilled for me. Then they got busy mowing.
I celebrated my 48th bday. I am so blessed to have another year.
Dallas got to finally take his driving test and he passed. We let him use his truck to take it in and dad went with him. Dad had never been a passenger when teaching our kids to drive. I taught our kids to drive and was the acting Guinea pig. He has been riding around with him lately to see how he does and he has to feel comfortable with knowing he drives good before we just set him free driving. Rules will be the same with him as with our oldest when he started out. We let him make little short trips like to the store down the road, to nannys house and brothers house. We track him GPS too.
School has been delayed three weeks due to some work not being completed on one school in the county so all schools will be delayed so the county can be on the same schedule. I am so glad. I hate when they changed things a decade ago and made them start going back in August. We didn’t have to go back until middle of September. Geez, these kids get no break. I am glad to be getting more time. There are some more things we want to do. I hate it when I hear a parent say they can’t wait until school starts back so the kids will be out of their hair. I love being with my kids. Then parents complain they are eating them out of house and home during the summer. Well, you have to feed them the rest of the year, so why not summer break. That opens up a soap box for me.
I’ve got dr appointments lined up. I have an irregular heart beat and palpitations so they are doing some tests on my ticker to make sure nothing is mechanically wrong. We have to figure out what is causing it and why I get so lightheaded and dizzy and have brain fog sometimes. I also have shortness of breath. I don’t think anything is wrong with my heart so I’m not worried. But I can’t live with being light headed and dizzy. They hooked me up to a heart monitor. What I hate is, I can’t shower, sweat or swim. I have to be clean, I can’t stand it. Good thing I’m getting it off tomorrow. This tape has itched me to death and I have hung myself on every door and cabinet knob.
We got two cases of peaches in and I had 8 qts of peaches and 4 cups of juice. One box is mommas and she yielded two gallons of peaches for jelly.
I hope everyone enjoys their day. As for me, this ole gal is going to bed.