Over the weekend I have had fun with my girls.
Sunday was church and it was just us.
After church, we ate lunch and took a much needed nap. They still have allergies from all the pollen right now and they are still stuffy and coughing. If I have wiped their noses once, I’ve wiped them 100 times.
After nap, we just had a little camera fun.
Saturday, I went to a local nursery and picked up another climbing rose bush and two clemantis vines. One of our rose bushes we have on our arbor did not make it and we are having to replace it. I have always wanted clemantis vines and was going to plant some last year on my bird feeding station, but missed them when they were in season, so I got them in time this year. Now, let’s see if I can grow them as good as my momma does. I got them transplanted today.
I am so excited that everything is blooming around here. It has been a dreary winter and the colors are awesome. I am cutting me some fresh flowers for our table too. They smell wonderful.
The herbs that the girls and I planted are doing fine. There is Thyme, Rosemary, Cilantro, Basil, Oregano, Parsley, Chives, Dill, Lavender, and Sage.
Years later I’m still finding little army men in my garden.
This little buddy worked hard today. She helped me pick some spinach that her and Poppie planted together and we hung up some Nite Guards to help deter deer and we also sprayed our broccoli plants with peppermint oil in a spray bottle with some water. They are sprouting back after the deer ate most of them down. Deer do not like mint of any kind. Ha Ha boogers. She also helped me clean the bathroom this morning. I know there is nothing you can’t teach a child. They love to copy cat what you are doing and they love to learn and try new things. Her work will not go unnoticed and she will be rewarded.
Trying to teach them to weed the flower beds, but they would rather play with the cat
Dakota has decided they are going to only do a couple more fences then he is going to stop for a while if not all together. He has been killing himself trying to work a full time job and then coming home and working another. It was taking him away from his family and they were not having any time together. Not to mention, he was coming home irritable and cranky and you know what that means. You kind of take it out on your family. He knows this is for the best. I am so glad because I saw this coming but what do you say to them when they are so determined. They were trying to buy a house and everything was just not falling into place. I kept telling them that if things were not falling into place so easy, maybe it was not meant to be yet, and that God was saying the timing was not right. Dakota was so determined to provide for his family and wanted this house so bad. He was getting so stressed out and it was consuming him. Finally, Jossie told him to forget the house, she didn’t like seeing him stressed and she was stressing too. I reassured them that its not that God doesn’t want them to have anything or succeed in life, its’s just not the right timing. If it was, everything would have fell into place and went smoothly. When it is their time, God will make it happen. They decided to drop the house situation for now and they have been so much happier. They feel as though a big burden has been lifted and I can see it and sense it. I am so happy because I was praying so hard for them. Then Jossie has some trials of her own. She is very upset that she didn’t pass this semester. She said she should have never changed her major. After about 3 mths of being into the semester she realized she did not like the major she changed to and she did not like the classes but she was determined to finish. Well, life happens like having two under two and can’t find time to get homework done or study. She signed up for too many classes and got overwhelmed and she got very far behind. Trying to work a part time job too was not helping. She talked to her counselor and told her she would not be able to finish the semester and she would not change her major again. She is going to stick with dentistry. I started praying about this situation too. She had some decisions to make too. Her and Dakota were like two ships passing in the wind at night and did not get to hardly see each other or the girls and have any family time. She was getting depressed that I got to spend more time with the girls than she did. She has made the decision to take a year off of school. She was getting burnt out too. She is so worried that she will not want to go back, but I told her I didn’t think that would happen because she is determined to make something of herself and have a good career. She has also put in her two week notice at her part time job. She only has two more nights to go. She has however got a full time job and is just going to enjoy a change of pace for a bit. They are both doing good. Now they are back to having their evenings and weekends together as a family.
I’m glad they saw the problems and were able to realize that they needed to talk and fix them. That’s what couples do. They realized they needed to do what was best for their little family and make some changes. I’m glad we have taught our kids something that they can take out into the world with them and remember what they have been taught and put that advice to use. Raising your kids is not over when they move out on their own. They still need you sometimes to just ask for your advice or opinion on something. Be sure to teach them life lessons that they will take with them into the world.
Dallas is doing fine in school. Our last day is May 20th and I can’t wait.
Dear hubby does not have much longer on this job and he plans to take the summer off and we are going to spend all the time together we can and have fun this summer.
It’s time for me to sign off. I have plopped my rear end in my comfy chair and I’m not moving the rest of the night.
Cya’ll and God Bless.