Last week was a good week, a fairly ordinary week. One day was lunch with very special friends for a birthday lunch. It was time for the trade-off of the Willow Tree figurine that I had received for my birthday. Gee, I'm going to miss seeing that on my bookcase for the next several months until it makes its way back to me.
Wednesday was lunch at a local tea room and the opportunity to make a few new friends at a BSF luncheon. That was fun and it's hard to believe that Bible Study Fellowship will be upon us in a month or so to study the Book of John.
So many things will be happening in the next couple of months. Our son and dil put their house up for sale. It sold in one day and the search was on for a new place for them. Our hopes were for them to move closer to us, but alas, it is not to be. Their hope is for us to move closer to them, but alas, so far it is not to be. DH is happy where we are and I don't want to disturb the peace by leaving the place of comfort for him.
They did find a nice home and all the action will now begin for them as far as moving, getting the new house ready and, surprise, surprise, adding a swimming pool! I think I foresee that our babysitting in the summertime for us will be at their house!! In the meantime, while they are progressing with all the work, we will be doing our share by keeping the kids!
Speaking of kids, they came to be with us on Thursday. It was fun and, although a part of our plans had included swimming at Alice and Fred's pool, an unexpected thunderstorm moved in early Friday morning and so after making a quick trip to the donut shop, we sat out on the patio enjoying the rain. DH and I love a rainy day, but the kids got bored with it and went inside to play while the old folks sat out on the porch.
Before you know it, the winds kicked in and the rains were blowing every which way and so we ran to the door only to see these little toots had locked us out! Funny!
After a few minutes, they did let us in and Grandpa enjoyed watching the rain from inside.
We played games, air hockey, and found a few other ways to amuse ourselves until the rain stopped.
This was Jack's favorite find.
A puppy blanket with eyes on top that
glow in the dark.
He had to take me into the closet to prove it!
Kate also found a few fun things.
Our weekend and this week will be fairly quiet as they left yesterday for vacation. I think we will rest up for the most part since we will be seeing quite a bit of them in the future.
Tonight our friends will be coming here for dinner rather than our usual Monday night eating out and then coming here. I am cooking the Pioneer Woman's Oven brisket again. It was soooo good the last time. Tomorrow will be game day with Ladies of Grace and on Wednesday, DH has an Echocardiogram. Of course, I am praying for good results on that.
And, in closing today, I am posting a photo I saw online this morning. I just don't have any words to express the sadness over the horrible acts of evil and hate that are happening in our society.
May God be with and comfort the families of these heroes who gave their lives in service.