My goodness, I just kind of...faded there, didn't I? Or, are you like me these days (BUSY) and didn't really notice?
Me neither- here I am Saturday night, and I haven't said bumpkuss in days!
My grandma is sick. My grandpa is sick. (My dad's parents.) They're in and out of the hospitals more than usual lately. It's kind of been all-consuming in an always-on-the-back-of-my-mind, and updates-daily kind of way. So pretty much always actively thinking or passively ruminating. Grandma turns 80 tomorrow, and I found out this morning we're all invited down for a birthday party- yeah! Depending on how things go, and where we meet, and how many people are there, we might get to see her for half an hour, or it might be all afternoon. Since it's a 7-hour round-trip car ride with two small children on a Sunday (we'll see how my sanity is doing after 7 hours of listening to classical and Mo-Tab) I'm hoping we can have a nice visit :o) Anyways, I could talk for miles on this subject.
I'm up to my ears in garden planning, too. We're still busily moving our front yard to the back yard, wheelbarrow-load by wheelbarrow-load. We made HUGE progress today, with 2 extra Strong Men helping. (Is that Strong Men that are extra, or Men that are Extra Strong? Yes? Both?) Big, big thanks to Dad and my brother for helping out! I'm pretty sure we owe you something a little more awesome than barbecued polish dogs (that YOU provided), although it WAS a tasty dinner. Man. Am I lucky, or what? We're to the point in this project where the little girl in my head is yelling- I didn't mean it! Put it all back! Hit undo! This will never end, this will never work! I don't need gardening space, I can't possibly keep them alive! But, inner hysterics notwithstanding, Wonder Daddy continually assures me that it will be great, he has a plan, and everything will be FINE. What if the sun never shines there? What if it all comes crashing down? What if the slugs eat EVERYTHING, and our neighbor's dog tramples the rest? If you want to see more about what we're planting this year (and it's a BIG list) I talk about it at DIY Mama.
I heard back from the talent show gals- I'm in, with one song, with an accompanist please. I'm excited that my mom agreed to accompany me- we haven't performed together in years. She's a genius at reading chords and making up an accompaniment, which I'm excited about. Most showtune accompaniment is just the melody plus chords, and it's so distracting to have the piano playing my notes! (Especially if I decide to mess around with them.) So we'll do "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, nice and bluesy and slow. With everything else going on, this hasn't seemed quite the Big Deal it did back in February when I auditioned, but I'm excited and it will be fun.
I looked around the house today and realized there are a few projects we've done that I haven't shown you- oops! Watch for updates on those :)