THE GARDEN ----
Usually by the middle of August in our dry, arid climate, our garden is looking a little weary. We've had more rain and cool weather; so things are still looking good!
In the vegetable garden, the lettuce, beans, and peas are finished, but Bob is harvesting zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, blackberries -- and the Halloween pumpkins are growing.
That's not all that's growing ---
THE CUTIE ----
That would be our grandson, Wyatt. He has grown 3 inches this summer, and is now taller than I am. He spent 8 weeks involved in recreation-district track and field. I love watching him run the hurdles. How does he do that? I was so uncoordinated as a child! He has also spent three mornings a week at the high school lifting weights with the big boys. In our small community, that's a 'Rite of Passage' for boys -- all in preparation for 7th grade football.
Every Friday this summer, he has spent the day with Bob and I. He mows the yard, helps Bob with the garden, and they do their favorite activity of putzing in the garage.
This kid also loves to cook, so this past week he and I had some kitchen time together.
THE BEAUTY ----
a.k.a. Caitlin, our favorite (only) granddaughter. This is her second summer working for a local rafting company. Conditions and business for rafting have been good this summer, so she has gotten lots of hours. I've hardly seen her. On her one day off a week, boyfriend-time cuts into Grammy-time!
She has decided, though, that she wants me to take her senior pictures. So, on her day off last week, we spent the whole day together. In the morning, we went out for Photo Shoot #1; then in the afternoon, we shopped. We have more photo shoots planned - more outfits, more locations.
This girl and the camera do play well together.
|"I'm off to see the wizard!" "What's that wire thingy up there?"|
After taking care of both kids as preschoolers all day, every day way back when, and now this -- I'm having a hard time and experiencing pre-empty-nest syndrome. It's almost worse than when my own children flew the nest.
I have to tell myself, "It's all good."
(Just don't fly away too soon.)
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It's Overflowing for Share Your Creativity
Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Tuesday
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesdays
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Imparting Grace for Grace at Home Thursday
Nancherrow for Fridays Unfolded
Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday