Last week my daughter Karmyn received the radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer. It was of course precautionary. She has been doing very well this week and we are all breathing easier and giving thanks.
My week was easier than hers...staying with the kids. I reminded Jammin and Buttercup to practice the piano and the Caboose to go potty. (When you are three it is so easy to play too long!) We went to the park one day and visited the Hasty Freeze for shakes on another day. And we pulled out my watercolors and played at being artsy another afternoon. They still missed their mama very much. Every night I woke up with at least one extra head on the other pillow.
The drive home on Saturday was spectacular in its presentations of blues, greens, and browns. The sun was bright and the prevailing wind pushed me along the gorge. An osprey surprised me when it flew along side and then in front of me with a wiggly fish held tight in its talons. Many other birds of prey were soaring on the updrafts. The wind surfers decorated the water with sailing colors while motorcyclists were out in force heading east and west . Closer to home there were golden pyramids forming along side the grain elevators. On arrival home, the valley was hazy from fire in a wheat field on the mountainside.
We've had two birthdays this month. Z-bub turned six and the Dinkum turned four. Here he is with his new Green Lantern mask and birthday cake around his mouth. The mask completely changes his looks. (Cell phone shot!)
After the weather fairy left that cool spell behind, the days have been beautiful. Some in the 90s. If we've edged over the 100 spot on the thermometer, it was brief. There were some positive effects of the weather - like the bleeding hearts still blooming in early August. But there have been negatives too. Some of our ornamental grasses didn't prosper. We had that very late frost mentioned in a previous post that killed the roses and damaged our honey suckle and other flowering bushes. Sometimes I think people who decorate with colored rock have the better idea.
Give me kudos for grabbing my camera before the newlyweds hopped back into their car and took off from the rest stop.
I haven't done any Tailgating for months!
I had to edit this post from my computer. Just don't have the knack and talent to get it all correct with that tiny Droid keyboard.
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