Me, My Family

Sunshine on my shoulders….

I feel like it was just a week or two ago where I was on here complaining about the cold temperatures.  For weeks we had been stuck in grey skies, winds that felt like they would never end and damp chilly air.

Well, happy days are here again!  We seem to have jumped from winter right into summer and enjoyed an 83 degree day today with bright beautiful sun shine and perfect blue skies.  To make it even better, tomorrow looks to be a repeat and yesterday was almost as great!  A local news station does a little rating with the weather and today was awarded a perfect 10, something I had never seen.  I fully concur!

I have spent hours outside cleaning up the yard, pruning bushes and mulching.  As Frank and I get older this Spring clean up takes a little longer and causes more aches and pains but I still love it!  To me it is part of the pride of home ownership.  There is no race on getting it finished and I will be back at it tomorrow.  I enjoy spending time in the yard and am perfectly willing to put in the time and effort to make it the way we like!

In a few weeks we will be able to plant our veggie garden.  This is something that the girls and I do together.  I enjoy watching them as we watch the plants mature.  They take it very serious fully understanding that the care given to those little plants produce wonderful vegetables that we enjoy for months.  We grow so many cherry tomatoes that through the summer months we always have a bowl full left on the island for all day snacking. Last summer my beautiful little girls had to handle most of the harvesting themselves since I was recovering. Although they did a wonderful job,  I look forward to being fully involved this year! The area is prepped and ready, we even expanded again this year.

A harvest from last season
A harvest from last season

The weekend looks to be heading back into the 50’s.  I am sure that will feel really cold after these few days.  Until then, I will fully enjoy every ray of sun I can!

Pre-op Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

What a beautiful weekend

We are now inside the 45 day window for the prophylactic mastectomy.  ON one hand still a long way off yet on the other when I think about all that has happened the time has flown! I have been scrubbing the house from top to bottom.  I hate spring cleaning but do love to look through a newly cleaned window. Funny how impending surgery can result in the house probably being cleaner than it has been in years!

And what a time to clean windows since the weather this weekend has been awesome!  Blue skies, mid 70’s, sun and birds chirping.  I have been able to open windows to let  the house air out, love it!   I can’t believe that this is the forecast for the entire weekend! We put the heater on the pool on yesterday so today may be the first swim for the girls who of course are totally excited!

One last climate comment, The Bailey’s have finally broken the terrible weather streak!!!!! Megan’s communion was yesterday and it was gorgeous! As I have stated in other posts, we are so known for terrible rains etc it was very nice to be able to break that streak!

The Communion was beautiful.  It was a long day, Megan’s hair appointment at 8am, communion service at 10:30 party at 1 pm then some friends and family back to the house afterward. Megan looked so beautiful!  Like a little angel. The service itself was long.  It was amusing watching the kids in their new dresses and suits dance in the aisles trying hard to sit still. It was equally amusing watching the faces as they had the first taste of the host. They practiced with ice cream cones..not exactly the same  :-).

The party was wonderful! We had a DJ for the kids who seemed to be a big hit.  Lots of smile, no tears or whining so a huge hit in my book!  It was nice to see everyone and hope they all had as nice a time as we did!

I am grateful for so many things but to sum it up:

  • Beautiful weather
  • Beautiful Family
  • Great times with friends and family