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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The rain is a hot topic around here, especially since everything is full, out of it's bed or just plain flooded. So my grand daughter, she is four, told me on Saturday when she spend the day with me.... "Oma, it's gonna rain tonight. One more time Oma, after it gets dark, and then it's all done. But if it rains some more after that ,you just call me and I come and sit with you. But then we are done with the rain." Bless her heart. Well, it did rain that night and the next day and the next.... and all the way through the next weekend it's forecasted. But everything is full, run over and saturated, so I just don't know... and they are evacuating people from their homes in the next county over... so, I really think we had enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, my grand daughter spent the day on Saturday and we baked. I measured everything out in little bowls, and placed them for her on the table. It was her job to put it all together and make the dough. She had to identify the right ingredient and place it in her bowl and mix it all into dough. We baked chocolate chip oatmeal bars, and made pizzelles. She did really great and then she had to wash and clean her dishes. She loved that. She told me on the phone before she came that she was going to help me and I needed to have things for her to help me. So I did. I took her shopping and she again did it all, I only told her what was on the list. She is four, so she doesn't read yet. She placed it all on the belt at the register and then helped bag it up and replace it in the cart. When she was done she went around the register and walked to the candy display. She said that she worked real good and was a good listener, so she deserved a candy. I gave her a $1 and she bought herself some skittles. What a kid. We had a lot of fun and played and even worked in the garden for a bit. Then she took her nap and after we read some books together. That is her favorite activity. I don't know why parents can't find the time to read to their kids... anymore. ... Or is it just her parents? Where did I go wrong.

My garden is waterlogged and everything is green and out of its beds.... just not much fruit yet. the spaghetti squash climbed the trellis and is now about 8 1/2 feet tall, but nothing but flowers yet. I need some sunshine. I need to mow the lawn and I need to trim the edges and I need to weed the roses, it's washing my dirt away. I planted some new stuff in the front.... I need more rocks. It was raining so much yesterday, and we didn't give the worms enough food so they tried to escape. So that also needed to get fixed. So many little things around here and so much silly stuff, but it needs to be done. i went grocery shopping and discovered they had a case sale. So I got lucky on some things we use all the time. With the weather the internet is been real spotty the past few days, so today our provider called and offered us a better deal with much more speed. Let's see how it goes. We are looking forward to better speed, and been asking them about it for years. Finally!
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  • TEXASTRANQUIL
    Sounds like you had a slice of heaven amongst all this weather stuff. Congrats and enjoy all that you can get.

    I have the same thing going on here. Garden too saturated, some tomato plants are dying off because of too much water. Eggplants, squash and beans doing good though.

    I could mow every 3 days right now, if the rain would let me.

    Hope your new internet plan works better for you!!

    I got storms headed this way and will have to turn off the PC shortly.
    1698 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    I LOVE what you're doing with your granddaughter - finding ways for her to be involved in helping, from picking things up at the store to mixing and cleaning. You're not just giving her precious memories of your time together. You're also helping her recognize what it takes to accomplish things; the planning, putting it together, and cleaning up afterward translates into a LOT of what we do on a daily basis!
    1699 days ago
  • KAMELIA71
    The memories you planting with you granddaughter are more valuable than anything in the world. I had no idea all the time I spent with my Grandma was my real education but she's been gone 20 years now and I still hear her lessons all the time.
    1699 days ago
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