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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!