Here's my stack n grow all in bloom. As you can see, I've had a little help in planting this. There's a very tall flower growing in the back. A sunflower......planted by my constant "helper" in the garden...... my little friend the chipmunk. I know that he's the same one who visits everyday, by his behavior. Joe's not crazy about him, but I love to watch him...as he scurries around while I garden.
The sunflower is about to open...so another picture soon.
Our weekend began with Sat. night Mass. Then a couple, who are friends, wanted us to go to White Pines for dinner. This is a favorite spot of mine...all woodsy and so beautiful. It was such beautiful night and a wedding was going on next to the little restaurant. We could hear music in the dining room and looking out the window, we had a bird's eye view of the fun they were having. In our dining room, a birthday party was going on. It was for a woman who turned 100 yrs old that day. She was there with family members and a few former students of hers, when she was a teacher. Her son came over to our table and brought some cake to share. I went over to wish her a Happy Birthday and mentioned that I would imagine that she was tired after celebrating all day. She said no, that she was enjoying herself, but would be able to sleep well that night. She was a lovely woman...dressed in a simple flowered cotton dress and wearing a beautiful corsage.
We ordered our food. Joe had a steak, Jeanine had chicken breast over rice pilaf, her husband had ribs, and I had salmon. Our food was excellent. My salmon....moist and grilled to perfection.
Sunday found us not wanting much food. We decided to drive to Crystal Lake to see Joe's son and his partner. She fell down some stairs at work and broke one leg and badly sprained the other. There she sat, one leg in a cast and the other in an inflated boot. She can't put any pressure on the one leg and very little on the other. I felt so sorry for her...I put myself in her position and wondered if I could handle it as well as she is. She has needed help with everything, but now she is learning how to live with this. Dan is making her situation as good as it can be...by being patient, cooking, cleaning, his job, and catering to most every need. I know that she will come out of this OK, because she is a strong woman. But sometimes even strong women need some tender loving care..
I got word on Friday, that grandson Collin has Lyme disease. They caught it right away and started antibiotics. He's just got the rash and no other symptoms. The tick bite is very easy to identify....a huge red swelling with a red ring around it. He's such an outdoors kid....his dad joked that they were going to get him a flea and tick collar.
Well, here we are on Monday....going to get hot and humid. I have things done around the garden and all I have to do is water the containers. The house is in order and we will eat a light meal later today.
Have a nice day where ever you are...