12 September 2006

Plum Crazy

The plums were so thick on the trees this year that their weight broke a branch off. Too bad we don't eat them. They're thick on the ground too. I've been scooping them up with a dust pan to dump in the garbage.

11 September 2006

Back From Providence

Oh the amount of catching up to be done after a few days away from home. Sure puts blogging on the back burner. It was a hectic couple of days, but, Number One Sunbeam is successfully moved into her apartment and embarked on a graduate degree-it was accomplished quickly only due to the assistance of my dear sisters (that includes Jackie, of course, and Helene) and the big bro. The Mama Bird drove all the way down from Maine. She said it was an ADVENTURE. (Yeah, it was that, for sure.) We took a little time to relax on Dave's boat and then his DD Sarah had the GREAT idea of going to the Somerset creamery for ice cream. I highly recommend the Cranberry Bog flavor for any who get a chance to go there. The pics are: The Sis, the Sunbeam, and the Sarah cousin at the creamery, and, one of the trolleys that are part of the public transportation system in Providence.

05 September 2006

"Labor" Day

We waited until the crowds thinned out and then took the grandniece and nephews for some fun in the sun. I didn't expect to enjoy it for a couple reasons: a little worn out from spending the night hovering over Halmoni in the hospital, never much cared for motorized boats (although under certain conditions the sea-doo can be a pleasant experience), and, watching over that many kids who can't swim is a bit of a handful. But, they loved it so much it was totally worth it. In the pic I was trying to get them to pose. NOT! The three year old is in front. He never wanted to get off. He wanted to drive the thing! The 6 yr old was too scared to sit anywhere except in the middle. But didn't seem concerned about the possibility that his younger sister might fall off sitting in the back. And, the 5 yr old was pouting because she wanted to be in the front. But, when I DID let her in the front, she kept grabbing the gas lever to make it go "faster Weh-su-mo, faster!"