My weekend didn't quite go as planned. No lovely Amish auctions or antique-flea market finds to share, because I didn't end up doing those things after all. I spent Saturday with my family doing yardwork. (Funnnnnn.)
Matt's mower broke a few weeks ago and it took forever to get the part he needed. That 'forever' was filled with heat and rain, making the grass grow into an almost-hay-field. He ended up BORROWING a mower to mow our
It was hot. It was work. It was NOT antiquing.
Sunday, we went to my parents house for a picnic dinner and a fridge pickup. (We'll have an extra fridge now for Penny when she begins milking!) and we brought with us a small china cabinet too. The china cabinet was Dad's present to Mom on their first Christmas together, back in their dirt poor days. It cost him $50.00 which took two paychecks to pay off. Mom didn't have any room for it in her house and asked all the kids if they might want it and no one did- except me. It is just one of those things that MEAN something, ya know?
The kids found a wounded cowbird. Corynn was shocked when she discovered my ponytail sometimes curls corkscrew-like, just like hers. I filled rooms with flowers. A window-guy came to measure windows so we can replace FIVE by winter- including the ones in the childrens' rooms which are presently boarded up for safety-sake. (That was too long in coming.) I changed the sheets on the beds. I ground wheatberries. I sorted through closets and did laundry and packed things away. We ate the first watermelon of the summer. Adele' found a playmate at the park. Judah discovered the joy of JohnDeere four-wheeler rides at Nanny and Poppy's house. (They have the best toys ever.) And the huckleberries are coming on again! I bet you can guess what we will be doing the next couple of weeks....