Enjoy your day, sweeties!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Had a massive muscle spasm in my lower back this morning, before starting the kids on their lessons. We did watch two lectures in Robert Brier's The History of Ancient Egypt (I've never been all that keen on Egypt, but this may be my all-time favorite Teaching Company series!), but the rest of the day I spent pretty much like this....
(thank you, Travis!)
or sleeping. I don't know how much of their work the kids did. I did watch them in the pool for a while, gritting my teeth and feeling noble.
The kids have been doing Vacation Bible School with the Baptists Next Door this week. (They don't have Bible School in the fire truck. The fire truck ride around the neighborhood is just a tradition at the kick-off event, which this year also featured pizza instead of hot dogs!)
Posted by Melora at 8:55 PM
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Today was our yearly church picnic (following the service) at the beautiful farm of a member of the congregation. Her house is on a hilltop, and her gardens, despite the long winter we had, were gorgeous!
We had a guest preacher (I overheard that he is a "preacher" instead of a "priest" because he was never ordained, but instead teaches theology), Scott Bader-Saye, who gave an absolutely marvelous sermon based on today's gospel reading, Luke 12:22-34. He's a school chum of our priest, and I've had his book, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear, on my Amazon list, but now I've moved it up the list to "really want to read soon." Really inspiring stuff.
You can just see how much Ed and the kids love it when I take pictures of them eating, can't you?
I wish I could remember what this shrub was called. It has beautiful purple flowers.
Spirea. I want it.
And her peonies were absolutely glorious!
The ball game. Travis played astonishingly well, given his experience with sports. He hit the ball well, ran in the right direction, .... all that stuff!
Katie declined to play ball this year. But she made herself charming in the kitchen, so all was forgiven.
And my flowers do not belong in the same post as Frances's, but my hydrangeas are blooming, and, even amid the weeds and lack of mulch, I love them!
Posted by Melora at 4:28 PM
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Katie making rolls.
Katie carrying salads.
Several weeks ago the church held a rummage sale, and these mirrors were among the things that didn't sell and were still in the fellowship hall looking for homes. I had expressed an opinion about them, but the Lord of the Manor made an executive decision when he found he could get them both for the five dollars he had in his pocket. Harry approves!
Our fat cat....
Today, after lunch, we went to Stone Mountain. It was a bit chilly but very lovely.
Travis, working on getting to the sliding part of the falls. We've had a lot of rain lately, and Widow Falls was running faster and deeper than I've ever seen it. The air around was full of spray, and the water was absolutely icy!
Gold! (not really) Katie found lots of pretty rocks and shared them with me.
My poor frozen child trying to defrost in the sun.
Katie. Under the falls.
And the rhododendrons are in bloom! Absolutely beautiful.
And, obviously, ice cream!
Ed takes such artistic pictures!
Posted by Melora at 7:13 PM