I am dying to do some blogging, so instead of trying to do a long few, I am going to do several short and fast ones. The first thing I am going to blog is my mom....
You would hardly know that my poor mother had broken a bone in her neck just a few months ago. Wow. She is a tough woman, so resilient, stubborn and yet sweet. I hope to have some of those sorts of traits when I get to be her age and older. Unfortunately, I think I will have a potty mouth, which my mother decidedly does not have. :D
|My awesome SIL- Darlene with mom and Ella|
So, this was part of my weekend, sandwiched in between babysitting Ella and going to Chicago, which I will hit later in the day!
Like I said yesterday, it has been a wonderful June!
A real joy in so many ways
To go along with my mom, I have to say on the way to Chicago I had to drive right by the farm. I was very very agitated all morning thinking about it, which I didn't realize until I started driving, and so I forced myself to look. I hadn't planned to look for at least a year, but my need to travel overruled my basic "headinthesand" urges and instincts. It was horrible. But on the way home I allowed myself to really look and come to terms with the end of that part of my life. EVERYTHING is gone except for the metal building that can hold the farm equipment. The silos, the green half round shed, the trees.... It is surprising and shocking, but I think it is better that it is all wiped clean and almost unrecognizable.
And I did not take a picture