Thanks to everyone for your condolences. We’ve been doing pretty well, considering. This week is all about flowers – as you might imagine since it’s June & we’ve spent part of the week in North Carolina.
Sunday, June 19th
We got Father’s Day carnations at church today. I was glad to think of my father while I carried it around (um, not that I stopped thinking about him when I sat it down. Although of course I don’t think about him all the time. I’m shutting up now.)
The daisies are blooming pretty well now. They make me smile.
Monday, June 20th
We still think it’s hilarious that we have a red-wing blackbird that visits our yard.
And the woodpecker feeder attracts more than just woodpeckers.
The Tax Time Pig is honoring fathers this week.
These flowers are at the Tax Time Pig’s house – gorgeous!
Tuesday, June 21st
Dr. M has been laughing at this sign that went up shortly after our really bad hailstorm in May. Clever marketing, I think.
He passes this yard every now & then. It’s like that old poem, “back to back they faced each other, drew their swords & shot one another!” Or is that just me?
Wednesday, June 22nd
The weekly squirrel was kind of keeping it on the down low this week.
Dr. M took this picture on his way to class. Love the yellow.
Thursday, June 23rd
Wednesday evening Dr. M received the call we’d been expecting that his mother had passed away. Thursday morning when I went out to my car I saw that one of our lilies had finally bloomed. It was such a sign of hope & life that it brought both of us to tears. And like the proud parents we are, we each took a ton of pictures of it.
The next morning this guy had bloomed too, but since it was 5:30 in the morning we didn’t get a picture.
Here is the State of the Bug – frazzled from trying on 5 different dresses to wear to the funeral.
Friday, June 24th
We made it to NC in time to go to the family viewing at the funeral home. There were some, um, interesting, family moments, but it was good to be with all of them for the most part. When we got back to my dad’s house I wandered around the yard taking pictures (yes, this is what I usually do down here).
Saturday, June 11th
The funeral was in the morning, and although we weren’t sure it would, everything went smoothly. The service was nice, with just a hint of honky tonk gospel (Dr. M’s mom was a southern gospel groupie). I think that Dr. M enjoyed talking to people he hadn’t seen in years. And we laid his mother to rest in the same cemetery that holds her parents. When we got home Dr. M was reminded that life just continues on no matter what. I’m glad I’m not trying to feed these guys!
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