Monday, June 29, 2009

The Day After

The day after you come home from vacation is just as crazy as the day before you get ready to go. Add to that a trip to the dentist and you have all the ingredients for a crazy, busy day.

Ordered new phones for Ross & Cam, since Ross's dropped in the Atlantic Ocean. Cam's is just a hunk of junk and needs replacing. Did that. Got the car washed because it was nasty. About a hundred large bugs met their maker via my windshield. And the winshield on the inside was pretty dirty too, thanks to my ten little toes. I like to prop my feet on the dash and it left footprints on the glass. Not so cute. Went to the bank and had to get a pedicure. The sun, sand and saltwater do not agree with my skin. My feet felt like sandpaper. They're baby bottom soft now. (Well, sort of.)

Then went to the dentist and got good and bad news. Mostly good though. I'm not going to have to have the dreaded dental implant. Yay! But. . . I have two crowns that are going to need replacing in the near future.

When I got home yesterday, I had the most pleasant surprises waiting on me. My sweet Auntie Brenda, who had housesat for me while we were gone, had left my house looking so nice and neat. All my flowers were well nourished and the animals were so happy! I think Bandit was looking for her last night. She had also made a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup and left it in the fridge. My boys were soooo happy! They've been eating it for every meal since. Thank you so much, Brenda. You are a doll!

She had even put my mail in folders with the days of the week on them. That was so thoughtful and so much better than just a big pile of mail.
It is very hot and dry here. It's as if Mother Nature has just turned off the faucet. There is no rain at all. With the high temps during the day, watering the garden just isn't enough. We need rain!
I've been bragging on Jeff's garden and we are still getting cucumbers and squash. Tomatoes will probably be ready by the weekend. How I love a fresh tomato sandwich on soft white bread, little mayo, little salt and lots of pepper! Heavenly.
When we got home, Brenda told me about this cucumber that she saw and thought I'd like to make a picture of it. I'm so glad she did. I haven't seen one do this before.
It was growing through the fence and the end of it had cut itself off from the rest of the cucumber. It was really strange looking. Sort of a lap band for cucumbers. It was amazing to me. Guess maybe it doesn't take much to amaze me these days.
That's about all I have for today. It's good to be back home. I love this picture of Eli at the pool. Now that's how you lay in the sun.
Till tomorrow, stay cool!


Anonymous said...

I might go out of town more often if I had that to come back to! Glad you had a good time!

Cindy Lou said...

I am so glad you are home and that you got to come home to a doublegranny clean house!! Its wonderful isn't it!! When we came home she had ribs cooked for us!! She is the BEST!! We sure missed you and your blogging, remember I am off this week! Love you lots!!!

doublegranny said...

Thank you Kelly for such nice comments. Your footsteps are pretty hard to walk in. I had a wonderful time and thanks for everything!!!!!

Theresa said...

Great pictures! I know Brenda kept things in order for you, she's a keeper! We are starting Day 2:) Love you!